Money Saver Bingo is a member of Jumpman Gaming’s 15 Network, which was “born to keep your wallets filled in with loads of cash”. The site sells itself on running offers that aren’t easy to find elsewhere, entertaining chat hosts, and an excellent loyalty scheme. Plus, it helps you further line your pockets by giving you rewards each time you refer your friends. For the sake of our fellow bargain bingo hunters, we joined MSB to find out if it’s as kind to your wallet as it would have us believe…
The Money Saver Bingo website is fairly basic as it doesn’t use any eye-catching, high-resolution graphics. Instead, it uses a smiling piggy bank in its logo which is displayed at the top-left of the homepage, and a blue background which changes from dark to light as you scroll down the site. The two main banners are particularly eye-catching due to their size, and consist of the welcome offer and exclusive cashback deal. At the bottom, there are smaller banners that highlight the refer-a-friend scheme, the top games, and the latest big winner.
The main menu is neat and concise, and there are two buttons above it that let you log in or sign up. Once you have an account set up, you no longer see the homepage but a personalised page that gives you quick links to the lobby, cashier, inbox, profile, friends list, game history, and more.
All-in-all, the site is easy to navigate, but it doesn’t inspire or excite us.
Sadly, there’s no live chat service and support isn’t available 24/7, but if you need assistance, you can telephone or send a WhatsApp message - both of which are monitored between 9.30 AM and 6 PM from Monday to Friday - or send an email.
While checking out the brand’s customer service credentials, we noticed a glaring error on the ‘Contact Us’ page which gives the email address for Elf Bingo rather than Money Saver Bingo. This looks very unprofessional and makes it glaringly obvious that it’s a cut and paste job.
Although Money Saver Bingo doesn’t currently offer a no-deposit bonus, if you become a member, you can take advantage of a 200% welcome bonus with your first deposit of £10+. You’ll need to wager your bonus through four times before you can withdraw any associated winnings. As MSB resides on the 15 Network, you also get to Spin the Wheel after you’ve made an initial deposit. With the Wheel, you’re guaranteed to win an extra bonus of between £5 and £2,500.
Nearly all of the remaining promotions are common across 15 Network bingo sites. For example, you can win a £50 takeaway voucher on Friday nights and play for up to £300 of bonus funds with the Weekend Wad. There is one exclusive promotion that gives you a guaranteed 10% cashback on your net losses.
Money Saver Bingo runs on Jumpman Gaming software, and while many other sites on the network (such as Elf) have chosen to personalise their lobbies to fit the brand, MSB has only gone so far as to add a blue-and-pink colour scheme, which makes it look pretty boring. Nonetheless, you can find what you’re looking for quickly thanks to the different game tabs. The big jackpot games are networked, and there are no games or rooms that are specific to Money Saver Bingo.
We were unable to spot any chat hosts when we last visited, and as there were relatively few roomies playing (N.B., the most we found in any room was eighteen), you could almost see the tumbleweed blowing through the chat window.
The lack of a mobile page makes it hard to determine whether and how you can play on a mobile device without investigating for yourself. We discovered there’s no dedicated mobile application, but you can access the site via your mobile browser. Although there’s good availability of mobile games, the chat facility only works on the desktop site.
It’s safe and legal to play at Money Saver Bingo as the operator is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, and its software is independently tested and approved by SQS. A random number generator provides fair outcomes for each game, and a secure URL is used for the Cashier while SSL certificates securely encrypt your transactions. However, we’d like to see dedicated pages that explain more about safety and security rather than little snippets of information dotted around the site.
Unfortunately, variety is not the spice of life when it comes to bingo. There are the standard 90-ball and 75-ball offerings but no other variants. There are eight rooms in total (not including the four jackpot rooms as these only open on certain days), but many of them don’t open all day long, and we were unable to find a schedule that states their opening times. Money Saver Bingo has two free rooms – one for funded roomies and the other for VIPs and again, they only open for a very limited amount of time.
The selection of slots and instants is far better in comparison, and you’ll find well-known titles like Gonzo’s Quest, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and Starburst mixed in with lesser-known slots such as Fish & Chips, Twinkle, and Jurassic Juniors.
Money Saver Bingo fails to cater for modern bingo players as it only offers credit and debit cards as valid forms of payment (N.B., this includes Visa, Maestro, Switch, Solo, and MasterCard).
Although you can deposit as little as £5 to your account, you cannot make a withdrawal of less than £30. Withdrawals are processed after 48 hours, and so it can take at least seven working days for your funds to reach you.
Money Saver Bingo uses the standard 15 Network VIP scheme, which consists of five levels – Member, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Black. As you move up the levels, the perks (which include redeposit bonuses, Fluffy a Day spins, monthly cashback, and birthday bonuses) increase in value. You make progress by earning VIP stars by playing with real cash and entering specific “Earn your Stars” promotions. However, it’s not specified how many stars you must earn to qualify for each level.
While it’s good to see an exclusive promotion (the monthly cashback deal) at a networked site, Money Saver Bingo falls short on game variety and availability due to the constraints of the 15 Network. If you’re a new or infrequent player, however, it may offer enough to meet your needs, although you’ll have to be prepared to pay with a credit or debit card.