Showreel Bingo Review
You didn’t really think that Jumpman Gaming was only an online casino creator, did you? If you did, that misinformed logic is easily forgiven, due to how many new labels available that have been developed by this company. But if we looked over sites, such as Showreel Bingo, we’d be doing the company a great disservice; launched in 2012, this has been a bingo powerhouse for six years, with the brand still going strong. As part of the infamous 15 Network, it would seem that this label doesn’t need to impress us much more, and yet here it is, with its sparkling interface of pink and blue. It’s striking. It makes an impression, one which we’re keen to deconstruct and see beneath the well executed branding.
Before we break down the collection of promotions, it’s important to explain that there’s promos and Trophies, with the latter a form of reward that’s partially separate from the standard bonuses given. Basically, Trophies come from levelling up your account, whereas promotions are accessible for all players, most of the time without any restrictions (save the welcome packages, which are for newbies only).
The first welcome deal this bingo site offers us is simply a variation of what Jumpman Gaming’s casinos give us, with the name slightly altered: we’re given the Mega Wheel instead of the Mega Reel. Even though little thought has gone into this change, the rewards are aplenty, with free spins and free bingo tickets galore covering the segments of this fortune wheel. To access it, you’ll need £20 and not the minimum £10 that banking asks for, and you’ll need to be prepared to overcome the x65 wagering requirement. Be warned, there’s no guarantee that you’ll win, as there’s also an ‘unlucky’ segment, meaning you leave empty handed if it’s landed upon.
Alongside this, there’s daily free bingo games, as well as Happy Hours, a Jumpman Gaming classic that gifts free spins of the slot machines between 3 and 7pm every Wednesday. Granted, these aren’t quite as juicy as other iGaming site deals, but they do the job of keeping you topped up with extras. And if that fails, there’s always the VIP club, a form of membership that only the most loyal can ever hope to be welcomed into; sporting five levels, everyone starts as a Member. If you should pay with cash for the games, Kudos will be collected and added up so that you can move up the levels, with the aim ultimately being to become a Black level member.
Games and Software
Seeing as how this is used by bingo users before most others, we’re going to star with the bingo activities of this site, which happen to cater to two types of bingo: 75 and 90 ball. There’s seven different means of playing these games, coming in the form of the Glitz and Glam Room, Fair and Square, and the Free Bingo Room.
When you visit this page, with all the rooms listed before you, you’ll be able to see when the next round of games start, how much the tickets are, and how many players are currently active. Sometimes the prizes you can win will be large, such as the £2K jackpot of the Pay Day Jackpot Room, and then other times the returns will be minimal. As for the software that these titles operate, they all come from Jumpman Gaming itself.
In regards to the other software available, it comes from Eyecon, and is primarily housed within the reels and interfaces of the pokies presented. To find those, simply go to the All Games page; a lot of these titles are on trend right now, thus giving you popular games at the touch of your fingertips. There’s also tabletop games, though these don’t appear to be live casino friendly, an aspect of the gameplay we doubt will ever change, as few changes have been made since Showreel Bingo was developed.
Should you have played with Jumpman previously, be it their other bingo platforms or their casinos, you’ll be familiar with their restrictive banking. It’s not that there’s no choice whatsoever, but more that they’ve provided minimal choice in the range of providers enabled. For example, there’s under five payment methods allowed, including PayPal, paying by mobile, and Paysafecard. On the other hand, all users can have three payment options per account, and so while the brands offered isn’t generous, the flexibility of your account is.
All transactions will be processed in GBP only, with several working days needed for any withdrawal you make, regardless of whether it’s the minimum £30 requirement of over. What is more, this money will be held for 48 hours before being put through as a verified transfer, a timeframe which ultimately means that the entire transaction can take five days or more. Fortunately, deposits are instant, and so you have less hassle on that front.
When it comes to licensing, you can find the numbers belonging to the dual license at the bottom of all the webpages, as well as the regulators themselves. Showreel Bingo is governed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
Support and Contact Details
Enough of the legal side of the brand, what about the services that are there to support you? Well, in the case of Showreel Bingo, there’s live chat, emails and telephone, with all of these services being manned from Monday until Friday, except for when public holidays fall on any of these days. Furthermore, you’ll only be able to reach someone from 9:30am until 6pm, a window of opportunity that we feel is a little too tight for the majority of gamers who’ll visit this website.
If, like us, you’ve struggled to find mention of social media upon the pages of Showreel Bingo itself, try not to be too disheartened, as this brand does offer social channels to interact with. After a bit of Google searching, we located the Facebook page of the brand, one which is still very active – not bad for a six year old brand. Nevertheless, we didn’t find any other channels to mention, and so the social reach of this label isn’t as great as it could be.