UK Bingo Review
|No Deposit||Free Play Room For 3 Days|
|1st Deposit Bonus||100% bonus (Min. £10, Max. £100)|
|Reload Bonus||Variable (min. 10% – max. 80%)|
|UK Licence||Reference: 39028|
|Deposit Options||Credit and Debit Cards, Neteller, Wire Transfer, Ukash, Paypal, EntroPay, Paysafe Card|
UK Bingo is another one of the 888/Globalcom software powered sites that go to make up the Dragonfish network. Their homepage is quite dull and clearly not been updated for quite a while, just check the screen shots of the bingo cards that shown on the landing page to see exactly how out of date the site is! If you can ignore the lack of love lavished on this brand, one of the more established on this network then it’s worth logging in to play simply because it has the same to offer as many others on this network.
Click on the ‘Register’ button from the homepage of UK Bingo and you will be asked to enter the usual details including your name, address, email address and credit card details, but don’t worry they won’t actually take any money until you are ready to deposit. If you have played at any of the other sites on the Dragonfish network, the lobby will feel very familiar. Down the left hand side you will have a series of buttons for 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, instant games, specials, free bingo, daily jackpots and that £1 million coverall game. Click on any of these links and they will bring up a list of the available rooms, and they include all of the information you could possibly need to help you decide where you want to play.
The rooms themselves also use the networks standard layout, but we can forgive them for that as it is well designed and functional. There is a large area of the screen dedicated to your cards, and you can purchase them one at a time or in strips to save time. To the right of the screen is a chat room with and a selection of mini games. One really bad design flaw though, is the fact that when you try and play these mini games, they open up in a panel above the chat room, reducing the size of it to a bare minimum, making it almost impossible to follow what is going on in chat.
UK Bingo shares all the networks promotions too, with the main focus being guaranteed jackpots. Their daily schedule is packed full of games with higher then average prize pots. The highlight of the day though is five ‘Daily jackpot; games that take place each evening between 7.30pm and 11.30pm. Cards for these games cost just 10p each, and they come complete with £100 worth of prize money. These games are:
In addition to this though, they also have monthly guaranteed jackpot games with prizes of £555, £777 and £1,111 up for grabs. You will also find that UK Bingo regularly add specials into the equation that tie in with the time of the year, so expect to see them at Halloween, Christmas and New Year etc.
UK Bingo has a lot of good things going for it. For a start the site looks good and will appeal to both and female players. They are powered by one of the better software platforms out there and it provides them with a good range of games and some impressive promotions. If you are new to the world of online bingo, you could quite easily make your home here and have a great time.
If however you have been playing for a while and start comparing UK Bingo with some of the bigger standalone sites out there, you will start finding areas where they are seriously lacking. Being part of a network brings with it many benefits, but unfortunately it also makes it extremely hard to make yourself stands out from the crowd.
UK Bingo Review – Bingo Games
Game Options at UK Bingo
UK Bingo runs on the popular Globalcom / 888 software and is packed full of features. Head into any of their rooms and click on the ‘Options’ button at the top of the screen, and you will find numerous ways to customise the look and feel of your game. You can show tool tips, animations and themes as well as choosing from a selection of different dauber shapes and colours. There is a useful auto-buy feature, and you can set it up for the number of games you want, number of ticket per game and even limit the maximum ticket price you want to pay.
In the chat room you can alter the size and colours of the text and lock down the room if you need to read something before it moves off the screen. There are plenty of emoticons and acronyms, and they will help save you a lot of repetitive typing when congratulating winners etc. There is a range of virtual gifts that you can send to your friends to mark special occasions, or just as a nice gesture.
UK Bingo gives away a small fortune each week through their free bingo games. If you have registered but not yet made a deposit it does not mean you have to miss out though.
Head into the ‘Quids’ room any time during the three days after you register, and you will be able to take part in one free bingo game, every eight minutes between 9am and 6pm. Each one of these games gives you the opportunity to win £1 worth of bonus money, which will instantly be credit to your account.
UK Bingo is part of the Dragonfish network, and as such offers all of the same promotions as the other brands on the same network. They offer a regular line-up which includes deposit bonuses, daily free bingo, happy hours, team bingo, a refer a friend scheme and an impressive loyalty program.
If you are looking for big cash prizes, you can’t go far wrong at UK Bingo, as they have a schedule packed full of guaranteed cash jackpots including five ‘Daily Jackpot’ games between 7.30pm and 11.30pm. Cards for each of these games are just 10p each, and they have a guaranteed £100 prize pot.
Every Wednesday and Friday night though, they give you the opportunity to change your life forever with a massive progressive jackpot. The prize pot starts at a whopping £1 million, but steadily drops as each ball is called. Even if you don’t win this massive seven figure sum, you can still walk away with a guaranteed £1,500.
From the moment you register at UK Bingo, you become part of their Bingo Friend Forever (BFF) Loyalty Programme. You start off as a blue level player which gives you access to free bingo games where you have the opportunity to win real cash. As you wager more money, you will soon progress and work your way up the ladder:
- BFF Bronze status once you have wagered between £5 and £500
- BFF Silver status when you have wagered over £500
- BFF Gold status by invite only
- BFF Platinum by invite only
Every player can enjoy an amazing 200% welcome bonus, but as you rise through the ranks you will start unlocking even more exciting benefits. For a start you will receive a higher percentage reload bonus every time you make a deposit. You will also be able to access even more free bingo games with even more free money up for grabs. Other benefits include invites to special promotions, monthly cash backs and even a personal VIP representative.
UK Bingo Support
Should you need to contact support at UK Bingo you can do so using the following methods:
- Webform on ‘Contact Us’ page
- Telephone: 0800 516 412
- Chat Hosts