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Deal Or No Deal Bingo Verdict
Deal or No Deal Bingo looks good and has plenty to back up the theme, including a big selection of special promotions and jackpots. The unique Deal or No Deal bingo is interesting and new takes on bingo are always welcome.
However, the site is let down by feeling old and clunky. The site could be far more user-friendly, but at least it offers something different.
Design & Usability
Deal or No Deal Bingo hits you straight away with a theme based on the game show, featuring the iconic red boxes. The site could be a little prettier, really, but it’s certainly different. It’s nice to see the theme used throughout and the addition of animated tiles makes things interesting.
Getting around is a mixed bag here. There’s a neat row of tabs which each have sub-menus, including some nice extras like a newbies section and community page, where you can learn about the hosts and follow social media accounts. However, there’s also the odd page with code showing and it feels quite slow to move around. Registering could be a little easier, instead of what looks like a tax form, but that’s a minor gripe. Another downside is that you need to open the bingo lobby to look at your account.
Software & Gameplay
The software at Deal or No Deal Bingo is very quick and smooth, if a little bland to look at. Some animated cells improve the lobby, but otherwise it looks quite basic. You can easily reach account controls, balance and slot games, or use tabs to check out the bingo (including a useful schedule button).
The main bingo room here has to be the iconic Deal or No Deal room. There’s a handy tutorial when you enter, explaining the DOND bonus round. It’s great to see a different bingo layout and mechanic. The bingo looks great, with the balls passing in front of the black telephone. Chat has a pleasingly large share of the screen too. There is a downside, however; roomies and chat hosts are hard to locate.
Safety & Security
The site is licenced and regulated under the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
Payments & Withdrawals
You need to open the games lobby to deposit on this site, which then opens up a separate cashier window! The depositing process is fairly painless, though the window is a bit small and may be hard to real for some. The site accepts credit and debit cards like MasterCard and Visa, plus PaySafeCard and PayPal.
While it’s good to see PayPal in the mix, a few more e-wallets would be nice to see, especially since they’re advertised on the home page. Withdrawal times are given as 3-5 working days, which is standard.
The support options are a little lacking at Deal or No Deal Bingo. You’ll need to click a few links to dig out the email address for support and there’s no phone number option. The help section is a bit confusing and doesn’t make any attempt to welcome you.
The site has live chat, but you have to figure out for yourself that it’s accessed by clicking a little green speech bubble on the home page. It would be nice if this was made clearer. The live chat staff seem a little brusque but will help with questions.
Bonuses & Promotions
Deal or No Deal Bingo makes a good effort on promotions, with a big mixture of offerings from special jackpot games to slot tournaments. It’s also nice to see the odd special promotion, like a Halloween jackpot special. You’ll also find that all the key promotions have Deal or No Deal artwork and have fun with theme (such as Banker Brekkie morning bingo).
The welcome bonus here is limited, but very simple. It’s set at a fixed £40 in return for £10 deposited, so while it’s a good percentage, you can’t get hundreds out of it. This seems right, considering the site’s theme of casual, light gambling. You’ll need to complete a standard four-times wager requirement. There’s also a newbie’s bingo room to get you started.
There’s no app for playing Deal or No Deal Bingo on your mobile or tablet. Sadly, there’s also no mention of mobile play on the website. Fortunately, however, you can indeed access the site by mobile, through your browser. The site is mobile optimised but looks a little clunky.
The bingo works smoothly on the browser, but you don’t get to see much and the chat window is small. Overall, it’s functional but no match for the mobile experience found at other sites.
Variety & Originality
You’ll find a fair selection at Deal or No Deal Bingo, starting with a newbie room which is a great welcoming step. The Deal or No Deal room itself is the most interesting attraction here, a 90-ball room with a special feature that plays on each game. Each time a ball comes out that matches a box number, a prize is revealed and removed from the board. When the full house goes, the banker calls to make an offer to the winner (or they can take what’s in their box!). This is a really nice twist and it’s great that the theme doesn’t stop at the home page.
You’ll also find four other 90 ball rooms, some 80 ball and 75 ball, so there’s a good selection. The slots selection includes some well-known titles and overall represents good quality, plus of course you have the DOND slot game. Sadly, there’s no free bingo, but originality has won through here!
Loyalty & Rewards
There is no VIP programme on this site, sadly, so those expecting luxurious high roller treatment may be disappointed. The site makes occasional mention of loyalty points and the support team confirm that they can be earned, so there must be some kind of standard points for play system, which you can redeem back to cash. Unfortunately, the site doesn’t explain this anywhere.