In the history of online bingo there have been very few, if any, sites that have not extended their new bingo players a very warm welcome by way of welcome bonuses.
Often the welcome bonuses are the thing that a new player, and therefore potential customer, will look for when they visit a site for the first time. Whilst the aesthetics may help create a good impression, what can be the difference between a click on the 'Join Now' button and a click on the back button, is the new player offer on the virtual table.
For this reason competition is rife in the online bingo industry as sites battle to keep up with the Jones'. The beneficiary of this is you, the player.
It is worth noting that all welcome bonuses are just that, bonuses and are subject to certain restrictions like wagering requirements and or caps on winnings or withdrawable amounts. With that said, even with those restrictions in place, welcome bonuses remain popular with players.
Also note that bonuses are not withdrawable and often, if the bonus has been given before a deposit has been made, a deposit is required to withdraw associated winnings from bonus funds at most sites. There are exceptions to this rule; they are just very few and far between.
No Deposit Required Welcome Bonuses
Once upon a time the no deposit bingo welcome bonuses were a mainstay of the online bingo marketplace but this changed with the introduction of free bingo.
Whilst some operators do still carry this type of bingo bonus for their players, a change in the tax on bonuses that was introduced in August 2017 saw many change these offers.
Many sites, certainly those on the Dragonfish Bingo network, offer all their new players three days access to a special no cost bingo room from the moment they register, no deposit required.
The room is called Quids In and it hosts free games from 9am until 6pm daily. There is a game every eight minutes and once your 72 hours access has finished, the room is available again when you have made a deposit within the last seven days.
Cash Match Welcome Bonuses
Cash match bingo bonuses vary from site to site and since the middle of 2017, these types of offers have often been complemented with slot spins or tickets for big money jackpot games.
A classic example of this is the offer available at Chit Chat Bingo. The welcome bonuses that this site has to offer for a £10 minimum deposit are:
400% cash match bonus
15 bingo tickets*
* The bingo tickets are awarded for the next Grab a Grand game
** The spins are allocated to the Fluffy Favourites slot game
Codes For Welcome Bonuses
For the majority of welcome bonuses, no code is required to claim the offer. However, some sites do require a specific code, especially if the new player offer offers you the option of a bingo or slots bonus.
Some sites also offer extended welcome bonuses and these consist of extra cash match deals on subsequent financial transactions with the site. Chit Chat Bingo is a great example of this type of offer.
At their site, a player has the option of a 200% bingo bonus or a 100% slots bonus and this is chosen by using the corresponding code:
Bingo200 - 200% bingo bonus
Slot100 - 100% slots bonus
It doesn't stop at the second deposit at Chit Chat Bingo either, but the third of the welcome bonuses from this brand does not require a code because it is a hybrid of a bingo bonus and free spins.
Welcome Bingo Bonuses or Sign Up Bonuses are here to stay and Chit Chat Bingo is happy to offer this kind of bonus to players as part of its commitement to providing entertaining bingo. Along with these bonuses and the fact that Chit Chat imposes no withdrawal limitations on winnings, we are truly the friendliest bingo site online.