What we recommend instead
Overall, Bingo G is a middle-of-the-road site as it does well by offering five different bingo variants, a wide range of banking options, great customer services, and excellent safety and security credentials. However, it fails to impress with its lack of unique offers and games, barely-there branding, and basic loyalty programme. That said, it would be a good option for players who are new to the online bingo scene as it offers a safe, secure, fair, and reliable playing environment.
Design & Usability
We assume that the pink, blue, and yellow colour scheme is a deliberate effort to make Bingo G look attractive to players of both sexes, which is a nice touch.
However, there’s really not a lot either textually or graphically to set the site apart from its fellow BBN network residents, as the Cozy Games template gives it a cloned effect. Of course, if you’ve played at other BBN brands, you may find the standard layout useful and welcoming.
It’s fairly easy to find your way around thanks to the minimal main menu bar, and we like that the Live Chat button is attached to the side of every page. It’s also handy to be able to view the current bingo schedule, as well as the latest big winners list which encourages you to stick around even on days when Lady Luck lets you down.
What’s we miss the most is an introduction to the brand as there’s next to no information about it, nor anything to convince you that it’s the best site to join.
Software & Gameplay
If you’re used to Cozy Games software, you’ll know that it offers a no-frills desktop and mobile platform that’s easy to use. You can buy tickets just before a game starts or use the pre-buy facility to purchase them in advance. You can also enjoy a good range of side games in the bingo rooms, or play your favourite scratch cards, slots, and casino games in their own right.
The rooms were averagely busy when we last visited, and there were several chat hosts working, some of whom were running chat games which we didn’t join in with, but they did seem to be pretty entertaining.
Safety & Security
Payments & Withdrawals
We found the Cashier system simple to use, and were pleased to find that boxes are provided so that you can enter promo codes. There’s a sizeable selection of banking methods to choose from, including Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Skrill, Neteller, Boku (Pay by Mobile), and Paysafecard, although it’s a shame that Paypal is missing from the options.
The withdrawal processing times of between three to five working days might cause frustration to some players as might the restriction on only allowing one withdrawal request per five-day period.
If Bingo G excels at anything, it’s customer support. The full range of contact methods are available, including live chat, telephone, e-mail, and online support ticket, all of which are manned or monitored 24/7, 7 days a week.
Bonuses & Promotions
At Big G, you can enjoy the standard fare of BBN promotions such as free bingo tournaments, jackpot specials, weekly cashback, and reload bonuses. There’s also a loyalty programme and a Bingo Buddy Partner scheme, the latter of which gives you a £10 Amazon voucher when a friend you refer to the site makes their first deposit.
New players can also benefit from the £15 no deposit bingo bonus offer by verifying a debit/credit card when registering. There’s also a three-part welcome package which gives you 400%, 300%, and 300% bonuses on your first, second, and third deposit of £10 or more respectively. N.B., all deposit bonuses come with 4x bingo and 10x slots wagering requirements.
Plus, the Daily Login Bonus promotion rewards you with £1 of daily cash for the first seven days after you make your first deposits. N.B., the Daily Login Bonus, along with chat bonuses, bingo bonuses, and cash bonuses (apart from deposit bonuses) are subject to 8x bingo or 20x slots wagering requirements.
It’s good to see that there’s a mobile page which explains how you can access the site on a mobile phone or tablet. There are over fifty games to enjoy, including slots like Queen of Legends and Treasures of Egypt, and casino games including keno, blackjack, and roulette. There’s no mobile app, but you can login or sign-up via your tablet or mobile phone’s browser.
The key thing that’s missing from the mobile platform is the chat facility, but apart from that, the playing experience isn’t far off the desktop one.
Variety & Originality
Like other sites on the BBN network, Bingo G scores well on variety but not on originality. Because it offers exactly the same products as its sister sites, you won’t find any original games to play. However, you can enjoy five different bingo variants (90 ball, 80 ball, 75 ball, 50 ball, and 30 ball), a free bingo room, and an extensive list of slots, scratch cards, and casino games.
Loyalty & Rewards
Rather than a VIP programme, Bingo G has a loyalty scheme that’s also used at other BBN sites. It lets you earn loyalty points every time you buy cards or play games, and you can exchange your points for bingo bonus money. While the ability to earn extra bonus bucks is nice, the lack of a tier-based loyalty system means that there are very few perks on offer, and no opportunity to advance up the levels to access improved benefits.