Real Money Mobile Bingo Apps
Mobile Bingo Apps – Apple vs Android
Historically, most of the real money bingo apps have been for Apple devices only. This is because until summer 2017, real money gambling apps were not allowed in the Play Store. A few bingo sites offered Android apps for direct download but since installation required messing with the phone or tablet security settings players were generally unimpressed. Android apps are now becoming more common and there are even a few sites that have an Android app but no iOS app.
September 2019 was the end of many of the iOS apps, however. From then on, real money gambling apps on iOS had to be native and cannot include any HTML5 games – and most bingo and slot games are HTML5.
Most of the mobile bingo apps that are available are little more than shortcuts to the same mobile bingo service that could be accessed by visiting the bingo site from the phone or tablet browser; even so, they are still worth having as they streamline the mobile login process. The best bingo apps allow login by PIN or fingerprint so there is no need to remember a password.
One thing to be aware of is that many bingo sites appear to have Android apps and feature a link to the Play Store to download the app in question, but these are actually old versions of the apps that aren’t findable if you go direct to the Play Store and aren’t compatible with modern Android phones.
Mobile Bingo App Availability – Overview By Software/Network
- Virtue Fusion/Playtech
- Gaming Realms
- Relax Gaming
- Bede Gaming
- Daub Alderney/Stride
Dragonfish bingo sites used to have as standard a frankly clunky mobile service. Visit a Dragonfish bingo site from a mobile phone and you’d be sent to a basic mobile landing page with login and registration buttons (often showing no other information, not even the sign up offer). The rest of the site was not accessible without login and is hosted on a special mobile server with a URL that ends in bingosys.net. Individual operators could improve the experience with a customised mobile landing page and many went even better and built a mobile app. Mostly these were for Apple devices only, with just a few – including Robin Hood Bingo – available for Android as well. The latest version of the lobby works better across all devices (meaning that the apps are obsolete) but many Dragonfish sites now just have one landing page across all devices and you can’t see the bingo rooms or slot games until you get in the lobby.
As well as fully featured mobile bingo accessible from a phone or tablet browser, most of the big Virtue Fusion bingo sites have apps on both Apple and Android for bingo and in most cases separate apps for other products that can be accessed with the same wallet. Betfair for instance has separate apps for Bingo, Arcade, Casino and Live Casino (as well as for sports betting). If you would prefer to be able to play bingo and a full range of slots all within one app, try the Mecca app.
A few Cozy bingo sites had apps, some for iOS and some for Android. Only a couple of Cozy sites had apps for both operating systems. All of the sites have now closed.
Historically not only did Jumpman bingo sites not have mobile bingo apps, they did not have any mobile bingo that was worthy of the name. This changed from 2018 to 2019 as the Jumpman bingo sites migrated on to the more modern Jumpman Slots platform but be aware that these sites only have a few bingo rooms and they do not have any chat. A few of the Jumpman Slots sites already have mobile apps and we expect more in the near future.
After years of being behind the curve on mobile bingo, Gamesys finally got their act together at the end of 2017 with a new, fully featured mobile service delivered via Apple and Android apps with a fingerprint login option.
There were never any Microgaming bingo apps for Android and only a couple for Apple. The product has now been withdrawn.
Gaming Realms had Apple and/or Android apps for several of their sites including Slingo.com but these have now closed and they were only for slots, not bingo.
At mFortune and sister sites, the bingo (which is 90 ball only) was designed specifically for mobile and tablet play. Bingo had its own dedicated app and if you wanted to play slots as well, each slot also had its own app. The product has now been withdrawn.
Relax Gaming mobile bingo is on offer via Apple app at Bingo.com – as yet, there’s no Android version. The Relax Gaming bingo product was updated in 2023 to make it more suitable for mobile phone play.
Bingo Godz used to have Apple and Android apps but then the network went the fully responsive route instead. The product has now been withdrawn.
Stride never released apps for any of their bingo sites but they did have a preview version of an Android app for one of their casino sites (Magical Vegas), so more slots apps may be in the pipeline.
Tombola have fully featured and regularly updated Android and Apple apps for tombola bingo and tombola arcade. Just as with the desktop versions, the same login and wallet is used for both sites but the unique slot games are in a separate app to the bingo.