Glorious Bingo is one of the older generations of Cassava Enterprises (888) sites, which set out to make playing bingo online a thrilling prospect for players old and new. It offers daily, weekly, and monthly jackpot games, as well as traditional 90-ball, 75-ball, and five-line games, slots, and scratch cards. Glorious rewards its players via its loyalty scheme, and allows both funded and non-funded members access to free bingo rooms. In reality, however, is it really a glorious place to play?
When we first arrived at Glorious Bingo, we had an instant flashback to another Cassava Enterprises site called UK Bingo due to its horribly outdated website design. Like UK Bingo, Glorious appears never to have benefited from a design update and, therefore, its graphics, logo, and theme seem very bland and minimal when compared to some of Cassava’s newer sites.
There’s a ton of empty space on each side of the homepage, which results in too much information being crammed into the centre. Even the terminology that’s used such as “internet bingo games” makes you feel like you’ve travelled back to the 1990s when online bingo was just taking off. Plus, there’s a section that mentions a game reviews page, which appears to have ceased to exist.
As is the case at many Cassava bingo sites, there’s no live chat facility but there is an online help room that’s manned by agents 24/7. The free-phone telephone number also operates around-the-clock, or you can send an email if you prefer.
When it comes to bonuses, Glorious Bingo is pretty basic. There’s no no-deposit bonus, and the 100% welcome bonus on first deposits of £10 or more (which has 4x wagering requirements) pales in comparison to the likes of the 500% bonus offered by Costa Bingo.
The promotions are also identical to Cassava’s bingo sites that operate on the United Commissions affiliate network such as Moon, Sugar, and Gossip Bingo. The problem with this is that although there are many enticing big-money games like The Big £10k, Sure Win, and Grab a Grand, there’s nothing whatsoever unique or new for players who’ve previously joined Glorious’ sister sites.
Glorious Bingo uses the Dragonfish software platform to power its games, which gives you the chance to escape the ghastly homepage and head straight to the lobby. The lobby looks like any other Dragonfish lobby bar the backdrop which resembles a rain-covered window, which we found an odd choice for a brand that aims to portray gloriousness.
By browsing the different sections of the bingo and slots tabs, you can get a good view of the types of games on offer. For example, there are four free rooms, Money Makers games, daily jackpot rooms, and standard 90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5 rooms. We encountered many friendly chat hosts, but noted that the rooms were under-occupied by players.
It’s frustrating that the desktop site makes no mention of playing via mobile devices. However, if you wish to play using your smartphone or tablet, you can do so by visiting Glorious Bingo in your mobile web browser. If there’s one noticeable benefit of using a mobile device, it’s that the landing page is fully optimised and presents you with a simple choice of Login/Register rather than the outdated graphics and text used on the desktop site.
There are nine rooms which open around-the-clock, including a free room for funded and non-funded players. In addition, there’s the Late Night Show which opens at half midnight daily, three £1m sliding jackpot rooms which open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening respectively, five “Money Makers” rooms which include the weekly and monthly jackpot games, four daily jackpot rooms, and three free rooms for recent depositors.
There’s also a colossal collection of online slots and casino games that ranges from Theme Park, Ghostbusters, and Barnville to Millionaire Genie, Live Roulette, and Casino Reels. While the lobby features an “Exclusive” tab, it contains the same games as Glorious’ sister sites.
You can make quick deposits and withdrawals through the Cashier, and while the selection of payment methods is good, it’s not all-inclusive. You can choose from Wire Transfer, Entropay, Paysafecard, Paypal, Neteller, Maestro, Visa, and MasterCard.
Withdrawal requests are processed after 48 business hours and, therefore, it can take three or more working days to receive your funds.
The VIP programme allows you to progress from Rookie to Champ as you earn jewels whenever you make deposits to your account. Depending on your current level, you can look forward to bonus cashback, free spins, and free tickets for the Big £10k game.
Glorious by name – not so glorious by nature is our conclusion having carefully reviewed this site. The homepage could certainly benefit from an updated look and more user-friendly layout, although there’s a decent selection of games to choose from, including some tasty jackpot specials and free bingo. Our main bugbear is the lack of original games and promotions on offer. If the owners of Glorious took this onboard, we could see many more players wanting to sign-up.