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Bingo Idol Verdict
Bingo Idol looks set to be a strong contender for the UK online bingo market, and it’s also helping to pave the way for more wager-free bingo sites. If you’re looking for a broad selection of bingo games and online slots with plenty of rewards to enjoy along the way, you could well become Bingo Idol’s number one fan!
Design & Usability
Remember the TV talent show, “Pop Idol”? Well, Bingo Idol uses a similar theme, except instead of real contestants, gold and red bingo balls are in the running for the winner’s trophy.
The red and gold writing and images, combined with lots of glittering stars, look both attractive and memorable, and the plain white background makes the text very easy to read.
We like how Tau Gaming has chosen to use its unique selling points in the upper section of the homepage, rather than the welcome bonus. There are three key highlights, which are zero wagering requirements, real cash winnings, and daily prizes.
You can find the welcome offer on the homepage in more detail further down the page, as well as a preview of the selection of slots and bingo games and the support page.
Software & Gameplay
Bingo Idol uses Cassava Enterprises’ Dragonfish platform, which is highly regarded by the online bingo industry. The player interface is easy to navigate, and tabs are used to separate out the different game types. The cashier is particularly well-designed, and it makes it easy to pick pre-defined amounts rather than forcing you to type them in manually.
Safety & Security
Bingo Idol is dually licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. The site also holds the eCOGRA sign of approval.
Independently-tested RNG (Random Number Generator) software guarantees that the games provide fair results while SSL encryption protects your personal and financial information while you’re online.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can make deposits and withdrawals without incurring any fees, and the banking methods cater for most needs with Paypal, Neteller, MasterCard, Visa, Entropay, Paysafecard, and Wire Transfer on offer.
As with all Dragonfish bingo brands, the withdrawal process is less than ideal as you have to wait two business days for your request to be approved, which means that if you’re cashing-out to a credit/debit card, it can take as long as eight working days to receive your funds.
You can contact Bingo Idol’s customer services team via a toll-free phone number which is manned seven days a week between 10 AM and 2 AM, online contact form or the Help Room where you can live chat with an agent during the same hours as the phone service operates.
The support pages are also very comprehensive, covering a range of topics including playing safely, the rewards programme, wagering requirements, and technical issues.
Bonuses & Promotions
A big bonus of playing at Bingo Idol is that there are no wagering requirements, so whatever you win, you keep! You'll also be able to take advantage of daily spins and free tickets when you play at Bingo Idol!
Bingo Idol offers no mobile app as the website is optimised for smartphones and tablets. When you play on a mobile device, you’ll find an excellent choice of slots, side games, and bingo rooms to choose from.
Variety & Originality
There are 15 fun bingo rooms at Bingo Idol, all of which are exclusive to the Real Bingo Network. You can enjoy 90-ball and 75-ball games in rooms like Thursday Groove, Wednesday Chic, Kaching, Number 1, Last Call, Wonky, and Gobsmacked. Plus, there are 52-ball games to explore in the Hit 52 room.
Guaranteed jackpot games ranging from £500 to £10,000 are available daily, and there are also loyalty rooms and three free bingo rooms.
Bingo Idol also offers the standard collection of slots, progressive slots, and casino games that feature across Dragonfish bingo sites. Examples include Cleopatra, Hot Cross Bunnies, Shaman’s Dream, Starburst, Secrets of Christmas, Rainbow Riches Slingo, Millionaire Genie, French Roulette, and Tutankhamun.
Loyalty & Rewards
The Ace Club is unique to Real Bingo Network brands such as Bingo Idol, and it offers a range of daily rewards which are level-dependent. You become a Level 1 member when you make your first deposit, and there are 15 levels in total.
The rewards range from free bingo cards, entry to the Ace Club loyalty rooms, and VIP gifts to personal account managers, free spins, and cashback.