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Spectra Bingo has been around for quite some time, originally launched back in 2006, and in that time it has undergone many changes. The majority of these have been in the design of the home page. Its history in the world of online gaming proves its popularity with bingo players and it continues to retain their interest.
The most recent redesign of the site gives it a fresh feel and on the landing page, a quirky young lady juggling bingo balls greets you. The colours are eye-catching and the welcome bonus attracts the eye. You’ll also see a snapshot of just some of the games available at Spectra Bingo.
Sadly the changes that have been made over the years have seen the brand lose some of the things that made it stand out from the crowd. Once upon a time, we recall the site offering free gifts with all first deposits. However, as the online bingo landscape has changed, these have become a thing of the past.
Registration is a painless process with the usual information required to get started on your journey with the brand. On a trusted network, you’re guaranteed a safe a secure online bingo experience with this site.
|Welcome Offer||Add £10, play with £30 and 30 free spins|
|Minimum Deposit||£10 to claim the welcome offer|
|Best Deposit Methods||Debit card, PayPal, ApplePay|
Before you make a deposit with Spectra Bingo, you can access the Free For You bingo room to play free games for three days from the point of registration. For each game played you can claim a maximum of 6 tickets and can be accessed with no deposit needed.
Your first deposit of £10 will see you awarded a 200% cash match bonus which is equal to £20. It is worth noting that even if you deposit more than the minimum required, you will still only receive £20 in bingo bonus funds.
In addition to the bingo bonus, you will also receive 30 spins on the NetEnt slot, Starburst. There is no cap set on the winnings that can be generated from these free spins.
There are wagering requirements attached to the bonus received from Spectra Bingo. There are 4x any winnings generated by the bingo bonus.
For the slots spins that you are awarded, any winnings generated have wagering requirements of 85x. All winnings are credited to your bonus account and will not be converted to real cash until you have met the wagering requirements. Even when the requirements have been met, only a maximum of £100 but your initial bonus will be transferred to your real cash balance.
It is worth noting that not all of the games contribute 100% to meeting the wagering requirements. For more details, check the terms and conditions of the bonus offer.
The free spins are only available to use for three days from the day they were credited to your account.
You can request a withdrawal before meeting the wagering requirements but any bonus remaining in your account will be removed at the point of cash out.
Deposits and Withdrawals
You can fund your Spectra Bingo account using some of the most popular depositing methods used in the world of online gambling. They accept debit card payments, PayPal and Apple Pay. When you deposit, funds are shown in your account instantly.
The minimum deposit amount is £10.
In order to withdraw funds, you will need to have a verified account and this means supplying proof of ID and address. The site has a 48 hour processing time for withdrawals and the minimum amount is £5.
Spectra Bingo has a dedicated area for promotions that is accessible when you head to the main lobby. To the left of the screen is the My Offers section.
Sadly, at the time of the review, there was very little on the My Offers page. Just two promotions were showing; the Power Penny Game and the Self-Made Millionaire.
However, whilst the site may not advertise all the great deals they have to offer you as a player, you only have to enter the lobby to see the impressive array of jackpots, free bingo, and tournaments.
The free bingo offered as a new player when we registered to the site saw the following prize money available on the game played whilst compiling the review:
- One line for 10p
- Two lines for 20p
- Full house for 30p
There was a two-hour wait for the next free game after our initial one.
Like many online bingo sites currently, Spectra Bingo does not offer bonus codes as standard. However, you may find you are sent a bonus code for use on your next deposit if you have opted in for marketing emails from the site.
Should we secure an exclusive offer from the site, the bonus code and details will be listed in this area of our review.
The main lobby is the hive of all the activity at Spectra Bingo and it’s all set out in an easy to navigate, interactive format. From the left-hand menu, you can see the option of Bingo or Slots.
For bingo, there are several variants available with 75 ball in two varieties, 90 ball bingo, and 52 ball bingo to choose from. The bingo lobby has several menu options from the horizontal navigation including Live Bingo, Special, Exclusive, Money Makes, Free, Grand 55, and All.
When you have chosen a section to visit, you will see information about each room. The details shown include the prize pot for the next game, time until the next game, game type, number of players, and the name of the chat host if one is on duty.
When it comes to slots, there are so many to choose from that the horizontal navigation comes in useful if you don’t know what game you want to play. It’s set out with Trending, New Games, Daily Jackpot, Progressive, Slingo & Instants, and All Games. You also have a search function if you know the name of the game you wish to play.
With over 500 different titles to choose from, you won’t find yourself getting bored at this site!
You can access the support options at the site by clicking the pulldown menu next to your username in the main lobby. Navigate to the Useful Links and then Support.
You can use the following methods to contact Spectra Bingo directly:
All sites on the Dragonfish network could be considered sister sites of Spectra Bingo, but these are more like relatives than actual siblings. The true sister sites of the brand are those owned by the same company, under the same affiliate program, United Affiliates.
The bingo brands under this hat on the same bingo software are:
- Ted Bingo
- Robin Hood Bingo
- Moon Bingo
- Loony Bingo
- Gossip Bingo
- Silk Bingo
- Two Fat Ladies
- Sugar Bingo
- Glorious Bingo
Spectra Bingo has never opted to promote its product on television, and given its long history in the world of online bingo, it’s unlikely that it is something we are likely to see in the future.
Should this change, and they do opt to create a commercial, then you will find details and the advert itself in this section of our review.
Spectra Bingo has been awarded a 3.5 star rating because although the site is powered by one of the most trusted software platforms and operated by a giant in the industry, it lacks personality. There’s nothing new or out of the ordinary in the promotions section and whilst it has all the hallmarks of a great site, it’s all the same as what we have seen many times over from hundreds of other sites. We need something a bit more for a higher rating.