Giant Bingo Review - Site Reviews
Giant Bingo joined the ranks of the Mandalay Media / Intertain network of brands at the beginning of February 2015, another site powered by the 888 software . As the name suggests, a giant is the mascot for this brand. He’s not one that’s unfriendly though, more BFG than Jack and the Beanstalk giant. Dotted in the design are rainbows and pots of gold along with a splattering of shamrocks; are we to presume he is an Irish giant?
The landing page for Giant Bingo provides a wealth of promotional information to encourage your patronage. There are details of the welcome offers (these change intermittently so are listed later in the reviews), news of the reload bonus, a list of winners and a heads up that you can play their games on your mobile or tablet too.
To get in on the action you have to register an account with Giant Bingo that takes literally minutes. You complete the sign up form (making sure to include your financial details if there is a no deposit required bonus available when you register), choose a username and then pretty much; you’re ready to play. When you login you are first taken to the ‘Members Area’ of the site. Here you will see you currently balances (both bonus and cash), your loyalty balance and details of the current promotions at the site. From here, click ‘Play Now’ to be taken to the lobby.
It is the lobby that is the bingo menu – the place that you can see all the flavours that the brand has to offer by way of bingo games and instant wins. From Jackpots to Slots – it’s all in the lobby. The navigation is set out in a tabular, horizontal format and everything is clearly labelled.
Giant Bingo Lobby
All of the free games that the site has to offer is listed under the tab Free Fortunes and it is here you can see the special rooms for depositors. New players get access to the Giant’s Welcome for 24 hours from first deposit and games play for £15 jackpots every hour. For re-depositors there is the Reload Rainbow, another room that you are given 24 hours access to when you deposit at the site.
The big money free game is the £10K Free Fi Fo that plays every Friday for a £10,000 prize pool and includes a community pot for 1TG and 2TG.
You should note that the rooms are linked with the other brands from Mandalay Media so you aren’t just competing with Giant Bingo players for the pots.
Standard 75 and 90 Ball Games
There are tabs for the usual 75 and 90 ball games accessible from the main lobby and by clicking either you can see information about what each room has to offer. There are details of the room name, ticket prize, number of cards maximum available, the jackpot amount, the number of players and the time until next game.
There is also a dedicated tab for penny games of which several pre-buy guaranteed jackpots play each and every day from 10am in the morning until 11pm at night (10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm). Each game offers £50 guaranteed jackpots.
There is a dedicated area for the big money (or Diamonds) guaranteed jackpots on offer from Giant Bingo. It is in this area that you can pre-buy tickets for some of the biggest jackpots on offer from this brand.
Other tabs include VIP (which is pretty self explanatory) Slots. The latter lists a selection of some of the most popular instant win games available from the site.
Playing Bingo At Giant Bingo
When you have chosen your game room simply click the image and you are taken to the bingo screen. As with all 888 powered sites, the layout is likely to be very familiar if you are a regular online player. Your purchase options are to the left of the screen (which become the call board when a game is in play). In the middle of the screen are you bingo tickets with game details listed above (jackpot amount and number of players as well as the game pattern if in 75 ball). To the right of the screen is the chat room (of which there is only one at Giant Bingo no matter which room you are playing in) and above that are the instant win games. Across the top of the screen are details of your balance, banking options and game options if you wish to customise your game play.
At the time of the review the promotions were quite limited at Giant Bingo with only the guaranteed jackpots and penny games shown in this area of the site. However, as the site ages we are sure we will see more from the brand.
Giant Bingo looks great but there are now so many brands online that are pretty much a carbon copy of each other, it’s not as interesting as we were hoping (although certainly not expecting).
Giant Bingo Pluses
The below pluses are the positive points about Giant Bingo that make it a site worthy of your time and attention.
- A no deposit bonus offered when financial details included at registration.
- Selection of free games available with extras for reloads.
- Well-known bingo software.
Giant Bingo Minuses
The below minuses are things Giant Bingo 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.
- Just one chat room available.
- Unclear as to which rooms are 'networked' with other Mandalay / Intertain brands.
- No 'High Roller' rooms.
Giant Bingo Bonuses
Giant Bingo offers a first deposit bonus available is 200%.
Offer available to new players only. To withdraw a bingo bonus, players must wager 4 times the total amount of the deposit + bingo bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus available for use on bingo games only. Ts&Cs Apply.
Reloads are standard at 50% on transactions of at least £10 but on second deposit a bonus of 150% is offered with the code NEW (only valid on deposits of between £10 and £100) and 100% on the third deposit using the code MONEY.
You should note that the welcome bonus changes on a regular basis so we suggest visiting the dedicated bonus page for Mandalay Media.
Giant Bingo Software, Network And Company
Giant Bingo runs on the 888/Globalcom software and is part of the Mandalay Media / Intertain network. The brand is operated by Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited and owned by Mandalay Media / Intertain.
Visit: Giant Bingo
Screenshots Of Giant Bingo
Giant Bingo Support
If you have any issues with your time at Giant Bingo, 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 2468 or 44 203 752 3412 if outside the UK.
- By post: Mandalay Media Ltd, Sovereign House, 14-16 Nelson Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 2AL
Giant Bingo Licensing And Complaints
Giant Bingo 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