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Big Tease Bingo Verdict
This website has now closed. Our review will be left up for historical and research purposes.Big Tease Bingo has a lot of plus points which mark it out as a site to watch. You can tell that this site is a cut above the usual Cassava template and the team behind it have gone to a lot of effort with design and ideas. There are a few areas which need work, like payment methods, but this is a minor gripe when you have interesting games, fun artwork and original promotions. A very good effort, check this site out!
Design & Usability
You land on a very memorable page at Big Tease Bingo, which has a black background that makes the colourful, comic-book artwork really pop out. The site’s top banner shows a nurse listening to the chest of a topless hunk- so teasing is certainly on the menu here! Scrolling down reveals more original artwork and it’s very nice to see these new designs.
The site is pretty easy to get around once you get used to scrolling up and down. There is still a top navigation bar built into the graphics, with your account area top right. You get a cool cartoon figure for your avatar, too. Everything from the way you look at the bingo to information about promotions features original artwork, which is just great to see. You also have a big community area with site news and social links.
Software & Gameplay
Any past user of a Cassava site will recognise the Dragonfish software. Big Tease Bingo has a very bold lobby with a red polka dot background (some may find this a little much, actually) and more cartoon panels. You can see your account info at the top right, along with controls.
Pop into a bingo room to see a very nice display, which uses all available space, so that chat, the ticket shop, the game and mini games all get plenty of room. The only downside is the background is still a little distracting. The chat rooms are busy enough and you’ll find hosts easily, so this is a very promising site.
Safety & Security
Big Tease Bingo is fully licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission, details of which are displayed on site. The site also maintains a good responsible gaming section which has controls to limit spending.
You’ll see the eCOGRA logo here, meaning that the site is independently checked for fairness. There’s also a secure certificate on every page, with SSL encryption for your payments.
Payments & Withdrawals
There is a deposit link at the top of the site, which opens a pop-up cashier. Here you can deposit by wire transfer, phone or simply online. Withdrawals are a little slow and may take up to 8 working days.
Big Tease Bingo sadly does not accept many payment methods. You can use visa and debit cards like MasterCard and Visa, or Neteller and PaySafeCard. More e-wallets are a must, really.
The Help button on the site top will take you to a simple contact page. You can also learn more about bingo here if you’re totally new, always a nice touch to have, plus there’s a detailed FAQ area for everyday questions.
Big Tease Bingo can be reached by email, phone and instant help through bingo chat. It’s a shame to not have true live chat, but it’s not a terrible system. On the downside, the phone lines are not 24/7.
Bonuses & Promotions
New players at Big Tease Bingo can take advantage of a massive 500% bonus on their first deposit, up to £200. This is a mighty amount, with a standard 4x wagering requirement on the bingo games. A good offer, but only take as much as you need. You can make a minimum deposit of £5 with £25 credit. In addition to this, new players have access to the Screen Test room for free bingo for 72 hours, plus 25 free spins on casino slot game Fluffy Too. A very welcoming package (so to speak)!
Better yet, the site also has original promotion ideas, although these are shared with sister site Bingo Hollywood. You can join Mr Gold Balls for chat parties, get 2,000 bonus points for scoring a hat trick in bingo wins or take part in wagering competitions like Paparazzi Points. You’ll also see Cassava’s typical regular jackpot bingo, such as 10k each month. There really is a lot to do here.
Big Tease Bingo doesn’t have a special page to tell you about mobile playing, or any apps. However, like most Dragonfish bingo sites in the UK, it actually does have a good mobile offering, which you can access by visiting the site on your phone browser.
The mobile site is built on a template, but it’s a well-tested and popular one which cleverly shrinks the site down to mobile size. Bingo games are easy to play as you have little trays to buy tickets and even join in chat, without sacrificing the bingo game itself.
Variety & Originality
This site offer five 75 ball and nine 90 ball rooms, before counting various jackpot rooms, two VIP rooms and two free bingo games. There’s a 52-5 ‘snap’ variant which adds something different, using cards instead of balls. The rooms all have original names and they feature a mixture of price points, so the offering is pretty solid and should keep you interested. Even just having new names makes a site more interesting.
Slots fans will see the standard Dragonfish offerings, but this is no bad thing as they include a host of different slots, such as the popular Amazon Queen. Casino fans will be glad to see live dealer games, which let you see real croupiers via streaming video.
Loyalty & Rewards
Big Tease Bingo has the Loyalty Star programme, which gives out Star Points to loyal members as they wager. These points can be won in chat games too. You can later convert your points to credit. Gaining more points also bumps you up five membership tiers.
The amounts needed are refreshingly transparent; you must deposit £251 to get to the third tier, for example. This gives you deposit bonuses, free bingo, prize rooms, a ‘player appreciation party’, birthday bonuses and so on. Top tiers get monthly cashback, personal welcome letters, holiday bonuses and a personal concierge. This is a very thorough system which rewards everyday play and VIP level users.