The Difference Between Good and Bad Bingo Sites

goodTelling the difference between a good and bad bingo site can actually be a tough process.

Many bingo players get drawn in emotionally to different online bingo sites. They might be pulled in by the look and the feel of the site, or it could be the lucrative bonuses and no deposit offers provided. Whatever it is, it pays to use your head and do some rational thinking before signing up to a site with your credit or debit card.

Things to look out for include:

  • What kind of network the site is on.
  • The bonus that is given away for signing up.
  • Do you have to pay? Or is no deposit required?
  • The minimum deposit.
  • Wagering requirements
  • Deposit methods.


There are many different bingo networks. Some of the most popular include the likes of Virtue Fusion (powers Bgo and William Hill), Cozy Games (powers top online bingo sites like Buttercup Bingo and Comfy Bingo), Dragonfish (powers Costa Bingo and 888 Ladies), as well as new additions like the 15 Network.

Not all networks are the same. Personally, we are a big fan of the Live Bingo Network, which uses Cozy Games software. The reason we like them is that they have a number of no deposit required offers, allowing you to start completely risk-free.

Minimum Deposit

We like sites that have a minimum deposit of £5 or £10. In today’s industry, that is most sites. However, one thing you really need to pay attention to is some sites require you to have a certain account balance before they will process your withdrawal. So for example, if you have finished playing through your bonus, but you only have £15 in your account when the withdrawal minimum is £30, well then that is just tough luck for you.

Commonly, the £30 minimum withdrawal rate is used and is something that we are not really a fan of.

Wagering Requirements

Another thing to watch out with good bingo sites is that they typically require you to wager a certain amount before they will process a withdrawal. Normally this ranges from 2-8x the deposit amount, with more wagering needed on slots games because they pay out a higher percentage.

Typically you will want to avoid sites with huge wagering requirements because they make it harder for you to profit overall.

Gaming Experience

Leading online bingo sites like Buttercup Bingo make it easy for you to play all the games you fancy. They have a great selection of games, in both the bingo and slots department. This is important, bingo sites can get a bit boring if there is not a decent selection of games, so make sure you pick a site on a good platform with lot’s to choose from.

When it comes to bingo, look for lot’s of different game variations such as 75, 80 and 90 ball bingo. When it comes to slots, look for top gaming providers and titles such as Fluffy Favourites and Cleopatra.