No Deposit Bingo Sites
Bingo sites with no deposit bingo allow you to start playing (and potentially winning) bingo without having to deposit any money. This can be very useful for those new to online bingo who may not be sure they will like it, or who are bored with their current bingo site and want to try somewhere else out without committing any funds.
Some bingo sites will let you play no deposit bingo in one of their free bingo rooms for a few days after registration , but until August 2017 (when new tax rules for bonuses were applied) it was far more common for a no deposit bonus to be offered as well as or instead of this. No deposit bonuses are essentially play money to try the site out with and while you might win some real money, you almost certainly won’t be able to take it out unless you go on to deposit and play with the site.
Jackpot Cafe offer a £20 free sign up bonus which can be used on some slots (maximum 20 spins) as well as on bingo. You do, however, have to download their software, winnings are capped at £30 when you make your first deposit (which has to be within one month of registration), they can only be carried forward as bingo bonus (complete with 3x wagering requirement) and the original £20 bonus will be removed at that time. A similar deal is available at King Jackpot and Jackpot Liner.
Mandalay Media/Ignite bingo sites
Most but not all of the Ignite bingo sites, which are Dragonfish powered, offer a free signup bonus of £5, but entry to quite a few of their games and promotions are restricted to depositors. The bonus carries a 8 x wagering requirement.
Microgaming Bingo Sites
Microgaming bingo sites used to be famed for their no deposit bonus offers but these are long gone apart from at 32Red Bingo. Larger deposit bonus offers and better promotions are available at other Microgaming bingo sites, but the 32Red offer is useful if you just want to try out the Microgaming bingo product.
Stride Gaming Bingo Sites
To try out the Stride/Daub bingo platform without making a deposit, the destination of choice is Lucky Pants Bingo. The no deposit bingo bonus comes as 100 free bingo tickets to be used in 5p bingo games (a maximum of of 4 per game) and there’s also a no deposit free spins offer.
Cozy bingo sites
These used to offer a no deposit bonus (after validating a credit or debit card with them) of anything up to £20. Winnings from this could not be withdrawn even after completing the wagering requirement; when you made your first deposit they could be carried forward as a type of bonus but they were capped at £50 or 100% of the value of the deposit if that was less. Cozy have now replaced the no deposit offer with a free bingo room – players get 7 days access after validating a card and unlike newbie rooms elsewhere it has games running all day and all night. Winnings from the newbie room are subject to the same carry forward rule as previously applied to the no deposit bonus – but the maximum is now £20 instead of £50.
Virtue Fusion bingo sites
Virtue Fusion bingo sites occasionally used to experiment with no deposit bingo offers for new players but these rarely lasted for long as the Virtue Fusion platform is so well known now that there really is little need for anyone to try it out before buying. The way that Virtue Fusion/Playtech sites offer no deposit bingo these days is to give out a £5 or £10 free bingo bonus to new and existing players alike, at the rate of £1 a day with each installment valid for 24 hours only. For new players, the Virtue Fusion norm is to give 7 days of access to free no deposit bingo with bingo bonus as prizes, offering the possibility of winning quite substantial sums of bingo bonus if you spend lots of time in the free room over your first few days.
8 Ball bingo sites
8 Ball owned bingo sites frequently have some kind of no deposit offer regardless of whether they are powered by Dragonfish, Cozy or Virtue Fusion. This used to come in the form of a mystery bingo bonus but these days it is more likely to be free spins. While winnings can eventually be withdrawn, the wagering requirements at these sites are generally quite a bit steeper than elsewhere.
Other Types of No Deposit Offer
We have seen a few of these recently, some looking like no deposit bingo offers at first but turning out to be something different.
- Free bingo tickets. Originally with these offers all the tickets were for one specific game only. Worse still, in some cases you needed to be in the room when the game played for the tickets to be valid. Nowhere near as appealing as a regular bingo bonus offer then! This type of offer has evolved during 2017 and the free tickets on offer from the no-bonus Real Bingo Network are for five daily games and a monthly game.
- Slots bonus. This type of bonus invariably carries a MUCH higher wagering requirement than a bingo bonus would. If these are of interest visit our no deposit slots page.
- Free spins – on a specific slot or slots. In this case it is important to check what the wagering requirement would be on any winnings as it is common for them to be paid as slots bonus. Other things to watch with free spins offers are that they often have a very short expiry (sometimes less than 24 hours) and that there may be a cap on what can be won from them.
Always Check the Conditions
No deposit bingo offers invariably come with conditions of use and to avoid disappointment you should ALWAYS check these carefully BEFORE signing up. There could, for instance, be a restricted range of games that the bonus is valid for. In the case of most sites, winnings cannot be withdrawn without a real money deposit and in the case of some sites making any withdrawal at all could result in all remaining bonus funds being withdrawn.