001 Bingo Review
Online since: 2017
When we see double 00s and a number, we tend to think of spy movies and 007. In a bid to make us think of something else, of something more accessible, Cozy Games has created an online bingo platform titled 001 Bingo. Their message is that they’re number one within the industry, but given how they were only launched in 2017, we’re wondering how true that statement is. Not that we won’t seek out the answers for ourselves over the course of this review, in which we’ll look past the delightfully vintage interface of the site and investigate the games and bonuses within. One thing that’s for certain, is that this is one of Cozy Games more visually appealing labels.
Seeing as how this operator has a lot of sites to govern, it makes sense that their content is shared across these websites, with the promotions an example of this. That being said, it also means that, if you’ve played with Cozy Games before, you’re going to receive the same set of deals. In some respects, this is a catch-22 situation.
For those of you looking to join, there’s two welcome offers available to you, one of which delivers 12 free bingo tickets for the first seven days of membership, while the other gifts a deposit bonus. Nowhere says that these two can’t be used side by side, however you need to be aware that the deposit bonus requires at least £10 in cash to activate it. What is more, both bonuses come with varying wagering requirements, with the deposit bonus x4 for bingo and x20 for slots, whereas the free tickets result in x8 for bingo.
- Welcome offer: 12 free bingo tickets for the first seven days of membership
- Five game related perks of membership
- £3,000 Payday Jackpot
- Midweek Treat
Following on from these packages, we have five game related perks of membership, which appear to be available every single day of the week. What is more, there’s also a £3,000 Payday Jackpot, alongside the Midweek Treat. Occasionally, there’ll be some promotions that are presented for a short amount of time, with the Walk Your Way to £5K a prime example of this.
In an unusual turn of events, we’ve actually found a Cozy Games website that clearly states that it has a loyalty scheme. This form of reward works like most point systems do, where you collect Bonus Bucks from playing a varied selection of games. Every £2 spent yields a single point, with a minimum of 500 needed before a conversion into cash can be made.
Software and Games
Despite this being the ‘number one bingo site’, 001 Bingo provides more than bingo based activities. If we take a look at the Slots, Casino and general Games pages, we can see that there’s various other ways to make money, like from the reels of NetEnt and Eyecon software. As always, if you’d rather move over to the Cozy Games software of the bingo titles, that is also as easy, with the lobby found under the Bingo heading.
Offering jackpots of up to £2,000, players can pay to join in any one of the rooms listed, such as 90 Ball 3K Payday Jackpot, the Down Town 80 Ball, and the Hump Day Room which also caters to 90 Ball formats. The number of games isn’t all that great, but with how often they’re played, there seems to be no end of ways to bank some extra cash. If you wish to join in, you can do so even if a game has already started, or you can sit back and wait until the next round begins thanks to the prebuy tickets.
To help you get those Bonus Bucks and grand prizes, there’s several different ways of banking, coming from PayPal, Paysafecard and Visa, to name but a few of the options detailed. For those of you who are members of a Cozy Games bingo site elsewhere, this information won’t be new or surprising, as they tend to keep options to a minimum.
Deposits are allowed from £5 per account, with the process instantaneous, while withdrawals need to overcome any wagering requirements first. What is more, it’ll take much longer to clear a withdrawal, with as many as three working days being needed. From what we can see mentioned of the banking info, no fees are applied to transactions, nor do you have to worry about being unable to cancel a withdrawal. What you do need to be mindful of however, is that there’s a monthly cap of £5,000 in place for every account.
The Isle of Man Gambling Commission and the UK Gambling Commission are the licenses utilised by 001 Bingo, and indeed at all other Cozy Games websites we’ve reviewed thus far. Their level of expertise makes them not only a wise choice for operators, but also a safe one, as players recognise the prestige of their regulations. Should you wish to check out the licensing for yourself, the numbers for both are displayed at 001 Bingo, as is the date they were granted to the owners.
Support and Contact Details
Before you even get to the Support page, you’ll see that a live chat widget is available at all times, to ensure you get assistance in seconds flat. However, if you desire to see the full range of options, that’s when investigating the Contact Us is worthwhile. Once there, you’ll see that email, telephone support, and a ticket method is available to all registered members. If you’re not used to the ticket system, think of it as a request for a call back, only via email instead of over the phone. No matter which of these you choose, someone will answert, as 001 Bingo delivers 24 hour customer service.
Much like the live chat button, there’s also a Facebook one right underneath it. The page has plenty of likes, and is said to respond to all queries in a timely manner, and yet nobody from 001 Bingo has made a post in several months. We assume that this is just an oversight, with the team still managing the messages without issue. However, we advise caution when using this social media channel, just in case it isn’t as operational as it makes out from the bingo’s homepage.