Updated: 17th Sep 2021
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.
The hugely popular Friday night escalator jackpots are back yet again, in a different room every Friday in September (DOND 90 on 3rd, network 75 on 10th, DOND 75 on 17th and network 90 on 24th). The promotion was last run just a couple of months ago and this time round, the guaranteed jackpot amounts are much smaller (from £2500 to £5000 as opposed to the £50K and £100K monsters from last time). Of the remaining jackpots, DOND 75 and network 90 look the most interesting; as of 6th September their jackpots were well in excess of the guaranteed amount (the network 90 jackpot in particular was nearly 10x the guaranteed amount) but of course this could change; if the jackpots drop in the meantime they will revert to the seed value.
You probably know the deal by now with this promotion but in case you don’t, at 6pm on the day of the promotion the ball count (the number of calls within which bingo must be won for the jackpot to drop) starts going up by 2 every hour on the hour until the jackpot is won (at which point it reverts to normal). If the jackpot hasn’t been won by 11.45pm the ball count goes to 90 to ensure it drops before midnight. 50% of the jackpot goes to the full house winner of the bingo game in which it drops and the other 50% is split between all the tickets in that game.
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).
Buzz recently added the Virtue Fusion special Housey to their line-up of bingo rooms. And now there’s the new Session Bingo room running 5 sessions every day; buy tickets for 12 games (or 20 games, if it’s the Twilight Bingo session) in one shot. Prices start at £3 for 6 tickets per game in the Lunch Club or Big Bite Bingo session.
Buzz have some regular weekly promotions which will run until further notice:
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 26th September 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.
As usual Tombola have plenty of enhanced prize promotions on different bingo games at various times of the month. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in September there’s Bingo 90 The Big Link. The game plays at 9pm and has a full house prize of £10,000. Fridays in September are well served too, with guaranteed prizes in Bingo Roulette from 8pm until 10pm then in Cinco until 11pm.
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 and there’s also a new Spin (i.e. slot) game, Carnival. On Wednesday 22nd September, there’s a launch party for Carnival; head to the Ladybird chat room between 8pm and midnight for the chance to win prizes including Tombola goody bags and Amazon vouchers.
Back on Tombola Bingo, it hasn’t been long since the release of the playing card based bingo game Nevada and there’s already another new release – an update of the classic bingo 80 game.
At Gamesys bingo sites the new 90 ball game Bubble Up Bingo was released in August, to coincide with the launch of their new site Double Bubble Bingo. Win any line or full house prize on number 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77 or 88 to collect double the prize money; win full house on number 7 to collect the progressive jackpot.
Double Bubble Bingo has Weekly Fun Times which runs Wednesday to Tuesday, every week until 28th December with 500 Box Bonanza games worth up to £5 plus a share of 500,000 reward points to be won in each weekly draw. Opt in on the promo page and enter the week’s draw by playing just £1 on any game. This week (until 21st September), there’s also Scratch n Play, a daily prize draw with 10 Box Bonanza games worth up to £100 to be won each time. To enter a daily draw, opt in and play £3 on instant win games.
Over at Jackpotjoy until 23rd September there’s Reeled In, a daily prize draw with 50 Box Bonanza games worth up to £15 to be won every day; enter by opting in and playing £3 or more on Big Bass Bonanza and/or Bigger Bass Bonanza. Gone Fishin’, a chat game with cash prizes where players pick from a grid to reveal fish, runs concurrently in the slots chat room. Also at Jackpotjoy, a prize draw with 150 Box Bonanza games worth up to £25 to be won runs every weekend in September. To enter, opt in and play £5 on Session Bingo, Friday – Sunday. This includes the £10,000 Super Session which plays every Saturday at 11pm.
So….what IS a Box Bonanza? It’s a pick-me game where the player is shown three boxes to choose from and most, but not all boxes contain a mystery cash prize.
At Mecca Bingo, there’s a new daily bonus game called the Mecca Dream Free Wheel which is one of a number of promotions running as part of the 2021 version of the Mecca Dream Come True promotion. It’s available from noon every day until 26th September . Spin the wheel to see what (if anything) you have won. 89% of spins result in a win and prizes include cash, free spins and entries to the weekly Mecca Dream Draw. A premium version of the Wheel is available to players who deposited and spent £10 the previous day. Mecca have also changed their welcome offer to a spin the wheel bonus game – more details in our review. Unique to 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 few days. While Dream Come True is running, the raffle prizes include special Dream prizes like makeovers.
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 22nd September 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 1000x stake) 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 10,000x stake). To participate, players opt in within any of the qualifying games:
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 22nd September (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!
Dragonfish network bingo sites are running a bingo tournament every weekend 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.
Most Pragmatic Play bingo sites have the £10K Community Pot game at 9.30pm on 1st October. Tickets are priced at 25p and the prizes are £1000 for 1L, £1500 for 2L, £2500 for FH and a whopping £5000 community share split between all tickets in the game. 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 September there’s an escalator jackpot promotions with £500 to be won every Saturday from 9pm.
Jumpman bingo sites and Jumpman slot sites have the Super September Giveaway. This is a prize draw with a 65″ 4K HD Samsung TV to be won across all Jumpman sites. Players get one entry for each £10 played on Sahara Riches during September. 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 at least the end of September (but be aware that the latest game in the series, Fluffy Megaways, isn’t included).
At Foxy Bingo, the Foxy’s Pinball free daily game is on site until 30th September and prizes include deposit offers, free spins, cash and entries to a prize draw to take place on 1st October with £10,000 in cash prizes. Foxy also have a £450 “Boosted Bingo” game every evening and a £18K monthly sliding jackpot game (networked with other Entain bingo sites). Until 12th September, there’s 20,000 free spins on selected Jackpot King slots to be given away every day: they will be split between all players who deposited and played £10 on any game the day before.
Entain sites are also running £200K Bargain Bingo this month, until 26th September in the room known at Foxy Bingo as No Fox Given and at Gala Bingo as Castle. The games run from 9am until midnight every day with ticket prices of 1p or 2p and as the day goes on, the guaranteed prizes get bigger.
Sun Bingo have again extended the £1000 of free bingo made up of 90 games running at intervals throughout the day, every day in their Cabaret bingo room. It’s now staying until at least the end of September. Sun also run prize draws which change frequently including a rather unusual one which is running not once but twice next week. What you can win is one year’s supply of tea – 1200 tea bags! – and there’s 30 to be won each time round. Draws take place on Friday 17th and Tuesday 21st September, and players get one entry to the first draw for each £10 played on bingo 13th – 16th and one entry to the second draw for each £10 played on bingo 17th – 20th. In each case you’ll need to opt in with code CUPPA.
At Paddy Power Bingo, there’s Paddy’s Greatest Hits, a series of prize draws running until 19th September. Until 9th September, the category was Best Bingo Room – the Gold Room (aka network 90). From 10th – 12th the category was Best New Slot – Gold Cash Free Spins. From 13th – 16th the category was Best Slingo Game – Slingo Reel King – and finally, from 17th – 19th September it’s Best Classic Slot – Fluffy Favourites. To enter the Fluffy draw, which has £2000 in Fluffy bonuses to be won, opt in and play £10 on the classic slot. The bonus has a single playthrough requirement and 48 hour expiry.
Also at Paddy Power this week, there’s a new and exclusive Slingo game – Paddy Power Lucky Pants Slingo.
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