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888 Ladies launched in 2008, and it’s not a play on the old ‘two fat ladies’ bingo call – it is so named because it belongs to the well established 888 gaming brand.
The website operates on the popular Dragonfish software which belongs to Cassava Enterprises Ltd (it’s all still 888 essentially), which has hundreds of sites running on its network, so there are always plenty of people playing in the various bingo rooms here.
888 Ladies is a real haven for all things bingo, and goes much further than simply running a few bingo rooms and hosting some side games. There are very detailed game guides, advice and tips, and a great blog with all sorts of interesting bingo articles.
The site was created as an addition to 888 Bingo, and specifically targets the female market of the online Bingo community. You might have come across one of their funny TV commercials if you live in the UK, Vic Reeves was in some of them.
*This video is for illustrative purposes only. The welcome offer discussed in this video is obviously out of date and is no longer available – but it’s too funny not to share with you.
And yes the site is called 888 Ladies, but male players are welcome too; we can attest to this as some of us at this site are very manly men and we have played there.
Using the Website
888 Ladies is a brilliant website that bingo lovers will naturally warm to, but it feels like two separate websites in one. Both are easy to navigate but this approach does have its drawbacks.
The homepage has a more traditional layout with a bingo schedule and tabs to go to other areas of the site all laid out down the middle of the page. However, when you go to play a game the bingo lobby opens and this is an all together different beast, much more contemporary and intuitive. The thing is, you can only do so much from the lobby, you need to manually go back to the homepage to access things like the blog.
The platform has undergone quite a few makeovers over the years, the most recent being in 2016. This saw the site gain a softer, more classy feel, and the pink girly theme is now much less obvious than it used to be – if you can believe that.
The site has much more depth than most other bingo focused sites though, and there is plenty to explore besides the games.
Blog & Guides
When we mentioned that 888 Ladies go further than most other bingo brands this is the sort of thing we meant.
Their blog is not some afterthought either, it is jam packed with easy to read articles on strategy, fun facts, insight pieces, helpful advice, and all the information on bingo chat etiquette and terms that you could want. There are even articles that show you how certain games were developed.
The game guides are another highlight and perfect for players who want to maybe branch out to a new game type or for anyone new to online bingo.
They are extremely thorough and come with visual aides and graphics that really help to explain what is being talked about.
Honestly, they couldn’t make these sections of their site better if they tried.
Bingo Games & Software
There’s a really exciting selection of 75-ball and 90-ball games on this network, which can be played for as little as a few pence per ticket and up to around 25p per ticket, with the prizes available relative to the ticket price.
There are regularly jackpots in the thousands though, and even the free games – oh yes, you can play bingo for free at 888 Ladies – can be worth up to a grand. That’s what you get for playing a a site as well resourced as this.
There are some more unique games as well, such as 50-ball and 5L bingo which is more of a Swedish game and adds interest to the site, while Bingo Deal is played with playing cards instead of balls and chips cover your numbers so it has more of a casino feel to it.
As you can see, there’s plenty of variety here, and new games are starting all the time so you can log on and join a game almost instantly.
With more than 700 side games they vastly outnumber the bingo games, and 888 Ladies is a little braver with their side game offerings too.
As well as the many slots from a myriad of different providers big and small, the company has chosen to include casino and live casino games into the mix. Game Show style games like Monopoly and Deal or No Deal Live are a great way to transition from bingo to live casino if you have been toying with the idea, but there is also baccarat and the like.
Traditionally, bingo players don’t tend to gravitate towards casino games; and if the very mention of them is giving you the heebie-jeebies then fear not, they will steer well clear of you unless you go looking for them – but 888 Ladies is pushing the boundaries by giving their customers the option.
Back to the slots and jackpots then and as well as exclusive titles from Dragonfish’s own development studio, there are some easier going instant win games alongside 50+ huge progressive jackpot titles and and great selection of popular Megaways games powered by Big Time Gaming.
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|PayPal||£10||£10||Up To 2 Days|
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If you need any support along your merry way at 888 Ladies, you can browse through the very helpful FAQ section on the website. If you’re still not satisfied with the answers given, you can contact the support team via the following ways:
- Live Chat: Available on the site, look for the Help tab on most screens.
- Toll Free Telephone: 0800 901 2509
- Email: email@example.com
The opening hours do seem unclear though, as some sections of the website will tell you they are available 10am until 2am, which is great, whereas other areas will tell you it is available from 1pm until 7pm, which is not so great!
Conclusion & Recommendation
888 Ladies is very nicely laid out and makes for a welcoming and friendly gaming experience. The fact that its fellow 888 sites are already so well known inspires confidence and there is a lot going on at the site in terms of promotions and daily jackpots etc, so it’s constantly evolving.
Offering so much more than many other bingo sites makes playing here a much richer experience too (we don’t mean financially, sorry!) with plenty of opportunities to try new things if you want to but without them being thrust in your face.
Especially recommended for players who want a bingo site that offers more depth than normal, and players who are interested in the bingo world as a whole and not just the playing of it.