Ready for something glitzy and glamorous? Bringo Bingo is a new bingo site on the Dragonfish Network, recreating the golden age of TV gameshows with clear references to shows like The Price Is Right throughout the site.
It certainly has the look of an 80s gameshow, but does Bringo Bingo offer the same level of entertainment? Has the quality of the site been sacrificed in favour of pun-tastic branding?
While Bringo Bingo’s design is bright and has a certain appeal, it’s also oddly lacking in places. For example, the welcoming banners at the top of the page are attractive and carry the branding well, but the middle section of the page just… stops. It feels empty in places, and this detracts from the site a fair bit.
However, Bringo’s branding is still strong enough to be memorable, and it doesn’t hinder the usability of the site in any way. It’s a decent, unique look, but needs a bit more to truly leave a mark.
Bringo Bingo’s customer support options are pretty slim. Players in need of support can contact the site via email or phone. There’s no live chat option available though; the site recommends talking to chat hosts, but there’s no dedicated live support option available.
On top of this, support is only available from 9am until 1am in the UK via phone. Sure, that’s a long time, but without true 24/7 support, some players are going to be left by the wayside. Improvement needed.
One pleasing aspect of Bringo Bingo is the number of promotions on offer, and several seem to be exclusive to the site too. Most revolve around daily, weekly or monthly jackpot bingo games, but there’s some decent prize pots on offer, and enough variety to keep players busy.
Slot players will be disappointed in the range of slot promotions though (at the time of writing, zero promotions had a slot focus). As a bingo site, Bringo Bingo is probably right to focus mainly on bingo promotions, but leaving slot players out in the cold is a bit rough.
You can bag yourself a few bonuses when you deposit for the first, second and third time.
A 300% first deposit bonus is generous with a minimum deposit of £5, however only up to £60.
(300% Bonus: Non-funded players only. Offer valid once per player until further notice. Min dep. £5. Max bingo bonus £60. No code required. Wagering requirements: 4x Bonus & 4x Deposit. Bonus for bingo games only. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ only).
Deposit for a second time and enjoy a 150% bonus up to £150.
(Significant Terms: Funded players only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus £150. Valid once only on a second deposit. Promo code: TWO. To withdraw winnings connected with bingo bonus funds, wager 4 times the deposit + bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus available for use on bingo games only. Full T&Cs Apply).
The bonuses continue; deposit for a third time and you can qualify for a 100% bonus if you deposit £10 or more.
(Significant Terms: Funded players only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus £100. Valid once only on a third deposit. Promo code: THREE. To withdraw winnings connected with bingo bonus funds, wager 4 times the deposit + bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus available for use on bingo games only. Full T&Cs Apply.)
Bringo Bingo is powered by Dragonfish software, one of the more reliable bingo platforms out there nowadays. More and more sites are joining 888’s bingo network which sounds like a problem, but also proves the software’s quality.
Everything is laid out neatly, and runs smoothly. 888 have taken big steps in improving their bingo experience recently, and Bringo Bingo definitely benefits from this work. Rooms can be very empty at off-peak times, and there’s always room for improvement, but players will have few issues with the software or lobby at Bringo.
Like all Dragonfish sites, Bringo Bingo runs smoothly on mobile, thanks to a dedicated mobile site. It’s a generic mobile offering, but at least you get access to the vast majority of Bringo’s content on the go.
Unfortunately, there are no dedicated mobile apps for the site on either iOS or Android. On top of that, there’s no indication on the desktop site that a mobile version exists. A little more signposting of this would be nice, and help attract users to every version of the site.
As should be the standard at every bingo site, Bringo Bingo is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, and is also fully tested by external officers to ensure every game is fair and safe to use.
There’s a great variety of games at Bringo Bingo, including a huge range of slots. With the latest games from big name providers like NetEnt, Pariplay and Eyecon, Bringo has enough to please even the most dedicated slot player.
However, in terms of originality, there’s not a great deal to be seen here. As mentioned previously, there’s a number of jackpot bingo games to be played, but in terms of actual bingo product, everything here has been seen many times before.
As is typical for the vast majority of sites nowadays, there’s a decent level of variety on show, but originality is lacking majorly. It’s not a problem that’s exclusive to Bringo, but it is a problem nonetheless.
In terms of payment options, Bringo Bingo has most players covered. There’s some notable options missing (PayPal and Neteller, for example), but Debit/Credit Cards, Paysafecards and Entropay are all accepted. You can also deposit or withdraw via bank transfers, if you so wish.
With a minimum deposit of £10 and a minimum withdrawal of £10, it shouldn’t be too difficult for players to deposit money and withdraw winnings too. All in all, it’s a pretty fair, balanced system which is just lacking a few e-wallet payment options to really excel.
Ready to become a “Bringo Legend”? Bringo Bingo operates two different loyalty schemes, starting with the site’s personal VIP programme. It’s a little vague in terms of what a VIP player actually gets, but the site does mention a Player Account Manager, and free bingo in a set of VIP player rooms for recent depositors.
Really, the main focus of Bringo’s VIP offering is the Diamond Club. This loyalty scheme is shared with multiple sites (including Costa Bingo and Dino Bingo), and allows players to accrue diamonds while depositing and playing at Bringo Bingo.
Through the Diamond Club, players can use their diamonds to purchase deposit bonuses, free spins and tickets to high value jackpot games. It’s a neat system, and it lets players dictate their own VIP rewards.
Players earn a diamond for every pound wagered on Bringo Bingo, making it fairly easy to generate diamonds and earn bonuses. Plus, there are five tiers in the programme, and the more you wager and spend, the more rewards you can claim.
It’s not original in any sense of the word, but players at other Mandalay Media sites will appreciate being able to use their existing diamond balance here. Plus, the system is strong on its own - there’s definitely far worse loyalty offerings out there.
Bringo Bingo has a fair bit going for it, but falls down in the same areas as other Dragonfish sites. Ultimately, it’s just too similar to everything that has come before; there’s nothing new, exciting or original about this site.
However, players who are happy to revisit the same games with a new set of offers will have few complaints. Bringo Bingo has been made with reliable, quality software, and there’s plenty to enjoy on the site.
It might not be the smash-hit, genre-defining show it wants to be, but this gameshow should comfortably run for a good few seasons.