Very simply, promotions are enticing 'activities' put together by the online bingo rooms with the intention of gaining new players or ensuring their current players are happy and keep returning.
Competition between operators is fierce - you'll have noticed that there are hundreds of different bingo rooms to choose from - so each one has to work hard to promote their own services.
With bingo - because of the simplicity of the game - it's difficult for operators to differentiate themselves. They can do this partially with their game software and many offer a wide range of side games such as popular slots to keep your interest. Many offer very good chat facilities, with supervisors 'visiting' players at random and handing out cash.
But there has to be something more to keep the players signing up and returning, and that's where the promotions and special offers play their part.
The video below is out of date but shows some good examples of promotions which were running about a year ago. You'll be able to find many similar to these running now.
Getting The Most From Online Bingo Games - Don't Miss Out On Valuable Bingo Promotions
Playing bingo online is one of the easiest ways to try winning money, and can be the most social way to do it too. Many online bingo rooms have chat areas where you can mingle with other players, just as you can in a real life bingo hall.
There's no skill involved in playing bingo, it's one of the most straightforward games imaginable. In fact the software will do it all for you if you want it to, though for me that takes some of the fun away.
What Types Of Promotions Are There?
Bingo promotions can include anything from special bonuses to holiday prizes, free bingo cards, and special priced offers such as games for 1p. You'll find promotions offered in both land based and online bingo rooms.
Promotions will also include player loyalty points schemes for regular/VIP players. These normally let you build up points on your account for playing bingo games which can later be redeemed for a number of valuable benefits.
Let's take a look at some of the most popular types of bingo promotions....
I tend to look on bingo bonuses as separate animals to promotions. Bonuses clearly perform the same task - enticing new depositors and rewarding existing players - but they tend to be longer lived, and you'll see the same bonus offers over a long period.
Different types of bingo bonuses are covered in depth on the betting bonuses page. You can find more specific information on various current bingo bonuses on a separate dedicated page.
Free Bingo Cards
Free cards are of course actually a type of bonus in disguise - but you're getting free cards rather than actual cash. The bingo rooms could just as easily be giving you the cash to buy cards.
Most bingo rooms offer nominal fee games at regular intervals - normally at the same time each day. These are often designed to be run at the times the vast bulk of players are not able to play, but you can still find some at popular times.
Guaranteed Big Jackpots
We all love a chance to try and win a big pot. You'll get plenty of chances to play for big jackpots, especially at some of the better know bingo halls. Some guaranteed jackpot games will have huge cash prizes.
The Happy Hour bingo promotion is normally applied as an addition to the regular bonus, for example you'd get an extra 10% on top of your deposit at certain times of the day.
Top bingo rooms offer regular prizes to players. These can often be spot prizes, sometimes awarded in the chat rooms. They can also be offered as prizes in tournaments or draws. Prizes you'll often see include flights, holidays, and cruises. Goods such as home or technology related products and games are also offered regularly.
How Do You Get Bingo Promotions?
We need to consider here how to find promotions and how to sign up for them.
If you're already a registered player and a new promotion gets kicked off then you'll often get a mail or a message on signing in to alert you of anything new.
If you've found a new bingo room that's running a promotion you're interested in - perhaps by seeing a promotional offer here - then you'll to need sign up as a new player. Registration processes are normally very easy to follow (just email me if you're ever not sure, my contact details are on the about page).
But if you are registering as a new player, don't forget that very often there will be first time sign up bonuses available too. Don't forget to take up any bonus offers at the same time. Most likely you can do both - take the bonus and enter for the promotion.
Finding promotions is easy. There are dozens of them on offer at any one time. Just below you'll find some of the best bingo promotions I've noted. Chosen specifically because of the player value of the offer.
Latest Bingo Promotions
So what are the best ways to make the most out of your time playing online bingo?
Well, there are a few obvious ones - namely to take advantage of any bingo promotions, special offers, or bonuses that you come across.
Just as with the online casinos, bingo operators run regular promotions to keep you coming back or to entice new players. If you know where to look for these bingo promotions then you have a good start to making the most out the cash you are prepared to deposit.
So let's take a look at what they're all about. We'll be examining the different types of promotions that the online bingo rooms tend to offer and where to get them. We'll end up with a list of the latest interesting promotions I've found.
Note that promotions may vary from region to region, depending on your country of residence. If you just want to take a look at some real life examples of actual current promotions then click on the latest promotions links below for your region.
Hand picked, valuable offers from leading online bingo rooms.
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