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Iconic Bingo Verdict
Iconic Bingo is probably a bit of a misnomer. Lacking any particular theme to make it stand out, the only iconic aspect to this site is that it feels like the quintessential Cassava Enterprises site. If you want to see one of their most typical bingo websites ever, albeit with a modern, fresh home page layout, this is the perfect place. If you want to see something new, this might not appeal. Still, great games and software speak for themselves and make this an attractive site.
Design & Usability
The name Iconic Bingo suggests all sorts of things, but what they site has opted for is a couple of cultural icons for the UK. The home page has balloons, a leprechaun and the London skyline complete with iconic landmarks. It’s a nice image and has some brilliant animation that makes everything float around, but it’s also a bit of a strange match. The quality is there in spades, nonetheless.
The site is very well built indeed, with a pleasant layout and modern feel to it, not just a stock template. Some pages feel a little bland but this is because the theme is quite vague; they still have plenty of colour and load nice and quick.
Software & Gameplay
Iconic Bingo sports Dragonfish software, a package which is known for being fast and detailed. The lobby has a very nice city street background with some snazzy rain effects, but otherwise it’s the same as most Cassava site lobbies. You get plenty of controls here to tweak your preferences, plus quick access to promotions.
The bingo rooms are well laid out and even start you with a tutorial, ideal for first time players. The chat window is big and it’s very easy to find both busy rooms and hosts, with plenty of users. This is always a huge plus point!
Safety & Security
Iconic Bingo has all the credentials you’d expect. They have a fully secure site with SSL encryption guaranteed by GoDaddy for transactions, protecting your payment information. The site is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission.
You have a detailed responsible gaming section here and fair play info, which is supported by the approval of eCOGRA, who independently verify sites for fairness and customer safety.
Payments & Withdrawals
There is a cashier option on the main lobby and the main site, opening a pop-up cashier. The system is simple and fast and you can’t go far wrong. Withdrawals take a little over average here, around 4-7 working days by card.
Iconic Bingo accepts payment by phone banking and wire transfer, as well as the usual online payment. You can register a debit or credit card, or they accept Neteller, PayPal, PaySafeCard and EntroPay, covering most types of player.
Finding the support team isn’t immediately easy at Iconic Bingo, but if you move off the home page and look at the bottom of the page you’ll find a link. It’s easier once you’re in bingo, too. The help page is a little empty but does have links to useful information like bingo guides and FAQs.
The site offers phone support, email and a form of live chat through the bingo chat, though this isn’t ideal if it’s busy. The phone line is open 9am to 1am so that’s a good long time, but not quite 24/7. Still, the team seem to be on the ball and quick to reply.
Bonuses & Promotions
The promotion section has several great offerings at Iconic Bingo, though sadly only one is unique to this site, so it doesn’t feel iconic exactly. That being said, the selection is very good, with offers on both slots and bingo, monthly jackpots up to 10k in cash, guaranteed win games and chat parties.
The welcome bonus is a huge 500%, with a wagering requirement of four times playthrough, which is the average. In addition, this site has a special offer, letting new members claim £5 in bingo credit and 5 free spins, without even depositing. Note however that this cash comes with a six times wagering requirement.
Iconic Bingo uses the same mobile site as most Cassava sites, which it must be said is a very nice system. You can use the same credentials as the desktop site and you get a neat interface which responds to swipes. It loads quick despite being feature packed and graphically smart, plus it has a chat feature.
The site is lacking any apps, or ways to tell members how to find the mobile or what they offer. Fortunately, it seems to be compatible with most devices.
Variety & Originality
The bingo types here are 90 ball, 75 ball and 5-line bingo. While more varieties would be nice, you get over 10 rooms (more if you count four free bingo rooms and several special jackpots rooms!) and each feels quite distinct, with artwork and chat games. This is the stock Cassava offering, but it’s still impressive and interesting.
The slot games at Iconic Bingo are great, with most of the range being high quality, well-known offerings. Check out Siberian Storm for some very nice artwork.
Loyalty & Rewards
The loyalty programme at Iconic Bingo is a little bland but it does provide some tangible rewards for sticking around each month. You can rise through four ranks, by depositing to get jewels. Note that you’ll need to deposit £200 in a month to get to the top tier, but at least the amounts are clear and up-front.
Higher tiers unlock cashback on slots, cashback on bingo, free tickets to the 10k monthly bingo and free spins. You also get access to more free bingo. It’s a neat system with good rewards, but doesn’t have that exclusive feel of true VIP.