Online since: 2016
Welcome Bonus: 300% first deposit bonus after registration
Ahoy there, mateys! This is Sailor Bingo reporting for duty, manned by the creative software of Cozy Games, an online games label that has been running since the mid 00s. Having first started out in 2005, they have fast made a name for themselves, with their solid reputation attached to plenty of online sites, like this one. To further assure you of its credentials, Sailor Bingo is part of the Best Bingo Network, a service that’s been specially designed for bingo sites, in order to give them that extra boost. It sort of makes them part of an elite grouping of names, which is always a good sign when joining a new website. However, it’s going to take more than a nexus of bingo solutions to convince us of Sailor Bingo’s worth.
Not everyone is going to start off as an experienced crew member, with some of you needing to find your sea legs before truly getting to grips with this vessel. To help you on your way, Sailor bingo provides two bonuses for newbies, one of which comes in the format of a deposit bonus. Though it’s not merely one bonus but three of them, with the value of each reaching into the hundreds: you begin with a match up of 300%, followed by a 150% reward for your second deposit, and a 100% on your third.
This is a pretty good foundation for everyone to start with, with gamers needing to allocate no more than £10 in order to qualify. Just like with any promo, good or bad, there’s terms that need to be adhered to, with Sailor Bingo being no different. Fortunately for us, the wagering requirements that they apply, e.g. x8 for bingo and x20 for one armed bandits, is much lower than what we may be used to from other websites. It’s an all round win-win.
- Welcome offer: 300% first deposit bonus after registration
- 150%, 100% second and third deposit bonus
- £3K Payday Jackpot deal
Talking about win-wins, there’s the £3K Payday Jackpot deal that’s also coming in strong from the bonus page. Aimed at bingo players only, this is an offer that takes place inside one of the special bingo rooms of the site, with the payday of each month being when you can score that £3,000. This offer gifts real cash prizes, meaning no nasty rollover necessities, and you get to buy bingo tickets for just 5p, making this fun and affordable.
As far as the other rewards go, they’re much of the same, in one form or another, with the only real change of pace being the loyalty points. However, even then that’s an experience you’ve likely had before, though maybe not from Sailor Bingo. What is more, the details of the scheme aren’t found here but on the FAQs page, where you’ll learn that points can be converted into real money.
Software and Games
Softwares: Cozy Games, NetEnt and Eyecon
Even though Sailor Bingo makes out that bingo is the only destination this ship knows, that couldn’t be further from the truth, as Cozy Games has teamed up with NetEnt and Eyecon to bring players a range of slots, scratchcards and table based games. We see this time and again from these Cozy Games websites, but that doesn’t make the fact that there’s range any less exciting. In fact, we like that the brand is so dedicated to delivering popular games we enjoy.
Seeing as these titles are different to the bingo ones, e.g. not played in rooms, it means they’ve been given their own categories, thus making navigation easier. Some of the titles you’ll see are big name ones, while others are less well known but ooze charm. And so, we take to the Bingo lobby now, as that’s where the main action is played, across as many as eight rooms at any one time.
We have 90 Big Ben, 30 Victoria Hall, and 75 Penny Bingo, with the numbers mentioned in each referencing the format of bingo you’ll be given. The fact that Sailor Bingo offers more than one is especially pleasing, as far too many bingo sites can rely on the popularity of 90 Ball bingo absolutely. Costs of these games are low, as we hinted at earlier, with starting prices being between 1 and 10p.
A small but acceptable mix of credit/debit cards and ewallets is what you get when it comes to making a bet or checking money out, with Mastercard, PayPal and Skrill part of the providers mentioned. As we always say when reviewing Cozy Games site: the diversity here isn’t that great, but it does make sure that commonly relied on forms of payment are available.
When using either deposits or withdrawals, no banking charges are applied by Sailor Bingo, although the provider can do so at its discretion. In regards to processing times, that’s a little more tricky, as while withdrawals can be as quick as three days, the process can take longer if more verification is needed. Consequently, we’d advised waiting at least five working days before querying anything.
To put it simply, Sailor Bingo is governed by dual licensing to ensure that its services are legally upholding the gambling laws of the jurisdictions where Sailor Bingo can be played. As such, you’ll find both an active Isle of Man Gambling Commission license, and another from the UK Gambling Commission.
Support and Contact Details
In regards to contacting support, actually getting to the Contact Us page is an issue, as the subheading on the interface doesn’t work. As a result, the only option that can be easily used out of the several listed, is that of the live chat; not exactly a great start. However, while we’re disappointed to see design issues arising, what we’re not disappointed in is the range of methods open to users, which include telephone and email also. Furthermore, these can be used at any hour of the day, as support is 24/7.
Despite having been launched in 2016, we couldn’t find any Sailor Bingo social channels, especially when looking for links via the website itself. Although this is less in-keeping with the modernness of Cozy Games, we don’t find the lack of social media all that problematic, given how inactive games social media can end up being.