Basic Mobile Bingo Questions Answered
Q: Do I need a mobile device to play mobile bingo?
A: We hope no one is wondering the answer to this question but if you are, why yes, yes you do. You'll also need internet access. To be fair, there are sites geared toward mobile use that allow you to access the games via desktop computer.
Q: Will I be required to download an app?
A: In most cases, real money online bingo sites do not require players to download an app to play. Simply log in or sign-up from your smartphone or tablet to get started; however you may find apps in the Apple Store or Google Play that allow quick access with the quick click of an icon.
Q: What type of games are available to mobile bingo players?
A: This will vary depending on where you play. Available games include bingo variations like 75-ball, 90-ball and Speed Bingo, Slots, Mini Games, Scratchcards and Casino Games. Availability is based on the operator and mobile platform provider.
Q: Why can't I access all the desktop games from my mobile device?
A: Not all games are formatted for mobile use or have not yet been added to the mobile site.
Q: Does it matter what type of mobile device I have?
A: Yes, the operator will specify the supported devices such as iOS and Android.
Q: I'm an existing player, can I expect to get another bonus for using the mobile site?
A: It is very common to receive a Welcome Bonus when you access the mobile site for the first time so let's talk more about that next.
Mobile Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
Once you're an existing player the fun is not always over in terms of welcome offers. A whole new world of bonuses and promotions may be unlocked when you access mobile bingo. Taking a page out of Tom Jones' book, 'it's not unusual' to find a no deposit bonus or separate deposit match offer for first time mobile customers. Players may receive special email offers only available for the mobile site. This is definitely something you want to take note of because if the offer was meant for the mobile product you may not receive the bonus or be able to opt in to the promotion via the desktop version of the site.
Mobile Bingo Providers
Every bingo player has a software preference and all the major providers now have mobile products to meet the demands of the industry. Popular software bingo software includes Cozy Games, Dragonfish, Gamesys, Parlay and Virtue Fusion to name a few. While many of their games are mobile friendly, these providers may not be the provider of the mobile platform. Operators often turn to third parties for the development of their mobile products. A selection of games is included with further opportunities for integration.
Fairness, Safety, Security and Mobile Bingo
In terms of fairness, one may wonder whether or not a mobile bingo site is licensed. If the brand is licensed on the desktop it should carry over to the mobile offering since the operator holds the gaming license. When considering a mobile bingo site, there really isn't much difference from a desktop version. Potential players should consider licensing and reputable software as always. Certification and regular testing of the Random Number Generator should be apparent across all products. Avoid brands that are associated with warnings or have been blacklisted here on LBB.
Safety is increased on your mobile device as it presents fewer possibilities to encounter a virus. The target for many harmful viruses often remains on desktop computers so your risk for this sort of issue is reduced with mobile games. When it comes to the safety of your personal information, there is no more risk of a breach on mobile than on a PC. Reputable operators keep your sensitive information protected with technology designed to keep names, addresses, account balances and banking details under lock and key.
While there is some security risk involved when sharing personal data, mobile users have preventative tools at their disposal such as security software used to intercept malware and block location tracking or backdoor access to your device.
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Making a Deposit
So you've made it through all the basics and now it's time to deposit. Most of the time the mobile site features a cashier making it simple to deposit and withdraw but there are platforms that may require you to process banking transactions from the desktop version. It's not ideal but it's an un-user friendly possibility you may experience out here in the mobile bingo world. In this case a deposit will have to be made before you can play from your smartphone or tablet, which isn't very handy when you're out and about. New options should be better than the old ones, right?
Depositing directly from the mobile site should be simple. If you're an existing player, your banking information is generally automatically accessible. On the other hand if you're a new player, you'll have to go through the registration process from beginning to end but make sure that they accept your payment method before going through the hassle.
Head to the cashier and select your payment method of choice whether it's an e-wallet such as Neteller, PayPal or Skrill. Paysafecard is another popular banking method along with the standard brands of debit/credit card like Visa and MasterCard.
Enter your details and you're just a click away from playing your favorite games.