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Give Back Bingo Verdict
Give Back Bingo is a really nice site. Not only does it have top software and really enjoyable bingo games, it has some interesting promotions and a strong theme. Everything has little extra touches and chat stays busy. Knowing that your losses partly contribute to charitable causes is great too! This is a fun site to log in to after a little while and find out what they’ve been up to. A few more payment options and it would be perfect.
Design & Usability
Give Back Bingo stands out, which is always the number one thing that gives a site appeal. They have a cute dog mascot which is represented throughout the site in both cartoon and photograph format. Every single page is fit to the theme and uses their bespoke art, with nothing left as stock template material.
The site is very easy to navigate. It follows a pretty typical setup with a navigation bar at the top and various tiled sections, but does it very well without being boring. The site is neither clutter nor empty, plus there’s a lot of reading material about how proceeds are used for charity. This gives you something uplifting to look at when you visit.
Software & Gameplay
The software at Give Back Bingo is very impressive. The lobby opens in a window but you can make it full screen with no problems. You’ll be asked to choose some settings too, such as picking your lucky numbers. This is a little extra chance to win on all your games! The lobby neatly lists bingo rooms on the left and slots on the right, with controls at the top.
The bingo console is unusual but easy enough to use. The page is split into two halves, with bingo playing on the left and the right having tabs for mini games, chat, account history and promos. This method means that while you have chat open, you get a massive window for it, almost half the screen. This is a brilliant idea and those with sight problems will love it. We were able to easily find hosts and busy rooms with chatters. This is a great site for a busy chat party.
Safety & Security
Give Back Bingo has a fully up to date security certificate and transactions are protected by WorldPay’s 128 bit SSL encryption, so your details are perfectly safe.
The site is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, with full details on site. You also have peace of mind from the eCOGRA certification for safety and fairness.
Payments & Withdrawals
This site has an on-page cashier neatly built into the main site, which uses a simple set of choices to guide you along. Depositing and withdrawing are very easy. The minimum deposit is £5. There is technically no minimum withdrawal, but anything under £10 will have a 50% processing charge. They should take the average 3-5 working days to complete.
This site accepts Visa, Maestro and MasterCard for card options. E-wallets include PayPal, Neteller and PaySafeCard
Click on Help and you’ll get a simple but nicely presented support area, showing three contact methods. You have full live chat here, available 24/7, which we really like to see. There’s a toll-free UK phone line and three email addresses for various purposes, which reduces wait times.
The support staff are very friendly here and happy to help. You’ll find an FAQ page too, so you probably won’t need them.
Bonuses & Promotions
There are some top-quality promotions at Give Back Bingo. Each one uses bespoke artwork showing the dog mascot in various costumes, plus the terms are easy to find and read. To start with you have £5 free with no deposit, perfect for just looking around. The welcome bonus is a generous 350% up to £175, carrying a standard 4x wagering requirement. New players also get 7 days of access to newbie free bingo.
There are second and third deposit reload bonuses here, a 10k jackpot each month and some fun special jackpots like £5 prizes for 1p tickets. There are several chat parties too, such as Wild Thing where Stanley brings you free bingo and mystery jackpots. There are no-lose bingo games and competitions for shopping vouchers too- you really get a variety here and nothing boring.
Give Back Bingo sadly misses out on a page to help players find their mobile offerings and they have no app. However, you can easily visit the site on your mobile or tablet browser and use the same login details.
The mobile site is really excellent here, as it actually reflects the main site, just scaled down and optimised for scrolling. You get all the same graphics and art, plus it seems a full selection of games. Bingo loads up in just the same way too, rather than using a totally different interface for mobile like some sites. It simply rearranges to be vertical and you still have chat. A really impressive offering.
Variety & Originality
This site has seven standard bingo rooms, six VIP rooms and some other specials, so there’s no shortage of things to check out! These include 90 ball and 75 ball, plus 5 line games. Prebuy rooms are sorted for you and there are free bingo games and some guaranteed jackpots. Penny bingo offers 1p and 2p games.
The slot selection is similarly strong, with plenty of big names and high quality games. Golden Jungle features some lovingly drawn tigers and Cash Diner is one of a few mega jackpot games.
Loyalty & Rewards
Give Back Bingo has an interesting VIP programme, which is tiered and has six levels, including Newbie which you start with by default. You must earn points to progress and it’s not clear how many, but it does tell you how much you need to spend to get a point (for example, £1 on bingo gives you 2 points). These can be changed for credit, too.
The tiers offer some nice rewards; cashback, upgrade bonuses, daily free spins, free cards, birthday bonuses up to £50 and even faster withdrawal times. Higher tiers can access more free bingo rooms, maybe even winning gifts like iPads. It’s a very thorough system but it’s unclear whether high rollers will get the typical invite only treatment.