The article below has been compiled to offer you all the relevant information you will need if you are interested in online bingo, specifically new online bingo sites launched in the UK. Home to ‘bingo lingo’, the UK bingo players are some of the most loyal in the world, embracing the online version of the age-old game of (beano) bingo as much as they did the old-time bingo halls in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Enjoyed by millions of people of all ages and from all genres, online bingo remains at the top of a lot of players ‘to go’ places if they feel like catching up with friends and family whilst enjoying a few games of bingo. As probably the most social of all wagering games to play, online bingo has done away with the old persona of a game played by predominantly older women at the weekend.
Today, you can pick up a game of bingo whenever and wherever you happen to be as long as you have a decent internet connection. Playing online has not diluted the game's social aspect as there is a ‘live chat’ feature in many bingo rooms along with some of the best chat moderators whose aim is to make your time spent online as enjoyable as possible.
The huge popularity of online bingo has given rise to numerous new sites arriving on our pages daily, so much so that it can be a bit confusing knowing which one to choose for the best experience.
Within the UK, all the licensed operators have to abide by the UK Gambling Commission rules and regulations set out to ensure that all players are treated in a fair and true manner. Any site that does not operate acceptably could at the very least be fined, they can even have their license revoked which would effectively put them out of business.
Saying this, always choose an online site that happily displays its license number, and stay well away from any site that does not hold a current gambling license, it is just not worth the possibility that you might not be paid out or suffer some other unfair treatment from an unlicensed site.
One of the best ways of finding your perfect online bingo site, the one that will offer you the bonuses and promotional offers that suit your playing style and have games that you enjoy both aesthetically and in game is by traveling to a resource that has been set up to inform you about everything bingo.
These sites act in much the same way as a comparison site for your home insurance or comparing vacations, white goods, or just about anything you might consider buying online. Taking much of the hard work out of finding a quality site to play at allows you more time to enjoy with your friends, make new ones and of course, enjoy as many games of bingo as you wish.
A high-quality UK bingo site will use only the major players of the online bingo software providers. Those that are tried, tested and well respected in the industry. A range of bingo software providers have proven consistent in delivering the best bingo games around, which means that as a player, you will be offered entertaining bingo games with a bare minimum of at least 90 ball, 80 ball and 75 ball bingo games. Some new bingo sites also offer their players fun games to try like speed bingo and 30 and 50 ball bingo games to enjoy.
Most new bingo sites belong to a network, meaning players can enjoy those linked games and bingo rooms. Bingo Networks increase the size of prizes on offer as players are pooled so more bingo tickets will be sold. Bonuses and promotional offers will be shared between these sites as well, but just like anything else it is entirely up to yourself whether you would like to play in a networked or standalone bingo room.
Not only do new UK bingo sites provide a full range of bingo games and (usually) slots, some will even provide a range of casino and live* casino games. Increased numbers of new sites are providing a wider range of games to play which in effect makes your bingo site your ‘one stop shop’ for when you need some entertainment in a community based, safe and secure environment.
Live casino games are played in real time and are streamed from a real bricks and mortar venue straight to your own screen. Hosted by real, live human beings the live casino experience is about as close as you are going to get to walking through into the lobby of a land-based casino. Live games are worth trying at least once simply for the thrill full of action and excitement.
The bingo bonus is also well worth considering opting into when you have chosen which site you like the look of the most. Bingo bonus money is usually given once you have signed-up with a site and depending on what type of bonus you opt for you might also need to make a deposit to claim your bonus. Whichever you plump for, remember to read the terms and conditions to know any restrictions that might apply before you opt-in.
Bonuses and promotional offers really can help boost your bankroll, which offers you more time to enjoy your games or even to try out some that you may not have previously considered playing.
Convenient, full of fun and set in a community environment hosted by some of the best chat moderators about today, UK online bingo has some of the best sites in the world today, providing fun and entertainment wherever you happen to be.
Beth Taylor is head of content at BingoSites and has been writing about online bingo for the past 5 years. She is considered an industry expert and is a regular attendee at industry events and conferences. Having studied journalisim at King's College London, she combines this with her passion for bingo to produce the independent content for this website.