A full review of Sun Bingo
Sun Bingo may appear to be a relatively new bingo website within the industry, but in actual fact they’ve been serving up exciting bingo formats since 2006. This then makes Sun Bingo one of the most established websites and given the size of the brand we had seriously high hopes that they would have a polished bingo offering in store. Here we tell you all about the website, its offers and, of course, how the gameplay fares.
The Sun Bingo Website: A Quick Overview
The Sun Bingo website is both fresh and bright. The home page packs in plenty of offers and makes the registration process super simple. The Menu at the top will take you directly to either the latest Bingo Games or Slot Games and the ticker in the top left hand corner will always display a countdown for the next bingo game to start.
The bingo games: What to expect
The Bingo Lobby within the Sun Bingo website is clear and straightforward, with tabs running along the top to take you from section to section.
In the home section you’ll see a list of the upcoming games where you’ll get a quick overview of the current jackpot, the prize for full house, how many players are in the room and the price of the respective games. A rather unusual feature of Sun Bingo is that it not only offers 90 and 75 ball bingo, but 80 ball bingo as well!
To the right of the game’s list you’ll also see your friends list, opening this will see you being able to simply click on ‘join’ to enter the same bingo rooms that your friends are currently in. This is a super useful little shortcut which enhances the community experience no end.
Please note however, in order to check the full bingo games over for yourself you’re going to have to register.
Sun Bingo put on plenty of free bingo games. These run every Tuesday and Thursday and offer some relatively nice prizes (particularly considering that the games are free!). For one line you can expect £10, for two lines you’ll win £15 and for the full house you’ll win the jackpot of £50.
Alternative gaming at Sun Bingo
What surprised us about the alternative gaming at Sun Bingo was that they only offer up slot games, as opposed to the additional genres of Casino, Scratch Card and Instant Win Games, from the main website. In order to check out the additional games you’ll need to enter the bingo lobby, where the Casino, Scratch Cards and other games such as Snap are displayed across the top tabs). This is a rather unusual layout so you’ll need to be aware of this if you’re specifically looking to take a play on one of these games.
Nevertheless however they do pack in a fair few slot games with a great variety of different types. Alongside the big brand names within the slot gaming industry (such as Valley of the Kings, Zuma and X Factor) here you’ll also find slots that have been created specifically for the Sun, such as Winning Headlines!, Fun in the Sun and Mystic Meg.
A great feature about the Sun’s slot section is that each and every game featured here can be taken for a free spin before you decide to stake any money. This will be perfect for those who may be new to the world of online slot gaming and who are unsure about how exactly the games work.
The Welcome Bonus
Being a new player on the Sun Bingo website means that you’re going to benefit from a huge 300% deposit bonus. This is about as good as it gets as far as welcome bonuses go.
As well as this you can also look forward to a ‘Reload Bonus’ which means that you can place another deposit and receive a 50% deposit bonus!
Caption for Cash
Every week the Sun Bingo website display a new image for which players need to write a funny caption. The prize for this promotion is certainly not to sniffed at, and stands at a rather tidy £250.
Whilst this offer is specifically for Summer it is indicative of the type of seasonal offers that the Sun Bingo Website run. This particular promotion then sees every Tuesday and Thursday as chat nights, where you can additionally scoop additional cash prizes on the first winning line of every game.
Whilst this room is entitled ‘learner’ it’s most likely used as a room for newbies to meet other bingo players. Of course, the fact that you can play (and win) here for free doesn’t hurt either. You only have access to this room for 7 days after joining however so be sure to make use of it!
Refer a Friend
The majority of Bingo websites now run ongoing promotions for referring a friend to the website. The sun’s version is one of the more generous as you’ll receive an instant cash award of £20 when they place their first deposit, as well as being entered into a draw for the chance to win an iPad!
At the time of writing the Sun website was running an upcoming cash back weekend. These do run from time to time and provide players with 10% cash back on their losing stakes.
We love to see an all winner room, they tend to provide a good atmosphere and plenty of chat. Sun Bingo always have one of these games running and if you want to be part of a game where you can’t lose then head on over to the Candy Club room!
Breakfast Club Rewards
Every morning between 7am and 9am you can join other early risers in the Breakfast Club room. Here you can earn reward points that count towards shopping vouchers and the more you play, the more you earn!
Mondays tend to be the dreariest day of all, so Sun Bingo are brightening things up a little with a BOGOF game of two played between 7am and 10pm.
Monday £5 Session Bingo
This promotion is completely unique to the Sun website. Here you can play bingo all day, every Monday, for just £5!
Wednesday Prize Pack
Every Wednesday Sun Bingo have games running continuously in the Lollipop room, where every hour a random cash amount or mystery prize will be awarded randomly.
The VIP Loyalty Club Scheme
Becoming a regular player on the Sun Bingo website will see you becoming a VIP member. These players benefit from having their own account manager, super fast withdrawals, exclusive offers and promotions, access to gamers reviews and bespoke gaming advice, enhanced birthday bonuses, VIP-exclusive events and VIP-only prize draws.
Deposits, payments and support
The Sun website unsurprisingly support plenty of card types, including: Visa Debit, Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard and Maestro. Additionally however they also support multiple online payment systems, including: Laser, Ukash and Paypal.
If you need support when on the website then you need to be aware that to get to their live chat feature you’re going to have to click the ‘contact us’ tab. In addition to the live chat feature you can also search their database of FAQs, read the ‘Getting Started’ guide or you can alternatively email or call the Sun team directly.
Sun Bingo on the Go
The Sun Bingo is available as an app for both Android and Apple devices. At the time of writing however there are no bingo games playable through either app.
You can however play plenty of slots and the design is straightforward and easy to use.
The Jazz Bingo on the Tablet Promotion
Not only have the Sun created some rather nice experiences for players when out and about, but they’ve enhanced it further by created a bingo game specifically for those who are playing by tablet, and as this is a 1p game you can practically play as many games as you like, from wherever you like!
Our Finishing Thoughts
Whilst it seems that many players were, and still are, frustrated by the fact that the Sun Bingo website app doesn’t allow them to play from their mobiles we’re sure that this will become available soon. The fact that they offer an exclusive bingo game for tablet players certainly means that the Sun are working on their mobile offering.
In any event playing on Sun Bingo offers up varied gaming with more promotions that you can shake a bingo dabber at. The ones that we’ve mentioned in this review aren’t even half of them so head on over and register if you want to see the rest.
Lastly we also think that their alternative gaming (although spread out over various areas) is one that should be checked out. The fact that they have their own dedicated Sun slot games show that their serious about presenting a good range of slots for even the most experienced of players.