Bingo used to be place where blue rinsed ladies would meet up mid-week, in a draughty village hall and hope to win a meagre prize, usually a joint of meat for the Sunday dinner. Nowadays, with all sorts of celebrities promoting online bingo sites, such as Barbara Windsor and Sharon Osbourne taking a punt at advertising, suddenly it’s cool to admit you know what two fat ladies mean.
And with the younger generation on board, online bingo websites have sprung up virtually overnight, like weeds on a patio after a couple of days of heavy rainfall. Throw in the fact that this is some serious cash and huge prizes to be won, with a great party atmosphere and the same kind of community buzz as if you were at the actual venue, it’s not surprising to see why these sites have gained in popularity.
It’s also become a bit of a not so guilty pleasure, now that A list stars such as Robbie Williams, Catherine Zeta Jones and Glenda Gilson have officially come out and admitted to a few games themselves. Apparently our Robbie is partial to a spot of 90-ball bingo, a popular UK version of bingo, and if you are lucky, you can sometimes catch him playing at ultra cool bingo clubs in London. Whilst not surprisingly, Catherine Zeta Jones is a huge fan of the American 75-ball bingo game. She is also famed for her Christmas bingo parties that she hosts for family and friends.
So if you fancy a flutter and want to try your hand at winning, check out our five best bingo sites:
Calling all Bingoheads! You must have seen the adverts with ladies and their huge bingoheads jumping around. This is one of our favourite sites as it is jam-packed with bingo games, such as Roll On Monday where you can play for £20,000, Last Chance Tuesday, another chance to nab £20,000 in prizes, Feel Good Friday, where you play for your share of a massive £30,000 prize pot every Friday, Super Free Bingo where everyone gets the chance to play for free every single day, and the new Emmerdale Bingo, where three lucky Bingoheads have the chance to win an Emmerdale experience money can’t buy and go behind the scenes!
This bingo site has actually won awards and although it is only for us girls, its like a girly night out, but in, and with loads of chances of a big money win. A great fun site, full of glitz and glamour, with a top jackpot of £8,888, and you get a welcome bonus is 200% and you don’t need a promotional code for your first deposit. Join up and you get a whopping 50% reload bonus when you re-deposit between £10 – £100 – with a total bonus amount of £50. Plus, if you uncover a gold ticket, you could be a £5million winner! Buy your Golden Ticket between 20 Feb & 6 April to take part in the SPECTACULAR Golden Ticket game on 13 April, where you could win up to £5,000,000!
Wink Bingo is a good place if you are a bit of a bingo newbie. An easy to use site, with great chatty hosts, good atmosphere and loads to play. You get a welcome bonus of 200% when you first deposit £5 – £100, plus once you’ve deposited £10 you can spin the wheel for the change to win £15-£1000. then for every £10 or more you deposit after this, you’ll get a 50% reload bonus. Games include 75 and 90 ball bingo, 5 line bingo and Moneyball.
Another bingo site with extensive advertising, but with good reason, it probably has the highest jackpots and with Barbara Windsor promoting it, what’s not to like? There’s all your favourite online bingo games here, including slots and casino games, and loads of easy to use features to help make it a great bingo experience. There’s a demo mode so that you can have a go without risking any cash before you play for real, and you can win cash for free with the Daily Free Games. Deposit £10 and they’ll give you £35 to play with.
Don’t let the Fox put you off this site, there’s a Foxy Friends magazine and online TV and Radio shows, all guaranteed to make you feel part of a larger community. On joining you get a 200% welcome bonus, giving a free £20 when you deposit just £10. There’s also a membership scheme and loyalty points for members. Loads of bingo tournaments, games and promotions await you at Foxy and there’s also the Foxy Twitter and Facebook pages.