If you’ve never played online bingo before a no deposit offer or free sign-up bonus is a great way to get started and see whether it is for you. Unfortunately there are only a few bingo sites that still have a no deposit offer and you can read why even those may disappear soon.
We also have listings for bingo sites with free bingo for newbies – offering the opportunity to play free bingo and win cash or bonus without having to make a deposit. If you still don’t see anything you like, take a look at our Top 50 Best UK Bingo Sites!
32Red Bingo is one of the very few bingo sites left with a no deposit bonus offer. The bingo is by Microgaming and so are the slots in the bingo area (apart from Bonanza and a couple of others), but there’s a much wider selection of slots elsewhere on 32Red. read 32Red Bingo review
* New Accounts Only. No deposit required. Max withdrawal £100. 10x wagering, bingo tickets only. Deposit offer: Min £20 deposit, debit/credit card and Paypal only. 10x wagering, bingo tickets only. T&Cs apply
The Online Casino is a Nektan site that has recently added Pragmatic Play powered bingo rooms. To claim the bingo bonus welcome offer it is necessary to use the code BINGO when depositing (otherwise you will receive the slots offer – of course you might prefer that). read The Online Casino review
mFortune Bingo offers something rather different to the usual bingo experience. It was UK regulated from the start, is mobile based, and you register via a passcode which is sent to your mobile, but you can also play on your PC or iPad. The mobile bingo app can be installed via a link which is sent by text as well as by read mFortune Bingo review
Mr Q is something entirely new – a brand new bingo site on a brand new platform, with no wagering requirements ever. The people behind Mr Q have years of experience in online bingo so we expect great things from it. read Mr Q review
* 30 Free Spins are credited upon your first deposit, valued at 25p per spin and to be used on Fluffy in Space slot • Winnings have no wagering requirement • Minimum deposit £10 • New customers only • Max win from free spins £5 • Full T&Cs apply.
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 their newbie free bingo room for up to 7 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.
Since May 2019, you can’t play with a no deposit bonus or free spins until after the bingo site has successfully verified your name, address and date of birth and in some cases this may involves sending them copies of your driving licence or other documents.
These Dragonfish powered sites all used to have a £5 no deposit offer; the last one to do so, Costa Bingo, has now stopped. The Ignite sites still have the Bingo Academy free newbie room which is open for 2 days following registration or 5 days following 1st deposit; unusually, winnings are paid in cash not bingo bonus.
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
Up until recently (January 2019) players could try out the Stride/Daub bingo platform without making a deposit at Lucky Pants Bingo. The no deposit bingo bonus came as 100 free bingo tickets to be used in 5p bingo games (a maximum of of 4 per game) and there was also a no deposit free spins offer. The offer has now finished and there’s no newbie room, but some free bingo is open to all depositors.
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. Occasionally Virtue Fusion/Playtech sites offer no deposit bingo by giving 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 up to 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 newbie room over your first few days.
Interestingly, we’ve seen a couple of Virtue Fusion sites experiment with exclusive no deposit offers during 2019 so maybe there’s more to come in 2020.
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 a few 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, however, and the free tickets in the deposit offer from the no-bonus Real Bingo Network are for several daily games and one monthly game.
Slot 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.