First we had bricks and mortar bingo clubs, then we got online bingo. Mobile bingo came along soon after that, and hot on its heels was bingo for tablets.
If you're lucky enough to own a tablet computer, chances are, you've already tried tablet bingo – and if you haven't, let me tell you, it's a whole new experience. I can't get enough of swiping, tapping and stroking that silky smooth screen, and the large bright graphics are a delight to the senses.
No more bulky laptops or computers needed!
Plus there's the added convenience of portability – no longer am I confined to my desk or bed with a heavy laptop – now I can waltz around the house and win a full house, sit in the garden as I spin on slots, or cruise on down to a coffee shop as I chat with chums.
Apple was first to corner the tablet bingo market, about two or three years ahead of competitors Microsoft and Android. As a result, most original mobile bingo apps were created for the iPhone, then scaled up for the iPad. But nowadays, it doesn't matter what kind of tablet computer you have – you can enjoy the thrill of the win on an Android, Kindle or other device as well.
Best tablet bingo sites?
I've been investigating some of the best new tablet bingo sites, and checking out all those important things you need to know – everything from bonuses, to safety and security, to app functionality. Here are my findings – enjoy the new technology, and here's hoping you make a big win the next time you play Tablet bingo.
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Our favourite tablet bingo sites and why:
Little Miss Bingo
You don't need to download an app to play Little Miss Bingo, you simply go to the site, and use your current account details to login or register if you are a newbie. At time of press, Little Miss had around 39 no-download games including bingo, roulette, and plenty of big-money slots.
Now, if you're on the lookout for large free bonuses, then pay attention, because you've got to follow these steps precisely – if you sign up online first using your laptop, Little Miss Bingo will give you a £20 free bonus, no deposit required. Then grab your tablet computer, and login using that, and you'll get ANOTHER £20 free bonus.
Although it's a slightly stripped-down version of her online site, this tablet version is a joy to use, thanks to a simple layout, vivid graphics, and exceedingly responsive features.
The Butler may look as if he has one foot in the past, thanks to his pencil moustache and quirky cravat, but he's been taking IT lessons to bring himself bang up-to-date.
The Butler welcomes brand-new players to his site, so if you've never played tablet bingo before, this is the ideal place to start, thanks to his in-depth tutorials. He even includes a handy History of Bingo, which gives you some great background information on this game we all love so much. The Butler at Butlers Bingo has deep pockets too – sign up to play tablet bingo now, and you'll get a £10 no deposit bonus, plus a 300% first deposit bonus.
He's everybody's favourite bingo caller and he's embraced new technology like he embraces new players – i.e., very enthusiastically. Take advantage of a double cash bonus – there's a £15 free bingo no deposit required bonus when you sign up to play online, and a further £15 when you register on your iPad. Bob doesn't want to clog your tablet up with apps, which is why you can go straight through to his site without one! Easy.
Download the nifty Gala Bingo app in three ways – you can either get it at the App Store, scan the QR code, or text Gala from your mobile device. Installation takes about one minute, depending on your Internet speed. You can login using your current details, or create a new account, if you're not already a member. As the newest member of the tablet brigade at Gala, you'll get a £15 welcome bonus once you deposit £5 free.