888 Bingo is one of the world’s largest online bingo sites, and as a sister site to the globally recognised 888 Sports and 888 Poker sites, the bingo hall certainly has a lot to live up to.
Thankfully, the bingo hall more than meets bar set by the other brands within the 888 group, and as you’ll see in the following post, the website is geared towards all types of online bingo players; from seasoned pros who visit online bingo sites daily, to newcomers looking to throw their hat into the ring and give online bingo a try for the first time.
Interested in playing? Then see for yourself whether or not 888 Bingo is the right site for you.
888 Bingo offers three main variations of the game: 90-ball bingo, 75-ball bingo and High 5 bingo. These games are spread across 12 different bingo halls, with plenty of different games available for all three game-types.
High 5 Bingo is perhaps the most unique game-type you’ll find at 888 Bingo, and this ‘5 ways to win’ variant allows you to win – funnily enough – up to 5 times on a single card. You can hit a row of 5 numbers either diagonally, across, or from top to bottom, and as you would imagine, the more winning lines you make the bigger the prizes become and the more you win. Just to be crystal clear though, that means that 5 full lines pays more than 5 lots of single line wins.
Another notable feature at 888 Bingo is the ability to play what’s known as ‘Team Bingo’. This allows you to create a team of up to four players, and at the end of each month you will see a leader board which outlines the accumulative number of ‘bingo’s’ score by each team. If your team makes the top 10 on the leader board you’ll be rewarded with loyalty points. Finishing 10th will score you 40,000 loyalty points, with the amount increasing according to your placing up to a whopping 1,000,000 points for all #1 ranked winning team players. More on loyalty points and how they work in the ‘Loyalty Program’ section later on.
All of the bingo games 888 offer are built to a high standard, allowing user to user communication, which is otherwise known as a chat function; and disconnection protection, which means that if your Internet Connection drops out while playing, the system will automatically daub your numbers for you and credit your account with any winnings you may have missed as a result of leaving the game.
When it comes to side games, you’ll find a tremendous amount of choice. The main feature, which is ‘Slots’, is hosted by a number of the world’s largest software providers, including NetEntertainment, IGT, and WMS.
Some of the slot games you can play at 888 Bingo include: The Wizard of Oz, Starburst, Jack and the Beanstalk, Gonzo’s Quest, Elements, Bruce Lee 2, and over 75 more titles.
If you’re looking to play casino style games while waiting for a new bingo game to begin, you can choose from Roulette, Blackjack, and 3 Card Poker (called 3-Card-Brag at 888).
Unfortunately, video poker games are scarce, and rather surprisingly, scratch games are also hard to find. There are a couple of scratch cards to play, just don’t expect to be blown away by the selection.
888 Bingo’s loyalty scheme is definitely one of the best around, and this four-tier system allows you to earn what are known as jewels – a fancy term for loyalty points really, but we like it.
Unlike some competitor sites, you earn jewels by depositing money into your 888 Bingo account rather than by playing games, and for each £1 you deposit you’ll earn 12 jewels. For example, a £20 deposit would earn you 240 jewels.
The different tiers and jewel requirements can be seen below:
|Tier||Points Required||Perks and Bonuses|
|Bingo Pro||1 – 599||5% bingo cashback, 5 free spins, 2 tickets (£20 value) to the BIG £10K game each month.|
|Bingo Master||600 – 2,399||10% bingo cashback, 5% games cashback, 10 free spins, 5 tickets (£50 value) to the BIG £10K game each month.|
|Bingo Champ||2,400 +||15% bingo cashback, 10% games cashback, 15 free spins, and 10 tickets (£100 value) to the BIG £10K game each month.|
Note: Games cashback is essentially money back while playing any of the video slots or casino table games available. The cashback for both games and bingo carries some T’s and C’s along with wagering requirements, so be sure to read the terms and conditions to ensure you follow 888 Bingo’s rules.
Payments and Limits
888 Bingo offer a great selection of methods for depositing funds and withdrawing from your account, and along with all of the common payment options like debit cards, Neteller, Paysafecard, PayPal, Entropay, and Wire Transfer; you’ll also see a ‘pay by phone’ option.
This is basically a glammed-up way to pay using your debit card, and exists to make online card payments easier and safer, particularly for those who aren’t comfortable submitting their card details online.
Note: 888 Bingo’s website is incredibly secure, and it is perfectly safe for you to input card details. The pay by phone deposit method exists for those who aren’t used to putting their card details online and would prefer to speak to someone in person.
In terms of withdrawal limits, there’s nothing specified, although players are restricted to a maximum of 10 withdrawals per day. This is actually one of the more generous limits we have found, as most bingo sites tend to cap withdrawals at 5 per day.