Bingo Besties Review
As bingo players, we are all looking for somewhere friendly to play. We want a site that offers us the best jackpots and if they offer us both AND no wagering requirements then we have found our bingo bestie right? Well, Bingo Besties has it all! Established in February 2018, the site is powered by the Dragonfish software and part of the Real Money Network.
*First time depositors only (18+ UK exc. NI). Min Deposit £10. Max Offer 240 Free Bingo Tickets [110 on Street Party & 130 on Kaching] & 24 Pending Free Spins [Game of our Choice]. Free Spins winnings are capped at £2.40. All winnings are credited to real money balance. Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered and expire after 7 days. Promo code: GRAB240. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Valid until 31/12/2020.
Bingo Besties at a glance
|Welcome Offer:||Get 240 Free Bingo Tickets & 24 Free Spins*|
|Minimum Deposit||£5 but in order to receive the welcome bonus a £10 deposit is required|
|Best Deposit Methods||Debit Cards and PayPal|
Will you get a bestie bingo welcome offer? Well, all online bingo sites have a new player welcome offer, it’s a virtual red carpet for you as a newbie. Bingo Besties is no different and for an initial deposit of £10 using the code GRAB240 you will receive all of the following rewards:
- 240 Free bingo tickets – 110 tickets for the Street Party room and 130 for the Kaching room
- 24 spins on a game of their choice – Free Spins winnings are capped at £2.40*
*Please note that the slot game that the free spins are offered on may change. New players to the site are also given access to the Free4U room for three days from the point of registration. These are five-line games and offer prizes of £4.00 per game.
- One line for 25p
- Two lines for 50p
- Three lines for 75p
- Four lines for £1.00
- Full house for £1.50
Wagering play through
This is a really easy question to answer! There are no wagering requirements on the bonus offered by this site. Any winnings derived from the bingo tickets or slot spins that you are awarded at the point of your initial deposit are yours to keep! There are however some rules around the freebies that you are awarded and these are:
- Bingo Tickets – These are awarded instantly but have to be used within 30 days.
- Free Slot Spins – These will only be available when you have wagered £5 of your initial deposit, and any slot spins not used within seven days will be removed from your account.
- Winnings – The winnings from the slot spins are capped at £1.
Deposit and withdraw
There are several ways to deposit and withdraw into or from your Bingo Besties account. The minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts are £5. You can deposit using your debit card, Paysafecard and PayPal. Withdrawals can be made using your debit card and PayPal and a wire transfer. Each has a different time scale of hitting your account.
- Debit card – between 4 and 7 days
- PayPal – between 4 and 7 days
- Wire Transfer – between 7 and 10 days
If we’re honest, there’s not much by way of promotions at this site. You can’t view any without having an account and logging in. Then when you are in the lobby, there’s a dedicated section on the menu.
When we compiled this review of Bingo Besties, there were just two promotions available; the welcome deal for new players and then a daily deal. The latter was time-limited to the day of the review but we suspect that this is very similar daily. As an example, for 18th April 2020, they were offering bingo tickets for the next Big Bang game as an incentive to deposit. The higher the value of your deposit, the more you got by way of a bonus.
We’re a little disappointed in this area of the site and would like to see more. We can’t even attribute the lack of promotional offers to the site’s infancy because it had been around for over two years at the time of the review! Of course, there are the usual suspects like Free Bingo and a selection of jackpots, but nothing that made the site stand out from the crowd.
Whilst this brand may be lacking when it comes to promotional offers, they have quite the choice of games. Alongside the traditional 75 and 90 ball games. There’s Hit 52, which is a card-based game that was launched on Dragonfish sites in 2016. Bingo Roulette is another number based game that’s available, a game that was launched in 2019.
Alongside the bingo-style games, there’s also an impressive portfolio of slots and scratchcards. You’ll find popular titles like Fluffy Favourites from Eyecon amongst Microgaming and NetEnt games to name but a few.
Support is available in several different ways and you can access them from your account, following the Useful Links option from the main menu. You can contact support using the following methods:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: (UK only) 0808 238 9814 (Outside UK) +44 808 238 9814
Additionally, there is an online chat facility too.
Bingo Besties is owned by Tau Marketing Services Ltd, a company that has many different online bingo and casino sites. The site is a sister brand of the following bingo sites:
- Kozmo Bingo
- Dabber Bingo
- Blighty Bingo
- Zinger Bingo and many others.
As yet we have not seen a TV commercial for Bingo Besties. That’s not to say they won’t opt for this source of marketing in the future. We’d certainly be keen to see the storyboard for the advert! The theme tune, although likely to be quite expensive, should be from the popular American sitcom Friends!
Our review summary
Whilst it may be called Bingo Besties, we just weren’t feeling it and as such, have awarded this site just a 4 on our star rating. The lack of unique promotional offers disappointed us and whilst the site offers free bingo and big money prizes, it does little to stand out from the crowd. It’s one of those friends that you smile and wave at as you go past!