Yahoo Bingo Review
Note: Yahoo Bingo has been sold and rebranded to BingoZino!
Yahoo is a name synonymous with the internet. It was one of the web’s first established brands, way before Google. So, it was no surprise to us when we heard that Yahoo has its very own online bingo site. But is the bingo site worth paying a visit to? Keep reading to see what we found during our time reviewing Yahoo Bingo.
To open a new Yahoo Bingo account, visit www.yahoobingo.net and hit the ‘Register Now’ link on the right-hand side of the screen. This takes you to a very simple two-step registration form. Part one asks for personal and contact details and part two requires you to choose a username and password. Once you have completed the registration process you will be awarded a 10p no-deposit bonus but don’t panic. The actual welcome bonus is worth £1 but you must verify your email address before you get the remaining 90p.
Once you’ve tried out the site with your free £1 bingo bonus and you’re ready to make a deposit, you have three generous bonuses to look forward to. Your first deposit at Yahoo Bingo will earn you a 200% bonus of up to £125. When you make your second deposit at the site you are treated to a 100% bonus of up to £100 and, finally, your third deposit at Yahoo Bingo will get you another 100% bonus, this time of up to £50.
G2 Gtech Bingo Network
Yahoo Bingo is one of a number of bingo sites on the G2 Gtech Bingo Network (formerly St Minver). Other bingo sites on the network include; OK Bingo, Bingo Zino and Carlton Bingo. All games at Yahoo Bingo are hosted on the network, which means that you will not only be competing against players at Yahoo bingo but you will also be going head-to-head with players at other sites on the network .
Bingo Rooms and Games
There are four bingo rooms that are open 24 hours a day at Yahoo Bingo – 2x 90-ball bingo rooms, an 80-ball shutterboard bingo room and a 75-ball line bingo room.
The two 90-ball bingo rooms – Bingo Buffet and Bingo Cafe offer a variety of specials and jackpot throughout the day and night, including coverall jackpots, BOGOF bingo games, value bingo, linked network jackpot games and the famous Uno Jackpot, which is a progressive jackpot that pays out if the one-line prize is won within seven calls. Tickets cost up to 5p each in Bingo Buffet and up to 10p each in Bingo Cafe.
Bingo Party Live is Yahoo Bingo’s 80-ball room, which features a number of progressive jackpot games (Bubblegum JP and Firefly JP), as well as linked network jackpot games, BOGOF bingo games and speed bingo. All tickets in this room cost up to a maximum of 10p each.
Bingo Ballroom is the home of 75-ball bingo at Yahoo Bingo. Here you will find games around the clock, with a host of specials and progressive jackpots to play for, which include the Uno JP, Night Owl JP and Firefly JP. Tickets in the room also cost up to a maximum of 10p each.
G2 Bingo Software
Yahoo Bingo is one of a relatively small number of bingo sites that uses the G2 Gtech bingo software to power its games. The simple and straightforward bingo platform may not be the most technologically advanced piece of bingo software in existence but it does work pretty well. There’s a large ticket display, which automatically daubs your tickets, an information panel across the top of the screen that contains all of your account and balance details about the game, and then finally there’s a chat window in the bottom left-hand corner of the play window. Our only real criticism of the bingo software is the small size of this chat window. If you’re the kind of player who likes to socialise while playing, you may be a little disappointed by the small chat window, which only displays the last 12 lines of text and, if the chat host is busy at work, trying to keep up with any conversations becomes tricky to say the least.
Overall, we think that Yahoo Bingo is a reasonable bingo site. We’re not going to get carried away and tell you how brilliant it is…because it isn’t. The bingo games and software are okay, the jackpots and promotions are okay. In fact, the entire site is okay, making it a lot better than some bingo sites out there but it falls along way short of the internet’s best – sites such as Tombola Bingo and Sun Bingo, for example. Would we return to Yahoo Bingo? Only if we were offered more free cash to play there!
Pros and Cons
– £1 no-deposit bonus for new players
– Loads of jackpot games throughout the day and night
– Few unique offers and specials
– Small number of bingo rooms
Owners and Operators
Yahoo Bingo is owned and operated by Spielo International (Gibraltar) Limited. All of the bingo games and side games on the site are licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Authority.
Should you have a need to get in touch with the support staff at Yahoo Bingo by using any of the following methods:
Phone: 0800 376 5619 (UK only) +350 200 79264 (INTL)
Post: Bingo Response, c/o Spielo International (Gibraltar) Limited, Suite 741, Europort, Gibraltar