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Snowy Bingo Verdict
Snowy Bingo is fun and has a bit of everything, except for uniqueness. Beyond the very pleasant home page artwork, it’s yet another Cassava site with the same offerings as any. Don’t let that put you off if you’re new however, because the site has great games and promotions. Good support and hosting teams make it worth checking out and grabbing that welcome cash.
Design & Usability
The site design here is pretty standard, with a thin central column showing winners, jackpots and a few promotional offers. It’s very clear that it’s made from a template. You can get around easily enough, with a series of buttons at the top. Snowy Bingo feels a little cold (maybe fittingly!), with a design that lacks character despite being neat and effective.
However, you do have some fantastic artwork. There’s a cute penguin mascot and a full background showing woodland animals playing in the snow, throwing bingo ball snowballs. It’s a nice enough theme but it’s really just the home page and that’s it.
Software & Gameplay
The bingo games at Snowy Bingo are well made and should run nice and fast. You get a big display which uses the whole screen space, so there’s room for mini games, a large ticket shop and chat too. The game has a tutorial to get things started and you should find it runs well, with a few cute animations thrown in to welcome you to rooms.
Chat is a little on the slow side here and it’s unclear if the community is growing or waning, but it seems the former as this site is quite new. There’s no shortage of chat hosts and games but it can take some prodding to get people talking. Of course, this can happen to a number of the best bingo sites.
Safety & Security
Snowy Bingo has an up to date security certificate and also SSL encryption to safeguard online transactions. You’ll also see that they are fully licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission, so everything’s in order.
The site also has the eCOGRA seal of approval for safety and fairness, plus advice and controls to deal with problem gambling.
Payments & Withdrawals
Snowy Bingo has a simple pop-up cashier which gives you a quick series of options. The withdrawal time is a little over average but the process is reliable.
You can use several payment methods, including wire transfer, MasterCard and Visa, PayPal, Neteller, EntroPay and PaySafeCard. PayPal is probably the most important for UK players and it’s good to see as an option.
Customer support is hidden on a sub-section of the FAQs and the site bottom links. Snowy Bingo can be reached by the help room in chat, a phone line and email. Phones are not open 24/7 sadly but they do go to 1am, just night owls and those who play before work will miss out.
The team seem to be friendly and quick to help here, plus you have a pretty thorough guide to getting started for total beginners. A full live chat system would improve matters just that bit more.
Bonuses & Promotions
There are some fun promotions at Snowy Bingo, but sadly none that are unique here or match the site theme. The big 10k bingo each month is a sure-fire draw, as is the Weekender promotion offering £700 in real money prizes. You’ll find no shortage of chat games to go along with their guaranteed jackpots too.
The welcome bonus is 300% in total, which is 200% for bingo and 100% other games. This is fine but the bingo part only needs to be wagered through four times, while the other requires eighty times. You can claim up to £105.
There is no special mobile page to explain Snowy Bingo’s offerings sadly, or any apps, but you can access the site through your mobile browser pretty easily. Most phones and tablets will be able to do this and you can use the same login details as the main site.
The game selection is intact for mobile and both slots and bingo run very well, being cleverly optimised for mobile. Access to a good chat window helps a lot, it could just do with being less generic.
Variety & Originality
There is a good selection of games here, including 90 ball, 75 ball and the spin-off 5-line bingo. There are four free bingo rooms, including 75 and 90 ball, with some limited depending on the size of your recent deposits. You can take part in various big jackpot games, including regular one million pots! There are no bingo rooms that are unique to Snowy Bingo but the rooms do have distinctive flavour.
Slots are many and varied, with something for everyone, from the fairy slot Twinkle to classic Rainbow Riches.
Loyalty & Rewards
There is a pretty standard four tier loyalty plan at Snowy Bingo. You begin as a Bingo Rookie and can advance through Pro, Master and Champ by depositing and earning jewels.
Higher tiers unlock some goodies like bingo cashback, slots cashback, free spins and up to 10 free tickets for the monthly jackpot game, worth £100. Higher depositing also unlocks more free bingo rooms. It’s a nice system but lacks any pizazz.