Believe it or not, the world seems to have gone even more bingo mad since the birth of the world wide web.
Now there are more bingo platforms in the online space than ever. And all of them are eager to offer you some great bonuses, and memorable experiences as a player.
We’ve put together a quick guide on the most popular bonuses found at the best bingo sites. This insight can only help you to make informed decisions when choosing bingo sites to play on.
First Deposit: The Sign-Up Bonus
Especially in the case of new players, this will be the hook for a bingo site. It’s a good way for platforms to attract new customers, as well as to boost a player’s bingo bankroll.
Welcome bonuses usually come in the form of a package containing different types of bonuses. Some sites might offer a ‘deposit £15 and get £30 free’ bonus – meaning that when you deposit your first £15, the bingo provider gives you £30 extra to play with.
There are platforms which offer a matched deposit bonus, too. In a nutshell, they’re offering to match your first deposit by a certain percentage. For example, a ‘300% matched deposit’ means that your bonus will be 3 times your initial wager.
Most matched deposits are capped at a specific amount though, so the deal could be a’‘300% matched deposit’ of up to £200’.
Cash Draw Bonus
Cash Draws are a common occurrence these days. They are usually in the shape of daily, weekly, or monthly draws. A bingo platform may have a weekly £250 prize draw for example. In order to obtain a ticket, you will have to wager real cash.
For instance, you may be offered one prize draw ticket for each £10 you wager. Some bingo sites have jackpot draws to take advantage of on a monthly basis.
Free Bingo Bonus
This is considered to be similar to a ‘newbie room’, apart from the fact it’s open to everyone. You can expect to have to wager as per the entry requirements.
These rooms allow you to play bingo free of charge, which is why they are so popular. Be aware though – some sites only open these rooms for a couple of hours per week.
Reload Bingo Bonus
This bonus is a lot like the matched deposit (which we explained in the ‘sign-up bonus section’). The aim here is to keep hold of existing customers.
It isn’t uncommon for bingo sites to match player bonuses on more than one round, either. Some may offer players a 100% match bonus on the first deposit, followed by 50% on the second and perhaps 30% on your third.
The principle difference between matched deposit and reload deposit bonuses are that in most cases, reloads are smaller. For example, the majority of bingo platforms only offer a 50%-75% reload bonus, whereas as you’ve seen a matched deposit can be as much as 300%.
Split Bingo Bonus
Love bingo but like to mix it up a bit?
This ‘split bonus’ is showing up more and more on bingo platforms, and can be used across a variety of game types. For the most part, this prize is inclusive of free spin extras, bingo tickets and often involves a percentage split.
It is important to note that often, this kind of bonus will mean that each portion is obliged by its own wagering stipulations. For example, the offer might be 300%; 70/30 between bingo and slots. Always check those all-important T&Cs.
The Bottom Line
Always check wagering requirements on any bonus, before letting it draw you into signing up to a new bingo platform. After all, some bonuses can seem a lot less attractive once you read the small print.
Don’t let that put you off though, because as long as you do your homework first – there are some very lucrative bonuses available at your fingertips.