Scary Bingo Verdict
Scary Bingo has a lot to offer to new players, but not so much to veterans. There’s nothing here that you can’t find elsewhere, except of course the individuality of chat. If you can find some nice chatters and hosts, then you’re all good. Otherwise, it’s worth checking out the fun promotions and spooky theme. The tendency towards combining promotional jackpots and chat games gives you fun things to look forward to.
Design & Usability
Scary Bingo hits you with a full-page design when you arrive, using a rich purple colour scheme that’s very high quality and eye-catching. The background depicts pumpkins and ghosts in a spooky forest, very well drawn. Even the site fonts have a Hammer horror feel. However, this theme is not used throughout the site on things like promotions.
Navigation is easy thanks to a row of buttons at the top and a quick registration process, though the site’s thin, long shape might annoy some users.
Software & Gameplay
This site offers the capable Dragonfish software seen on most Cassava sites, opening a bright and functional lobby in no time at all. You have a themed site background and a set of controls on the right for tweaking your preferences.
The bingo games have a tutorial to help new players work everything out, plus it’s very easy to see and buy bingo tickets. You get a sizeable chat window and should have no problem finding chatters. We were greeted immediately by a friendly chat host, playing a game.
Safety & Security
There’s nothing scary here with Scary Bingo being fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Government of Gibraltar. This site is fully secure and uses encryption to protect your transactions and personal data.
Scary Bingo also has useful responsible gaming guidelines and the important eCOGRA seal of approval for fair play.
Payments & Withdrawals
Scary Bingo accepts a good range of payment types. For credit and debit cards you have MasterCard and Visa, or for e-wallets there’s PayPal, Neteller, PaySafeCard and Entropay. You also have the option of a wire transfer.
The process is pretty swift and will be faster after the first time anyway. Withdrawals take a little long at 4-7 days for cards and the minimum is £20.
Click on Help at the top of the page to get the FAQs, which cover a few useful common problems. You can also reach information about how to play 90 ball and 75 ball bingo here. Finally, there’s a link for contacting the site.
The site offers live chat, phone and email, but the live chat is not a true system but instead a help room within the chat, which may not always be reliable, if several people need it at once. It does not help that the phones are not open 24/7.
Bonuses & Promotions
The welcome bonus at Scary Bingo is a tempting 300% but this is split into 150% bingo and 150% general games. The problem with that is that the bingo part only requires you to wager 4x through, but the games part requires a hefty 80x playthrough, before you can start withdrawing. You can claim up to £105.
Other site promotions are fun and pretty generous but there’s nothing unique to this site. They include some guaranteed jackpots like the 10k monthly game and Wow bingo where you can win free spins. Check out the Happy Hour too for double loyalty points in all rooms from 4pm to 6pm on Mondays, in various chat games.
You can access Scary Bingo on your mobile or tablet, by visiting the site through your browser. They do not offer a special app for this, but it should work on the vast majority of devices. The mobile site is not really related to Spooky Bingo thematically, but it does provide very good tools for playing and watching games, so you can still get stuck in.
The site is lacking a page to explain all this and introduce players to mobile, which would be good for newcomers.
Variety & Originality
Scary Bingo offers 90 ball, 75 ball and 5-line bingo across over twelve rooms, so you get a pretty good variety. More types would be nice, but they do manage to make each room feel pretty distinct with artwork and themed chat games. There are various price points and lots of jackpot rooms opening at certain times. There are four free bingo rooms too, yet no rooms unique to this site.
Slots-wise you get a high-quality selection here, including some top names like Starburst.
Loyalty & Rewards
Scary Bingo uses the typical Cassava loyalty plan with four tiers, which you climb by earning jewels. You get one jewel per pound deposited, with just one needed to get onto the second tier. This grants you 5% bingo cashback, 5 free spins and 2 tickets to the big 10k bingo game. Reach the top tier to get bigger amounts and slots cashback.
There are also some exclusive free bingo rooms for higher tiers. It’s a pretty good system and very straightforward, just a little bland.