In the UK alone, there are now over 400 active online bingo sites. Many of these have cropped up only in the last year or two, with many more new brands launching all the time. 2017 will be no different, with loads of major networks already having launched a number of brands each in the first part of the year. The popularity of bingo is exploding – new sites appear all the time – most with new bonuses and offers.
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Here is everything you need to know about the world of best online bingo sites UK
- Why are there so many new bingo sites?
There are many reasons these new sites keep cropping up, chief of which is the rapid advances in new technology. Players can now play games from their PCs, mobiles, tablets, laptops and now even smart watch devices so brands are always constantly developing to find ways to bring out a site to cater to players’ needs. Lots of new mobile-only brands launched in 2014, targeting players on the go as opposed to those who already play online and have a favorite site which has its own mobile app/site.
Another reason is competition. All networks want to compete against each other to offer players the best bonuses, promotions, loyalty schemes and of course games. The best way to do this is to launch a new site offering a completely different deal to the norm. It was only a couple of years ago that no deposit bonuses were starting to be offered to new players, and now loads of new online bingo sites 2017 use this bonus to encourage players to sign up with them, creating more competition. Free bingo sites also have to compete against social just for fun apps too, which offer players free bingo to their heart’s content, despite not having any cash prizes on offer.
- Does this affect the quality?
As a result of competition, all new bingo sites UK have been forced to up their quality as well as the quantity of bonuses and games on offer. Since there are so many sites to choose from, bingo brands have had to work hard at keeping players around, as their loyalty could easily wane if they found a better site. With this in mind, players can now expect better customer support, more rewarding loyalty schemes and regular offers from their bingo site to keep things fresh.
- Point of consumption tax and new bingo sites
One factor which saw a slight change in the volume of new free bingo sites for fun cropping up was the Point of Consumption Tax which was introduced in the UK in November 2014. This changed the way sites with an overseas license and company base operated, meaning that they would still be liable to pay tax on UK players. This meant that some sites closed the doors to UK players as a result; leaving a gap in the market that particularly those networks with UK gambling licenses and bases could easily fill with more sites so players weren’t too put out for long. However, it’s still too early to say whether this will be a lasting effect or a quick result of this legislation change.