Ted Bingo is just celebrating its first birthday after launching in June 2016. It’s the sister site of multiple Cassava Enterprises/Dragonfish online bingo and casino brands, including Moon Bingo, Robin Hood Bingo, and Loony Bingo. Promising “electrifying games and luxurious bonuses”, as well as the opportunity to complete missions and win treats on Ted’s Prize Wheel, Ted Bingo has the makings of a top-notch bingo site. But, then again, maybe it’s just the same as any other Dragonfish bingo brand but with a more appealing exterior?
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.
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.
There’s an impressive number of promotions to enjoy at Ted Bingo, but most of them are shared with Ted’s sister sites (e.g. Moon Bingo and Robin Hood Bingo). Even Ted’s Prize Wheel is almost an exact replica of Moon’s Prize Wheel.
However, Ted’s welcome package is more generous, and it offers you a 200% bingo bonus worth up to £40 plus a 100% games bonus worth up to £20, as well as £40’s worth of no deposit bingo cards for the £777 jackpot game when you make your first deposit of £10 or more. Although the wagering requirements for the bingo bonus are relatively low (x3), watch out for the games bonus wagering requirements, as we think they’re unnecessarily high at 50x.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.