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Bright Bingo Verdict
Although we were initially a tad concerned that Bright Bingo would become just another Dragonfish site, we’re somewhat relieved to see that it’s managed to retain some of its uniqueness and much of its appearance since changing networks. The zero wagering requirements are likely to be well-received by players, and there’s a wide enough range of games to suit a good percentage of online bingo fans.
Design & Usability
Visually, Bright Bingo is just as eye-catching and inviting as it ever was. Sunny skies and the green rolling hills of Ireland sit alongside rainbows and pots of gold to form the website’s wallpaper. The impressive welcome offer of £70 bingo tickets and ten free spins catches the eye immediately, and for those who are keen to take advantage, there’s a “Join Now” button right underneath it.
We also like the fact that Bright uses a different layout to many Dragonfish-powered bingo sites. For example, the homepage presents you with enough visual information to give you a good idea of what lies in store such as the latest winners, promotions, a mini-schedule, and a selection of slots and games. Plus, scrolling along the bottom of the site are the various payment methods which you can use to fund your account.
Software & Gameplay
Bright Bingo runs on Cassava’s Dragonfish software platform, which is easy to use, reliable, and secure. The key benefits of the software include quick load times, a sizeable range of slots, casino games, and scratch cards, and a mixture of networked and standalone bingo rooms.
Safety & Security
Bright Bingo is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, displaying their information at the bottom of the site. They also carry an eCOGRA certification logo. An entire page is dedicated to Fair Play, and there’s a section on Security in the FAQ which explains that the site uses 128-bit SSL encryption.
Bright Bingo also has a clear responsible gaming section with advice on getting help and options for self-exclusion.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can fund your account using Paypal, Paysafecard, Neteller, Visa, MasterCard, or Entropay. You can deposit and withdraw as little as £5 per transaction. But, the withdrawal process could be improved as, once you submit a cash-out request, it can take up to eight business days to receive your funds, which is partially due to the mandatory 48-hour pending period.
Like other Cassava-operated bingo brands, Bright Bingo doesn’t offer 24/7 support. But, it still aims to please by giving you three ways to contact its customer service team: online contact form, live help, and telephone. Both live help and telephone support are available seven days a week between 10 AM and 2 AM.
Bonuses & Promotions
As Bright Bingo belongs to the Real Bingo Network (which also features brands such as Hunky, Kozmo, Besties, Blighty, and Dabber Bingo), the promotions are a little more unique than some of the other Cassava bingo sites on the scene, and the best thing about them is that they’re all free of wagering requirements.
So, if you choose to claim the welcome offer to gain £70 of free bingo cards and ten free spins on the Fluffy Too slot when you make your first deposit of £10 or above, you won’t have to jump through hoops before you can cash-out your winnings.
Bright Bingo has some suitably bright promotions, many of which are shared with other sites on the Real Bingo Network. For instance, Last Call offers players the chance to win up to £100 every night for just 1p per ticket, and the room is limited to seventy-five funded roomies only. Wow Gobsmacked is a nightly game that runs from Sunday to Thursday and gives out 185 free spins in every game.
The exclusive special offers at Bright Bingo range from the Bright Freebie (a Friday night free game with a £250 prize pool that includes a £100 consolation prize pool for non-winners), and the Bright Sparks Bonanza (a weekly game with £250 cash for players who’ve deposited in the last seven days to Magic Money (a free daily depositors game with a £50 prize pool).
Bright Bingo is lacking a mobile app, but does have a mobile browser version of the site which should work fine on most devices. The mobile site boasts a collection of over 300 slots and other games.
Variety & Originality
Sadly, since moving software platforms from B-Live to Dragonfish, Bright Bingo has lost a lot of its former originality. However, the Dragonfish network still gives you access to three online bingo variants (N.B., 90-ball, 75-ball, and 52-ball) and an impressive selection of slots, casino games, scratch cards, and instant wins. If we could improve anything about the games library, it would be to add new slots more frequently.
Loyalty & Rewards
The old loyalty system may have been more unique and flexible than the networked Ace Club programme that’s shared by Bright Bingo and its new sister sites, but the Ace Club is still a transparent, fair, and rewarding scheme that allows you to gain promotions through fifteen different levels by purchasing bingo tickets, playing real-money slots and games, and making deposits.
As you unlock the higher levels, you gain access to extra or enhanced perks including daily free spins, monthly cashback, free bingo cards, VIP rooms, and dedicated account managers.