Bingola Review - Site Reviews
On 1st September 2014 the fair rolled into the world of online bingo when Bingola launched. Billed as the free bingo funfair the site boasts a design that is certainly fitting for the name. There are clearly similarities between Bingola and the original Tombola with both the theme and the name but then imitating a successful brand is not a crime.
The home page of the site features an array of rides and attractions that you will find at a funfair each with some sort of bingo ball decoration. From the carousel to the rollercoaster, the ferris wheel to the clown, Bingola looks to be a fun ride for all when you land at the site for the first time.
It will take you just minutes to create your new account with this site with the usual information required. At launch the site had a no deposit required bonus (which may or not be available when you read this review) and as such require that you include your financial details at sign up. This is standard practice and no monies will be taken from your account unless you choose to make a deposit. When registration is complete and you have chosen a username, you are taken to the Member’s Area.
It is in this area that you can see the current offers available from the site and generally these are responsive to your player account; i.e. the bonuses available for your loyalty level etc. Details of the latest promotions are available and information about your balance and points. A click of the ‘Play Now’ button and you are taken to the main lobby where you get to choose which ride you want to go on at Bingola!
The navigation around the lobby is pretty straightforward with a horizontal menu bar. This shows some of the game types offered, provides a dedication section for jackpots, VIPs and slots as well as a tab for the free ride that the home page promises. Simply take a look around the lobby, check out the details available and make an informed decision as to the room or game that suits your needs and budget.
There are two main game types available at Bingola; 75 ball pattern and 90 ball bingo. There are also some games on offer that are the 75 ball multi-line version though – however these aren’t quite as prevalent as the other two varieties. In addition to the bingo the site also boasts an array of instant win games to choose from.
Bingola has an abundance of jackpots to offer from the standard house prizes on all the main bingo games to big money cash prizes in pre-buy and special guaranteed jackpots. Progressive jackpots cannot be found on the standard games it would seem but are available on some of the instant win offerings. There are quite a few free games on offer too with rewards of the highest free money prizes to those who have made recent deposits with the site.
When it comes to promotions you’ll find similar on offer at Bingola as those available at the other sites from Mandalay Media with many of them interlinked. For example, the £10K Free Show is the same game as the £10k Street Party at Rio Bingo or the £10K Gold Souk at Wish Bingo. Many rooms are networked to these brands too so worth remembering that you are playing against other players from other brands for the same jackpots.
You’ll have a great ride at Bingola but when all is said and done, it’s just another skin from Mandalay Media.
The below pluses are the positive points about Bingola that make it a site worthy of your time and attention.
- A no deposit required bonus given to new players at launch.
- Free bingo games available all day, every day.
- Wagering requirements are flexible.
The below minuses are things Bingola need to work on to improve their service to bingo players. If you're not happy with the site's issues, vote with your feet and play elsewhere.
- Unclear as to which games are 'networked'.
- No really unique promotions on offer to players.
- No 'about to buy' notification on ticket purchases.
Bingola offers new players a 200% cash match deal on first deposit.
New players only. Minimum deposit £5, maximum bonus £20. To withdraw a bingo bonus, players must wager 2 times the total amount of the deposit + bingo bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus can be used on bingo games only. Full T&Cs Apply.
There are deposit bonuses on all transactions, 50% on most but the second earns 150% if you use code NEW1 and the third 100% if you use code NEW2.
These bonuses are subject to change with litlle notice so we do suggest checking our Mandalay Media bonus page.
Bingola Software, Network And Company
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If you have any issues with your time at Bingola, you can contact the support department via the following methods:
- Live Help via the dedicated room in the bingo client
- Email on email@example.com
- Telephone: 0800 901 2462 or 44 203 700 1170 if outside the UK.
- By post: Mandalay Media Ltd, Sovereign House, 14-16 Nelson Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 2AL
Bingola Licensing And Complaints
Bingola is licensed in Gibraltar. Details on the licensing body and how to complain can be found at the licensing body's website - www.gra.gi. Alternatively you could contact the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Gambling Commission: Reference 39028
By: Nickie Shute