Another new bingo site has today opened its virtual doors and it’s bought to us by Play N Go on the Excess Bingo Network (the same network as Zoom Bingo). I popped along to take a quick look at the most important factors that should govern your choice of internet bingo brand, the Terms and Conditions. So has Bingo9 got their head in the clouds or are they down to earth? I looked at the Terms and Conditions of their bonuses, minimum and maximum deposit and withdrawal amounts..
..and of course, any wagering requirements that have to be met.
New players to Bingo9 are eligible to receive a £10 free no deposit required welcome bonus and should they decide to deposit then there is a 300% cash match bonus on all deposits between £10 and £100. Sounds ok so far but here are the important factors to consider:
You have to validate your account by clicking on the link in your welcome email. However my welcome email was only received AFTER contacting support to ask where my welcome bonus was. Their first response, after welcoming me to ZOOM BINGO support, was that I had two accounts registered with the same email address. On further questioning as to whether the email was sent only because I contacted support and would other bingo players have the same issue, I was assured that emails are automated but sometimes will be delayed.
Any deposits made at Bingo9 are bound by wagering requirements of 4 x the amount of deposit + bonus received. If you were to deposit £10 and receive the 300% bonus then you would need to wager £160 before being eligible to make a withdrawal. However each game available at Bingo9 has a different percentage towards wagering as per the list below:
- £10 bet on any bingo game – £10 from your wagering requirements
- £10 bet on slots and scratchcards – £250 from your wagering requirements
- £10 bet on table games or video poker – £0.83 from your wagering requirements
- £10 bet on Blackjack, Roulette and other Instant win games – £0.00 from your wagering requirements
Minimum Deposit Amounts
The minimum deposit amount at Bingo9 is £10.
Minimum Withdrawal Amount
You can only withdraw when you have at least £50 in real cash in your account.
I also played a couple of games to see what percentage of ticket sales went into the prize pot at Bingo9, here are the results from two games played yesterday evening about 6.50pm onwards:
- One line £2.69
- Two lines £2.69
- Full house £5.39
- Total prize pool: £10.77
10 players, 154 cards sold, ticket price 10p – total spent on tickets £15.40
Taken by site: £4.63
- One line £3.92
- Two lines £3.92
- Full house £5.39
- Total prize pool: £15.68
14 players, 224 cards sold, ticket price 10p – total spent on tickets £22.40
Take by site: £6.72
Firstly, it isn’t like you could see the jackpot amount increasing so where is the money going and secondly, how on earth are you supposed to earn £50 in real cash with such small jackpots? Of course there is the non-growing jackpot of £1,000 if you can win in 38 numbers or less!
Bingo9 is definitely a brand with their head in the clouds if they think internet bingo players are going to stick around long enough to make a deposit with high minimum cashout amounts and low pot prizes.
Of course this is just my opinion, you could always pop along and form your own by claiming the £10 free bonus on offer from Bingo9.