In 2008 The Sun Bingo changed their software platform from Tombola to Gamesys, the makers of Jackpotjoy. The old site became Tombola whilst this new site started from scratch. It quickly established itself as one of the leading brands in online bingo. They offered massive exclusives and even introduced a fun live show – Having A Ball – that featured the likes of Brian Dowling and Rustie Lee. At the start of 2016, Sun Bingo made a surprise announcement that it was once again moving software platform. The transition to Virtue Fusion/Playtech was quite seamless and the bingo fun continues.
Free Bingo & Welcome Bonus
New players to Sun Bingo are usually welcomed with £50 of free bingo plus 50 free spins. To get this offer you need to register, login, deposit and spend £10. Wagering terms apply and these are x4 for bingo and x30 for games. For new players Sun Bingo does have a Newbie Room which offers free bingo games between 11am and 1pm and 6pm to 8pm. Access to this room is available for your first seven days. In addition Sun Bingo are offering £1000 of daily free bingo to all players, no deposit needed. All wins are paid in cash so no wagering terms apply.
Sun Bingo Rooms
One benefit of Sun Bingo’s transition from Gamesys to Virtue Fusion is a greater selection of bingo rooms. There’s the usual 75 and 90 ball rooms but these are complemented with Fluffy Favourites, Deal Or No Deal, Cash Cubes, Rainbow Riches Bingo and Age Of The Gods. There’s also Session Bingo options available for those of you who like to play on a fixed budget. There are a number of exclusive rooms here too such as Brit 50, Winning Headlines and Mystic Meg Bingo. Traditional bingo rooms like Showboat, Jazz and Cabaret all have cheap games to play.
Sun Bingo Slots
The move to Virtue Fusion also improved Sun Bingo’s range of slots. Login and start spinning on top games such as Montezumas, Age Of The Gods, Shamans Dream, Fluffy Favourites, Winning Headlines, White Wizard and Bouncy Balls. There are also a couple of exclusive games including Mystic Meg, Having A Ball and The Sun branded Megaways. Casino games have been added to the roster and bingo players should really check out Deal Or No Deal The Big Draw for a live bingo style game experience. Other options available include Buffalo Blitz Live and Spin A Win.
Player Promotions & Free Scratchcards
Sun Bingo are excellent for player promotions! They have the usual Virtue Fusion Network offers such as BingoLinx jackpots, BOGOFs, free games and prize nights. There are exclusives too. Sadly the Having A Ball show is no longer a feature. Instead there’s plenty of free bingo – with the £1000 daily free game promotion now running into it’s 3rd or 4th month. There’s also a daily free scratchcard for qualifying players. Go to games and select Daily Free Games for a choice of Mystic Meg, Fun In The Sun and Winning Headlines. You need to wager at least £1 on bingo or side games to be eligible.
Penny’s Thoughts On Sun Bingo
There is a lot to like here. The free bingo, whether it’s in the Learner Room or via a promotion is attractive whilst the deposit bonus offer is generous. That said do watch the wagering terms on the slots. Promotions wise things are pretty good too with regular prizes, bonuses and chances to get spins. We like their exclusive rooms such as Mystic Meg Bingo as well. The biggest issue for Sun Bingo is it’s relationship with The Sun newspaper. For some people this site will be a no go and we fully understand that position.