Sun Bingo Review
About Sun Bingo
This is the official bingo site of The Sun Newspaper and was born from the popularity of the bingo game first introduced on paper cards issued with the paper - which is still going strong today.
Sun Bingo is where you want to go if you’re a fan of the game and keen on big jackpots. With the motto “Sun Bingo is fun bingo”, the famous tabloid and household name offers a massively entertaining online bingo site.
The site opened for the first time in 2006 and since then has gone from strength to strength. It offers a familiar and engaging bingo experience for players of all backgrounds and budgets. There are thousands of registered members who love to chat and help make it the best bingo community around.
The welcome bonus is a good one and it has straightforward and simple wagering requirements.
The site is built on the proven Playtech Bingo platform. The graphics have a rich and vibrant feel to them. This means you can make the most of the experience from either your PC or preferred mobile device. You’ll be spoiled for choice in terms of games and rooms to play in. There are unique scratch cards, prize draws and lots more exciting games. You can also play for free, which is always a popular option.
When the transfer of Sun Bingo to the Playtech platform took place there were some excellent enhancements made:
- Bingo Multi-Room option – the ability to launch and play in more than one bingo room at a time.
- Bingo Chat Emoticons available in chat.
- 1tg heartbeat sound - when you get to 1tg you hear the heartbeat sound to build the excitement.
To enjoy all this and much more, all you need to do is sign up for a Sun Bingo account. It's completely free to register. You'll be asked to enter a few standard details such as your name and address. You'll also be asked to enter your credit or debit card details.
Sun Bingo offers simple bingo fun at great value prices.
Sun Bingo opened for the first time in 2006 and since then has gone from strength to strength - remaining popular enough to win two awards in the WhichBingo Awards 2014 - Best TV Advert and Best Chat Team, having previously scooped the Site of the Year award.
New player offer
Spend £10 get £30 bingo and games bonus.*
When you sign up for an account with Sun Bingo and make your first deposit of £10 or more and stake your first £10 cash on bingo tickets you will receive a £20 bingo bonus, a £10 all games bonus.
The bonuses will remain in the account for 7 days before being retrieved if not used.
New players at Sun Bingo can also take advantage of its 'Learner Room' for a full 7 days following registration. The room opens from 11am to 1pm and again from 6pm to 8pm. Play free bingo, meet the CMs and lots of other newbies.
Second deposit bonus - 50% bingo bonus on your 2nd deposit worth up to £30 bonus.
Third deposit bonus - another 50% bingo bonus, this time worth up to £50 in bonus.
Minimum £10 deposits to qualify for these bonuses.
With regards to payment methods, a card is the easiest and most commonly used method. The minimum deposit is £5 and minimum withdrawal is £10. You can count on the withdrawal to take around 48 hours to process. All your personal details are 100% secure and are never shared with third party.
*18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C. Please gamble responsibly.
Most rooms are dedicated to 90 ball bingo, but there is a good offering of 75 ball and 80 ball bingo also available.
- 90 ball bingo
- 75 ball bingo
- 80 ball bingo
- Cash Cubes
- Winning Headlines Bingo 36 ball
- Rainbow Riches Bingo
- Bouncy Balls Bingo
- Deal or No Deal Bingo - 90 and 75 ball
- Casino games
The bingo lobby is very comprehensive and easy to move around and gives access back to the Home page should you need it and the Welcome page shows the most popular bingo and slots games of the moment. This area also gives access to Games, Scratchcards, Session Bingo and the Daily Free Games.
Once you opt to play bingo you get even more options. The tabs guide you to All, Exclusive, 90, 75/80, Specials, All Winners, Breakfast Club and Free Bingo.
The range of exclusive rooms for just Sun Bingo players is amongst the biggest we have seen - these rooms are Showboat, Cabaret, Candy, Romance, Fashion, Jazz, Free and Breakfast Club.
The All Winners tab are the daily and weekly specials for winners of selected games in the 90 ball rooms to play for bigger and better jackpots for free thanks to the tickets they are awarded as well as their cash prize winnings.
Winning Headlines Bingo - In September 2017 Sun Bingo got its own 36 ball game - Winning Headlines Bingo. In this game you can purchase one ticket for a price of your choosing from 10p to £2 and the prize available varies with the price of the ticket chosen. Each ticket features a sequence of 12 numbers and symbols relating to the popular Winning Headlines slot game such as Bizarre and TVBiz and these take the place of some of the numbers. It's straight through for the full house on these games.
Many of the 90 ball games have special features:
1TG and 2TG games - Get a share of a prize pot if you have either 1tg or 2tg bingo tickets when house is called. More chances to win in every game.
Roll on Bingo - Creates up to 20 more winners. Once the house has been won the game keeps playing until all Roll On prizes have been won. Number of extra prizes stated at start of game.
Superbooks - Play for free or buy tickets to trade up the prizes.
Last Chance Saloon - A free scratch card that is given to all players that purchased 6 tickets or more and didn't win a prize in the game.
Slots and casino games
New slot games were added in October 2016 to enhance the lobby further:
Haunted Hallows, Frooty Licious, Irish Luck, Game Set Cash and Jewel Mine were added to the slot list in October 2016.
An special slot game available is The Sun Winning Headlines. The winning reels relate to items found in The Sun newspaper as well as the normal slot game symbols. These include Dream Team, Bizarre, TV Biz and Hols from £9.50 - all instantly familiar features to Sun readers.
Withdrawal and wagering
- Minimum withdrawal: £10
- Processing time: 48 hours
- Bingo wagering requirement: 3x bonus
- Games wagering requirement: 30x bonus
Wagering requirements differ depending on the games you choose to play. See website T&Cs for further details as requirements may have changed since the time of writing.
A £10 deposit must have been made prior to requesting a first withdrawal.
Photo id, proof of address and copy of card may be requested.
Help and support
When it comes to help and support, it’s reassuring to know that you can count on fantastic customer service to assist you with any queries you might have. There are a few ways you can reach the Customer Services team:
- Live Help
- Tel: 0800 458 4667
- Email: email@example.com
There are fantastic promotions you can count on, including the generous “Spend £10, Play with £40” welcome offer. Existing customers are treated to a wealth of daily, weekly and monthly offers. Here are some of the latest promotions:
Everyone’s A Winner – Spend £10 on bingo, slots or games and you're guaranteed a cash or bonus prize in tomorrow's £10k draw!
Learner Room – As a new player to Sun Bingo, we'd like to invite you to try our Learner Room. For your first 7 days, receive 4 hours of free bingo in our Learner Room.
Game of the Week – Get 100% bonus back up to £10.
Whether it's giving away thousands of pounds every week or a car a day for a whole month, Sun Bingo comes up with the biggest and best offers and usually all that is required is to play your favourite games to earn prize draw entries.
Everyone’s a Winner! at Sun Bingo
Win a guaranteed share of £10,000 every day from 21st March to 8th April 2018. All you have to do is visit Sun Bingo and spend £10 on bingo tickets to be sure of a prize. You don't have to opt in - just turn up and play as normal and as soon as the qualifying spend is met, you're in.
Each day during the promotional period the following prizes will be available and guaranteed to be shared by all qualifying players:
2 x £500 cash
10 x £100 cash
200 x £5 cash
The remaining £7K will be split evenly between all remaining players and credited as a bingo bonus (with no wagering requirement attached).
Terms: Only one entry per player per draw. Winners will be selected by a computerised randomiser tool. £10 threshold stake is cumulative, so can be made up of multiple stakes of smaller amounts. Please see website for full promotional terms and conditions.
All promotions will come with specific terms and conditions so be sure to check at the site before taking part.
Guinness World Records set at Blackpool Tower
Saturday 3rd June 2017 saw Sun Bingo attempt to break two bingo world records:
The biggest bingo balls
The biggest bingo ticket
Full bingo games had to be played with this giant items to fulfil the requirements of the records, so Sun Bingo have called in reinforcements in the shape of 400 of their players.
The event took place in Blackpool on the seafront and in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and it was a fun day for everyone taking part:
12pm Record 1 – game with the biggest balls
1pm Lunch in the Blackpool Tower ballroom
2pm Sun Bingo Having A Ball Show and record 2 – biggest card
4pm Live music from The Fizz and Boyzlife
6:30pm Afterparty at Madame Tussauds
Rustie Lee and Chico were in attendance and leading events on the day, together with Having a Ball host Chris Hopkins.
World Record 1 – Biggest Physical Bingo Balls
1 metre squared bingo balls - Numbers randomly generated - 12 members playing on A3 size bingo cards
World Record 2 – Biggest Physical Bingo Card
4 x 4 meter card - Chico marking the card and members playing along on standard tickets.
Congratulations to Sun Bingo on being a record breaker.
In the Promotions section there are a number of tabs to help you get to where you want to be and among the options for Daily and Chat promos there are direct links to the social media pages run by Sun Bingo. We do know they take this side of the business very seriously and regards it as vital to good customer relations.
Follow #SunBingo in Facebook and Twitter to be in the know of the latest and greatest news and offers. There’s a dedicated social team ready to keep you entertained with amusing videos and posts. Also, there are unmissable bonus offers and giveaways exclusive to social media. It’s another great way to get to know other fellow players a little better and in a welcoming environment.
Facebook: Never miss a big game, what is going on with the Having a Ball team, plus quizzes and surveys which could bag you some very nice bonus or real physical prizes. Over 15,000 people have 'liked' the page so it must have something going for it. If you miss an episode of Having a Ball in the chat rooms, you can always catch up with the highlights on the Facebook page.
Twitter: Quizzes, bonus giveaways and soap updates and surveys on this active Twitter page.
YouTube: All the Sun Bingo TV adverts and all the best bits from Having a Ball are here. Plus if you want to know more about the chat hosts from the site Rustie Lee has interviews with most of them on this page and she has also been to see some if the bigger winners too.
Sun Bingo on mobile and tablet
You can access Sun Bingo via any mobile device on the relevant mobile browser. The games are fully optimised for mobile play.
The layout of the mobile version of the site is much better for newer users than the app version. The home screen looks similar to the desktop version, it’s simple, very well laid out and easy to understand. You can also access the bingo lobby and slots lobby directly from the homepage, which makes navigating the site even faster.
The menu is located at the top left hand side of the screen and lists contents for all the sections of the site, such as ‘Bingo’, ‘Slots’, ‘Promotions’ and ‘Community’.
The mobile version of Sun Bingo has all the same games as the desktop version, such as Deal or no Deal Bingo, Cash Cubes Bingo and Rainbow Riches Bingo.
The layout of the games are simplistic and easy to understand, which makes Sun Bingo on mobile even more straightforward to use.
Overall the mobile version of the site is great, however in our opinion the app version is not as enjoyable an experience when compared to the mobile browser version. We would certainly advise new players to use the browser version and then use the app version once you know which games your prefer to play.
The sliding navigation bar at the top of the screen of the bingo games lobby isn’t clear that you can access/filter different game types from here.
The Sun Bingo app loads fast and had no crashes during our testing time.
Google Play - Sun Bingo was quick to launch an app in the Play Store as soon as it opened up to gambling sites. It's quick and easy to install and you get all the fun and excitement of the desktop site. It loads quickly and it's smooth to move around.
Android - Sun Bingo provides an alternative way of downloading an app to your android phone. Simply go to Sun Bingo on your mobile. Go to ‘promotions’ and then ‘mobile’ in the menu and tap on 'download now' under the Android section. You will have to remove particular security settings on your phone to allow the app to download correctly onto your phone.
Spend £10, play with £40
New customers only. Registration required. Min £10 deposit required. £30 bonus includes £20 bingo bonus which must be wagered x3 before withdrawal and £10 all games bonus which must be wagered x30 before withdrawal.Bonus expires 7 days after receipt if not used entirely. Gambleaware.co.uk. Please play responsibly.