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Christmas is now well and truly on the way and a number of bingo sites including 888 Ladies, Wink Bingo and some Dragonfish network and Cozy sites already have ticket sales open for Christmas and New Year jackpots. We may also see a fresh slew of promotions from seasonally themed bingo sites including Santa’s Bingo, Season Bingo and Jingle Bingo.
The biggest and best forthcoming Christmas promotion is set to be from Virtue Fusion – a million pound bingo game is in the offing. The details of this are yet to be released but it seems likely that it will be some form of sliding jackpot game coupled with a community jackpot.
Both of the 888 big link rooms continue to run every evening. The 90 ball room (which is the more widely networked of the two) first appeared back in August and is open from 7pm – 11pm with all tickets priced at 5p. It was supposed to be for one month only but proved to be very popular indeed. The 75 ball version is more recent and appears from 4pm onwards at Joy of Bingo, Netboost and Dragonfish network sites only with all tickets priced at 10p. (The 90 ball version is also at Foxy Bingo). Both versions attract hundreds of players and therefore generate the sort of prize money (and high variance bingo) hitherto only seen at Virtue Fusion. The first game in the 90 ball room is especially popular as it has a guaranteed £1000 prize fund and tickets can be bought earlier in the day.
One of the biggest plus points of the Virtue Fusion network is that it features several big money promotions that run every single month. Bingo Linx games play several times every day across the entire network, typically with prizes of £1000+, and at certain times of the month the prizes get even bigger including a total of £250,000 in prizes over the final weekend of every month. These are the biggest real prizes you’ll find regularly at any bingo site but so many players are involved that the chance an individual player has of winning is pretty small.
For November, a previously run promotion is back again, the £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway. Draws take place on Fridays and Mondays until 28th November, with the qualifying play on Monday – Thursday for the Friday draw and Friday – Sunday for the Sunday draw. One draw ticket is awarded for each £10 of play on the featured slots and each week there is also a double ticket slot. As usual the top prize is the same for all draws – £5000 cash – but the total prize fund and number of prizes increases each week; the final two draws which take place this week (on 25th and 28th November) each have 12,000 prizes and a £200,000 prize fund. The double ticket slot for both draws is Wild Gambler. The featured slots for 21st – 24th November are Zodiac Supernova, Snow Queen’s Magic and Adventures in Wonderland, and for 25th – 27th they are Amazon Wild, Heart of the Jungle and Pirate Plunder.
The much anticipated migration of Sun Bingo and Fabulous Bingo to the Virtue Fusion platform happened back in August but these sites do NOT look and play like regular Virtue Fusion sites. Instead the bingo rooms and lobby look very much as they did prior to the move, with the Virtue Fusion software running quietly in the background; this means that while they have access to the network 90, 80 and 75 ball rooms as well as half a dozen exclusive rooms, and are able to offer Virtue Fusion promotions such as Roll On Bingo, they started off without any of the exotic Virtue Fusion bingo variants. This has now changed; Deal Or No Deal 75, Deal Or No Deal 90 and Cash Cubes arrived at both sites on 4th October and presumably the rest of the specials will soon follow. This brings Cash Cubes on the desktop without the new style (HTML5) Virtue Fusion bingo lobby, which will be a welcome development for the many players who dislike the new lobby.
Although new to Virtue Fusion, Sun Bingo itself is 10 years old and there are two promotions to celebrate this. The first is a straightforward free £5 bingo bonus, given to new players on registration and existing players on their first login during November; it has a 3x wagering requirement and 7 day expiry. The other promotion is the Birthday Balloon Bonus which awards a bonus based on days of consecutive play. Players get a stamp on their card each day they play £5 cash, but if they miss a day they have to go back to the beginning. Five stamps award a £5 bingo bonus, 10 stamps a £10 all games bonus and 15 stamps both bonuses. After that the player starts again from day 1 so there is the opportunity for someone who plays £5 every day in November to complete the entire promotion twice. The bonuses all have a 7 day expiry and the wagering requirements are 3x for the bingo bonus and 30x for the all games bonus. Sun Bingo also has an enhancement to the network slots promotion, an extra weekly prize draw with 50 x £100 cash prizes which can be entered by playing £30 cash on the week’s Double Ticket Slot. There’s also a pair of Black Friday offers – 12 hours of BOGOF bingo in the Fashion Room on 25th and a deposit and play £20, get £10 bonus offer running from 25th – 27th; the bonus is split 50/50 between bingo and slots and has a 3x wagering requirement on the bingo, 30x on slots and a 7 day expiry.
At Fabulous Bingo the welcome offer has been changed to make it better than the one at Sun. £15 November Loyalty Card is a stamp card promotion similar to the one at Sun; the bonuses are only half the size of the ones at the sister site but to qualify for a daily stamp all players have to do is log in (no minimum spend). £2K Slot of the Week is an extra weekly prize draw on the week’s Double Ticket Slot with identical entry conditions to those in the similar promotion at Sun – but at Fabulous, the prizes are 10 x £50 Love2Shop vouchers. Fabulous is running the same Black Friday BOGOF promotion as Sun.
Bgo have some exclusive BGO World bingo rooms and an exclusive free spins offer for new players, plus an excellent selection of slots and a very nice slots/casino welcome offer that can be taken as an alternative to bingo bonus. The Big Competition runs every month; to qualify for the extra shopping voucher prizes in the three special games on the last Friday of the month (25th November this month) players need to deposit £20 and play £10 on bingo and £10 on mini games in the exclusive Fairy Delight bingo room. Most weekends there is an extra bonus on offer (usually play £10 get £10, with a 2x wagering requirement and 7 day expiry) and the code is announced on the Friday (this week the offer is play !0 get £5 and the code is GIVING). The main promotion at Bgo this month is over in the Casino, Vegas and Games sections where tickets to the Retro Reload prize draws can be collected all month (opt-in required) – one for every deposit of £15 or more and two for every £25 of cash play on the featured slots (list on site). A draw takes place every day for a different retro prize and these include record players and arcade games. There’s also a grand draw at the end of the month with a Classic Mini to be won.
At Bet365 there is almost always a big exclusive going on and this month it was Aurora Adventure; the prize is a 7 day trip to Lapland to see the Northern Lights for 2 people. The finale game plays at 9pm on 25th November and while it is too late to win free tickets now they can be bought for £1 up until the game starts (it should be noted those who won free tickets need to be in the room for the finale game as otherwise their tickets will not play). This game also features a £1000 bingo bonus community jackpot to be split between all the tickets held by non winning players.
Winter Wishlist starts on 26th November and runs on a weekly cycle until 23rd December. The Stocking Filler games run from 11am – 12 noon, 3.30 – 5.30 pm and 8.30 – 10.30pm Saturday – Thursday in the Gifts Galore Room (tickets priced at 5p or 10p) and as usual, players get one All-Winners Finale ticket for every line or full house win in these games. A finale game plays each week, at 9pm on the Friday and the first of these, on 2nd December, has £400 M&S vouchers to be won (split £250/£100/£50). Tickets for finale games can also be purchased for £1 and the maximum is 36 tickets. Like its immediate predecessor, this promotion has the Party Hour extra; this takes place immediately prior to the finale game and players get 6 free tickets to each of the 10 games for every £5 played in the Gifts Galore room (again, the maximum is 36).
Bet365 also have Ready Steady Go, which is a regular double your winnings promotion running from 7th – 13th and again from 21st – 27th November. To qualify players need to opt in (this only needs to be done once) and play in the 6 featured bingo rooms. Any cash wins in these rooms from cash ticket purchases will be doubled up to an extra £10 for play on desktop, another £10 for play on tablet and yet another £10 for play on mobile. The cash has to be withdrawn or played within 7 days.
Bet365’s exclusive bingo rooms include the Mojo Lounge which runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9pm with all cards at 5p and at least 50 Roll On prizes. FH winners also have the opportunity to choose a Mojo Vault key. If the key they pick opens the vault they win £20 bingo bonus. If no-one manages to open the vault during the evening the amount is incremented by £5 and this continues until someone wins. To get into Mojo Lounge for the week you have to spend £10 cash on bingo over the preceding weekend (or any time up until 30 minutes before the first game). Bet365 now offer Cash Cubes on desktop via HTML5 but it will be a few months before the rest of the rooms move over. Lastly there is the rolling Bingo Slots Club promotion. Opt in and earn one loyalty point for each £10 played on slots (but do be aware that only slots in the Games section of Bet365 Bingo count, not slots from elsewhere on site) , and at the end of the 2 week period an extra slots bonus (with a 20x wagering requirement) is given out for reaching a certain level of Loyalty Points on a certain number of days – this ranges from £1 for getting 10 Loyalty Points on 2 of the days to a whopping £1000 for getting 2000 Loyalty Points on 10 of the days. This month’s qualifying periods include 14th – 27th November and 28th November – 11th December.
Sky Bingo has also gone over to HTML5 and the whole site has been redesigned to go with it. Mystical Bingo is a recently introduced 50 ball bingo variant that is exclusive to Sky; it has a magical woodland theme and has the same single-card mechanic as Cash Cubes (priced at 25p, 50p, £1 or £2). The card has 10 numbers represented by insects and there are house prizes of up to £100 and a community progressive jackpot. The room is open every day from 10am till midnight. 1TG After Party has been extended to run until 28th November; it is a special bingo party room with a mixture of free and pay games that is open from 7pm – 8.30pm every Friday and Monday with bingo bonus and tangible prizes up for grabs. Access is given to all players who get a 1TG in any bingo room apart from the party room itself over the preceding few days (Mon – Thurs for the Friday room and Fri – Sun for the Monday room). Winner Windfall Days will take place during November and will be announced on the promotions page; they promise a guaranteed prize of up to £500 cash for all players who opt in, fulfil the £10 wager requirement and return the following day. Sky also have Share The Love, which is a fresh take on refer-a-friend promotions. To participate players will need to like the Sky Bingo Facebook page and share a winner story from it; 20 players each month will win £50 cash. This week, 21st – 27th November, there is a sharepot add-on promotion for the network slots prize draw; to qualify for an equal share of the £15,000 cash players need to opt in with code CASHSPLASH and play £25 or more on the eligible slots.
Sky Bingo is a particularly good choice for those new to online bingo; the welcome offer is generous, available on a £5 deposit and has a one month expiry instead of the 7 days now commonly found at Virtue Fusion bingo sites, and the Sky Newbie Room is open for 4 hours a day offering free bingo alternating with penny bingo and lots of chat games. Sky are also advertising Sky Vegas Time which is a promotion from the Vegas section of the site (offering a wider selection of slots than the bingo section), running on a weekly cycle until 4th December; players collect points each week (1 point per £1 played on slots, per £5 played on table games and/or per £10 played on card games) to earn prize draw tickets and bonuses – starting at 10 points for 1 entry into the next day’s prize draw. Each day’s draw has a prize fund of £10,000 and the top prize is £500. The first bonus (£5) is awarded at 500 points and to reach the top level of 500 draw tickets and bonuses totalling £520 requires a massive 50,000 points, so this promotion truly has something for all spend levels.
The best promotion at Paddy Power remains the welcome bonus offer which is not quite as good as it used to be but still a very worthwhile 500% on a deposit of just £5. The only restriction is that you have to spend it on bingo tickets within 30 days. The site has recently had a makeover but all the regular exclusives remain. Money Back Mondays is one of these; it requires opt-in but this only has to be done once a month. The promotion involves three £100 guaranteed games that play between 7pm and 10pm; if you play these games and don’t win overall, your cash stakes will be refunded as bingo bonus. November is Millions Madness Month at Paddy Power; the extra million Star Points per week will be given away by the chat hosts.
At Mecca Bingo the site recently had yet another makeover but this time it is largely cosmetic; the cartoon Mecca players have been replaced with the new face of the site Louise Redknapp. A suite of new instant games have been added and these all have a 1 in 3 chance of paying out a cash prize; they include Big Money Slingo which is otherwise only available at Gaming Realms sites such as Slingo.com. Mecca’a latest bingo promotion is the £100K Bingo Giveaway which runs from 21st November – 4th December. The prize draws take place on 28th November and 4th December and each has a £50,000 prize pool including cash, shopping vouchers, holiday vouchers and electronics. Another £10k prize draw runs from 21st – 27th and in this one, players get one entry for each £5 played on the Heroes of Spin slot (opt in with code HERO). Mecca also have two other slots prize draw promotions, one on Goldify and one on Crystal Clear. Also running until the end of December is a weekly contest on their Facebook page, open to anyone who wins a prize during the week; upload a selfie and chat name to take part and be in with a chance of winning £100 bingo bonus. Sunday Special, which started earlier this month, offers a 20% bingo bonus up to £20 – and this is 20% of spend not 20% of deposits or losses, with no wagering requirements; opt in with code 20BACK. For Black Friday, Mecca have Pink is the New Black; this consists of half price bingo in selected rooms all day plus a 50% slots bonus deposit offer (25x wagering requirement, use code NEWPINK). Both offers run from 25th – 28th November.
It’s really all about the slots at Betfair, starting with the welcome offer which adds a 250% slots bonus to the generous 350% bingo bonus (to qualify for this you must sign up via our link). By far the best promotions at this site are slots promotions to be found over in the Arcade section – and they include an amazing £15,000 weekly free bets raffle that you only need to play one single slots cash spin to enter! There’s no need to open another account to play the slots there as the same wallet can be used in both places and when you play your first £10 there on the featured games (which include Rainbow Riches and Starburst) you’ll receive a £10 free bet that only needs to be played through once before winnings can be withdrawn. Back in the bingo section, there is a standard Virtue Fusion play £10, get £5 bonus Slot of the Week promotion (20 x wagering requirement) and for November this is on the double ticket slot from the network promotion. Very occasionally they run exclusive bingo promotions (including Mad Maxout Madness, a very inventive one involving a £5000 bingo bonus sharepot) but mostly they stick to the network promotions which they often enhance with a Betfair Boost (usually an extra bonus of some kind).
Gala Bingo ‘s HTML5 bingo lobby has some additional bells and whistles including the ability to play in three rooms at the same time without going back to the lobby in between, and the option in some rooms of placing a range of side bets (odd/even, colour, pairs or high/low) on the ball on which bingo will be called! Although both Flash and HTML5 versions are available on desktop and you can choose whichever you prefer, HTML5 is required to access several of the rooms including the Emmerdale bingo room, Cash Cubes and the Big Banker room (find out more about these in our article about online bingo variants). Gala have an ongoing daily free scratchcard promotion whereby two free scratchcards (1 x Roy’s Rolls and 1 x Buzzby) can be claimed on any day you play at least £5 on bingo. There is now also a daily slots promotion; play £10 on bingo or slots to claim a free spin on the special Win-A-Spin slot. This gives out a guaranteed bonus of 20p – £50 for use on one of the six Gala Gold slots, with only a single playthrough requirement (and 7 day expiry).
Gala’s Giftmas Giveaway runs from 21st November – 25th December. Each day there is a new promotion for players to reveal by wiping the frost off the window pane on the promo page; participating in the day’s promotion awards the player with 6 free tickets for the Giftmas Giveaway game at 10pm the following day (they do have to be in the room when the game plays to claim them). These games have line prizes of £50 and £100 cash and a tangible prize for FH. Gala are also advertising Win Your Share of £10 Million, 20th November – 31st December, but this is just the overall total of cash to be won in all bingo rooms (network or exclusive) during the promo period, not really a promotion in itself.
Coral Bingo has many of the same extra features as Gala Bingo, including Coronation Street Bingo, Big Banker Bingo, Bingo Lotto , Coconut Island Bingo and Emmerdale Bingo and the side bet facility. The Chase Slot has arrived at Coral but the bingo variant has not as yet (if past form is anything to go by the bingo room will follow weeks or months later). Coral also has the Bingoal room at 5pm every Saturday and Sunday; this is 90 minutes of free 90 ball bingo with no entry restrictions, to play while watching (or instead of watching) the football (outside the football season as well). Each game pays £5 bingo bonus for 1L, £10 bingo bonus for 2L and £15 bingo bonus for FH – these bonuses can only be used to buy bingo tickets, and have to be used within 7 days, but apart from that there are no wagering requirements. Each weekend in November, a £10 bonus is on offer for a different one of the Gala Coral exclusive bingo variants; this week (25th – 28th) deposit and play £10 on bingo to receive a £10 bonus for Coconut Island Bingo (opt in with code COCONUT). Players who qualified for all 4 bonuses during the month will also qualify for a £1000 bingo bonus sharepot on 29th. All these bonuses have a 2x wagering requirement and 7 day expiry.
Ladbrokes Bingo have The Bob’s Shed free bingo promotion. This repeat of a previously run promotion is on site until 28th November and this time it is tied to the network slots prize draw promotion; play £10 on the qualifying slots to gain entry to the free room the following day. The free games run for two hours from 5.30pm and have cash line and FH prizes plus a £10 bingo bonus for 1TG and 2TG. Countdown To Christmas is a 90 ball game to be played at 9pm every evening from 21st – 30th November; the ticket price is 25p and the FH prize depends on the number on which bingo is called – £100 for 1-45, £200 for 46-70, £300 for 71-89 and £500 if it is number 90. Snowball in the Attic is an escalator jackpot promotion running from 8am every day 1st – 14th December in the Attic bingo room; the jackpot pays out £500 for the winner and £500 for everyone else and is initially set to drop at 38 balls. If it has not been won by 5pm the ball count goes up by one every hour and if it has not been won by 6 minutes to midnight, it is guaranteed to drop in the next game regardless of ball count.
Betfred Bingo is another Playtech / Virtue Fusion bingo site that hasn’t had much in the way of exclusives but what they do have (as well as their own bingo rooms) is the mother of all welcome bonus offers including a bingo bonus, a slots bonus, a casino bonus and a Lotto free bet. They also have a shiny new HTML5 bingo lobby. New for November are 1p and 2p bingo games every weekday morning from 10am – 11am. Countdown to Christmas is a prize draw promotion running on a weekly cycle until Christmas (the final draw takes place on Boxing Day). Each week, there are 2 Krug Baumen watches to be won and to participate players must first opt in with the code of the week; one draw ticket is awarded for each £25 of cash play and this can be on either bingo or bingo side games. The Black Friday Weekender sees mystery bonus codes given out by chat hosts every day until 28th; 500 players can claim each bonus but the codes only last an hour before expiry.
This group of sites (owned by Canadian iGaming giant Intertain who also own Jackpot Joy) is well known for its inventive promotions, but some of them are much better for promotions than others. All have guaranteed jackpot games most evenings, but these are often networked with other sites and it is none too clear which are and which aren’t (looking at the player numbers can yield a clue). Automatic reload bonuses are on offer at this network and another feature which is good for fair play but not immediately obvious is that most of the regular bingo rooms have a lower than usual maximum purchase of 24 or 48 cards.
One very common format for promotions at these sites to take is that of the big prize game. These are generally have a tangible prize worth £500 (sometimes £1000) and are open to funded players only. There is almost always some way of getting free cards through depositing and/or playing, but they also sell them for 10 Diamonds each (from their cross-brand rewards scheme), or for £2 or £5 cash (poor value considering the extremely large numbers of cards there usually are in play for these games). Diamonds from one site can be used at any other site where the player has a funded account (although you will need to move up a level in the loyalty scheme by amassing lifetime deposits of £50 or more to be allowed to redeem them against anything other than the aforementioned prize games).
Another signature promotion is a pair of networked 75 ball sliding jackpot games, each of which run at some but but not all of the sites. One of these runs on Friday evenings (at Costa and new or high profile sites) and one on Sunday evenings (at older and/or lower profile sites) and in both cases anyone who has made a deposit in the last 7 days can claim 6 free cards. As sliding jackpots go the Friday night game is certainly one of the better ones as the £10,000 headline prize does not start to slide until the ball count (in a 75 ball coverall game) gets higher than 44 and to get down to the baseline guaranteed £1000 bingo would have to be in a very slow 70 calls; since it is not unusual for this particular game to have 20,000 or more cards in play it is extremely unlikely that it would take that long. 1TG players share £1000 bonus and 2TG players share £2000 bonus. In the case of the Sunday night game, however, the ball count required to win the £5000 jackpot is ludicrously low at 29 calls and the baseline £500 is for bingo in 51 or more calls. To put these numbers in perspective, the average number of calls in a 75 ball coverall game for which thousands of cards have been sold is somewhere in the mid 50s. Of course it is still worth claiming cards for the Sunday game whenever you happen to qualify as once you have made the necessary deposit to get into the room it costs nothing.
Another regular network promotion (although again not at all sites) consists of 6 penny bingo games every day, with a guaranteed £50 prize fund (they are 90 ball games with the split £25/£15/£10). Apart from at the dedicated penny bingo site Fancy Bingo you won’t find many other penny games at these sites. Several of the sites also have low cost weekly prize games (for funded players) but these appear to be shared between sites, so the prize awarded will depend on which site the winner is from.
The playing card based bingo variant Bingo Vegas (the same game already seen at Foxy and 888 Ladies) was launched at Costa in the summer and has now also appeared at other sites including Sing Bingo, City Bingo and recent launch Kingdom of Bingo. A speed version of the same game is supposedly coming soon.
Costa Bingo was the first site in the group to open way back in 2009. It remains the busiest of them all with the largest number of bingo rooms to choose from, runs the most promotions and was the original home of the Friday sliding jackpot game which it still runs. It also has the latest version of the Dragonfish bingo platform. Free Spin Frenzy is a 5 line game that runs every Sunday evening; cards are 5p and as the name suggests the prizes are free spins (100 per line). Christmas Kickstarter is a series of 75 ball games with prizes that would make suitable Christmas presents – “for him” in the 2p Tuesday games, “for her” in the 1p Wednesday games and “for them” (children) in the free Thursday games. The games play at 9.30pm (at other sites in the group as well as at Costa) and the promotion runs until 1st December. Countdown to the Countdown is a slots leaderboard race which runs from 24th – 30th November. As usual 1 point is awarded per £1 of slots play (2 points if it is on the featured Christmas themed slots) and this time the top ten win Diamonds (ranging from 30,000 for 10th up to 250,000 for top place). 11th – 50th each get 10 free spins on the I Love Christmas slot, but the maximum that can be won from these is £10.
At Treasure Bingo the weekly prize games are called Naughty Pirates (with slightly different theming each month) and run in the Wednesday night time slot, usually with cash prizes of £50 or £100. The regular Truth or Dare deposit bonus promotion runs most weeks. Each week, for a deposit of £10 – £100, the TRUTH code and the DARE code can be used once each. TRUTH awards a specified bonus and DARE awards a mystery bonus. The TRUTH bonus until 27th November is 75%. Treasure has both Friday and Sunday sliding jackpot games for depositors.
The Wish Bingo weekly prize games are called Wishing Well and they run in the Wednesday time slot; November’s prizes are all children’s toys. If The Shoe Fits is a 90 ball game scheduled for 29th November with pairs of shoes by Ted Baker, Kurt Geiger and Ugg to be won. Until 28th November players can collect one free card for each £10 deposited, each £10 played on bingo and/or each £20 played on slots; as usual cards can also be bought for £2 cash or 10 Diamonds.
At City Bingo the promotions are themed round a different city each month and this month City Cat is in Las Vegas for his birthday. The Viva Las Vegas 90 ball game plays on 29th November and all three prizes are pieces of glitzy jewellery. Until 28th November players can collect one free card for each £10 deposited, each £10 played on bingo and/or each £20 played on slots; as usual cards are also on sale for £2 cash or 10 Diamonds. The weekly prize games are called City Souvenirs and run in the Wednesday time slot; this month’s prizes include a poker set and a Vegas movie selection. City is one of the sites to have a regular chat tourney, which runs for an hour at a time in a different room and at a different time of day every weekday. It is unlike the usual sort of chat tourney in that instead of getting points for winning bingo, you get them for shouting out a city themed catchphrase (this month it is STRIP) when your lucky number is called. You then get to pick a grid number to see what your score is and the two players with the highest score at the end of the hour win 2500 Diamonds each. City Bingo has the Sunday version of the weekly sliding jackpot game (and in fact was its original home). The monthly Guess The City promotion is back on site until 30th November and all players who correctly guess City Cat’s December destination will share 250,000 Diamonds. In previous years the cat has spent the festive season in a fictitious Christmas themed place – but will he do so again this time?
Rio Bingo has weekly prize games in the Saturday time slot, called Gift Shop. November’s prizes are all skincare gift sets. Reindeer Race is a slots leaderboard promotion running from 21st- 28th November; as usual players score 1 point for each £1 played on slots (or 2 points if on the featured winter themed slots). The top 20 win Diamonds from the group loyalty scheme, in amounts ranging from 5000 to 50000. A further 250,000 Diamonds will be split by all players who don’t win anything but score at least 20 points. The sliding jackpot at Rio is the Sunday version.
At Sing Bingo the musical theme for October is Britney Spears. Born To Make You Happy is a series of 75 ball games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and these are basically the same games as at Costa but with different assorted prizes. Baby One More Time is a 75 ball game to be played on 30th November and the prize is a cash refund of the player’s November deposits up to £300. Until 29th November, players collect one free card for every £10 played on slots. Cards are also on sale for £2 or 10 Diamonds but this looks unappealing even for those who have actually deposited £300 or more during the month. The weekly prize games are called TFI Friday and as you’d expect they run in the Friday time slot. The cards are a bit more expensive at 5p as compared to the Wednesday and Saturday games at other sites but the prizes tend to be better as well. November’s prizes are all coffee machines. Sing also has a regular chat tourney which runs for 2 hours each day Monday – Friday (a different room and time each day, details on site). Win bingo and you get 250 Sing Points for yourself and 250 for a funded roomie of your choice, plus 1 tourney point for your team and the chance to win another team point by answering a trivia question correctly. The team with the most points at the end of the 2 hours win 5000 Sing Points each (you do need to stay in the room for at least 90 minutes, and until the end of the session, to get them). Sing also has Jukebox Jumble, a free game that can be played once a day for 7 days after depositing £5 or more and pays out bonus codes, free spins, Sing Points and so forth.
Fancy Bingo is a penny bingo site and most of the regular games have 1p tickets; that is its USP. Fancy’s version of the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games (also found at Costa and other sites) has shopping vouchers as prizes, for Argos, Debenhams or Toys R Us. Crimbo Cash Boost is a 75 ball game playing on 30th November with a prize of £300 cash. As in the similar game at Sing Bingo the only way to get free cards is via slots play; until 29th November each £10 of play awards 1 card. Cards can also be bought for £2 or 10 Diamonds but this does not look appealing for a fixed prize of only £300 as it would only take two players to buy max tickets for cash for the ticket sales to exceed the prize money! The weekly prize games are called Fancy That and play on Saturday nights, priced at 1p or 2p. November’s prizes are all items of jewellery. The sliding jackpot at Fancy is the Sunday version of the game, with the slight difference that players have to have funded their account in the previous 4 days to qualify (rather than the previous 7 days as at other sites), and there’s also a free daily game, Tea Party, for recent depositors similar to that at other sites in the group but again, the period for which it can be played following a deposit is 4 days rather than 7.
At Monkey Bingo, the weekly prize games are called Monkey Nuts and run in the Wednesday slot. November’s prizes include an electric foot warmer and a soup maker. Marvin’s Birthday Blast is the series of 75 ball games on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays also seen at Costa and other sites; the prizes on offer here are all little luxury items including a bottle of champagne and a Jimmy Choo tote bag. All Wrapped Up is a 90 ball game on 29th November with prizes of Toys R Us vouchers (split £250 / £150 / £100). Cards cost £2 or 10 Diamonds and until 28th November players can collect 1 free card for each £10 deposited, each £10 played on bingo and each £20 played on slots. The sliding jackpot at Monkey is the Sunday version.
The Christmas themed Season Bingo has had little in the way of exclusive promotions for the last few months but is now gearing up again ready for the festive season. As well as the Friday £10K sliding jackpot game and a daily free game, Pick A Present, for players who have deposited in the last 7 days, it is running the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 75 ball games as seen at Costa and other sites, again with a different selection of prizes on offer. Also on site are the Santa’s Workshop prize games in the Friday (5p) time slot with prizes including a heated mattress protector and an electric shaver. From 17th – 30th November, Snow Slots runs on six seasonally themed slots; this is not the usual leaderboard race, but a daily free spins promotion. Each day, play £10 on the slots to get 5 free spins, £50 to get 10 free spins or £100 to get 20 free spins. The spins are on the slot of the day, have a 5 day expiry and wins are capped at £1 x the number of spins awarded.
Crocodile Bingo also has the Friday £10K sliding jackpot game and daily free game (Crocodile Dentist) for players who have deposited in the last 7 days, with prizes of bonuses, loyalty points, Diamonds, free spins or even cash.
The less popular Mandalay sites Sparkly Bingo, Bingola , Angry Bingo, Farmyard Bingo and Giant Bingo haven’t run prize games for quite some time but still run a few shared regular network promotions (including the £5K Sunday sliding jackpot). Dino Bingo and Frozen Bingo have also stopped running prize games but have both Friday and Sunday versions of the sliding jackpot game.
Two Mandalay owned sites launched earlier this year, Deep Sea Bingo and Sweet Shop Bingo, aren’t part of this network but are on the main Dragonfish network instead, with the Dragonfish network rooms (including the big link rooms) and promotions and no exclusives. What they do have, though, is the Diamond Club – so Diamonds from other sites can be redeemed for bonuses there, and Diamonds earned at Deep Sea or Sweet Shop can be used for bonuses and prize game tickets at the other sites.
The most recent launches of all, fairytale themed Kingdom of Bingo and 80s themed Rewind Bingo, see a return to the Costa network but (so far at least) without any special prize games. Kingdom has the Friday and Sunday night sliding jackpot games as well as the new Bingo Vegas variant. Rewind just has the Friday sliding jackpot.
The Netboost network (which has recently been bought by Stride Gaming the parent company of Daub Alderney of Kitty Bingo fame) includes Loony Bingo, Gossip Bingo, Sugar Bingo, Moon Bingo, Robin Hood Bingo, Polo Bingo, Diva Bingo, Cupcake Bingo and a couple of others. The USP of the network is its sliding jackpot games such as Super Millionaire which plays on the third Saturday of the month and offers the (extremely remote) possibility of winning a million pounds (you would have to bingo in a stupendously unlikely 24 calls to win it). Cards to Super Millionaire cost £1 and the baseline prize is £1000 (for 35 calls or more). If sliding jackpot games float your boat but you would prefer something cheaper there is Penny Bonanza on the third Wednesday of the month with cards at just 1p and prizes for 1TG and 2TG; the guaranteed coverall prize is £300 with £5000 up for grabs should bingo be called sufficiently quickly (29 calls) . A third sliding jackpot game with 30p cards plays every Saturday (again, with 29 calls the magic number).
Another of these games, the Daily Grand runs every night at 10pm with cards priced at a hefty £2; while this sounds expensive compared to the other sliding jackpot games, the £1000 is paid out if someone wins in 47 calls or fewer and although this is still pretty unlikely it is several orders of magnitude less unlikely than someone winning one of the other headline prizes. At 48 calls the jackpot slides to £800 and continues to slide until it reaches the guaranteed £100 at 62 (or more) calls. There’s also £50 to be shared by 1TG and another £50 to be shared by 2TG players. This game has now been replaced for the festive season by the Holly Jolly Jackpot aka Santa’s Stash and although this version of the promotion has a headline prize of £2500 for the same card price, the number of calls within which bingo must be called to win is lower (44) than in the regular version. The guaranteed prize, for 55 calls or more, is £300 and there’s £100 for 1TG and £100 for 2TG.
The Power Penny daily sliding jackpot game also runs every evening at 11pm. As you’d expect, cards for this 75 ball game cost 1p each (and at that price, there are probably tens of thousands of cards in play each time). The headline prize is £250 but for anyone to win this they would have to get a coverall in 35 calls; 57 calls or more and the winner gets the guaranteed £25 only.
The Grand 55 is yet another sliding jackpot game which is being run as a one-off on New Year’s Eve. The headline prize is £55,000 but this requires bingo in 26 calls (a ridiculously low number) and by far the likeliest outcome is for the prize to slide right down to the guaranteed £5000 for bingo in 43 calls or more – especially since unlike the majority of 75 ball games this particular game does not have the centre square free so requires 25 numbers rather than 24 to be daubed. There’s also £1500 for 1TG and £1000 for 2TG. Cards cost a hefty £5 each, but there are plenty of opportunities to win free cards in the four special games that play from 10:30pm until 10:45pm every day. The prizes range from two free cards for 1L in the 5p game to 50 free cards for FH in the 20p game and pre-buy is available for all four games. Player numbers in this game are showing at over 75,000 already but this must surely be some kind of reporting malfunction as there are only 12 sets of free cards to be won per day; if the figure were to be correct, even if all the players had just one card each it would make the £5 cash card price one of the most dreadful rip-offs even seen in online bingo!
Cards are now on sale for the network’s New Year’s Day game and unusually this is NOT a sliding jackpot! It is a 90 ball game with tickets priced at 10p each and £2017 to be won – £1000 for FH, £750 for 2L and £267 for 1L.
Cheap and Cheerful is a BOGOF type promotion which applies to the six 3p games every day with a fixed £50 jackpot. In order to get free tickets, however, players have to buy 12 strips, which is 72 tickets; they then receive another 4 strips free to make the total up to the maximum 96 tickets at a total cost of £2.16.
Another signature type of promotion from this group is increasingly complicated welcome bonus arrangements including slots bonuses and free bingo cards for the daily sliding jackpot game, as found at Moon Bingo and Gossip Bingo . If you aren’t interested in the free bingo cards try Robin Hood Bingo for a (large) plain old bingo bonus, or Polo Bingo for a series of bingo and slots bonuses (up to £1500 altogether) on the first ten deposits. Other sites in this network include Sugar Bingo, Diva Bingo and Cupcake Bingo. Loony Bingo used to have this sort of complex arrangement including free bingo cards and a slots bonus, but this has now been replaced with a no deposit bonus and a welcome offer that is bingo bonus only.
Tip Top Bingo and Ted Bingo are the most recent launches from this group and both have generous and straightforward welcome offers and several promotions that reward loyal players. Wagering requirements vary across this group and can be anywhere from a single playthrough of deposit and bonus up to 4x, but in general the newer sites seem to be better in this area, and all sites here have more favourable wagering requirements for slots bonus than sites on the main Dragonfish network. They have the same policy as the main Dragonfish network regarding the £400 win limit from free spins and slots bonuses; this does not apply to progressive jackpot wins but be aware that the terms and conditions at these sites stipulate that play on progressive jackpot slots only counts at 50% towards wagering requirements.
The main Dragonfish network includes both independently owned sites such as Circus Bingo and its sister sites Pixie Bingo and Oink Bingo, and house owned sites such as Celeb Bingo, Spy Bingo and Easter Bingo. The advantage of choosing a house owned site – apart from the reassurance of dealing with such a huge and well known operator – is that they are very unlikely to opt out of any of the network promotions. Independently owned sites do opt out from time to time; several, for instance, did not run the massively networked £200K jackpot games earlier in the year and many of them do not offer the million pound sliding jackpot games. Currently, a lot of independently owned sites are NOT offering the Seasonal Gifts or £2017 Midnight Madness promotions. Another difference is in the range of slots on offer. On the other hand, some of the independently owned sites have exclusive bingo rooms and promotions which can’t be found elsewhere on the network – for example, the aforementioned Circus Bingo has the Pablo’s Nuts bonus game, a £1000 free monthly game for depositors and a weekly sliding jackpot with the (albeit very tiny) chance of winning a holiday in Las Vegas.
To take full advantage of all the bingo rooms on the network players need to be frequent depositors as several of the rooms (including all the free rooms) have an entry condition whereby a deposit must have been made in the last 7 days. Depositing regularly is beneficial for the loyalty scheme as well, as loyalty level is reset every month and depends on how much was deposited during the previous month. The benefits include a modest bonus back on losses, free slots spins and free tickets to the monthly Big £10K community jackpot game; a single deposit of the minimum the site allows during the month is enough to qualify for the lowest level of these benefits but to get the maximum you’ll need to deposit £200 or more. The Big £10K itself typically has over 15,000 players and although £10K sounds a lot, the line and full house prizes are only £250, £500 and £750 as a result of most of the prize money being split between 1TG (£2000), 2TG (£1500) and all remaining tickets (£5000). If you don’t qualify for free tickets for the Big £10K they can be bought for £10 each but it is hard to see why anyone would want to do this when they could deposit the £10, get 2 free tickets and then be able to play the £10 (plus any associated bonus) elsewhere on site!
The Dragonfish network sites also continue to run the 888 big link bingo rooms. The 90 ball room runs every evening under the name 90s Extreme with all tickets priced at 5p. The first game every evening has a fixed jackpot of £1000 and tickets can be bought earlier in the day. The 75 ball room opens at 4pm and is called Big Fat 10.
Seasonal Gifts is an early Christmas promotion – actually a series of promotions taking place throughout November, including pattern bingo and deposit bonus promotions. 10p prize games play on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November with shopping vouchers, a tablet and a Go Pro to be won and in each game all participating players also get one free ticket to the “December 1st £50K Cash Stash Game”. Further details of this are yet to be released but as it is also being advertised as “win real money every hour” it could be some kind of a progressive jackpot. Another festive game, £2017 Midnight Madness, takes place on New Year’s Eve; this 75 ball game has a prize of £2017, a card price of £1 and an interesting proviso in the terms and conditions about how the prize will be split if there is more than one winner (it’s according to the number of tickets they bought in the first place). The rest of the Dragonfish seasonal programme is still to be announced but it seems increasingly likely that we won’t be seeing a repeat of the Xmas Sleigh games from previous years (we would expect to see the tickets on sale by now).
Dragonfish network sites love to dish out slots bonuses and/or free spins but be aware that as of June this year the network imposes a cap on what can be cashed out from these even after the wagering requirement has been completed. Any player lucky enough to scoop a progressive jackpot will still be able to collect the whole lot, but apart from that the cap will be the value of the original bonus plus £400 – so (for example) if you were playing with a £50 slots bonus the most you would be able to collect as cash after completing the playthroughs would be £450.
8 Ball Games run a sizeable portfolio of Dragonfish powered bingo sites including Bingo Irish, We Want Bingo, Glitter Bingo and the more recent launches Pet Shop Bingo and Brown Cow Bingo At first these only had the network promotions, but now they also have a number of non network rooms and promotions. Some of these, such as the weekly prize draw at We Want Bingo, are exclusive to just one site and others, such as the Reveal Room that runs on Thursday evenings with mystery codes, a mystery jackpot and a mystery prize draw are available at multiple sites on the mini network. There’s also an exclusive VIP loyalty scheme which adds various enhancements to the network scheme (including reload bonuses and reduced wagering requirements). Several new non network rooms are now available at selected times, some requiring a recent deposit and some open to all. One important difference between 8 Ball sites and other Dragonfish network sites is that many of the 8 Ball sites have a no deposit offer; at some sites this is a set amount and at others it is a mystery bonus that is guaranteed to be at least £5 but could be much more. Christmas Club is the latest exclusive promotion from 8 Ball; it is a weekly prize draw promotion running on Sundays until 18th December and to enter players should deposit £10 or more with the deposit bonus code of the week.
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This group of sites includes Candy Shop Bingo, Lucky Charm Bingo, Bubble Bonus Bingo, Hippo Bingo, Butterfly Bingo, Nutty Bingo, and Live Bingo and has two shared 90 ball bingo rooms, Pennies Make Pounds (afternoons) and Big Night In (evenings). Many of the sites also have the Wacky Wings room (originally a Butterfly Bingo exclusive) which runs a different promotion every evening. From time to time they have shared promotions such as slots tournaments and special bingo games, but they are missing quite a few of the Dragonfish network promotions and bingo rooms (for instance, they do not have the million pound sliding jackpot games or the Weekender room). They do still operate with the network loyalty scheme though and have the network wagering requirements (but lack the screen showing wagering progress). The sites each have their own regular promotions as well. Bubble Bonus Bingo has the Bubble Pop Bonus Game which can be played following a deposit of £10 or more, Butterfly Bingo has a free monthly prize draw for funded players, Lucky Charm Bingo has the Charm Chaser bonus game which comes in both desktop and mobile versions and Candy Shop Bingo has three bonus games – Candy Collector, Bonus Spinner and Betty’s Candy Cards – all of which can be played using the Candy Coins given out with every deposit.
The Jingle Bingo game is scheduled for 9th December with a card price of 50p. It is a 75 ball game with £500 of assorted shopping vouchers to be won plus £100 for 1TG and £50 for 2TG. It is also possible to win free tickets for this game, in the Win Tickets game every Friday at 9pm until 2nd December (cards 1p, 5 tickets for FH, 3 tickets for 1TG and 2 tickets for 2TG). The main game has less than 100 players so far but we expect this to pick up after the final Win Tickets game has played.
Iceland Bingo used to be part of the group and run all the group promotions but after the sale of the rest of the sites to one buyer and Iceland to another it now has separate promotions. It still has Pennies Make Pounds and Big Night In but also has the exclusive Freezer room, a monthly prize draw room on 15th and a special bingo game, Fluffy Favourites Bingo, that plays at 8pm Monday – Friday where all the prizes are bonus spins on Fluffy Too (100 for FH, 30 for 2L and 20 for 1L); cards for this are 20p and one free card is given out for each £20 played on any of the three Fluffy slots. Iceland have also now introduced Bingo Spins, which is basically the same as Fluffy Favourites Bingo but an hour later at 9pm and with free spins on Twinkle instead of the Fluffy slots. £5000 Everyone Wins Christmas is a 90 ball game scheduled for Christmas Day; tickets are on slae now for 50p and the prizes are £1750 for FH, £1000 for 2L, £500 for 1L and £1750 to be shared equally between the tickets held by non winning players. There is a BOGOF offer for this game on Cyber Monday – 28th November – only, when you buy 5 or more tickets.
The Joy of Bingo network includes 888Ladies, Wink Bingo, Red Bus Bingo, and Posh Bingo (as well as a few others). They share a VIP scheme and some games, mostly the free bingo, which unusually these days includes some that is open to all players regardless of whether they have made a recent deposit. The best of the free games is on Sunday evenings and only available on mobile and tablet; it used to be networked across all the sites as a 75 ball game with a £250 prize but it seems that 888 Ladies now has its own 90 ball version (with a £200 prize fund). 888 Ladies and Wink have a recently introduced jackpot game called Payday £3000 which is played on the final Friday of each month; it is a 90 ball game with 10p tickets and prizes down to 2TG. These sites all also have the 888 big link 90 ball room under the name Stack Up and the big link 75 ball room under the name Unwind (at some of the sites these are only available on mobile).
These sites usually have exclusive jackpot games to tie in with events such as Easter and Halloween and are now announcing their Christmas promotions. At 888 Ladies there are £500 jackpot games every Sunday in December plus a £1000 game on 15th, £1500 on 21st and £2000 on 24th December. Wink has a £1000 game on 1st December, £1500 on 10th, £2500 on 16th, £5000 on 24th and a BOGOF from 10am – 10pm on Boxing Day. On Christmas Day at 4pm there is a shared 90 ball £10,000 sliding jackpot game; the guaranteed prize fund for this is £3000 and tickets are on sale from 1st December at 50p each. 888 Ladies and Wink also both have warm-up promotions starting on 14th November and running for the rest of this month; the Daily Jingle (at 888 Ladies) is a 2p bingo room open for 4 hours every evening and It’s A Wrap (at Wink) is 2p prize games at noon, 6pm and 9pm every day with shopping voucher prizes.
The other sites share Jackpotland, which consists of a £250 game playing every Thursday at 6pm until 15th December (5p card price) and bigger games on 27th November and 24th and 25th December.
The biggest game coming up runs across the entire network on New Year’s Day at 8pm, and tickets for this 90 ball game are already on sale for 75p each. FH wins £12K, 2L wins £8K, 1L wins £5K and there’s a £6K split for 1TG and £4K split for 2TG.
To claim a redeposit bonus at Joy of Bingo sites a code has to be entered and these are usually sent out via email each weekend.
Bingo Hollywood is Dragonfish powered and on a network of its own. They usually run two exclusive bingo promotions, a pattern bingo event (this always involves trying to win pattern bingo games in the Red Carpet Room at 45 past the hour and may also involve other rooms at other times) and a chat tourney with millions of loyalty points up for grabs. The pattern bingo promotion has been taking a break for the last couple of months and instead there is Retrovember. The aim is to win bingo on the number of the day of the month (#1 on 1st, #2 on 2nd and so on), and additionally this has to be in a hosted room with the player in the chat from the start of the game. After winning the player can say FOOTLOOSE for an instant 5000 loyalty points or FLASHDANCE to reserve a mystery retro themed prize which then has to be claimed via email. Those who enjoy pattern bingo are still catered for, however, as the Paparazzi Points promotion from October is being run again during November; players score points when they bingo on the firework pattern. 1st on the leaderboard at the end of the month wins £100 bingo bonus, 2nd wins £75 bingo bonus and 3rd wins £50 bingo bonus. Blockbuster Bingo is Bingo Hollywood’s big monthly game. It is a 75 ball sliding jackpot game with a card price of 50p and a headline prize of £10K which will be won if the coverall is completed in an extremely unlikely 32 or fewer calls. The baseline prize of £2000 is for 51 or more calls. The chat tourney is called YMCA Team Event and follows the usual rules, running on weekend evenings from 7pm -11pm in a different featured room each weekend evening (alternating between 75 and 90 ball); every team wins loyalty points with the lion’s share going to the top team, but to win the full prize you have to play 100 games or more over the weekend. Play 50-99 and you get half the prize, play 49 or fewer and you just get 1000 loyalty points. Slots tourneys also run regularly. These used to run for a weekend and have casino bonus prizes for the top spender, the top winner and the top loser. In October it was done differently and this continues for November. The tourney runs for the whole month, with 1 leaderboard point awarded for each £10 played on the Dazzle Me slot. There are real cash prizes of £50 – £250 for 1st – 10th and casino bonus prizes of £50 – £250 for 11th – 25th, and all 25 winners also get 25 free spins on Dazzle Me (although they will most likely be sick of it by then!)
The 888 big link 90 ball games have an extra feature at Bingo Hollywood. Players who win FH, also win 1000 loyalty points for each gold ball (73 – 90) that is called before 1L is completed in the next game. At the end of the evening the player who wins the most loyalty points in this way wins an extra £20 bingo bonus.
There’s also a prize for the person with the most wins for the month in the High 5 bingo room – they get £55 bingo bonus, £55 casino bonus and 55 free spins on Fluffy Too.
Foxy Bingo has the latest version of the Dragonfish platform and in terms of the sheer number of bingo rooms and promotions to choose from, the cheeky fox is very hard to beat. Thank Foxy It’s Friday continues to run every week. The highlight of this promotion is the hourly guaranteed Jackpot O’Clock games in the evening (these have a card price of 50p and guaranteed jackpots of £1500 or £5000) but there are further enhanced jackpots, bingo bonus points and sometimes a deposit bonus offer up for grabs as well. For slots lovers there’s Casino Disco, a deposit offer with slots bonus & free spins some variant of which runs every Friday evening.
Although Foxy has recently stopped offering automatic reload bonuses, there are still plenty of opportunities to get bonuses (and win free spins) via their Facebook community (this is a closed group, not a page). For example, 100% bingo bonus is on offer for Cyber Monday. Foxy are also currently giving out free spins on Tuesdays and Thursdays just for logging in, and on Mondays when players play £10 or more on the slots of the week.
Microgaming is the home of Immortal Romance Bingo, a bingo variant themed on the hugely popular slot. The game has recently been souped up to make it easier to collect the 20 medallions needed to spin the jackpot wheel.
Dream Bingo leads the other Microgaming bingo sites in terms of exclusive promotions, although some are shared with sister sites Betway Bingo and Bingo on the Box . Dream also have a choice of welcome offers – instead of a purely bonus based offer you can choose one with a slightly smaller bonus but with the addition of free spins on one of the wonderful Microgaming slots.
The other Microgaming sites rarely change their bingo promotions, but Butlers Bingo – which is well worth a visit right now just to see the Butler dressed up as Elf on the Shelf – and its sister sites which include the Irish charity bingo site Rehab Bingo do have two exclusive bingo rooms. The Broadway Room is a standalone 90 ball room open in the afternoons and evenings offering a variety of jackpots and in the Spinner Room (open in the evenings), you can win free spins on specified slots; these rooms are clearly popular with players as earlier in the year Butlers won an award for best Microgaming bingo site that was voted on by players. Free spins are also frequently part of the sign-up offer (and unlike their other promotions this is changed semi regularly) and if this is of interest take a look at our free spins section to see what is currently on offer. Over the last few months some extra jackpots have been added in the Broadway room, but these are multi-level room jackpots rather than guaranteed prizes for specific games.
The only other Microgaming options are 32 Red and 188 Bet and neither of these ever seem to have any exclusive promotions (although 32 Red does have a no deposit bonus, the last remaining Microgaming site to do so).
Two UK bingo sites run on this software. The USP of Bingocams is the integration of webcams into the software allowing players to see each other and the chat host – although it is perfectly possible to play without a cam and many do. Live Win Moments are cam footage of someone winning FH and there are occasionally prizes in connection with these. Bright Bingo is the same platform but with the cams given little prominence.
At Bingocams the Big Bang progressive jackpot was finally won in September, after taking over a year to climb to around the £22,000 mark, and was then won again only a week later at little more than its seed value of £5000! It is now at around £6500. Win by getting a 90 ball full house in 32 or fewer balls, or a 75 ball coverall in 42 or fewer balls in any of their rooms, any time; anyone who has made a deposit in the last 3 months is eligible. There are also a number of room jackpots; these are much smaller and easier to win, dropping at 40 balls in 90 ball and 48 balls in 75 ball.
November To Remember consists of several different promotions. A 25% automatic reload bonus is in force for the whole of the month and £5 bingo bonus codes will be sent with their email newsletter. A free £500 jackpot game runs on 30th November for everyone who deposits and plays £50 or more during the month.
Christmas at Cams starts on 1st December. This includes a number of different promotions. The Big Present Event runs from 1st – 24th December and to gain entry to the free Big Present Room on Christmas Day for 10 x £100 cash jackpots, players must play £2 each and every day during the promo period and make at least one deposit between 10th and 24th. Unusually for this type of promotion (and understandably because many players will be busy with family on Christmas Day) the Big Present Room is going to have a prebuy facility. There’s also plenty going on for players who can’t manage the £2 every day. Rudolph’s Rollover runs for 2 hours from 6pm every evening; the room jackpot is £1000 and it goes up by £100 each evening that it is not won, up to a maximum value of £5000. Special jackpots followed by afterparties play on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – and in the Christmas Eve room, the three winners of the Christmas Wish competition will be announced; to enter this players need to have their wish displayed in their avatar from 1st – 23rd December. The festive season at Bingocams would not be complete without a festive Live Win Moment competition and this runs from 1st – 22nd, with prizes awarded on 23rd.
Bright Bingo also has a progressive jackpot, the Money Mountain and a couple of months ago it was won (at over £20,000) for only the second time ever. It is now back over £8500 and steadily climbing. Win by getting a full house in a 90 ball room in 32 balls or fewer, or by getting a coverall in a 75 ball room in 42 balls or fewer (and as at the sister site, you need to have made a deposit in the last 3 months to be eligible).
Bright Bingo’s current big promotion is Win A Wage and this runs in October, November and December offering the opportunity each month to win £1000 cash. The free £1000 jackpot game plays on the last day of each month and access is limited to the top 100 on the month’s leaderboard; players score leaderboard points at the rate of 1 point per £10 played on bingo, 2 points per £10 played on casino games and 3 points per £10 deposited. There’s also an overall leaderboard for the entire 3 month event with cash prizes (£1000, £500 and £250) for the top 3 and 50 mystery free spins plus 50 Gold Coins (from the loyalty scheme) for 4th – 10th.
Bright Bingo has a selection of festive promotions including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day jackpots, a free game every Sunday for anyone who has deposited in the last year, and Festive Friday, which offers a 50% deposit bonus code and awards 10 free spins on Deck The Halls to every FH winner in the Santa’s Spins room.
There are only a handful of Gamesys sites left now following the departure of Sun Bingo and Fabulous Bingo to Virtue Fusion. They have Super Links network games with £20K guaranteed prizes every day and are very good sites to play at if you enjoy prize draw promotions but are no more than a modest spender, because Gamesys rules on prize draws almost always allow only one entry per player per day. Winning Headlines and Fun In The Sun (which were the Sun’s two exclusive slots) have been reskinned and are now being served up at other Gamesys sites as Paper Wins and Fun On The Seafront. Heart also have an enhanced welcome offer and a new free game called Daily Paper and no doubt all this will be of interest to players from Sun and Fabulous who would like to retain the opportunity to play the ex-Sun exclusives and other Gamesys slots or prefer the Gamesys bingo platform to Virtue Fusion.
Virgin Games recently had a complete makeover and is now much more user friendly than it used to be. The focus is definitely on slots rather than bingo at this site, with most of the promotions being to do with slots or poker. For 28th – 30th November they have a rerun of the Virgin Games Vault promotion; each day, players can pick one of the four vaults to reveal their promotion (there are 2 cashback offers, one deposit bonus offer and one loyalty points offer).
Heart Bingo have Sugar Rush; this started on 10th October and awards a percentage boost to every prize in the Candy Club room between 11am and noon; the percentage boost is different every day (and announced each day on the promo page) but always between 10% and 100%. Session Bingo Share Pot is on site from 28th November until 2nd December. To qualify for a share of the £2000 cash pot, players must hold tickets to the 7pm bingo session and win nothing; opt in is required but this only has to be done once.
Jackpot Joy also have a range of exclusive promotions including a monthly £13,000 bingo game and a chat promotion, Hunt For A Holiday, which runs for an hour a day (announced 5 minutes in advance) until 23rd December. To be eligible for selection players must be in the Sapphire Room with tickets to the current or next game. Four players are selected to choose a grid square and most conceal prizes ranging from £5 – £50 cash, 200 – 1000 loyalty points up to the grand prizes of a £750 holiday voucher (two of these will be won during the promo period). Four more holidays are up for grabs in Tiki’s Tropical Paradise, a prize draw promotion that runs until Christmas Eve.
The big news at Jumpman powered sites is the arrival of a lot of new slots – not just the Pariplay slots (Magical Forest etc) that we were expecting, but also a selection of Net Ent slots including Starburst, Guns N Roses and Koi Princess.
15 Network is the original Jumpman powered bingo network and usually has one main network promotion. For the past few months this has been a weekly prize draw and November’s is true to form, with 25 nostalgic Christmas hampers to be won each week. Players get one entry for each £20 played on the Very Merry Christmas slot.
Tuesday Treasure is a free bingo game that will play across the network on the second Tuesday of every month. All funded players can claim up to 96 free tickets, and the prize split is FH £400, 2L £200, 1L £160 and £80 each for 1TG, 2TG and 3TG. Assuming that everyone who has already claimed tickets has claimed the full 96 (and why wouldn’t they) there are already over 130,000 tickets in play for the next game even though it is still three weeks away.
The network used to eschew traditional wagering requirements in favour of requiring a certain amount of real money to be played through before any withdrawals were allowed (£30 and some sites and £100 at others). Any remaining bonus was still lost when you withdrew. That has now changed and there is a wagering requirement of 4x on bingo bonus and 40x on the newly introduced instant games bonus. This works in the usual way with winnings added to the bonus bankroll and transferred to cash when the wagering requirement is completed; any withdrawal before then (even of cash winnings from the original deposit) and you lose bonus and winnings. If you receive a fresh bonus before using all of the old one, the wagering requirement is recalculated on the whole lot.
Film Bingo usually runs an exclusive leaderboard style event every month and for November they have What’s On The Box? The winner will pick one of the three boxes to reveal their prize – £50 cash, an Amazon Fire Stick or £100 bonus. Players score 10 points for a win on number 11 or 21, 5 points for a win on the TV Set pattern, 10 points for every £20 played on the Fireworks Frenzy slots and 10 points for every £20 deposited.
Charming Bingo launched at the start of the year with an opening promotion of a prize draw with a 7 night holiday in Greece to be won. One ticket is given out for each £10 played on bingo and they have now clarified that the holiday is for 2 people and the prize draw will take place on 31st December 2016 – plenty of time to collect lots of entries then!
Another recently launched site is Bingo Minions, and this month they have an exclusive prize draw with a bottle of Purr by Katy Perry to be won; to enter players just need to deposit £10 or more during the month.
Rocket Bingo is the only Jumpman site to offer free bingo games without the requirement to have made a deposit in the preceding 7 days. There are a number of games with £1 prizes every day, a £10 game two evenings a week plus an hour of £10 free bingo games on Friday evenings.
Clucky Bingo have a Christmas prize draw which can be entered without depositing or playing. The promotion, which runs until 12th December is in two parts. Part one is a prize draw for a £100 Amazon voucher and to enter players just need to register at Clucky, or login if they already have an account there. Part two is a prize draw for another £100 Amazon voucher, plus a £50 Amazon voucher for a runner up, and players get one entry to this draw for each £10 deposited and each £10 played during the promo period.
The last couple of months have seen a change of ownership of the two 15 Network sites that used to have the biggest array of exclusive promotions and in both cases most of them have abruptly stopped running. Lollipop Bingo does have one November exclusive, a prize draw with a chocolate hamper to be won; players get one entry for each £10 deposited during the month. In the case of Tidy Bingo the promotions page hasn’t been updated since the end of July so who knows what will happen there; they do, however, appear to be giving out extra bonuses via their Facebook page.
Last year, a new network launched that also uses the Jumpman Gaming software – the Wheel of Slots network. As its name suggests this is aimed at those who like to play slots as well as bingo. There are NO bingo bonuses on offer at Wheel of Slots, just free spins on the likes of Fluffy Favourites, the best welcome offer being a guaranteed 50 free spins on Fluffy Favourites at Viking Bingo. Most of the Wheel of Slots sites run a regular Slot of the Week promotion; this consists of a prize draw with one entry given out per £20 played on the specified slot which is notified by email. The prize is a spin of the Winners Wheel (not the same as the regular wheel) which gives out 20 – 500 spins on Fluffy Favourites, Temple of Isis or Shaman’s Dream.
The Live Bingo Network sites all have the same promotions and these are hardly ever changed. They include jackpot games with free tickets for depositors, a weekly/monthly slots tournament with casino bonus prizes for the top spenders and so on. There’s also a daily depositors’ raffle with casino bonus prizes; one ticket to the raffle is awarded for each £10 deposited and there are 10 prizes of £50 casino bonus each day. Cozy’s sliding jackpot game Money Multiplier is a 90 ball game which runs on Saturday nights with a ticket price of 10p, for depositing players only. The headline prize is £5000 but for this to be won bingo would have to be called in a staggeringly unlikely 28 calls or fewer. £500 is the prize for 45 calls or more.
Something that has changed recently (and not for the better) is the way the chat works. It was always networked across all the LBN sites but each room used to have its own chat. Now it seems only one chat channel is available covering all bingo rooms on all sites (although rather confusingly each bingo room apparently has a different chat game running).
Cozy also has the Best Bingo Network including some relatively new sites such as Bingo Date and Sailor Bingo but apart from a slightly different welcome offer all the promotions and bingo rooms are an exact copy of those Live Bingo Network. Indeed, player numbers and prize amounts visible at sites on the two networks suggests that they now have shared liquidity – which would mean they they are in effect one and the same network.
The 45 Days of Christmas giveaway has now started across both networks (but not at all sites), promising £100,000 worth of gifts and jackpots and over a million bonuses. There’s a £500 game every evening with a 10p card price, and bigger games on Thanksgiving (£3000), Black Friday (£2000), Boxing Day (£5000) and New Year’s Eve (£10,000). Daily raffles take place with 10 x £50 cash and 50 x £25 bingo bonus to be won; players get 1 entry for logging in, 5 entries for wagering and 10 for depositing (minimum amounts not specified). There’s also a daily login bonus (but anything won from this has a 48 hour expiry), a pattern bingo promotion with £10 bingo bonus to be collected after winning on the letters S T A R, and a leaderboard with tangible prizes. The top 3 depositors of the day win a £50 Amazon voucher each, the top three depositors of the week win an iPhone each and the top three depositors for the whole promo period win an iMac each. There’s also weekly (£250 Amazon voucher) and overall (£1000 Amazon voucher) prizes for the three biggest spenders.
Free bingo at Cozy is 50 ball only and in order to be allocated 10 free tickets you have to be in the bingo room just before the game plays – but if you are playing with a no deposit bonus you won’t be allowed to claim any tickets as it is only for funded players. Line and FH prizes are £1 and extra tickets can be bought for 1p each.
One advantage of Cozy sites is that almost all of them offer a no deposit bonus, but do be aware that following changes that were made a few months back it is NOT possible to win withdrawable cash with this (not directly anyway). Winnings from a no deposit bonus can only be carried forward as casino cash (a bit of a misnomer as it is not actually cash at all but a type of bonus that can be used on bingo or slots), capped at 100% of the value of the first deposit or £50 (whichever is smaller) and with a wagering requirement of 4x on bingo or 10x on slots – and this can only be done if the player accepts a bonus on their first deposit (thereby incurring a further wagering requirement).
Alternatively there is Game Village which runs on Cozy software but is on its own Lucky Duck Network, so all the offers and jackpot games are exclusive to them and to a couple of other sites. They have a bewildering array of promotions, most of which change monthly, but to participate in the majority of them you need to have homeowner status which requires you to make three initial deposits and then deposit at least once every 30 days. Another potential pitfall is that for many of their promotions the prize will not be awarded automatically and you must contact them to claim it (assuming you even notice that you qualify). The Charity Event is back for November, with all ticket monies going to the Children In Need, but as it is one 50 minute stint of penny bingo in mid afternoon it is unlikely to amount to much; there is no information on site about charity donations in previous months. There is, however, one easy to understand promotion whereby players can get free tickets for a £2017 New Year’s Eve game by making deposits (2 tickets for every £20 deposited in November and 1 ticket for every £15 deposited in December up to 24th).
Cozy sites launched in the last few months include Now Bingo, Swanky Bingo and Sailor Bingo. Recent arrival Lucky Diner Bingo has something special to offer – an exclusive bingo room with live chat host that they are broadcasting on a video stream! They also have a 24 hour jukebox including live radio shows and during October, a weekly prize draw for an Amazon Fire Stick; to enter this players need to play at least 5 games of bingo during the live video or audio sessions (timetable on site). The live rooms are open to everyone who has deposited £10 or more in the preceding 7 days. New launch Igloo Bingo also has extras including a free bingo game every evening with a £10 prize fund.
Daub Alderney have three bingo sites which combine shared rooms and promotions with exclusive ones.
Kitty Bingo was the first site in the group to launch.
Lucky Pants Bingo generally runs promotions that are more geared towards slots – such as the Spin O Clock regular Tuesday promotion which gives out free spins in lieu of a deposit bonus. It is also possible to choose a slots bonus offer as a welcome offer (on your first three deposits) if that’s what you prefer. Lucky Pants now has NetEnt slots and the welcome offer has been tweaked so that the free spins are on these – Spinata Grande for the 20 free spins on registration and Spinata Grande, Koi Princess, Gonzo’s Quest or Starburst for the 100 free spins that are given out over the 5 days susbsequent to making a first deposit.
Bingo Extra‘s USP is the exclusive Extra Room where several different varieties of bingo are played and extra features and prizes are the order of the day.
The regular Win-Win game runs on Wednesday evenings at 10pm. Cards for this 90 ball game cost 20p (cash only) and there is a £200 guaranteed prize fund. If you don’t win, you receive your stake money back as bingo bonus.
Weekly Shop plays every Tuesday night at 10pm and the prize in this 75 ball game, which has a card price of 5p, is a very useful £100 shopping vouchers.
Fiver Frenzy (known as the Playground at Bingo Extra) is a new 1p bingo game that plays twice a day at 1pm and 10pm; it is a 5 line game with £5 fixed prize per line.
On the last Friday of every month, the £10K Slider plays. This is a 5 line game with a card price of 20p and should the winner bingo in 45 or fewer calls they will take home the whole £10,000 jackpot (this is a considerably higher number of calls than the vast majority of sliding jackpot games at other sites – while it is still pretty unlikely that someone will actually win, it is a lot less unlikely than in similar games elsewhere). It starts to slide after that and when the ball count reaches 53 it reverts right back down to the guaranteed £400. Line prizes are £150 each and there is a card maximum of 72.
All three sites usually run a promotion each week (usually but not always differing from each other in name only) where depositing or playing Monday to Thursday generates a reward on the Friday. £50K in a Sleigh is a prize draw promotion running on a weekly cycle until 23rd December, with £50,000 worth of prizes to be won altogether. Each week’s promo period runs from Friday to Thursday and players have to opt in each time; they then get one draw entry for each £5 deposited, each £20 played on bingo and each £50 played on slots. The first draw takes place on 2nd December and the top prize is a family holiday to Lapland (or £2000 cash). There are hundreds of runner up prizes of £5 – £1000 cash, £2 – £50 bingo bonus (4 x wagering) or 10 free spins (max win £5, 7 day expiry).
Maria used to be on Virtue Fusion but back in July 2015 they migrated to the brand new bingo platform from Relax Gaming and now the whole site has been given a radical makeover. Maria is basically a casino with bingo (quite a lot of bingo – there are 4 open access bingo rooms plus one daily rewards room which is more than you’ll find at many plain old bingo sites) and where it really excels is the slots. They have one of the best selections available at any bingo site and it can all be played with the same wallet; new slots are added very often and there are frequent cashback or free spins offer. The welcome offers are also geared towards slots and include free spins; although the welcome bonus can be used on bingo the wagering requirements are more in line with what one would expect from a slots bonus. When Maria say cashback, they mean CASH (zero wagering requirements) and what they give you a percentage of CASH WAGERS rather than a percentage of losses. Slots tournaments at Maria also run frequently (at least every single day from 5pm – 8pm) and unlike the vast majority of slots tournaments you will find at other bingo sites, the winner is normally the player with the biggest net win in 20 consecutive spins rather than the biggest spender.
Maria is networked with Bingo.com, which has very much the same selection of slots as well as the same bingo rooms but gives the bingo a bit more prominence and sometimes runs bingo promotions (such as bingo tournaments) that aren’t on at Maria. Bingo.com won the Fair Play Award at the recent bingo industry awards and this was judged by a panel of independent experts so you can be sure of very high standards of social responsibility and fair play there.
A recent innovation at the Relax bingo sites is Roll On Bingo (hitherto only found on the Virtue Fusion platform) and they also have a selection of regular bingo promotions including 14 days of free bingo for newbies, jackpot games and tournaments. A separate bingo bonusing system (with a 4x wagering requirement) comes into play quickly – the bingo vouchers are given out as rewards on spins of the loyalty wheel and unlike bingo bonuses at many other sites, bingo vouchers are used before and not after any cash the player may have in their account.
The £1000 Escalator Jackpot promotion runs from 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm every Thursday – Sunday until November 27th in the Grand bingo room. The jackpot of £1000 is split with 50% going to the winner and the other 50% split between the tickets held by other players. The number of calls for the jackpot to be won starts at 52 (in 75 ball without the free centre square) and increases by one every game.
There are plenty of slots promotions running as well, including various slots tournaments one of which has a top prize of a weekend in Paris.