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Rewind Bingo Verdict
Rewind Bingo is a really good site. Not only does it have a fun theme with really good artwork, but you see that theme throughout the site, from the promotions to the bingo games. They have a good game set and some unique promotions, plus a good VIP system. The only downsides here are lack of electronic payments and live chat. Otherwise, a fantastic site which will make you want to go back to the 80s!
Design & Usability
This site looks simply excellent, thanks to a really fun theme that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The site logo is in a neon 80s font, with a rewind symbol, while the background features a huge drawing of a big-haired 80s dancer (think ‘Flashdance’). The background even has moving shapes. This is all supported by themed welcome text and images and the theme’s artwork is seen throughout the main site.
As well as a strong theme, you get a solid layout at Rewind Bingo, with a top navigation bar boosted by dropdown menus. Everywhere you look there are special tweaks, not just flat, copy-pasted text. A really good effort all round.
Software & Gameplay
Rewind Bingo offers you two lobby options when you first fire it up. The classic option is that seen on many Cassava bingo sites, a good layout with a large mini games section and a pretty big chat window. However, you also have the optional ‘tablet’ layout which is a lot more streamlined and would be perfect for touch screens.
On tablet mode, you get a full screen Rewind Bingo background and a very sleek bingo game; it’s essentially a hybrid of desktop and mobile views. The classic offers a few more customisable options and you get more character text when picking a game. Though we found chat to be a little quiet, we had no problem finding hosts and games.
Safety & Security
You’re in good hands here. Rewind Bingo is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner under the laws of Gibraltar and the Great Britain Gambling Commission. They also have the eCOGRA seal for fair play, a well-respected independent body.
When it comes to security the site has an up-to-date certificate and they protect user details with encryption, though more details would be nice. They also have a useful responsible gaming section.
Payments & Withdrawals
Rewind Bingo has a simple pop-up cashier with an easy system of icons to follow. You can’t go far wrong at all. You can deposit by phone or wire transfer, or online you can use a credit or debit card.
While the site will also accept PaySafeCard, they do not accept any e-wallet services. This is quite a big downside for an otherwise strong site and it may put off a lot of players.
The help section is easily found at the top right, which includes some intro text, a full set of FAQs and a getting started guide for complete beginners.
Contact methods here include 24/7 phone and email. They also advertise live chat, but bear in mind that they actually mean ‘shout out to chat hosts’, which isn’t quite the same thing. Still, it’s a fair set of support options which should cover most people.
Bonuses & Promotions
Rewind Bingo has what we love to see; original promotions that use themed artwork to match the rest of the site! Back to the Bingo (with a DeLorean image, get it?) offers £50 and £100 jackpots every two hours. You’ll also find six penny bingo games each day, a 13k bingo game each Friday (the Wacko Jackopot!) and daily mix-ups of ticket prices and jackpots. The only thing missing is a slot offer, but this might come at other times.
The welcome bonus here is a fair 300% up to £60.
(300% Bonus Non-funded players only. Offer valid once per player until further notice. Min dep. £5. Max bingo bonus £60. No code required. Wagering requirements: 4x Bonus & 4x Deposit. Bonus for bingo games only. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ only).
Rewind also offers bonuses when you keep coming back. On your second deposit you can enjoy a 150% bonus.
(Significant Terms:Funded players only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus £150. Valid once only on a second deposit. Promo code: TWO. To withdraw winnings connected with bingo bonus funds, wager 4 times the deposit + bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus available for use on bingo games only. T&Cs Apply).
With a third deposit, you can bag yourself a 100% bonus – just make sure you deposit £10 or more!
(Significant Terms:Funded players only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus £100. Valid once only on a third deposit. Promo code: THREE. To withdraw winnings connected with bingo bonus funds, wager 4 times the deposit + bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus available for use on bingo games only. Full T&Cs Apply).
You can access this site on mobile and tablet devices by simply visiting it on your device’s browser. It should be compatible with the majority of devices. The mobile version of the site is good, being a stripped-down view with mobile style menus. The site could do with a page to tell newcomers about the mobile site and how to access it, plus it doesn’t have any apps.
The bingo games look good here and display the site’s mascot background, essentially like the tablet view available on desktops. You have a good-sized chat window and tickets are easy to buy. This is a really good mobile site that doesn’t lose every semblance of the main site.
Variety & Originality
The variety here is built around 90 ball, 75 ball and 5-line bingo as Cassava site fans may expect. This is a decent selection and it’s made more interesting by special room names based on the 80s theme. Play in ‘Wake Me Up Before You Bingo’ or ‘Nobody Puts Bingo in the Corner’! You’ll also find four VIP rooms, progressive jackpots and several free bingo rooms. While there may not be lots of special game modes, the extra touches with names and artwork really make this site stand out.
You’ll also find a good slot selection here, with some popular titles like Rainbow Riches and (fittingly) Michael Jackson King of Pop.
Loyalty & Rewards
Rewind Bingo uses the Diamond VIP Club system, which you may have seen on other sites. This is a five-tier system which starts you at Blue and rises to Platinum. They make the deposit requirements for each level very clear, which is always helpful.
Rising up the tiers grants access to free spins, deposit bonuses, bonus cash and exclusive products, so there are tangible and interesting rewards for loyalty here. Not quite a high roller experience but more than just reward points.