What to Look for When Choosing an Online Bingo Site

If you’re an online bingo virgin, it’s important to pick the right site the first time you play. Sure, you could switch sites later if you really had to, but why make things harder for yourself? (Unless that’s what you’re into). Avoid issues like crashes, poor customer service, and boredom by checking out the info below!




Check out what types of bonuses they offer

If you’re going to be playing on the regular, the site you’re using better have bonuses and promotions to make it worth your while! Keep your eye out for these and other bonuses: 

  • Welcome or sign-up bonuses
  • No deposit bonuses
  • Cashback bonuses

P.S. Always read the fine print!

P.P.S. It’s always a good idea to read the T’s & C’s, and make sure you understand exactly what’s involved when it comes to setting up an account. Some things to look out for include gaming rules, withdrawal and deposit procedures, privacy policy and the different contribution percentages for different games.

What bingo (and other) games can you play?

If you’re reading this, chances are you love bingo as much as us (and why wouldn’t you, it’s the best game ever!) But as much as we enjoy the game, playing it all the time might get a bit much.

This is why you should check what other games a bingo site has on offer. And no, we don't mean different types of bingo games, like 90 ball, 75 ball, and 30 ball games. It should also include games like online slots, scratchcards, and/or table games.

You should also see if the site has free versions of these games for you to try — Or, if they’re not free, at least cheap to play. There’s nothing worse than having to hand over your hard-earned cash for something that doesn't float your boat — like when you order your favourite burger minus the onions, and you pop it open to find onions staring you right in the face.

Can you play bingo for mobile?

Sometimes you’re happy playing on your desktop. Sometimes you’re keen to play on your laptop. Other times you just want to crash on the couch and enjoy a game on your phone or tablet. This is why you should check that the bingo site you’re keen on works on all mobile devices.

Make sure they have different payment options

For some of us, buying things online using a credit card is as natural as changing our underwear. However, some people (such as my Nan) might be worried that someone is waiting to steal their credit card details.

While the internet is generally safe for online shopping these days, my Nan isn’t exactly wrong. There are, in fact, dodgy blokes out there looking for ways to steal your credit card information. That’s why it’s important that a site offers more than one way to pay, such as with virtual credit cards, e-wallets, and instant electronic transfers. While most credit cards have regulations to keep you protected, virtual credit cards and e-wallets can provide you with even more security. This means fewer headaches if things do go wrong.

Find out if they have a customer service team

You’ll want to know which customer service options there are on a site before you start playing, especially if you’re a night owl and you like to stay up late! For this reason, many bingo sites offer live chat or phone support at a certain time of the day (usually after hours), to make sure that you can contact the team for help if you are having any issues with the site.

Many sites also include an email address for support issues, and usually make it clear when you can expect to hear back from them. 24 hours is a common timeframe within which to expect a response. That being said, most common queries can usually be addressed by heading to the FAQ section of the site, so take a look at that before you sign up!

How does a site protect you?

There are all sorts of people trying to make a quick buck. That’s why you should make sure your site of choice is safe and has taken steps to protect you (and your dosh) when you play.

The first thing to check is that the site has the correct licencing for your country. If a website is legal, they will be registered with your region’s gambling authority. Check to see if they’re listed before you sign up.

It’s also important to check your browser for SSL security. This is a type of connection encryption and can be easily verified by looking for a lock in your browser’s address bar. No lock means no encryption!

See what other people have to say

Step one: check online review sites. If an online bingo site has caught your eye and you want to know more about it, hop on over onto Google and see what people are saying about it.

Step two: check social media sites, such as Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter, for more information.

Finally, there’s step three: compare the results of step one and two. If review sites seem positive, and people on social media are chuffed about it, it’s worth checking the site out.

Is it Lucky Pants Bingo?

At Lucky Pants Bingo we have a wide variety of online bingo games, such as 90 ball, 75 ball, and new bingo rooms for you. And if you want to try something else, you can pick from our exciting range of slots, scratchcards, and table games.

To find out more about the best online bingo experience available, explore our games page and see what else we have to offer! 

Lisa Stormings / 19 October 2020