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Zinger Bingo Verdict
Zinger Bingo is a vibrant site where the theme and artwork are used a lot, if not quite everywhere. Steps have been taken to make the site feel a little different and you get a smooth experience overall. The lobby is very smart and sleek, but could perhaps do with some artwork to differentiate the games. If the chat community keeps growing, this will be a great site to visit.
Design & Usability
This site is very… green! You’re hit by a super-bright home page with green jungle foliage and two parrots, plus some coloured bingo balls. If you like things colourful, Zinger is perfect. The site also uses a few subtle animations.
The layout is pretty easy to follow, using a top navigation bar. The site generally uses the same splash image on each page, with a few modifications. It looks good and doesn’t feel too much like a stock template. Some effort has gone into this site, with tweaks like putting the terms for each promotion right next to them on the page.
Software & Gameplay
This site employs Dragonfish software and you’re guaranteed a pretty smooth ride, loading nice and fast. The lobby is very smart, with your account info down the left-hand side and tabs to split up bingo and slot sections. They use the site artwork here, but against a white background to make it easier on the eye.
The bingo games use quick buttons and a neat little display, plus they size up to full screen nicely. There’s a good-sized chat window and while it’s a little quiet here, there are chatters and hosts to be found. It feels like a growing community rather than a waning one.
Safety & Security
Zinger Bingo is regulated and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar government. They have encryption protecting cashier transactions and personal data, which is always a plus point. You’ll also find that all the site’s pages have an up-to-date security certificate.
This site has the eCOGRA certificate for safety and fair play, as well as a clear responsible gaming section with advice on problem gambling.
Payments & Withdrawals
Zinger Bingo has a neat pop-up cashier which is easy enough to follow. The interface could be a little larger or scale up better but most people should have no problems with it. Withdrawing uses the same system and should take the average 3-5 working days, maybe a tad longer for cards.
Payment methods here include the usual cards like MasterCard and Visa, or you can use PaySafeCard. There’s also the option of EntroPay, or Neteller or PayPal, for e-wallet users. A good, broad selection here.
You need to use the help button on the bottom of the page to access customer support. Here you can access some How to Play information, or contact methods. The page could do with being tidied up a bit. You’re invited to ask hosts for help, or there’s email and phone support, available 24/7. Unfortunately, there’s no live chat.
Nevertheless, the support team are pretty quick to respond and you have a good FAQ page for everyday questions.
Bonuses & Promotions
The welcome bonus at Zinger Bingo is £70 for a £10 deposit, sort of. This is actually split into £40 for bingo, £10 for slots and £20 worth of bingo tickets. The bingo bonus has a standard four-times wagering requirement and the slots part has a just-below-average 35 times requirement.
Other promotions include free spins for playing bingo, guaranteed jackpots and a big 10k bingo game. These are seen on other sites, but still they’re good offers. One notable promo is a daily bonus which changes each time and uses the site’s artwork.
Update (14/06/2017) – As mentioned in the introduction, Zinger Bingo has since moved to a "zero wagering" network on the Dragonfish platform. All wagering requirements have been stripped from the site, and all winnings from bonuses will be paid directly into your real cash account.
You can visit Zinger Bingo using your mobile or tablet, by sampling putting the site address into your browser. This should work on the majority of devices. Unfortunately, the site is missing out on a page to explain this and has no apps.
The mobile site features the same art as the main site, while you’ll probably recognise the layout from other Dragonfish mobile sites. This is actually very good mobile software and allows you to easily browse around with left and right swipes, plus the bingo game has a full chat window.
Variety & Originality
The bingo variety here is pretty good, with 90 ball, 75 ball and 5-line games, as seen on most Cassava sites. There are plenty of rooms, with prices ranging from 1p to £1 and prize pots to match. There are six free bingo rooms, with one being for newbies and another for VIPs. You’ll also find a host of jackpot games. Nothing unique to this site here, but plenty to discover.
There are some good slots here, a broad range of generally high quality, such as Rainbow Riches and the Wizard of Oz by Williams Interactive.
Loyalty & Rewards
You’ll find a dedicated loyalty page on Zinger Bingo which explains their four-tier offering. You may recognise the setup. Each £1 you deposit nets you 12 Zinger Points. Going over 1 point takes you to the second tier, but you’ll need 2,400 to get to the fourth tier.
Higher tiers get more cashback on bingo and slots, access to free bingo and tickets to a special 10k bingo game. Good offerings, but nothing exclusive or luxurious. Still, the free bingo games are good and there is a sense of progression, plus it’s all clearly explained.