We hear a lot about matching deposits, no deposit bingo games and things like that in reference to bingo but it can be rather confusing, especially to someone who has not played before. Therefore we have set out to explain more about it to help those that do not know.
A deposit is the amount of money that you put in your bingo account. In order to pay to play bingo you need to have money in your bingo account. Each app or website that you play on will have a separate account. Therefore you will need to make a deposit in each account on each site that you play, if you want to pay to play a game. Every time you play a game, the cost of it will be taken away from the deposit in your account and winnings will be added into your account.
Some sites will match your deposit. This means that if you pay in $10 they will put in $10 as well. This normally is only the case with brand new accounts to try to encourage you to play on the site. The free bonus often has to be completely played through, plus any winnings from it, before you can make withdrawals. Rules are often rather complicated with regards to this and it is wise to make sure that you get a total understanding of what they are before you make a deposit. The free money is often put there to encourage you to play a lot so that you get used to the site and start to enjoy the games and want to make more deposits.
No deposit sites are basically free games. So you can play bingo without having to pay out any money. This means that if you are not prepared to spend money on a bingo game or cannot afford to, then these sites are good for you to use. It can be that a site has a mix of free and paid games. The free games tend not to have any prizes. This can put off some players, but it is important to realise that if you have no budget left to spend on bingo or if you just cannot afford to pay to play, then the free games can be a great choice. They can also be really useful if you want to try out a website before depositing any money as you can play for free and get a feel for the games first.