Beaky Bingo Review

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Beacon Bingo is one of the best-known names in Britain, when it comes to playing both live and online bingo, thanks to their selection of land-based bingo halls and, of course, thanks to their online bingo website.  Starting out life in the swinging 60s, Beacon has been a leading name in live bingo for decades, frequently delivering new and exciting ways to play, including their groundbreaking ‘new build’ bingo clubs that feature all-electronic bingo games.

Beacon’s Online Offering

The Beacon Bingo website ( is slick and easy to navigate, styled in the corporate colours and offering everything you need within a click or two.  A useful playing guide is also available to site visitors, which explains all you could possibly need to know about playing at Beacon Bingo.

Beacon Online, as it’s often called, has been around for a while now, launching in late 2009 but it certainly wasn’t the first land-based bingo operator to hit the net!  Instead of jumping straight in, the clever chaps and chappesses at Beacon Bingo assessed the wants and needs of players before launching, which seems to have been the right decision, as the online bingo site has certainly been a hit with players since its launch.

Just Another Virtue Fusion Site?

The bingo software at Beacon Bingo is powered by one of the biggest players in the online game – Virtue Fusion.  These are the guys behind some of the biggest names in online bingo but, unlike other bingo software, the sites that use Virtue Fusion all have a unique feel and are often unrecognizable as VF sites.  Other top bingo sites you may have heard of who use this hugely popular software include those run by land-based operators like Mecca Bingo and Gala Bingo, along with established bookmakers’ bingo sites such as William Hill Bingo, Paddy Power Bingo and Ladbrokes Bingo.

Like a growing number of leading and reputable online bingo sites, Beacon Bingo doesn’t throw boatloads of free bingo cash at you when you sign up, cash that comes with huge wagering requirements or criteria that are all but unachievable.  Instead, Beacon Bingo offers a fair and simple first deposit bonus for anyone who adds money to his or her account when signing up.  Simply add between £10 and £250 to your new online bingo account when you register to have it matched.  Unfortunately, your bonus cannot be withdrawn, it can only be used to buy tickets and play games with.  However, you can withdraw any winnings you may make while playing with your bonus, once you have met a 2x wagering requirement.  As an extra option for players, you can choose to opt out of the bonus, which would allow you to withdraw your balance without the need to meet wagering requirements.

Bingo Galore or Bingo Bore?

There are a great variety of bingo games to play at Beacon Bingo.  All of the frequently found games are offered, plus some less frequently found offerings too.

Classic 90-ball bingo is the stock trade at Beacon Bingo, which can be found in a number of rooms including the Loughborough bingo room.

If pattern bingo is your bag, head over to the American 75 room, where you will find one 75-ball bingo game after another.

The Party 80 bingo room is home to the less frequently found bingo variant – 80-ball bingo or shutterboard bingo as it’s also known.

Jump aboard the Beacon Express if you want to play speed bingo at its best.  The fast-paced 90-ball bingo game is lots of fun and hugely popular.

Ticket prices won’t break the bank at Beacon, with costs varying from 5p to 50p per ticket.  You will also find both free bingo and cheap bingo tickets available in promotion games that are held regularly.

Along with the host of bingo games at Beacon, you can also play a choice of the Virtue Fusion repertoire of side games.  If you like slots, you won’t be disappointed.  There are a number of popular slots to get stuck into, with titles such as Clover Rollover, Marine Mayhem and X Factor Slot to choose from.  Or how about a virtual trip to Vegas with the casino side games on site?  Play blackjack, keno or a number of roulette variants while you wait for your next bingo game to start.  Thanks to the ultra-functional bingo platform at Beacon Bingo, you can even play these games from the bingo play window as the balls are being called, offering double-barrelled excitement as you play.

Beacon of Hope or Candle in the Wind?

In summary, Beacon Bingo is a worthwhile addition to the ever-increasing number of online bingo sites that the net has to offer but there isn’t a great deal that’s unique about the site.  Nor are there many promotions to choose from but the games and promos that are offered are first class, meaning that Beacon Bingo is still definitely worth a visit.

Who’s Running the Show?

Beacon Bingo is owned and operated by Beacon Entertainments Ltd, a part of the Praesepe group of companies.  The games are powered by Virtue Fusion software and are hosted on the VF bingo network too.

You can be sure of a fair and honest game at Beacon Bingo, as the Alderney Gambling Control Commission regulates the site.

How to Contact:

If you need to get in touch with Beacon Bingo, you can do so in a number of ways.

Email at

Live Help via the bingo software, available 24 hours a day

By Post: Beacon Bingo, Seebeck House, 1a Seebeck Place, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8FR.

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