It goes without saying, the internet is a pretty big place and as such, trying to find what you’re looking for can be a challenge at the best of times.

If your ‘thing’ happens to be bingo (or even enjoying a spin on the slot games) you’re not alone and in this article we look at what we believe are the top 10 reasons people play bingo games, whether it be the high prizes on offer, the range of games available or the face that bingo can itself be a highly social experience (yes, even if it’s online!).

Welcome Bonus

When you first sign up to a bingo brand, you’ll almost always find yourself being treated to a generous welcome package to get the ball rolling. You normally get your bonus once you make your first deposit and even after this initial deposit, due to the competitiveness of the market, many brands will continue to offer additional benefits as you continue to play. We believe that welcome offers explain to a great extent what draws people to sign up to bingo brands.

Huge Choice

Bingo games come in many different forms and you’ll have a huge selection to choose from when you play online. So whether you’re looking for 75 ball, 90 ball, pattern bingo or any number of other variations of the game, bingo won’t disappoint.

Make Friends

Another great reason to play bingo games is the fact that the strong social aspect which originated in the bingo halls carries over very well to the online version of the game. With just about all bingo games having their own chat room, players can share their experience of the games as they play.


Online bingo games are very convenient, there’s always a game running, so you can play whenever you want. Certain games allow you to pre-purchase tickets for a game meaning you don’t even have to be there when it plays – but what’s the fun if you’re not there to see your numbers come in. In the name of convenience you’ll also find slots and bingo brands offering a variety of useful payment methods, such as pay by mobile or Paypal to make paying quick, safe and easy. Top tip: Often payment methods are displayed in the footer of a website, so take a glance there before signing up.

The image above shows the footer of a slots website that offers a variety of payment methods including ‘Paypal’ and ‘Pay by Mobile’

Great Prizes

When you play bingo, you sometimes have the chance of winning some really huge jackpots. These jackpots are often a lot bigger and more frequent than those that you’ll find in real life bingo halls.

Free Games

What’s better than paying to play bingo? Playing bingo for free! Not all free bingo is equal and there’s a boat load of things you’re going to watch out for (wagering requirements, etc) but chosen wisely, free bingo games can provide you with a great pastime free of charge.


In such a crowded market place rewarding loyalty has become a key ingredient for any brand wanting to go the long haul. As such, you might get points for each ticket you buy which you can use at a later date to redeem some prizes. Make sure to find out about the loyalty scheme available at your site of choice before signing up, they all vary!

Mobile Gaming

Bingo games now come in mobile form, so you can play your favourite games when you’re on the go. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy bingo on your Android or iOS device wherever you are, whenever you want.

Cheap Tickets

If you want to get the most for your money, then you should try out some online bingo games. Often, you’ll find tickets costing as little as 1p and some sites and as we already mentioned, some brand will offer bingo that is totally free to play.

Other Games

The final reason that you should play online bingo is the fact that there are plenty of other games that you can play in between games. such as slot games and scratch cards so  you won’t get bored twiddling thumbs in the meantime.