Bucky Bingo Review
Bucky Bingo has been giving players a bucking good time since 2008 and in that time it has had a couple of different incarnations. It started on the online bingo scene powered by the Virtue Fusion / Playtech platform but in February 2020 transitioned to the Dragonfish network. What you may not know is that Bucky Bingo is derived from Buckingham Bingo; an independent retail bingo club that launched in the 1970s!
*1st deposits only using code BINGO. Min £10 dep, £10 Bingo Bonus (4x wagering) and £10 Games Bonus (30x wagering) and 100 Bingo Tickets to use in Chatterbox Room (wins generated are granted in bingo bonus with 4x wagering). Games Bonus wins cap: £100+ the initial bonus amount. Wagering req. vary by game. UK only – deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply.
Bucky Bingo at a glance
|Welcome Offer||Register and deposit £10 to get £10 bingo bonus funds, a £10 games bonus, and a week of free bingo*|
|Minimum Deposit||£5 is the min deposit required except for on your initial deposit to claim the welcome bonus. This needs to be £10|
|Deposit Methods||Debit cards, PayPal, Paysafecard, Wire Transfer, PaybyPhone( (Mobile only), and Apple Pay (Apple mobile devices only)|
Bucky Bingo welcome offer
The welcome deal for new bingo players covers all the proverbial bases if you are looking for a site that gives you a bonus for all game options. There’s something for the bingo player, something for the slots enthusiast, and a little of what we all love, free bingo!
A new player who makes their first deposit of just £10 will have their deposit tripled by way of bonuses. £10 for bingo, £10 for games and slots, and then a whole week of free bingo fun.
Before you even make a deposit you can access the Daily Doozey free play room from 7 am until 10 pm with prizes of between £1 and £5 per game. This is available to you for three days from the point of registration, no deposit required.
The wagering requirements aren’t excessive when it comes to the bonuses offered by the site. 4x the value of the bonus for bingo is pretty much standard for online bingo.
When it comes to the wagering on the slots bonus, this is quite low when compared with many other brands online at just 30x the bonus amount. It’s worth noting that not all instant win games contribute the same percentage towards meeting the wagering requirements.
If you do get lucky with the slots bonus, you can only transfer a maximum of £100 to your real cash balance, and your original deposit value.
Withdrawals are allowed before meeting the associated wagering requirements but any bonus remaining in your account will be lost.
How to deposit and withdraw
The usual depositing options are available at this site with preference amongst players being PayPal and debit cards. The other options include Paysafecard as well as Wire Transfer.
If you are depositing on a mobile device then you can use PayByPhone and if your device is from Apple, Apple Pay is also an option.
The minimum deposit amount is £5 and the withdrawal minimum is the same.
Bucky Bingo promotions
The promotional offers are quite limited at this site but that’s just on the promotions page. What isn’t highlighted are the free bingo games and the jackpots that the site has to offer.
At the time of the review (September 2020), there were just three deals listed on the dedicated page to complement the welcome bonus. We haven’t listed them because they were time-limited.
It’s always worth checking with the brand directly as to what the current offers are as new ones are added and old ones removed on a regular basis.
Bucky Bingo bonus codes
Whilst we have not yet been furnished with exclusive Bucky Bingo bonus codes, if you’re keen to make the most out of any deposit you make with the site you should ensure you have registered to receive marketing material from them.
Also, from the pulldown menu when in the main lobby there is a section called ‘My Bonuses’. Here you may find that the site has posted an offer for you that contains a bonus code.
Should we be made of any codes available from this site, it is here that we will post them.
The bingo lobby is the hub of the site and it is here that you can see exactly was the brand has to offer both in bingo games, slots, jackpots, and any specials.
When it comes to bingo you have four different game types available across over 20 different rooms. There is 75 ball and 90 ball bingo, the former in two different versions (pattern and multi-line). Bingo Roulette is also a game choice here. Rooms are open throughout the day so whether you are a night owl, an early bird, or looking for some lunchtime luck, you will find a room open.
For the slots connoisseurs, there are a whole plethora of options to choose from. Some can be played alongside your game of bingo as mini games whilst others are available on a separate screen.
There’s over 600 different slots and instant win titles to choose from and you’ll find popular titles like Fluffy Favourites, Gonzo’s Quest, and many others. NetEnt, Quickspin, Eyecon, and SG Games are just some of the developers whose games you will find at Bucky Bingo.
Support at Bucky Bingo
Bucky Bingo provides players with a number of options to contact support should it be needed.
You can telephone them on 0800 901 2510 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s not all though; with Dragonfish bingo sites, you will find that all of the hosts have a decent knowledge of the product and often, they are able to answer any queries you may have. If they can’t, they will direct you to the page or support that you require.
There is also an FAQ section on site but this was quite limited in the information available at the time of writing the review.
Help chat is also available from the main bingo chat rooms if required. This is an online chat option.
As part of the Dragonfish network, there are many sites that are considered sister sites to Bucky Bingo. The list is far too extensive to include in its entirety but below are just a handful of the bingo brands on the network:
Bucky Bingo TV ads
Once upon a time, in the days that the site was powered by the Virtue Fusion / Playtech software, the brand did advertise their wares on television.
The commercial featured an animated character, a cross between B.A Baracus from the A Team and some dodgy 70’s porn star or pimp, strutting his stuff across the screen to a catchy 70’s tune.
*Please note any offer promoted on this TV commercial will be out of date. Please check the welcome offer for new players at the beginning of this review.
Since moving to the Dragonfish network we have not seen any television marketing for the site but if they do launch another campaign, we’ll let you know.
Our review summary
Bucky Bingo doesn’t stand out from the crowd in our opinion but with acceptable wagering requirements, a trusted software platform, and a few decent promotions, it has scored an acceptable 4-star rating from us.
We’d like to see more in the way of promotional offers from the brand but the overall gaming experience is good even if the site itself doesn’t ‘buck the system’ and bring something new to the table.