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.
Best bingo apps list
Here is the list of our top-rated bingo apps –
UK Bingo Apps
|Rank||App||Current Bonus*||Get App||Ts & Cs|
|1 – Mecca Bingo App||Spend £10 – Play with £60 (£50 bonus)||Get App & See Offer||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||See link for current offers||Get App & See Offer||18+, Ts & Cs apply, gamble responsibly|
|3 – William Hill Bingo App||NA||Get App & See Offer||18+ Ts & Cs apply begambleaware.org|
|4 – Paddy Power Bingo App||£40 bonus and 40 free spins when you spend £10||Get App & See Offer||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||Deposit £0 and get a £20 bonus||Get App & See Offer||18+, full Ts & Cs apply|
|6 – mFortune Bingo App||£10 free welcome bonus||Get App & See Offer||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||Deposit £10, play with £20 plus 50 free spins||Get App & See Offer||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||200% first deposit bonus||Get App & See Offer||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||Play £10 and get a £50 bonus||Get App & See Offer||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.|
Bingo app reviews
Here are some more details on what you can find on each of the apps in our top list.
Ranked 1 - Mecca Bingo App - Best for Android
Mecca Bingo is one of the most well-known names in the UK bingo market. They have bingo halls across the country. Their vast wealth of experience shines through in their bingo app and it is no surprise to see it at the top of our list.
The Android version excels, it has clocked up over 100,000 downloads on the Google Play store at the time of writing, one of the most from any UK bingo operator.
Here are our highlights from testing the app –
- An excellent number of bingo rooms to join, games were always starting and had good numbers of players in them
- Fun chat rooms with a friendly bunch
- Good choice of slots and side games
- iPad – Play in up to 4 rooms at the same time from your own bingo lobby – the ultimate way to play!
You can read our full guide to the Mecca bingo app here.
Here is the app in action (Filmed on iPad) where we get a full house on turbo bingo. Please note you will need to be logged in to YouTube and over 18 to watch the video as it displays real money gambling.
Turbo bingo is a really quick way to get bingo games played. Its played at full speed and has a shorter time in the lobby before the game restarts.
Overall we were really impressed with the Mecca bingo app and are happy to have it as our recommended bingo app.
Ranked 2 – bet365 Bingo App – Best for iPhone
As a name synonymous with sports betting, bet365 may be a surprise inclusion at the top end of the list to some. However, their bingo platform is fantastic and we have been very impressed with the app during our testing.
Here is what we thought of the app
- We found tickets on the app started at just 1p!
- Features to show when you had 1TG & 2TD (Depending on device)
- Range of slots including jackpot games, some titles are also available on the casino app
- There was a loyalty point system on offer – see the app for the latest details of this
The iPhone version was particularly impressive with simple face ID login and an easy to use format. The app was packed with numerous bingo rooms which all had a chat room. There were more slots games built-in than we could count, including some inserting looking games.
The bet365 bingo app is a clear leader in our iPhone and iPad rankings.
Ranked 3 – William Hill bingo app – Best for reliability
William Hill has a solid and reliable bingo app. This is part of a suite of apps for iPhone and Android including their betting app, casino app, vegas app and a poker app.
What we found (and liked) on the William Hill bingo app
- Simple to use interface, get straight into the bingo rooms as soon as you open the app
- Face ID and fingerprint login – device-specific option
- Over 120 slots games on the app, including big-named progressive jackpots
- Bingo rooms exclusive to William Hill – Day at the races room and Bingo bowl room
- Friendly people in the chat rooms
The app has a really good choice of rooms to play in. When we were testing there was 12 90 ball bingo rooms, 3 80 ball bingo rooms and 1 75 ball bingo rooms. This gives you a good choice of rooms to play in and options to switch between formats. We mainly played in the 90-ball rooms like 90 ball deal or no deal bingo is our favourite game to play. It’s a great mix of bingo along with the excitement of seeing if they (or hopefully us) take the box and win big!
Ranked 4 – Paddy Power bingo app – Best for chat rooms
Paddy Power is the cheeky bookmaker that loves to shock and surprise. It may surprise you to find what a quality bingo app they have! The app is complete and alone and you can register for bingo directly below. You do not need to ever use the sports app that you will find on the app store!
What we liked when reviewing Paddy Power bingo
- Excellent chat rooms and community games, a friendly feels
- You can have 10 days in the newbie room when you first enter, a great place to find your feet with the app
- Well known bingo games such as Deal or No Deal bingo (A favourite of ours)
- Lots of side games and slots to play on
- A good choice of bingo rooms covering 90 ball, 80 ball and 75 ball bingo
Whilst Paddy Power may be a bigger name in sports betting the bingo app is well worth considering. It runs on the popular Playtech bingo software so you may be familiar with it from other apps on the same build.
Overall this is a good bingo app.
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 the 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 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.
Best 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 best bingo apps based on play store download numbers, tap on the link to get the app*
- Tombola Bingo app – 500,000+
- Gala Bingo app – 100,000+
- Heart Bingo app – 100,000+
- Jackpot Joy Bingo app – 100,000+
- Mecca Bingo app – 100,000+
- mFortune Bingo app 100,000+
- Sky Bingo app 100,000+
- 888ladies Bingo app 50,000+
- Foxy Bingo app 50,000+
- bet365 Bingo app 10,000+
- William Hill Bingo app 10,000+
- Wink Bingo app 10,000+
- Cheeky Bingo app 5,000+
- Costa Bingo app 5,000+
These are not our ratings but the most downloaded on the Google Play store. These are only licensed real money bingo apps.
*correct at time of writing
What makes the best bingo apps?
Here are the main factors we think are important –
We check all the apps we review for live certificates gained 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 several 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.
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
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.