When it comes to 888 (Cassava Enterprises) sites, there are the good and there are the not so good.
Sparkly Bingo, we’re pleased to say, falls into the former category, and its futuristic, colourful, alien theme is really quite charming. Like its sister sites, Rio and Wish Bingo, it runs its own branded promotions such as Pretty Pennies and £5k Cash Cloud.
But, best of all, it allows both funded and non-funded roomies to play free-of-charge. There are also games for VIPs and deposit bonuses for everyone to enjoy. So far, everything sounds extremely positive, but while Sparkly Bingo certainly glitters, does it really turn out to be gold once you’ve ventured inside?
Sparkly Bingo is a breeze to navigate due to its great design. Everything of importance is laid out on the homepage, such as the welcome and ongoing bonus offers, daily jackpot game, latest winners, information about the brand, and a banner advertising the mobile site.
The main menu quickly lets you view information for new players, as well as details about free bingo, current promotions, the loyalty club, refer-a-friend scheme, and how to get help.
If the game rules and FAQs under the ‘Help’ page don’t answer your query, you can get in touch with the customer service team 24/7 via email, telephone, and live chat (N.B., you’ll need to visit the Help Room within the lobby).
In our experience, the response times are better than average, and the customer service agents always ask if there is anything else they can help you with before closing your request.
Whilst the welcome bonus offered is modest, the bonuses continue all the way up to your third deposit.
Deposit at least £5 when you sign up and you can bag yourself a 200% bonus.
(200% Bonus: Non-Funded Players Only. Offer valid once per player until further notice. Min dep. £5. Max bingo bonus £20. No code required. Wagering requirements: 4x Bonus & 4x Deposit. Bonus for bingo games only. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ only).
On your second deposit, you can get a bonus of 150% up to £150. (Significant terms: Funded players only. Bonus available only on second deposit. Use code NEW. Minimum deposit is £10. Maximum bonus is £150. Withdrawal restrictions apply: wagering 4x bonus & 4x deposit. Bonus valid for bingo games only. See full T&Cs).
You can even grab a 100% bonus with your third deposit - just make sure it's at least £10!
(Significant terms: Funded players only. Bonus available only on third deposit. Use code MONEY. Minimum deposit is £10. Maximum bonus is £100. Withdrawal restrictions apply: wagering 4x bonus & 4x deposit. Bonus valid for bingo games only. See full T&Cs).
Sparkly’s unique promotions aim to give you maximum entertainment through 5p-10p Stardust games which give away £1,200 each day, the weekly £5k Cash Cloud game, and Pretty Pennies 90-ball games that pay out £300 daily.
The lobby is powered by Dragonfish, and in our experience, it rarely lets you down with unexpected outages.
The rooms are broken down into categories for Free, 90-ball, 75-ball, Jackpots, Pretty Pennies, VIP, Slots, and £5k Cash Cloud games. As all of the rooms are standalone, you won’t be beating off competition from players at other Dragonfish sites, although this does have the disadvantage of the jackpots tending to be smaller than networked jackpots.
Another restriction of Dragonfish software is that you’re limited to 90-ball, 75-ball, and 5-line games, but unless you’re desperate to play Rainbow Riches, Deal or No Deal, or Immortal Romance Bingo games that are offered by some other well-known brands like Mecca Bingo, the high umber of rooms, free and cheap games, and jackpot games more than makes up for the absence of additional game variants.
Sadly, the operator hasn’t included a dedicated mobile page, but as we’re aware that almost every Dragonfish site offers you access to an excellent range of bingo games and slots on mobile devices, we were able to confirm that there is indeed a mobile-optimised version of Sparkly Bingo. There’s no need to download anything – just visit Sparkly Bingo using your device’s web browser and sign-up or log in to start playing.
Sparkly uses the latest encryption technologies to protect your personal details and banking information, and the integrity of the site’s games is ensured through the use of a Random Number Generator (RNG). You can find out more about Sparkly’s commitment to player safety and security in the on-site FAQ, as well as in the links listed at the bottom of the homepage.
Like other Dragonfish sites such as Rio Bingo, Sparkly Bingo offers 90-ball, 75-ball, and 5-line games, and most rooms give you the opportunity to win progressive jackpots while playing.
There are plenty of rooms to choose from that cater for all budgets, and daily jackpot games like Radiant Riches, Razzle Dazzle, and Golden Coins run daily at 9pm. There are free rooms for funded and non-funded players, as well as exclusive VIP rooms. Plus, there’s a sizeable selection of NetEnt and Eyecon slots including Starburst, Shaman’s Dream, Irish Luck, and Fluffy Favourites.
Making deposits and withdrawals to your account is pretty straightforward. You can deposit by phone, wire transfer, debit card, credit card, or Paysafecard. Unfortunately, Ukash, Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, and Entropay are not currently offered.
You can deposit between £10 and £2,000 per day, and withdraw between £30 and £1,000 daily. In our opinion, the minimum withdrawal requirement should be lowered. Our pet peeve with Cassava sites is that withdrawals take a full 48 hours to be processed which when you add on how long it then takes for the funds to reach your bank account/card, mean you could be waiting for anything between 3 and 10 days for your winnings.
The Diamond Club is the VIP programme, and you join it as soon as you become a funded player. To climb the five levels (Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum), you must reach the deposit targets listed on the Diamond Club page.
The perks on offer include free spins, complimentary game cards, bonus cash, and more. Plus, you get to play daily jackpot games in your own VIP room once you’re a Bronze level member or higher.
You can’t help but take a shine to Sparkly Bingo on first glance, as it’s colourful and cute alien theme look so much fun. The roomies, chat hosts, and customer service staff are also extremely welcoming.
However, the limited payment options let the site down, and although it boasts exclusive promotions, they’re similar to those on offer at the likes of Giant, Wish, and Rio Bingo. Overall, if you’ve not played at a Dragonfish or Cassava Enterprises site before, Sparkly is an excellent choice to start with.