The demise of no deposit bingo bonus continues this week with a change in welcome offer from Lucky Pants Bingo. Whilst Cozy Games and Dragonfish brands jumped off the no deposit bandwagon towards the end of 2017, Lucky Pants held on with it's £5 bonus offer. However, all good things come to an end - although it's not entirely bad news.
Lucky Pants Bingo have changed their welcome offer to 20 free bingo cards and 20 free slot spins. To be fair, the slot spins were part of the original package. The big difference is that the value of the bingo cards are just 5p. This means that in essence you're now getting £1 of bingo instead of £5. That doesn't sound great, but remember it's still a no deposit bonus.
Play 4 Free Bingo Cards
As far as we're aware, any winnings you get from the free bingo cards are paid as cash. However, you won't be able to withdraw winnings (up to £15) unless you've funded your account. Any winnings in excess of £15 will be voided should you choose to withdraw. Note also you only play 4 free cards in any one game - and the cards become invalid after 24 hours.
The loss of the original £5 from Lucky Pants means that there are now very few brands left offering no deposit bonuses. In fact, out of the main stream brands, only Costa Bingo has a no deposit bonus for new players. A few less well known sites are still on the badnwagon, but most have hopped off. Long gone are the days when you could get up to £100 in no deposit bonuses!
It's Not The End Of No Deposit Bingo
Of course you can still get no deposit bingo bonuses. They're just dressed up differently! For example, instead of getting a fixed sum of £5 to spend as you please, new players are now confined to newbie rooms, free bingo rooms etc.
Dragonfish Network sites and Cozy Games sites, in general, offer no depositing players 3 days and 7 days of access to free bingo respectively. Wins are paid as bonuses. Wagering terms apply so make sure you do check them out.
No Deposit Spins
The other area where no deposit bonuses have increased is with free slot spins. These are great if you enjoy slots, but less useful if you prefer playing bingo. Lucky Pants Bingo strike a balance by offering new players both free bingo tickets and free spins.
We quite like this approach as it allows bingo players to trial the site and opt-in/out of whether they take the spins. We wonder whether other sites will adopt a similar model? With the dust starting to settle after recent UK Gambling Commission interventions, here's hoping for more positive news for online bingo.
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