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Marinas Bingo Verdict
At Marinas Bingo, you can bathe in a refreshing range of bingo games, slots, casino games, and instant wins around-the-clock using your desktop or mobile device. The welcome offer provides newbies with good value-for-money, even if the free spins wagering requirements are a little high, and there’s a feast of fun promotions that are designed to appeal to all types of players.
Design & Usability
Some sites on the 15 Network are a little cheesy when it comes to their themes and graphics. So, it’s great to see that Marinas Bingo not only features a fairly unique marine theme, but also nicely illustrated and detailed images of an underwater world that’s home to miniature shipwrecks in bottles, precious gems, and huge shards of diamonds, as well as long-forgotten buildings such as the ones you might expect to find in the lost city of Atlantis.
The welcome offer text is also cleverly contained within air bubbles, and we like that the cool shades of blue that are used throughout the website give Marinas Bingo a unisex appeal.
The Marinas Bingo is in keeping with the theme too, and it features a fish’s tail and air bubbles in underwater colours.
The main menu is exactly where you’d expect it to be – at the top of the site – and it lets you jump between the main pages including Promos, Casino, Bingo, and Treasure Club. Just to the right of it, you’ll find the login/registration area.
Software & Gameplay
As you’ll already be aware if you’ve played at other Dragonfish bingo sites, the software that powers Marinas Bingo is very well designed. It lets you browse the different bingo rooms via tabs, and shows you when the next games are due to commence, as well as how many players are in each room, what the tickets cost, and how much the prize pools are worth. You can also participate in the chat rooms where chat games often take place, play side games, and change the look of your bingo dabber.
Safety & Security
Payments & Withdrawals
You can make withdrawals and deposits using a varied range of payment methods such as Neteller, Paypal, Visa, MasterCard, and Entropay. Withdrawal requests are processed after a 48-hour pending period, and once approved, your funds should reach you within two to five days depending on your chosen payment method.
You can contact the customer service team via the “Help” link at the bottom of the website. You can get in touch via email or telephone, or by visiting the Instant Help Room. Both the telephone and live chat service operate between 10 AM and 2 AM from Monday to Sunday, and the team aims to respond to emails within 48 hours.
Bonuses & Promotions
Sadly, Marinas Bingo doesn’t have any site-exclusive promotions, but as it’s a member of the xCite Bingo network, it boasts quite a varied array of special offers and events.
The welcome offer lets you claim a 200% bonus (of up to £40) when you make your first deposit of as little as £5. And, if you deposit £20 or more, you also receive fifty spins on the Fish ‘n’ Chips slot. The wagering requirements for the bonus are very acceptable at just 6x, but the play-through requirements for winnings gained from free spins are significantly higher (N.B., 40x). The maximum that you can convert to withdrawable cash from your bonus is £400.
The other promotions range from Takeaway Thursday (win a takeaway every week), Spin Night (win free spins), Soap Party (a weekly game involving plenty of TV chat, penny tickets and jackpots as big as £20), Saucy Sunday, Prize Night (win Amazon vouchers and more) Penny Evening, and Jim’s Raunchy Room (a Friday night special with cheeky chat and naughty-but-nice jackpots).
Although there are no mobile apps on offer, the Marinas Bingo website is designed to adapt to smaller screens automatically. So, if you’d like to play bingo and slots on your smartphone or tablet, just visit Marinas Bingo using your device’s internet browser.
Variety & Originality
There are more bingo rooms than average at Marinas Bingo where you can play 90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5 bingo games. High 5 games differ from traditional 90-ball and 75-ball pattern bingo games as they offer you five ways to win.
The rooms tend to be fairly busy at peak times which mean that the chat rooms are often lively.
From Monday through Thursday from 9 PM, Penny Evening gives you the chance to play for jackpots with cards that cost just a penny each. You can also (depending on when you last funded your account) enjoy free daily games like Quids In, Daily Doozey, On the House, and £250 Sunday Sizzle.
The casino lobby is where you’ll find an impressive line-up of slots, casino games, instant wins and video poker games such as Amazon Queen, 88 Fortunes, American Blackjack, Divine Fortune, Baccarat, Crystal Forest HD, and Live Roulette.
Loyalty & Rewards
Marinas Bingo uses the XCite VIP scheme which, in this instance, is referred to as the Treasure Club. It lets you progress through Rookie, Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels by playing real-cash games, and taking part in weekly promotions. There are also two Elite levels – Ruby and Emerald – which you must be invited to join.
The scheme’s benefits (which are level-dependent) range from a personal account manager, real cash rewards, entry to exclusive VIP events, and weekly spins to daily deposit offers, free bingo cards, weekly cashback, and birthday bonuses.