Bingo fans are spoilt for choice these days, with an almost limitless number of online bingo rooms offering the chance to win big prizes across many different games. And what about those gamers who like to play on the move?
Most of us are using smartphones and tablets for almost everything now – shopping, watching videos, booking holidays and catching up on the latest celebrity gossip. So it's no surprise that favourite bingo sites are joining the mobile revolution too. As smartphone screens continue to get larger and the 4G network expands, you can expect to see mobile bingo grow in popularity. After all, who can resist squeezing in a few games while they're on the train to work or waiting for a bus?
Although not every provider has launched a dedicated mobile app yet, nearly all of them have at least considered how they can improve the online bingo experience for mobile users. Bingo sites that do offer a special app you can download to your phone or tablet include Coral Bingo and Betfred Bingo.
Both providers have launched apps for iOS and Android users, although you may find the choice of games is slightly limited when compared with the full web versions. The speed of these mobile apps is comparable with full site, though, so you can always enjoy fast loading times when you play on the move.
Coral Bingo is known for its straightforward, user-friendly navigation. It's easy to select your game of choice using the handy Room Finder feature. At Coral Bingo, you'll encounter a wide range of games – classic 90, 75 and 80-ball bingo games are all available, as well as branded games based on popular TV shows like Deal or No Deal and Britain's Got Talent.
Betfred Bingo is another site where players have an extensive menu of games to choose from. There are a number of special rooms, such as the Disco Room and the Super Room, where you'll receive a reward for timing your visit right. Free plays and other extras such as scratch cards are available for lucky visitors.
Another great feature of Betfred Bingo is the rewards scheme – you collect loyalty points on your deposits that can be redeemed for cash, and you'll also receive a £5 bonus on your birthday every year.
Of course, you don't need an app to play bingo on the move. Plenty of bingo sites will work perfectly well on your mobile browser, so you'll never miss a chance to win when you're out and about.
Popular sites include Paddy Power Bingo, which has a completely different look and feel to Paddy Power's sportsbook and casino. You'll notice there is none of the company's famous green branding in sight, because this site has been created specifically for bingo lovers, with a whole new colour scheme to set it apart. Paddy Power's trademark emphasis on fun and community remains, though, which makes for a great all-round bingo experience.
One of the strengths of many bingo sites is the chat function. At Paddy Power Bingo, moderators run give-away quizzes every day, alongside a range of exclusive activities, to encourage plenty of interaction from players. The chat rooms at Paddy Power Bingo are constantly buzzing, so if you love to socialise while you play, this could be the site for you.