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Gamesys Bingo Sites

Best new bingo sites selection - Gamesys Bingo Sites

There are only a few Gamesys bingo sites but they have a huge and loyal player base.  This is no doubt due partly to the exclusive Gamesys only slots (such as the very popular Double Bubble) and partly due to the amazing player promotions which include a free daily game and very frequent prize draws.  Gamesys have finally released a full mobile bingo offering and upgraded their desktop to HTML5 and this is bound to increase their popularity still further.  In early 2018 Gamesys got rid of all wagering requirements from their (still very generous) welcome offers.

  • Heart Bingo is a Gamesys bingo site which had a big design upgrade in January 2018.  It is associated with Heart Radio and constantly runs exclusive promotions which are often music related.  Heart Bingo has an amazing new welcome offer which has no wagering requirements (beyond depositing and playing through £10). read more...

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

  • Jackpot Joy is a venerable, award winning site offering a great selection of bingo games, slots and instants from Gamesys, together with a never-ending series of excellent promotions.  For autumn 2017 the site received a much needed facelift which makes all the games much easier to find and playable on all devices - but this also involved replacing the much read more...

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

  • Virgin Games has never really been a bingo site -  essentially it was a casino with some bingo rooms on the side, catering for players who like to play slots with a little bit of bingo.  Now even those rooms appear to have gone leaving it as a straightforward slot and casino site. (more…) read more...

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

Gamesys Bingo Sites

You might think that because there aren’t that many bingo sites powered by Gamesys, they don’t have much market penetration. But you’d be wrong; some of the sites they power are absolutely huge; in 2012, for example, over 4 billion pounds cash was wagered by Gamesys users.

  1. Gamesys history
  2. Gamesys sites
  3. What next?

Gamesys history

Gamesys was founded in 2001 by Noel Hayden, and growth has been phenomenal since the launch of Jackpot Joy in 2002. A young and vibrant company, they are known for wacky publicity stunts such as sending a giant rubber ducky down the River Thames.

In early 2015, the sale of Jackpot Joy to giant Canadian company Intertain was announced.  Intertain also own the Ignite group of bingo sites.  It’s unlikely that players will notice any difference as a result of this deal, though, as it involves Gamesys continuing to manage Jackpot Joy for a further 10 years.

Gamesys sites

Which sites run on the Gamesys platform?

Jackpot Joy, Virgin Games, Heart Bingo, and the slot site Starspins are the UK-facing ones.  Sun Bingo and Fabulous Bingo used to be Gamesys bingo sites but migrated to Virtue Fusion in August 2016 and Caesar’s Bingo  closed in March 2018.  There are also a few sites such as Woman’s Own Bingo that are actually just Jackpot Joy with a different masthead and surround. Gamesys also have a Spanish language and a Swedish language site, and one of New Jersey’s legal online casinos.

What’s special about the Gamesys platform?

  • Gamesys bingo variants such as Take Me Out Bingo
  • Gamesys powered slots such as Double Bubble and Wonderland that are not available anywhere else (as well as slots by well known names such as WMS, IGT and Net Entertainment)
  • Super Links networked games with substantial prizes, every half hour apart from late night/early morning
  • Distinctive promotions, including frequent prize draws that are limited to one entry per player per day and email photo contests with no spend required
  • Radical welcome offers with no wagering requirements.

What’s not so great?

Mobile service was very late to be rolled out (but is here now, as well as HTML5 on the desktop).

What next?

Gamesys was the first company to bring cash gaming to Facebook in the form of Bingo and Slots Friendzy (only available to UK users aged 18+) but this was not a success and the app was closed in May 2014.  Since then they have launched further Facebook apps including a free to play version of the most popular games from Jackpot Joy and the freemium MMO Here Be Monsters which can be played via Facebook or on a standalone site . Social gaming represents a huge market, and it seems that Gamesys are concentrating a large part of their energies there.  As far as mobile bingo goes, the main development first went into the iOS and Android versions of Bingo Lane which is a Facebook social bingo game where you can’t win any real money, with real money mobile bingo very late to the party.

Gamesys clocked up another first in 2015, bringing legal online 90 ball bingo to US players via the New Jersey licensed Virgin Casino.