Sun Bingo Review
The Sun newspaper’s bingo site has been around for more than 10 years. It is one of the biggest UK bingo websites and until August 2016 it ran on the Gamesys bingo network. It then moved to the Virtue Fusion / Playtech bingo platform.
The new Playtech / Virtue Fusion version of the site looks very much like the old Gamesys version and not much like a Virtue Fusion site at all, and they have also managed to retain several of their previous regular promotions as well as the Sun’s exclusive slot Winning Headlines (the rest of the slots are Playtech). The Virtue Fusion network rooms are there (along with half a dozen exclusive rooms including a penny bingo room) but at relaunch, Sun Bingo did not have any of the exotic Virtue Fusion variants such as Cash Cubes or Rainbow Riches Bingo. The aforementioned Cash Cubes arrived at the start of October 2016 (on desktop as well as mobile and tablet), together with both Deal Or No Deal bingo rooms, and Rainbow Riches soon followed.
Although the bingo lobby and bingo rooms still look as they did at the time of the migration from Gamesys it seems that Sun Bingo has quietly brought HTML5 to the desktop without inflicting the new style bingo lobby on their players; in fact this has been done so seamlessly that the only way we were able to verify that it had happened at all was by attempting a Sun Bingo login using a browser with Flash disabled. When we tried to play bingo after login, a message appeared asking for permission to run Flash; we declined and the bingo lobby opened anyway, in HTML5 but looking and playing just like the Flash version. If (as many do) you hate the new style Playtech bingo lobby this could be just the bingo site for you.
The combination of the outstanding Sun Bingo promotions with the vastly superior Virtue Fusion bingo platform ought to be a killer, and after a bit of a shaky start it looks like they are pulling it off.
|No Deposit Offer||None|
|Slots Bonus||100% on 1st deposit of £10 only|
|Bingo Bonus||200% on first deposit of £10 only|
|Other Bonuses||7 days of free bingo (4 hours a day) for newbies. Free daily scratchcard (choice of two) - play £1 cash to qualify.|
|Redeposit Bonus Details||50% on 2nd and 3rd deposits|
|Bonus Expiry Info||7 days|
|Bingo Wagering Requirements||3 x bonus. Initial £10 deposit must be played through on bingo to trigger welcome bonus.|
|Slot Wagering Requirements||30 x bonus|
|Order of Funds Usage||Cash first|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card/Debit Card, Paysafecard, Paypal, Skrill|
|Loyalty/VIP Scheme||Invitation only tiered VIP scheme. Higher levels get a better rate of cashback, the opportunity to receive 50% deposit bonus on larger deposits, and other exclusive benefits.|
|Bingo Software||Virtue Fusion/Playtech|
|Bingo Network||Virtue Fusion|
|Free Bingo||£200 free game every evening. Free or Superbooks sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.|
|Penny Bingo||1p bingo 24/7 in exclusive Jazz room|
|Date Established||November, 2006|
|UK License Holder||VF2011 Limited|
|UK License Reference Number||45110|
|Exclusive Bingo Room||Several exclusive 90 ball rooms|
|Exclusive Promotions||Daily and weekly All Winners games. Extra bonuses. Exclusive prize draws. Fair & Square Bingo (12 ticket maximum)|
|Chat Hosting Arrangements||Dedicated UK based chat hosts.|