888 Bingo Review

888 is a well known brand in the online gambling industry. They are best known for their casino websites while the bingo side of things has not been around for as long. 888 Bingo is a networked bingo site that offers a good selection of games including 90-ball bingo, 75 ball bingo and progressive games. Players at 888 Bingo will notice that 888 Holdings Ltd brings their experience of providing a premium quality online casino experience to the world of bingo with excellent results.

Whatever type of bingo you’re into you’ll find it here and there’s plenty of opportunity to chat with other players and win a range of different prizes. It’s not the fanciest looking site out there but 888 Bingo gets the job done with all the features and functionality you might expect. Add to this a great range of payment options and a few slot games on the side and you’ve got a great place to play bingo.

at a glance

  • Bonus

  • Number of Game

    10 + bingo rooms

  • Software

  • Payment method

888 Bingo rating

Games and software

888 Bingo runs on Microgaming’s Dragonfish software so you can be assured of a quality platform that runs fast and smoothly on most operating systems. There’s no need to download any of the software to your computer, you can play all the bingo and slot games via instant play through your browser, making it a fast and convenient place to play.

The game selection is excellent when it comes to bingo. You’ll find plenty of variation including 90 ball bingo, 75-ball bingo and High 5 Bingo where you can win five ways, including diagonally, across and from top to bottom. The more lines you make, the more you win.

As a networked bingo site, you get the benefit of playing games linked across multiple bingo websites so you can enjoy pooled jackpot prizes and chat to a wide range of different players from all around the world.

Bingo games run from 8am to midnight so there’s usually something going on and with jackpots going all the way up to £1M you could walk away an instant millionaire! If you’re a night owl or you feel like a bit of a break from bingo, 888 Bingo also offers some slot games with well-known hits like Starburst, Cleopatra, Paradise Reels and Fruit Shop on offer. The range of slots is very limited however, so don’t expect too much.

Live casino

There’s no live casino option available at 888 Bingo, or any casino games. It’s all Bingo with a handful of slots. If you’re after something a little more, the main 888 Casino site does have an excellent live casino and a great range of virtual casino games.

User interface

If you’re expecting a sleek modern design, or an eye catching layout prepare to be underwhelmed. The 888 Bingo user interface is pretty uninspiring to look at. With a very basic red and blue colour scheme and blocky layout it looks somewhat dated to say the least. Fortunately, it runs better than it looks, with easy navigation and a solid platform underneath the dull exterior.

One great feature of the user interface at 888 Bingo is that they do offer a decent amount of background information for players. This means you can find in depth guides to the ins and outs of 90-ball bingo, 75-ball bingo and 52-ball bingo, from buying your ticket to claiming your winnings. Basically, if you’re a beginner, 888 Bingo will hold your hand at every step of the journey. This shows an admirable commitment to the player experience that you won’t find at a lot of other online bingo sites.

It’s nothing flashy but 888 Bingo presents all the information necessary in an easy to read way. You won’t be distracted by flashing graphics, animation or funky fonts here, instead you’ll be able to get straight to the point and just play.

Mobile casino

Mobile players will be happy to know that 888 Bingo is fully mobile compatible and you can access your favourite bingo games whenever you’re out and about. There’s no app to download, all you need to do is load up the 888 Bingo homepage in your device’s browser, log in and you’ll be ready to play.

888 Bingo mobile is compatible with a wide range of smartphones and tablets including iOS, Android and Windows devices. There’s currently no app available so the only way to get it is by using the mobile optimised website. Fortunately, this runs very well and offers all the same bingo options as the main casino. You can pre-buy tickets straight from your mobile so there’s no need to miss out on any of the fun. The main difference between the mobile site and the main site are the layout, which is slightly simplified for easier mobile navigation and the slot game selection, which is condensed down from the main website.

Once logged in, you can do everything from mobile that you can from desktop including making deposits and withdrawals, contacting customer support and browsing the Bingo guides for tips and troubleshooting advice.

Gamification

After scouring 888 Bingo, there’s no sign of any gamification in the way of missions, challenges or anything else. Having said that, the bingo games themselves are very interactive so this will probably be enough to fulfil any urge for a more video game style experience. However, we can still hope that at some point 888 Bingo will add in some more fun, creative elements to keep their players engaged and entertained.

Banking

Players at 888 Bingo have a number of different payment methods available to them including the usual ones like Visa, MasterCard and Neteller. You’ll also be able to make payments using PayPal, ApplePay, Paysafecard and Bank Wire so there are plenty of options. There are no fees for making deposits and your funds will be available straight away for all methods except bank transfer where it will take around five to eight business days. The minimum deposit is £5.

All withdrawals go through a pending period of two days before they are finalised. Once the two-day period has passed you’ll receive your money in another two to seven business days depending on the payment method used. For credit and debit cards the total time is between four and seven business days while bank transfers will take a bit longer at seven to 10 business days. Not the fastest in the industry by a long shot! On a more positive note they do have a low minimum withdrawal at just £5. There’s no upper withdrawal limit stated, but you can only make a maximum of 10 withdrawals in a single day.

Customer support

  • Live chat: 10am-2am
  • Email: Via website
  • Telephone: 0800 901 2510
  • FAQ: Yes

While they do offer a few different options for customer support, the hours are limited and the response times are not great with a 72-hour timeframe for email queries. To talk to an agent on live chat you need to be logged in to your account. From there you can go to the help room between 10am-2am and chat to a support agent. 888 Bingo also offers UK phone support, which is free and again available between the hours of 10am-2am, seven days a week. If you want general information about playing the different types of bingo, you can visit the FAQ section, which features a number of comprehensive guides.

OUR VERDICT

888 Bingo is another addition to the already extensive 888 brand and while it’s a pretty basic looking website it does offer an excellent selection of bingo games with some very appealing prizes on offer. Don’t be put off by the appearance, there’s a lot going on underneath and 888 Bingo runs on quality software so you can be sure of a safe, reliable and enjoyable experience. If you’re after anything other than Bingo you’ll probably be disappointed as there’s not much in the way of slot games and absolutely no casino or live casino games. 888 Bingo does have a comprehensive selection of game guides that are sure to appeal to new and less experienced players and they offer decent customer support as well.