Sun Bingo

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Sun Bingo
Company typePrivate
Founded2006 (2006)
ServicesOnline bingo
ParentThe Sun

Sun Bingo is an online bingo operator based and licensed in Alderney.[1] It was established in 2006, and is part of News UK Group,[2] who also operates newspaper The Sun. The company provides an online bingo gaming platform, predominantly for the United Kingdom.


Sun Bingo was launched as the bingo arm of The Sun newspaper in 2006, operated by Tombola for a period of four years, until it took over by rival gaming operator Gamesys.[3][4] During the time operated by Gamesys, Sun Bingo launched their first mobile dedicated site,[5] offering bingo games. In November 2015, News UK and Playtech signed the five year deal to operate Sun Bingo as part of Virtue Fusion, Playtech's Bingo division.[6]

Television show[edit]

Sun Bingo has a televised game, named Having a Ball. It began in 2006, presented by hosts Brian Dowling, Rustie Lee and Jean Martyn.[7]


From July 2018 to May 2019, Sun Bingo officially sponsored The Jeremy Kyle Show.


  • WhichBingo Awards 2014 – Best Television Advert.[8]
  • WhichBingo Awards 2014 – Best Chat Team.[8]


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  5. ^ Swales, Hannah (8 July 2015). "Sun Bingo launch mobile site". Bingoport. Archived from the original on 12 August 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Sun Bingo new deal". London stock exchange. 30 November 2015. Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Having a ball". Mobilebingosites. Archived from the original on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Winners – WhichBingo Awards 2014". Retrieved 22 March 2015.