Over the last few months we have seen many internet bingo sites make the decision to change the structure of the new player welcome bonuses. Today we heard the news that 888Ladies change their welcome bonus from £10 free to all new players to a slightly more complicated offering. New players to the site need to make an initial deposit of £10 and then they will get a 150% cash match on this first deposit. The change to the welcome bonus takes effect on 1st April 2009.
This means that they get £15 free now that 888Ladies change their welcome bonus but if you are thinking “that doesn’t add up to £20 free” they have also said that £5 free is added to your new bingo account just for completing the registration process.
It wasn’t so long ago that Foxy Bingo did away with their £10 free welcome bonus and many internet bingo sites have chosen to do away with the free money being offered as an incentive to players to try their bingo sites without any financial commitment at registration. Does the 888Ladies change to their welcome bonus come because on 10th April 2009 the new 888Ladies Bingo advert launches and the advert does not show the £10 free offer?
Whatever the reason behind 888Ladies changing their welcome bonus we don’t believe that this is a bad thing. Although there are pro’s and con’s to internet bingo players; the pro’s being that having to make a deposit at the site takes away the risk of winning big and not being able to withdraw your earnings because you have yet to make a deposit and the con is simply that you can no longer try before you buy at 888Ladies Bingo.