Bingo Fling is a member of the Wheel of Slots network run by Jumpman Gaming. The Wheel of Slots network is a standalone network of bingo sites that includes Viking, Amazing, and Lucky Cow Bingo among others. Consequently, the wheel is a big feature of Bingo Fling as it not only determines your free spins welcome bonus, but also allows long-term members to win bingo cards every day. Fling offers free daily bingo games, weekend jackpots, community jackpots, and a Slot of the Week promotion that gives you a chance to scoop free spins.
So, is Bingo Fling destined to be your partner for life, or are you likely to want to ditch it halfway through your first date?
Bingo Fling uses a Cupid-inspired theme, featuring a cherub, hearts, fluffy clouds, and blue skies. While its pink and blue colour scheme is common among online bingo sites, its attractive and endearing design will appeal to anyone with a romantic side. It also does a great job of advertising its famous Wheel and welcome bonus, and we like that the main menu is incredibly concise (N.B., it allows you to join straightaway or view the latest promotions). However, there’s a downside to taking such a simplistic approach with the site’s design as it’s pretty much impossible to take a look at the games on offer without registering an account.
Like the other brands on the 15 Network, Fling lacks 24/7 support as well as a live chat service. So, if you need help, you can consult the FAQ page, send an email, telephone, or send a WhatsApp message. The WhatsApp account and telephone line are only manned between 9.30 AM and 6 PM from Monday to Friday.
Fling’s biggest selling point is its jackpot games, which come in many different forms. There’s the £500 Fortune Fountain – a community jackpot game which runs every three months, £10 guaranteed jackpot games which run every day between 6 PM and 8PM in The Snug, the Saturday night £50 All or Nothing game, and the monthly £250 Balance Booster. All of these games are common across the Wheel of Slots Network and, although Fling’s branded artwork makes them look exclusive, they’re actually not.
The welcome bonus could prove problematic for some of you, as rather than offering you bonus funds to spend in the bingo rooms, you’re awarded free spins. To qualify for the promotion, you need to deposit £10, and in return, you gain a free spin on the Wheel of Slots where you could win up to 500 free spins to use on some of the site’s most popular slot games such as Shaman’s Dream, Temple of Isis, and Fluffy Favourites.
Jumpman Gaming’s software has its advantages and disadvantages. Starting with the positives, it’s easy to navigate, quick to load, mobile-friendly, and allows you to chat with other players and pre-buy game cards. The negatives are that there are very few rooms to choose from, a distinct lack of chat hosts, and limited room opening hours. We, therefore, found Bingo Fling way too quiet for our liking, and because chat moderators are a rarity, hardly any of the roomies seem to talk to each other during and between the games.
There are no instructions on how to play on mobiles, but you can access Fling’s games via your smartphone or tablet’s browser using the same login credentials as the desktop site. Although you can play in the full range of rooms and take part in all of the desktop promotions, you can’t see what’s on offer without signing up. Once you’re logged in, the lobby lets you browse by game type (e.g. Instants, 90-ball, and Jackpots), make quick deposits, and view your account details.
The UK Gambling Commission regulates and licenses Bingo Fling, and industry-standard security and safety features such as data encryption and a Random Number Generator are in place. There are also pages regarding responsible gaming and privacy listed at the bottom of every page.
Fling suffers from a lack of variety as well as originality as its rooms are not unique and there aren’t many to choose from. Plus, many of the rooms don’t open until the evening; so, if you enjoy playing in the morning, you’ll be lucky to find three to choose from.
There are three free bingo rooms but, again, these only open for limited amounts of time, and just one of them is accessible by regular funded players as the other two serve new players and VIPs.
The selection of slots and instants is average (N.B. there are currently fifty to choose from) and, therefore, you might grow tired of them fairly quickly.
We find it very disappointing that you can only fund your account via credit or debit card, as many people prefer to use e-wallets, bank transfers, and vouchers. The withdrawal times are average (3-5 working days), but the free spins bonuses (which includes the welcome offer) require you to meet 40x wagering requirements prior to submitting a withdrawal request, which is poor when compared with other bingo networks which use 4x bingo play-through requirements.
It’s hard to find details of the VIP/loyalty programme on the website. However, it appears that as you make deposits to your account and complete challenges, you earn further spins on the Wheel of Slots. There’s also a brief mention of a level-based VIP scheme which makes the rewards available on the Wheel of Slots more valuable.
Without any exclusive games and promotions, and very few bingo rooms to choose from, Bingo Fling really struggles to stand out as a viable option for online bingo fans. And, if you consider playing chat games and getting to know your fellow players in the chat rooms to be an important part of the online bingo experience, you’re likely to find Bingo Fling much too quiet.