STV Bingo Review - Site Reviews
In July 2013 we received notification from Digital Pop (BBN Affiliates) that we should no longer promote their brand.
We are currently awaiting approval for the new affiliate program to promote this brand.
The review below references when the site was part of the Virtue Fusion network but will be updated shortly.
STV Bingo are part of (STV’s) broadcasting business in Scotland and they provide dedicated regional TV programming to over half a million viewers each week. This is not the first time a TV / media company has delved into the realms of online bingo, so you could say they are keeping up with their UK counterparts, ITV. When launched the brand used the 888/Globalcom software and you could link from the main site back to the STV page, but all that changed in 2014 when the brand switched to software by Bede Gaming who brought us Bingo Stars and Health Bingo.
The brand has kept the STV logo associated with the Scottish television company but doesn’t use the blue and white STV colours, preferring the muted blues and pastel pinks often favoured by online bingo brands. The homepage is informative with information about upcoming bingo games, available slots and links to promotions, account information and various parts of the site. If you were a member previously while the site was on the 888/Globalcom software then you may need to create a new account to continue playing.
Create an account is pretty simple, first you’ll be asked a few simple personal details and then you’ll be taken to the deposit screen. Here you can register a card and accept or reject the bonus, and then you’ll be ready to play.
The bingo plays from the main screen and during our visit we find just two standard bingo rooms, one 90-ball and one 75-ball room, which is a pretty big scale down from the 888/Globalcom software. There are also two pre-buy rooms featuring guaranteed jackpots but again these are set at hundreds rather than thousands of pounds. The bingo itself plays well, chat is to the left of the screen and independent to the site but the actual bingo game is networked to other sites such as Bingo Stars. The tickets prices are varied so there’s plenty of selection in that way but we are left a little disappointed with the lack of bingo rooms.
While the bingo is a little less than we’d hoped the side games are fantastic with realms of IGT favourites such as Cleopatra II, Davinci Diamonds and Fluffy Favourites to name but a few. There are also table games for those who like casino play, video poker, and plenty of instant win games too.
Overall the site, software and welcome package are all pretty impressive but the brand could really benefit from extra bingo rooms and just a bit more choice for players. It’s all good but we were left wanting more, and it wasn’t just in the bingo rooms. The promotions are a little weak, there are no reloads and even the guaranteed jackpots are hardly enough to keep your heart racing.
STV Bingo Pluses
The below pluses are the positive points about STV Bingo that make it a site worthy of your time and attention.
- Generous welcome package
- Lesser known network, more unique
- Great side games
STV Bingo Minuses
The below minuses are things STV 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.
- Limited variety of bingo games.
- Poor guaranteed jackpots.
- No free bingo offering.
STV Bingo Bonuses
New players to STV Bingo are welcomed with a 200% cash match bonus on first deposits.
New players only. Four times wagering bingo bonus. Min. deposit required £10. Max. bonus given £150. T&C's apply.
Details on how to claim your bonus: STV Bingo bonuses.
STV Bingo Software, Network And Company
STV Bingoruns on the Bede Gaming software and and bingo games (but not chat rooms) are networked with other sites on the IP&S Network.
Screenshots Of STV Bingo
STV Bingo Support
If you have any issues with your time at STV Bingo, you can contact the support department via the following methods:
- Via Live Help in the dedicated bingo room (8am-2am)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0800 056 3509 from the UK only from 8am-2am daily
- By Post: Intellectual Property & Software Limited, Suite 6, St. Annes House, Victoria Street, Alderney GY9 3TA
STV Bingo Licensing And Complaints
STV Bingo is licensed in Alderney. Details on the licensing body and how to complain can be found at the licensing body's website - www.gamblingcontrol.org.
UK Gambling Commission: Reference 38849
By: Kath Cross