Different Types Of Bingo Games


The world of online bingo can be very intimidating. There are so many choices: 30 ball, 50 ball, 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball bingo, as well as variations like 5-line bingo, it really can be scary!

Thankfully, we are here to make the choice simple for you and reassure you a few things about online bingo.

You Don’t Have To Be Fast!

This is the first thing you need to know about playing bingo games on the internet. Unlike in a normal bingo hall, you don’t have to be quick to daub out each number. In fact, the numbers are ticked off for you, so it really is a game of true luck.

Whichever way you look at it, it could be seen as bad. If you fancy yourself as a dab hand with lots of speed, then well I guess you will be disappointed about the removal of skill from the game.

However, if you are a bit of a slow coach like me, you will find it liberating. You can sit there and enjoy the chat room, have a natter with other bingo players and just generally have a good time.

Latest Developments

Recently there has been an insurgence of speed bingo games. These games typically have 30 or 50 balls and the calls are super fast paced.

The games are in fact so short that it’s possible to play literally dozens every hour. Many safe gambling organizations have complained about such games because they allow players to gamble for much larger amounts of money and potentially lose big. That said, the amounts gambled whilst playing bingo are relatively low compared to more hardcore forms of gambling such as casino, slots and poker.

Having The Most Fun

At the end of the day, though, the most important thing about playing bingo is having fun. Winning should definitely be a second priority and it should be in the back of your mind that there is a chance that you can lose some money.

If you are scared of depositing your own cash, it might be worth checking out a no deposit required site.

Personally, we enjoy playing at the largest sites such as Tombola and Gala, they give us access to a great community, with lots of fun people to chat to whilst playing the games. They also have huge slots libraries, so if you fancy a few spins of the reels, you can do that too.


Free Bingo Sites With No Deposit Required


Bingo sites are typically sorted into two categories, free sites and paid sites.

Free sites typically provide a no deposit required offer on registration. For example, bingo sites like buttercupbingo.com allow you to get started without risking a penny of your hard earned money. They dish out a £15 no deposit needed balance when you fill out the join form and verify your details.

Once you have got the cash you are then allowed to use the funds on the website however you wish. Depending on the site you may be limited to certain rooms, or you may be given free reign of both bingo games and slots, like at Buttercup Bingo.

The best reason to join bingo sites like this is that you really get a feel of things before you risk any money. There is no worse feeling than signing up to a poor bingo site and wasting a tenner or more.

On top of that, you frequently get the most rewarding bonus on your first deposit, so ideally you would make a large deposit. It’s hard to justify doing this on a completely new bingo site that you have no idea how it works.

Paid Bingo

You may think after all that talk, we are highly against paid bingo sites and only recommend the free variety. That however, is simply not the case.

In our opinion, it’s important to stick with reputable brands that have a strong favour among bingo players. Off the top of our head, we can think of sites such as Mecca Bingo, Gala Bingo and Foxy Bingo as being reputable alternatives to free listings above.


It’s important to look out for the pitfalls with both no deposit bingo and paid bingo sites. The biggest pitfall of a paid site is the bonus wagering requirements. So although you may receive bonuses that range from 100% to 500% extra, each will have a wagering requirement that must be completed before you can withdraw the funds. Usually, this is around 4x the bonus amount. So let’s say you receive a 500% bonus, and receive £50 free from a £10 deposit. You will then have to go on and wager £200, which is 4x£50 before you can make that withdrawal.

When it comes to no deposit offers, many will not allow you to withdraw funds at all, so it’s important to read the terms and conditions. This will disappoint a great amount of players, however, it’s important to realise that the purpose of the free money is not to allow you to walk away with a profit, but to try before you buy essentially.


New Bingo Sites 2016

2015 has been an eventful year with many new bingo sites launched. Some of the most popular ones include the likes of Bingo Extra and Season Bingo, both of which are brilliant no deposit sites.

That said, the real winner for 2015 was most definitely Bingotastic.com. Throughout 2015, they have updated the industry on the latest sites, provided the best offers and have showcased the top deals players wanted.

They even had time to add a couple of YouTube videos as well.

What To Look Out For Next year?

Next year has a lot of potential developments. Potentially, we are likely to see a number of no deposit bingo sites to launch like they did in 2015. Plus the massive expansion of the Live Bingo Network is most definitely going to continue.

Other operators have fallen by the way side. There have been many Cassava and Dragonfish sites launched, but only a few of them like Circus Bingo really stand out from the crown.

2015 was also another good year for Virtue Fusion, since they acquired the contract with Bgo, which is now one of the best and most popular operators in the UK, thanks to it’s campaign with Paris Hilton and Mini Me.

A Regulated UK Market!

For the first time ever, the UK is fully regulated by the Gambling Commission. On top of that, safe gambling advocates like Gambleaware have really kicked up their campaigns. Now it’s more than evident that gambling, including playing bingo is a risky proposition and should only be attempted with money that you can afford to lose. As they say, when the fun stops, stop!

Future Technology

One thing that hasn’t particularly developed this year is the technology behind the games. Providers like Bingo Godz have failed to make an impact with their innovative combination of bingo and games like Candy Crush. It seems that punters prefer a good old fashioned games of 90 ball bingo without at fuss.

It has also seen existing providers cement their market share by offering better value, increased bonuses and promotions to keep players coming back each month. Loyalty has definitely become the name of the game and the bingo sites that have prospered the most have been the ones who continuously give players something new to try.