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Bingo Hollywood Verdict
While Bingo Hollywood is visually impressive, its limited choice of bingo variants leaves us feeling a little underwhelmed. There’re the typical 90-ball and 75-ball variants that are on offer at most Cassava Enterprises bingo sites, but no themed games such as those you find at Virtue Fusion sites such as William Hill Bingo. On the plus side, there’s a plethora of jackpot and linked games to enjoy, and scores of promotions that cater for players with varying tastes and budgets. Plus, the three day’s of free bingo offer for newcomers gives you a golden opportunity to see whether Bingo Hollywood is the right site for you.
Design & Usability
The Bingo Hollywood homepage oozes glitz and glamour with its glittering lights, bright pink and blue colour scheme, and breathtaking cityscapes that are a feast for the eyes. Your attention is quickly drawn to the Highlights section, which uses spotlights shining on golden cinema ticket stubs to display the best of what the operator has to offer. In fact, due to its strong brand imagery, we wouldn’t have guessed it was a Dragonfish site as the design feels very much unique.
The top menu allows you access to key sections of the site such as Loyalty, Help, Casino, Bingo, and Community, and above it, you’ll find buttons which give you instant access to your account and lobby. As you scroll down the homepage, you’ll find a mini-schedule of upcoming games followed by a searchable list of casino games and slots.
Software & Gameplay
A site like Bingo Hollywood which uses Dragonfish software can be expected to deliver a well-structured lobby with fast load times. Some of the bingo variants (such as High 5) and slots (like Sugar Train and White Wizard) can only be played at Dragonfish sites and, therefore, can be considered exclusive.
The bingo rooms tend to start filling up from 7AM when the chat moderators help to stop any yawns with their fun and friendly banter interspersed with chat games. By the time the daily jackpot games kick off in the evening, there are often over 150 players in the most popular rooms.
Safety & Security
The FAQ section explains how all sensitive data is encrypted prior to transmission, and another sign of Hollywood’s commitment to safety and security is its use of a secure URL throughout its site. You can access a variety of policies such as Fair Play and Responsible Gaming through the links at the bottom of every page.
Payments & Withdrawals
The options for banking include Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Entropay, Paysafecard, Paypal, and wire transfer. The minimum deposit amount is £5, and you can deposit up to £1,000 per day; £3,000 per week, and £5,000 per month.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £35, and the maximums are £1,000 per day; £1,000 per week, and £2,000 per month. Withdrawals take two working days to process.
Click the Help tab on the main menu of any page, and you’ll find three ways to get in touch with the customer service team. You can get instant assistance by visiting the 24/7 Help Room, send an email (N.B., they aim to respond within four hours), or telephone toll-free to speak to an agent at any time of the day or night from Monday through Sunday.
Bonuses & Promotions
The bonuses and promotions are broken down into different sections, meaning that you can instantly find all the current offers for newbies, as well as monthly promos, chat promos, special events, tournaments, and upcoming jackpot games.
The new player offers can help you get off to a flying start from the moment that you join the site. Once you’ve registered, you can play for 72 hours free-of-charge in the exclusive Screen Test room for a chance to win real cash prizes. Plus, you’ll receive 25 free spins to use on the Fluffy Too slot. If you subsequently make a first deposit of £5 or more, you’ll get a 500% bonus of up to £200. Before you can withdraw any winnings, you must first meet the bonus wagering requirements (4x on bingo or 40x on instant games).
Bingo Hollywood members also get to choose their own reload bonuses. You can claim a 100% bingo bonus or a 50% casino bonus and 50 free spins with every deposit of £5 or more.
Other promotions, of which there are dozens, include Happy Hours, slots tournaments, Golden Nugget linked games, the Night of 1,000 Stars weekly £1k prize game with a BOGOF tickets, and nightly £100 guaranteed games called Silver Streak.
Although it’s only referred to at the bottom of the homepage, it’s possible to play your favourite bingo games and slots on a mobile or tablet by typing the Bingo Hollywood URL in your mobile browser address bar and following the on-screen instructions. If you get stuck, the live help team is happy to walk you through the process.
Variety & Originality
90-ball and 75-ball games are offered as standard in exclusive, themed rooms like Red Carpet, Paparazzi, SuperStars, and Silver Screen. Daily Jackpot games run in Hollywood Nights, Easy Money, and Silver Streak, and give you the chance to play for up to £150 each time. The Mega Money jackpot events are run in both networked and standalone rooms, with the biggest being the £10k Blockbuster which takes place on the last Friday of the month. Free games are located in the Screen Test Room (for non-depositors) and the Loyal Free Room (for funded players). There are also more than twenty jackpot slots, including Mega Fortune, Shaman’s Dream, and Irish Luck.
Loyalty & Rewards
The Loyalty Star Programme gives everyone a chance to earn VIP benefits. There are five star levels, and you can progress to higher levels by making regular deposits to your account. There are many rewards on offer, including birthday bonuses, monthly cashback, level up bonuses, entry to free and guaranteed jackpot rooms, and player appreciation parties. Plus, at the highest VIP level, you gain priority access to special VIP games and a personal bingo concierge.
The programme also awards Star Points when you register, purchase game cards, and win chat games, and you can convert your points into cash to spend on your favourite games.