Most bingo players enjoy playing via their mobile phones and tablets, whether they be iPhone, iPad or Android-powered devices. It is by far the most popular way to play.
As a result, you are safe to assume that every bingo site will be mobile & tablet friendly in some capacity, either via a responsive website or a dedicated mobile app.
Visit any site from your mobile and you’ll be served the best version of the site for the device you’re using.
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Nowadays playing mobile bingo and slots is pretty much the norm, so just about every site you want to play will be available via your mobile. Heart Bingo players clearly believe that their site offers the best mobile experience thanks to its compact design and easily scrollable layout. The bingo games play well in portrait and the slots look great in landscape and you can play everything on the go just as you would be able to on your laptop at home.
When you decide to play mobile bingo there are a number of factors that will dictate the quality of your gaming experience:
All of the sites that we recommend are fully authorised by the UK Gambling Commission, the government agency in charge with overseeing all online gaming and betting. There are stringent conditions that need to be met before a site can be accredited and regulated by the UKGC, and so playing at a recognised site is a sure way of enjoying a secure online bingo experience.
Likewise, we only feature sites that are operated out of jurisdictions with reputable and respected gaming authorities, as this is the best way of making sure that a site is being run with integrity. As a further layer of protection for players, the bingo sites that we feature here are all independently audited and tested by a third party agency to ensure that the random number generators (RNGs) that operate bingo games are indeed random and fair, and that the results of these tests are published and accessible.
We also recommend that the operating system on your smartphone or tablet has been updated to the latest version as a means of ensuring that your online bingo account and other details are protected by the latest safety protocols.
Ideally, you should seek to play whenever possible via a wi-fi connection rather than 4G or 5G, although if your phone is relatively up-to-date and is not weighed down with an excessive number of apps, photos or music, you should find that you are able to enjoy uninterrupted mobile bingo on just about any sort of device with any type of internet connection.
The bingo sites that we feature here are also generally configured to optimise mobile play, and so this is another reason why site speed is rarely an issue.
We know how important choice is to mobile bingo players, and so that’s why we recommend sites that offer you a range of games, including 90-ball, 80-ball and 75-ball bingo, as well as variations like the 52-ball version of the game. Mobile bingo sites today have as wide a range of games and rooms as their desktop counterparts, and so there is no diminution of choice when you play on your phone or tablet.
Our featured sites also provide a wide range of ticket prices, a mix of scheduled and sit-n-go games, as well as games with both set prizes and jackpots. Whatever your gaming tastes, you’ll be able to find bingo rooms at our sites that offer the sorts of games you most like to play.
In our view, being able to get in touch with customer services through a variety of means is crucial to having a positive gaming experience, so the best mobile bingo sites that we recommend here will enable you to get in touch with support via live chat, email or phone, and connect with operators who speak good English.
A number of our recommend bingo sites also have active social media channels that provide another effective way of getting in touch.
Being able to make deposits and withdrawals using a range of banking options is a key component as to whether or not we recommend a mobile bingo site. The payment methods on offer to UK players should be accessible and convenient to use, and offer security for all transactions.
Our featured sites enable players to use PayPal, e-wallets such as Skrill, Neteller and ecoPayz, as well as pre-paid methods like Paysafe Card and Neosurf. Naturally, we also like to recommend sites that have Pay By Phone options, like Boku, Payforit and Siru Mobile, as well as other secure phone-based payment methods, such as Apple Pay.
Credit and debit cards can also be used as a banking method at our featured sites, along with wire transfer.
As playing mobile bingo on a smartphone or tablet becomes increasingly popular, and with more and more players using these devices as their sole way of playing, there are options open to players as to how they access games — via a downloadable app, or directly in their device browser.
It tends to be the case that more established online bingo sites will offer players a choice, with games available either via a free iOS or Android bingo app, alongside web-based games for browser play.
However, as HTML5 technology has developed and the quality and stability of web-based games has significantly improved, more and more mobile sites are abandoning apps and offering their games exclusively in browser versions.
In our experience, there is no real difference in game choice or quality when playing on an app or in your browser. Full functionality is available on both platforms, including the ability to make deposits and withdrawals, contact customer support, and take part in promotions.
It is nevertheless the case that web-based games would seem to have become the most popular format. There may be a number of reasons for this: the frequency with which we change our mobile devices, for instance, and the fact that people want to avoid the hassle of having to re-install apps on a new phone. Also, a greater flexibility of web-based games, in that you can play on any device at any time, not just the phone or tablet where you have the app installed; and the greater emphasis that mobile bingo rooms themselves place on their Instant Play offerings, so that there is no real encouragement or incentive for players to download a bingo app.
Our view is that while the playing experience on a bingo app is generally good and you’re not disadvantaged in any significant way, web-based games look like being the way forward in the future. It is undoubtedly more convenient to have accounts at multiple sites and switch between them when you play mobile bingo in your phone browser, while the flexibility afforded by web-based games makes it much simpler to play on any device, so you can switch between playing on your phone to playing on your laptop with ease.
For a number of years, there was no contest in this space — if you wanted to play on a bingo app you really needed to have an Apple iPhone or iPad. This was because there was a time when Google banned real money bingo apps from Google Play. Not only that, as the process for downloading and installing an Android therefore became quite complicated, many bingo sites simply didn’t bother producing them. This meant that iOS apps had almost total domination.
However, since Google Play began to offer real-money gaming apps once more, it is now much easier to download and install Android bingo apps for all types of compatible devices. In our experience, it is now rare that a bingo site will have an iOS app and not an Android version, so no operating system has a significant advantage in this regard.
It is a simple process to download an iOS bingo app from the App Store or an Android version from Google Play, and so neither operating system is significantly better than the other.
Most bingo sites will provide a direct link to the download page of the relevant app store, but if not, searching is a straightforward process; simply type in the name of the bingo site in the app store search feature and then follow the instructions from there.
Most Android devices come with a Chrome browser as standard, and in our experience this is the best way of playing mobile bingo games (although Firefox also works well), The Safari browser that comes with Apple iPhone and iPad is fine, but we would nevertheless recommend installing Chrome, even if you only use it when you play mobile bingo.
In either case, mobile bingo games are designed to recognise the size of the screen you are playing on and automatically adjust to suit, so there is no loss of clarity when playing on the smaller screens of phones or tablets.
Regardless of whether you are playing on an iOS or Android device, you will be able to use the one account and set of login details to access your account, meaning you can switch seamlessly between playing on your phone and desktop.
When you are playing mobile bingo on your phone, use the Add to Home Screen feature on either an iPhone or Android phone to give you one-tap access to your account without having to open your browser and go to Favourites or Bookmarks, etc.
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Around 94% of all people in the UK currently own a smartphone (according to the Office of National Statistics), and 78% of all adults use their phone or another portable device for accessing the internet, while in 2017 it was estimated that around 18% of UK homes were mobile only i.e., a mobile phone or tablet is the only sort of device used to go online.
Bearing all of this in mind, and the fact that these numbers are only likely to grow, it’s understandable that game producers and bingo sites will continue to devote considerable time and resources to further developing their mobile bingo games and platforms. What might this mean for online bingo and gaming in the future?
We have already noted a significant movement away from bingo apps towards web-based games, and it is hard not to see this trend continuing. As more mobile bingo rooms come into operation, players have more and more choice, and they value the flexibility provided by web-based games. Being able to play on any device, and switch between devices — and sites — seamlessly is a feature that is widely appreciated, so we can expect to see this aspect of mobile bingo become even more prominent.
Almost all of the bingo sites that we feature here also offer players slots and other casino games as well. As HTML5 technology has made it easier for mobile sites to feature a larger number of games, we would expect to see most mobile bingo sites increasing the number of slots they offer, as well as the number of providers whose games can be found on their sites.
With increased competition in the market, bingo operators will be keen to keep players on their sites, rather than giving them the opportunity to look elsewhere, and this is likely to be driver behind the growth in bingo sites’ slots selections.
There has been some interesting research into mobile bingo chat rooms, and it would appear that their use and importance is diminishing. Once one of the leading factors that made players want to play mobile bingo, chat room use has dropped significantly, particularly with younger players (only about 30% of players now participate in chat and side games), so this is an area in which we can expect to see some new and innovative practices come into play.