Free Online Bingo Offers
They say you get nothing in this world for free, so how come I keep seeing advertisements for “free bingo” or “play here get £20 free” at online bingo sites.How can companies possibly offer free games and give away cash like this? It must be a scam.
Well actually when you look closely at these bingo sites and their free bingo offers, the majority are using the free bingo as a marketing tool to get new players interested enough to join their site. There are varying levels to each offer, some of which are better than others.
NO DEPOSIT OFFERS
Many bingo sites will give you a small amount of money to essentially try out their games BEFORE you make a deposit. The catch with this kind of offers is that they are often tied to very restrictive withdrawal rules, i.e. if you win with your free money you won’t be able to withdraw unless you have then made a deposit or when you have played through X number of times.
Deposit bonuses are the type of offers you see which say “deposit £10 and we’ll give you £20 free”. These are the most common offers, as sites are willing to do this because right from the beginning you have proved to them that you have money and know-how to make a deposit. They are therefore gambling on you enjoying their site so much that eventually over time you will lose the free money they have given you and then later make their profit when you come back and deposit some more.
Although in general, these type of offers are fairer to players, some sites will still have ridiculous withdrawal rules which make it difficult to take out any winnings won with the £20 free they gave you. Our advice is to avoid if this is the case, or if possible waive your right to the bonus and just play with the cash.
PLAY FREE BINGO WIN CASH SITES
A small number of bingo sites offer you the chance to play for free and win real cash. Such sites include Costa and Cheeky Bingo. These sites are completely legit and do offer real cash jackpots for players who have not deposited a single penny. However, the jackpots are often very small, ranging from £1 to £15 and due to their popularity, it isn’t unheard of to see a bingo room with over 300 players all competing to win a single pound jackpot.
These sites have mega budgets to pay for these free games, which draw in thousands of new players as you may expect. What they are gambling on is that players who have played the free games will later make a deposit and start playing in the cash games. Many players do, which is how these sites make their money and can continue to offer free bingo games.
PLAY FREE WIN PRIZES
There are a small number of sites which provide free bingo games for fun and prizes. These kind of sites are also legit and are funded by adverts across the site and often within the bingo games you play there.
Players are usually happy to put up with a few annoying adverts here and there in return for the free games. Not everyone will click on the adverts, but enough do so to keep the site turning a profit and therefore keeping games free for everyone else.