Wow, what a year it has been for new online bingo sites! With 888 Ladies and Wink Bingo being the biggest and most popular launches around, there's been all sorts to entertain us across the telly from Vic Reeves in a dress to cute kittens.

We've been growing too...

As those of you who have been with us for some time will have noticed, it's not just the size of the bingo world that has increased, but also the Hideout itself.

Taking in more and more newbie sites under our wing has given us and our members confidence in new bingo sites, so that we all might try different sites, side games and even the various new forms of bingo games which came online in 08.

Loving every minute

As you all know we always aim to add the best sites to our Directory. We only feature those that offer the broadest choice of games and the best in terms of player features. This is confirmed in features such as the launch of speed bingo at the new Harry's Bingo site and 80-ball bingo at recent addition the William Hill bingo site to name a few.

At one stage or another in 2008 every one of our sites left our reviewers speechless with excitement. These ongoing developments in the world of internet bingo have meant we've done everything this year from chatting in private rooms at Wink to trying our hand at Celebrity Top Trumps Gala in order to let you know which are the best games around. We've loved every minute of it.

Best bets for the New Year

These great games have kept us entertained but when it comes to new sites that have kept our spies from the Hideout busy for months, we Bingo on the Box, Glorious Bingo and of course Wink.

Although Wink maybe the heavyweight on the list of hitters from last year, we think that outsider bets such as with its obvious multi media appeal, huge number of instant games, and fun community pages will come into its own when bingo telly hits prime time. As for Glorious Bingo, with choices of free and real games, 50% lifetime deposit bonuses and superb loyalty scheme, it's only a matter of time before more newbies find out how Glorious this game can be.