Bingo Boat Review
When brands have been around as long as Bingo Boat, with the site having been established in 2011, it’s rare for them to look so… fresh. This ElectraWorks and Cozy Games operated label noticed it was lagging behind its competitors in 2014/15, and so they decided to give this Live Bingo Network website a facelift. Even though what you see before you isn’t the most innovative of designs, it helps highlight the drive of this bingo platform, as well as helping introduce to you the hundreds of games waiting within. As calm as the sea on a summer’s day, this site is enticing, promising, and, above all else, it’s reliable – those are three elements that always spell good times ahead.
Traditionally, customers are looking for more than entertainment, as they’re also seeking high payouts and sterling bonuses, which is where Bingo Boat’s promotional section becomes most important. Despite listing Cozy Games offerings we’ve seen across many of their other brands, what’s available is still a brilliant means of getting started, as the 300% deposit bonus demonstrates.
All new customers can claim this reward, needing only to allocate £10 in order to unlock the extra funds, with the bonus able to achieve the heights of £120 in value. Should you get hooked on this delightful increase of money, you’re in luck, as two more deposit bonuses await you, only this time they’re lower in value, set at 150% and 100%. As this is a promotion however, each one of the bonuses comes with a x4 wagering requirement, a condition that needs to be met before winnings can be withdrawn. Despite not being totally free, we find these rewards extremely generous, even more so when you consider that bingo websites aren’t generally seen as less well established than online casinos.
We could detail to you the other welcome deal, but that would take away from its charm of being completely deposit free, and so we turn to the remaining promos of the page. When searching the handful of options, you’ll notice that all of them are specifically designed with bingo rooms in mind, like The Guaranteed Bingo Bash. This offer delivers £25 seeded pots inside the Victoria 90 room between 2pm and midnight, every single day; there’s many more like this, although they conform to slightly different rules and bingo halls. Then of course, you also have the benefits of the loyalty points system, with the points collected from games played able to be converted into bonus monies.
Games and Software
No matter if you’re interests are 90 ball, 80 ball or even 35 ball bingo, Bingo Boat caters to all of these formats, inside their very own specialised rooms. For example, while Big Ben is specifically for 90 ball games, Penny bingo plays a host of 75 ball options, while City Hall provides access to the 30 ball setup. Each room clearly states the type of bingo you’ll be playing, as well as indicating how many active players are currently in-play. You’ll often find that only specialist rooms, like the Payday Room, will be packed with customers, whereas the others will tend to provide a more relaxed experience. Prices of the tickets vary, but are always cheap, with users able to purchase them before a game begins.
Alongside bingo, there’s also one armed bandits and scratch cards on offer, both of which have been categorised into their own private sections. Not only does this improve navigation, but it also reinforces how diverse this label is. Most of the titles on display will be familiar to you, as you’ll have likely seen before. This is because they come from Eyecon and NetEnt, two software labels that are renowned throughout the iGaming community. Players won’t necessarily find the range of activities here as varied as they could be, even more so when compared with each developers portfolios, but compared with other bingo sites, which can be quite niche in their offerings, Bingo Boat does a great job of keeping everyone busy.
As is custom with virtually every games website online, Bingo Boat has strived to keep its banking as simple as possible, a feature most notable when making a deposit; this is because customers only need to allocate £5 to qualify. The withdrawal policy has been simplified too, with gamers only needing to meet their wagering requirements (if they’ve taken bonuses out), in order to begin the process.
In regards to processing times, deposits aren’t anything you have to wait for, as they’re instantaneous, whereas withdrawals can take at least five days to complete. This is due to the fact that there’s a 48 pending period is in place, which in turn allows for easy cancellations of a withdrawal.
From what we can see, the only permitted currency at this time is GBP, a feature of this system that we can’t help but find limiting, even when considering that Bingo Boat is a UK focused brand. Limitations seem to continue when we look at the payment options enabled, with only a small selection of methods highlighted, which include Visa, PayPal, and UKash. The lack of options could be argued as being down to the label’s age, but then we remembered that Bingo Boat was heavily updated in 2015, and so the lack of options can’t reasonably be excused.
To maintain its image as a secure and official bingo outlet, Bingo Boat has to follow the regulations set down in its dual license, with the governing bodies being that of the UK Gambling Commission, and the Government of Gibraltar.
Support and Contact Details
No matter whereabouts you are within the site, you’ll always be able to see a link to the live chat feature, as well as being able to scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the FAQs; Bingo Boat is big on helping its customers. This assistance comes in the form of 24 hour care from the team, via the live chat we just mentioned, as well as telephone, emails, and a ticket system exclusive to Cozy Games labels. In our experience, the response times are quick, with the team conducting themselves in a professional and helpful manner.
One of the last aspects of any iGaming label we look into is its social media, which is an element of its branding that Bingo Boat doesn’t seem to advertise. Due to this lack of detail, we searched Google in the hopes of learning more, and soon discovered a Facebook page massively out of date with how the brand presently looks. Honestly, we wouldn’t recommend the channel as a way to connect with this bingo site, but if you do want to explore its outdated information, it’s there for anyone to access.