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What are the benefits of mobile bingo?

Gaming no longer restricts you to your console or desktop. Many players feel that mobile bingo is:

  • Convenient – with your mobile phone or tablet to hand, you can play anywhere, anytime, using any device.
  • Quick – some bingo apps offer speedy PIN and fingerprint login, so you won’t have to type out your email address and password every time you lgo in.
  • Secure – take your pick of secure payment methods on your mobile, including popular encrypted service PayPal.
  • Integrated – set alerts on your bingo app to make sure you stay up to date with the latest games and offers.
  • Generous – some bingo sites give you special bonuses when you download the app, even if you’re already a member.
  • User-friendly – a lot of time and efforts goes into creating mobile bingo sites and apps to produce exciting designs with slick navigation.

What factors do all good mobile bingo sites have in common?

Many bingo sites can be accessed through your mobile – but some offer a better experience than others. Here’s what we look out for when reviewing the best mobile bingo sites:

  • Security – rule number one: every mobile bingo site needs to be secure. Check it has a valid security certificate in the browser tab.
  • Speed – if the site is slow to load, it doesn’t bode well for the games. Given a decent internet connection, a mobile bingo site should be fast – taking no more than a couple of seconds to move you from page to page.
  • Games – a good choice of games is a must. After all, it’s no good having a speedy site that doesn’t entertain or engage you. The mobile games should match those available on the desktop version of the site.
  • Service – all mobile bingo sites should provide a variety of ways to get help. This could be via live chat, phone or email – ideally all three.

What are mobile bingo bonuses?

Bingo operators often offer special promos and welcome bonuses to mobile players, including:

  • Free spins – many bingo sites have slots games, too. With this bonus you can spin the reels and take your chances without paying a penny.
  • Cash bonus – when you sign up, you’ll be gifted a set amount of cash to play bingo with, perhaps £5 or £10.
  • Percentage bonus – mobile bingo sites often gift you a percentage of any money you deposit, sometimes as much as 200%.
  • Points – get a head start on the loyalty or VIP scheme, saving up points to win prizes, bonuses and player privileges.

Can I make bingo deposits by mobile?

Yes, online bingo sites offer various ways for you to make deposits on your mobile phone, including:

  • Pay by phone bill – any deposits made will either by added to your monthly phone contract or taken from your pay-as-you-go balance.
  • PayPal – it’s easy to make deposits via PayPal, the mobile-friendly and high-security online payment method. Plus, it’s only available on legitimate bingo sites – making it a key indicator of a trustworthy operator.

Find out more about the various payment methods available on desktop and mobile.

H2: Is mobile bingo secure?

Trustworthy bingo sites take many precautions to keep their players safe. When you’re playing on your mobile, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your personal details are secure:

  • Choose a safe payment method – whether it’s via encrypted PayPal or a Paysafecard which you’ve topped up with cash, there are lots of secure payment methods to choose from.
  • Make sure the connection is secure – when you’re playing on a mobile-friendly bingo site, make sure the secure padlock symbol is visible in the search tab.
  • Child-proof your phone – don’t leave your phone lying around unlocked, as any money deposited accidentally or by someone else can’t be claimed back.

For more tips, check out our guide to staying safe when playing bingo online.

What about mobile bingo apps?

Some bingo sites have apps you can download and play. While they essentially offer the same experience to a mobile bingo sites, apps are different because they:

  • Can send push notifications – to keep you updated around the latest games and promos.
  • Often have a limited games selection – a mobile bingo site often has a broader range of games than an app, largely due to storage capacity. Also, apps must wait for approval from the app store before making any changes or additions to games.
  • Run in the background – using and recording data if they’re open. You can save a mobile-friendly site to your home screen by selecting the option in your browser.

What will the future of mobile bingo look like?

Given the remarkable advances of digital technology, one thing we can expect of mobile bingo is that it’ll continue to change, evolve and adapt in the future. But how? Here’s what we believe the future of mobile bingo will look like:

  • There’ll be more games to play. As game developers strive to keep the pace with each other, we’ll continue to see more games being developed. A greater number of mobile-friendly games is sure to hit the market.
  • More people will play on mobile. Mobile is the leading gaming platform, bringing in more than 50% of total revenue in the global games market.
  • Mobile sites will get better. As a result of their popularity, online bingo operators will improve their mobile sites in terms of speed, security and performance.
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