YAY Bingo Verdict
Yay Bingo is a good all-rounder that offers three different bingo variants across 16 rooms and an impressive selection of slots and jackpot games. Although it doesn’t boast any exclusive games like brands such as Mecca and Gala Bingo, it does come up trumps with its zero wagering requirements, generous welcome package, and free bingo games for all.
Design & Usability
Yay Bingo, with its familiar Dragonfish bingo site layout, showcases an eye-catching blend of neon pink and yellow, giving it a lively and energetic vibe. Upon registration, users are promptly directed to a user-friendly homepage that presents them with convenient “quick access” sections to their preferred games categories. Additionally, the site offers an “upcoming games” section that showcases the schedule of various bingo and jackpot games, along with their current prize pools.
Sure, the layout might not break the mould from its sister sites, but its simplicity becomes a strength, ensuring effortless navigation for players. Key features such as account access, inbox, vouchers, and the help page are conveniently placed, allowing players to access them without hassle. The help page, in particular, stands out for its prompt and responsive support, redirecting players to an online chat support window.
In a nutshell, Yay Bingo keeps things lively with its funky design and straightforward setup. It’s a breeze to find your way around, and the quick access to everything you need makes it a real winner!
Software & Gameplay
Yay Bingo operates on 888’s Dragonfish network, which is one of the best types of online bingo software available. The lobby is easy to navigate thanks to the way it’s displayed using tabs such as Guaranteed Jackpots and Free, plus you can view your recent transactions, voucher history, loyalty balance, and more. All of the bingo rooms are shared across Yay’s sister sites like Kozmo Bingo.
Safety & Security
Yay Bingo takes your safety and security seriously with top-notch measures in place. Rest assured, they are double-licensed and closely monitored by both the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission. This ensures that the site operates with the utmost integrity and meets all the necessary standards.
To guarantee fair play, Yay Bingo uses Random Number Generator (RNG) software for all their games. So, you can have peace of mind knowing that every outcome is entirely random and unbiased.
When it comes to safeguarding your sensitive data, they’ve got you covered with SSL encryption. This advanced technology ensures that your personal and financial information remains encrypted and protected from any unauthorized access.
And that’s not all! Yay Bingo proudly displays the eCOGRA sign of approval, a badge that signifies their commitment to fair gaming and player protection.
Payments & Withdrawals
Once you have registered at Yay Bingo, you can select ‘Visit Cashier’ or ‘Deposit’ where you will be offered various depositing options including Visa, MasterCard, Paypal, Apple Pay and Pay by Phone. It’s important to remember that if you are taking advantage of a welcome offer then you’ll need to enter the advertised promotion code when you make your deposit. The minimum deposit amount used to be as low as £5, but has unfortunately since increased to £10.
When you’re ready to withdraw your funds, you can do so by visiting your balance and selecting ‘Withdraw’. You will need a balance of at least £5 to make a withdrawal, where you can request funds to be added to your debit card or PayPal account. Like most bingo and casino sites, there are always varying processing times depending on your selected method. Yay Bingo states that withdrawal times can vary between 2 to 10 business days.
Help is available around-the-clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year via telephone and online contact form. Plus, you can visit the online Help Room to chat directly with an agent instantly. We’d like to see a full chat service made available in future, but going by most Dragonfish bingo brands, we’re guessing that it’s unlikely to happen.
Bonuses & Promotions
Despite there being no sign-up (i.e. no-deposit) bonus, the welcome package for first-time depositors is very impressive. Simply sign-up and deposit just £10 or more, and in return, you get 2500 free bingo tickets plus twenty-five free spins on a game of Yay’s choice. To claim the offer, you must enter the promo code BINGO25 when making your first deposit.
Your free bingo tickets are available to play in two rooms, split as followed: 250 on Street Party (valid for 21 days) & 2250 on Kaching (valid for 24 days). Your twenty-five free spins can be used on a specified slot game, which can change from time to time. To access your free spins you must wager at least £5 of your deposit. Although you can only win a maximum of £2.50 with your free spins, there’s no cap on how much you can win with your free bingo tickets and both prizes are rewarded into your real money funds!
The rewards don’t end there, daily free spins and bingo cards are available for loyal players! To explore the full promotions calendar simply visit the Promotions tab where you’ll find a list of daily offers which will give you some added extras to use on the site.
T&Cs: 18+. First-time depositors only. Min deposit: £10. Max offer: 2,500 Free Bingo Tickets (250 for Street Party valid for 21 days & 2,250 for Kaching valid for 24 days) & 25 Pending Free Spins (on a game of our choice). Promo code: BINGO25. Free Spins are valid for 7 days & will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered. FS winnings are capped at £2.50. All winnings are credited to your real money balance. We reserve the right to deny promotional offers based on abusive bonus activity across sites operated by the Company. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time (UK only). General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Valid until further notice.
Whilst Yay Bingo doesn’t currently offer a mobile app, you can still enjoy the majority of its games on the move by logging into your account using your mobile phone or tablet’s web browser.
Variety & Originality
Yay Bingo offers an impressive 16 bingo rooms to explore, with 90-ball, 75-ball and 52-ball bingo being the three main variants on offer. Whilst there are a few rooms which can be unlocked the more you play and deposit over time, the rest of the bingo rooms lack variety as you’ll find the same rooms and slots across the Tau Gaming network of sites.
Nevertheless, you have access to rooms like Candylicious, Hit 52, Last Call, Number 10, and Blighty 90. There are also five weekly guaranteed jackpot games such as £1k Thursday Groove and £500 Wednesday Chic. The Ace Club loyalty programme allows members on levels six and higher to enjoy extra jackpot games. In addition, there are three free bingo rooms (N.B., two for funded players and one for non-funded players).
Yay Bingo also boasts more than 1000 slots and casual games ranging from Fluffy Favourites, Cleopatra, and Twin Spin to Cash Buster, Big Money Slingo, and Foxin’ Wins. Sadly, there are no casino games.
Loyalty & Rewards
Like its sister sites, Yay Bingo operates a loyalty scheme called the Ace Club. It has fifteen levels, and you become a level one member as soon as you spend your first pound. There are daily login treats such as cashback and daily spins, and the more you play, the more loyalty points you earn. From level two upwards, you get free bingo cards; from level ten, you gain access to Ace Club bingo rooms; from level twelve, you get a VIP manager, and when you reach level fifteen, you receive a VIP gift.