Sun Bingo surprised many people in 2008 when after building up a hugely successful bingo site with Tombola they upped sticks and took up residence on a new site powered by Jackpotjoy. It was a huge risk as essentially they were starting again from a scratch as players had to re-register with the new site. The old site becoming what is now Tombola.
The aim of the new Sun Bingo was to make sure that their players had similar features including 90 ball, 80 ball and 75 ball bingo. In addition some fun games like Whack-a-moley and WAGS shopping spree were also included. As the site has grown Bargain Bingo, Snap (a kind of poker game) and slots have become part of the site too.
If you like cheap and free bingo then you'll find a daily freebie, BOGOF games plus Session Bingo where you pay a fixed price for one hour of all inclusive games. Fans of Mystic Meg can even play a slots game that features the astrologer - plus depositing players can play a special free scratchcard game daily to try and win a bonus.
New players are offered a 200% matched deposit bonus and there are regular promotions, some which coincide with The Sun newspaper. For example free bingo games were offered to players who had a code from the newspaper bingo card games! Over the years they have given away cars, holidays and even a £250,000 house.
Overall Sun Bingo offer a good bingo site - especially when you compare it to their other newspaper rivals. However, as the site is powered by Jackpotjoy software we're not surprised. Note that The Sun Bingo is independent of JPJ and offers different games, bingo rooms, jackpots etc. There are some progressive slot overlaps though.
As a footnote, Tombola is regarded as one of the biggest online bingo sites. Would they and Sun Bingo have been bigger had they stuck together?