Our last round up of new bingo sites was way back in November 2015 and for various reasons we've not followed it up until now. 2016 hasn't exactly been a vintage year for new bingo sites but we're still seeing launches across most of the networks. Since our last round up we've added 11 Dragonfish sites, six Cozy Games brands, 4 Jumpman additions and two additional newcomers.
No Deposit Bonus At Dragonfish
The Dragonfish Network has been the most active this year in terms of new sites. 888 who look after Wink, 888 Ladies and Posh added Snowy and Easter to their ranks. Thankfully things have slowed down with these short seasonally themed launches - perhaps a sign that they don't really work so well. The problem that Snowy and Easter have is that other recent additions using the same platform have been a lot more competitive.
Welcome Bingo for example have been offering new players a £10 no deposit bonus whilst Katie's Bingo have recently added a £3 freebie for new players. Zinger Bingo, a sister site to the revamped Hunky, don't have a no deposit bonus but do offer a 700% welcome bonus to their new players. Ted Bingo matches that 700% whilst it's United Bingo sister site, Tip Top, offers 400%.
Try Something New At Slingo
Intertain/Mandalay Media who are behind Costa, Sing and Fancy also launched a new Dragonfish site. Surprisingly though Deep Sea Bingo, which offers new players a £5 no deposit bonus, was added to the main Dragonfish Network and not to the smaller network occupied by Costa's other sister sites. The problem with Deep Sea - and indeed all the new brands above is that once you've passed the welcome offers you're not left with too much else that is new.
If you're looking for something new then the best option, in this round up at least, is Slingo. Last time we mentioned that Spin Genie had launched a bingo product - well that was short lived - but it's sister site is now having a go. Slingo Boom is a multiplayer version of the slots/bingo game and it's not bad. We're not sure if it will ever replace the traditional versions but you can decide for yourself by playing for free with no deposit needed.
More Freebies At New Cozy Bingo Sites
No deposit bonuses remain the stalwart of the Cozy Games sites. How long that remains the case will depend on changes to free bets and bonuses in 2017. Our advice is simply make hay whilst the sun shines and take advantage now. New additions to the Live Bingo Network have been limited to Big Love and Now. Whist the Best Bingo Network have picked up Goldfish and Sweet Home. They're joined on Loquax by Wow who have been around for some time.
The problem with the new Cozy brands though is that not one of them brings anything new to the party. The closest we get to unique is Barry Big Love welcoming you to Big Love Bingo, whilst Sweet Home hope to beat off their rivals by offering free sweets to first time depositors.
Big Name Joins 15 Network
In truth, things have been fairly quiet for the Cozy sites with the tsunami of new launches being reduced to a trickle. A similar story can be found on the Jumpman Gaming networks of 15 and Wheel of Slots. We had hoped that this network would be making bigger in-roads this year but so far things have been a little bit mooted. The addition of Pariplay slots plus potential new bingo products could swing things though.
However, 15 Network do boast a big name brand at last! Carlton Bingo have relaunched their online presence with the network and then join another new addition - Bingo Minions. Both offer the usual 200% bonus and spin the wheel bonus, whilst the latter does offer a monthly exclusive prize draw. It'll be interesting to see how Carlton works out!
What About The Rest Of 2016
One thing we haven't touched upon above is the number of new slot sites that have also emerged recently. The trend does seem to be swinging away from bingo and a focus on slot play. Brands such as Fantastic Spins and Sin Spins will be aiming to attract people away from the bingo rooms. We expect the remainder of 2016 to reflect the first six months and a Jumpman Gaming slots network will cement that.
It's hard to see anything significant coming along and shaking things up though. With concerns over Brexit and forthcoming legislation, operators will play safe and probably only launch brands on known platforms. However we can look forward to Sun Bingo's move to Virtue Fusion and Heart Bingo's move to take it's place as the second best Gamesys brand behind Jackpotjoy.
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