Sparkly Bingo Review
Online since: 2015
Welcome Bonus: 200% first deposit bonus
Don’t let the name fool you, although this sounds like fairy dust and over the top female oriented branding, Sparkly Bingo offers a far more neutral aesthetic than expected. Consequently, this 2015 founded brand suddenly opens up to more players, with men feeling more comfortable in joining. It may sound unlikely, but names of sites and the way they look can heavily impact on whether people join or avoid a site; we still feel that some men will pass this label by, but in doing so they’d be missing out on free bingo. What is more, they’ll miss playing games from a seasoned company: Cassava Enterprises LTD, one of the heavy hitters of the iGaming circuit at this time.
One thing to know going into this is that the array of bonuses isn’t anything to shout about, in fact, if you judge the diversity before you join, you’ll likely think nothing awaits you. The reason for this is because of how Sparkly Bingo has decided to withhold a lot of their information from visitors. Personally, we find this problematic, as it could backfire and not peak interests but instead cause players to go somewhere else.
Nevertheless, we’ll push forwards and investigate the capabilities of the welcome offer, which is a small but comfortable 200% of what you deposit. Having played with other sites belonging to the same operators, we know that this is less than what’s offered at Frozen Bingo and Farmyard Bingo. In spite of this being the case, we can’t deny that the small ask of £5 to trigger this deal more than makes up for a reduction in bonus funds. This reward comes with a x8 rollover requirement, broken down to x4 for the bonus and x4 of what you deposited.
- Welcome offer: 200% first deposit bonus
- Diamond Club
Alongside the aforementioned reward, newcomers will also gain access to newbie focused bingo rooms, some of which deliver freeplay options. The rooms won’t be visible to non-members, but we guarantee that there’s enough of them to keep you busy, even more so if you’re big on bingo activities. Not that this is all that Sparkly Bingo will do for you, especially if you’re a gamer who intends to stake a lot of cash.
If that’s the case, the various avenues of the Diamond Club soon open up to you, with each level becoming a viable option once you’ve wagered a set amount of money. The money that you play with is converted into diamonds, with these diamonds granting you access to specialised treatment. The end game is to become a premium status player, however it’ll take a lot of money for that to happen, and so only highrollers will be able to make their way to the top.
Games and Software
This Cassava Enterprises website uses Dragonfish software to bring you the latest in iGaming activities; although this ensures we have good games to play, it also means that we can only play one brand’s worth of titles instead of multiple ones. For some of you, this may be a deal breaker, which is more than understandable considering how stagnated developers can become.
Nonetheless, moving onto the games themselves, we see that there’s a mix of 90 and 75 ball bingo to be played across the rooms of the site. However, those rooms won’t be available unless you’re a member. Not that you’re missing out, as the mix of rooms is kept compact and small. Fortunately, the games become more diverse when you’re a VIP member, as the perks of such lead to exceptional wins for every tier of the membership you progress through.
Customers can leave the bingo rooms at any time to go and play slot machines, mini games, progressive jackpots and table based activities. Even when you’ve registered and have access the games, what you’re given isn’t that impressive, with few options when compared with prime time online casinos. However, as you’re mostly here for bingo, the lack of options shouldn’t prove too much of an issue.
Banking options: PayPal, Visa and Mastercard
Regardless of whether you’re depositing or withdrawing, the limitations of the transactions will remain the same: £5 is needed to start both processes. You can do this by choosing from the payment methods available, which covers both ewallets like PayPal and credit/debit cards like Visa and Mastercard. The providers are popular means of banking, and so getting to grips with how to use them shouldn’t be something to be scared about, even for the most inexperienced among you.
Most of the time, the providers will allow payments in EUR, GBP and USD, however some are specific to certain countries, which means that learning more about providers is necessary. What is more, withdrawals have the chance to be cancelled within two days of you making the transaction. Sadly however, this also results in a longer withdrawal process, with some of the methods extending to 10 days worth of waiting.
The Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission are the regulating bodies of Sparkly Bingo, and have been since the site launched back in 2015. The consistency of the licenses reinforces the fact that this label aims to provide secure gaming for all.
Support and Contact Details
Most of you will want to try and solve an issue for yourselves, which is why the FAQs and start up guides have been provided. That being said, there’s also some of you who will want to gain help from those working at Sparkly Bingo, so as to solve your query faster and with less hassle. If you decide to go down that route, the options you have are that of telephone, email and life chat. These options can be found within the Contact Us section, and are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, therefore delivering advanced customer support.
Once again, we have to inform you that social media isn’t looking to be a strong point of Cassava Enterprises Ltd, or at least it isn’t for the majority of their bingo websites. Not one channel is detailed on the webpages of Sparkly Bingo, nor is there anything coming up when we search for the brand alongside popular forms of social media.