Sky Bingo has come on a long way in the last few years, they operate on the Virtue Fustion platform and offer all the usual favourites including the linked BingoLinx games with large cash prizes. So is Sky Bingo just another bingo site with a flashy front page that once you scratch the surface is the same as all the rest? It's about time we had another look!
Sky Bingo have recently changed their welcome bonus! If you deposit £5 you will get a £25 bingo bonus plus you'll be rewarded with £10 of free bingo tickets. There's a x3 wagering condition on the bonus money plus a x1 condition on any wins from the free bingo games. This bonus replaces a £20 no deposit freebie that was on site for a few months.
As well as a deposit bonus, all new players get access to a Newbies Room for five days. The room has £2,500 real cash up for grabs from 3pm - 9pm every day. For every one else there are daily free bingo every hour from 9am until midnight. There are a minimum of two free games every hour in the Community, Five Prize 75, Four Prize 80, Pennies rooms with cash prizes of between £5 and £20 for each game. A full schedule of these free games is available under the promotions tab on the left hand side of the home page.
Sky Multi Room!
Sky Bingo offer 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo. Bargain hunters should aim for the Pennies Room and if you like things fast and furious check out the Speed Rooms. TV Tie-ins are popular on Virtue Fusion sites so you'll also find Deal or No Deal and Britain's Got Talent. Early Birds should look out for the daily Breakfast Club with games on offer from just 1p. If that's too early for you, the Lunchtime Specials have a prize pot of £10,000 including a £1,500 BingoLinx game.
Late Night Bingo takes over the Anytime Room from midnight to 6am with BOGOF, Roll On and Penny Bingo. One thing's for sure there's plenty to keep you busy! Away from the bingo, there are plenty of instant games, slots and scratch cards. Look out for Rainbow Riches, Bouncy Balls, Britain's Got Talent, Sky Sports Slot, Mega Jackpots Monopoly, Deal or No Deal The Banker's Riches, X-Factor Judges Jackpot and our favourite, Blockbusters.
Regular players are rewarded for their loyalty with gems. The more you play the higher up the loyalty scheme you will go. There are five levels in total, Pearl is the entry level, then Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald and Diamond. Players move up the levels once they have accumulated enough points and as levels increase the more points can be earned! These points can be redeemed for bingo bonus or cash.
Hands Up For Promotions!
Sky Bingo run weekly promotions and the week kicks off with Community Monday! Every week from 9am until 8pm there is £1000 up for grabs in four hours of free bingo, with extra Bingo Gems up for grabs after 8pm. Tuesday is when Sky Bingo run a promotion chosen by votes on their Facebook page.
If you play on a Wednesday you can earn up to 25% cashback up to £50 on losses on slot and instant win games! The level you earns depends your loyalty level. Your level also influences your rewards on Triple Gems Thursday, a day for players to earn themselves some bonus money! Friday kicks off the weekend with £30K Frenzy which offers 1TG, 2TG and Last Chance Saloon games plus a £5000 BingoLinx Jackpot! Look out for exclusive proms including free games over the weekends too.
Bingo On The Move
Sky Bingo has recently gone mobile and released an app for iPhone and Android smartphones. Players can log in with their account details and instantly get access to rooms including Pennies, Value, Premium, Deal or No Deal. We tested the app on an iPhone 4S and found it quite easy to use - we even won £3.72 while testing so we quite liked it!
Sky Bingo have come on leaps and bounds since their launch. There's a nice mix of exclusives and network promotions and community is key. We would like to see more in terms of Sky TV tie-ins and prizes. They did for a short time try a mini bingo show but that failed to take off. That aside, this is one of our favourite sites so give it a whirl.