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Latest Bingo sites

The Summer has seen an increase in the amount of new bingo brands to open, including the brand new Heart Bingo fronted by Olly Murs.

Head over to 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.

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.

£10 Deposit Bingo Sites£10 deposit offers
Every single bingo site out there will have some kind of deposit offer, and the industry standard is a minimum £10 spend. So this list has pretty much every offer we can find in one place.
£5 Deposit Bingo Sites£5 deposit offers
For those players looking to spend a little less than £10 there are some offers out there that can be triggered for as little as £5. Check out our list of £5 bingo offers here, as well as a lowdown on sites who in general do also accept £5 deposits as standard.
No Deposit Bingo Sitesno deposit offers
They say you don't get anything in life for free, but there are still a small number of bingo sites that will let you try them out on a no deposit basis. Find all those sites here as well as those who offer regular free bingo games for registered players.

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:

Wayne's Blog #2: Opportunity KnocksWayne's Blog #2: Opportunity Knocks
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Oct 14, 2021
An update from Wayne about HowAbout Bingo and the amazing opportunity he's taken on over at Buzz Bingo.
Olly Murs launches the New Heart BingoOlly Murs launches the New Heart Bingo
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Sep 23, 2021
Pop sensation Olly Murs has become the face of the brand new Heart Bingo website, which relaunched on Pragmatic Play software this month.
Gala Bingo relaunches with new bingo softwareGala Bingo relaunches with new bingo software
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Jul 22, 2021
Gala Bingo has finally said goodbye to Playtech's Virtue Fusion platform and migrated to the Electraworks bingo platform, owned by parent company Entain.
Tombola launch new Nevada bingo gameTombola launch new Nevada bingo game
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Jun 24, 2021
Wayne takes a closer look at the brand new card-based game from tombola, known as NEVADA.

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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.

Drop Pots BingoDrop Pots Bingo
Drop Pots is a new networked bingo room on Pragmatic Play that features 3 distinct jackpots, each of which can be triggered several times a day.
Heart Bonanza BingoHeart Bonanza Bingo
Exclusive to Heart Bingo, the Heart Bingo Bonanza room is the focal point for the brand new Heart Bingo website.
Reels RoomReels Room
Reels Room (Release the Kraken) is the new game from Pragmatic which pays out in slot spins, rather than cash. Exclusive to Heart Bingo for a limited time.
Bubble Up BingoBubble Up Bingo
Bubble Up Bingo is a new bingo game where if you claim any win on a double number, you get double the prize! Plus, there is an extra jackpot if you claim full house on number 7.

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.



Wayne Howe - Editor

Latest Bingo Reviews Added

Since I launched this site in December 2020, I have written reviews for over 60 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 Hot Picks

My hot picks are bingo sites I think you should have a look at if you haven't already seen them. They may be brand new or had something interesting going on worthy of your time and attention.

This month I've chosen to highlight Double Bubble Bingo and Heart, given these are currently battling it out for the hearts and minds of former Heart Bingo players. I also include Buzz Bingo as I am now working with them to improve their online bingo offering so come on over and have a look what's going on!

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.

Who plays online bingo?

It is fair to say that it is mostly women who play online bingo, but there is a good sized chunk of men who enjoy the game - and I'm one of them. Most surveys I ever did over the years always put the figure around 80% female to 20% male, but after speaking to some operators in 2021 it seems the figure now is more around 30%.

It does differ between brands though. Mecca's stats for 2021 showed 27% of players were male, whereas Dragonfish figures revealed 36% of new signups were men.