Bridezilla Bingo is a joint venture between bingo software provider Cozy Games and a professional wedding planner service, A Glass Slipper Event. They’ve chosen the name “Bridezilla” as the website aims to help brides-to-be de-stress and unwind in its bingo rooms while also offering advice or getting tips from fellow players who’re also getting hitched. Plus, Bridezilla Bingo aims to offer fiancées plenty of money-saving deals and free bonuses to help their wedding budgets go further. So, if you’re currently engaged and are thinking about becoming a Bridezilla member, will the site convince you to say I do, or are you more likely to leave it standing at the altar?
Bridezilla Bingo stands out from most other Cozy Games bingo sites because of its unique wedding-inspired design. The brand has made good use of the Bridezilla theme by including a cartoon image of a bride screaming in frustration, and there are many more clever and comical illustrations like a wedding cake decorated with bingo balls, white doves, heart-shaped banners, and happy couples celebrating.
As for usability, the website also gets a thumbs-up. The main menu sits discretely at the top-left, allowing you to view the bingo games, slots, promotions, and recent winners. There’s an area at the top-right where you can register or log in, and the welcome bonus deals are clearly displayed in the centre of the page above the upcoming schedule of games. If you scroll further down the homepage, you can read a detailed introduction to the site which is full of sympathetic and helpful advice for bingo-loving brides-to-be.
The customer services department opens 24/7, 7 days a week, and you can get in touch by live chat, support ticket, or email. The Help page also mentions that the option to telephone the team is “coming soon”.
You can get off to a flying start as a new member of Bridezilla Bingo by claiming a £5 no deposit bingo bonus when you register and add a valid debit or credit card. Once your free fiver has been put to good use, you can claim a 400% bonus on your first deposit of £10 or more, a 350% bonus on your second deposit of at least £10, and a 300% on your third deposit of £10 or above. The welcome package requires you to meet the 4x bingo or 10x slots wagering requirements before you can withdraw any associated winnings.
Rather disappointingly, the promotions at Bridezilla are the standard Cozy Games/BBN offers such as weekly cashback, and the Free Bingo Xtravaganza. Furthermore, there appear to be fewer promotions than usual, and many of the tabs on the Promotions page appear to be blank. It would be great to see some unique bingo offers introduced that are tailored specifically to the bridal theme.
As a BBN (Best Bingo Network) member, Bridezilla Bingo uses Cozy Games software, which offers a basic but reliable playing experience that is desktop and mobile-friendly. One of the biggest advantages of joining a Cozy Games site is that you are able to enjoy multiple online bingo variants, but as all of the rooms are networked, you’ll be vying with other players over the prizes. Almost every room is manned by a chat host during opening hours, and they go to great lengths to welcome new roomies and entertain players with banter and chat games.
There’s no dedicated mobile page, but there is a banner on the homepage that tells you about mobile compatibility, and in the introduction, Bridezilla explains that you can sign into its website and play anywhere on mobile devices, with no software download or mobile app required.
At Bridezilla Bingo, you can enjoy 90-ball, 80-ball, 75-ball, and 30-ball bingo games in a choice of nine rooms such as Downtown, Big Love Jackpot, Victoria, and Big Ben, and these are all networked rooms as there are no site-exclusive or standalone rooms on offer. As for free bingo, you can play six free games per hour thanks to the Free Bingo Xtravaganza promotion. You can also get your hands on complimentary cards for the daily, weekly, and monthly jackpot games with every deposit of £10 that you make.
The other games consist of scratch cards, slots, and casino games by Eyecon and Cozy, of which there are around sixty, and the selection is the same across the Cozy Games network.
You can fund your gaming at Bridezilla with MasterCard, Visa, Paysafecard, Solo, Switch, Visa Electron, Maestro, or Boku (Pay by Phone). Although the current selection is a good start, we’d like to see more payment options such as Paypal, Skrill, and Neteller added.
While it’s easy to transfer money in and out of your account using the Cashier system, there are some frustrating constraints surrounding the withdrawal process that are common to all Cozy Games bingo sites. For example, you can only cash out once every five days, and if you’re lucky enough to win a progressive jackpot, you receive £1,000 per week and not the full amount all in one go.
Although there’s no mention of loyalty or VIPs anywhere that we can see, after signing up at the site, we can confirm that the standard BBN loyalty programme is used. It gives you one loyalty point for every £2 spent on bingo and every £10 spent on slots. You can redeem your points for bingo bonuses, but there are no additional perks included in the scheme. However, all funded players can enjoy between 5% and 20% cashback when they make a total weekly deposit of £25 or more.
The idea behind Bridezilla Bingo is unusual and exciting, and the site is particularly likely to appeal to those who are in the process of wedding planning. However, the graphics and written encouragement for fellow fiancées to trade tips and advice is as far as the wedding theme goes. So if you’re hoping to find exclusive promotions and games that are targeted at females who’re getting hitched, you’re likely to be disappointed when you open the front cover to reveal the typical Cozy Games/BBN site that lies within.