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Money for nothing -- and your chat for free?

4 August 2009

By Nathan Howes

One of the bonuses for online Bingo fans arising from the huge competition for customers between Bingo sites on the Net is the increasing range of free Bingo offers used to woo them. From a consumers point of view these 'free Bingo' incentives are an excellent way to try out a Bingo site without having to commit any funds to play – it is not uncommon for a player to be asked to register a debit / credit card on opening an account (on which more later), but there is no further obligation to deposit any money to access the promotion.



Bingo sites which offer 'free Bingo' may do so by scheduling games which are free to enter, gifting players with a fixed number of tickets with which they can participate, or by crediting new players' accounts with a sum of money to spend on the site's Bingo games. Either way the end result is plenty of online Bingo fun and, perhaps better still, the opportunity to win some real cash!



Naturally online Bingo sites aren't run to be free cash machines for anyone who wanders into their virtual lobbies, and so it's worth noting that there may be some conditions imposed on withdrawing winnings earned from a free Bingo promotion. Typically it might be that a player must credit a certain sum of their own money into their account to cash out these 'free winnings', or there might be a wagering requirement that means the winnings can only be cashed after a certain amount of money has been spent on a site's games. All reputable Internet Bingo sites will document their free Bingo terms and conditions so do take time to check these out if you want to be absolutely clear on how and when winnings from free Bingo games can be cashed. Winnings can, of course, be spent on any of the Bingo games and other funded attractions at a site, so can effectively bankroll even more entertainment at no real cost to the player.



Mentioned earlier in this article, joining an online Bingo site to enjoy its free Bingo offer might entail registering a valid debit / credit card and for this reason it's vitally important that a player knows the site is trustworthy and secure before handing over any of these details. Any site operating under a valid licence from a well-respected Gaming Authority (Malta, Alderney, The Isle of Man, and Gibraltar are all authorities which commonly licence the very best, big name Bingo sites) will adhere to rigorous standards of fair play and security, so a quick check that a site holds one of these licences should give you peace of mind. Alternatively a good, independent review site, such as InternetBingo.co.uk, can be an excellent source of Bingo sites that have been vetted, as well as a simple way to compare the free Bingo offers those sites can offer new players.



The free Bingo up for grabs on the Internet is not guaranteed to earn you money for nothing, but if you fancy playing some games for nothing more than the cost of the electricity to power your computer it's about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on…and, hey, as you'll be playing in the privacy of your own home, you can always try it naked too!





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Nathan Howes has worked for several years in the online gambling sector and as an editor for UK-based online Bingo guide, InternetBingo.co.uk, which keeps fans of the game up to date on the best Bingo Sites and sources of free online bingo.
Money for nothing -- and your chat for free? is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.