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About Sun Bingo
Sun Bingo is the official online 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 a household name and will be familiar from its TV ads. The welcome bonus is a good one and it has straightforward and simple wagering requirements.
The brand swapped to Playtech software (Virtue Fusion) in August 2016, but the good news is that the brand identity remained intact. The site design or logo did not change at all immediately following the changeover so players were in no doubt that they were still in good hands.
When the transfer of Sun Bingo to the Playtech platform took place there were some features missing. Cash Cubes and the Deal or No Deal Bingo games were not present at the relaunch, but this was addressed in October 2016 when all three were added to the revamped site.
At the same time other enhancements were made:
- Bingo Multi-Room option – the ability to launch and play in more than one bingo room at a time.
- Bingo Chat Emoticons are now be available in chat.
- 1tg heartbeat sound - when you get to 1tg you will hear the heartbeat sound to build the excitement.
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
There is a 300% welcome bonus on a £10 first deposit.*
The first deposit bonus is made up of a £20 bingo bonus and a £10 slots bonus. The bonus 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.
*18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C.
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
- 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.
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
- Live Help
- Tel: 0800 458 4667
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.
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.
100 Club - Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 8pm and 9pm there is a prize pot of over £3000 to be won. That means a guaranteed £100 prize for 1 line, 2 lines and the full house in every game. Play in the Candy Room to enjoy these spectacular games.
Weekly Winners Night - Play for a share of £30,000 every Sunday in the Cash Cave Room and enjoy bingo games with loads of different features, including Last Chance Saloon, Roll On and 1 & 2TG. The Winners Night enhanced schedule operates between 5pm and 11pm every Sunday (except the last weekend of the month, when the £500k Weekend runs).
Session Bingo - Players can take advantage of the discounted Session Bingo offer which results in a total saving of over £30 a day if players buy into each of the four sessions - 10am to 11am; 3pm to 4pm; 7pm to 8pm and 11pm to midnight. Play them all or choose just one, it's great value.
Mystic Meg was the resident astrologer at The Sun newspaper for many years and she has her own place on SunBingo.co.uk. The Mystic Meg 'Wheel of Destiny' is a free daily game that offers the chance of cash prizes and free slot spins. Every depositing player that has spent £1 in real money in the day gets to play the free scratch game.
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 online bingo 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.
All promotions will come with specific terms and conditions so be sure to check at the site before taking part.
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.
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 14,000 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 - There is presently no app available from the Google Play.
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.
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18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See site for full T&C.