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Boku Bingo Sites

Best new bingo sites selection - Boku Bingo Sites

Boku is a mobile phone payment method which allows the cost of a deposit at an online bingo site (or casino) to be added to a mobile phone bill or deducted from pay-as-you-go credit, regardless of whether you ever actually play bingo on your phone.  The only information you need to provide is your phone number.


  • Igloo Bingo is a Cozy bingo site on the Best Bingo Network with a (slightly geographically confused) polar theme featuring both penguins and Eskimos.  If you've ever played at a Cozy site you will know what to expect from this one and will recognise all the promotions and network bingo rooms.  Igloo Bingo has a daily exclusive free bingo game as well read more...

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

  • Lucky Diner Bingo is a Cozy bingo site on the Live Bingo Network with all the usual network rooms and promotions but unlike most of the sites on the network it has its own unique selling point - the Lucky Diner Jukebox which plays music, and an exclusive bingo room, Bingo Tonight, with a live host on video. read more...

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

  • This site on the Live Bingo Network has been round for quite a while; it is fronted by Bob the suave cartoon bingo caller and has the usual generous bonuses you'd expect to find on a Cozy powered site.  Bob also used to have a blog but it was only updated sporadically and the link seems to have been removed read more...

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

  • Reem Bingo is inspired by a certain very popular TV programme. The word "reem" is a piece of invented slang the approximate meaning of which is "cool". Make sure you spell it right though as if not, it could be confused with a older word that sounds similar, has a different spelling and is very definitely NSFW. read more...

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

  • Lucky Ladies is an attractive looking site on the Live Bingo Network offering all the usual Cozy welcome offers and network promotions.  They also (unusually for a Cozy site) had a exclusive opening promotion via their Facebook page with a Virgin Experiences Pamper Day for 2 people to be won, and have run other exclusive prize draws since. read more...

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

  • Viking Winners, as the name suggests, is a bingo site aimed at both the UK and Scandinavian markets, with a Swedish language/currency version as well as a UK one.  The site joins the large number of other Cozy powered bingo sites on the Live Bingo Network and has all the usual network promotions and standard LBN welcome offer. read more...

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

  • Winner Bingo is a Virtue Fusion bingo site, fronted by the comedy duo of Mr Winner and Vicky the owl.  Unfortunately it is starting to look rather neglected; when we visited during January 2017 the promotions page was still showing a promotion from early November. read more...

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

Boku Bingo Sites


The bingo sites listed here accept the Boku mobile phone payment method.

  1. What is Boku?
  2. Using Boku
  3. Advantages of Boku
  4. Disadvantages of Boku
  5. The future

What is Boku?

Boku is a type of payment method called carrier billing – which charges deposits (or purchases) to your mobile phone.  Boku’s roots go back to the UK in 2003, when it was a small operation called Vidicom.  Since then this award winning business has had some massive injections of cash from investors and now they are a global company working with over 300 carriers.

Boku’s infrastructure spans 3 continents and in fact they are the largest independent carrier billing company in the world.  They have already carved out a niche in the digital marketplace and are an established payment method in places such as the Google Play Store and Spotify.  In these cases a Boku payment is being used to pay for a digital product that is downloaded to the phone that pays the bill – an obvious use of the technology.  Boku have now started to move into areas where the product that is being paid for is not necessarily anything to do with the phone that pays the bill.  For example, in June 2016 they secured partnerships with the UK carriers O2, Vodafone, EE and 3 to enable carrier billing to be used for the purchase of  food and beverages at a number of high profile venues including Lord’s Cricket Ground and the O2.  Online bingo falls into this category because although the player CAN play bingo on their phone, they do not HAVE TO use their phone to play, but can access their account from a variety of devices.

Using Boku

To be able to use Boku as a payment method is not simply down to whether or not the bingo site accepts it.  Your phone also has to be on a network that has partnered with Boku and although they do have a deal with all the major UK network operators, there are some resellers such as Tesco Mobile and giffgaff where there have reportedly been issues.

If you CAN use Boku, the process itself is very simple.  After choosing the amount to deposit and selecting “Pay by mobile” in the cashier area of the bingo site, the Boku payment screen appears – and all you have to do is confirm the amount and enter your phone number.  A text message will then be sent to your phone and in order to validate the payment you must reply to it.  A further text confirms the payment has gone through (or notifies any problem).  This process has many advantages:

Advantages of Boku

  • No need to remember any passwords or numbers apart from your own phone number
  • No need to send any bank account or card details over the internet, just your phone number
  • Payment is authorised from your phone, so unless the phone itself is physically lost or stolen it is safe from fraud
  • No need to have a credit card or even a bank account as Boku can use PAYG balance which can be topped up using cash

Disadvantages of Boku

Boku does have its drawbacks.

  • It is not really suitable for heavy depositors as there is a daily payments ceiling of £30 and this is per phone number, not per bingo site.
  • Nor is it possible to withdraw winnings using Boku; if you are lucky enough to win a significant amount not only will you need to specify an alternative payment method but you will also need to give the bingo site quite a bit more of your personal information to allow them to carry out “Know Your Customer” verification.
  •  Finally, it is important to check the terms and conditions of any bonus offer before you make a deposit using Boku, to ensure that you will still be eligible for the bonus.

The future

Boku is clearly going places and we expect many more bingo sites to accept it in future.  However, because of the daily limit and inability to process withdrawals it is unlikely to be used by many as their sole payment method.  Its future may be mostly as an additional payment method enabling players to make deposits while out and about without the need to transmit any financial information over public wi-fi or mobile phone data service.