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Bingo Friendzy Launches on Facebook

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Aug. 7th 2012 10:31 AM

Facebook has long been the place to play free bingo games with a selection of apps that all offer a variety of different game variants, none of which offer the ability to win real cash. That was until today when Bingo Friendzy launched on Facebook! The app, from Gamesys, works in much the same way as Jackpot Joy and to play you have to register. The game is age restricted and only open to UK residents.

In choosing to sign up you are warned that you are entering an 18+ gaming environment with a sub text “Please enter your details correctly so you can play without delay”. Upon completion of your registration you have to deposit in order to enter the rooms at Bingo Friendzy and the app offers the same depositing options as Jackpot Joy.

A cash match bonus is offered, 200% on first deposit of £10, and this carries wagering requirements, the same as those found at pay to play brands. Wagering of 2x the amount of bonus received is required before a withdrawal of any winnings can be processed and you should note that only bingo wagers count 100% towards meeting these requirements, slots is just 5% and carries a 20x wagering.

From the lobby you can see two rooms; Bingo Friendzy Candy Cove and Vanilla Bingo as well as a selection of slots; the same offerings on instant win games as found at Jackpot Joy.

Here’s a screen capture taken from the Candy Cove bingo room:

Bingo Friendzy - Candy Cove Room
Bingo Friendzy – Candy Cove

This is, in essence, a standard pay to play brand that we are used to from the world of online bingo but with less rooms, (currently) smaller player numbers and far smaller screens than we are used to. The main differences are that the games are faster paced, you cannot see as many cards on your screen and chat is quite hard to follow.

There is the chance to win extra free tickets for the next game if the Friendzy Bonus game is activated, a similar offering to Bejeweled Bingo at Jackpot Joy. Here is a screenshot:

Bingo Friendzy Bonus
Bingo Friendzy Bonus Game

The question is why would you choose to pay to play on Facebook when the offerings from the main Jackpot Joy are far more impressive; more rooms, more slots, a wider community? Secondly, if one brand has launched a pay to play Facebook app and if it proves to be a success how long before other brands do the same?

By: Nickie Shute

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