Bingo Site Reports

Far too often, we see five star recommendations and very little is said to justify or explain how they reached their conclusion. As members of the industry it is quite frustrating to us and as readers, I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to you! For these reasons, we decided to come up with a clear, accurate, and easy to understand ratings system to assess and grade the bingo sites we review. On this page (below), we detail our rankings of the elite bingo sites that we cover. Next, we fully explain the grading scale we use and the process we go through in analysing the sites we have reviewed. Finally, we give you a run down and corresponding notes on the other sites we cover that are not amongst the top-tier bingo websites but are more than appropriate places to play.

The 1tg Top Rated Bingo Sites

 

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Paddy Power Bingo

£40 bonus when you spend & play £10!
  • £30 bingo bonus with 1x rollover,
  • £10 slots bonus with 20x rollover.
  • Fantastic rewards scheme for recurring play!

New Customer Offer Only. Significant T’s & C’s: New Customer Offer only. Deposit and spend £10 on bingo tickets within 30 days of joining Paddy Power Bingo. Get £30 paid as Bingo Bonus (x1 wagering requirement), £10 as Slots Bonus (x20 wagering requirement) & 40 Free Spins ( £0.10/spin) on Mystery Reels Megaways slot game. 1 per customer. Your age and mobile number must be verified before you can avail of this offer. 18+ ONLY.

Sugar Bingo

Add £10 Play Bingo & Slots with £40
  • 200% bingo bonus (up to £20),
  • 100% games bonus (up to £10).

Grade A Bingo Site

 

 

 

New players only. Valid until further notice. Min deposit £10 for 200% Bingo Bonus up to £20 + 100% Games Bonus up to £10. Wins from bingo bonus has a wagering req. of 4x (deposit + bonus) and from games bonus 50x (deposit + bonus). Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. +18. Withdrawal restrictions & full T&C’s apply.

Bingostreet

200% up to £200 welcome bonus
  • £300 in free prizes up for grabs each day for newbies (first three days after funding account),
  • Big daily, weekly, & monthly games,
  • Joy Gem VIP program.

Grade A Bingo Site!

 

 

 

18+, 1st time depositors only. Full t&c apply. Welcome bonus good for new players making their first deposit between £10 and £100. Bonus funds are not converted to real money and carry a 2x deposit + bonus wagering requirement.

888Ladies

200% bonus up to £100 welcome bonus
  • Half of the bonus is bingo (2x rollover), half is a games bonus (50x rollover),
  • Bonus wins capped at £100

Grade A Bingo Site

 

 

 

18+ 1st depositors only. Min £10 deposit, get 200% bingo bonus [BB] + 200% games bonus [GB] (max £100 per bonus). Must be claimed within 7 days. GB wins capped at £100, exc. PJP win. GB valid on specific games only. Wagering req. apply: 2x (deposit + BB funds) and 50x GB funds (vary by game); Withdrawal restrictions & Full t&c apply.

Coral Bingo

Spend £5, play with £20 + 20 free spins on Fishin’ Frenzy

  • Exclusive bingo rooms,
  • Fantastic loyalty scheme,
  • Quick, easy cashouts!

18+, 1st time depositors only. Minimum deposit for this offer is £5. Certain deposit types excluded. Deposit and spend min £5 on Bingo. £20 Bonus plus 20 Free Spins for Fishin Frenzy only (spin value 20p). Bonus to be played on Bingo only, 4 x wagering and is valid for 14 days. Country restrictions, as well as full T&Cs apply.

 

Bingocams

300% up to £150 + 25 free spins welcome bonus.
  • Full compliment of slots games,
  • Excellent mobile bonus that converts to real cash!
  • Low wagering requirement on bonus!

Grade A Bingo Site

 

 

 

18+, 1st time depositors only. Free spins portion of bonus credited within 48 hours of first deposit and may be used only on Starburst slots games (2x wagering requirement on free bonus spins). 1x wagering requirements on bonus credits. Full t&c apply.

Loony Bingo

Welcome offer: 300% Bingo Bonus up to £30 + 3 spins on Aztec Realm Jackpot
  • Bonus-lover’s dream,
  • One of the NEWEST bingo sites to take PayPal.

Grade A Bingo Site

 

 

 

New players only. Valid until further notice. Min deposit £5. 3 spins on Aztec Realm Jackpot (valid for 3 days, Jackpot Spins wins will not be granted, unless you hit the Jackpot) + 300% Bingo Bonus up to £30. Wins from bingo bonus has a wagering req. of 4x(deposit+bonus). Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Wagering requirements vary by game. Deposit can be withdrawn at any time. +18. Withdrawal restrictions & full T&C’s apply.

Robin Hood Bingo

400% welcome bonus up to £100 + 50 free spins

  • Special welcome bonus,
  • Strong Loyalty program scheme.

18+, New players, min dep £10 for 400% bingo bonus up to £100 + 50 Free spins (on select games). Bingo bonus WR: 4x (deposit+bonus). Spins on selected slots and are capped at £12.5, WR: 85x(bonus). Games Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Withdrawal restrictions & full t&c apply.

Gala Bingo

Welcome bonus: Deposit & play £5+ get £25 BINGO BONUS
  • Great Rewards Program,
  • Numerous bingo, slots, & casino games.
  • Biggest name in bingo in the UK

Grade A Bingo Site

 

 

 

18+, 1st time depositors only. Deposit & spend £5 on bingo tickets to get £25 bingo bonus. The Bonus is played through on Bingo only with a 4 x wagering requirement and is valid for 7 days. Country restrictions, as well as full T&Cs apply.

Ted Bingo

Spin Teds Wheel to win up to £700 Bingo Bonus!
  • Games & bingo bonus packages,
  • Free bingo tickets on first deposit!

Grade A Bingo Site

 

 

 

18+, 1st time depositors only. Min dep £10. 1 spin on Ted’s Wheel. Wheel Terms: prizes vary and include free spins [FS] and Bingo bonuses [BB], odds vary between prizes. FS are available on pre-selected games and granted over 2 consecutive days and valid for 7 days. Winnings from FS are granted in games bonus and must be wagered x85. Each FS voucher has a different max cap. To withdraw BB & related winnings, wager x4. Max bonus conversion to real money: £100 + initial bonus amount. Wagering req. vary by game type. Deposit balance can be withdrawn at any time. Full t&c apply.

The 1tg Grading Scale Explained

Before giving you our ratings, it is important that you understand exactly how we assign our marks and draw our conclusions. When reviewing the different bingo sites, we have adopted a traditional schoolhouse system for grading, which runs grades A through F. Our explanation of our grading scale is as follows:

The Marks & Ratings

  • A rated bingo sites: A grade of an A is reserved for the best of the best in any given category. We do not “hand out” a grade of an A. Thus, a bingo site receiving such a grade has surely worked hard to earn it.
  • B rated bingo sites: A bingo site receiving a B indicates that the site in question is considered highly attractive and above average in the observed category.
  • Grade C bingo sites: A bingo site earning a C grade suggests it is ordinary or average at best. When looking at “average” bingo sites, it is important to understand the context of the phrase “at best.” The C suggests that the site could improve significantly in the category, but that the problem is one of effort or focus. This should not be confused with bingo sites receiving lower scores, which we will discuss next.
  • D rated bingo sites: If a bingo site receives a grade or score of a D, this means that they are below average in the category. The D grade also suggests that the player’s risk is high and that players are likely better off looking elsewhere. Additionally, a D grade suggests incompetence that can be improved on with a little focus, but does not suggest fraud, severe issues or scams (see below).
  • F rated bingo sites: An F is reserved for bingo sites that we believe are fraudulent, scams, or have severe issues that need corrected before we can recommend them to anyone. The F rating is consistent with those bingo sites we would avoid and even blacklist. There are many reasons we would fail a bingo site (issues processing payments, no licence, history of owners ripping people off, etc.). We also award an F when we feel a site is so far off the mark in a given category that it is ridiculous in our eyes.

Our Weighting of Category Grades in assigning a “Final Grade”

We assess bingo sites over eight main categories. However, each category is weighted differently in determining a bingo site’s overall grade. In addition, each category may have a subcategory rating (for example, we look at bingo games, slots games and casino games that each site offer. A site may receive a B in their bingo games offerings, yet they get an A in slots games). All subcategory information is used to determine a site’s overall categorical grading. This is all explained in the appropriate category section.

Our system for providing overall bingo site rankings are as follows (for more detailed information on the various categories for which we rate bingo sites, please visit the appropriate topical ratings page):

  • Character/Licence: 25% – reputation, licence, history of brand, history of company and/or management, financial stability. Said another way, CHARACTER MATTERS in our reporting.
  • Payment Options: 15% – number of payment options, supported currencies, speed of payouts, terms of payouts, payout issues. Getting paid is important, otherwise why play?
  • Support: 15% – availability of support to players, accuracy & general effectiveness of support, clear terms, resolution process clearly defined in case of a player dispute. “Help us help you.”
  • Bonuses: 10% – percentage of bonus, monetary size of bonus, number of different bonuses, terms and conditions associated with bonuses
  • Games: 10% – bingo games offerings in terms of frequency, types of games, and pricing. Other games offered. Does this site offer games that no one else offers?
  • Promos: 10% – special games, special deals, jackpots, extra bonuses, incentives, themes, VIP Programs
  • Software: 10% – ease of navigation, reliability, stability, security
  • Free Money: 5% – no deposit bonuses, recurring free games available to all players, depositor’s freebies
  • Bonus points can be added to a bingo site’s overall grade for those who go “above and beyond” to stand out as a leader when compared to the rest.

The sum of all grades will be used in determining the bingo site’s overall ranking and a final overall grade will be assigned accordingly. We may change, adjust, or tweak our grading scale as we see the need to do so. If we make such adjustments, we will always provide notice and justification of such changes on this page.

Next Tier of Bingo Sites Reviewed

Posh Bingo

A- Grade

Moon Bingo

A- Grade

Tasty Bingo

A- Grade

Bingo Loft

B+ Grade

Rio Bingo

B Grade

B Graded Bingo Sites

Costa Bingo

City Bingo

Sing Bingo

Polo Bingo

B+ Grade

Bingo Sites We Cover who do not “Make the Grade”

Sometimes, we have to get stern in our ratings and grades. Like any good evaluator or schoolteacher though, our poor grade is not intending to be “cross”. It is a learning process and if players vote with their money and only play at highly regarded sites, those who are lagging will either get the message and step up to do more for the player. Alternatively, they will fail and cease operations. One such site is iBingo. We rate iBingo a D- because it is not quite a “scam” but their site as a whole loads slow. Additionally, whilst the site’s theme seemingly revolves around playing bingo on the iPhone, it is all but impossible to do so from said mobile device. You can read more about how we justify the D- rating on our iBingo assessment and you can additionally find out where we suggest playing iPhone bingo.

One site, however, that we will come out and call a scam is Mira Bingo. This site has cheated players by keeping their winnings and should be avoided along with our other list of scam bingo sites to avoid.

We have also dropped two bingo sites to failing marks due to a recent “sale”. Bingo3x and Sparkling Bingo have recently sold their souls. Both of these Dragonfish sites offered a somewhat attractive bonus and all of the standard network promotions that come with being on their network. We placed trust in the ownership group. However, with their recent sale (15 April 2016 to parties unknown), we simply do not know enough about the character of the buying group. Thus, we have determined until clarity is provided and until we are comfortable with what we find, these two sites fail to “make the grade” and should be avoided.