We’ve searched through the UK apps to find the best real money bingo apps, you know the ones you can actually play on like in the bingo halls! We rate them for their new customer bonus, range of games and security – among other things. Here we have our top-scoring apps for you to play on –
Best bingo apps list 
Here is the list of our top-rated bingo apps –
UK Bingo Apps
|Rank||App||Features||Get App||Rating||Current Bonus*||Ts & Cs||Screen Shots|
|1 - Mecca Bingo App||Get App & See Offer||9.6||Spend £10 - Play with £60 (£50 bonus)||NEW CUSTOMER MUST DEPOSIT AND SPEND £10 ON BINGO WITHIN 7 DAYS. £30 BINGO BONUS (1X WAGERING) £20 SLOTS BONUS ON REEL KING MEGA (4X WAGERING) AND £10 OF CLUB VOUCHERS. KEEP IT FUN - SET YOUR DEPOSIT LIMIT|
|2 - Bet365 bingo||Get App & See Offer||9.8||See link for current offers||18+, Ts & Cs apply, gamble responsibly|
|3 - William Hill Bingo App||Get App & See Offer||9.5||A £25 bonus when you spend £5||Opt-in required, x1 per customer, new Bingo customers only. Min £5 stake, max £25 bonus with 4x wagering. Bonus expires in 14 days from chat name registration. Games, currency, location, player restrictions & terms apply.|
|4 - Paddy Power Bingo App||Get App & See Offer||9.4||£40 bonus and 40 free spins when you spend £10||New Customer Offer only. Deposit and spend £10 on bingo tickets within 30 days of joining Paddy Power Bingo. Get £30 paid as Bingo Bonus (x1 wagering requirement), £10 as Slots Bonus (x20 wagering requirement) & 40 Free Spins ( £0.10/spin) on Mystery Reels Megaways slot game. 1 per customer. Your age and mobile number must be verified before you can avail of this offer. Full T&Cs apply.|
|5 - Bingo.com||Get App & See Offer||9.3||Deposit £0 and get a £20 bonus||18+, full Ts & Cs apply|
|6 - mFortune Bingo App||Get App & See Offer||9.2||£10 free welcome bonus||18+. New players only. 20x wagering requirement. Expires after 7 days. Max withdrawal from bonus winnings £200. T&Cs apply, BeGambleAware.org|
|7 - Kitty Bingo||Get App & See Offer||9.1||Deposit £10, play with £20 plus 50 free spins||1st deposit only, min deposit £10, max bonus £50, bonus and Free Spins carry individual T&Cs incl. wagering requirements (see promo page for details)|
|8 - Lucky Pants Bingo||Get App & See Offer||9.0||200% first deposit bonus||Min 1st dep. £10, max bonus £50, valid for 7 days, bonus & wins usable on bingo, scratch & arcade games, & selected Top Slots, 30x wagering on sum of deposit+bonus applies, max convertible 3x bonus|
|9 - Jackpotjoy Bingo & slots||Get App & See Offer||9.0||Play £10 and get a £50 bonus||New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Double Bubble. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply.|
Online Bingo guide
The best bingo app for you depends on your own individual preferences and playing styles.
Different apps bring different features, systems and focus on their software. They do this to appeal more to certain user groups and to separate themselves away from the competition.
For example, some bingo apps appear to be more offer led. Others may have a bigger selection of game types and so on. While some focus more on the side games and slots.
iPhone bingo apps
The iTunes App Store is packed with bingo apps and it can be a minefield to pick through them. Some companies, like Kitty Bingo, only operate on a mobile browser and do not have a native app. We would assume this is due to the development cost of building one. That said there is nothing wrong with playing on the browser instead.
Here are the top 10 UK licensed bingo apps for iPhone on the App Store*.
Please note these are based on a search on the App Store and not our ratings.
- Jackpot Joy Bingo App
- Foxy Bingo App
- 2 Fat Ladies Bingo App
- Moon Bingo Bingo App
- Mecca Bingo App
- bingo.com App
- bet365 bingo App
- Paddy Power bingo App
- Sugar Bingo App
- Costa Bingo App
*Based on iPhone search for “real money bingo apps” – correct at time of writing and subject to change.
The reason some of the above apps do not appear in our best list is that they are simply skins of other apps. What that means is they are exactly the same platform just with different colours and branding. We try to focus on unique apps that offer a better playing experience rather than multiple apps on the same platform.
Android bingo apps
If you search for bingo on the Google Play store in the UK you will be greeted by hundreds of apps. These cover everything from real money licensed bingo apps to games where you play for coins. We use our set criteria to rate the best bingo apps for Android users and check out any mobile-based operators too (ones who don’t have an app on the app store).
We make sure they are all accredited by the UK gambling commission so you know they are a fair operator (gamblingcommission.gov.uk).
Here are the top 10 bingo apps for android based on a Play Store search*
- Sky Bingo Android App
- Heart Bingo Android App
- 888Ladies Bingo Android App
- Wink Bingo Android App
- Foxy Bingo Android App
- JackpotJoy Bingo Android App
- Costa Bingo Android App
- Bet365 Bingo Android App
- Tombola Bingo Android App
- Mecca Bingo Android App
These are not our ratings but a search on the Play Store for “bingo apps”, taking out any that don’t meet our criteria. Some are very similar – 888ladies and Wink bingo are both provided by the 888 group and follow a very similar layout and look.
*correct at time of writing
What makes the best bingo sites & apps?
Here are the main factors we think are important –
The first place to start is for any bingo company is to provide an experience that is genuine and fair. It is paramount to know that the bingo games are providing numbers at random. It is also equally important to have faith that the stated win percentages stated for side games such as slots are accurate.
There is no way of knowing whilst sat in your living room behind your mobile or tablet. Instead, we personally check for live certificates gained by the bingo apps (those that have any) from industry regulatory bodies. It is the job of these bodies to periodically test apps to ensure that is working in a true and honest fashion. If an app holds one of these certificates (eg. eCOGRA for the UK market). It is safe to assume that we are playing in a fair environment. We only cover apps that have such a certificate.
How these companies hold personal data should also be considered. This is not one of the more instinctive factors that initially springs to mind when searching for bingo apps. However, this should be considered from the off to make sure your details are being dealt with in a fashion you are satisfied with.
Here you should be able to find out how your data will be held and for what purpose. There will also be a degree of flexibility here in terms of who your data is shared with, based on your personal preference. So be on the lookout for tick boxes throughout the registration process. If there are any, be sure to fully read and understand whether you need to tick or not tick the box to correctly select your preference. Typical tick box situations allow users to opt-in or out of;
- Communications of news and promotions from the actual bingo company you are registering with.
- Being contacted by other companies within the umbrella of the said bingo company.
- Email/texts from select third-party groups.
You should also ensure that the mobile website sits on a secure server. If it does it will display https:// at the beginning of the URL and show a locked padlock symbol next to it. These types of sites encrypt the data coming from your browser to the website, preventing any outside eyes from intercepting the data in between.
We will not rate any bingo app that does not clearly promote responsible gaming.
This can come in a number of forms. But as a bare minimum, the company should be linking out to gambling support companies such as BeGambleAware. There should also be tools attached to the bingo app to help users stay in control. These can be;
- Time limits
- Temporary time-outs
- Deposit restrictions
A worthy and reputable app should be offering all of these support services to its customers. If not I would largely question the integrity and driving force behind the company’s overall strategy. We would not recommend any companies that do not have some of these in place.
All the apps we feature have excellent levels of customer service and these can be found under the help section of the app. We always check out how many options you get to make sure support is on hand should you need it. In general, the support you get is usually helpful and friendly.
You can usually get support in the following ways –
- Live Chat
- Facebook messager (Selected companies)
Deposits and withdrawals.
No bingo app is worth its weight in gold if the payment process is a sticky and long-winded one. However, what is most important is to ensure that your preferred payment method is covered. If it isn’t, it is a waste of time installing the app as you will not be able to deposit money into your bingo account in order to purchase tickets.
It is also important to remember here that it is pretty standard for the withdrawal process to be longer than the depositing process. Deposit placements often appear in bingo accounts immediately upon depositing. Withdrawals tend to take 3-4 days to return to your account.
Promotions and Bonuses
The vast majority of bingo apps allow users to gain some form of bonus when they register. These are controlled by set terms and conditions and you will have to turn the bonus money over multiple times before you can withdraw it. The idea behind the bonus funds is to give you an extra boost to get used to the app. You can play around without risking much of your own money.
Once you have been playing for a while you will notice that there are usually ongoing offers and promotions, some examples of these are –
- Free ticket Tuesdays
- BOGOF bingo
- Free games for newly registered customers
- Set prizes in certain rooms
Types of games.
Main bingo games
- 90 ball bingo
- 80 ball bingo
- 75 ball bingo
Side bingo games
- Buy one get one free bingo (BOGOF)
- Deal or No Deal bingo
- Scratch cards
- Various slots games
Use this information, along with our bingo app reviews to find the best app for you. Even with our help, you may find that you need to whittle down a shortlist of potential candidates. If that is the case install them all and compare them for yourself. You can always remove the apps that didn’t quite make it later down the line.
Frequently asked questions
What is the best bingo app?
In the UK we have rated the Mecca bingo app as the best for all players.
Are real money bingo apps safe to use?
Yes, all the apps we feature on this page are up to the latest standards in mobile and app security. They are all licensed by the UK gambling association.
What is the difference between mobile bingo and a downloaded app?
In general, there is not much difference in terms of design and performance (and offers). The downloaded app takes up some space and gives you a clearer view to play on. You are less likely to encounter bugs or accidentally close down an app.