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 is likely to be the end of the iOS apps, however. From then on, real money gambling apps on iOS must 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.
We expect many more Android mobile bingo apps to be released in the future.
Mobile Bingo App Availability – Overview By Software/Network
Dragonfish and Cassava bingo sites have as standard a frankly clunky mobile service. Visit a Dragonfish bingo site from a mobile phone and you’ll 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 is not accessible without login and is hosted on a special mobile server with a URL that ends in bingosys.net. Individual operators can improve the experience with a customised mobile landing page and many go even better and build a mobile app. Mostly these are for Apple devices only, with just a few – including Robin Hood Bingo – available for Android as well.
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, bgo and Mecca have apps for that
There are a few notable exceptions such as Coral (which does have an app, but not for bingo) and Vernons (which does not have an app but has a QR code to help players find the mobile site).
A few Cozy bingo sites have apps and Cozy are slowly rolling out more, some for iOS and some for Android. Only a couple of Cozy sites have apps for both operating systems.
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 are extremely quiet. 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.
As yet there are no Microgaming bingo apps for Android and only a couple for Apple.
Gaming Realms had Apple and/or Android apps for several of their sites including Slingo.com but some of these have now closed and they were only for slots, not bingo.
At mFortune and sister sites, the bingo (which is 90 ball only) is designed specifically for mobile and tablet play. Bingo has its own dedicated app and if you want to play slots as well, each slot also has its own app.
Relax Gaming mobile bingo is on offer via Apple app at Maria Casino and Bingo.com – as yet, there’s no Android version.
Bingo Godz used to have Apple and Android apps but now the network has gone the fully responsive route instead.
Stride have yet to release apps for any of their bingo sites but they do have a preview version of an Android app for one of their casino sites (Magical Vegas), so more apps are likely to be in the pipeline.
Tombola have fully featured 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.