Everything You Need To Know About Online Bingo

HowAbout Bingo

Update: 5th May 2021

Big news this week is that Iceland Bingo has been reborn as the brand new, Prize Land Bingo!

So basically the old site shut down, but all the players were moved to a new website with a similar sounding name and similar logo. They've even got Greg Scott in to do a video to tell you all about it!

They're making the most of a new feature on Dragonfish that allows physical prizes to be given for a full house instead of the usual ££, so check it out it's quite good as it goes. Every Friday they have one of these prize games so it may be worth popping on to see what you could win.

Another exciting development this week has been the relaunch of Bingo Britain.

I'm actually working with the owners of that site on it's marketing, so you could say I'm biased, but really I am not when I say it's a nice little site and with no slots or casino games, it truly is unique and for those who just want to enjoy a bit of bingo with no distractions. Definitely check it out.

Also in the news section I've picked up on an update to tombola that will see the introduction of a £500 monthly loss limit from 1st May. If you spend a lot on tombola you may want to be aware.

Latest Podcast

In other news I've just put out the third episode of the HowAbout Bingo Podcast. This week I had a chat with Paul Gielbert from Eyecon, who has had an interesting journey from bingo caller to online bingo, then slots supremo. Eyecon, as you may know, own the Fluffy Favourites franchise.

In the podcast Paul revealed they're working on multiple Fluffy Favourites bingo games with different operators, and a new slot game that is based around the classic bingo club experience. Check it out!

Latest Bingo sites

I'm always on the lookout for new bingo sites, so you can guarantee as soon as any appear I will be straight over there to do a review and to see if they're any good.

The best place to look is our new online bingo sites page, which lists all the best new bingo sites for 2021, plus you can also see which sites opened in 2020, 2019 and 2018. I also feature the latest bingo games to launch as well as any newly redesigned sites.

Latest Bingo Games

Online bingo isn't just the same old 90 ball you play in the clubs. There are so many unique and interesting bingo variants, with new ones coming out all the time.

Here are some of the most interesting bingo games to launch over the past year. You can find even more in our Bingo Games Directory.

What's Bingoing on?

If you wish to keep track of all the latest news, events and promotions going on around the bingo sites, then take a look at my bingo news & blog page.

This is where I'll be publishing all the latest news, blog posts and other articles about the UK online bingo scene. Here are my latest posts:

Latest Online Bingo Promotions

The best bingo sites are constantly coming up with new and interesting promotions to keep players coming back for more.

There is a huge variety of events that sites will put on to entertain the roomies, such as guaranteed jackpots, prize draws, free bingo and daily free games. Many even run special live-stream events with celebrity guests, phone-in competitions and more.

Check out the What's On? page for all the latest info, or browse some of the latest featured promos below:

Bingo Offers For every Budget

To make it easier to find the right bingo site for your budget, I've split all the bingo welcome offers into three groups, dependant on the amount you wish to spend on your first deposit.

The standard first deposit at an online bingo site in the UK is £10, but we also have several £5 deposit offers as well as a small handful of no deposit deals. Click on the links below to browse each of the sites.

HowAbout Bingo

Hi, I'm Wayne and I've been writing about online bingo since 2006. I've played at hundreds of bingo sites over the years so I know which UK bingo sites are the best, and which you should avoid.

I play online bingo almost every day - either for my own pleasure or to test out the latest new bingo sites, bingo games or bingo promotions.

If you fancy playing a bit of online bingo, everything you need to know is right here. If you're not sure where to start, just send me a message and I'll help you if I can.

Regards,

Wayne.

Wayne Howe - Editor

Latest Bingo Reviews Added

Since I launched this site in December 2020, I have written reviews for over 50 online bingo brands (and counting) available to UK players. For each site I deposit at least £10 of my own money, play as many of the games as I can and then report back with what I think about the site.

These are just the latest brands I have reviewed (not a list of the best sites). To see ALL the bingo sites I've reviewed to date head over to the Bingo Sites A-Z page.

Wayne's Top 3 Sites This Month

Being a bingo reviewer I move around the sites quite a lot, so my favourites change from time to time depending on who is doing what each month.

For March I've kept the same selection as last month, which includes Mecca Bingo who have followed up their Live From Studio M stuff with a new Diamond Decades promo. Check it out on the What's On? section.

Tombola have to be considered for releasing yet another new game, Bubble Bingo. It's very unusual for a bingo game as it has no numbers at all!

And my final recommendation this month goes to The Palaces Bingo, who entertained me so much with their unique Zoom bingo games with the site's owner Patrick!

Why You Can trust HowAbout Bingo

HowAbout Bingo is 100% owned and operated by me, Wayne Howe. It is not run by an overseas corporation or by people who've never played bingo themselves. I'm genuinely an online bingo player and play every week usually in the evenings when my three boys have gone to bed.

I've worked in online bingo since 2006, managing several online bingo sites & communities, including WhichBingo, FreeBingo UK and WhichCM. I'm also the editor of the quarterly BingoData Report, a B2B publication which monitors player activity at the top online bingo sites.

You can find out a little more about me and why I decided to launch this website on the About Us page.

How this site is funded

HowAbout Bingo is completely free to use and doesn't allow advertising. Bingo sites cannot pay to appear on the site. Once reviews are written about each bingo brand, I then look to see if I can find 'affiliate links' for them.

These look and work in the same way as normal links, but if someone clicks through, the link is tracked and may generate a payment to the site. Sometimes this is a one-off fee, sometimes it is a share of profits (i.e. your losses), sometimes a bit of both.

Often these affiliate links will give you a better deal than if you went directly to the website.

I want you to know when links are affiliated

Unlike many sites who use affiliate links, I will be identifying each one with a ⭐ either alongside the offer, link or bingo site logo.

This is so you know which will contribute to the running of this site, so you can make your own decision. Obviously I hope you'll choose the ones that help me continue doing what I love, playing and writing about online bingo!

I'll still be writing about and recommending sites that I'm not affiliated with, which means you'll probably find sites and promotions here that you could never find anywhere else.

Best of luck to you.