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Best Bingo Promotions for Christmas 2022

Sue Dawson

It’s the festive season, which always means there’s a REALLY good line-up of offers and promotions at UK bingo and slot sites. Here’s some of the best!

At Virtue Fusion bingo sites, there’s an escalator jackpot promotion between Christmas and New Year.  Although not quite on the scale of previous years, the jackpots (all of which are in the Deal or No Deal 90 room) are all very appealing (£20,000 or more) and we expect the bingo room to be very busy indeed while the promo is on (especially as each jackpot is split 50/50 between the winner of the game in which it drops and the rest of the tickets in play).

In addition, there’s an Everyone’s A Winner game at 9pm every Friday evening in December in the network 90 ball room with the prizes gradually increasing as the month goes on, reaching £30,000 (full house) and £17,500 (Everyone’s A Winner) on December 30th.  Tickets are priced at 20p and can be bought up to a week in advance. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the Advent Calendar £1000 free bingo game every evening until Christmas Eve, in the network 5 line room.

Virtue Fusion are also running a network slots prize draw but it is a little different to those that have been run in the past.  For a start, instead of the usual format with twice-weekly draws there’s just one draw, to take place on 30th December with more than 10,000 prizes ranging in value from £10 to £5000 and worth £250,000 in all. Players get one entry for each £10 played on the qualifying games (there are around a dozen of them) until 29th December.  In another departure from the usual format, there are some double ticket games (Snow Queen’s Magic, Fireworkz Blitz, Big Top Tombola and Age of the Gods Lord of Lightning) BUT play on them only earns double tickets during the final week of the promotion, 23rd – 29th December. These changes give players a better choice of games to play to collect entries and make it much easier for them to understand which games to play when.

Entain bingo sites now have a £100,000 bingo game on the 2nd of every month which has plainly been conceived as a rival to Tombola’s Britain’s Biggest Bingo, but the only resemblance the two games have to each other is in the headline prize fund and type of game (90 ball bingo).  The Entain game has a full house prize of £50K with £20K for 2L and £10K for 1L.  The remaining £20k is made up of a £10,000 pot to be shared between all tickets with 1TG (when full house is called) and 5 x £2000 Roll On prizes.  Entain say that the prizes will go up if they sell enough tickets, but a few days before the December game the prize fund was still at £100K despite more than 14,000 players having bought in.  Tickets are priced at 10p each or 50p for a strip of 6 and players can buy up to 20 strips.

At Tombola, there’s the Advent Calendar, Christmas Raffle and various big money games.

At Mecca Bingo a number of promotions are running under the banner of Mecca’s Merry Cashmas.  There’s various big money bingo games, a free to play daily bonus game, another bonus game which you can play if you deposited and spent £10 the day before, and the Mecca Cashmas weekly prize draw which takes place on Mecca TV every Friday evening between 8pm and 10pm. To get a prize draw entry, deposit and spend £10; you can then collect up to 19 more entries by spending £10 for each – or less, if you check out the week’s double entry slot game and double entry bingo room.  Each week, there are 48 winners of cash prizes of £100 to £1000, plus two “top” winners who get to play live on Mecca TV to catch up to £5000 cash in the Merry Cashmas Bauble. Anyone who qualifies for the draw will also receive 5 free spins (at 20p spin value) and entry to a £5000 free bingo session on the Sunday afternoon.

Sun Bingo also has a range of Christmas promotions under the banner Bingo Crimbo but they are a bit less impressive than the Mecca ones and include network promotions like the £250K slots prize draw.  Exclusive to Sun are the two daily bonus games Spin-Go and Mega Spin-Go; the former is free to play and the latter is for players who deposited and spent £10 the previous day. Also exclusive are the Winner Winner Crimbo Dinner 10p bingo games which play from 4pm every day until 15th December in several of their bingo rooms.  The full house prize is a £40 voucher (for the turkey) plus a fabulous Christmas Day hamper.

At Buzz Bingo there’s a daily free Advent Calendar bonus game and the special Buzz Christmas Club bingo room running a different feature (BOGOF, Roll On etc) every hour. Live Bingo in the Christmas Club Room is from 7pm – 10pm every day and there’s lots of extra Christmas themed features (as well as a few football related ones).

Relax Gaming bingo sites are running festive cash drops, daily missions and tournaments.

Jumpman bingo and slot sites have a couple of prize draws, but due to the number of brands and/or the size of the prizes neither of them are that appealing.  The December Giveaway has 5 luxury gadget prizes to be won across all Jumpman sites and players get one entry for each £10 of cash play during December on Gold Cash Free Spins.  The Jolly Jumper Giveaway has 31 prizes, all the same, to be won across all Jumpman sites – a Rainbow Riches jumper (in size Large) – and players get one entry for each £10 of cash play during December on any Rainbow Riches slot game.  Jumpman sites also have Christmas Countdown which sounds like an advent calendar but isn’t really (it’s a set of deposit codes that are only valid on fixed days of the month).

Most Gamesys promotions these days are by invitation (including a very tasty million pound prize draw that runs until 15th December), but for the festive season they’ve got one at Double Bubble Bingo and Jackpot Joy than all players can participate in.  The two promotions look very similar but have different, separate prizes. Open the door on the Advent Calendar to find out what the prizes of the day are and what you need to do to collect a prize draw entry (usually play £5 on a specific slot game).  There are Box Bonanza games for runners up and each door you open also awards you an entry for the Grand Prize Draw at the end of the promo period with a TV and sound system to be won.

Happy Tiger have an Advent Calendar promotion for registered players. Each day, they send a link for you to open the door and enter a prize draw with cash prizes.

At Heart Bingo, there’s a daily free Advent Calendar every day until Christmas Day.  It’s basically a 5×5 scratchcard with each symbol awarding free bingo tickets, spins or cash.  Heart also have two special Christmas bingo rooms.  Merry Fishmas is open from noon to 6pm every day and all the prizes are spins on Christmas Big Bass Bonanza.   Winner Wonderland is open from noon to midnight with games playing on the hour, tickets priced at 10p each and a minimum prize pool of £50 per game including an Everyone Wins pot.

Pragmatic Play bingo sites all have the new Diamond Dazzle bingo game plus the 23K NYE game which plays at 10pm on New Year’s Eve with tickets priced at 50p.  The prizes are £2000 for one line, £5000 for 2 lines, £10,000 for full house and a £6000 community share split between all the tickets in the game.

Dragonfish were a little late off the line with their Christmas promotion, but it is here now in the form of the Christmas Cash Bonanza bingo game which plays at 9pm every day until 23rd December.  The prize pool increases every few days while tickets remain priced at 20p (real money only). It’s £100 until 13th December, £200 until 17th December, £300 on 18th, £500 on 19th, £1000 on 20th, £2000 on 21st, £5000 on 22nd and £10000 on 23rd.  The game runs in a room of its own meaning that tickets can be purchased up to 24 hours in advance.

You can also get tickets by winning them in the Christmas Topper 90 ball game which plays at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm daily.   The one line prize is 5 tickets, the two line prize is 10 tickets and the full house prize is 15 tickets.  They have to be used the same day (so no winning tickets and saving them for the £10K game!).  The Christmas Topper game is free to play but you must be a funded (depositing) player to enter the room.

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