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Best Bingo Promotions - August 2021

Best Bingo Promotions - August 2021

Sue Dawson

This page presents a round-up of the current month’s best and most interesting promotions at online bingo and slot sites.  Big money games, prize draws, tournaments, freebies and daily bonus promotions are some of things we include, but to make the “outstanding” list, they have to have big prizes, tons of entertainment value or both.  New bingo sites occasionally open with a special promotion, but it’s mostly well established sites that come up with the really good stuff.  Some of the best offers are bingo promotions and others are slots promotions, so there’s something for everyone regardless of what their favourite games are.

Outstanding Bingo Promotions July – August 2021

Escalator Jackpot Madness at Virtue Fusion and Entain

Until July 31st, Virtue Fusion and Entain are each running a £250K escalator jackpot promotion – easily confused with each other as both are in the main network 90 and Deal Or No Deal 90 rooms on the respective networks.  And yes! Entain now have their own version of the hugely popular Deal or No Deal Bingo game!

£50K Jackpot at Buzz Bingo

At Buzz Bingo the Big Buzz Special is an ongoing daily promotion; the games play at 2.15pm, 8.30pm and 10.15pm in Buzz exclusive 90 ball rooms.  Tickets are 50p or £2.50 for a strip of 6 tickets and as well as regular prizes there’s a jackpot of £50,000 for bingo in 42 calls (which is unlikely, but not ridiculously unlikely).

Last week, Buzz added the Virtue Fusion special Housey to their line-up of bingo rooms.  And this week, there’s the brand new Session Bingo room; buy tickets for 12 games (including 1TG and 2TG) in one shot.  Prices start at £5 for 3 tickets per game and this week, at the end of each session there’s a £1000 full house prize.

Buzz have some regular weekly promotions which will run until further notice:

  • Bingo Boost – each spend of £5 on bingo (excluding Bingo Millions), Monday – Wednesday, awards a £1 bingo bonus (up to a maximum of £5 each week)
  • Slots Boost – deposit and spend £10 on any slot game, Monday – Wednesday, to collect a share of 10,000 spins on the Thursday on the game of the week
  • Weekend Bonus Boost – deposit £10 over the weekend (Saturday-Sunday) to collect 10% of net bingo losses (excluding Bingo Millions) back as a bingo bonus on the Monday
  • Anything you win from the bingo tickets, bonus or spins is in cash and the only restriction is the £5 minimum withdrawal

Buzz also run daily slot tournaments in which players take up to 1000 spins to score as many points as possible, based on multiplier wins on a featured game. The top three players win £100, £50 and £25 respectively and the rest of the top 100 win 10 or 25 free spins.  On Wednesdays, they run a 200 spin tournament (with smaller prizes than the daily tournaments) every hour starting at noon.

The Buzz Bingo Spinner is on site every day until 1st August and can be played by anyone with an account at Buzz, but compared to previous Buzz daily games it’s not very impressive.  The chance of winning anything is only 20% and the prizes are very small (2 or 5 free spins, 20p or 50p bingo bonus).  A premium version of the game is available to anyone who deposited and played £10 or more the previous day.

£25K Links at Tombola

As usual Tombola have plenty of enhanced prize promotions on different bingo games at various times of the month. Every Monday in August there’s Bingo 90 £25K Link. The game plays at 9pm and (just as you’d expect) has a full house prize of £25,000 .  After that, at 10pm, 10.30pm and 11pm in Bingo Lite, there’s guaranteed prizes of £250 for 1L, £500 for 2L and £1000 for FH.  There’s more big full house prizes in Bingo 90 in the Big Links promotion on Friday 6th and Friday 27th August – £5000 at 8.30pm, £10,000 at 9pm and £15,000 at 9.30pm.

Tombola’s free daily game Merge has up to £40K to be won every week and can be played twice every day, once on Tombola Bingo and once on Tombola Arcade.  Meanwhile over at Tombola Arcade, an earlier free daily game Trio has made a reappearance as a pay game in the Scratch section as Retro, Lamps, Chests and Snapshot.

Back on Tombola Bingo, yet another new game recently arrived on the scene in the form of the playing card based Nevada.  It’s quite different from their other playing card based game Cinco and has now been tweaked to add an extra prize in each game and create more frequent jackpot drops.

Storm Catcher at Relax Gaming

At bingo.com and Unibet the new minigame Storm Catcher has recently been launched.  Until 9th August there’s a daily tournament for the best win relative to stake in 30 consecutive rounds (£175 in cash prizes for the top 5) and a weekly tournament for the best win relative to stake in 100 consecutive rounds (£500 of free spins for the top 20).  There’s also a weekly Bet & Get offer; opt in and play in the Pitch 75 ball bingo room to collect 10 Storm Catcher spins on a spend of £10, 15 spins on a spend of £25 and 25 spins on a spend of £50.  Free spins on Storm Catcher can also be collected by completing daily Bingo Summer Games missions.

The Relax sites also run slot tournaments, usually based on the Lucky Spin format, but there’s nothing on this week.

Pragmatic Play Slots Giveaway

The Pragmatic Drops & Wins promotion is a widely networked and long running slot promotion which started back in the spring of 2020, with £500K to be won in each 4 week promotional period.  It’s already been extended a few times and has now been extended yet again, to run until 25th August 2021 at many sites with Pragmatic Play slots including Coral Bingo and Buzz Bingo.   The Drops part of the promotion consists of 500 randomly triggered cash prizes per day (of up to £1000 cash) and the Wins part is a weekly leaderboard with scoring based on the largest single spin win relative to stake and 1200 cash prizes each week (with a top prize of £10,000 cash).  To participate, players opt in within any of the qualifying games:

  • Wolf Gold
  • Mustang Gold
  • Sweet Bonanza
  • John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen
  • Great Rhino Megaways
  • John Hunter and the Book of Tut
  • The Dog House
  • The Dog House Megaways
  • Chilli Heat
  • Fruit Party
  • Big Bass Bonanza
  • Madame Destiny Megaways
  • Gems Bonanza
  • Wild Wild Riches
  • Wild West Gold
  • Gates of Olympus
  • Power of Thor Megaways
  • Floating Dragon Hold & Spin
  • The Hand of Midas
  • 5 Lions Megaways
  • Buffalo King Megaways
  • Release the Kraken
  • Empty the Bank
  • Lucky Grace and Charm
  • Book of Vikings

The minimum stake to qualify is 50p so in theory it’s possible to win a prize from either part of the promotion with one 50p spin. Should the promotion be extended beyond 25th August (it seems highly likely that it will), the list of games will change to include some new releases as it has been doing every 4 weeks, but the really popular titles like Wolf Gold and John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen tend to be included every time.  At most sites the games that are included are clearly marked “Drops & Wins” in the lobby so there’s no need to memorise the list!

Mecca Bingo – Mega Cash Raffle

At Mecca Bingo, there’s a new daily bonus game called the Sizzling Summer Game.  It’s available from noon every day until 28th August .  Spin the wheel to see what (if anything) you have won.  Every spin of the wheel also gives you an entry into the weekly prize draw which has 10 prizes of £250 cash each.

Mecca have also changed their welcome offer to a spin the wheel bonus game – more details in our review.

Recently launched at Mecca are Mecca Raffles.  Prizes include cash, dining out vouchers, Apple products and so on, with bonuses and spins for runners up, and tickets are priced at 50p or £1.  There’s a ceiling on the number of tickets that they will sell for each raffle and draws take place every couple of days. Coming up soon is  an Apple Bundle on 31st July and £2500 cash on 1st August both with a ticket price of £1 each and minimum purchase of 2 tickets.


The Best Of The Rest

Dragonfish network bingo sites are running a bingo tournament every Friday until further notice.  To participate, players need to head for the Win Finals Tickets room at 7pm. Tickets to these games are 5p each and the prizes are: full house – 50 finals tickets + 30 spins, 2L –  25 finals tickets + 20 spins, 1L –  15 tickets & 10 spins, 1TG –  10 finals tickets, 2TG –  5 finals tickets.  The final starts at 9pm and consists of two games each with a £125 prize pool.

If you’re after exclusive bingo rooms and jackpot games, PlayOJO is the standout amongst Pragmatic Play sites.  They’ve got the exclusive Mojo room, the equal-chance Equaliser room, The Masked Singer UK and some OJO only jackpots.  Slots players are well served too, with daily tournaments, some of which are free to enter.

Glossy Bingo, Rosy Bingo and other Pragmatic Play bingo sites run by Broadway Gaming also have an exclusive bingo room, the Broadway Room, which they are using to run exclusive promotions and prize games.  Until the end of July there’s a pair of escalator Jackpot promotions with £500 to be won every Friday from 9pm and a £50 Just Eat voucher to be won every day from 7pm.

All Pragmatic Play sites are running the 3K Fri-Yay XTG game on Fridays during July; the full house prize is £1500, 2L is £700, 1L is £300 and there’s £250 shares for 1TG and 2TG.

Jumpman bingo sites and Jumpman slot sites have Jolly July. This is a prize draw with 1 prize of a Fire Pit Patio Furniture Set worth £2000 to be won across all Jumpman sites.  Players get one entry for each £10 played on Twin Spin Megaways, Twin Spin, Aloha, Gonzo’s Quest or Riches of Midgard during July.  The £250 Fluffy Friday Tournament which has been running from 7pm – 10pm every Friday for a few months now, with points awarded for the biggest wins, has been extended to run until the end of July (but be aware that the latest game in the series, Fluffy Megaways, isn’t included).

At Foxy Bingo, the Foxy’s Parachute Drop free daily game is on site until 1st August and prizes include deposit offers, free spins, cash and entries to a prize draw to take place on 2nd August with 100 x £5 Love2Shop vouchers to be won.  Foxy also have a £450 “Boosted Bingo” game every evening and a £18K monthly sliding jackpot game (networked with other Entain bingo sites).

At JackpotJoy there’s Summer Winner (until 31st July), a daily prize draw; opt in by spinning the reels on the promo page to reveal the prize of the day and the amount you need to spend to enter. Each draw also has Box Bonanza prizes for runners up. What is a Box Bonanza, you may ask?  It’s a pick-me game where the player is shown three boxes to choose from (most, but not all boxes contain a mystery cash prize).  Box Bonanzas can be won at other Gamesys sites too.  Oh yes, and they also all have a choice of two, three or even four different free daily games!

Sun Bingo have again extended the £1000 of free bingo made up of 96 games running at intervals throughout the day, every day in their Cabaret bingo room.  It’s now staying until at least the end of July.  Sun Bingo Spins runs until 9th August; it’s a guaranteed win daily game which cna be played by anyone who met the £5 spend requirement the day before.  More than 75% of players will win 50p bingo bonus but there’s also bigger bingo bonuses, slot bonuses, spins and cash to be won with a top prize of £500 cash.  The bingo bonus has a 4x wagering requirement, the slot bonus a 30x wagering requirement and the spins a 10x wagering requirement; all expire after 3 days.

Gala Bingo moved last week from the Virtue Fusion bingo platform to Entain’s own software and have tried to make it as seamless as possible for players by retaining chat names and recreating Gala specials such as Coronation Street Bingo.  They also recently launched Boss Benefits, a new loyalty scheme; until 17th August, you can get an invitation to join by depositing and spending £80 within a 28 day period.  The rewards – and there’s over 100 of them – are all online or instore discounts including on days out, food and drink, pamper and fitness and so on.  To keep the benefits, you’ll need to keep meeting the spend requirement.  After 17th August, they’ll review the entry criteria and maybe the scheme itself.

At Paddy Power Bingo there’s a prize draw which runs until 1st August; after opting in, players get one entry for each £5 of play in the featured bingo rooms (Deal or No Deal Multiplier, Topaz Room and Paddy’s Pad) and/or one entry for each £10 of play on the featured slots (Jackpot King Prize Lines, Paddy’s Full House Jackpot, Slingo Lightning and/or Bonanza Megapays).  The top prize is a brand new hybrid road bike and there’s more than a thousand runner up prizes including 5 Fitbit Versas, 5 Airpods and lots of free spins.

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