Different Types of Online Bingo Bonuses

Online bingo sites are renowned for their fantastic bonuses.  If you are new to the game and do not know what to look out for however, you could miss out.  Here are a few examples of the types of bonuses available on online bingo sites, so keep your eyes peeled for them when making your selection of which sites to play on.  

No Deposit Bonus
Not all online bingo sites offer the no-deposit bonus, so when you do come across one you should seize the opportunity.  The no-deposit bonus basically entails the site giving you bonus money into your account with which to play, without having to deposit any of your own cash.  It usually takes around 24 hours for this money to appear in your account after registering.  These bonuses cannot be withdrawn from your account, and any money won whilst using your bonus can only be claimed if you make a deposit into the account first. Playing for free is a popular pastime online, and a no deposit bonus makes it all the more enjoyable.

The First Deposit Bonus
The first deposit bonus is pretty commonplace, and most sites offer one to entice new players to join their sites.  It involves a percentage of your initial deposit extra as bonus money with which to play.  Different sites offer different percentages of your deposit, some giving away up to 100% of your initial deposit so it is a good idea to check out a few sites to see which one offers the best bonus before you make your final selection as to which site to you wish to play on. Most sites add this bonus to your credit when you make your first deposit.  

The Re-Deposit Bonus
The re-deposit bonus is almost like a loyalty scheme for returning customers to an online bingo site.  Percentage bonuses are added to your account, when you make further deposits after your initial one.  The re-deposit bonus is not a standard bonus however, with some sites offering them as promotions or special offers from time to time.  The percentages offered also vary from site to site, so as with the first deposit bonus, it’s a good idea to do a bit of research before you decide on a site on which to play to find the best offers.  

Refer a Friend Bonus
Many online bingo Canada based sites use these as in incentive to increase their customer base.  When a friend or family member uses your referral link and registers and makes a deposit on the site, the referee gets rewarded with a standard amount of bonus money with which to play.  There are no limits to the number of friends you can refer, so there is a lot of potential to make some extra cash, purely by inviting friends to join your favourite online bingo site.      

Monthly Promotions
This is the way that bingo sites reward their customers who have been with them for some time, and to keep their players engaged and excited.  Monthly offers and promotions are a great way to get the most benefits from your online bingo site, and let’s be honest here – who doesn’t like extra money? So, pay attention and take advantage when these promotions and special offers come along.  

VIP / High Roller Bonuses
Players who qualify for VIP or high roller bonuses are the players who deposit higher amounts of cash to the site.  They are rewarded with higher percentage extra cash bonuses, and are the sites way of saying thank you to their biggest spenders.   

A bored mum who was suffering a constant stream of Euro 2012 games on TV has scoop a jackpot prize worth £1.3 million. Lisa Potter was nearly driven insane by her partner watching all the live football games from the Euro 2012 tournament. In a bid to block out the never ending football games she decided to try a game of online bingo.

She placed a £5 bet with Ladbrokes Bingo and within minutes she was a millionaire! She told the Daily Mirror: ‘I had a spare minute and wanted to get away from the football so I decided to log on. ‘As soon as I saw the size of the jackpot I thought it was worth a go – and I couldn’t believe my eyes when it said that I’d won.

‘I can’t remember much after, it’s all a blur. My kids came into the room and we all started screaming. It’s like a madhouse in here.’

Lisa is planning to treat her family members to a luxury holiday and a new house and car. She said: ‘We’re a normal family so this will change my life forever. The first thing we’re going to do is buy a new house before treating ourselves.’

The jackpot is third largest ever won in the UK, Ladbrokes have reports a 400% up take in online bingo since the start of the Euro 2012 competition! Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: ‘We bet she’ll never moan at her man for watching the footie ever again!’