Here we list the types of bonuses bingo websites may offer as an incentive for you to play:-

The Sign up Bonus

This is a bonus a site will offer when you very first sign up with them; sometimes this is also called a welcome bonus or even a no deposit bonus.  As mentioned in the ‘About Us’ page there are a multitude of sites to choose from and this makes it a very competitive field, so much so that some will offer you free money if you do decide to sign up with them, and because so many do this most believe that if they don’t offer big bonuses, players won’t give them a second look, or even a first for that matter!

Bingo websites want loyal players and to that end they typically give no deposit bonuses of £5-£10.  Bear in mind the free signup bonuses are usually restricted to the bingo games so you cannot play any other games such as slots with this type of bonus. Another point to consider is that many actually cap the amount of winnings you can cash out if you have not deposited any of your own money to the site prior to winning.  This capping is usually in the region of £100.00.

TIP – If you deposit some cash as well as get the welcome bonus all you have to do is play with the free money and you have solved the problem!

Deposit Bonuses

There are two main types of bonuses that are offered by operators such as William Hill Bingo and Butlers Bingo.  These are the real money bonuses and something called the sticky bonuses.  Real money bonuses are tied to the deposit you have made, so you make your deposit and then they will match your cash at whatever rate your deposit qualifies for.

Real money bonuses can also be withdrawn, although you will possibly have to have wagered a certain amount before you can do this, or you play through your deposit a set amount of times, or wager the bonus amount a set amount of times.  Basically you need to meet the wagering requirements and suggest that you read carefully the terms and conditions before depositing any money so you will know how to play effectively.

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So what is a Sticky Bonus?

Ok, a sticky bonus is one that can be wagered but cannot be withdrawn so they are rather like free play credits given to you to play with.  Of course, just like the deposit bonuses there are certain criteria that go with them.

You may not cash out the bonus money that has been given to you but you can draw out any winnings you may make whilst playing with the sticky bonus.

Remember the best bonus money will be given by the site on your first deposit.  These are meant to be large and they are put there to tempt you through their doors.

There is one other bonus which is very; very popular with players and this is a reload bonus.  This type gives you a guaranteed bonus when you deposit a certain amount of money which is determined by the operators. (Please note that reload bonuses vary considerably from site to site so check out who is giving the best offers at any one time.)

Many also offer free cards and tickets providing exciting incentives for the player and as the computer controls the majority of the action this gives each player the advantage of being able to play dozens, if not scores of cards at the same time!  So keeping a sharp look out for the different types of bonuses and promotions on offer makes a great deal of sense.