Most people have probably heard about online games and internet bingo, but have never bothered to look into it deeper. Naturally, it can seem a bit challenging choosing the best website out of hundreds of available websites. The best criteria for choosing a proper site is considering the bingo bonuses which are offered by most websites. No site can survive long without offering some type of promotions as gamblers tend to only sign up with those who make the best offers.

Bingo Bonuses

These bingo bonuses come in many forms and usually depend on each particular site. While you can get started with the game instantly, a certain deposit is usually required before benefitting from the offers. Here are some of the most commonly offered bingo bonuses for new (and returning) customers.

  1. Free ticket bonuses

This can be obtained from a special bingo room on the website where the gamer is presented with a free ticket while still being able to win prizes. You can’t win big here, but you’ll get to practice the game without risking anything if you’re just a beginner.

  1. Deposit match bonuses

These bonuses directly involve placing new deposits as websites offering these types of bonuses will match your initial deposit. While some sites offer a 30-50% match bonus, it can go as high as 100%. Other sites might offer a set amount with your first deposit, i.e. “$50 bonus for first deposits”. Typically, you will have to participate in a certain number of games or have deposited a certain amount of money in those games which offer no bonuses in order to collect any winnings from these rooms.

  1. Sign-up bonuses

This is normally a certain amount offered to each new player who signs up irrespective of the size of their deposit. These bonuses vary from site to site, so do some thorough research to find the largest sign-up bonus offer.

Many online bingo websites only pay out their prizes at certain times motivating players to come back and engage in other games. On the other hand, some sites only release the bonus if it reaches a certain amount. Other conditions for receiving your payouts is buying a certain number of bingo cards or participating in a specific number of games. It’s important to be aware that the websites always reserve the right to refuse paying out bonuses if all conditions are not filled so read the rules and terms carefully.

Bingo bonuses are not meant for only tempting new players and many bingo websites offer loyalty programs for existing members. These too depend on a particular site and come in different types. The most typical bonus for long term members is the “buy one, get one free” type, but some websites also use loyalty bonus schemes. Just make sure you find out everything about the bingo site you want to sign up with first.

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Gary Beal