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White Listed & Non White Listed Online Bingo Sites & Networks For The Gambling Act 2005 Advertising Ban

UK based websites like Playing Bingo will have to adhere to some new regulations for the gaming sites they advertise with the implementation of the Gambling Act 2005 on the 1st of September 2007. This includes a ban on advertising gaming and bingo sites licensed in regions outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and other white listed regions that have passed the stringent tests needed to be accepted.

Currently, there are only two other regions that are white-listed as having approved licensing - they are the Isle of Man and Alderney. This means that from the 1st of September 2007, 100s of gaming sites licensed in areas outside the white list will no longer be able to advertise on UK based web sites.

And what webmasters need to know is, this ban extends to any editorial sites about the game or any site that runs adverts for online bingo, whatever the content of the site. I do run a number of bingo adverts and affiliate links across the site to help fund running costs and content. As such, I'm classed as a publisher and have to be within the regulations. Other UK based bingo sites doing the same will also need to also check their advertisers to ensure they stay within advertising laws and regulations. Otherwise, the penalties could include fines and jail sentences.

So far I'm yet to see a good list of the acceptable online bingo sites that can be advertised, so I've compiled a list to help bingo site owners identify which advertisers they may need to drop from their online content. The list is not exhaustive, and represents what I believe to be the main UK bingo sites and their position as of 26th of August 2007 - it is provided merely as a guide.

If you know of a site I've missed, or of a change of circumstances in the licensing of any of these sites, contact us with the updated information and it will be altered below. If you're not sure yourself, it's worth contacting a site you're promoting to see where they are licensed.

It's worth noting that a number of licensing areas have applied to join the Isle of Man and Alderney in their approved status - but we don't know if anyone else has been accepted yet. A number of online sites are also in the process of getting licensed in accepted areas, so this list is liable to change.

Last updated: 05/11/08

UPDATE 1: As of January 2008, Tasmania was added to the list of White Listed areas, however there are currently no UK bingo sites that I'm aware of licensed there.

UPDATE 2: As of November the 21st 2008 the area of Antigua And Barbuda will be added to the White List after previously being rejected.

White Listed UK Focused Online Bingo Sites

Bingo Network Or Standalone Site Bingo Sites In Network Licensed In EU Or White Listed Area
Astro Bingo Astro Bingo Malta
Best Bingo Network Bingo Corona
Bingo Loopy
Bingogo
Bingolore
Crown Bingo
Crazy Bingo
Easy Odds Bingo
Hartlepool Mail Bingo
It's Our Bingo
Jackpot Bingo
Love To Bingo
Scot Bingo
Simply Bingo
Shields Gazette Bingo
Sunderland Echo Bingo
Alderney
Bet Fred Bingo Bet Fred Bingo Gibraltar
Better Bingo Network Bugle Games
Gone Bingo
Wow Bingo
Bingo Hero
Bingo Magix
Cyprus
Bingo Mania Bingo Mania Antigua
Bingos Network Bingo Friends
Bingos
ElBingo
EuroBingo
Malta
Bingo Palace Bingo Palace Alderney
Cashcade Bingo Scotland
Closer Bingo
Daily Record Bingo
Foxy Bingo
icBirmingham Bingo
icCoventry Bingo
icLiverpool Bingo
icNewcastle Bingo
icTeesside Bingo
icWales Bingo
Mirror Bingo
Sunday Mail Bingo
Think Bingo
Think Bingo Plus Cosy
Gibraltar
Cyber Bingo Network Bingo Zest
Cyber Bingo
Daily Express Bingo
Cyprus
Cyberslotz Bingo Cyberslotz Bingo UK
Gala Bingo Gala Bingo Alderney
GlobalCom / 888 Holdings / Cassava Enterprises ABC Bingo
Banana Bingo
Bingo 4 Her
Bingo Ballroom
Bingo Bongo
Bingo Boudoir
Bingo Calling
Bingo Dome
Bingo Fabulous
Bingo Hall
Bingo Ireland
Bingo Time
Bingo Lottery
Champagne Bingo
Get Minted Bingo
King Soloman's Bingo
Kiss My Bingo
Paint The Town Bingo
Loquax Bingo
Luv 2 Bingo
Paint The Town Bingo
Postcode Bingo
Prize Bingo
Sophies Bingo
Spectra Bingo
Top Ten Bingo
Two Fat Ladies Bingo
UK-Bingo
Gibraltar
Jackpot Joy Jackpot Joy
Sun Bingo
NOTW Bingo
Malta
Joy Of Bingo Bingo Fabulous
Posh Bingo
Wink Bingo
Gibraltar
Leapfrog Bingo Liner
King Jackpot
Bingo Café
Alderney
Ladbrokes Bingo Ladbrokes Bingo UK
Mecca / BlueSq Network Mecca Bingo
BlueSq Bingo
Alderney
Palace Group Bingo On The Box
Dream Bingo
Malta
PartyGaming PartyBingo
Emmerdale Bingo
ITV Bingo
Alderney
St Minver Ann Summers Bingo
Bingo Bingo
Bingo Bliss
Butlins Bingo
Castle Bingo
Cheggers Bingo
Chit Chat Bingo
Daily Mail Bingo
InterBingo
iVillage Bingo
Lastminute.com Bingo
Littlewoods Bingo
Love Bingo
Park Bingo
Shipleys Bingo
Teletext Bingo
Virgin Bingo
Woolworth Bingo
Yahoo Bingo
Gibralatar
TGN - The Gaming Network Bingonanza
Bingo Boogie
Bingo Chicks
Bingo Tonic
Gardening Bingo
MagicFM Bingo
Mother And Baby Bingo
New Woman Blingo
Paddy Power Bingo
Top Santé Bingo
Winzingo
Yours Bingo
Malta
Tombola Tombla Bingo Alderney

Non White Listed UK Focused Online Bingo Sites

Please note, to air on the side of caution, any site or networks I couldn't find license information on I've added below. If I discover which region they're licensed in, I'll move them up or leave them be as appropriate.

Bingo Network Or Standalone Site Bingo Sites In Network Licensed In Non White Listed Area
All Bingo Club All Bingo Club Kahnawake
Ascot Bingo Ventures Big Bingo TV
Bingo Hour
Mike's Bingo
Riva Bingo
Curacao NV
Bingo.Com Bingo.Com Netherlands Antillies (Awaiting license in Malta)
Bingoroom Network Bingo 101
Bingo Room
Bingo Today
Daily Star Bingo
???
iBingo iBingo Kahnawake
Parabol Games Bella Bingo
Maria Bingo
Blue1 Bingo
Violet Bingo
Carat Bingo
Costa Rica
Platinum Play Bingo Platinum Play Bingo Kahnawake
Playtech Network Ruby Bingo
Kiwi Bingo
Kahnawake

Author: David Lloyd

Related Links

CAP - Advertising guidelines
Department Of Culture, Media And Sports information on the advertising ban.

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