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Compare Bingo Sites The Right Way

Written by Alex Eliades, 24th May 2012


Whether you are a new bingo player or have ten bingo accounts already and are considered a bingo nut by your fellow roomies you probably choose a new site with some kind of comparison. The thing is as most of us with an ounce of experience know we often compare bingo sites by the offers and the whizz bang of their sites aesthetic appeal. Then once we make a decision and sign up somewhere we find out that the site isn't all it's cracked up to be or we've seen it all before (or if we are really lucky we could have landed that perfect new experience we were looking for).

Undoubtedly the operators have become experts at reeling us in with 300% deposit bonuses, free money on sign up and advertisements of whopping jackpots, not to mention cute, funny or freaky animated characters on the homepage. Well, sure you have got to get the best deal but you also have to see through the crap and understand what makes a good site.

At Fantasy Bingo we don’t claim to be experts but we do have a wealth of experience at looking at the tangible information that characterises bingo sites and have become somewhat immune to the flashy promotions. One thing for sure is that a bingo site is only as good as the software running it and this combines with convenient payment methods, support, fan base, jackpots, regular existing player offers and then sign up bonuses.

Unfortunately our instincts lead us to the sign up bonuses and glamour of a site first but what we should really compare sites on is all the boring stuff that actually makes a difference.

Bingo Software

Our tip is to first check out the software that sites you’re interested in are running on. If you have played on a load of Virtue Fusion powered sites then you might want to try something different. How about Dragonfish software or perhaps you want a unique bingo experience and in which case you should look for a site that runs on their own in-house software like XBingo or Bingocams.

Banking Methods

Then once we have decided what type of software we are interested in its time to look at how you want to bank with them. Fancy protecting your credit card then you should look for a site that accepts Paypal, Moneybookers or Neteller. Want to play with a limit and don’t want your bank involved then bingo sites that accept or Ukash are best for this. Don’t give a stuff about using your card details on bingo sites then forget this step.

Support Options

If you feel that you might run into a problem and want the reassurance that someone is on the end of a phone then definitely choose a site that has a telephone support option as a lot don’t.

Player Experience

Looking at the player experience is where it is really at; after all we are out to have some fun. Check out the regular promotions for existing players as they will make you happier in the long run. If you plan on being loyal then you should also look out for VIP and reward programmes that are on offer. Side games can’t be ignored too as some sites like JackpotJoy have a colossal selection of Instant Win and other side games where other sites are quite sparse on this front.


Playing bingo for fun or want to dream of getting rich? Well plenty of people have and if you want a chance of hitting a big money progressive jackpot then you can only really do that on either large sites like Gala Bingo or any sized site that run on a large software network Virtue Fusion or Dragonfish.

Sign Up Offers

After all of that you then might want to take into account the deposit bonuses on offer. There are many different types but to make it simple there are fixed value welcome bonuses based on any sized deposit and there are percentage bonuses that are calculated on an initial deposit amount. If you want a quick and easy bonus based on a small deposit then go for a fixed welcome bonus offer; for example Bet365 Bingo give you a £25 welcome bonus on a £5 deposit. If you fancy going to town and depositing let’s say £100 then you can really take advantage of a percentage based welcome bonus. For example you can deposit £100 at Posh Bingo and get a 250% deposit bonus, which would give you a total of £350 to play with. Beware though, as there are usually special terms associated with these bonuses that stop people simply trying to withdraw the bonus.

So there you have it our de facto guide to comparing and choosing a bingo site. Don’t believe the hype and see straight through the offers. If you have any questions please mail us.

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