Bingo Loft Verdict
Although it doesn’t look half as glamorous as some of its sister sites, beneath its unassuming surface, Bingo Loft offers players many advantages over its competitors, including low bonus wagering requirements, low minimum withdrawal amounts, and a few exclusive games and offers.
Design & Usability
Although the Big Brother logo has been replaced by a simple blue triangle which represents the roof of a house, Bingo Loft still uses the pink, white, and blue colours of the famous Big Brother logo. The site design and graphics are a little basic when compared to 888 brands like 888ladies and Wish Bingo, but this makes it even easier to find your way around as the homepage isn’t cluttered in the slightest.
There’s a main menu with six tabs for Home, Register, Promotions, Bingo, Slots, and Contact Us, and a bright-pink “Join Now” button next to the login box. A compact ad banner sits near the top of the screen, and changes every few seconds to swap between the welcome offer and one of the site’s most popular jackpot games – Bingo Party. There’s also a list of bingo and slot progressive jackpots on the right-hand side.
Software & Gameplay
Dragonfish software powers Bingo Loft, and it provides an enjoyable and reliable playing experience. Everything is designed in a very user-friendly manner, and the layout of the lobby is slightly different to many Dragonfish bingo brands, as it gives you more browsable sections (e.g. VIP, Penny Lounge, Loft Specials, and Bingo Party), plus it gives you an overview of each room (e.g. number of players, ticket price, and prize pot) without requiring you to click on them individually.
As Candy Shop Bingo is a Cassava/888 brand, it runs on 888’s Dragonfish software. The software provides you with an easy-to-use interface for both the lobby and cashier, reliable gameplay, and a choice of three bingo variants (90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5), as well a good selection of slots and casino games.
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Safety & Security
A Random Number Generator (RNG) is utilised to ensure that the outcome of the games is truly random, and SSL Protocol with 128-bit encryption provides privacy and security between your computer/mobile and Bingo Loft’s servers.
Payments & Withdrawals
The available banking methods are Visa, MasterCard, Paypal, Paysafecard, Maestro, Entropay, and Neteller. You can deposit as little as £10 per transaction, and submit withdrawal requests of £10 and above. Withdrawals are processed within 48 hours.
The “Contact Us” page provides you with two means of getting in touch with the Bingo Loft support team – email and telephone. Email enquiries are usually responded to within 24 hours while the telephone line is manned daily between 9 AM and 1 AM. Although it’s not listed on the Contact Us page, there’s also an online Help Room (which is located under the chatroom drop-down menu) where you can chat one-on-one with an agent 24/7.
Bonuses & Promotions
There’s much to like about Bingo Loft’s welcome offer. For starters, it gives you 200% of bonus funds (up to a maximum of £200) when you deposit just £5 (N.B., at many online bingo sites, you have to deposit at least £10). Also, the bonus wagering requirements are significantly lower than those at some of Bingo Loft’s sister sites. You’re required you to play through your bonus and deposit just two times before you can make a withdrawal.
Like 888Ladies, the Loft runs typical Dragonfish promotions and jackpot games like Sweet Stack Up, Bingo Party, and The Daily Unwind. However, there are also two exclusive promotions – £25 Daily Cuppa (play for a daily £25 cash bonus for just 1p per card) and Monthly Film Night (an end-of-the-month penny special where you can win a £25 bonus in each of the seven games).
Although there’s no dedicated Mobile page, the presence of two mobile-only promotions (The Daily Unwind and Sweet Stack Up) confirms that you can indeed play at Bingo Loft with a smartphone or tablet. A quick search of the iTunes app store yielded no results, but after visiting the website via our mobile browser, we can confirm that you can login and play using Safari, Chrome, or any other mobile web browser.
Variety & Originality
There are twelve 90-ball and 75-ball bingo rooms to choose from where you can enjoy penny, free, and jackpot games, plus plenty of opportunities to win progressive room jackpots. You can also play a varied range of slots, casual games, and casino games which are divided into categories like Fantasy Slots, Jackpot Slots, Table Games, Fruit Machines, and Scratch Cards. As we mentioned earlier, there are two exclusive Bingo Loft games/events – Monthly Film Night and the £25 Daily Cuppa.
Loyalty & Rewards
Like Tasty and Posh Bingo, Bingo Loft offers VIP perks through the Joy Gem VIP Club. There are three different levels (Sapphire, Ruby, and Diamond), and the perks include invitations to special VIP events like spa days, celebrity meet-and-greets, and special shows, VIP-only jackpot rooms, and a dedicated account manager.
For non-VIPs, there’s a loyalty scheme which gives you one loyalty point for every 10p spent on bingo cards and 15,000 points for each successful friend referral. You can convert your LPs into bonus cash to spend on bingo tickets.