How to choose the best new online bingo sites
However, one thing to be very wary of is the software and games on offer. Just because a website is new, it does not mean that the game play will be any different to many of its competitors. A lot of new bingo sites are launched on to a network or will use the same software that has been used many times by its predecessors. We will advise you what software is being used, so that way you will know what to expect when it comes to actually playing the games. Just because a bingo site looks different on the home page, this doesn’t mean the game play will be any different. If it is something that is completely unique, then we will tell you. Of course, you could head over to the review and watch our behind the scenes video that way you’ll be able to see the newly launched website fully working for yourself.
Player safety comes first
Before any new website finds itself on to this page we fully test and vet it first. This is to ensure that it is safe and it complies with all the strict gambling laws that are in place. Sometimes the software may be the same as a website you’ve joined before, but the terms may well have changed without you realising it. To help prevent this situation we thoroughly read all the terms and conditions so you’re not caught out in anyway. That way can safely recommend the sites that will be safe to join.
One of the things to watch out for is the licensing jurisdiction. This is a key sign as to whether the brand new site is safe to play. There are a number of ways to double check but there is one really easy way. When you visit the home page scroll to the bottom. Here you will see a number of different logos, usually banking options available, software, network and there will also be a logo as to where the owners has registered the website. These terrortories may be overseas, but they fall under the safety of the UK Gambling Commission. The safe territories include Alderney, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man. If you are unsure whether the website is in a safe jurisdiction then head to that individual review where you’ll be able to see whether the website is safe or not.
First deposit pitfalls
One area of confusion is the wagering requirement attached to deposit bonuses. When a new bingo site first appears online it will often have a good deposit bonus to entice people to join their website. You will often see “get £30 free” splashed across the home page. This is the free money that you are given when you make your first deposit. Each website that is launched will have different wagering requirements attached to that bonus. In each our reviews we break down the wagering requirement to help you understand just how much you’ll need to wager before making a withdrawal. If you are totally confused about this whole subject then head over to our bingo wagering requirements
page where you’ll be given the full break down of what they mean. We always strongly advise reading the bonus terms and conditions before making a deposit.
If you’re a little unsure and feel a bit unsafe then look towards a ‘no deposit bonus’. This essentially is a trial where you are given some bonus funds for free. These bonus funds will let you play games and so you’ll be able to fully test out the site prior to parting with your own money. Each website that is launched will require different information when registering a new account. Typically if the website is offering you a ‘no deposit bonus’ or ‘free trial’ then they will more often than not need a debit or credit card when you join. This may seem like a hazardous thing to do, but no funds will be taken from your account unless you make a cash deposit at a later stage.
Promotions old and new
You may well be thinking “so this is another new bingo site I’ve joined and yet its exactly the same as the last site I joined”. This happens a lot and can be quite frustrating. One of the give away signs to tell is a website is genuinely brand spanking new is by its promotions. Too many websites are now launched on to networks with the same old offers. This often leaves you asking the question “why did I even bother changing”. When you could have had exactly the same as what you got before. If you have a quick look at the promotions tab on the home page, this is always a key indicator as to whether or not this is a ‘new’ site.
Although sadly this is not actually a cast iron guarantee that something may be different. Those launching new bingo sites are acutely aware of that players are tired of the same old promotions. So what some new operators are doing is ‘relabelling’ the promotions to suit their branding. This means the graphics and nice and new and the promotion is called something different, yet when you read more into it you’ll find it is exactly the same as it always was.
So why the lack of choice?
So you’ve been searching for somewhere new to play bingo and keep finding the same old choice of software available. It is either mainly a choice of Cozy Games or Dragonfish
with the very odd smattering of Jumpman Gaming
, Virtue Fusion
sites. The lack of choice is almost deafening and enough to drive some bingo players away from playing online at all. The truth of the matter is that the online bingo market is corned by a small handful of software companies. If you or I wanted to launched our own website then realistically we’d have to pick one of these software providers. This is because if you wanted to develop and make your own games the cost would be astronomical. So while people still continue to sign on the dotted line and join up to a new bingo site with its flash design and same old promotions, owners will continue to use the same old software providers. Unfortunately it is the cost of development that puts many people off, and therefore see’s the online market flooded with a tonne if imitations of exactly what went before it.