Wish Bingo Review - Site Reviews
Wish Bingo arrived on its magic carpet following a rub of the Mandalay Media lamp on 19th June 2014, opening to players for the first time on this date. Landing at the site you certainly get an Aladdin feel with the backdrop showing an Arabian bazaar. However, whilst it is all very cute and you expect to see Jasmine put in an appearance at any moment, there is a definite childish appeal in the design.
That said, the Mandalay Media group are well known for providing a great gaming experience at their other brands (Costa, Sing, Fancy and City – although Rio has let the side down a bit), so we were excited to get in on the Wish Bingo action.
As is the case with all online bingo sites, in order to play at Wish Bingo you need to create a user account. Whilst the sites on Mandalay Media are linked in a number of ways (jackpots, Diamond rewards etc.) you cannot use a login from one of the other brands to play at this site. The registration process is pretty straightforward and not too dissimilar to what you may have already seen at a number of other brands. You should note though that if at the time of your sign up the site is offering a no deposit required bonus, financial details are needed. This is for verification only and no money will be taken from your account.
Once you have completed this process your first port of call is the Member Area of the site. From here you can see your current balances, both real and bonus, as well as your Player Class (Loyalty Level), any points you have earned and Diamonds available. Additionally there are details of the current promotions shown in the centre of the screen.
To get in on the bingo action just click ‘ Play Now’ and you’ll be taken to the main lobby, the hive of all activity at Wish Bingo. As we have come to expect from brands in this group, there is an impressive array of free bingo available and even special rooms for new players to use after first deposit and redeposit. As is standard from Mandalay Media, the navigational menu is horizontal and in a tabular format boasting the traditional 75 and 90 ball games as well as a selection of Specials and the Instant Win games we have come to expect with our bingo. One downside of the site is that like Rio Bingo before it, the number of chat rooms open is limited, just the Help room, Lounge and one other available in which you can enjoy the social side of bingo.
The gaming experience in the rooms is much of a muchness with other brands from the same group but one of the best online as the site is powered by the 888/Cassava software. However, with the games being networked, it is hard to tell where one brand ends and another begins. That said, we are going to see a selection of exclusive promotions on offer from Wish Bingo so it is worth a visit to see if rubbing this lamp could be lucky for you.
This brand also offers mobile gaming – Click here for a review of Wish Bingo Mobile
Wish Bingo Pluses
The below pluses are the positive points about Wish Bingo that make it a site worthy of your time and attention.
- At launch, site offered a no deposit required bonus.
- Minimum withdrawal amount is just £5.
- Higher than standard second deposit bonus.
Wish Bingo Minuses
The below minuses are things Wish 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 number of chat rooms available.
- Not as many depositing options as other brands using the same software.
- Unclear as to which rooms are networked and which are standalone.
Wish Bingo Bonuses
At the time of the review Wish Bingo offered a £5 no deposit required welcome bonus and a 250% cash match deal on deposits of at least £5.
£5 Free Play - New players only. Players must register a valid credit or debit card to receive the £5 sign up bonus. No wagering requirements apply. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus can be used on bingo games only. Full Ts&Cs Apply.
First Deposit Bonus - New players only. Minimum deposit £5, maximum bonus £50. To withdraw a bingo bonus, players must wager 4 times the total amount of the deposit + bingo bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus can be used on bingo games only. Full Ts&Cs Apply.
For deposits two and three there are higher than the standard reload of 50% available.
Wish Bingo Software, Network And Company
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Screenshots Of Wish Bingo
Wish Bingo Support
If you have any issues with your time at Wish 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 279 7345 or 44 203 752 3180 if outside the UK.
- By post: Mandalay Media Ltd, Sovereign House, 14-16 Nelson Street, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM1 2AL
Wish Bingo Licensing And Complaints
Wish 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