At one time players new to online bingo had to sign up and make a deposit before they could play at most bingo sites. Of course most bingo operators offered generous welcome bonuses usually in the form of a credit to the player’s account. Today these cash bonuses are still available but at most bingo sites new players can take advantage of free bingo offers. Free bingo is not a new concept. When bingo first went online in 1996 most games were free. To play free bingo games players had to provide certain demographic information that was later used for marketing purposes. To make money early bingo sites sold the information to third parties.
Because of fierce competition for new players online bingo operators have made it a lot easier to access free bingo games. Players can try out the site’s game software without risking any of their hard earned dollars and pounds. Some sites still offer no deposit free bingo games but some operators have dropped free bingo games in favor of cash back offers. At many sites players receive a certain amount of free bingo after they sign up. At some sites money won using free bingo bonuses can be withdrawn. There are usually wagering requirements associated with bonuses and new players should read and understand the wagering requirements. At some sites the wagering requirement is as low as 3X while at other sites it may be as high as 10X.
Bingo sites offering huge bonuses are not doing it because they are altruistic. They do it because they want the business and because of industry competition they know they must offer more than other bingo sites to attract new players. This has created a win win situation for new players. Players can use bonuses to try out the games with no risk. At some sites bonuses may be used to play side games like slots, video poker and other casino games while at other the bonuses can only be used for bingo games. Players that are nervous about giving out their banking details can still find free no deposit bingo at several bingo sites.
Online bingo offers players several convenient options. The auto daub feature that will automatically mark their cards. This enables players to play more cards increasing their chances of winning. The auto daub feature allows players more time to participate in the conversations in the chat rooms. Most bingo sites have special chat games and chat room players sometimes have access to special promotions. Online bingo is still booming and most sites now offer mobile applications for players on the go.