Bet365 Bingo Review Continued...
Powered by the famous Virtue Fusion software from Playtech, Bet365 Bingo is part of a larger network of sites that includes sports betting, casino games and poker.
Bet365 Bingo has a huge bingo offering, treating players to Deal or No Deal bingo, several chat games and the usual 75-ball offerings, as well as 80-ball bingo. Rainbow Riches bingo recently debuted on the site to the delight of players everywhere and is a 40-ball game with both bingo and jackpot prizes.
If you fancy something different while waiting for your favourite room to open up, you can spin the reels on a host of different slots, including some pretty impressive jackpot games. Unfortunately, there is no chance to test out any of the slots, scratchcards or casino games before you commit to buying. If you want to try out the latest offerings from IGT in the slots section, for example, you need to be ready to wager.
There’s nothing particularly grandiose about Bet365 Bingo’s design - they’re here for you to play bingo or slots, and that’s that. The dark purple and green colour scheme is easy on the eyes and doesn’t detract from the overall experience, and the blocky layout of the main pages makes navigating a breeze.
Opening the bingo lobby is a bit disappointing, as the graphics aren’t as crisp and sharp as those found on the homepage and it can be a bit of a task to click on and buy your tickets. During the course of this review, starting the bingo client in a new window caused the computer to slow down considerably - not a good look in the fast-paced world of 90-ball bingo!
However, the mobile offering is considerably better - it’s fast, clean and doesn’t slow your device down to a crawl. If you’re a big fan of playing bingo on a mobile device or a tablet, you’ll be pretty happy with the Bet365 Bingo mobile site.
Chat is lively and fun, with players wishing each other - complete strangers - good luck as they laugh and joke around. There are a number of social games on offer, including a fun Karaoke room in which players have to guess the name of a song from which chat hosts are quoting. Bet365 Bingo might not have the solid community feel of other bingo sites, but the users are relaxed and friendly, which is always a good sign.
Bet365 Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
When you sign up for Bet365 Bingo, you’ll receive a host of goodies, including a £1,000 Free Bingo package, a £20 slots bonus and a bingo bonus of up to £100. The Free Bingo offer grants you entry into the Welcome Party room for seven days as well as the chance to play daily at 1.00pm and 7pm UK time. With up to £1,000 in prizes up for grabs, it’s not a bad way to get involved!
If you want to get your hands on the bingo bonus, you’ll need to deposit and spend at least £10 on bingo tickets. It’s a similar issue for slots - you’ll need to spend £10 to get £20. Bingo bonuses need to be wagered four times before requesting a withdrawal, while you’ll need to wager your slots bonus at least 20 times before you can redeem any winnings.
That said, Bet365 Bingo does offer some lovely promotions, with the opportunity to win shares of huge prize pools, luxury items and even trips to far-flung locations ready and waiting for those who can take on the challenge.
Bet365 Bingo might not the be the best choice for those who like their sites to have a bigger community section, but it does offer a great variety of rooms and slots for players of all stripes as well as some nice promotions. If you take a no-frills approach to bingo and prefer to play on your mobile or tablet, then you’ll certainly like what Bet365 is putting forward. It’s just a shame that the site didn’t run well on desktop – the score would certainly be much higher.