Mobile bingo finally came of age in 2013 with most major brands offering a mobile friendly site or app. However, the growing trend towards gaming via our phones also spawned a number of specific mobile casinos and bingo sites. Touch My Bingo was one such brand – although they’ve since closed. However, mFortune, who are more well known for their mobile slots launched mobile bingo and it’s still going strong today.
Keep Your Winnings
mFortune Bingo is an additional section to the very popular mFortune Casino. New players are welcomed with a £5 free no deposit bonus – to claim this you need to send them your mobile number (via their website) and then register via the links sent in return via text. Once logged in you can then use your freebie to try the games – any winnings are yours (although terms and conditions apply).
As well as the freebie, mFortune Bingo also offers a 100% welcome bonus to new players. They will match your first deposit right up to £200! Be warned you can pay via the usual options such as debit card, but you can also pay via your phonebill – just keep tabs on what you’re spending if you choose this option as you won’t want a shock at the end of the month. One plus point for mFortune is that the minimum deposit is just £3!
Surprisingly there’s plenty of action in the mobile bingo rooms – when we visited the Amber, Ruby and Emerald 90 ball rooms all had around 40 players online. One advantage of mFortune over Touch My Bingo (now closed) is that you can also play online. It’s not well publicised but the option is there if you wish to use it! The site also works well on tablets too!
Promotions wise things are quite limited at mFortune. There’s the welcome offers plus bonuses for deposits and occasional promos on Facebook. You can earn loyalty points though and these can be converted to bonuses or tangible prizes via the Bingo Loyalty Shop. You’ll need 290 points to collect a £3 bonus.
One downside to a mobile casino/games site is that they do like to send you lots of text messages. You can switch these off though and the customer services tend to be quite responsive, especially if you use the online facility. Overall this is a good alternative to the usual suspects. The rooms are active and the prize pools decent. Games are 10p so it’s not perfect for penny players but the no deposit bonus does make it worth a closer look.