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Bingo Sites with Slots Bonus

Do you like to play slots as well as bingo?  Find a new bingo site with a slot bonus offer here .  The best bingo and slot sites have welcome offers including a slot bonus as well as a bingo bonus and we’ve also listed some which have a slot bonus offer as an alternative.

  • Mecca Bingo is a Playtech / Virtue Fusion bingo site run by a grand old name in British bingo and is unlike other Virtue Fusion sites in that it has Net Ent slots such as Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest and Butterfly Staxx.   It has more than 25 bingo rooms, some networked with other Virtue Fusion bingo sites and some exclusive to read Mecca Bingo review

    * New cutomer must deposit and spend £10 on bingo within 60 days. £30 bingo bonus (1x wagering) £20 slot bonus on Reel King Mega (4x wagering) and £10 of club vouchers. T&C apply.

  • This big name Virtue Fusion site has all the usual promotions and big prizes, one of the best welcome bonuses you’ll find on a Virtue Fusion site (including some free slot spins with no wagering requirements), an exclusive penny bingo room and frequent exclusive promotions.  In September 2016 they went on to the HTML5 version of the bingo lobby, bringing read Betfred Bingo review

    * New customers only. Register with promo code BINGO90. Minimum deposit and stake £10 on Bingo Tickets to qualify. 2x wagering on £20 Bingo Bonus and 20x wagering on £20 Slots Bonus. Game restrictions apply. 14-day expiry. Bonus Balance is used prior to Cash Balance. 50 Free Spins on Starburst credited within 24 hours of qualification. Free Spins expiry after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs apply.

  • Betfair Bingo is a slickly designed Virtue Fusion / Playtech bingo site which was first launched in 2013.  In 2015 Betfair merged with Paddy Power enabling bingo rooms and promotions to be shared, and now they have a great new welcome offer!   read Betfair Bingo review

    * Key terms: Registration code: BIN050. Bet £10 on Bingo tickets (slots wagering will not count) to receive a £40 Bingo Bonus (x2 wagering), £10 Slots Bonus (x10 wagering) + 30 Free Spins on Dragon’s Luck. Available 30 days from registration to Betfair. SMS verification required for free spins. No wagering on free spins winnings. T&Cs apply.

  • Kitty Bingo is a cat themed bingo site that runs on Daub Alderney’s proprietary software, so a bit of a change from all those Dragonfish sites and of course all the promotions are either exclusive or shared with just a couple of other sites.   read Kitty Bingo review

    * Bonus playable on bingo, slots and arcade. Min dep £10, Max Bonus £50. 25x WR, 5x MCR. Spins playable on NetEnt Favourites (10p games). Credited as 10 spins /day for 5 days.

  • Everyone has heard of Paddy Power and their unique, irreverent sense of humour. That big personality is part of what makes Paddy Power Bingo so great – and another part of it is the great welcome offer. read Paddy Power Bingo review

    * New Customer Offer only. Deposit and spend £10 on bingo tickets in the Bingo Client within 30 days of joining Paddy Power Bingo. Get £30 paid as Bingo Bonus (x1 wagering requirement), £10 as Slots Bonus (x20 wagering requirement) & 40 Free Spins (£0.10/spin) on Mystery Reels Megaways game. 1 per customer. Your age and mobile number must be verified before you can avail of his offer.Full T&Cs apply.

  • Bingo.com is a name that has been around for years and years.  It is now owned by the Kindred Group (aka Unibet) and has been completely reinvented to run on the same Relax Gaming bingo platform (launched in July 2015) with the same five bingo rooms (and large progressive jackpots) as Maria Casino, offering 75 ball bingo with and without the centre square read bingo.com review

    * *18+, BeGambleaware.org Minimum deposit £10, maximum bonus £20. You must wager your bonus 40x to make it withdrawable. Free Spins are credited on Starburst in batches of 10 over the next four working days and carry a 15x wagering requirement. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.

  • 888ladies is 888’s flagship bingo brand.  It is part of the Joy of Bingo network but (like Wink Bingo) it has exclusive promotions and bingo games not found elsewhere on the network, including special loyalty rooms for long standing players. read 888 Ladies review

    * New players only. Offer only valid on a player’s 1st deposit at 888ladies. Deposit min £10 to get 200% bingo bonus, 200% games bonus (max £50 per bonus) + 15 Free Spins [FS]. FS are valid on specific games, must be claimed within 7 days of grants & valid for 7 days once claimed. FS wins granted in bonus & capped at £4. To withdraw games bonus & related wins, wager 50x the amount of bonus. Bonus wins capped at £100. To withdraw bingo bonus & related wins, wager 2x the amount of deposit + bonus funds. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit balance can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions & Further T&Cs apply

  • Beatle Bingo is another in the long line of 888 house owned Dragonfish bingo sites and is every bit as nice looking as its predecessors. The Beatles in question are an insectoid popular beat combo rather than the well known human one. read Beatle Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Red Bus Bingo is on the Joy of Bingo network and is themed around a London bus that travels around the sights of the city.   Apart from the theming it is very similar to the other smaller sites on the network. Red Bus Bingo has an app for mobile play but for iOS only, not Android. read Red Bus Bingo review

    * New players only. Deposit min £10 to get 100% bingo bonus plus 100% games bonus (total max bonus £100) + 40 Free Spins [FS]. One 1st Deposit Bonus available per player. FS available for 7 days, FS wins granted in games bonus after all FS are used and capped at £12. Bonus wins are capped at £100, exc. jp win. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager 2 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus and related winnings, wager 50 times the amount of the bonus; wagering requirements vary by game. This offer may not be combined with any other offer. Deposits can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and Further T&Cs apply

  • Polo Bingo is a Dragonfish powered bingo site belonging to the same Netboost network as Moon Bingo and Gossip Bingo.  It used to have a very special welcome offer including bingo and slots bonus not just on the first deposit, but on the first TEN deposits but this is long gone. read Polo Bingo review

    * New players only. Valid until further notice. Min deposit £10 for 200% Bingo Bonus up to £20 + 100% Games Bonus up to £10. Wins from bingo bonus has a wagering req. of 4x (deposit + bonus) and from games bonus 50x (deposit + bonus). Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. +18. Withdrawal restrictions & full T&C's apply.

  • Tasty Bingo is one of the less well known bingo sites on the Joy of Bingo network.  It is powered by the familiar Dragonfish / 888 software and themed on food.   read Tasty Bingo review

    * *New players only. Dep. min £10 with code YUMMY50 to get £30 bingo bonus + £10 games bonus (total max bonus £40). Valid once. Bonus wins capped at £100, exc. jp wins. To withdraw wins related to bingo bonus, wager 2x the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related wins, wager 50x the amount of the bonus; wagering req. vary by game. Deposits can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions & Further T&Cs apply

  • Sugar Bingo is a Dragonfish powered site from the same stable as Moon Bingo and Robin Hood Bingo (the Netboost network) and is themed on a sweetie wonderland.  If you like a side order of slots with your bingo, there’s a great selection here with games from NetEnt and IGT as well as the usual Dragonfish offering including Fluffy Favourites and Millionaire read Sugar Bingo review

    * New players only. Valid until further notice. Min deposit £10 for 200% Bingo Bonus up to £20 + 100% games bonus up to £10. Wins from Bingo Bonus carries a wagering requirement of 4x (deposit+bonus) and for games bonus 50x. Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. 18+. Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply.

  • Daisy Bingo is a Dragonfish Network bingo site which has been around for a while. In May 2015 it became an 888 house brand and was completely revamped with a cool flower power theme featuring some very groovy looking hippy bingo balls in a classic camper van, to the extent that it might as well be a completely new site. read Daisy Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Easter Bingo is the last in the series of seasonally themed Dragonfish bingo sites under 888 house ownership, and that means a nicely done design, access to all the network rooms and promotions and the reassurance of dealing with a big company (but no exclusive bingo rooms or promotions). As usual with these sites the welcome bonus is split between read Easter Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus and 30 Free Spins. Free Spins expire within 7 days. Free Spins winnings are capped at max amount of £5 in Games Bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Lucky Pants Bingo is a sister site to Kitty Bingo and they have many of the same promos and bingo rooms.  The promotions at Lucky Pants are slightly more geared towards slots than the ones at Kitty are and the new flexible welcome bonus can be used on a selection of slots as well as on bingo, scratch or arcade read Lucky Pants Bingo review

    * Min 1st dep. £10, max bonus £50, valid for 7 days, bonus & wins usable on bingo, scratch & arcade games, & selected Top Slots, 20x wagering on sum of deposit+bonus applies, max convertible 5x bonus T&Cs apply

  • Celeb Bingo is a Dragonfish network bingo site that has been around for quite a while but when it was brought into 888 house ownership it was given such a complete makeover that it is effectively a brand new site. read Celeb Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 150% Games Bonus (max £52.50 + 200% Bingo Bonus (max £70). To withdraw bingo bonus & related wins, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Games bonus wins capped at £100 (exc jp win) + the initial bonus amount. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Snowy Bingo is a wintry themed Dragonfish network bingo site.  It is one of the 888 house owned sites and that means a very slick design, access to all the network rooms and promotions (but no exclusives) and a welcome offer that includes a slots bonus as well as a bingo bonus (although the offer at Snowy, unlike some of the read Snowy Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • mFortune Bingo offers something rather different to the usual bingo experience.  It was UK regulated from the start, is mobile based, and you register via a passcode which is sent to your mobile, but you can also play on your PC or iPad. The mobile bingo app can be installed via a link which is sent by text as well as by read mFortune Bingo review

  • BBQ Bingo is a very nicely designed Dragonfish network bingo site with a summery theme, from the same stable as T Rex Bingo. Along with a welcome bonus that caters to those who like to play slots as well as bingo, it offers players the security of playing at an 888 house site.  The downside is that all of the read BBQ Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Jingle Bingo is a Christmas themed 888 house owned Dragonfish network bingo site.  Like its many sister sites it is beautifully designed (or was, before the purge of the cartoon characters that took place in Autumn 2017) , has all the network rooms and promotions (but no exclusive rooms or promotions) and a welcome offer that is split between bingo and slots. read Jingle Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Posh Bingo is a snazzy looking site on the Joy of Bingo network, which is powered by the 888 / Dragonfish /Cassava bingo software and includes sites such as Tasty Bingo as well as the two well known ones – Wink Bingo and 888 Ladies read Posh Bingo review

    * *New players only. Dep. min £10 with code POSH50 to get £30 bingo bonus + £10 games bonus (total max bonus £40). Valid once. Bonus wins capped at £100, exc. jp wins. To withdraw wins related to bingo bonus, wager 2x the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related wins, wager 50x the amount of the bonus; wagering req. vary by game. Deposits can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions & Further T&Cs apply

  • Scary Bingo is a Dragonfish network bingo site that is part of 888’s portfolio of house owned sites. That means an attractive, slickly designed bingo site with a slots bonus as part of the welcome offer and access to all of the Dragonfish network promotions.  Don’t expect to find any exclusive bingo rooms or promotions here though – the USP read Scary Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Spy Bingo is one of the 888 house owned Dragonfish bingo sites and was new for Autumn 2015.  The original design featured a glamorous lady and suave gentleman spy but alas, they disappeared along with a lot of other cartoon characters that were deemed to have too much appeal to children.  As usual with these sites, there is a welcome offer split read Spy Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • A couple of months after the launch of one cutesy dinosaur themed bingo site (Dino Bingo), along came another one very much in the same vein. T Rex Bingo is on the main Dragonfish network and unlike most of the other sites on that network it is an 888 house brand (the first of many to launch during 2015 – 2016). read T Rex Bingo review

    * New players only. Min deposit £5, get 300% up to £105 bonus. To withdraw winnings related to bingo bonus, wager x4 times the deposit + bonus funds. To withdraw games bonus & related winnings, wager x80 times the amount of the bonus. Bonus wins are capped at £100 exc jp win. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawal restrictions and full T&C apply.

  • Monster Casino is a Nektan slot site which has recently added the new Pragmatic Play bingo product together with a bingo bonus welcome offer (use code BINGO to claim this).    Still in its infancy, the new bingo network currently has a 90 ball fixed pot room (including some £1000 games at the weekends, a 90 ball penny bingo room read Monster Casino review

Bingo Sites for Slots Players


Bingo Sites With Slot Bonus

The bingo sites listed here all offer a slots bonus as well as or instead of a bingo bonus welcome offer – or even better, a bonus that can be used on both bingo and slots.

  1. Why play slots?
  2. Favourite slots for bingo players
  3. Slots bonus – how does it work?
  4. Slots bonus vs free spins
  5. Other types of slot promotion
  6. Find out more

Why play slots?

Lots of bingo players also like to play online slot machines, and there are many reasons why slots play can be appealing.  Slots are both more visually attractive and have a much better RTP than bingo (typically 95% or more).  There’s no need to wait for the next game to start (and in fact many slots can be played as mini games inside a bingo room while waiting for the next bingo game).  Players can choose from a large range of slots all with different themes, special features and bonus rounds and this can stop them from becoming bored with the relatively small selection of bingo games.  There’s also the possibility (however tiny) of winning a really huge, life changing sum of money in the form of a progressive jackpot.

Although slots are not everyone’s cup of tea (it is possible to spend a lot of money very quickly and some players prefer to avoid this, while others dislike the solitary nature of slots play and prefer to participate in the bingo room chat in between games) they are clearly very popular, so much so that even Tombola, who for many years made a point of not having any slots on their bingo site, now have the Tombola Arcade (which can be played with a Tombola Bingo login) for slots lovers.

Many bingo sites now offer a slots bonus as part of their welcome offer and/or ongoing promotions.

Favourite slots for bingo players and where to find them

Fluffy Favourites

Fluffy Favourites is so ubiquitous in the world of online bingo that it is easier to say where you WONT find it – Microgaming, Relax Gaming, Parlay, White Hat, B-live and a handful of Cozy and smaller Virtue Fusion bingo sites.  To have access to the progressive jackpot version of this Eyecon slot and its sequel Fluffy Too, however, you’ll need to choose an 888/Cassava/Dragonfish bingo site – at least for now (this could change in the future following the February 2017 purchase of Eyecon by Playtech).

Starburst

NetEnt slots including the very popular Starburst reach most of the places that Fluffy can’t (neither appear on Microgaming bingo sites as these only have Microgaming slots), but are not available at any Cozy bingo sites.  Nor are there usually any NetEnt slots at Playtech / Virtue Fusion bingo sites; many of these – including Bet365 and Betfair – do have a separate area for NetEnt slots which can be played with the same login and wallet, but a slots bonus that was awarded as part of a bingo signup offer would not be usable there.

Cleopatra & Pixies of the Forest

These two iconic slots by IGT have less market penetration than Fluffy or Starburst.  They do not appear at any Jumpman or Cozy bingo sites (or B-live or White Hat), but can be found at Daub, Parlay, Relax Gaming, Bede Gaming and 888/Dragonfish/Cassava bingo sites.  As for Playtech / Virtue Fusion bingo sites, in many cases these two slots are to be found in a separate area rather than as part of the bingo, again meaning that a slots bonus from a bingo signup offer cannot be used.  A notable exception to this is bet365 – so they could be a good choice if you are specifically looking for these two titles.

Immortal Romance

The obvious place to look for this much loved Microgaming slot is of course a Microgaming bingo site – where Immortal Romance Bingo was also once to be found.  This enhanced version of 90 ball bingo brought in the four bonus round characters from the slot, each with their own bonus feature; play for long enough and you could collect 20 medallions to enter the Chamber of Wins and collect free spins (or one of the progressive jackpots).  Sadly the bingo game has been retired as it was for Flash only. The Immortal Romance slot is also available at a relatively small number of other bingo sites including B-live, Relax Gaming, Bede Gaming, 15 Network and White Hat, but you won’t find it – or indeed any other Microgaming slot – at any 888/Cassava/Dragonfish bingo site.  Although a few Cozy sites have some Microgaming titles, apparently none of them include Immortal Romance itself.  Most of the Playtech / Virtue Fusion sites do not have this slot at all, even in a separate area.

Temple of Iris & Shaman’s Dream

These two Eyecon slots have pretty much the same market penetration as Fluffy Favourites (a few Playtech sites have Fluffy only).  If you are specifically looking for one of these titles (or indeed for Fluffy) you may want to consider Jumpman bingo sites  as their modus operandi is to offer opportunities to win free spins on these and other slots in lieu of bingo bonus offers.

Clover Rollover

Clover Rollover is a popular Irish Luck themed progressive jackpot slot that is found at Virtue Fusion / Playtech bingo sites only (along with other slots such as Pirate Plunder and Snow Queen’s Magic which share the same jackpot).  It does not work in quite the same way as the majority of progressive jackpot slots; the main thing to be aware of is that in order to win the full jackpot amount, a player must be playing at the maximum £5 per line.  For a more detailed explanation of the difference see our guide to progressive jackpot slots.

Millionaire Genie

Millionaire Genie is another very popular progressive jackpot slot, found at 888 /Cassava/ Dragonfish sites only (including many which have slots but no bingo).  The jackpot, which is frequently well over a million pounds, can be won with a minimum stake (and in fact an Iceland Bingo player won over £3 million from a 15p spin)

Bingo themed slots and slots themed bingo

Bingo sites have come up with several slots that seem designed specifically to appeal to bingo players.  As well as slots that mimic the look or play experience of existing popular titles, there are slots that tie in with a specific bingo site (e.g. Paddy’s Lucky Pigeon which is exclusive to Paddy Power) or bingo game (e.g. Cash Cubes Slot).  In the latter case players can earn a bonus for the slot by collecting cubes in the bingo game.  Cash Cubes Bingo came before the Cash Cubes Slot, but in many cases where there is a relationship between a bingo game and a slot, the slot came first.  Probably the best known example of this is Rainbow Riches Bingo (and again, players can earn a bonus for the slot by collecting coins in the bingo game).

Slingo

Slingo is a bingo/slots hybrid game.   The real money versions of this game debuted at Gaming Realms sites (none of which have any bingo in the normal sense of the word) and the single player versions are now widely available; the multiplayer version Slingo Boom is akin to 75 ball bingo but with added bells and whistles whereas the single player versions are essentially slots with an extended gamble facility.

Instant win bingo games

A few years ago, several bingo sites including the 15 Network sites featured a collection of Video Bingo games.  In these single player instant games, the player would receive a number of bingo cards and a number of bingo balls would be released all at once and the numbers daubed.  The player could then decide whether to pay extra for further balls to be released to help fill the card for a payout.  Hardly any real money versions of this type of game are currently available to UK players (but single player Slingo has a similar play experience).

Slots bonus – how does it work?

Arguably the most important thing to understand about slots bonus offers is that they carry a MUCH larger wagering requirement than a bingo bonus does.

Flexible bonus

A flexible bonus can be used on either bingo or slots (although not necessarily all slots).    The bingo contributes to the wagering requirement at a different rate to the slots.  Gamesys bingo sites used to offer this type of bonus as standard, with the wagering requirement set at 4x bonus; bingo contributes at 100%, slots at 10%, and casino games at even less (some not at all).

Other bingo sites have several types of bonus, only one of which is flexible, and this can get very complicated (and confusing) indeed.  At Cozy bingo sites, for instance, “casino cash” could be used to play bingo or slots (coming before bingo bonus in the spend order for bingo) and carried a 8x requirement for bingo play and 20x requirement for slots play (which was restricted to Cozy own brand slots).  At Daub sites, “cash bonus” can be used on any game (apart from progressive jackpots) and carries a 10x wagering requirement with bingo contributing at 150% (whereas their bingo bonus has a 4x wagering requirement and their slots only bonus has a 25x wagering requirement).

Slots only bonus

At least you know where you are with one of these as it can only be used to play slots (although again, not necessarily all slots) and has a clear cut wagering requirement – depending on the site, this can be anything from 5x to 99x.  As well as being part of the welcome bonus offer at many bingo sites, slots bonuses are typically given out on subsequent deposits, in bonus back on losses promotions, and as Game of the Week type offers where the player has to complete a certain amount of cash play on the specified slot to receive a bonus for use on that slot only.

Mind the spend order

The majority of bingo sites have a spend order whereby any cash that a player has in their account is used to play with first, and bonus of whatever kind is only used when all the cash has gone – and even the ones such as Mecca Bingo that have a bonus-first spend order for bingo bonus, may have a cash-first spend order for slots .  When playing with just one type of bonus, this is only really annoying if the bonus has a short expiry time (leading the player to feel they need to play through all the cash in a hurry to avoid losing the bonus).  When playing with two types of bonus it can be very objectionable indeed.  Let’s say a player receives a bingo bonus and a slots bonus when they make their first deposit.  They start playing bingo and have a big win early on that enables them to play through their wagering requirement on the bingo bonus easily leaving cash in their account.  This can’t be withdrawn without forfeiting the slots bonus as the wagering requirement on it has not been met. But what happens if they start playing slots?  Because of the spend order, the slots play comes out of the bingo winnings instead of the slots bonus, and as long as the slots bonus is still there, so is the slots wagering requirement.  Basically, the player can never even get at the slots bonus unless they lose all their bingo winnings playing slots!  The same goes for any non deposit based bonuses the player is offered later on, if they still have any cash in their account.

Probably the worst case of this type of issue is seen with the free bingo tickets sometimes awarded at Cozy bingo sites; they are at the extreme end of the spend order and can’t be used unless the player’s account is empty of both cash and bonus – but have an expiry time of just 24 hours!

Slots bonus – the small print

Lurking in the small print, there can be restrictions on how a slots bonus can be used, and this is often not as simple as some slots being off limits (which you would notice once you tried to play those slots even if you hadn’t read the small print).  Here are some other potential pitfalls:

  1. A restriction on how much can be won from a slots bonus – e.g. £400 + the original bonus amount as found at 888 sites (although this does not apply to progressive jackpot winnings).  The terms to look for are “capped”, “maximum convertible” and “winning limitation”.
  2. Bonus play not being eligible to win any progressive jackpots
  3. Play on certain slots having a much higher than normal wagering requirement or even not contributing to the wagering requirement at all (this can happen with high variance slots such as Dead Or Alive and/or high RTP slots such as Bloodsuckers)
  4. A clause which forbids bonus abuse but does not clearly define what bonus abuse is, leaving it to the operator’s discretion (and essentially giving them the right to confiscate winnings if they decide abuse has taken place).

Slots bonus vs slots free spins

  • Many bingo sites offer free spins instead of a slots bonus.
  • The free spins have to be used on a specific slot or slots, whereas a slots bonus is usually valid for any slot
  • Free spins typically have to be claimed and used within 24 hours. Bingo sites can capitalise on this by releasing free spins in daily batches to encourage the player to get into the habit of checking every day.
  • The free spins themselves do not carry a wagering requirement, but winnings from free spins are usually paid as a slots bonus and this does carry a wagering requirement.
  • As previously explained the majority of bingo sites have a spend order where any cash in the account is used before bonus.  Free spins, however, are generally kept separate and can be used without affecting anything else.
  • This means that a player who has cash in their account is able to take up a free spins offer (maybe to try out a new slot they haven’t previously played) without having to spend the cash first, and incurring no wagering requirement unless they actually win something.
  • Free spins offers are not just for deposit and signup promotions.  Free spins can also be given out as a login bonus, as a loyalty scheme perk, and as prizes in promotions and bingo games.

Other types of slot promotion

  • Prize draws where players collect entries via slots play (e.g. 1 entry per £10 of cash play)
  • Free bingo games where players can collect tickets or gain entry to the room via slots play
  • Slots tournaments.  At bingo sites, these are almost always done in the form of a leaderboard race where the aim is simply to complete more cash play than everyone else in order to win cash or bonus prizes.  Maria Casino and Bingo.com are the exception; their slots tournaments are usually based on the best performance in 20 consecutive spins so in theory someone could win by completing 20 spins only.

Find out more

Other articles about slots on site:

If you want to try out some slots with no deposit and no obligation, try a no deposit slots site.   If you want to find the best places to play slot games in 2020, check out our Top 50 UK Slot Sites.