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Ted Bingo Verdict
The design team behind Ted Bingo has obviously worked very hard to give the site a fun and unique appearance. It’s just a shame that the same amount of effort hasn’t been put into creating more exclusive promotions and bingo rooms as, with a few enhancements, Ted Bingo could be easily top other Dragonfish bingo brands.
Design & Usability
The slick design of the Ted Bingo website strays away from the typical Dragonfish template, making your first visit an exciting prospect as you hop between the various areas of the site to see what’s on offer.
The user-friendly interface makes finding your way around nice and easy, and playing games a doddle. Plus, there are plenty of high-quality images of the site’s mascot – a bear called Ted – that will make you smile as he performs parachute jumps, drives around in his sports bar, and raises his martini glass to toast your future success.
The clear pink and green buttons at the top of the homepage allow you to join or log in respectively, and there’s a prominent “Help” link right to them, as well as a Live Chat launch bar that’s fixed to the bottom of the screen.
Software & Gameplay
888’s Dragonfish software is one of the most commonly used online bingo platforms in the UK. It provides a high-quality playing experience and a varied selection of bingo games and slots.
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Safety & Security
Ted Bingo is regulated and licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, as well as the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. There are plenty of information links provided at the bottom of every page where you can find out more about responsible gaming, privacy, and fair play. And, the FAQ clearly explains that privacy and security is ensured by 128-bit SSL encryption.
Payments & Withdrawals
The available banking methods are Paypal, Neteller, Paysafecard, Visa card, Debit card, MasterCard, Entropay, and Maestro. You can deposit as little as £10 per transaction, and submit withdrawal requests of £30 and above. Withdrawals are processed within 48 hours.
Usually and very refreshingly for a Dragonfish site, Ted Bingo has a 24/7 live chat system where you can get instant assistance. You can also get in touch via email or telephone, and having used all three contact methods, we’re pleased to report that the customer service team are very quick to reply.
Bonuses & Promotions
Like a lot of sites now, Ted Bingo had adopted a prize wheel welcome bonus, which means you could win a huge welcome bonus or nothing at all for your effort.
By depositing your first £10, new players can spin Ted's Wheel for a chance to win up to 700 free spins! This might seem like a great offer, but all winnings earned from these free spins must be wagered 85x in order to withdraw them. At least you can withdraw your initial deposit.
Terms and Conditions: 1st time depositors only. Min dep £10. 1 spin on Ted's Wheel. Wheel Terms: prizes vary and include free spins [FS] and Bingo bonuses [BB], odds vary between prizes. FS are available on pre-selected games and granted over 2 consecutive days and valid for 7 days. Winnings from FS are granted in games bonus and must be wagered x85. Each FS voucher has a different max cap. To withdraw BB & related winnings, wager x4. Max bonus conversion to real money: £100 + initial bonus amount. Wagering req. vary by game type. Deposit balance can be withdrawn at any time
Even a rummage through the site map failed to turn up any information about mobile compatibility, which is frustrating when you’re eager to know if you can play via your smartphone or tablet. We’ve since discovered that because the Ted Bingo website adapts to both desktop and mobile devices, you can play on-the-go without needing to download a dedicated mobile app.
Variety & Originality
Ted Bingo offers a varied range of online games, including classic 90-ball and 75-ball bingo, and a one-line variant called High 5 bingo that’s available at most Dragonfish bingo sites.
The choices for slots fans are very impressive, and include everything from popular games like Fluffy Favourites, Starburst, Pixies of the Forest, and Rainbow Riches to modern slots from common software providers such as Frozen Inferno, Warlords, Dead of Alive, Pyramid, Motorhead, and Fairytale Legends – Hansel and Gretel.
There’s a networked bingo room called Linked and Loaded 90 where you can play for prizes as big as £1,000 for as little as 5p per ticket. There are also multiple jackpot rooms like X Multiplier, Self Made Millionaire, Seeing Double, and Lucky Penny, as well as four free rooms.
Overall, you can’t complain about a lack of variety, but we’d love to see some more original games and bingo rooms to make Ted Bingo truly stand out from its sister sites.
Loyalty & Rewards
The Diamond Club scheme can also be found at Moon Bingo and other United Commissions bingo sites, and it’s pretty good at rewarding loyal players. It’s an invitation-only programme that consists of four levels (Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby), and it lets you unlock exclusive VIP games and competitions, make higher withdrawals and deposits, benefit from lower wagering requirements, and enjoy up to 15% cashback each week.
Regular players (i.e. non-VIPs) are rewarded with loyalty coins for playing real-money games, which can be converted into bingo bonuses.