We’ve been in the online bingo business for quite a number of years now and in that time have seen many changes to the bonus structure of welcome packages at various sites. We remember when the first free play bonus was introduced and how once one site had offered a no deposit required bonus, many others followed suit.
This type of bonus became an expectation by players for a while and then slowly, we saw the number of sites offering this sort of bonus reduce. However, there has always been a substantial number of brands offering a no deposit required bonus, that was until the introduction of the new tax on free play bonuses introduced in August 2017.
Sites Drop Free Play Bonuses Like Hot Cakes
A couple of months after the new tax was introduced we saw ALL of the Cozy Games powered brands drop their no deposit required free bonuses. These were replaced with a Newbie Room offering free games 24/7 and players were given seven days access, no deposit required, as long as credit / debit card details had been supplied to validate the account.
A lot of the smaller, independently owned sites also removed, or dramatically reduced their free play bonuses too. Many of these introduce spin bonuses as part of the deposit bonus package.
Intertain (JackpotJoy plc) was one of the companies that reduced the amount of free play bonuses offered by their sites. We saw the removal of this type of bonus from some brands, and a reduction at others.
Recently we received notification that of the 13 sites under the Intertain hat that still offer a £5 free play bonus, 11 are set to lose them in mid-January.
It will only be Costa and Sing Bingo that are left with the no deposit required free play bonus as of this time. Remember, you still have some time to claim the bonuses from the following sites if you have not yet done so:
- Bringo Bingo
- City Bingo
- DeepSea Bingo
- Fancy Bingo
- Kingdom of Bingo
- Monkey Bingo
- Rewind Bingo
- Rio Bingo
- Sweetshop Bingo
- Treasure Bingo
- Wish Bingo
Remaining Free Play Bonuses
We took a little at our free bingo page and released that when Intertain remove all their freebies, the only sites with no deposit required bonuses that will be left are:
- 32Red Bingo
- Astro Bingo
- Costa Bingo
- Give Back Bingo (free spins, not free play bonus)
- Jackpot Café
- Jackpot Liner
- King Jackpot
- Lucky Pants Bingo
- mFortune Bingo
- Sing Bingo
There may be other sites available on the Internet offering free play bonuses, the above are just sites that we have chosen to review and list here at Playing Bingo.