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Telly Talk Bingo Verdict
Telly Talk Bingo is a nice-looking site, but unfortunately, it’s a little underwhelming within. The theme seems to just be someone’s random idea, as there’s nothing in the promotions or bingo rooms to suggest that this site is connected to TV in any way. You may find chatters who enjoy TV or some chat games themed around it. Otherwise, Telly Talk has a pretty standard set of games which won’t keep you there for long.
Design & Usability
The art on Telly Talk Bingo is very nice, having a gentle blue colour scheme and a smart little TV logo. The whole site feels very finished and polished. While the theme could stand out a bit more, it is very chilled out and easy on the eye. The only downside is that many pages are heavy on text and light on images; for example, the promotions page doesn’t have any bespoke art, just text.
Getting around is straightforward, with clear links on the top bar for all the main sections. You can login easily at the top right and the site is generally easy to follow. You’re also expected to register a card straight away, no browsing!
Software & Gameplay
Telly Talk Bingo is powered by Dragonfish, a robust and popular software provider. You can be sure of speedy loading times and broad compatibility. The actual lobby is pretty generic, however.
The bingo game looks smart and is easy to use, with big buttons for quick ticket purchases. There’s a nice animated display for the pattern in 75 ball rooms. Chat has a nice, big space but you’ll be lucky to find a busy room and a host, except in the evenings.
Safety & Security
Telly Talk Bingo is fully covered in this department, licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Government of Gibraltar. They bear the eCOGRA logo, an independent body that ensures fairness.
Payments & Withdrawals
This site has a standard Cassava site pop-up cashier, through Brigend. It’s very easy to use and manage, with some quick buttons and a section for bonus codes. This is all SSL protected.
You have the option of using wire transfer, or you can use debit cards, credit cards, PaySafeCard and PayPal. While it would be nice to see more e-wallets, PayPal is always welcome.
The help section at Telly Talk Bingo is nicely laid out, with some useful links to responsible gaming and the FAQs, which are pretty thorough.
There are two ways to reach the team, by email and phone. Email is split into two teams, Operations and Promotions, which in theory should mean you get an answer faster. The phone line is 0800 and only open 10am-6pm Monday to Friday. There is no live chat to take up the slack during the weekend, sadly.
Bonuses & Promotions
The promotions section is a little disappointing here. You may be expecting something special to tie in with the site’s theme and motto: ‘Where bingo lovers talk telly!’. Unfortunately, there’s nothing here to support that. They do have a whopping £100,000 in guaranteed jackpots each month, plus some big Friday night jackpots, but that’s about it.
The welcome bonus here is 200% on your first deposit, up to £100, which is decent. This needs to be wagered through four times on bingo before you can withdraw.
This site does not have mobile capability. You’ll find no mention of this on the site, and of course this also means there’s no app. You’re limited to desktop and laptop access.
Variety & Originality
Variety could be stronger at Telly Talk. They have 90 ball and 75 ball. There’s a section for 5-line bingo but it appears to be closed. 75 Ball has two rooms and 90 ball has four, one of which opens in the evening, so your choice is sorely restricted. There are various free bingo rooms however, from daily play to weekly jackpots.
You have a good slot selection here, of generally high quality. Once Upon a Dime is particularly well drawn. Still, nothing original to this site.
Loyalty & Rewards
There is no sign of a VIP programme at Telly Talk Bingo. The site does have loyalty points which you can earn as you play, but there’s no special advancement or reward involved.