*New players only, min deposit £10.00, £8 max win per 10 spins, max bonus conversion equal to lifetime deposits (up to £250), 65x wagering requirements and full T&Cs apply.
February 2012 saw Showreel Bingo premier in the world of online bingo, only the second ever brand to launch on the 15 Network. Players flocked to the brand because it was unique and boasted something a little different from those on other software platforms. However, over time, its popularity has been watered down thanks to the expansion of the network and the number of online bingo sites, in general, to choose from.
Since it opened, it has undergone many changes and not all of these have been for the better. We have seen the site remove all chat hosts, and more recently (in early 2020) we saw the introduction of the Pragmatic Play bingo software. The latter was certainly an improvement, but as time has moved on the site and others on the network have become more focused on slots than bingo.
A makeover appears to have happened recently because no longer are you greeted with a site that looks very childlike in design, instead you find yourself at a far more stylish site. Sadly, the style doesn’t translate well when it comes to the bingo offering here.
If you’re a fan of what Jumpman Gaming has to offer, then this site may well be the one to get your ticket for.
|Welcome Offer||Deposit £10 to receive a voucher that has prizes of free spins, free bingo tickets, or an Amazon voucher|
|Best Deposit Methods||Debit Card, Paysafecard, Pay By Mobile, PayPal|
|Bingo Software||Pragmatic Play and Jumpman Gaming|
We were surprised to find that the new player welcome offer at Showreel Bingo differed in how it is promoted to players when compared to other sites on the same network. Where we are used to seeing a Mega Wheel as the promotion, this site offers a voucher that could award you free spins, bingo tickets, or an Amazon voucher.
At the time of the review (May 2021), the wording of the promotion was ’Get a 50 free spins voucher on your first fund’. A read of the Terms and Conditions revealed that this is not automatically what you will receive so we advise taking a read of those before making a deposit.
What is good is that the free spins, if you are awarded them, appear to be on more than just the Eyecon titles that we have seen at other brands. Here it could on Starburst, Aloha! Cluster Pays, Diamond Strike, Chilli Heat, Irish Luck, or Fluffy Favourites.
As is customary on any sites under the Jumpman Gaming/Pragmatic Play hat, there are wagering requirements and some restrictions on the bonus that is awarded on your first deposit.
The wagering requirements are the same as other sites on the same network and software, 65x the amount of the winnings derived from any free spins that you are awarded.
You have to claim the voucher in the pop-up box and if you choose to close the box, you will have forfeited the offer. The free spins can only be played on the game chosen by Showreel Bingo.
There is a cap in place on both the amount you can win per 10 free spins (£8) and the amount that you can convert to real cash when wagering has been met (£50 if no deposit has been made and £400 if a deposit has been made).
Deposits and Withdrawals
Showreel Bingo has just four banking options to offer its players. Whilst they may not have the extensive list of ways to fund your account that other sites have, the two most popular options amongst bingo players are on the list:
- Debit cards
- Pay By Mobile (transaction fee on deposits of £5, £10, or £20)
A minimum deposit is required of £10 and for withdrawals, the amount is the same. You should note that this is a site that charges you £2.50 per withdrawal!
With the exception of the semantics of how the welcome offer works at Showreel Bingo, all of the promotional offers are the same as those you would find at other sites on the same network.
Trophies, the reward/loyalty programme, is one of our favourite features of the brand and it rewards players for achieving certain goals. The more Trophies you earn, the higher your rank in the reward programme. Check it out when you have registered to play at the site for more details.
As well as Trophies, the site offers several other deals; a couple of these are time-limited and change monthly, but there are also regular ongoing promotions.
These are a couple of examples of the latter:
- Free Spins Of The Month – Every month two different slot games are chosen by the site and you could win between 20 and 500 on the titles for every qualifying deposit of £20 that you make.
- Birthday Bonus – On your birthday (if you are a funded player), you will be awarded a spin of the Mega Wheel to win up to 500 free spins.
The above promotions may have ended when you read this review, so we do suggest checking out the Showreel Bingo promotion page for details of the latest offers from the brand.
There aren’t any Showreel Bingo bonus codes listed around the site itself, and with the brand using ‘vouchers’ and Mega Wheel spins to give out free spins etc. we suspect that codes aren’t something used at the site.
Bingo and Slots Games
It’s hard to be enthused about what Showreel Bingo has to offer by way of bingo because none of the rooms host any live games!
Bingo itself is one from the end of the scrolling list at the top of the All Games list which is indicative of where the game comes in the rankings of what else is on offer at the site. Under this section, you will see over 10 rooms for bingo but at the time of our review (on a Friday at 6 pm), the waiting time for the next available game was an hour.
The site offers several variants of the online bingo game and these are:
- 30 ball
- 75 ball
- 80 ball
- 90 ball
You also have the Bingo Millions Instant games and Bingo Blast to choose from.
There are no free bingo rooms available.
Even though Showreel Bingo is billed as a bingo site, it excels when it comes to slots. These are certainly more prevalent than bingo. There are slots, table games, and casino offerings available and all are easy to find thanks to the handy navigation at the top of the screen.
With over 600 different titles available from Jumpman Gaming/Pragmatic Play, it’s unlikely that you won’t find something that will be the star of the show for you in the slots catalogue.
You will find titles from popular developers like Eyecon, Microgaming, NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, and more available and most have an exciting bonus feature to offer. There’s an array of different themes amongst the slots and with new games added on a regular basis, you won’t get bored.
All of the developers that offer games at this site are active in so far as they launch new titles often, and old, underplayed games are sometimes removed keeping the portfolio up-to-date with player preferences.
When you hit the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of the home page, you are instantly directed to the FAQ section. This isn’t the most informative of areas at the site, but you may find the answer you are looking for.
If you need further information, or simply need to contact support about a matter not covered in the FAQ section, you can email them at the following address:
They do advise that they should respond within two workings days.
Another alternative for contacting support at this site is via their Facebook page. However, a visit to the page revealed that they aren’t overly active on their social media so you may not get an instant response.
There are many sites that sit on the 15 Network and are powered by the Jumpman Gaming/Pragmatic Play and those listed below are just a small selection. At the last count, there were over 137 different brands from this group, although not all are bingo sites.
Below are just three of the Showreel Bingo sister sites, those that Jumpman Gaming considers ‘their’ brands rather than Partner sites:
For more sites on the same network, you might want to visit our Jumpman Gaming page https://www.bestbingowebsites.com/jumpman-bingo-sites
A short while after it had launched, Showreel Bingo TV adverts were launched. It wasn’t the most interesting of commercials but considering many brands on this network have never advertised on television, it gave the site a head start.
Please remember that the advert is from 2013 and that the promotional offer shown in the commercial is no longer valid, and the site has had a makeover since.
Should they choose to launch another advert in the future, the details in this section will be updated.
Showreel Bingo has tried to stand out from the crowd on the same network by changing things a little in their welcome bonus. It’s also one of only a few brands on the network to advertise on television. Additionally, it has one of the best designs on the network. It’s for these reasons we have awarded it a slightly higher rating than its sister sites, a 3.8-star rating. However, it still has high wagering requirements and still charges for withdrawals.