If you love playing bingo as much as I do, you’re going to love playing bingo for cash.
The premise is simple: You just pick an app, make an initial deposit – and start playing bingo! And because new bingo games are starting all the time, you’ll never be bored ever again.
All you need are biscuits in the cupboard and water in the kettle.
Oh, and you also need to pick the right bingo app. But that’s why this article is here to help. I’ve tried my hand at a variety of bingo apps for real money to see what they’re all about. In this article, I’ve created a list of the very best ones so that you can make a better buying decision.
Let’s make a start!
A brand new bingo site, Bounce Bingo is modern, fun-filled and stuffed with more prizes than Santa’s sack.
- Built on a HTML 5 platform that adjusts automatically to fit your screen size
- Available on Windows, Android, iPad and iPhone
- £120 worth of bingo tickets when you deposit your first tenner
- 500+ slots, lots of money to be won
- Zero wagering requirements
The clue is in the name with this one. With loads of real money opportunities, will you make your fortune at mFortune Bingo?
- mFortune Bingo was an app before it was a web-based bingo site
- Visit the desktop version to install the app
- Works superbly on all devices
- No deposit welcome bonus
- 11 rooms with cash prizes everywhere
- Dedicated online chat room
Paddy Power Bingo
Paddy Power is more famous for its sports betting site – but its bingo app has a lot to love about it as well.
- Bingo app is strictly for bingo – no sports betting or casino games to distract you
- Streamlined for a smooth, fast-loading user experience
- Deposit £10 for a £40 bingo bonus + free spins
- Home to some of the best bingo games
- Excellent sports betting site for the chance to win more real money
Dabber Bingo is a recently refreshed no wagering bingo site that looks better than ever.
- No need to download the app – just enter the URL into your mobile browser and you’re on your way
- Reliable WiFi is needed for a good UX
- Deposit £5 and grab a £50 bingo bonus
- 30+ rooms
- Zero wagering requirements
Indie bingo site that’s struck out on its own, but you’ll still find a few familiar networked games here.
- Bingo app is only available for iOS
- Everyone else can access the app for the Moon Bingo website
- Moon Bingo app lacks some of the desktop games
- Deposit £10 to get £70 worth of bingo tickets + 20 free spins
- Independent bingo site with exclusive games
- Million-pound jackpots!
Yep, you’ve seen it on the telly and in your high street. Join Mecca and get the chance to win club vouchers.
- iOS and Android app available
- App runs even faster than the desktop site
- Deposit £10 and get £60 worth of bingo tickets
- One of Britain’s most popular bingo sites
- Award-winning customer service
Spin the wheel when you first sign up to Ted Bingo – you could win enough cash to take the family to Lanzarote this year!
- No need to download the app – simply visit the website on your mobile browser
- Smooth user experience
- Ted Bingo app is available on Windows, iOS, Android and even Blackberry
- First deposit gives you the chance to win a £700 bingo bonus
- Lots of free online bingo rooms (win money for free!)
- Best new bingo site winner 2017
Gala Bingo looks better than ever and will no doubt be winning even more awards this year.
- Award-winning mobile app
- The app’s layout looks almost identical to the desktop site
- 22 bingo rooms
- Deposit £10, get £50 worth of bingo tickets
- Recently revamped and looks better than ever
Robin Hood Bingo
If Robin Hood ever won at bingo, do you reckon he’d give it all away?
- Bingo app available to download, but you can also access it via the mobile site
- Full range of bingo games on the app
- App looks almost the same as the desktop site
- Deposit £10 and get £10 worth of bingo tickets + 50 free spins
- Free bingo games for cash
- 400 slot games
888 Ladies is one for the women but we won’t tell anyone if you sign up, guys. However, you’ll make all the ladies jealous if you win big!
- Bingo app contains all the same games as the desktop version
- App is very easy-to-navigate
- Deposit your first £10 and get £50 worth of bingo on the house
- Innovative Flash Fives bingo game
A new no wagering bingo site, Cracker Bingo has proven to be a big hit so far.
- Cracker Bingo app is available via your mobile browser
- No need to download or install anything
- Enter each game with just a single tap
- Deposit £10 and grab an £88 bingo bonus + 18 free spins
- Huge daily jackpot prizes
- Free bingo rooms give you the chance to win real money
Heart Bingo is owned by the popular radio station, Heart Bingo. Are you gonna be a long time listener, first time … winner?!
- Award-winning mobile app
- You can download the app or just visit the mobile version of the site
- Welcome offer includes either £50 worth of free bingo or 30 free spins
- Free play bingo available
- No wagering requirements
Feeling the bingo buzz? This site was given a recent makeover and now looks amazing.
- Virtue Fusion powers the mobile app – and it’s very good
- App is just as fast as the desktop version of the site
- No need to download the app
- Deposit £10 and get £40 worth of bingo bonuses + 10 free spins
- VIP program gives you access to more perks including cash prizes
- Multiple award winner
Sailor Bingo is now a fully-fledged Dragonfish site and looks better than ever. All aboard! Ahoy there! Etc.
- Responsive website means the screen auto-adjusts to your device
- No app to download – just visit the website on your mobile browser and get playing
- Grab £40 worth of bingo tickets + 50 free spins when you deposit £10
- Recently revamped website, now a Dragonfish site
- 16 rooms
Wink Bingo has consistently been one of Britain’s most popular bingo sites for years.
- Wink Bingo app takes seconds to download
- If you choose to access the site via your mobile browser, it won’t load as quickly as the app version
- Deposit £10 and grab £50 worth of bingo tickets
- Multiple award-winning site
- Top-notch VIP scheme consisting of four tiers
It’s even better than Pop Idol (remember that?!).
- Uses the HTML 5 platform, which means it automatically adjusts to your screen size
- Well-designed app with good UX
- Deposit £10 and grab £129 worth of bingo tickets + 29 free spins
- More than 300 slots
- 22 rooms, loads of chances to win big
This is a holiday-themed bingo site that will make you wanna win a huge jackpot and book flights to Lanzarote!
- Browser-based mobile site is fully optimised
- Mobile app is just the same as the desktop version
- Grab £40 worth of bingo tickets + 30 free spins when you deposit £10
- Free bingo online games available
- Revamped Dragonfish site with huge jackpots
You’ll be going “yay” at Yay Bingo.
- Fast-loading mobile site
- Works better on Chrome
- Deposit £10 to grab a £70 bingo bonus + 10 free spins
- 21 bingo rooms
- Lucrative VIP program consists of 15 tiers
It’s cheap, it’s cheerful – what more do you want?
- App doesn’t need to be downloaded – you can just visit the mobile version of the site
- The app, however, means you get to receive push notifications of new games and offers
- 200% welcome offer on £30 max first deposits + 30 free spins
- New users can play in the Newbie Room free for 3 days free
- Diamond VIP programme comes with excellent real money opportunities
Yep, it’s owned by Britain’s most popular newspaper.
- Games display really well on the mobile app
- App is more flexible than the desktop version of the site
- Play with £50 worth of bingo tickets when you deposit £10
- Widely renowned bingo site from a trusted brand
- Hundreds of games
Grab your bestie and play along.
- Dragonfish provides the excellent software for the mobile app
- No need to download the app – just visit the website and get playing
- Deposit £10 and get £70 worth of bingo tickets + 10 free spins
- Free bingo rooms give you chance to win real money
- 10 bingo rooms
Another Dragonish site that looks a bit posh.
- App works well from your mobile browser but requires good WiFi
- Can create your account in the mobile app
- Grab £60 worth of bingo tickets + 10 free spins when you deposit £10
- Excellent VIP program gives you access to exclusive perks and games
- 350 slots available
Probably the best kept bingo secret ever.
- Mobile bingo games look just as good as they do on the desktop site
- No need to download an app – just visit the site via your mobile web browser
- No deposit welcome bonus nets you 20 free spins
- Great variety of bingo and casino games
- 24/7 customer support
Low wagering requirements are the order of the day here.
- App is fully optimised and responsively designed
- Can’t view the games until you login
- Deposit £10 and grab a £40 bingo bonus + 30 free spins
- Guaranteed daily jackpot games
- Exclusive games available
It’s pretty spooky to be fair!
- App works just as well as the mobile site
- Get treated to a £40 bingo bonus when you deposit £10
- No limits on your welcome bonus winnings
- Loyalty scheme gives you access to free tickets, more spins and cash back
Can You Win Money Playing Bingo Online? And How Much?
Ha, this is the million-dollar question!
Anyone who signs up to a bingo app does so to a) have fun and b) grab some of those huge jackpots that are on offer.
The easiest way to find out the answer to this question is to check for the winner’s stories. The best bingo sites, for example, have pages dedicated to past winners. For instance, here’s Sun Bingo’s winners page.
As you can see from the image below, real people are winning BIG all the time:
User Barrington_69 won a load of cash recently – and apparently this wasn’t even the first time!
The numbers are huge, too. People are winning in excess of £36,000+ from playing online bingo.
Naturally, not everyone wins that kind of money playing online bingo. To win big, you often have to buy more cards or get completely lucky with one of the daily jackpots.
But the main thing to remember is that just like you can win bingo in real life at a real bingo hall, you can totally win playing online, too. This is because bingo sites are fair, random and are not fixed. If Karen down the street can win – so can you.
What Makes a Good Bingo Site?
This is a really good question because it will help you decide which bingo site to join.
In my years of experience playing online, the first thing new players should look out for is the welcome bonus. In my opinion, the welcome offer shouldn’t completely make or break your decision, but the more generous it is, the more comfortable you feel playing at that site.
Moreover, a good welcome bonus gives new players the chance to win lots of money before you’ve even staked your own cash.
Other things new players should look out for are subsequent bonuses and promotions, such as cash back schemes, free spins and BOFOG offers, as well as a VIP program or loyalty scheme. A VIP program rewards repeat users with exclusive perks, such as even more bonuses and free gifts. If your luck is out but you’ve been playing often, a VIP program makes you feel appreciated.
Of course, game variety matters, too. Sun Bingo, for example, has over 20 bingo rooms, which means you won’t get bored playing the same games all the time. Look out for the number of exclusive games and slots as well.
User interface is very important. 888 Ladies Bingo, for instance, looks very appealing to a certain demographic (the ladies) with its bright pink colours, but it’s also easy to use and site load time is good.
Oh, and one last thing – check the jackpots! There are different kinds of jackpots on offer at bingo sites, such as guaranteed daily jackpots, mystery jackpots, and progressive jackpots. The bigger the jackpot is, and the more variety of jackpots there are, the better the bingo site is.
You can get a good idea of how large the pot is by doing a bit of research first. As you can see from the image below, Yay Bingo displays the current amount of one of their jackpots. It stands at £735.79, which tells you exactly how much you could scoop if you took part:
Why Play Bingo On Your Mobile Device?
Due to the wonders of technology, we don’t have to get the bus to the bingo hall to have a bit of fun anymore. Instead, we can just pop onto our computers and get playing!
The problem is that playing on our computer means we’re still tied to our desk. We can’t leave the house! With mobile bingo, you can play anywhere and anytime. This means you can have a flutter while waiting for a flight, on the train to work or even while your partner is watching football and you’re a bit bored!
Mobile bingo is exactly the same as desktop bingo. The games are the game, the prizes are the same and even the bonuses are the same. The only difference is that the screen is a bit smaller.
That said, it’s really important that you make sure any bingo site you join offers responsive mobile bingo. This is when the screen adjusts whenever you switch from desktop to mobile and doesn’t look weird. Also, some bingo sites have mobile apps that you can download and install on your phone. You can download these from the App Store and they work on most devices.
Also, check the mobile site speed before you sign up. The last thing you want is a bingo site that takes way too long to load on your mobile device.
What’s The Difference Between Bingo Apps and Web-Based Sites?
The major difference between a bingo app and a web-based site is that you have to first download and install an app onto your mobile device before you can start playing. With a web-based site, all you need to do is pop along to the web page, sign in – and you can start playing.
Also, an app means that you can only access it from your mobile device. If, for example, you’re in a situation where your device isn’t charged but your laptop is, you won’t be able to play.
And while the games, bonuses, and payment options are usually the same, one thing that will be different is the size of the jackpots. For example, progressive jackpots get larger each time more players enter the game. If a game has barely any participants, the jackpot remains small.
This is important to note because more and more people are now starting to download bingo apps, which means the jackpots will get bigger and bigger. Indeed, according to stats mobile bingo usage is on the constant up and up.
Good bingo apps include 888 Ladies and Wink Bingo. Some of the best mobile bingo sites, meanwhile, include Sun Bingo, Buzz Bingo, and Robin Hood Bingo.
Also, new mobile bingo sites are launched each year, so if you prefer to play on the move, make sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Is There a Difference Between iOS and Android Bingo Apps?
No. The only difference is the app that you’re using. Other than that, all bingo apps that are available for iOS are also available for Android. These include all the ones in our article, such as Sun Bingo, Paddy Power Bingo, and Buzz Bingo.
And just so we’re clear, the free bingo games for Android are the same ones that you’ll find on iOS apps.
Are Bingo Apps Free?
All the apps listed in our review are all free bingo apps. If a bingo site charges for you to download their app, make sure to avoid them!
What are Some Tips For Playing on Bingo Apps For Real Cash?
Let’s face it – whilst we know we really should just play bingo for fun, it wouldn’t do any harm if we won lots of real money in the process!
And as I showed earlier, it’s possible to win BIG at bingo sites.
Here are some tips to help you play on bingo apps:
Play when there are less players online
Earlier, I mentioned how more traffic on a bingo app = a bigger jackpot. That’s true, but what’s also true is that more players = less chance of you winning.
A good idea is to play a game of bingo when there are fewer participants. This might mean playing during the day when everyone is at work, or later at night when they’re all snoozing.
Buy more cards
This is a strategy I use and it tends to work. If your budget is small, try the penny games and then just buy as many cards as you can afford.
Play progressive jackpots
Progressive jackpots just rise and rise and rise. They’re great fun, and they’re also ways to increase not only your chance of winning, but also the size of your winnings!
Play Bingo Often and Join The VIP Program
Most bingo sites offer a VIP program. To qualify, you just need to play more often.
Once you’re in, the VIP program will offer you intermittent perks, such as bonuses, promotions and gifts. These bonuses will include cash back offers, reload bonuses, no deposit bonuses, free spins, and BOGOF games. The more of these you can snap up, the more chance you’ll have of winning at some point.
PS. In terms of the best bingo apps to win money, my recommendations are the likes of Sun Bingo and Paddy Power Bingo. They offer the biggest jackpots, the best promotions, and excellent game variety.
Enjoyed our guide? Ready to play bingo for real money? Thought so! 888 Ladies Bingo is, in our opinion, the best bingo app, but there’s so much to choose from. The next step is to pick the one that’s right for you, grab the welcome bonus and get cracking.
It’s now time to go and play online bingo for £££!
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