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Best Deposit Bonuses

Despite all the new and exotic welcome offers which are now appearing at online bingo sites (slot spins, speedy spins, free bingo tickets, bonus games) many bingo sites have stuck with old-style welcome bonus offers and many players prefer them.  Here we list the bingo sites with the best welcome bonus offers (percentage or size) whether the bonus is for bingo, slots or both.

  • Big Tease Bingo is a Dragonfish powered bingo site but unlike the majority of such sites it is NOT on the Dragonfish network.  Instead, it is networked with Bingo Hollywood - a site known for the number and variety of its promotions including bingo and slots tournaments, automated chat games and guaranteed and sliding jackpots.  If you like the Dragonfish software but are sick of the network rooms this site could be a good option. read more...

    * New Customer Offer. T&Cs Apply. 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly.

  • Paddy Power Bingo is a big name Playtech / Virtue Fusion bingo site with a large selection of games and promotions (including some exclusive ones) every day, all delivered with a unique sense of humour - only Paddy Power could have a promotional campaign fronted by a giant pink mechanical pooping pigeon (which still lives on in the form of an exclusive slots game). read more...

    * 18+ New customers only, min stake £5 within 30 days of creating a chat name, bonus is split with £15 towards bingo tickets (X3 wagering requirement) and £10 on slot games (X20 wagering requirement). Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Full T&C’s apply–see offer details below. Please gamble responsibly..

  • Glossy Bingo is a slick Microgaming site that was originally done to look like a glossy magazine and used to offer some very nice bonuses over several deposits, but both these are things of the past now.  Operated by Broadway Gaming who also own Butlers Bingo, it has access to the Spinner Room where free slots spins can be won, to the Broadway Room and to the Microgaming network promotions. There are no wagering requirements on bingo bonus at Glossy Bingo (but there are on slot bonus). read more...

  • Becky's Bingo is a Cozy bingo site that is not on one of the two main networks, but on the smaller Lucky Duck network that includes Game Village and just a couple of other sites.  That means a different selection of bingo rooms to the usual on a Cozy site (although some rooms including the main 90 ball room are the same as elsewhere), and a huge array of Game Village promotions (although these are not always easy to understand). read more...

    * New Customer Offer. T&Cs Apply. 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly.

  • Betfair Bingo is a Virtue Fusion / Playtech bingo site which was first launched in 2013.  For a while the bingo was looking a little neglected - the only exclusive promotions that ran were bonus or free bingo add-ons for network promotions (called the Betfair Boost), but two recent events have changed all that. read more...

    * 1. 18+ New customer only | 2. Deposit a Min of £5, Min stake £5, Max bonus £25 (£15 Bingo Bonus & £10 Bingo Slots Bonus) | 3. Bonus credited within 48hrs | 4. Bonus available for one calendar month from credited in your account | 5. X4 wagering requirements on any Bingo games | 6. Some games contribute less to wagering requirements, please see below for full T&C’s.*Not available to customers using Moneybookers/Skrill or Neteller as a payment method. Please gamble responsibly..

  • Coral Bingo is a big name Playtech / Virtue Fusion site that has had a couple of makeovers in the last few years, the most recent of which was to mark the arrival of Carly and Farley as the faces of the brand with a slew of new exclusive promotions.   It has free bingo every day and of course access to all the big Virtue Fusion network promotions. read more...

    * New players only. 18+. Min stake £10 on bingo tickets. 2 x wagering on bingo bonus. Bonus valid for 7 days. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly..

Best Bingo Deposit Bonus Offers

This section is where we showcase the best welcome bonus offers currently available at online bingo sites.  What makes a good offer, you may ask?

High percentage bonus

Who wouldn’t want a huge percentage boost on their first deposit, whether it be for bingo only or a mixture of bingo and slots?

High upper limit

Which is better, a 500% bonus on a first deposit of £5 only, or a 300% bonus on a deposit of up to £25?  The second option gives you more actual bonus if you want to deposit more than £5 – up to 3 times as much.

Substantial extras

Many bingo sites offer extras as well as (not instead of) a bingo or slots bonus. These can include:

  • Slot spins
  • Free bingo tickets
  • Access to a newbie room with free bingo
  • Loyalty points
  • Off site items such as shopping vouchers or cinema tickets

Bonus play – what to look out for

Big welcome bonus offers are great, but bear in mind the following and check the terms and conditions BEFORE depositing to see whether any of them are going to be an issue for you:

Wagering requirement?

What is the wagering requirement? How many times will you have to play through your deposit before you can withdraw any winnings from the bonus? For example, if it is 4 x (deposit + bonus) and you deposit £100 and get a 200% bonus, you’d have to wager £1200 (the deposit, the bonus plus £900 of winnings) before you could take any winnings out.

In the case of a bonus which can be used for multiple types of game (i.e. both bingo and slots), the wagering requirement will vary depending on which type of game you play (typically the wagering requirement for slots is 10x that for bingo).

Bonus time limit

Does the bonus have a time limit? Many bonuses expire if not used within 30 days and some have shorter time limits of 7 days or less.  This can be a problem if the site takes wagers out of your deposit rather than your bonus, and only starts on the bonus when you run out of cash.

Play order

What happens if you deposit again while you still have a bonus active (to play a game which requires cash or to take advantage of another promotion)?  Will the fresh deposit be played before the old bonus or queued behind it?

Cap on winnings

Is there a cap on winnings from bonus money?  This could be a simple cap or a “max convertible” / “max conversion”.  With a max convertible, the cap is applied when you finish playing through the wagering requirement rather than right away; the max convertible amount is transferred to your cash balance and any remaining bonus or bonus winnings are lost.  Caps and max convertibles usually apply to slot bonus play rather than bingo bonus play.

Running out of funds

What happens if you run out of both cash and bonus money without fulfilling the wagering requirement? Will that void the wagering requirement or will it roll over into future deposits?

Restrictions on bonus usage

What restrictions are there concerning where the bonus can be used?

  • Valid for one type of game only? – e.g. bingo but not slots
  • Exclusions within the type of game? – e.g. not valid for jackpot bingo rooms, not valid for progressive jackpot slots.
  • Specific restricted validity? – e.g. can only be used for one named bingo room or one named slot game

Checking all this before you deposit prevents any unpleasant surprises later on.  Happy bingoing! – or if you prefer slots, look in the Best Slot Bonus section for big slot and casino bonus offers.