It might seem strange for a newspaper to offer an online bingo site, but older players will remember the traditional style bingo games, which have been included with the red-tops for many years.
With a loyal following, newspapers are looking to offer something for their readers, using modern technology, to offer bingo online was the obvious next step.
Bingo is the perfect match for the tabloids, easy to play, fun and with the possibility of winning it big, it’s not difficult to see why it’s been such a hit.
Until fairly recently, there was a huge range of newspaper bingo sites including those operated by the Express and Mail but these are no longer in existence. There are just three main newspaper bingo sites left: The Sun, Mirror and Fabulous.
All three of these online bingo sites are hugely popular and with good reason, especially if you like your bingo big, brash and impossible to ignore.
Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation own The Sun and with the ninth biggest circulation of any newspaper around the globe, the readership is huge. In the UK alone, there’s approximately 2.4 million copies sold daily, which leaves an enormous number of people who might want to play on their favourite newspaper’s bingo game.
There’s a welcome bonus on offer to any newbies who want to sign up. A whopping 200% deposit bonus awaits ie/deposit £10, receive a further £20 to leave a total of £30 in your account to play with.
The bingo is available with 75, 80 and 90 ball versions along with special games with nominated themes such as Mystic Meg and Winning Headlines.
The site is in keeping with the image of the newspaper, with the same red and white themed layout but despite this, it manages to stop short of The Sun’s parent newspaper’s sometimes trashy appearance.
The Gamesys software is responsible for running SunBingo with JackpotJoy and other top brands on offer.
The circulation of The Mirror is around 1.04 million, under half of what The Sun commands so the online bingo site isn’t quite as busy or as rowdy.
There’s 75 and 90 bingo ball available plus chat games, tournaments, guaranteed jackpots plus instant win games.
MirrorBingo is marketed by the same company who are responsible for both FoxyBingo and the Get Minted Casino Group.
Just like with SunBingo, new players will receive a 200% welcome bonus, which is capped at £150. There’s a further 50% reload bonus every time you credit your account, once again capped at £50.
There’s a VIP room, which offers midweek games as well as jam-packed Saturdays with bingo games every six minutes.
For the big money jackpots, play every night at 9pm, or join in the £5000 guaranteed payout at the weekend.
Strictly speaking, Fabulous Bingo isn’t a third site as it’s an offshoot from the glossy supplement that comes with The Sun.
The theme with Fabulous Bingo is most definitely fashion-focused with freebies such as lipsticks or lip liners on offer.
There’s still the same welcome bonus for newbies too, with 200% on offer at the first deposit and a further 50% bonus offered on the reload.
Don’t expect to win a large amount of money, instead you can expect to be rewarded with alternative prizes such as a hair styling experience, plus the opportunity to enjoy a pampering.