888 Bingo Review
888 Bingo is one of the biggest names in online bingo. The site is operated by the people behind the massively successful 888 Casino, and their experience of providing online casino games shows at their online bingo site too. So, let’s see how 888 Bingo compares to other leading bingo sites.
Signup and Registration
Opening a new account with 888 Bingo is very straightforward. There are just a few fields to complete such as name, address and email before you’re up and running. 888 Bingo has even removed the section of the registration form that used to ask for your card details before you could play. Signing up at 888 Bingo is about as easy as it gets.
888 Bingo is considered by many to be the flagship brand of the Dragonfish Bingo Network, which is also home to other big brands including Tea and Bingo, Iceland Bingo and Bubble Bonus Bingo. This means that you will be competing for jackpots against players at 888 Bingo and players from other sites on the network. The advantage of playing in ‘networked’ bingo rooms is more players and bigger prizes. However, the obvious drawback to this arrangement is that the more players there are in a game, the less chance you have of winning it!
If you’re looking for weird and wonderful bingo variants, 888 Bingo may not be the site for you. The choice of bingo games is limited to classic European 90-ball bingo, US-style 75-ball pattern bingo and 75-ball line bingo, which also goes by the names High Five Bingo and Swedish Bingo.
If you fancy a break from the ball-calling action, you may want to give one of the many side games a go. Many of the internet’s top slots titles can be played at 888 Bingo such as Fluffy Favourites and Shaman’s Dream, as well as other fun and entertaining instant win games like Cubis.
Bonuses and Promotions
When you first signup at 888 Bingo, you are no treated to free bingo cash but you are treated to free bingo games. There isn’t a no-deposit bonus to take advantage of but there are free bingo games that can be played by all at 888 Bingo – not just depositing players. The Free for All bingo room plays host to £1 jackpot games every 8 minutes from 7am to 7pm daily, while the Free Bingo Funded room offers £10 jackpot games every 15 minutes between 4pm and 7pm daily.
Once you decide to fund your new 888 Bingo account, you are treated to a 250% first deposit bonus of up to £100. Simply add £10 or more to your starting bankroll and you will receive the extra bingo bonus. As with most bonuses on the Dragonfish Bingo Network, you will need to wager 4x your deposit + bonus before you can make a withdrawal. There are ongoing 50% reload bonuses at 888 Bingo too, which also have 4x wagering requirements.
What can we say about the Globalcom/888 bingo software that hasn’t been said before? That’s right, nothing! If you’ve played online bingo at more than a couple of the internet’s top sites, you will have almost played at a site that uses the Globalcom/888 bingo software. However, if by some freak of nature you are still to use the coveted software, here is a brief overview.
When you open the bingo play window at 888 Bingo, you are greeted by a nice big ticket display in the middle of the screen, a chat window to the right and a couple of info bars across the top of the window, which contain details about the game and your account details such as your balance. To the very left of the screen you will see a panel that displays the balls as they’re called during the game but which is also the ticket purchase panel in between games.
The platform is used across the internet because it’s good. Everything works well, it’s easy to use…but it’s boring. Once you’ve played at one Globalcom-powered bingo site, you’ve played at ‘em all!
Great Great Great or Hate Hate Hate?
888 Bingo is a good bingo site. It ticks all of the boxes that would indicate the mark of a leading online bingo site. However, there’s not a lot to get excited about. Playing at 888 Bingo is a bit like buying lunch at McDonalds. The food tastes the same no matter which restaurant you dine at! Sure, we’d recommend playing at 888 Bingo. It IS after all one of the biggest and best sites on the internet but don’t expect a ‘fine dining’ experience, as you will actually receive the bingo equivalent of fast food.
Pluses and Minuses
– Popular and trusted bingo software
– Big jackpot games, inc £1,000,000 coverall game
– Free bingo for everyone
– Ongoing reload bonuses
– Same promotions and games as all other sites on the network
– Boring bingo software
– 250% first deposit bonus + ongoing 50% reload bonuses
– Free bingo games for both funded and non-funded players
– 90-ball, 75-ball pattern bingo and 75-ball line bingo (High Five Bingo)
– Games hosted on the Dragonfish Bingo Network
– 4x wagering requirement for bonuses
Owners and Licensing
888 Bingo is owned and operated by Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited. All games are licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority.
If you need to get in touch with the support staff at 888 Bingo you can do so using any of the following methods:
Phone: 08000 516 412 (UK Only)
Email: Via contact form on the website
Live Help: Via chat facility on the help page