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Zingo Bingo Verdict
Zingo Bingo is a fun site to visit and the quirky touches help it to shine, from the bold design to the unusual promotions and welcome bonus. However, once you’re settled in, there’s not that much on offer. This site might appeal if you can get hold of a good group of chatters, but it’s main value is as another place to grab a welcome bonus.
Design & Usability
Nobody can say that Zingo Bingo is anything less than bright, bold and colourful. You arrive at a mostly pink page with a yellow star logo, bombarded with text and with big images, featuring a tablet and an animated wheel. Big speech bubbles proclaim parties, tourneys and loyalty points. Unfortunately, the rest of the site doesn’t quite follow through on this spectacle. Most pages have less images than usual, just blocks of text.
Finding your way around is easy thanks to a clear top navigation bar and a pretty standard layout once you get past the home page. However, each page is quite cluttered, desperately needing some images or just nicer formatting instead of just text. The energy on the home page should really be spread out a bit!
Software & Gameplay
Zingo Bingo has a neat little lobby, with a purple shade for the background and some little animated tiles. You can reach banking with one click and there are tabs for all the bingo rooms, though they could use a bit more artwork.
The bingo console is a little squashed and could be made wider to use the whole screen, but it’s readable and runs very smoothly. You can close mini games to make chat larger. Chat has a good set of features, but you may struggle to find hosts and chatters.
Safety & Security
Zingo Bingo is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and you can easily find their credentials at the bottom of the site. They also have a certificate from SQS, an independent testing body. The only downside is that their security certificate for your incoming connection needs to be updated, however they still have the actual security and encryption in place.
The site has a good responsible gaming section and you can set limits or exclude yourself if you need to.
Payments & Withdrawals
Zingo Bingo accepts most credit and debit cards, like MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch and Visa. Unfortunately, they do not accept any e-wallet or voucher payments. This might put off a lot of potential members.
The Banking system is otherwise easy to use, if a little bland. Unfortunately, withdrawals are listed as taking way over the average, up to 14 days!
Zingo Bingo’s help section is found from the top navigation bar. Here you get a lot of small text, which is not ideal, but at least everything gets explained. You have a choice of email or phone, but sadly no live chat. The phone line is a local rate number, open 9.30am – 6pm.
Though support seems to be good, more methods would be ideal, as would a neater help section with easy FAQs.
Bonuses & Promotions
The promotions here are listed under ‘specials’ and they’re fairly standard to Jumpman Gaming sites. You’ll see jackpot bingo games and a chance to win a £300 share on weekends. They advertise chat games and some quirky ideas like a Friday night takeaway prize, which is always welcome!
The bonus for signing up is quirky too and you may have seen it before if you’ve played Jumpman sites. You can claim a 200% bonus on your £10 deposit, then you get a spin of the wheel which can give you from £5 to £2,500 extra! Do remember though, that these bonuses must be wagered through four times before you can withdraw.
Zingo Bingo does not have an app, but you can access the site via browser. This should work no most tablets and phones, just enter the site into your usual phone browser. The site is lacking any pages to tell you about this information.
The mobile site is of good quality, with a neat side-scrolling system for finding games. The site runs fast and bingo is easy to use, but it’s a basic offering without a full display or chat.
Variety & Originality
The variety at Zingo Bingo is a bit limited. You have 90 ball and 75 ball to choose from, with no special variants. 75 Ball is really just one room, as the other is a special jackpot room. 90 Ball has five, if you include VIP only and free bingo. Still, it’s good to see free bingo and jackpot events, of course.
Slots are pretty basic here but there are some very fun titles like Shaman’s Dream. You can also claim daily free spins on Fluffy Favourites. Overall, a modest selection of games and nothing new.
Loyalty & Rewards
The VIP system at Zingo Bingo is called Lucky Stars. This is a five-tier system, from basic membership up to Black level. You earn Lucky Stars for playing (£10 on bingo for 1 star) and must get to 100 for Bronze or 500 for Silver membership. Gold and Black are invitation only.
Higher tiers give access to cashback, birthday bonuses, deposit bonuses and mystery gifts, plus there’s a VIP Jackpot game. These are some tempting offers indeed and it could be worth sticking around for.