When you visit any of the online bingo rooms available on the internet not only can you play bingo but many also offer a wide variety of casino style games as well. The variety of games is different from one bingo site to another but on the whole they will have things like slot games, scratch cards, video poker and instant win games.

At some bingo sites you have games that are available on the same screen as you bingo game and others that open in a completely separate window, its all dependant on the bingo software being used at the site you choose to play at.

Side games are becoming increasingly popular at internet bingo sites and some boast pretty impressive jackpots. Progressive jackpots for bingo side games have been known on many occasions to hit the £1 million mark.

Progressive slots

One of the most popular of the bingo side games has to be Clover Rollover. This can be found at sites like Mecca Bingo and Ladbrokes Bingo and has already made a millionaire winner, a staggering £1.5 million was won on this game back in November 2008.

Clover Rollover is a 5 reel slot game that boasts 5 pay lines. Players have to spin in five Lucky Shamrock symbols on a payline on maximum bet (£1) to scoop the big progressive jackpot.

Other progressive slots available include Lucky Ladies 88, Big Top Tombola and Jungle Madness all of which can be found on sites powered by Virtue Fusion like Ladbrokes Bingo.

Scratch cards

Scratch cards are popular with online bingo players and some sites like Virgin Bingo even offer a daily free scratch card for players that have made a deposit at the site at least once. Prizes for scratch cards are dependant on the original stake placed when buying the card.

Casino style games

Many bingo sites boast casino style games like Roulette and Blackjack as part of their side game portfolio. Other offerings include video poker and Keno as well. Dependant on the bingo platform used these may be available as part of the bingo client or open in a new window so as not to disturb the bingo game.

Instant Win games

The instant win games available vary from site to site but one of our favourites is Bee Happy on the Globalcom/888 bingo software. The aim of this game is to get your bee to the hive by spinning a wheel. Each time you spin happy or angry bees will appear on the flower head, angry bees will keep on spinning and happy bees will stay on the flower. Once you have a flower head full of happy bees the amount shown on your climb to the hive is the amount won.

With so many different bingo side games available in the world of online bingo we can only mention so many of them. For you as the bingo player it will be a personal choice; some of you might love the slots, others will prefer the instant win games.

Take a look at what each site has to offer and with many offering a free play option on all of their games, you have the chance to try them out before committing to an actual bet on scratch of a card, the spin of a reel or turn of a card.

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