Viking Bingo Review
Online since: 2015
Welcome Bonus: Access to the Super Spins wheel
When we think of vikings, we think of great brutes with long beards and aggressive stances, who come into villages to rape, pillage and plunder, or so say the tales. In more recent years, we’ve been given more friendly depictions, with Disney films like Brave referencing more gentle viking types. But generally the overall image is the same. That is until you play with Viking Bingo, a 2015 launched brand that’s operated by Jumpman Gaming. As some of you will know, Jumpman is part of the 15 Network, arguably one of the most renowned bingo nexuses within the industry. This brightly decorated and cheeky looking interface brings to us a more family friendly notion of vikings, with these little fellows delivering top activities.
Having reviewed many online games sites, we’ve become used to seeing conventional promotions being advertised to entice gamers in; these usually include deposit bonuses and the likes. Although these aren’t bad offers, they’re seen many a time over, which is why the Super Spins of Viking Bingo is so unique. This reward is similar to others we’ve seen before, but as it’s still not a commonly used form of gifting bonuses, it feels exclusive and different.
To general rules of utilising this service is to deposit £10 upon becoming a member, which will in turn grant you access to the Super Spins wheel. Once you’re there, you’ll be given a single spin, with the rewards based on a number of free spins credited to a set number of pokies. Sometimes you’ll even leave empty handed, but such is the luck of the draw with any offer like this. If you prove to be successful, any spins that generate wins thereafter will be subject to a x40 wagering requirement, as stated inside the terms and conditions.
- Welcome offer: access to the Super Spins wheel
- Freeplay bingo between the hours of 12 and 2pm
- Daily £10 jackpots in the Snug
Alongside this, there’s also freeplay bingo between the hours of 12 and 2pm, as well as daily £10 jackpots in the Snug between 6 and 8pm. Even though these don’t sound like promos, they actually are, even if they do relate to specific activities and/or rooms. Should this not be to your liking, with you wanting something a little more conventional, maybe like that of a loyalty scheme, you may be out of luck with Viking Bingo. Despite mentioning VIPs in several different sections of the site, when looking for information specifically about VIPs, the results are pretty vague if not non-existent.
However, in regards to the details we have found, we can see that the VIP scheme, no matter how enigmatic it is, involves moving up levels of the scheme in order to obtain more luxurious rewards.
Games and Software
Softwares: NetEnt, Eyecon
When you’re not a member at Viking Bingo, certain aspects of the label become harder to determine, like the games lobbies. You see, rather than displaying everything openly, the brand has attempted to create a sense of mystery around their games. Sometimes this works, other times it doesn’t, with us inclined to say it’s the latter rather than the former.
Nevertheless, when you do find the games, they’ll be played across several rooms, such as the Snug we mentioned earlier, in the form of 90 and 75 ball bingo. Due to a lack of membership on our part, the names of the rooms are unavailable to us at this time. That being said, we do know that there’s areas for newbies, freeplaying users, and for progressive jackpots. All of these tend to be powered by Jumpman Gaming themselves, while the slots side of Viking Bingo tends to come from the likes of Eyecon and NetEnt.
Speaking of the pokies, there’s nearly 50 of them in all. In among the brief collection given are fan favourites, to ensure you get the most popular titles on tap, while you’ll also find more niche gaming options should you wish to take them. Viking Bingo isn’t delivering the most extensive list of alternate games, but it serves most customers well should they have tired of bingo based activities.
Banking options: Visa, Mastercard and Maestro
Moving onto the payment methods now, it becomes evident that ewallets aren’t a method that Viking Bingo is keen on, as all of the options given are credit/debit card based. This means you have providers like Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, but there’s no Skrill or Neteller to be seen. Most of the time, these transactions will need to be made in EUR and GBP, with users needing to withdraw in the currency they deposited in.
What is more, a minimum of £5 is all that it takes to allocate funds, while withdrawals will ask for at least £30 prior to money being removed from an account. On top of this, it can take a total of 14 days for withdrawals to complete, seeing as there’s a two day pending period before the process is put into motion. That being said, some providers will inevitably be quicker than others, which is something to always keep in mind.
In regards to regulations and the governing bodies that provide them, Viking Bingo is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. This information is displayed inside the About Us and at the bottom of each webpage.
Support and Contact Details
Whenever assistance is needed, the team at Viking Bingo will try to help you, be you someone who prefers speaking directly to a team member, or that you’d rather type out the issue via an email. Unfortunately however, none of the services given run 24/7, with the operational hours listed as 9:30am until 6pm, Monday to Friday; this covers WhatsApp calls, live chat, emails and social media messaging.
As we’ve already hinted at, there is a social media channel to engage with here, with Facebook being the only one openly advertised on the website, primarily in relation to customer support. It’s not exactly a thriving hive of social channels like we see from other online brands, but at least the option is there for all you social media addicts to take.