First of all we would like to point out that every bingo site listed here at Best Offers Bingo is safe and has an up to date UK Gambling Licence.
Online bingo can be fun, addictive and you could win a lot of money playing it. However, not all sites are trustworthy. If you manage to sign up to a site that isn’t very reliable, you could end up losing a lot of money and have a really negative experience.
When you’re signing up to a bingo site, you’re providing them with personal details and bank account information. Therefore you need to ensure you can trust the site completely.
There are a number of things you can look out for when choosing reliable sites. These include:
• Where the site is regulated
• Encryption software
• Site information
The very first thing to look for is where the site is actually regulated. As of late 2014 all bingo sites that have players from the UK must have a UK Gambling Licence issued by the UK Gambling Commission.
The European bingo site industry was previously regulated by four different licensing agencies. They included The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, The Alderney Gambling Control Commission, The Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta and The Gibraltar Licensing Authority.
Each of these agencies is regulated by the 2005 Gambling Act and the UK gambling commission. When a bingo site is run by any of the companies listed above, you can be sure they are going to be trustworthy. They each have to ensure that they are financially stable, players have to be 18 years of age or over and all games have to be fair.
You also need to look out for site security information. If the site uses the latest encryption technologies you can be sure that your details are going to be 100% safe.
Another thing to look at is whether the site offers any information on responsible gambling. All of the top bingo sites these days provide good information on the risks of gambling. They will also state where you can get help if you need it. Ideally you want to sign up to a site that seems to care about its players rather than just making a profit. See whether they also supply a range of responsible gambling features.
If something goes wrong you want to know you can contact the staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Without decent support, you could be left out of pocket.
These are the main things you need to focus on when choosing a bingo site to play on. Never rush into registering on one of these sites. You need to be sure you’re signing up to a safe, secure site.