How to find the bingo games
Once you're logged in you will open on the lobby and there you'll see either a load of bingo rooms or slot games, depending on which section you've opened up into. The lobby obviously looks slightly different dependent on whether you're on a mobile device or a normal laptop or desktop PC. On desktop there are sections on the left hand side that allow you to switch between bingo and slots. On mobile these sections are along the bottom.
Bingo rooms are further split into categories you can swipe through, such as 'Free' which shows all the free rooms and 'Specials' which shows all the games that aren't traditional 90 and 75 ball. I find it best to just click on the 'All' option as this shows everything with the next game starting up first.
How to make a deposit at Dinky Bingo
Obviously the site wants you to deposit so they've made it real easy with a big deposit button at the top of the page. On mobile the deposit button is more of an icon at the bottom left hand side. Clicking this opens up the cashier.
You can select from four deposit methods:
- Debit Card
- Pay by Phone
Strangely, the pay by phone option only appears after you've selected either of the non-debit card options. Try it and you'll see what I mean.
Follow the instructions to make your payment and don't forget if you want to claim any sort of deposit bonus, there is a field to enter a promotional code. You'll be able to find this in the promos section on the lobby if there are any to claim. The minimum deposit amount for Dinky Bingo is £5, but bear in mind some offers only work if you deposit £10 or more.
How to make a withdrawal
To make a withdrawal simply open up the cashier in the same way you did to deposit. This actually means clicking on the 'deposit' button again (there is no 'withdrawal' button from the lobby). Once the cashier opens up, you can then select withdrawals and request your winnings to the same method you made your last deposit.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £5.
Claiming any bonuses
Bonuses at Dinky Bingo work by entering a promo code when you make a deposit. Always check the latest promos and read the T&Cs so you're aware of any caps on winnings or wagering requirements. This site is not on the no wagering network, so it is likely any offers will have wagering attached.
If your deposit reward is a straight up bonus, it will appear in your balance and you can usually spend bonus funds in any bingo game. However, if any part of your bonus is free spins or tickets to a particular game, these will appear in your account as 'vouchers'. Vouchers need to then be manually claimed before the expiry date runs out.
To view your vouchers on mobile, click the icon in the top right that looks like a person, then select 'my vouchers'. On desktop you simply click on the icon top right that looks like a gift box. This causes the voucher screen to slide out, and you can click on any vouchers you have and claim them. Free spin vouchers take you directly to the slot game you can use them on. Bingo vouchers take you to the bingo room where you can usually pre-buy using the voucher.
If you do use a bingo voucher, don't forget that when you pre-buy the game will play auto for you, even if you're not online in person when it takes place. If you win you'll see extra funds in your balance.
Dinky Bingo free rooms
As mentioned earlier there is a free bingo section in the bingo lobby that lists several free bingo games scheduled for the month ahead. There are more rooms here than on some of Dinky's sister sites, but none allow you access unless you first make a deposit.
I find it good practice to go into all the bingo rooms whenever you make a deposit and then get all your pre-buy free tickets in, now that you'll be allowed to enter. Prize money is varied and player numbers are usually very high, but you never know. It is free so not really risking anything there.
Does Dinky Bingo have an app?
There is no dedicated app for Dinky Bingo but the site does work perfectly fine on any decent smartphone or tablet. Everything scales to fit whatever device you're playing on.