Bingo Diaries Review
|1st Deposit Bonus||Spin The Wheel Bonus*
See main review for more details
|Network||Wheel Of Slots Network|
|UK Licence||Reference: 39175|
|Deposit Options||Credit and Debit Cards|
New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C
Bingo Diaries opened on 1st September as part of the popular and growing stable from Jumpman Gaming. Jumpman’s bingo sites are usually collected in the 15 Network but Bingo Diaries is branded as part of the Wheel of Slots Network. The brand isn’t run directly by Jumpman, it’s something like a franchise. That means games and promotions will be familiar to you if you know some of the other sites on the 15 Network.
That focus on slots is evident in the welcome offer. The 15 Network sites offer a sum of bonus funds decided by a spin of a lucky wheel. At Bingo Diaries the wheel is there – the Wheel of Slots that makes the network different – but three out of four of the winning options are for free spins on popular slots, up to 500 of them. The final option will grant you five, 10, 15, 20, 50 or 500 free bingo tickets.
The site looks OK, with a smiling fountain pen as the site mascot. Diaries could be an interesting theme to build a site around, but little effort has gone in that direction and the branding feels a little thin. The site’s news blog, designed in tablet-friendly format, looks good and has some posts of interest to big TV shows with spin-off slots.
Opening your own bingo diary takes no time. Input your personal details and tick a couple of boxes and you’re ready to play. You arrive at the Wheel of Slots, but you don’t have to provide any financial details or make a deposit during the signing-up process.
Click the “play now” button to open the lobby, which divides the site’s games up by type: 75-ball and 90-ball, instants, jackpot games (currently empty), and a catch-all “Buy It Now” tab that lists the next game up first.
Game rooms are previewed on the tabs, telling players the number of players currently playing, the jackpot, time to the next game, and the ticket price. The “Buy It Now” tab tells you all that except the number of players. Unfortunately, we spotted discrepancies between the information on the two tabs – jackpot figures didn’t match.
A “Spin The Wheel” tab contains a bonus game with tasks to complete to earn free spins decided by the bonus wheel.
Once you’ve decided which room suits you, the game screen loads impressively quickly.
There aren’t any surprises inside, though the muted lilacs and blues of the backdrop are a welcome change from the neon brightness of some bingo rooms.
There’s a chat room to the bottom right of the screen with a mini instant game above it and a line of more games to pick from above that. Your account details and the game’s ticket price and the room options are at the top right of the screen. You pick your tickets in a large central window with the bingo call board to the right. The game details – jackpot size, progressive jackpot etc – are listed above this.
There isn’t much to the rest of the site to be honest. The guides to the games are clear, as is the support page.
Bingo Diaries Summary
Bingo Diaries gets a “could try harder” from us. It’s neat and tidy and easy to play, but it’s not exactly shouting out “come and play me!” The promotions page lists just five promos, not all of which are explained very clearly and there are some niggly little complaints about some other parts of the site. Perhaps it can be put down to teething problems and we hope that the site will get into its stride soon.
Bingo Diaries Review – Bingo Games
*Spin The Wheel Bonus
A first deposit with Bingo Diaries (or when you complete certain challenges) you get to spin the bonus wheel and this will award you multiple free spins or free bingo tickets:
You could win 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 or 500 of the following:
- Free spins on Fluffy Favourites
- Bingo Tickets
- Free spins on Temple of Isis
- Free spins on Shaman’s Dream
Game Options at Bingo Diaries
Slots are the big focus of Bingo Diaries and there are lots of them. The bingo selection isn’t so hot, with just 90-ball or 75-ball games.
There are plenty of ways to customise your game experience though. Sound can be clicked on or off and you can turn off autodabbing, chat alerts, access to your profile and whether your VIP status is shown (though this option is hidden behind an instant game). You can also personalise your chat screen and there’s a long line of smilies and abbreviations to make chatting quicker.
There are two progressive bingo jackpots at Bingo Diaries, one 90-ball and one for 75-ball games. The 75-ball jackpot isn’t available for all games.
Additionally you will find that some of the slots available also have their own progressive jackpots, substantially higher than those found on the bingo games!
There is two-hours of free bingo every day between 12pm and 2pm. To qualify you have to complete the Welcome Bonus procedure (so deposit £10 or more) and to have made a cash deposit in the previous seven days (we think, the offer isn’t explained clearly).
Every game has a jackpot of £1, with 20p for 1-line winners, 30p for 2-line winners and a 50p full-house prize.
Promotions At Bingo Diaries
The promotions at Bingo Diaries were quite limited in number at the time this review was written but with some decent prizes to be won. Alongside free bingo and the welcome bonus, the Fortune Fountain is a networked £500 community jackpot game; the Balance Booster offers a £250 cash jackpot on the 15th of every month. The All of Nothing game plays every Saturday evening with a £50 jackpot that all goes to the full-house winner.
Bingo Diaries Support
Should you need to contact support at Bingo Diaries you can do so using the following methods:
- Telephone: 01481 700 103 (9.30am until 6pm only)
- FAQ’s Section
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org