The 888 Bingo platform launched in 2009, and belongs to the popular Gibraltar based 888 Holdings PLC Group and Cassava Enterprises Ltd. The brand was already extremely well known for its sports, casino, and online gaming offerings, so venturing into bingo was a natural next step, especially given their fantastic Dragonfish platform which also runs its own bingo network.
The site itself is fairly plain in style at first, almost dated even, which is very strange when you compare it to 888’s casino and sports sites etc, although the interface is much more contemporary once logged in. It has a slightly different design to a lot of bingo sites out there which is actually a very welcome change, and it only takes a few moments to settle into. There are also background sound effects as you navigate the site which may sound irritating but they’re really not, they make the site feel alive.
888 Bingo is also fab for promotions. Not only are there usually plenty of them, but they come in all shapes and sizes and seem to change often as well. It’s exciting to log in and see what they have come up with from week to week, and you can also bag extra goodies during chat games sometimes, as well as taking advantage of the loyalty points scheme.
Bingo Games & Software
The main variants of bingo on offer at 888 Bingo come in either the 75-ball or 90-ball format. This may feel like less choice than other sites that offer a broader spectrum, but within those formats there are a good number of different rooms and game types.
For example there are different daily jackpot games, some worth up to 4 figure sums to the winner and others promising tons of free spins; and there are even free games available with cash and bonuses as prizes.
The VIP bingo room is where you will find the biggest prizes (and the most players) and there are a few special bingo games like Bingo Roulette to spice things up, as well as High 5 Bingo which is actually a 50 ball game offering 5 ways to win per game. So it might feel like a smaller pool of bingo games at first glance, but scratch the surface and 888 have done a lot with what they have.
This is all easy to track using the bingo schedule, and you can even search manually for the room you like to make things easier. Games start every couple of minutes and tickets for some rooms can be as cheap as 1p, so you can make small bank rolls go a long way here.
It’s a well known fact that online bingo enthusiasts love playing a side game or two as the bingo balls roll in, but 888 provide more than one or two. There are over 500 of the things!
One massive benefit of playing here is that you get access to Dragonfish’s proprietary software – that’s a posh way of saying they make their own games. You won’t find these slots anywhere else other than sites on the Dragonfish network, so they are exclusive.
The games might be exclusive but the site itself is very inclusive, welcoming loads of titles from other providers like the big two, NetEnt (Starburst) and Microgaming (Thunderstruck), plus Scientific Games (you might know of their ‘Foxin’ series), Quickspin, Eyecon, Pariplay, and more. Actually, if you want to discover great games by unknown developers 888 Bingo is a great shout, they have loads of them.
It’s not just slots, there are also a handful of scratch cards and instant win games and 50+ jackpots, some of which can be worth literally millions of pounds.
|Banking Method||Max/Min Deposit||Max/Min Withdrawal||Notes|
|Debit Card||£5||£5||4-7 Days|
|PayPal||£5||£5||Up To 2 Days|
|Paysafecard||£5||£5||Withdraw Via Other Method|
|Apple Pay||£10||n/a||Withdraw Via Bank or Card|
|Bank Transfer||£5||£5||7-10 Days|
If you have questions then there is a decent FAQ section although it isn’t the most user friendly – it certainly feels like you are in the basement of the site. Still, you can often find the info you want there and it includes some useful game guides too that are very detailed.
However, if you would prefer to speak to someone from the 888 team directly, you can do so via the following options:
- Live Chat: Open 13:00 – 19:00
- Toll Free Telephone: 0800 901 2510 – Open 10am-2am, 7 days a week
- Email: There is a support submission form on the help section of the site but help@bingosupport is the address you need.
All of this info and more can be found under the ‘Useful Links’ option in your account.
Note: There is conflicting information onsite, as live chat is supposed to be open 10am-2am, but when we went to use it we were shown this message:
Conclusion & Recommendations
Overall, 888 Bingo is a really great site. It may not have as big a variety of bingo games as some other sites, but it certainly isn’t lacking and also manages to keep a nice intimate feel.
You don’t often get that with a brand this big, and when you consider they have the resources to offer the kinds of promotions they do it is a rare but welcome combination. Not to mention the fact that you have nothing to worry about in terms of security.
It’s a simple site sure, but that means you aren’t bombarded with garish graphics or pop ups. 888 have focused on the basics like regular games, a good range of game types, ticket prices, and prizes, and user friendliness, and they have got them spot on.
Great for a streamlined bingo session and especially recommended to anyone new to online bingo.