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ChitChat Bingo has quite a history in the world of online bingo. First launched in 2006, if memory serves us correctly, on the Parlay Entertainment software and was operated by St Minver. It then spent some time powered by the Virtue Fusion software before St Minver moved to G2 Gtech software in 2010. St Minver dropped the brand in around 2016 and it moved to the Dragonfish network. with a new design in 2020.
|Welcome Offer||A £10 deposit will earn you £30 free bingo, 30 free spins and 300 bingo tickets*|
|Minimum Deposit||£5 is the standard minimum deposit but £10 is required to receive 1st deposit bonus|
|Best Deposit Methods||Debit card and PayPal. Paysafecard and deposit by phone also available|
If you choose to register a new account with ChitChat Bingo, your first transaction of at least £10 will be eligible to receive several rewards as a way of welcoming you through their virtual doors.
For your initial deposit, you will be given a 300% bingo bonus to a maximum of £100 in bingo bonus funds. Additionally, you will receive 30 free spins to play on the Fluffy Favourite slots; the most popular title amongst bingo players and be able to explore the exclusive Royal Room with 300 bingo tickets. Inside the Royal Room £950 is given away each week and there are no wagering requirements!
What isn’t advertised is that even without a deposit, you can access the Daily Doozey free bingo room for three days. This room is clearly labelled as Newbies from the main lobby.
The room is open from 7am until 10pm daily and offers prizes of between £1 and £5 for your first three days as a player at the site. That equates to over £300 in prizes every day.
There are wagering requirements on both elements of the welcome bonus from Chit Chat Bingo. For bingo, these are standard at just 4x the bonus amount received.
When it comes to winnings from the free spins, these are capped at £1 and carry wagering of 40x the winnings generated on your free Fluffy Favourites spins. Please note that not all instant games contribute the same amount towards the wagering requirements set out by the site. Full details can be found in the T&Cs of the welcome offer.
Free spins only remain available for use for the first seven days after they have been credited to your account.
To deposit into your account with ChitChat Bingo you have the option of a debit card, PayPal and Paysafecard. The brand also offers Apple Pay if you are playing on mobile and using an Apple Device and you do have the option to fund your account by bank transfer by contacting support.
The minimum deposit amount is just £5 (other than for special promotional offers like the welcome offer) and the minimum withdrawal amount is the same.
This site has an impressive looking promotions page; it boasts a combination of the standard Dragonfish network deals and an array of exclusive deals around the Royal Room, a room only available to players on this and its sister sites.
Some of the promotions are time-limited whilst others are mainstay deals from the brand. Below are just a few examples from the latter:
- Flowers On Your Birthday – this promotion is exclusive to brands from Maxi Affiliates. Visit the Royal Room on a Wednesday or Thursday, ensure you have made a deposit within the last 14 days, and let the chat host know it is your birthday. Five players are picked each week to receive a bouquet of flowers worth up to £40.
- Prize Time – Another exclusive and it happens on the last day of the month in the Royal Room. It’s a jackpot game with a prize pot of £200 with tickets at just 10p each.
- Mystery Jackpot – This plays in the Royal Room on the first weekend of the month. Tickets cost £5 each and the prize pot will be between £4 and £200. Games play on the first Saturday and Sunday between 8pm and 10pm.
It’s always worth visiting the dedicated promotions page to see what the current deals are from ChitChat Bingo.
Currently, we do not have any ChitChat Bingo bonus codes but we are working to secure some exclusive ChitChat Bingo bonus codes for our readers.
These will appear in this section of the review when available.
In the meantime, we do advise ensuring that you have registered to receive some form of communication from the brand as they do send special bonus codes to their players at regular intervals.
There are several different software developers involved in providing the array of games that are offered at ChitChat Bingo including ELK Studios, Eyecon, iSoftBet, PariPlay, Pragmatic Play, Williams Interactive and quite a few more.
888 are the people behind the bingo offering and the site offers just three different versions of the game to their players (4 if you count the two different options for 75 ball; pattern and multiline). These are 75 ball, 90 ball, and then the 52 card-based bingo.
There are over 30 different bingo rooms to choose from and each with varying ticket prices. Free bingo is available alongside standard games and big money jackpot specials and daily games.
As you can see from the vast amount of software providers supplying games, most of the popular games titles can be found here. This means the likes of Eyecon’s Fluffy Favourites and NetEnt’s Gonzo’s quest are available to complement the bingo offering.
Some of the instant win games are available to play alongside your bingo, on the same screen. Others will open in the separate window.
The options for contacting support are:
- Instant Help – there is a dedicated Help room available from the main lobby between 10 am and 2 am daily.
- Email – this can be done through the webform option on-site or via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone – via a free phone number 0800 901 2510
All Dragonfish networked brands could be considered sister sites for ChitChat Bingo but because they have a schedule of their unique promotions and a standalone room, it’s really only the brands owned by the same company, Maxi Affiliates, that are truly linked.
These sites are:
- Lovehearts Bingo
- Bid Bingo
- UK Bingo
- Loadsa Bingo
- Bingo Ireland
- Pink Ribbon Bingo
- Bingo 52
This brand has quite a history when it comes to advertising on television. However, since moving to the Dragonfish network we have not seen any more commercials from them.
The advert that we have included in this review is from way back when they were powered by the G2/Gtech software (which can be seen in the commercial):
As you can see, it wasn’t the best of bingo adverts but it was quite some time ago now. Should the brand choose to use this type of marketing platform again in the future, you will find it here.
Please note that any bonus featured in the commercial is no longer valid as it was from October 2013.
ChitChat Bingo gets a 4-star rating for us with the majority being awarded for longevity. The site has undergone many changes since its launch but continues to maintain the players’ interest. There has to be something in that.
A review compiled by us doesn’t speak as highly of the brand as its ability to keep players coming back time and time again.
Add in that this site has added a unique room only available to its direct network of sites rather than the main Dragonfish network, and it’s clear they want to maintain their great reputation.