Bingo Stars is the sister site of Bingo Loopy and Bingo Godz, and it launched back in mid-2013. The brand offers a mobile and desktop-friendly environment in which players can enjoy 90-ball and 75-ball games (including speed games and an interactive room called Bingo Studio Live). However, will it make you feel like a genuine superstar or is its red carpet in need of replacing?
The Bingo Stars uses silhouettes of females dancing and clenching their fists in a celebratory manner against a purple backdrop lit up by stage lights to reinforce its superstar theme. But, despite a few hints of pink, the colours that are used throughout the site are more gender neutral, such as deep blue and yellow.
Its eye-catching design does a great job of advertising the many benefits of being a member, including the latest promotions such as the no-deposit bonus and free bingo room, 24/7 customer support, and a nicely presented games lobby.
The main menu includes all of the key pages you might want to view, including Room Info, Slots, Promotions, Jackpots, Support, and Features, and directly above it, two boxes are provided that let you create a new account or log-in.
Customer support is a bit of a grey area as, on the one hand, the homepage states that 24/7 customer service is available, yet the Support page says that the live chat facility is only manned between 8 AM and 12 AM. You can also get in touch via email (which Bingo Stars aims to respond to within 24 hours) or post. Sadly, there’s no telephone number provided.
No-deposit bonuses aren’t always offered by online bingo sites, so it’s nice to see that first-timers can enjoy a free £10 welcome bonus when they sign-up at Bingo Stars. To claim it, you’ll need to enter valid debit or credit card details at the time of registration, although rest assured, no funds will be taken from your account/card. The maximum winnings you can make from the no-deposit bonus is £20, and before you can withdraw it, you’ll need to meet the 10x bingo wagering requirements within thirty days of receiving the bonus.
Bingo Stars also offers an incentive for players who go onto make their first deposit via a 100% first deposit bonus of up to £150. To claim it, you’ll need to add at least £10 to your account, and you must wager it through four times on bingo within thirty days of receipt.
Like its sister sites, Bingo Stars runs networked monthly promotions where you can play for extra-special prizes such as a VIP trip to Monaco. You can also enjoy a 50% reload bonus on all of your future deposits, and take advantage of BOGOF games, 100% cashback (up to £10) at weekends, £10 daily casino bonuses, and play for over £100 of bingo bonuses each day by taking part in chat games.
Bingo Stars uses Bede Gaming software, which you’ll be familiar with if you’ve previously played at sites like Bingo Godz or Bingo Loopy. The lobby makes it easy to swap between the different bingo rooms and enjoy mini-games and slots. Plus, you can get to know your fellow roomies and chat hosts by using the chat facility.
We were impressed by how busy the bingo rooms get, even in the daytime, and were pleased to see the chat hosts constantly cracking jokes, congratulating winners, and welcoming new players onboard.
Like many modern online bingo brands, Bingo Stars chooses not to use a standalone mobile app which has to be downloaded and installed on your device before you can play. So, if you’d like to play bingo, table games, scratch cards and slots on-the-go, all you need to do is visit the main Bingo Stars website via your tablet or smartphone’s web browser.
Bingo Stars is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, as well as the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. A Random Number Generator (RNG) ensures that the games are fair, and SSL technology safely encrypts sensitive data such as your debit card transactions.
There are six bingo rooms running 90-ball, 75-ball, and speed bingo games around-the-clock, and the Bingo Studio Live room (which runs interactive bingo games with fun quizzes and competitions) opens between 6 PM and 12 AM daily. Many of the bingo games at Bingo Stars use special features like Pick a Box (a bonus round where you can win extra cash and BBz), Spin the Wheel, Magic Market (which dabs a random number on your cards at the beginning of each game), and Hot Seat Bingo (a special prize is awarded to the roomie who’s in the hot seat at the time that the one-line, two-line, and full house win occur.
In addition, you can enjoy a vast selection of table games, jackpot slots, video slots, video poker, and live dealer games from Evolution Gaming, IGT, NetEnt, and Microgaming.
It’s frustrating that there are so few payment methods to choose from. There are no e-wallets or pre-paid cards listed, only Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard, and Maestro. So, if you don’t own a debit or credit card, it looks as though you’re out of luck!
Withdrawals typically take between three and five days to be processed
We were unable to find any evidence of a VIP or loyalty programme which, for us, is a huge oversight.
While Bingo Stars shares a lot of common features (such as promotions and feature games) with Bingo Loopy, it has the added attraction of a no-deposit bingo bonus, and runs various jackpot games. We could happily set up home at the site if it weren’t for the fact that there are so few banking methods available, plus the lack of a VIP/loyalty scheme would leave us feeling unrewarded.