Free bingo money and free play money are different things and bingo sites sometimes offer one or the other...or both. It can get confusing especially as many of them offer a certain amount of free money but then you find it isn't actually free bingo money, it's free play money!
So, to explain...
Free bingo money is free money on sign up with no deposit. So, you find your perfect UK bingo site on Oh My Bingo and you go to sign up. The site you choose gives £15 free with no deposit - this is free bingo money. It's simple - you sign up and when you're done you'll find the money in your account, waiting to be played with. You can play with this bingo money and if you win and meet wagering requirements you will be able to withdraw it. When you register with any online bingo site offering free bingo money, you will most likely have to enter your credit card details. This is just for anti-fraud checks - otherwise you could sign up a million times and get loads of free money! They'll make this very clear but take it from us, they won't take any money from your card - it is purely a check to show that you are who you say you are. Easy peasy! Also, if you do then go on to deposit, they'll have your card details on file so it'll be a quicker process. And when you make a deposit, you'll get some free play money. But what's free play money?
Free play money always refers to a UK bingo site's first deposit bonus offer. Sites tend to offer a minimum of 100% and then the sky is the limit. A 100% first deposit bonus on a deposit of £10 means you will receive £10 free play money on top of your £10 deposit, so you'll have a total of £20 in your bingo account to play with. Using this calculation, a 200% first deposit bonus on a deposit of £10 would give you £20 free play which results in £30 in your bingo account. Free play money allows you to play bingo for free with cash that the online bingo site gives you...but you have to deposit first.
So, now you know the difference between free bingo money and free play money lol. Remember, many sites give both!