Bingo Apps Compared [UK]

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 [2020]

Here is the list of our top-rated bingo apps –

UK Bingo Apps

RankAppFeaturesGet AppRatingCurrent Bonus*Ts & CsScreen Shots
1 - Mecca Bingo Appmecca bingo
  • Our top-rated bingo app for Android
  • Find you closest Mecca bingo hall with the club finder
  • Colourful app with a range of games including emoji bingo and turbo gold bingo
  • Excellent customer service via the app (Must be logged in)
Get App & See Offer9.6Spend £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 LIMITMecca bingo - best for android
2 - Bet365 bingobet365 bingo
  • An appealing purple app that has a stream of the upcoming games on the home page
  • Add to the favourites via the + symbol and make your own tab of the bingo games you love
  • Check the top slider on the bingo app for the latest promotions and big games
  • Rated as the best bingo app for iPhone
Get App & See Offer9.8See link for current offers18+, Ts & Cs apply, gamble responsibly bet365 bingo - best for iPhone
3 - William Hill Bingo AppWilliam Hill bingo
  • App has classic games such as deal or no deal bingo and BOGOF bingo starting regularly 
  • View the full day's schedule on the app and buy your tickets in advance for the big games
  • Classic slots and games also available including bingo related slots
Get App & See Offer9.5A £25 bonus when you spend £5Opt-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.William Hill bingo app screen shots
4 - Paddy Power Bingo AppPP bingo
  • Set responsible gambling filters to enable you to gamble within your means
  • Play games like deal or no deal bingo and clover rollover
  • A Paddy Power account gives you access to sports betting, casino & games apps
Get App & See Offer9.4£40 bonus and 40 free spins when you spend £10New 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.Paddy Power bingo app screen shots
5 - Bingo.combingo.com app icon
  • Combines real money bingo with casino games and a live casino
  • Fast-paced bingo games in the "supersonic" room
  • The casino section contains over 150 slots as well as some progressive jackpot slots
Get App & See Offer9.3Deposit £0 and get a £20 bonus18+, full Ts & Cs applybingo.com app screen shots
6 - mFortune Bingo AppmFortune bingo
  • 11 separate progressive jackpot rooms to play in 
  • Other apps include exclusive slots games that you won't find anywhere else
  • Simple to use bingo app with games from 10p
Get App & See Offer9.2£10 free welcome bonus18+. New players only. 20x wagering requirement. Expires after 7 days. Max withdrawal from bonus winnings £200. T&Cs apply, BeGambleAware.org
7 - Kitty BingoKitty bingo app icon
  • Cat-themed bingo that is fresh and fun
  • Chat rooms where you can join in the fun with other Kitty bingo fans
  • Kitty bingo app is mobile-based and not on any app stores
Get App & See Offer9.1Deposit £10, play with £20 plus 50 free spins1st 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 BingoLucky Pants bingo app icon
  • Grab your lucky pants and try for a full house!
  • Choose from bingo rooms, slots or scratch cards
  • Browser-based bingo that works on any web-enabled phone
Get App & See Offer9.0200% first deposit bonusMin 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 & slotsjackpot Joy bingo and slots app icon
  • Winner of the best bingo site at the Which bingo awards in 2019
  • Special bingo games alongside more traditional games
  • Apps available on iTunes and Google play
Get App & See Offer9.0Play £10 and get a £50 bonusNew 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.

  1. Jackpot Joy Bingo App
  2. Foxy Bingo App
  3. 2 Fat Ladies Bingo App
  4. Moon Bingo Bingo App
  5. Mecca Bingo App
  6. bingo.com App
  7. bet365 bingo App
  8. Paddy Power bingo App
  9. Sugar Bingo App
  10. 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*

  1. Sky Bingo Android App
  2. Heart Bingo Android App
  3. 888Ladies Bingo Android App
  4. Wink Bingo Android App
  5. Foxy Bingo Android App
  6. JackpotJoy Bingo Android App
  7. Costa Bingo Android App
  8. Bet365 Bingo Android App
  9. Tombola Bingo Android App
  10. 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 –

Fairness.

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.

Security

Bingo apps security requirements

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.

Each bingo app we cover will clearly identify its privacy policy. This information again should be accessible from within the footer of the bingo company’s mobile website.

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;

  1. Communications of news and promotions from the actual bingo company you are registering with.
  2. Being contacted by other companies within the umbrella of the said bingo company.
  3. 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.

Responsible gambling

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
  • Self-exclusion
  • 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.

Customer service

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 –

  • E-Mail
  • Phone
  • 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

Latest bingo bonus offers

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

Conclusion.

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.