Since the game of bingo hopped from the bingo hall into the online world, the game’s fans have been truly spoilt for choice when it comes to bingo fare. A far cry from the traditional 90-ball game played in church halls and at village fetes up and down the country for generations, today’s bingo offerings have utilised the freshest online technologies to bring fans faster, brighter and more exciting variants than ever before.
Since we published this first article the online game has grown considerably in strength and numbers. Bingo continues to grow in popularity and 2017 looks to be the biggest yet for the industry. More games are continuing to be developed by the owners of the games and bigger brands entering the industry for the first time. New bingo sites are continuing to be developed all of the time, which can make it difficult for players to stay up to speed. For a list of recommended new bingo sites click here. As you can see, lots of new games have been developed already this year.
With so many sites competing for bingo lovers’ attentions, new games come out thick and fast. From speedy 75-ball games that allow fans to get their bingo fix at any time, no matter how busy a day they’ve had, to games based on hit TV shows and celebrities. Whatever kind of game playing fun you’re looking for online, bingo is sure to hit the spot!
We’ve taken a look at the current cream of the crop – the games that attract the biggest number of players online in the UK. It’s not hard to see why they’ve made the grade – whether it’s great graphics, huge jackpots or telly tie-ins, these are the big hitters you might want to give a spin the next time you’re looking for a bit of bingo action.
Coronation Street Bingo
One of the best-known bingo brands in the country, Gala Bingo, dishes out over £28 million in prizes every week. One of the biggest attractions for fans using this site is that Gala has teamed up with so many top telly shows to bring unique, fun TV-based games to the web. You’ll find bingo versions of Britain’s Got Talent, the newly released Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on this site. But the big hitter here is a Gala exclusive – the Coronation Street Bingo Room.
Available to play 8am – midnight every day, this 90-ball bingo room features great Corrie-themed games like the Golden Cobbles progressive, The Kabin, The Rovers Return, Corrie Bingo and Streetcars BOGOF. Numbers are called by Reg Holdsworth (Ken Morley and Fred Elliot (John Savident) also pops in from time to time as well. Plus, there are over 100 archived video clips to explore too!
Deal or No Deal Bingo
One of the biggest gameshows of all time is now one of the most successful bingo games of all time. A major attraction at all of the major sites, like Mecca, Deal or No Deal Bingo allows you to play along with Noel and the banker in a game that combines bingo fun with that classic Deal or No Deal conundrum. You have the chance to play for an amazing £10,000 network jackpot 24/7, with 4 fantastic prizes up for grabs; 1 line, 2 lines, full house and the Deal or No Deal Feature prize.
In this game, every ball called has an associated box, which is then eliminated from the prize board. Once there’s a full house winner, the banker calls to make an offer for the remaining player’s box. All other players in the room then get to vote on what they would do and the winner will see the results. It’s then up to the lucky winner to decide whether or not they’ll make that deal…
One of the hottest bingo hits over at Jackpotjoy, this is a game that’s become hugely successful through sheer innovation. This time a TV show isn’t the basis, it’s one of the most downloaded games in history – Bejeweled. This 90-ball game allows you to get your bingo fix, then switches you to the final Bejeweled round where you get to test your gaming abilities. You’ve got to blast those matching gems to win your way to bigger and better prizes, like free games and extra bonus cash.