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Blighty Bingo Verdict
Blighty Bingo is a very odd site! On one hand, it packs a ton of originality, which is very valuable in the oversaturated world of online bingo. A new site with a special design, bespoke artwork and new promotions is a great thing to find. On the other hand, perhaps due to being new, there’s lots of room for improvement. Many promotions are a bit obscure, the swanky site can be hard to navigate and the site has a few kinks, like text which hasn’t been proofread. Still, these are early days for Blighty Bingo and the site has massive promise, so check it out and show some support!
Design & Usability
You get what you expect at Blighty Bingo, and then some. This site packs a red, white and blue theme and uses lots of fantastic cartoon artwork to really stand out. As you look around you’ll realise that the cartoons are famous British personalities like Simon Cowell!
You can register in a few seconds and the site has quite an interesting layout. At first it may be confusing, but you mostly get around by scrolling up and down, with your account controls at the top right as normal. This is similar to how mobile sites operate. While it’s nice to see something new, it could be easier to find pages for promotions and other information (you can find them through the bingo lobby). They also use a font that’s very hard to read. These little issues are a shame, as the aesthetic of the site is top notch.
Software & Gameplay
Blighty Bingo uses an updated version of Cassava’s Dragonfish software, which is fast and impressive. The lobby and bingo game takes up the whole screen, giving them room to have nice background art and use the space well. You can even change the art, picking between three versions! You have access to account controls, a ticker showing the latest offers, slots on the right and bingo on the left. It’s different and interesting.
The bingo rooms feel similar to the mobile Dragonfish software and are a little on the stark side. They look fairly good but are quite basic despite being very new. You have a reasonably big chat window but chat is a little on the quiet side, plus we couldn’t see any hosts.
Safety & Security
You’ll find full security at Blighty Bingo, as well as encryption to protect your cash transactions. The site has the eCOGRA seal of approval for being safe and fair, too. The site even has some useful responsible gambling guidelines and links to helpful organisations.
Blighty Bingo is also fully licensed and regulated, by the Great Britain Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.
Payments & Withdrawals
The minimum withdrawal at Blighty Bingo is a high £35 and may take up to 10 working days. Banking is done through a pop-up cashier, which lets you use phone banking or wire transfer too. The system is very easy to use.
This site accepts debit and credit cards, plus Neteller, PaySafeCard, PayPal and Entropay, so it’s always good to see a big mix of options and the ever-popular PayPal.
You may not be able to find support immediately, but there is a tab on the right that opens up a little side panel, or a link at the very bottom of the page. The site offers a phone line, email and instant help through bingo chat. It’s a shame that true live chat is missing and the phone line is not 24/7.
The team seem to be very keen and helpful in any case. You can also get some handy FAQs on the side panel, but the text is very small.
Bonuses & Promotions
Blighty Bingo has a nice welcome bonus for you, offering £30 extra if you deposit £10, using the code BLIGHTY. However, this £30 is in the form of 30 tickets to the next Guaranteed Win game (which is twice a month and has a £2,500 jackpot), so it’s a little restrictive. On the plus side, you also get 10 free spins on Fluffy Favourites. There’s another plus here, which will peak your interest: there are no wagering requirements on bingo bonuses!
Another promotion is Gob Smacked, which is a set of daily games from Sunday to Thursday at 9pm where you can win 100 free spins. The site also offers a 10k jackpot game. All in all, the offers are good for being new and different to other sites, but also, they’re a bit thin on the ground. Still, it’s great to find a site doing things their own way.
Blighty Bingo is lacking any apps or any mobile page to point players in the right direction. However, they do have a mobile site and you just have to enter the site address into your mobile or tablet browser. This appears to work for most device types.
The mobile site is very similar to the main site, with a responsive design that lets you get around with swipes and taps. The bingo rooms have a chat function and they look good. The bingo on mobile is as good as the main site (almost identical in fact), but in this case that’s more of a downer on the main site than praise for the mobile offering.
Variety & Originality
Blighty Bingo offers 90 ball and 75 ball bingo. More varieties would be good and so would a few more rooms, as they currently just offer four main rooms, two guaranteed win rooms (open once a month), a nightly Gobsmacked room and then free bingo. On the plus side, there are five free bingo rooms (though two are locked to VIP).
The bingo rooms each have themed names and they stand out, so that’s always a plus compared to the usual carbon copy bingo sites. The slots are strong too, with some big names like Shaman’s Dream in the mix.
Loyalty & Rewards
Blighty Bingo has a loyalty ladder which unlocks regular VIP only games, including free bingo and £250 prizes. This is called the Ace Club and has a mighty 15 levels, though the difference between each one is mostly a slight increase in your monthly cashback, daily free spins, how many points you earn per bet and free tickets to the monthly game.
This is essentially a remix of the usual Cassava site VIP system. While it does have tangible offers, it’s all a bit confusing and poorly presented.