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Inspector Bingo Verdict
Although there are now many Dragonfish bingo sites for players to choose from, we feel that Inspector Bingo offers members an enhanced playing experience by offering an excellent rewards scheme, some unique promotions in addition to the networked ones, a multi-choice welcome offer, and an impressive selection of side games.
Design & Usability
Inspector Bingo is refreshingly different compared to the majority of online bingo sites. Its unique Victorian detective theme reminds us somewhat of Sherlock Holmes, and to add an air of mystery to the proceedings, the site’s detective mascot is often depicted in silhouette form.
The brand logo features a moustache, and the background uses detective-themed images of thumbprints and Victorian men and women.
The key areas of the website are presented as “The Line Up” and include fun titles like Top Inspectors and Crack the Case.
A blue tab on the right takes to straight to Inspector Bingo’s Facebook page while the menu at the top allows you to look at the bingo and casino games, promotions, and VIP rewards in further detail.
The welcome offer is cleverly presented in a series of picture frames with bingo balls floating in the air.
Software & Gameplay
Inspector Bingo runs on Dragonfish software and is a member of the Dragonfish bingo network. It offers players a choice of 90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5 bingo games, plus a profusion of video slots and jackpot slots, plus a limited number of casino games.
Almost all of the bingo rooms are moderated, and chat games are regularly run. You can pre-buy bingo tickets, enjoy side games, view upcoming games via the bingo schedule, and enter bonus codes in the cashier.
Safety & Security
Inspector Bingo is regulated and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and gives you full visibility of its fair play, privacy, security, and responsible gaming policies.
The website uses a secure URL for all of its pages, and your sensitive information is protected by top SSL encryption.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can fund your Inspector Bingo account using Visa, MasterCard, Paypal, Entropay or Neteller.
You can top-up your balance with £5 to £2,000 per day (unless you change your deposit limits), and you can cash-out £5 or more per transaction.
There’s a mandatory 48-hour pending period that’s applied to all withdrawal requests, and after it’s been lifted, it takes two to seven working days to receive your funds.
Although support isn’t offered around-the-clock, you have the Instant Help chat room in place of a live chat service which operates between 10 AM and 2 PM from Monday to Sunday. You can also get in touch via email, telephone (toll-free), and an online contact form if you prefer, and the FAQ often comes in handy.
Bonuses & Promotions
We like that you can choose how big or small you wish your welcome bonus to be. For example, if you deposit £5, you get £10 to play with; if you deposit £10, you get £20 to play with, and if you deposit £20, you get the maximum of £20 in bonus funds plus twenty spins on the Irish Luck slot.
The wagering requirements are 6x bingo plus your deposit, and 40x games plus your deposit. Provided that you fulfil the play-through requirements, you have the potential to cash out winnings of up to £400.
While many of the promotions at Inspector Bingo are commonly found at Dragonfish bingo brands (e.g. Takeaway Thursday, Spin Night, Saucy Sunday, Soap Party, Jim’s Raunchy Room, and Penny Evening), there are two unique promotions to take advantage of as well.
Crack the Case is a series of weekly “cases” that pop up across the site and are also sent to members via text and email, as well as posted on Facebook, and they offer you additional opportunities to win prizes.
You could also become Inspector of the Month by working your way to the top of the site’s leaderboard by playing bingo and slots. First place wins £50 cash and nine runners-up are awarded mystery prizes.
As Inspector Bingo does offer any mobile apps, you’ll need to visit the mobile site if you want to play games on-the-go. The mobile site is particularly well-designed, and as almost all of the games offered by the Dragonfish platform are optimised for mobile devices, very little is missing.
Variety & Originality
The games library is very similar to Inspector Bingo’s sister site, Moon Bingo, as well as other brands on the Dragonfish network so we can’t rate Inspector Bingo highly on its originality. But, working in its favour, there’s a good choice of bingo rooms and slots.
You can choose from 90-ball, 75-ball, and 5-line games in rooms like Sunny 90s, Daily Doozey, and Chatterbox. Ticket prices range from 0p to 50p on average, and there are plenty of daily jackpot games plus a £10k monthly special.
The selection of casino games is pretty small with American Roulette, Baccarat, Deuces Wild, European Roulette, and Texas Hold’em providing the main options. But, the good news is that there’s an abundance of slots (including lots of new releases) such as 7’s to Burn, Starburst, Golden Goddess, Jack Hammer, Mega Fortune, Wild Times, Wish Upon a Jackpot, and Zeus 1000.
Loyalty & Rewards
The Jewel Club is the VIP scheme that’s used at Inspector Bingo and its sister site, Moon Bingo, and you are automatically enrolled as a Rookie VIP when you start making deposits to your account.
The benefits are very reasonable for the first four levels, and include daily deposit offers, free bingo tickets, birthday bonuses, weekly cashback, and weekly free spins. But, if you’re invited to join one of the two Elite levels, you also gain a personal account manager, real cash rewards, and invitations to exclusive events.
The frequency with which you deposit and play at the site is used to determine your VIP level, and you can check your progress at any time by visiting your personal Account page.