Over the past couple of years, the UK bingo scene has exploded, and now there are hundreds of places to watch those balls fall. They all try to outdo each other with flashy competitions, free bonuses, and alluring jackpots – so how do we choose our top 10 bingo sites here at Great British Bingo?
We have a stringent set of criteria that a site must pass before it can enter our Hall of Fame, and a team of crack gaming journalists are constantly reviewing them, to ensure we only recommend the very best. And it's not just the bingo we check out – we leave no slot unspun, no card unturned, no chat moderator un-pestered.
Whenever you play at a site recommended by Great British Bingo, you're guaranteed a safe, secure, and hopefully profitable playing experience - we rate and review only the very best for our loyal readers.
Is the site white listed?
The first thing we check is the location of a site. We only want to direct you to reputable, or 'whitelisted' bingo sites, which are licensed and regulated accordingly.
Usually, whitelisted bingo sites are licensed in one of four jurisdictions:
The Gibraltar Licensing Authority
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission
The Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta,
The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee.
Is the bingo site reputable?
We also investigate the history of a site – does it pay up promptly, or does it have a reputation for slow payments, or even not paying at all? Is the support adequate? Are the bingo chat moderators super villains in disguise? Only once have we ran these stringent background checks, do we then investigate the rest of the site.
Does it offer good deposit bonus?
And so to the oft-confusing world of deposit bonuses. Most bingo sites will offer a combination of a free bingo no deposit bonus and a deposit bonus. A no deposit bonus is just that – you get free cash to trial the site without the need to make a deposit. The deposit bonus is usually the second bonus you collect, and is expressed in the form of a percentage, such as 100% or 200%. However much you initially put in your account is then multiplied by this percentage.
We prefer to recommend sites for our top 10 bingo sites that have decent bonuses, so you can sign up and play at no risk to your own pocket. Just beware of wagering requirements – this is how much cash you must wager before you can withdraw any winnings made from said bonus.
Does the site offer adequate support?
There are plenty of things that can go wrong when you play bingo – the software may not load properly, you may not be to withdraw cash, you may lose your account details, or you may have a question or dispute. We really put those customer service operators to the test, and first of all we make sure that they're available around the clock. Then we make sure they answer replies promptly and sensibly, and that issues are resolved immediately. If a site offers poor customer service, we will certainly mention it in our findings.
Are there plenty of opportunities to win?
Let's face it, although the social aspect of bingo is great, we play to WIN. We check out jackpots, ticket prices, competitions, promotions, slot games, casino games – we go through the site with a metal nit comb and if we find any unpleasantness, we'll be sure to report it back to you. You won't find one of these in out top 10 bingo sites!
Top 10 bingo sites revealed
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Register and deposit £10 get £50 to play with a 400% welcome bonus + 50 spins.
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First time depositors only. Min deposit £10. Max offer: Bingo Tickets worth £40 (£40 to play BIG BANG) & 50 Pending Free Spins (Irish luck, win cap of £1, wins are set at min £0). Pending Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered. Bingo Tickets/Free spins are valid for 7 days. All winnings are real money and cashable at any time. Valid until further notice. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply.
Deposit £10 get up to 12 free bingo tickets + 20 bonus spins T&C's apply, Please gamble responsibly. 18+.
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Deposit £10 play with £40 bingo bonus (18+. New customers only.)
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