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Queen Bee Bingo Verdict
Queen Bee is a little hastily put together in places, but the design is fun and the artwork is original, which counts for a lot. The game selection could use a boost, but overall you have several rooms to play and a good mixture of slots, so this site will entertain most players. There could be more promotions here, but the wagering-free welcome bonus is very attractive already. You should have a buzz!
Design & Usability
Queen Bee Bingo’s design is a little unusual, because it combines big splashes of colour with a lot of empty, white space. In some ways this jars a little, but the artwork used is very nice. More importantly, it’s original, which is a huge plus point as so many sites are just templates, with art from the games. The Queen Bee mascot is fun and the site is packed with flavour text about buzzing bingo and sweet offers, so it’s certainly a site for lovers of a pun.
After a quick registration process, the site presents a bigger view with a lot of animated tiles. The design is fun and busy, without being too cluttered or hard to use. A quick support button on all pages helps players to find help easily, plus the promotions area is easy to find, but a little sparse. Some pages also refer to another site, so they’re clearly a copy/paste job. Still, overall the design is funky and new, a huge plus for any site.
Software & Gameplay
The lobby at Queen Bee looks fantastic, using an updated Dragonfish layout with original art to match the site theme. Player information and bingo games are shown on the left, with chat and mini games on the right.
Jump into a bingo room and you’ll see a large ticket display, with a neat animated caller panel. The graphics are good and chat too is easy to read, with plenty of space. This is a definite upgrade. We found chat quiet, but with plenty of users, so it should be easy to stir up a conversation at busy times.
Safety & Security
Queen Bingo is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. The site also has the seal of approval from eCOGRA, for safety and fairness.
The site is covered by a secure certificate, provided by GoDaddy. Transactions on site are protected by SSL encryption, ensuring that player data is safe.
Payments & Withdrawals
The cashier appears on a pop-up window here, with a series of clear icons to follow. The page gives the option of depositing by phone or wire transfer as well as the usual methods. Withdrawals, however, start at a high £35 and take up to 8 working days to arrive.
Queen Bee accepts payments by debit and credit card, Neteller, PaySafeCard and PayPal, which is a pretty good mixture and should satisfy most visitors.
The support section folds out on a sliding panel, a very nice touch that saves loading a new page, though it does limit space for the text. The FAQs are shown first and they cover a lot of useful topics, but they could be easier to browse.
The contact section is on the same panel. The team at Queen Bee are available 24/7 and operate a toll-free phone line, or there’s email. The site lacks a live chat service, which is a big downside, but players should have no real issues here.
Bonuses & Promotions
The welcome offer is very interesting at Queen Bee. This is a flat amount, where you deposit £10 and get £70 bonus, leaving £80 to play with. While this is capped lower than other sites, it’s clearly a lot for £10. Now, this isn’t just a straight-up 700% match, as it takes the form of free bingo tickets for certain games.
So, you can’t spend this bonus however you like or even right away, but there’s a massive plus side to this- no wagering requirement! Any winnings from these tickets go straight to real money, so that’s a huge plus point. Players will even get free spins on Fluffy Favourites, too. The site also offers a handful of regular bonus bingo games, like free bingo and guaranteed win events, but no other formal promotions.
There is no app available for Queen Bee Bingo, but players will have no trouble accessing it on mobile, using a phone or tablet browser. The site could do a little more to advertise this but it’s easy enough to find.
The mobile site uses a Dragonfish template, not unlike the desktop software, but still manages to get in some artwork and colour. The software is very simple to use and lets players flit between sections with a few swipes. Best of all, the mobile bingo includes a chat window.
Variety & Originality
Queen Bee Bingo offers a mixture of 90 ball and 75 ball bingo, powered by Dragonfish. More varieties would be ideal, but still the site has a little of everything, including free bingo and jackpot rooms. Blighty 90 is a fun room which often has a host present, for a 10p ticket. This room has its own progressive jackpot running too.
The slots selection here includes quite a mixture, from major NetEnt titles to in-house 888 Games titles. NetEnt’s Copy Cats and Fairytale Legends especially stand out for great graphics and fun features. Fiddle Dee Dough is a fun Irish slot, there’s the official Casper’s Mystery Mirror by Blueprint, or Wonder Woman Gold for another famous character brought to the slots.
Loyalty & Rewards
There is not a VIP system as such at Queen Bee, but there is the Ace Club loyalty system. As you play, you will be rewarded with daily free spins, up to 10% cashback, tickets to the big bingo games and special loyalty room access. The rewards are quite clearly given; for example, it takes 252 loyalty points to get 6 daily free spins. The site appears to give 1 point per £1 spent.