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Bingo Boogie Verdict
Bingo Boogie has many appealing features including its home-owners scheme, unusual bingo games, and vast line-up of promotions that offer something for everyone. While it’s pretty much a replica of Game Village Bingo, it still has plenty to excite new players who’ve not played at Lucky Duck bingo sites before.
Design & Usability
The site is bright and cheerful thanks to the use of lots of bright pinks and yellows, although we’d like to see the disco-influenced branding seen in the logo used more throughout the website.
The text near the bottom of the homepage gives you a good introduction to how Boogie works, and the Promotions page is packed with offers that you can get a brief overview of by hovering your computer mouse over each one.
The Community page is particularly interesting as it lets you find out more about the chat hosts, read player testimonials, and visit the blog or community forum.
The design of the site goes above and beyond the standard Cozy Games template, which makes it even more fun to explore at your leisure. However, it’s equally easy to find your way around quickly as the menu system is simple, and almost every offer and banner can be clicked to get further information.
Software & Gameplay
Boogie runs on Cozy Games software, which has been tweaked to allow for a more unique playing experience. For example, the lobby presents you with the different rooms using a series of cards, each of which shows you the value of the progressive room jackpot, the game style (e.g. 90-ball), the card price, the prize pot, and the option to “Play Now” or “PreBuy”. You can also browse the menu tab to move between Bingo, Scratch, Casino, Slots, New Games, etc.
When you enter a room, you can easily select strips or individual cards, view the prizes on offer, play side games, and use the chat window. Plus, there are a couple of discreet banners advertising some of the current promotions.
Safety & Security
Bingo Boogie holds all of the required licenses (N.B., it’s dually regulated and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Isle of Man Gambling Commission). Your sensitive data is protected by Digicert SSL Encryption, and the iTech Labs certificate shows that the site’s random number generator has passed independent testing.
Payments & Withdrawals
The banking system is simple to use thanks to a three-step process which prompts you to select your deposit amount, choose a bonus, and select a payment method. Withdrawals only take two to three days to be processed, and there’s a good choice of banking options to choose from including MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Neteller, Ukash, Visa Delta, and Paysafecard.
There’s an extensive list of FAQ which covers everything from how to play and how to change your password to an explanation of the Home Owner scheme and information on the loyalty programme.
If you need to contact the customer service team, you can raise a support ticket, launch the live chat service, or send an email. The only thing that’s missing is telephone support.
Bonuses & Promotions
As Boogie sits on the Lucky Duck network, you won’t find the usual Cozy/LBN promos like Newbie Bonus Boons, Jackpot Special, and £10,000 Mega Giveaway on offer. Instead, there’s a raft of promos for newbies that include a £10 no-deposit sign-up bonus, a 400% welcome bonus and a free spin on the Fortune Wheel when you make your first deposit of £10 or more (N.B., 4x wagering requirements apply), and seven days’ free access to the Village Café where you can enjoy free games every evening and win wager-free bonus bucks.
There are deposit specials like Chocolate Love, weekly promos like Love Slots and Tuppeny Treats, and a myriad of monthly offers that range from free bingo offers and speed bingo competitions to hot ball prize draws.
Unfortunately, there’s no dedicated mobile page that explains how to access the site on tablets or mobile phones. However, you can play by visiting Bingo Boogie on your device’s browser as there’s no mobile app to download.
The mobile version of the site is excellent as it’s designed to adapt to different screen sizes, and allows you access to all of the bingo rooms. The only downside is that chat is not supported.
Variety & Originality
In contrast to typical Cozy Games sites which primarily run on the Live Bingo Network (LBN) and the Best Bingo Network (BBN), Lucky Duck only has three brands of which Boogie is one. So, although many of the promotions and games are identical, the network is small enough to let Bingo Boogie feel unique. We just hope that Lucky Duck doesn’t end up expanding to hundreds of brands.
The fact that you can become a homeowner with a virtual address and friendly neighbours, attend bi-yearly player meet-ups, and participate in the community forum are also big plus points.
The game variety includes 90-ball, 80-ball, 75-ball, and 50-ball bingo including free, speed, and networked Super Games. There’s also a fun game called Elimination Bingo where you can win prizes by dodging the Devil who tries to eliminate cards when matching numbers are drawn.
The slots and casino games selection is also better than most Cozy sites as it includes more well-known titles such as Avalon II and Cashapillar.
Loyalty & Rewards
Loyalty Loot is Boogie’s loyalty programme, and it includes five tiers which run from Bronze to Diamond. To move up the levels, you must meet specific deposit requirements, and as you advance, you’ll gain access to up to 10% cashback and as many as 500 entries into the monthly prize draw.