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Dabber Bingo Verdict
Dabber Bingo is a bold and attractive site that throws out the usual template in favour of a more modern design. On the downside, this makes getting around tricky at times, especially when it comes to promotions, which for some reason the site keeps under its hat! The game selection is good, but you won’t find anything unique. A cool site to check out, but it’s unlikely to be your new favourite.
Design & Usability
Dabber Bingo has a really striking design. They use big blocks of bright colours to create a very modern feel, with everything neatly rounded off and minimalist. The site feels a little like a mobile or Windows 10 view. They also use some great photography of women having fun, so it remains friendly and natural.
This site is quite light on pages but it’s pretty easy to get around, once you realise that they want you to scroll up and down. They cut out a lot of pages in favour of just letting you go straight to the bingo lobby, but this can be a pain if you’re looking for specific info. Some may prefer a more traditional design.
Software & Gameplay
You’ll find an updated, tweaked version of the usual Dragonfish software at Dabber Bingo. The lobby has been upgraded with a neat two-tab system for bingo and slots.
The bingo console itself is fairly standard, but the colour scheme is nice and it’s a very easy system to use. You get a good chat window and easy access to mini games. We also found that while rooms were a little quiet, there were chatters and hosts to be found.
Safety & Security
You can see a full set of credentials at Dabber Bingo. The site is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner under the laws of Gibraltar and the Great Britain Gambling Commission. They also have the eCOGRA seal, which is an independent body that checks sites for fairness and safety.
Payments & Withdrawals
The cashier at Dabber Bingo is nowhere near as swanky as the site itself; it opens up a window with a disappointingly small, cluttered menu. The opposite of the main site! Depositing and withdrawing are still pretty easy, it’s just an ugly little window and needs to be larger.
You have a choice of credit and debit cards like MasterCard and Visa here, or you can use Neteller, PayPal, PaySafeCard or EntroPay. This is a good, broad selection which is great to see.
Dabber Bingo has a clear help page with some useful text and a great How to Play guide. You can contact the site by email, which aims to respond in 48 hours, or by 24/7 phone, toll free in the UK. They do not have a live chat option sadly, but do invite players to ask hosts for help.
The support staff seem to be a little overworked, but they do help out. You also have a floating help button on all pages to get you there quickly.
Bonuses & Promotions
One downside of Dabber Bingo’s layout is that it’s hard to find promotions. They don’t appear to have a formal promotions page and therefore no special offers as such, which is a huge downside compared to the majority of other bingo sites!
It’s a shame that a site with a modern layout that seems very on the ball would neglect promotions. They do have some of the standard offerings you’d expect, like free bingo and special jackpots such as the Wednesday Million, but you’re left to find them yourself. You can still claim a welcome bonus here, which is £50 on a £10 deposit, split between £40 on bingo and £10 on slots, then bingo cards worth £20 as an extra. This has the usual four times requirement.
Dabber Bingo does not have a section to tell players about their mobile functionality, nor does the site have any apps. You can however simply visit the site on your mobile device, using your browser. This should work for most platforms.
The mobile site is smart but doesn’t really have the pizazz of the main site. The bingo games are very good, using standard Dragonfish software, which provides a nicely laid out mobile view and a nice, big chat window.
Variety & Originality
Dabber Bingo has a lot of bingo rooms, over twelve in fact fun names like Funky Monkey, though you will see this on certain other Cassava sites. You get a good mix of card prices and there’s a choice of 90 ball and 75 ball, plus 5-line. Some more game modes would be good, but you do have several free bingo rooms, plus VIP rooms and progressive jackpots. A lot of rooms, but all a bit similar.
You have a good slot choice here, featuring some big titles like Starburst and Rainbow Riches. Also, check out OMG Kittens for an extremely cute game.
Loyalty & Rewards
The VIP system at Dabber Bingo is hidden in the FAQ section, which is quite a pain. You can rise through four levels, from Newbie to VIP, based on your deposits. Amounts are not clearly given. Higher ranks have access to bingo cashback, slots cashback, free spins and free tickets to a big 10k bingo.
This is pretty much the standard Cassava site system but it’s really poorly presented.