Mobile bingo has come a long way over the past couple of years, with more players making the transition to mobile than ever before. There are now many ways to play, many more compatible devices to play on and more advantages for players to play this way, so mobile bingo looks set only to become even more popular in 2015.
Real money sites vs just for fun social apps
There are two ways in which bingo players can play mobile bingo games – through real money websites or just for fun, social apps. The real money sites are similar to, if not the same as, the sites they would access via desktop. They are either mobile optimised versions of existing desktop sites, or completely mobile-only bingo sites and allow for the same play as on desktop in that players deposit their own cash for the chance to win real money back. Players access the site in the same way, via their web browser, only on their mobile or tablet device instead. Often mobile bingo sites offer the same games, bonuses and promotions as a desktop site too, so if you’re used to playing online bingo, mobile bingo shouldn’t be too difficult to get to grips with.
On the other hand, just for fun social apps have an entirely different approach, as no money changes hands in these games. Instead either 75 ball or 90 ball bingo games are played offering incentives to progress through levels. For example players might have to earn a certain number of experience points (XP) to unlock a new bingo room. As these games are billed as social games, players can usually ask help from fellow players or Facebook friends – as social apps are often connected to, and can be accessed via social media – in order to reach the next level, or to gain an extra life. This is a form of free mobile bingo, for players who enjoy the game but aren’t fussed about winning any cash.
With new technological advances, there are less and less compatibility issues between devices accessing bingo on the go. Whilst it’s still true to say that the most common devices, running on iOS and Android, are still the devices on which you’re more likely to access a downloadable app, thanks to the roll out of HTML 5 across bingo sites, most are now available via the web browser on your device. This has opened up the possibility for those using Windows Phones and other smart devices – such as Kindle Fire – to easily access bingo sites from the device. As long as you have a working internet connection, you should be able to access mobile bingo from your device.
In terms of sites, although most have become easily mobile optimised thanks to HTML 5, there are still a couple of sites, though few and far between, do not function well on a mobile device.
Bonuses on mobile bingo sites
As there’s now barely any difference between the type of site you can access on your mobile and your desktop, you can expect to receive all the same bonuses such as welcome bonus, reload bonus and any no deposit bonuses. In addition, mobile users may now find themselves having access to more and better bonuses than desktop users. For instance some sites offer a cashback bonus or reload bonus for those who choose to top up their account using their mobile phone bill. In other instances, players may receive an amount of bonus cash for playing a new game on their mobile as opposed to playing on desktop.
The best mobile bingo sites
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