Sola Bingo Review - Site Reviews
Sola Bingo joined the Live Bingo Network ranks in late November/early December 2014 and is powered by the Cozy Games software. What we will be looking at in our review of the Sola Bingo site is whether it’s one that shines or more of a wet weekend. We have to be honest and say, we’re not expecting much simply because of the history of Cozy Games.
The home page is clearly quite bland at Sola Bingo but how much time does a player really spend on the landing page of any site? All there is to welcome you is the brand logo, a few bingo balls and a massive image showing you the free welcome bonus on offer (this may have changed since we reviewed the site). There are also a few unfounded claims like “the hottest bingo and casino site in the solar system’ and then something rather odd – the site claims also to be a ‘massive burning ball of gas’? Stand clear, they could be about to blow!
To play at the site you have to first register an account, simply click the ‘Join’ button and complete the three stage sign up process. You have to include your financial details at this point but this is only for verification, no money will be taken unless you choose to make a deposit with Sola Bingo.
Click ‘Play Now’ and your first port of call is the lobby. It is here that you can see exactly what is on offer by way of bingo. You have several different variants of the bingo game available to you – five at the time of the review. These are 30 ball, 50 ball, 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball. From the lobby you can see which game each room hosts, the number of players in the room, the price per ticket and the game prize as well as any progressive jackpot and its value. This all helps you choose a room that suits your budget and gaming requirements.
When you have chosen your room simply click Play Now and a new window opens. When you are in a room you can see your purchasing options to the left of the screen (this morphs in to the callboard when a game is in play. In the centre of the screen are your game tickets and above them are the game details (prize values and details of how to win any progressives on offer in the room). To the right of your screen is the chat room and above that there are some instant win games available to chose from. You have the option of cash or bonus play on the instant win games.
At the time of the review the same issues were prevelant in the chat room – the excessive use of the smileys by the hosts, the patronising manner in which they refer to you as ‘luv’, ‘hunny’ or ‘babe’. You have the option to block roomies from your chat screen though, if only you could do the same for the host!
When it comes to promotions, Sola Bingo have the same available as you will find at any other site on the same network. There is nothing to make this brand stand our from an already overcrowded Cozy Games market.
Don’t take our word for it though, pop along and see for yourself. If the no deposit bonus offer is still on, you have nothing to lose but a few minutes registering an account.
Sola Bingo Pluses
The below pluses are the positive points about Sola Bingo that make it a site worthy of your time and attention.
- No deposit required bonus for new players.
- Ability to use bonus money on instant win games.
- Bonuses on all transactions AND just for logging in daily.
Sola Bingo Minuses
The below minuses are things Sola 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.
- Complicated wagering and withdrawal rules.
- Chat hosts are over zealous with the smileys.
- Limitation on withdrawals.
Sola Bingo Bonuses
New players at Sola Bingo can claim £10 free no deposit bonus and 500% on 1st deposit, 350% on 2nd and 300% on third with reloads that are variable on all other transactions.
£10 Free Play - T&C's apply - New players only. Bonus given on addition of credit/debit card details. Wagering of 8x bonus on bingo or 20x in slots.
First Deposit Bonus - T&C's apply - New players only. Minimum deposit required is £10. Wagering required of 4x bonus + deposit on bingo, 10x deposit + bonus on slots.
Sola Bingo Software, Network And Company
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Screenshots Of Sola Bingo
Sola Bingo Support
If you have any issues with your time at Sola Bingo, you can contact the support department via the following methods:
- Live Chat.
- Web form on Contact Us page.
- Ticketing System.
- Telephone: 0203 608 1305
- By Post: Sola Bingo, c/o Cozy Games Management, Jubilee Buildings, Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2SH
Sola Bingo Licensing And Complaints
Sola Bingo is licensed in the Isle of Man. Details on the licensing body and how to complain can be found at the licensing body's website - www.gov.im.
UK Gambling Commission: Reference 38719
By: Nickie Shute