The Ultimate Guide To Bingo Tournaments

Updated May 20, 2024
Online Bingo Tournaments aren’t quite as popular as they once were. This could be attributed to the fact that the chat rooms don’t offer quite the social experience that they once did in online bingo.
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That said, there are some sites that still intermittently offer them and this is our ultimate guide to bingo tournaments.

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The Definition Of Bingo Tournaments

The definition of a bingo tournament does vary from player to player and site to site. Here are a few we have come across:

Chat-Based Bingo Tournaments

A few years ago, a bingo tournament was something could be described as a chat game but one that lasted for a whole hour, rather than just one game. The prizes would be bigger in a tournament than in a single chat game and below is just one example that we can recall from a now-closed bingo site.

Bingopoly was, in essence, a two-hour-long chat game. The usual reward for winning a chat game on the site in question was 1,000 loyalty points and with one played on each game, and ten played per hour, there would be 20,000 loyalty points awarded in a two-hour session to various players.

The bingo tournament boasted a prize pot of 30,000 loyalty points (£30 in bonus funds) with a top prize of 20,000 to the winner and 10,000 to the player who was second.

It was all about scoring points and these were awarded when the full house was won. Each of the 90 balls that could win a game was linked with a place on the Bingopoly board.

As examples – 46 was the 90 ball bingo room and worth 5 points

77 was one of the chat hosts and worth 50 points

82 was a gamble card and 20 points were lost

Bonuses of 50 points were awarded for collecting a set of three ‘properties’.

This type of bingo tournament encouraged players to interact with each other, and the hosts, and was also a good way to ensure players stayed in the room and kept playing.

Number Based Bingo Tournament

Some sites still host bingo tournaments and King Jackpot is home to a number based offering monthly. Players at this site are given eight numbers at the start of every month and the more they win bingo on, the bigger the prize they can win.

  • One number – 2 BBs (the bonus currency of the brand)
  • Two numbers – 4 BBs
  • Three numbers – 7 BBs
  • Four numbers – 10 BBs
  • Five numbers – 15 BBs
  • Six numbers – 20 BBs
  • Seven numbers – 25 BBs
  • Eight numbers – 100 BBs

Bingo.com also offers this type of bingo tournament but when we checked, they tend to run for hours rather than days or a month. The example we found was called Bingoville and it ran from 17:50 to 21:05.

Any bingo wins on that time period would earn you a tournament point. At the end of the bingo tournament, the top three players would win 10 slot spins.

Another offered by the same site was the Weekend Spins Bonanza. This ran from Friday at 23:01 to Sunday at 22:59. In that period every bingo win was worth 10 points on the bingo tournament leaderboard.

At the end of the tournament, the top ten players won a selection of spins, the top prize being 1,000 spins on Starburst.

Slots Based Bingo Tournaments

This example is taken from Foxy Bingo and all slots based. Players have a month, or thereabouts, to earn points and climb the ‘Prize Peak’ to earn free spins, casino bonuses, and cash. The higher you reach on the virtual mountain, the more you can win.

Bingo Promotions or Bingo Tournaments

When you take the literal meaning of the word tournament then some might say that any of the promotions that an online bingo site offers could be considered a bingo tournament of sorts.

A tournament is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “a series of contests between a number of competitors, competing for an overall prize”. Any bingo promotion that requires that you complete a number of tasks in order to qualify could be defined as a bingo tournament.

With that said, it’s all about context and your own personal expectation of what exactly a bingo tournament is.

Note: As is the case with any bonus funds and / or free spins, any winnings from bingo tournaments are likely to be subject to specific wagering requirements set out on the special promotional page. Ensure that you check these out before opting-in to any promotion.

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Anita is well-known and respected within the online bingo industry, she loves all things bingo and slots and has been involved with online bingo and gambling sites since the late 1990’s. She has been the full-time writer and Editor of WhichBingo for much of that time and is respected by operators and players alike for her no-nonsense judgments and opinions. Anita has seen the highs and lows of the industry she loves, has seen it grow and develop and contract again into what it is today. She has worked with the biggest names in the industry and has a reputation for being fair and to the point in her writing.