Bingolicious is one of the first online bingo sites launched by Cassava Enterprises Limited (N.B., it dates back to 2003), and it claims to offer “delicious bingo and slots”. With over 100 games to choose from including coveralls where you can win up to £1,000,0000, an impressive list of big winners, and free bingo galore, it seems a fairly enticing prospect for new players. But, once you’ve signed up, can Bingolicious completely satisfy your hunger for great games and big prizes or is it likely to leave the sour taste of disappointment in your mouth?
Although the website was redesigned in 2012, it’s not as graphically appealing as some of its newer sister sites like Bingorella and Wish Bingo.
There’s a lot of unused background space, which is lime green in colour and contains a border featuring bingo balls, playing cards, and fruit machine symbols.
In the middle of the screen, there’s the bubblegum pink main site, and as it only uses half the width of the page, it doesn’t contain that much information. The blatantly Photoshopped image of a young woman seductively licking a lollipop-shaped bingo ball looks like it should belong on another kind of site altogether, if you know what we mean… There’s a small section that displays the latest winners, the tiniest mini-games schedule we’ve ever seen, and links to the brand’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The absence of an ad for the welcome bonus is also surprising, but we’ll be mentioning more about that very shortly.
The Support tab on the main menu links to the Help page, where you can access the game rules and view the FAQs. Also listed are three ways to contact the support team – the Help Room (which is open 24/7), email, and a toll-free telephone number which is manned between 9 AM and 1 AM from Monday to Sunday.
So, it turns out that the welcome bonus is mentioned right at the bottom of the homepage, underneath the footer. But, as it sits on top of a strip of graphics and is written it grey font, it’s quite hard to read.
You can’t claim a no-deposit bonus, but if you sign-up as a non-funded player, you can access the free bingo room. Your first deposit of £10 or more allows you to claim a 150% welcome bonus of up to £100, and every redeposit is matched by a 50% bonus of up to £50. There’s no link provided for details of the wagering requirements, but we received these in our welcome email, and they state that you must play through your welcome bonus 4x on bingo or 99x on instant games. For redeposit bonuses, the wagering requirements are 4x bingo and 80x instant games.
Bingolicious does operate other promotions such as The Big £10k, Grab a Grand, Zodiac Bingo, and Sure Win, but they’re all exactly the same as the offers at Glorious, Gossip, Sugar, and Moon Bingo, and the lack of uniqueness is disappointing.
Bingolicious uses Dragonfish software which is easy to use and very reliable. It provides a well-designed lobby, although it’s a shame to see that there’s no Bingolicious branding – just the standard lobby that comes as part of the software package.
The different tabs let you view the different game types that are available such as Free, Money Makers, 90-ball, 75-ball, High 5, and Slots. The rooms seemed reasonably busy when we visited at 7.30 AM on a weekday, and there were at least three chat hosts around.
We were unable to locate a dedicated Mobile page, and there’s no mobile app for players who wish to play on their smartphone or tablet. However, if you search for Bingolicious in your mobile web browser, you can log in to the site and play games without having to download any software.
Bingolicious is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, and has high standards when it comes to security and safety. It displays the eCOGRA Safe & Fair sign, uses SSL encryption and a secure URL, and lists links to its Privacy and Fair Play policies.
Bingolicious has nine rooms which open around-the-clock, including four free rooms (some of which are for non-funded players and others which you can access when you top up your account). There are lots of different jackpot rooms which host daily jackpot games, the Late Night Show, £1m sliding jackpot games, and special events like Grand a Grab and Sure Win.
You can also enjoy a superb selection of slots, instant games, scratch cards, and casino games, including Dazzle Me, Fluffy Favourites, Foxin’ Wins, Motorhead, Keno, Deuces Wild, Automatic Live Roulette, and Baccarat.
Overall, the variety is good (although another couple of bingo variants wouldn’t go amiss), but Bingolicious gets a thumbs-down for lack of originality as it has no exclusive games.
You can fund your account using MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Neteller, Wire Transfer, Entropay, Paypal, or Paysafecard. The pop-up banking system is straightforward and fast, but you must wait 48 business hours for your withdrawal requests to be moved from “pending” to “processed”.
The multi-level VIP scheme lets you move through the system by collecting Jewels when you add funds to your account. At the higher levels, you become eligible for bingo bonus cashback (5% to 15%), games bonus cashback (5% to 10%), free spins (between 5 and 15), and between 2 and 10 free tickets for the monthly Big £10k game.
Despite its promises of delicious games, Bingolicious fails to provide any entertainment over and above most other Cassava Enterprises sites. In fact, it has less when compared to brands like Rio Bingo which has exclusive promotions and games. The promotions rarely change and the website still appears dated despite its recent redesign.
In conclusion, Bingolicious isn’t what we’d consider a thrilling feast – more of a healthy, temporarily filling, and slightly under-seasoned snack. If you want to join a Dragonfish site, we’d suggest you consider brands like Costa, City, or Wish Bingo instead.