Utopia Bingo Review - Site Reviews
As of 1st November 2014 all sites offering bingo to UK players had to have a licence under the UK Gambling Commission. Currently Utopia Bingo do not hold such a licence so we can no longer promote their brand.
Utopia Bingo is just one of a handful of brands online today that is powered by the Aberrant software but is the brand aptly named? Utopia is defined as a “place of ideal perfection” but when you land at this site for the first time, it really doesn’t look ideal. Far from it, the home page is dark and dreary and despite the fact that the brand offers a no deposit required welcome bonus, we weren’t excited by the prospect of registering and playing here.
Brown and orange are the two predominant colours of Utopia Bingo but it doesn’t whet our bingo taste buds like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. There is little information on the home page either, no news of promotions (other than the welcome bonuses) and nothing to really grab your interest.
There is a Quick Registration option available at this site where you just need to choose a username, one of the four currency options (SEK, NOK, GBP or EUR), a password and your email. Once you have done this you have to click in your welcome email to claim the advertised bonus (if it is still available).
When you get to the bingo lobby at Utopia Bingo it can be a little confusing because the Aberrant software does not list rooms in the same way as other brands online today. You can sort the lobby list by game, type, card price, pot, jackpot and players which makes things a little simpler to find a room that suits your bingo budget.
The site appears to offer 75 ball variant (five line bingo) and 90 ball bingo but the Aberrant software does also offer 75 ball pattern, 30 ball and 80 ball. It could be simply that this brand has chosen not to offer these bingo variants.
When you enter a bingo room the colour scheme is the same as on the home page, really dull. The room layout is different to that you will have seen at other brands. The chat is to the left of your screen, and like the colour scheme is dull as no one seems to interact with each other. Above chat is your balance. The remainder of the screen is taken up by your tickets with details of the game prizes above the cards. You can see how many players have purchased tickets, how many cards are in play and the total spent on tickets. In the game we played a total of £43 was spent on tickets and the prize pool was £5.16 for one line, two lines for £6.02 and the full house for £6.88 – that’s a lot of money taken off for the site and addition to progressive jackpots and the like!
There’s nothing outstanding about Utopia Bingo, ticket prices are all quite high, the site looks awful and unfortunately, the gaming experience isn’t great either.
Utopia Bingo Pluses
The below pluses are the positive points about Utopia Bingo that make it a site worthy of your time and attention.
- No deposit required welcome bonus offered.
- Four different currency options available.
Utopia Bingo Minuses
The below minuses are things Utopia 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.
- Poorly designed homepage.
- Playability on all games is poor in comparison with other brands available online today.
- No promotional offers.
Utopia Bingo Bonuses
New players are welcomed with a £10 no deposit required welcome bonus. Utopia Bingo offers a 100% cash match bonus on first deposit and 20% on all subsequent transactions.
Details on how to claim your bonus: Utopia Bingo bonuses.
Utopia Bingo Software, Network And Company
Screenshots Of Utopia Bingo
Utopia Bingo Support
If you have any issues with your time at Utopia Bingo, you can contact the support department via the following methods:
- Support ticket system on 'Contact Us' page.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0207 193 1099
Utopia Bingo Licensing And Complaints
Utopia Bingo is licensed in Costa Rica. Details on the licensing body and how to complain can be found at the licensing body's website - www.meic.go.cr.
By: Nickie Shute