All About Bingo Bonus Offers
If you play online bingo then you’re going to be inundated with bingo bonus offers. These are initially incentives offered by brands to encourage you to sign up and join them. They come in all shapes and sizes and so here’s a handy guide to explain what’s what when you play bingo.
No Deposit Bonus: This is simply a credit to your account so that you can play at a bingo site without first making a deposit. It’s a freebie but it’s use is usually restricted to selected games or rooms. Most sites that offer you a no deposit bonus will still ask for credit/debit card details when you register otherwise you may not get the bonus.
Deposit Bonus: This is free money awarded to you after you’ve made a deposit. Most sites will offer between 100% and 500% on your first deposit. So for example a 300% bonus means that for if you add £10 to your account you’ll receive £30 free from the bingo site. Some operators will also reward you for second, third and other deposits (also known as a reload bonus).
Spin Bonus: This is an extra bit of a bonus cash that’s awarded after a spin of a bonus wheel. They’re usually advertised as offering a big money prize but the reality is that you’ll only get a few pounds.
Free Bingo: Free bingo is free bingo – i.e. you don’t have to pay to play. You just simply register and can start playing!
Newbie Room: Instead of offering a no deposit bonus some sites will give you access to a newbie room. This is usually time limited and depending on the brand access is either free or after you’ve made a deposit. Either way the games are exclusive to new players and prizes are normally paid out in bonus money.
Free Spins: Some sites will offer you free slot spins as a welcome incentive. Instead of playing bingo you play on a selected slot and any winnings offered as a bonus.
Few bingo sites, if any, will let you play for real cash and withdraw it without first making a deposit! Most ‘freebies’ are offered in bonus cash form and these come with terms and conditions attached. Bonus money usually has some kind of wagering requirement. This is an amount that you will need to deposit AND wager on a site before being allowed to withdraw any money. For example a £10 no deposit bonus with a x4 wagering requirement means that you need to deposit and play £40 before any winnings are yours to take home.
Slots and casino bonuses attract higher wagering requirements so just be wary. You don’t have to use bonus cash – and in some cases, especially where wagering requirements are high, it may be more prudent not to use a bonus. Our best advice is read the terms carefully!!