updated
byAva Louise

Uk-Bingo review

64%
Score Breakdown

0-29%

30-49%

50-69%

70-89%

90-100%

Full review criteria
updated
byAva Louise
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The grandparent of many modern Cassava bingo sites, which has been left behind.
bonuses & offers
first deposit
100%
reload bonus
N/A
free spins
N/A
min deposit
£5
bingo wagering
4x

Over 18s Only. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&Cs.

score Breakdown
design & Usability
customer Support
bonuses & Promotions
software & Gameplay
device Compatibility
safety & Security
variety & Originality
payments & Withdrawals
VIP Programme
pros
  • Big jackpot games
  • Good selection of payment methods
cons
  • Unreliable loading times
  • Too similar to other Dragonfish sites
about Uk-Bingo
platform
  • Dragonfish
owner
  • Intellectual Property & Software
licence
  • Gibraltar (888 UK Limited)
Launched
  • Sep, 1, 2003
payment methods
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Neteller
  • Paysafecard
  • Paypal
contact information
  • Live Chat
  • Contact Form
  • 08009012510
social media
  • N/A

Uk-Bingo verdict

UK Bingo is an early Cassava Enterprises online bingo site which launched six years after 888Ladies. Like most of Cassava’s sites, it operates on the popular and extremely reliable Dragonfish network, which offers you 90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5 games, as well as coverall jackpots, progressive jackpots, team bingo games, slots, scratch cards, keno, casino games, and video poker games. The daily schedule boasts an impressive amount of games with generous prize pots, and there are also monthly jackpot games that let you play for up to £10,000 in prizes. Is it UK bingo at its best? Let’s find out…

design & Usability

The design of UK Bingo is very basic, and there’s a lot of unused space surrounding the main pages (we’re talking a good five inches each side). The backdrop uses a blue to purple colour fade, and the only real branding is the Union Jack flag in the logo, which is oddly accompanied by a blonde female in a black mini-dress posing on top of a bingo ball.

The homepage doesn’t give you much information bar the types of games available and the current progressive jackpot totals. There’s also a banner advertising the welcome offer, which is rather misleading as the words “£100 FREE” are much larger than the text “receive up to”. We were also surprised to find that no link to the welcome bonus terms and conditions is included, and you can’t view further details of the offer without registering.

The main menu uses the standard Dragonfish format, which includes Register, Promotions, Games, Winners, Loyalty, and Contact Us.

Overall, the site is long overdue an update and one wonders whether it exists purely because Cassava was eager to snap up the uk-bingo.net domain name before another operator did.

customer Support

Help is available 24/7 via telephone (free within the UK) and the online help room. You can also contact the customer service agents via email, and they endeavour to respond to queries with 48 hours.

bonuses & Promotions

As we mentioned earlier, it’s hard to find details of the welcome offer and as such, we’ve deducted one star from this category’s rating.

There’s no bonus available for non-funded players, but there’s a 100% welcome bonus of up to £100 when you make your first deposit of at least £10, which you must play through four times before making a withdrawal request.

The promotions page includes the standard Cassava Enterprises offerings such as jackpot games like The Big £10k, Grab a Grand, and Sure Win 2. You can also play for free spins in “WOW!” penny games from Sunday to Thursday, and loyalty point prizes in the 2 Million Race.

software & Gameplay

The Dragonfish software used to power UK Bingo has its good points and bad points. The good are that it’s effortless and pretty much foolproof to use, it’s reliable, it’s reassuringly familiar if you’ve played at other Cassava Enterprises bingo sites, and it offers stacks of slots and instant games. It also lets you pre-buy game cards and personalise several in-game options such as your dabber and sound effects. The not-so-good points are that it only offers you three bingo variants (90-ball, 75-ball, and 5-line), and there are very few 5-line games in comparison to the other two types.

The bingo rooms are usually pretty quiet, and although there are chat hosts available, it’s simply not lively enough for our liking.   

device Compatibility

There’s no information regarding a mobile app, but we were able to determine that the mobile version of the website lets you enjoy the same experience as desktop players. 

safety & Security

Although UK Bingo has a dated appearance, its owners have at least kept it up-to-date with safety and security features. It’s licensed and regulated by the Great Britain Gambling Commission, has an eCOGRA certificate, uses a secure URL throughout, securely transfers your data via SSL encryption software, and uses a random number generator.

variety & Originality

The bingo games are the same as many other Cassava sites, and even the rooms have identical names. The same applies to the range of slots and instants, although there are enough of them to entertain you for quite some time! The networked jackpot games offer impressive prizes, but again, once you’ve played them at other Cassava sites, they become rather predictable and lose their appeal. Newbies can play for free for four days after registering in the Quids In room, and there are three other free rooms for funded players who make deposits.

payments & Withdrawals

One area where UK Bingo performs particularly well is payment options. There are many to choose from including traditional credit and debit cards, Paypal, Paysafecard, Neteller, Entropay, and Wire Transfer. Cashing out is simple, but as withdrawal requests aren’t processed for 48 hours and only on working days, it can take up to ten days to get your money. 

VIP Programme

UK Bingo doesn’t have a VIP scheme in the sense that there are no personal account managers or invitations to VIP events, but this a four-level loyalty programme. It puts you straight onto Level 1 (Rookie) when you register, and as you earn Jewels by making deposits, you can climb to Levels 2, 3, and 4 (Pro, Master, and Champ). Our only niggle with the system is that your progress is reset each month. There are some reasonably good perks on offer such as 5% to 15% cashback on bingo and slots, and free spins. Plus, Levels 2 and above get free cards to the monthly Big £10k Game where you’re guaranteed to take home a share of the prize pool.

conclusion

There’s really nothing to make UK Bingo stand out from other Dragonfish brands, and because of the dull homepage design and lack of any branding throughout the rest of the site, we’d advise you to join a more established, livelier, and up-to-date Cassava bingo offering such as Wink or 888Ladies.

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about Uk-Bingo
platform
  • Dragonfish
owner
  • Intellectual Property & Software
licence
  • Gibraltar (888 UK Limited)
Launched
  • Sep, 1, 2003
payment methods
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Neteller
  • Paysafecard
  • Paypal
contact information
  • Live Chat
  • Contact Form
  • 08009012510
social media
  • N/A