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Our bingo information page hosts a whole realm of articles that are relevant to playing the game online today. You’ll find details of the latest additions to a variety of sites, how to play tutorials for many of the different games available on the Internet and even information about land based bingo games.

This section is updated each and every month with an informative article that should help you get the best from your online bingo gaming experience. Our writers are keen players who have been involved with the game in many different roles; they have been players, chat hosts and we’ve even got a member of staff who has spoken at industry events. All of this knowledge is shared with you through this page and the articles we have listed.

If you have any questions, if there is a specific topic that you would like us to cover then you are more then welcome to leave a comment or send us an email via the ‘Contact Us’ page of the site.

Featured Online Bingo Articles

Why Are There So Many New Bingo Sites?

Why Are There So Many New Bingo Sites?

When you turn your telly on or flick through pages of a newspaper, you’re most likely to find an advertisement for an online bingo site. If you search online for new bingo sites, you will definitely see several blog articles detailing the top lists of recently launched gaming websites. Needless to say, these sites are multiplying like mushrooms on damp ground. Unlike e-sports, online bingo is a type of game that covers a wide age group. Since it is strongly associated with the camaraderie of spending time at crowded tables with friends, any individual who loves to socialise can enjoy the[Read More]
The Work Of The UK Gambling Commission

The Work Of The UK Gambling Commission

The British gambling industry is big business, generating over £7 billion in revenue a year. Online bingo is a big part of this and as such, falls under the remit of the Gambling Commission, an organisation that was set up under the Gambling Act of 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in the UK. The Gambling Commission is an independent Non-Departmental Public Body (otherwise known as an NDPB) that is sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and all of their funding actually comes from the fees paid by the organisations and individuals that they issue licenses too. The Gambling[Read More]
Rise Of The Bingo Tournament

Rise Of The Bingo Tournament

With so many online bingo sites on the market and new ones opening on a daily basis, they are now having to work harder than ever to keep their players loyal. In the past they would have relied on huge deposit bonuses, free bingo and the good old chat games, but players have wised up and demand that their favourite brands but a bit more effort into keeping them happy these days, and this has resulted in the rise of bingo tournaments. Bingo Tournaments These tournaments come in a number of different forms, and bingo sites and networks all add their own[Read More]
How To Deal With Spam Texts

How To Deal With Spam Texts

When you register at a bingo site, you fill in all of the usual details such as your name, address, phone number and email etc. You are then usually presented with a long list of terms and conditions and a couple of tick boxes, but let's be honest here, how many of us actually take the time to read them? We know we don't! If you decide to tick these boxes (depending on the wording), you will have agreed to receive correspondence from the brand and in some cases even its partners. These correspondence can come in a number of different[Read More]
Wagering Requirements - What Are They?

Wagering Requirements - What Are They?

You might not realise this, but when you register for an account at an online bingo site, you are actually entering into a contract with the company. They will ask you if you have read the small print and just like the rest of us, you will no doubt put a little tick in the box without a second thought and move on as quickly as you possibly can. It's always worth taking a look at this small print though as it contains a lot of really useful information that could have an impact on your player experience, things such[Read More]

Older Online Bingo Articles

Video Bingo Launches On The 15 Network

Video Bingo Launches On The 15 Network

Over the past twelve months, the 15 Network has grown at alarming rate, with twenty two brands now calling it home. This is largely due to the impressive Jumpman Gaming software which provides them with an impressive range of games and promotions, al[Read More]
What Makes a Good Bingo Site?

What Makes a Good Bingo Site?

Did you know that in the past ten years, the number of online bingo sites has increased from 20, to an estimated 400? The number of brands is growing at an alarming rate, with new names entering the affray on an almost daily basis. With so much choic[Read More]
Throw a Bingo Party

Throw a Bingo Party

Bingo is the nations favourite game, with roughly one in five of us playing at least once a week, either down the local bingo hall or online. It's not just the lure of big jackpots that keeps us coming back for more though, as there is a fantastic so[Read More]
Innuendo Bingo

Innuendo Bingo

There was a time when bingo was a game reserved for little grey haired old ladies, that would meet at the local hall and the put the world to rights whilst enjoying a few rounds and a nice up of tea. Slowly but surely though, and largely thanks to th[Read More]
Point Of Consumption Tax

Point Of Consumption Tax

If you take a look at the small print at the bottom of most online bingo sites, you would probably find that it says something along the lines of "registered in Gibraltar, licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gamblin[Read More]
Boost Bingo - Bingo Needs You!

Boost Bingo - Bingo Needs You!

Bingo needs you! Did you know that whilst most other forms of gambling are taxed at 15%, bingo is subjected to a rate of Gross Profits Tax (GPT) of 20%, and this is despite the game being recognised as one of the softer forms of gambling. This may no[Read More]
Rebel Bingo

Rebel Bingo

The world of bingo is an exciting place as it never stands still for too long. If we go back ten years, it was a game predominantly for grannies, who would meet up at their local bingo halls, have a cuppa and generally put the world to rights. Over t[Read More]
Explosion in Mobile Bingo Popularity

Explosion in Mobile Bingo Popularity

Mobile bingo has been around for a lot longer then you probably realise, but in the early days, the games were simple java based affairs where you were essentially competing against the game to win a small prize. As advancements were made in mobile t[Read More]
Five Line Bingo

Five Line Bingo

Five line bingo, or Swedish bingo, is becoming more and more popular with players on the Internet today as more software platforms add the variant to their game offering. Originally this variation of the game was only found at sites powered by the Vi[Read More]
Faces Of Online Bingo

Faces Of Online Bingo

In March 2013 the Dream Idols became the face of Wink Bingo and whilst these lads (at the time) weren’t A List celebs, they were well known for the publicity surrounding the Magic Mike movie. When it comes to advertising an online bingo brand, celebs[Read More]
Bingo Software

Bingo Software

Whilst reading our Bingo reviews, you may find references to the bingo platform or software which powers the site. But what exactly do we mean by bingo software? Is that the same as a network? And why does it matter to the player how the site is powe[Read More]
Mobile Bingo

Mobile Bingo

One of the reasons that online bingo is successful is because people can join bingo chat rooms and start playing games of bingo all from the comfort of their own homes at whatever time they like. Everyone knows all you need to do is log on to one of [Read More]
Bingo Side Bets

Bingo Side Bets

Many online bingo brands that were powered by the 888/Globalcom bingo software offered players the chance to place bingo side bets once upon a time for the chance to win extra prizes that were dependent on the balls drawn in the actual bingo game. On[Read More]
Swedish Bingo

Swedish Bingo

Swedish Bingo is a variation of the well-known 75 ball bingo game, however unlike in the normal 75 ball game where there is only one prize available to win, the Swedish Bingo version has five prizes available in every game. Also known as five line bi[Read More]
Bingo Brolly

Bingo Brolly

Please note: Bingo Brolly is no longer active and the details below are for information purposes only. Launched in 2011 Bingo Brolly is home to some of the Internet’s most reputable bingo sites - featuring the popular brands of Foxy Bingo, Chee[Read More]
Live Bingo Presenters

Live Bingo Presenters

Internet bingo is developing at an incredible rate these days and considering the amount of competition that there is out there now, it is inevitable if UK bingo sites want any chance of a slice of the cake then they will have to move with the times.[Read More]
Bingo Variants

Bingo Variants

Those of you who thought that a game of bingo online offered nothing more than the traditional 90 ball game then think again. There are so many bingo variants on offer in the world of internet bingo today that you really are spoilt for choice at many[Read More]
British Bingo

British Bingo

When it comes to playing bingo us Brits have always been fans of the 90 ball game, the traditional game in the UK. However with the introduction of bingo online we have been offered a wider selection of games to play and the face of British Bingo is [Read More]
Facebook Bingo Apps

Facebook Bingo Apps

Social networking and online bingo are both rapidly growing pastimes for many internet users and if you use social networking or play online bingo it will be of no surprise to you that these two activities actually promote each other very well. Of co[Read More]
Bingo VIP Schemes

Bingo VIP Schemes

How many of you actually take the time to look to see if any internet bingo sites that you play at offer bingo VIP schemes? You may actually know whether they offer them or not but have not bothered to take advantage of them. You could actually be mi[Read More]
No Deposit Bingo

No Deposit Bingo

Around the internet there are many sites offering ‘No Deposit Bingo’ – the chance to play bingo for free – but what players have to remember first and foremost is that whilst an offer from a brand may not require a deposit in order to play at the sit[Read More]
Bingo Giving

Bingo Giving

While bingo is ingrained in British culture, other countries around the world have stories of bingo and how it as played a part in their own history. Bingo was popular in America as a church game, long before it was thought of as gambling generally a[Read More]
Bingo Free Play

Bingo Free Play

When Cashcade launched Cheeky Bingo into the world of internet bingo the game took on a whole new dimension with players rushing to the new brand to enjoy bingo free play. Since Cheeky launched we have seen multiple brands launch with a similar ethos[Read More]
Deal Or No Deal Bingo

Deal Or No Deal Bingo

Back in 2005 Noel Edmonds returned to our television screen with the launch of a new tea time game show called Deal or No Deal. At the time the press ridiculed Edmonds and his fall from grace from prime time BBC and predicted the show would not last [Read More]
Online Bingo Game Variations

Online Bingo Game Variations

Online bingosites offer many types of bingo, 75 ball bingo, 90 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo and the new and upcoming bingo craze, Scandinavian Bingo (or Multi line Bingo as it is sometimes known) . I thought it might be useful to go through the onl[Read More]
Bingo Budget

Bingo Budget

Rich or poor, young or old, when it comes to playing Internet bingo we all have different bingo budgets. Many different aspects come into play when we look at how much we allow ourselves to spend playing this much loved game online. Economic climate[Read More]
Christmas Bingo

Christmas Bingo

The festive season is very nearly upon us and each year the world on internet bingo is awash with great Christmas bingo promotions as each site tries to out do the other with their festive bingo offerings. Year in and year out we see the Christmas bi[Read More]
Bingo Prizes

Bingo Prizes

Bingo prizes vary from one internet bingo site to another and from one bingo promotion to the next. The way to win bingo prizes vary from promotion to promotion and from site to site and is pretty much dependant on what the promotional terms and con[Read More]
Bingo Raiders

Bingo Raiders

Playing at an internet bingo site today and checking out all the new bingo side games that they have launched something grabbed our attention when watching the comings and goings in the bingo chat rooms. The chat host kept posting macros* about ‘bing[Read More]
Bingo Lobby

Bingo Lobby

After registering at any of the new bingo sites available online today one of the first things you will notice after logging into the site for the first time is the bingo lobby. This is where you will find details of the games on offer at the interne[Read More]
Download Bingo

Download Bingo

Most of the internet bingo sites available online today require no download to play the bingo games on offer however there are a handful of sites that need you to download bingo software. With the internet being open to many risks it is understandabl[Read More]
Bingo Linx

Bingo Linx

There are many sites available online today and of those, quite a few offer a game called Bingo Linx. As the name would imply the Bingo Linx games are when multiple rooms joining together to play for big cash prizes, very similar to the National Bing[Read More]
Virgin V Points

Virgin V Points

Many internet bingo sites offering a loyalty scheme of one description or another but by far the most impressive is that offered by Virgin Bingo. The Virgin V Points system is offered to all members of their internet bingo site and points are earned [Read More]
Bingo Tickets

Bingo Tickets

When playing Internet bingo the one thing you need to even stand a chance of winning the game is bingo tickets! These vary from site to site and from software platform to platform, not to mention the different cards for the different variety of games[Read More]
Bingo Deposit Bonuses

Bingo Deposit Bonuses

We have recently seen many changes to the world of internet bingo and one that seems to be happening more often is the change in bingo deposit bonuses. Previously we saw many internet bingo sites offering some sort of free bingo money offer for new p[Read More]
Newspaper Bingo

Newspaper Bingo

Many of the daily tabloids available today offer some sort of newspaper bingo game; it could be like that of The Sun or Daily Mirror where you collect a weekly game card and check your numbers off daily against those printed each day or like a recent[Read More]
Bingo Loyalty Schemes

Bingo Loyalty Schemes

Please note that whilst this article was originally written in 2008, amendments to the page were made in January 2015 to ensure all the information was up to date. Across the industry of Internet bingo you will find that many bingo sites offer[Read More]
£1 Million Coverall Bingo Games

£1 Million Coverall Bingo Games

All of the internet bingo sites that are on the 888 Holdings network run the £1 million coverall bingo games at least twice a week but whilst chatting with a friend the other night we concluded that we have NEVER heard of a player that has actually w[Read More]
Bingo Raiding

Bingo Raiding

Firstly what is bingo raiding? Bingo raiding is a term used by online bingo players that define buying bingo cards in more than one room at once. A player who does this would usually be labelled as a raider which begs the second question why is bingo[Read More]
Why Play Bingo Online

Why Play Bingo Online

Online bingo is a great source of entertainment worldwide. You only need to search using the phrase “Internet bingo” to see how many sites there are available to you as an online bingo player, at the last count in January 2015 when this article was u[Read More]
Ukash

Ukash

Internet Bingo sites are constantly looking for ways to make it easier for you to play bingo online and the biggest problem many people face when playing internet bingo is choosing a depositing option that suits them. Many internet bingo players pref[Read More]
History Of Bingo

History Of Bingo

With the invention of the world wide web back in the November 1990 by Tim Berners-Lee, it was a foregone conclusion that at some point Bingo would become big business online. Bingo history suggests that the game originated in the 16th Century (aro[Read More]
Bingo Calls

Bingo Calls

Eyes Down for a list of traditional bingo calls, though they do vary from bingo hall to bingo hall and the same applies on the Internet. As part of the update to this page we can tell you that over the tears we have seen a number of brands online off[Read More]
Bingo Acronyms

Bingo Acronyms

Bingo acronyms are used in all of the chat rooms at the sites available online but for the novice player, these abbreviations might as well be a foreign language. Some of the more common acronyms you may have come across on social media sites like Fa[Read More]
Bingo Tips

Bingo Tips

There are no rules to winning a game of internet bingo because your bingo tickets and the numbers called are randomly generated. There is no skill required to play the game, it's all about Lady Luck when you play bingo both offline and online. Howeve[Read More]
Internet Bingo Forums

Internet Bingo Forums

Many online bingo sites are providing internet bingo forums for their members but are they more trouble than they are worth? When I first started playing online bingo I didn’t even know what a forum was, yes I knew what the word meant but hadn’t ever[Read More]
BallsUp Bingo - The Integrity

BallsUp Bingo - The Integrity

The next obvious stage was to provide a completely alphabetical option of the bingo reviews and BallsUp Bingo was born - again with the help and expertise of Lee. What you should know is that before BallsUp I had no knowledge of running a forum or a [Read More]
BallsUp - The Idea

BallsUp - The Idea

So, thats how the name came out now as to how I was became involved and why there is only me left at BallsUp. I was lucky enough to be invited by Kath and Mel to become and  administrator of the original BallsUp Forum along with a friend called Jim. [Read More]
BallsUp - The Name

BallsUp - The Name

There are so many online bingo review sites available online today that before starting BallsUp I wasn’t even aware of. A lot are run by faceless people with a team of people behind them so I thought I would share the story of BallsUp with you, it’s [Read More]
Getting Started Online

Getting Started Online

To play online bingo there is only one definite requirement, it is not your bingo dabber, although keep your lucky mascot handy if you have one. The biggest requirement is a PC! Be it a laptop or a desktop you won’t get far in the world of online bin[Read More]

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