On the face of it, the concept of bingo bonuses should be relatively easy to understand. However there are a couple of different kinds of bonus that could confuse new players. Here’s a quick run down:

  • No Deposit Bonuses – A no deposit bingo bonus is one that is given just for signing up and no deposit is required. The value of these freebies tend to be quite low, but they’re a great way of trying out a new site or of getting some real money bingo action when your running low on funds. Most no deposit bingo bonuses are under £10.
  • Sign Up Bonuses – These are bonuses you receive for signing up and then making a real money deposit in the bingo room. The amount of the bonus is sometimes tied to the amount of your deposit (but not always) and there are some very generous offers kicking around. For example, you could receive a £20 bonus on a deposit of just £5. Like the no deposit bonuses, these offers are for new customers only. Most of the offers listed above fall into this category.
  • Reload Bonuses – Reload bonuses are available to existing customers and offer the opportunity to claim some extra bingo cash. Some sites run regular reload bonuses for deposits on certain days or even on every deposit you make, whilst others offer them occasionally usually centered around special events or promotions. Reload bonuses tend to be less generous that the welcome bonuses, but there are many that are worth claiming.

Once you’ve claimed your bonus (be it a no deposit, first deposit or reload) the funds will usually be added into a bonus wallet or bonus balance. This can be used to buy bingo tickets with, but cannot be withdrawn. Any winning from you bonus funds will then be credited to your cash balance.