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Play For Free?

We’ve all seen plenty of new bingo sites that advertise free bingo as a way of “winning for free”. Is this always the case though?

Not usually. Free bingo at most sites nearly always comes with some sort of stipulation, and it’s very rare to see a site giving away cash prizes without the need to make some sort of deposit. Instead, free bingo can typically be broken down into three different types – no deposit bingo, “free” bingo rooms, and genuinely free bingo.

No Deposit Bingo

A lot of sites offer a no deposit bingo bonus as a form of free bingo. Nearly every Cozy Games bingo site offers a no deposit bonus, for example. The idea behind these bonuses is pretty simple – you verify your card when registering, and receive some playing funds to get started at the site.

For more information about no deposit bonuses, make sure you take a look at our no deposit bingo page. You’ll find more information about these bonuses, and you’ll also find a list of sites which offer them to new players.

Free rooms

This is by far the most common form of free bingo, and most sites will typically offer at least one free bingo room. Here, players are allocated a certain number of free tickets, and it’s possible to win real cash prizes in these games.

However, there’s usually a catch to these rooms. Most are only accessible to players who have made a recent deposit, so while these are advertised as “free bingo”, they usually do require a small amount of financial investment.

Genuinely free

And finally, a select few sites do offer genuinely free bingo. Here, players can register and play bingo for free, without ever having to make a deposit. There’s usually no prize involved, it’s purely for entertainment.

As you might expect, very few sites are willing to offer a service like this. Costa Bingo is a big advocate of free bingo though, and offers a bigger range than most sites in this category.


Free bingo at each network

The range of free bingo to be found varies from network to network. While one set of sites may offer no deposit bonuses, another set may only have a handful of free bingo rooms to look through. Here’s a brief breakdown of the types of free bingo you can expect to find at each network.

Dragonfish/Cassava

There tends to be a fair bit of deviation at Dragonfish bingo sites. Most sites will offer a free bingo room of some description, but this tends to only be open to new players (for a limited time after registering), or players who have made a recent deposit.

For example, Circus Bingo has four linked free bingo rooms (meaning they can be found on various other sites), and all require a minimum deposit.

On the other hand, Costa Bingo has a far more expansive range on offer. Two free rooms are open to all players forever (fitting the genuinely free requirement), and you can even win small prizes. There’s also another five rooms which all offer prizes, but are only open to funded players.

Some sites on the Dragonfish network also offer no deposit bonuses, although this isn’t widespread. Sweet Shop Bingo and Deep Sea Bingo are two examples of sites on the network that offer no deposit bonuses.

Cozy Games

No network can rival Cozy Games for no deposit bonuses. Every Cozy site (regardless of whether they are featured on the Live Bingo Network or the Best Bingo Network) has a no deposit bingo bonus of some description, meaning all players can access a form of free bingo.

There’s also one free bingo room, networked across all Cozy sites. Six games play every day in this room, and players receive ten free tickets to each one. Just click on the Tourney tab at sites like Landmark Bingo and Gone Bingo to join in.

Virtue Fusion

Virtue Fusion bingo sites tend to be standalone, so their offers and games are a bit more independent. Gala Bingo, for example, offers free bingo in a newbie room, and also as a loyalty bonus – players can play once a week for big money prizes, depending on their loyalty rating.

Mecca Bingo follows a similar idea; free bingo is used as an incentive for new players to sign up and deposit. From time to time, certain rooms will offer free bingo as part of a promotion, but there’s no regular games.

If free bingo is important to you, make sure you check the promotions page at each Virtue Fusion site before registering.

Gamesys

Like Virtue Fusion sites, Gamesys tends to let each site do its own thing. However, major sites like Jackpotjoy and Heart Bingo don’t offer free bingo rooms. Instead, both sites have a Daily Play game which works as a substitute.

In these games, players can win cash and bonuses every day, similar to the prizes on offer in free bingo rooms. If you enjoy playing free bingo for entertainment, you’re out of luck here though.

Microgaming

Microgaming takes a different approach to free bingo. Rather than set aside a whole room, sites like Butlers Bingo weave free bingo promotions into their standard bingo offering.

So, for example, every week night, two free bingo games play in standard bingo rooms, before switching back to the standard schedule. BOGOF ticket offers are also regularly used, giving players some free tickets when they buy a certain amount.

If you choose to register at the likes of Dotty Bingo or Bingo Diamond, check the Promotions schedule to see when and where these free games and offers play.