Online Bingo Sites

bingo sitesIf you’re reading this, then chances are you’re looking to play bingo online. In the UK, online bingo is not only legal, but also closely regulated – meaning that, provided you play on a UK licensed bingo room, your money is safe and you can be sure that you’re getting a fair game.

As you may have realised though, there is a heck of a lot of choice when it comes to bingo sites, and picking the right one can be a confusing task. Below you’ll find a list of UK licensed bingo sites, along with detailed reviews written by avid and experienced bingo players to help you make up your mind. So have a browse, see which one takes your fancy, and get playing!

If you’re looking for something specific – such as a bingo website that accepts a particular payment method or operates on your favourite network, we have pages dedicated to these things.  And if it’s bonuses you’re after, you can see a giant list of offers here (we even have a few no deposit bonuses up for grabs too).

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Bingo Site Reviews

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Bingocams launched in 2011 with a rather unique product. They were one of the first sites to introduce bingo with webcams. Via their unique software you can see other players celebrate their wins, with added bonuses if you do.
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MrQ are an independent bingo site who make their own games, that's not all, they have a customer first approach with no wagering requirements ever and honest terms.
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Heart Bingo
This Pragmatic Play powered bingo site is owned and run by BetVictor, simply a great combination of exciting 95, 80, 75 and 30-ball games (including exclusives) combined with one of the most experienced brands in the industry
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BetVictor Bingo
BetVictor have launched bingo to add to their already massive list of products in a deal with Pragmatic Play, the new go to provider for bingo
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Showreel Bingo
If you are a big fan of film and the big screen then this is the bingo site for you. There are tons of themed games and great jackpots up for grabs.
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Bet365 Bingo
Calling all bingoheads! Bet365 offer bingo games through Virtue Fusion, as well as a wide range of sidegames and slots from NetEnt, Microgaming and many more.
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PlayOJO Bingo
PlayOJO are one of the more refreshing brands to launch bingo, they run Pragmatic Play games and are known for exceptional rewards for existing customers plus one of the biggest slots portfolios
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Paddy Power Bingo
Paddy Power Bingo has been operating since 2006 and runs as part of the massively popular Paddy Power brand. Get the luck of the Irish here with some amazing games and prizes.
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mFortune bingo and games were one of the first brands to pave the way for mobile gaming and bingo on the go. They were real trend setters when it came to tablet and mobile phone gaming apps, and they have helped move online bingo to a whole new level.
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Betfred Bingo
The Betfred brand bring you this vibrant bingo website jam packed with a huge variety of branded games with big prizes, and the capability to play up to 3 games at a time.
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Mecca Bingo
Mecca Bingo is one of the most trusted and well established online bingo sites in the country. The games are fantastic with huge payouts and bonuses available all year round.
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Sun Bingo
If you read the Sun you'll absolutely love Sun Bingo. There are linked promotions with the newspaper itself, plus exclusive games that won't found anywhere else.
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BGO Bingo
Expect exclusive games and bonuses, all wrapped up in a really professional and classy looking site.
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Bucky Bingo
Bucky Bingo is a fun and colourful site with fantastic classic bingo games and slots. Bucky the Horse takes you through the site, and the prizes on offer are fab all round.
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Dove Bingo
Dove Bingo belongs to the Jumpman Gaming network. There's lots of classic bingo and slots here, with friendly chat hosts and great bonuses.
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Barbados Bingo
This jumpman site brings sunny climes year round offering an array of 90, 80 & 75-ball bingo along with more slot games than you can shake a rum cocktail at. Great for free bingo & loyalty schemes too.
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Mirror Bingo
Mirror Bingo, originally established in 2008 and running on Playtech, was relaunched on the Jumpan Gaming network in 2020 and is effectively and new, and better, site.
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Zeus Bingo
Jumpman gaming have summoned the Greek God of Sky and Thunder with this release. Notable for the number of promotions they run for existing customers.
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Gala Bingo
With nearly 30 years experience in the bingo business, it's easy to see why players choose Gala. Find a massive selection of bingo in 40, 50, 75, 80 and 90-ball formats, plus a huge variety of fun slots too.
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888 Bingo
888 run their own in house proprietary software and network, Dragonfish, so if you want tailored high end games unavailable elsewhere this is a fantastic bingo site.
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Lucky Pence
Lucky pence doesn't guarantee to bring you luck but you can certainly get added value at this 888 operated site that boasts some of the biggest bonuses and weekly promotions you will find anywhere
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Unibet are one of the oldest and biggest bingo sites in the world, they are the premier brand of the Kindred group who also own the likes of Bingo.Com and so they know a thing or two about number games.
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Well the clue is in the name with this one, you don't call yourself if you are not serious about bingo. Owned by the Kindred group this is a site backed by serious resources with great games and offers.
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OK Bingo
One of the oldest branded bingo sites in the business themed around OK Magazine, initially on cyberbingo then Gtech and now re-launched again on the Jumpman bingo network
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Bonnie Bingo
Bonnie means 'pretty' or 'attractive' in Scotland and this site very much lives up to that description. A very glamorous new 888 site running dragonfish games.
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Moon Bingo
This platform arrived in 2009, and has been wowing players ever since. With it's sweet fairy theme, it's brimming with magical games and prizes.
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Betfair Bingo
Betfair are one of the biggest bingo operators in the world. They have experience, resources, and very regular high value promotions for their players.
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William Hill Bingo
William Hill are a bingo and gaming goliath. If you ever wanted one site for bingo, sport &, casino with a massive array of features and tools in all of them then pay William Hill Bingo a visit.
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Mr Spin Bingo
Operated on the InTouch network, Mr Spin provides an opportunity to play more independent themed games, plus they have a very good loyalty scheme available
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Independent Intouch network with bingo, casino and slots titles with an ability to deposit by phone bill feature. One of the best ways to play bingo on mobile.
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ExpressWins takes its name from the (in)famous national newspaper, The Daily Express, it has run bingo sites before but this is a brand new on operated by Jumpman Gaming resulting in better games and offers.
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Ted Bingo
One of the more recognisable themed brands, named after the rude but funny Ted films. Run by 888, therefore using the Dragonfish network, and the brand itself is licensed to Daub Alderney - makes a great combo
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888 Ladies
888 Ladies offers a feminine touch to the 888 brand. Find amazing games with a really friendly and social feel here. So much more than just a bingo site.
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City Bingo
City Bingo is a themed site from 888 with a theme focused around city hopping, which is exactly how it feels like when you jump between games and promotions, good fun, part of the dragonfish network
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Gossip Bingo
It's no secret that there are millions to be won here on the amazing games available at Gossip Bingo.
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Costa Bingo
One of the oldest and best sites on the Dragonfish network, lots of titles, low deposits, excellent customer care and famous in particular for large jackpots. You can guess the theme, sunny with blue skies
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Foxy Bingo
Set up back in 2005 Foxy has been through various owners and networks and is now owned by the Entain subsidiary Electraworks, formerly Cozy Games
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New Spins
One of the new style all rounder sites from Jumpman with an equal focus on Bingo and slots and jackpots, good promotions for existing customers too
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Cheeky Bingo
Cheeky Bingo has been around since 2006 and is now part of the Entain owned ElectraWorks network that was formerly Cozy Games, lots of resources and knowledge behind this brand
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Robin Hood Bingo
Play along here for big riches with Robin Hood and Maid Marion. This immersive platform is bright and fun with classic gaming and huge payouts.
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Pots Of Luck Bingo
Pots Of Luck were the first site on the Pragmatic Play network, owned by Nektan the brand has an obvious Irish luck theme and is a brilliant all-rounder
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Daily Record Bingo
Daily Record Bingo is the bingo site fronted by Scotland's biggest daily newspaper, similar to Mirror Bingo and others it provides games on Jumpman's own network plus addition Pragmatic Play times and a ton of slots too.
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Cash Arcade
Brilliant all round site from Jumpman featuring a huge array of slots as well as 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo provided in house & by Pragmatic Play
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StarWins is a new site based around the nations cheekiest newspaper, the Daily Star, it is operated by Jumpman Gaming and provides a huge amount of 75, 80 and 90 ball bingo daily.
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Fever Bingo
Jumpman Gaming site with a vibrant 1970's disco theme, great mix of 75 and 90 ball bingo alongside popular slot and instant win games. Excellent regular customer cashback deals too.
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Lucky Pants Bingo
Lucky Pants Bingo are a fun and quirky brand with the best name in the industry and a really modern feel. Play a fantastic selection of bingo and side games at this colourful site.
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Volcano Bingo
Red hot bingo rooms mixed with sizzling slots, this jumpman site on the 15 Network is designed to be explosive and has a different feel to other sites on the network
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Dinky Bingo
Tickety bingo is a 888 operated site with a very simple but vibrant selection of bingo and slot games, known for good offers and plenty of features as well as a large community
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Two Fat Ladies
Two Fat Ladies is an 888 site where it is easy to spot the theme, the two jolly fat ladies permeate the site that has a homely feel. The site is just about bingo and games, no distractions with sports or other nonsense
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Tickety Bingo
Tickety Bingo is a very modern site part of the dragonfish network. It manages to be sleek and stylish but very simple, putting the games and features in centre stage.
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Sailor Bingo
Ahoy me hearties, if you like a nautical feel this is the best bingo boat around, running dragonfish games on the Real Bingo Network, great for free tickets and spins.
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Umbingo launched as a Dragonfish site in early 2019 but did not perform too well, it has since been re-launched by Jumpman Gaming and is now a far superior site.
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Mint Bingo
Mint bingo is an 888 operated site that focuses purely on bingo, for those that don't like clutter this site is a breath of fresh air! With 12 rooms, daily free bingo and more.
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Rocket Bingo
This site will help you lift off with some special space themed bingo games. The jumpman site is different to other sites on the 15 network and is well stocked with features, payment options and promos.
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Celeb Bingo
Having been around since 2005 this is a site that knows its bingo, it has kept it simple too focusing on providing good bingo, instant win and jackpot games without becoming bloated and busy
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Tip Top Bingo
Tip Top is a Daub Alderney owned brand and runs on the Dragonfish network and this combination of two bingo giants means this site is well thought out and backed, lots of games & low deposit limits.
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Bingo Loft
Popular dragonfish site owned by 888, they are simple on the surface, which many people will like, but yet have a plethora of offers, payment methods and other features due to the heavy resources behind them
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Loony Bingo
Loony is another brand owned by Daub Alderney that operates using Dragonfish games, the joint venture between these companies has produced many great sites like Loony, that boat exceptional features and promos
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Coral Bingo
Coral Bingo is operated by the gigantic Entain company, and the site runs on the in-house ElectraWorks network. They offer exclusive games not found on other rooms on the network, including a great variation on 30-ball bingo.
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Pretty Wins
This is one of your more traditional sites for those that just want bingo games and slots. The theme is fairly obvious, shades of pink and lots of lips. Being a Jumpman sites the regular promos are very strong.
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Posh Bingo
This is the Victoria Beckham of bingo sites, operated by the 888 group and running on Dragonfish it has the ability to meet what a posh client might expect too, around since 2006 this is also a solid brand
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Ladbrokes Bingo
Ladbrokes are a gaming colossus. If you're after a site with tons of advanced gaming and features, high payouts, and a great variety of reliable banking options then look no further.
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Boyle Bingo
This site is brought to you by Boylesports, an independent and well known company from Ireland. If you're seeking the luck of the Irish, then here's your chance.
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Kitty Bingo
If you like cats, then you will love this furry feline themed site which runs on the Daub bingo software. Join the Kitty Club too for further rewards and prizes.
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Fabulous Bingo
Fabulous Bingo is stylish and sassy with excellent games and prizes. It's based on the magazine that comes with The Sun Newspaper, and the site has a really social feel.
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Lights Camera Bingo
Get yourself in the spotlight at Lights Camera Bingo. This site is simple and small with a very intimate feel.
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Silk Bingo
Silk Bingo is a classy site with excellent games, prizes and rewards. Delve into this silky smooth website for some seriously luxurious gaming.
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Polo Bingo
Polo Bingo is part of the Dragonfish network. This sassy and sophisticated site oozes class and the bonuses and prizes reflect that.
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Wink Bingo
Wink Bingo is a sophisticated site offering classic bingo games. You will also find over 500 popular slots titles here too.
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Tasty Bingo
This small site offers some intimate gaming and prizes with a mouth watering theme. The bingo is basic but perfect for beginners or those who love the classics.
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Red Bus Bingo
Red Bus Bingo offers a small and intimate London themed platform. All aboard the tourist bus for some great prizes and rewards.
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BBQ Bingo
The sun is always shining at BBQ Bingo. Get some fantastic sizzling deals on a great variety of 75 and 90-ball games.
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Beatle Bingo
Rock out every day here at this fun music themed bingo site. With games for everybody from beginners to bingo veterans, you're sure to find something to take your fancy.
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Bingo Ballroom
There's something for everyone here at Bingo Ballroom. Rumba your way through the site for big prizes and fun social games.
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Bingo Fabulous
Bingo Fabulous is a fresh and modern site, with a cute selection of 75 and 90-ball games plus a special bingo High 5 game too.
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Bingo Fling
If you like a bingo site that also hosts plenty of top class slots, then look no further than this colourful and bright site.
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Bingo Hearts
Hearts Bingo is a small and intimate friendly site with great bingo and fantastic prizes. Here, love really is all around.
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Bingo Street
This site is designed to create that friendly neighbourhood gaming vibe. Chat along with the Bingo Street community, and play a variety of classic bingo games with great prizes.
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Daisy Bingo
This petty floral site offers a ton of free bingo as well as great prizes and classic gaming.
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Elf Bingo
This fun themed site runs on the Jumpman Gaming network and offers a great variety of classic 75 and 90-ball games.
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Glorious Bingo
A small but quality site offering classic bingo, slots and casino games on the ever popular Dragonfish software.
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so bingo
This brightly coloured site runs on the popular Dragonfish network and offers tons of 75 and 90-ball games with fantastic bonuses and prizes.
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Spectra Bingo
Spectra Bingo has bingo jackpots of up to a million pounds, progressive slots and so much more.
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Sugar Bingo
Get your super sugar kick here at Sugar Bingo. Tons of mouth watering bonuses await.
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T-Rex Bingo
This fun Jurassic themed site is one of the newest offerings from the popular Dragonfish network. The bonuses are larger than life here.
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Viking Bingo
Sail away with this amazing Viking themed site from Jumpman Gaming and win big with some incredible bingo and slots.
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Fancy Bingo
Those that like their sites to just be about bingo will fancy playing here, it is simple and easy yet because it is 888 owned it has access to a suite of games and some of the best existing customer deals around
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Bringo Bingo
Bringo bingo is one of the more unique sites out there, themed around a kind of Saturday night game show. The site runs on dragonfish and s has access to a massive community, it is also high end for promos
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Sing Bingo
Whether you have Saturday Night Fever, fancy a Jam Session, think of yourself as a Disco Diva or like to stick around for the After Party then this 888 themed site has everything you ever need
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Spy Bingo
If you like your sites to just be simple and about bingo games only then you've Spied a good one here, one of the easiest to use and navigate portals there is but yet backed by 888 and Dragonfish
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Scary Bingo
This spooky site has a halloween theme, which is great if you are someone that likes scary things the whole year round. The site runs on the Dragonfish network and is simple but well resourced.
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Easter Bingo
An Egg-celent Easter themed site owned by 888 running dragonfish games. Particularly good for providing player with egg-tras that make regular players happy bunnies.
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Snowy Bingo
This winter themed site from 888 (dragonfish network) delivers all year round, whether its cold outside or you need a break from the heat, with a massive selection of 90 ball, 75 ball and 5-line bingo
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Jingle Bingo
Bingo sites are not just for Christmas! Jingle bingo delivers a festive atmosphere all year round, with a simple focus on good bingo games, if you are someone that keeps your decorations up until March you will love it
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Crystal Slots
With jewels everywhere and a Tetris like look this site from Jumpman launched in 2020 features bingo games from the 15 network along with over 800 slots and jackpots, a perfect option if you like to play both.
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How Does Online Bingo Work?

helpIt’s true that bingo is one of the many online games which has seen its popularity surge over the past few years, but there’s a lot more to consider and understand when getting involved and actually playing it.

Participating in a game at a land-based bingo hall simply requires you to show up, buy tickets, and then sit and wait for numbers to be called out before marking them off. There is usually plenty of time to do this if you don’t have too many tickets.

The online method of gaming makes it even easier by bringing the game to you – in your living room, kitchen or even bathroom! – but things are a little different to the traditional way of doing things so it’s best to be prepared and know what to expect.

What Do I Need to Know?

Signing up to a bingo website is easy enough to do; you just need to head over to the site, find the registration form and fill it in.

Online Bingo Sign Up

However, choosing the right site – or sites if you prefer playing on more than one – to suit your own preferences can be tricky in the first instance, as there are so many available. Each of these sites will either utilise a bingo network and software from an established developer such as Microgaming or Virtue Fusion or they’ll build their own platform like Tombola have done, although the latter is much less common as most tend to use pre-existing networks.

For example, if you join up to a site that operates on the Virtue Fusion network (which is built and managed by Playtech), then you will be joined by other players from other bingo sites that also run on the same network. This is regardless of whether or not they’re all owned and operated by the same company. Therefore, you’ll be playing games of bingo on the site you signed up to against players from other bingo sites which run on the very same network.

Playing a Game

Online Bingo Lobby Schedule

You’ll find that the bingo platforms available online will offer a variety of different games to choose from. Each of these are usually provided via their own specific room, and while some sites may choose to only offer up 75-ball and 90-ball versions of the game, others will also incorporate a wider variation, adding 80-ball, 35-ball or 50-ball, or even a collection of all three, into their offerings. If you have a preference over the type of game you want to play, you will usually be able to see a schedule of when the next one will begin.

Buy Online Bingo Tickets

The schedule should provide you with information on the prize fund, any jackpot that is included, the starting time and the ticket price to participate. Buying in to a game will usually differ depending upon the room you’ve chosen to play in, so tickets can cost anywhere from 1p up to £1 and beyond, so it’s up to you to read the relevant information before joining a game. Once you’ve done so, you can purchase one or more tickets and wait for the game to start.

Online Bingo Calls

When it comes to playing the games, you need to be informed of how the balls are drawn. In land-based establishments you’re easily able to see what’s happening because there’s a a living bingo caller calling out each number. It’s handled somewhat differently in online platforms, with the balls being drawn and shown digitally – and at a much faster pace too.

eCOGRA LogoTo ensure fair gaming, bingo software is equipped with a random number generator (RNG). This is a computerised device which is built into the game designed to generate a sequence of numbers at random, therefore ensuring that each round of bingo is fair for all players. This is tested by the UKGC.

To give you even more peace of mind that the game you’re getting is fair, the bigger networks even run third-party testing on their RNG’s on a regular basis, with companies like eCOGRA, to prove that they are operating in the way they say they are (ie: completely randomly). So playing online gives you exactly the same chance of winning as sitting in front of a bingo caller picking the balls manually.

Marking off Your Numbers

Bingo Ticket Pre Game

Once the game begins, your tickets will be shown in front of you. The tickets will contain a series of numbers in a specific layout based on the variation of the game you’ve decided to play. You can’t choose the numbers for your bingo tickets though, as these are also generated randomly.

Bingo balls will then be generated by the RNG one at a time as explained above, with the numbers showing up on your computer screen as they’re ‘drawn’. The different variations of the game will have different rules when it comes to winners, as 90-ball bingo, for example, provides pay outs for a single line, two lines and a full house.

Online Bingo Ticket Being Marked Off

As the numbers are drawn they will automatically be marked off on your ticket – there’s no equivalent of a virtual dauber! Most software will rearrange your tickets based on the number of balls you need to win the next prize, so tickets that only need one number (‘one to go’ or ‘1tg’) will be at the top of the list so you can see them, and those that need two (‘two to go’ or ‘2tg’) will be below, and so on.

Winning A Prize

If you manage to mark off enough numbers to have win a prize, your bingo software will automatically claim the win for you and make it known. It’s the same as shouting, “BINGO!” in a hall, except not quite as vocal!

Online Bingo Winner

Prizes are awarded to the first person to complete the relevant requirement (line, full house etc..) – you don’t get anything for being the second person to achieve this, sadly. If two or more people win a prize on the same ball, then the winnings are split between the players equally.

If you’re participating in a game and there are multiple prizes, like in the 90-ball game, you are able to play for them all. So, if for example you manage to win the single line, that doesn’t mean you’re automatically excluded from the chance of winning the two lines and full house. You continue playing along with everyone else until winners are found for all endings.

There are also sometimes additional prizes for completing your card within a certain number of balls – this is known as a jackpot (or progressive jackpot if it increases with time) and some of them total hundreds of thousands of pounds. They’re hard to win though, so you’d better cross your fingers!

Finally there are community prizes – this is where everyone who bought a bingo ticket shares in the prize. These types of prize are often (but not always) found in conjunction with jackpots so that when one player wins it big, all of the other players who were in the game also get something out of it, albeit a much smaller piece of the pie than the big winner.