You may not be old enough to remember, but back in the 1980s, bingo was a major part of tabloid newspaper circulation wars. The papers vied to provide the biggest prizes and ran big TV campaigns. One of Britain’s biggest papers wasn’t going to miss out on online bingo then. The Sun is making a splash with a 300% welcome bonus up to £100 and a wagering requirement of just 2X deposit. Three month’s access to the digital version of the paper comes as part of the package. The site uses Gamesys software, so will provide a familiar package to many online players.
With one of the gaming world’s giants and one of the biggest names in news combining you shouldn’t have any worries about your money here. The site has been running since 2006 and is fully licensed.
It’s as easy picking up a paper to open your Sun bingo account. Everything’s done on one page. A second form collects your deposit and payment details, but you’re already into the site if you want to take a look around, though the number of games you can play is very limited. You need to click a lick in an email before you can make any withdrawals from the site.
Sun Bingo offers 90-ball, 80-ball and 75-ball bingo. The lobby lists the game offered, number of players, current jackpot, progressive jackpot, ticket price and maximum number of tickets you can buy. There’s no information on the chat hosts. There’s a free room for new players open twice daily for a couple of hours and another that’s not limited to Newbies and daily sessions in the Breakfast Club and the Fashion Club.
There’s a good choice of slots, some with very large progressive jackpots. Games include, The Sun Winning Headlines, Wonderland, Mystge Meg, and Rainbow Riches. A casino contains blackjack and roulette. There’s a small selection of scratch cards and you can play snap.
Progressives are very big – all over £1,000 when we visited – but does that mean they’re rarely won? Daily prize funds of £250 with a weekly full-house jackpot of £500 in All Winners were up for grabs via a qualifying game in the Candy Club room.
If you’re a Gamesys fan you’ll like Sun Bingo. There’s a big chat room to the right of the game room. Buy your tickets via the purchaser in the centre. Balls spin into play to the left of the screen, where you’ll also find the game stats. Hover over the list of recently called balls to see the full bingo board. Slots and instant games are given plenty of prominence in the bottom left of the screen. Personal account details don’t amount to much in Gamesys games, but it’s easy enough to head for your home page to check them out.
There’s a good list of imaginative promotions. Remember, these change all the time – usually monthly – so check in to take a look yourself regularly. When we called Sun Bingo was giving away a luxury weekend at the horse racing at Aintree with £400 to spend, a £2,000 holiday fund, and £20,000 in winnings in Superlinks games every day.
Gamesys has a good chat system and the hosts and fellow players seemed to be willing to muck in and get along when we visited.
VIP scheme instead.
Refer a friend
You receive £20 once a friend you refer has deposit and played at the site.
The Help page wasn’t brilliantly signposted. Once there there’s Gamesys’s strong, searchable set of FAQs. There is live online chat support. An email form or email@example.com. Call 0800 458 4664 to speak to customer support.
Bingo Bonkers Verdict
Sun Bingo is surprisingly light on its links to the massive tabloid newspaper, so if you don’t like the paper there should be no problem enjoying the site. Gamesys provide good games and the experience is smooth and enjoyable. The site provides good value games, a great welcome package, very fair terms (cashable bonus, 2X deposit wagering requirement, £10 minimum withdrawal), some great promos and a big community of players. If you like big sites, this is one that’s worth checking out.