Ahoy Bingo Review
|No Deposit||£10 Free|
|1st Deposit Bonus||500% Cash Match
|Reload Bonus||350% on second
300% on third
|Network||Live Bingo Network|
|UK Licence||Reference: 38719|
|Deposit Options||Credit and Debit Cards, Neteller, Paysafe Card and Ukash|
New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C
Ahoy Bingo first sailed onto the scene in early 2015 as part of the Live Bingo Network. The site uses the standard network, but as you have probably guessed from the name, it has been given a pirate themed makeover. The two tone purple colour scheme will not be to everyone’s tastes as it is a bit dark, but at least it helps the golden fonts and treasure chests stand out a bit. The site is fronted by Blackbeard complete with a patch over his eye and a hook where his hand should be, in fact the only thing missing is his parrot!
Registering for an account is a two stage process where you have to enter the usual information such as your chosen username, email address and password. As Ahoy Bingo is part of quite a large network though, you may need to be a bit inventive with your username and email, especially if you have accounts at any of the other Live Bingo brands. You have the option to register a debit or credit too, and if you choose to do so, they will welcome you with £10 worth of bingo funds to get you going, but be warned, they come complete with 8x wagering requirements.
If you like the look of Ahoy Bingo and decide to invest some of your own money, you will pick up a 500% bonus on your first deposit, 350% on your second deposit and 300% on your third. The bonuses do not stop there either as you will earn reloads of up to 100% on all future deposits, dependant upon the deposit amount. They offer plenty of ways to fund your account too, with all major credit and debit cards plus Neteller and UKash if you prefer to use one of the secure online methods instead.
Instead of there being a pop up lobby, all of the rooms are listed on a page. There is nine different rooms to choose from covering a 30 ball, 50 ball, 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball bingo so you will certainly be spoilt for choice. From this page you can see the number of players in the room, the cost per ticket, the prize pot and the value of any progressive jackpot that might be available. This is all useful information you need when deciding where to play and you can access the rooms with a single mouse click.
The rooms themselves are bright and colourful but maybe a bit cluttered, as there just seems to be links and information everywhere you turn. Nevertheless it’s fairly easy to navigate with enough options to keep the average player happy. The left hand side of the screen is dedicated to your cards and on the right hand side is where you can shat with your friends and access a number of mini games that open up in the same window which is always a bonus as it means you don’t have to keep on flicking between the two.
Ahoy Bingo is not a bad site at all, but it suffers the same fate as so many networked sites, in that they do not offer anything special to make themselves stand out from the crowd. You can no doubt have a great time there, but you will find yourself playing against people from over fifty other brands. There is however plenty of jackpots up for grabs, and if you are a fan of the Cozy Games software, you might as well register and take advantage of that free £10 bonus.
Ahoy Bingo Review – Bingo Games
Game Options at Ahoy Bingo
One area in which you can’t fault the Cozy Games software is the number of games they have to offer. Head into the lobby and you will find 30 ball bingo, 50 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo and 90 ball bingo, with numerous rooms dedicated to each. If you ever fancy a break from bingo though, there is a huge selection of instant games covering slots, casino games, scratchcards and freebets. The good news is that a large number of these are now available on your mobile phone or tablet device thanks to the dedicated Android and iOS apps.
Once you are in the bingo rooms, they offer you a number of different ways to alter the look and feel of the game. You can change the shape and colour of your dabber, increase or decrease the chat room font size, control the volume of the bingo callers’ voice and even turn off chat if you so choose. They have also built in language filter in case there are words you don’t want to see in chat, particularly handy if you have the kids running around whilst you play. Ahoy Bingo also has a number of pre-sets so you can simply click a button and choose a smiley to depict an emotion or another button to congratulate a winner.
Ahoy Bingo is just one of the brands that make up the Live Bingo Network, where it sits alongside other big names you might know such as Comfy Bingo, Bingo Boat, Gravy Train Bingo and Lucky Ladies Bingo to name but a few. Being part of such a large network means they can offer you the chance to win larger guaranteed jackpots as roomies from all of these other sites all feed into the same prize pot.
The good news is that these jackpots run across all of their rooms, so it does not matter which version of the bingo game you prefer to play, you will always be able to join in the fun and hopefully win a pocket full of cash. Don’t worry if you are a slots player though, because they regularly host special tournaments, giving you the chance to win larger jackpots too.
Chat Games are a great way to kill time in the bingo rooms, especially when there is no option to mark your own cards. Instead of looking blankly at the screen, you can join in the fun and maybe even win a prize or two. To qualify for the chat games at Ahoy Bingo however, you must have made a deposit within the previous seven days. You can however win up to 200% of your last deposit along with bonuses and free tickets for future games; this is at the discretion of the Chat Host on duty at the time.
Promotions at Ahoy Bingo are limited to the networks standard offering, which to be honest are not that great. Don’t get us wrong, there is a lot going on but they mainly concerned with bonus money and jackpots. They have made sure there is something going on every day of the week and we applaud them for that, but it would be nice to see the network use a bit of imagination and come up with something original. If you do like what you see though and recommend a friend who goes on to make a deposit of £10 or more, you will earn yourself a £10 Amazon shopping voucher.
Ahoy Bingo Support
Should you need to contact support at Ahoy Bingo you can do so using the following methods:
- Email via webform on the Contact Us page.
- Telephone: +44 (0)2036 081305
- Support ticket
- Via Live Help
- Chat hosts in the rooms