From sports betting to poker, we thought the BetFred family of online gaming sites had it all. We were wrong. BetFred Bingo, since 2006, has a variety of bingo-games in its impressive Playtech-powered line-up, as well as the Bingo events, cruises, chat games, and bonuses that have come along for the ride.
Available in Download or Instant Play, BetFred Bingo has more bingo games going on than you can shake a dauber at. Registration is simple, if a bit detailed. Promotions (yay, cruises!) and additional gaming options are what set BetFred Bingo apart from other 75-ball and 90-ball bingo sites.
BetFred Online Bingo Promotions
I’m happy to report that there are too many promotions for me to individually list in this section. See the BetFred Bingo bonuses to get started. I’ve broken them down as best as I could so that you can understand the scope of what’s in store for you at BetFred Bingo:
- Hourly Promotions: BetFred Bingo has several BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) hours depending on which room you’re playing in. Nearly every hour has something going on—Speed Bingo, Express Jackpot, Daily Doubles, Cash Countdowns, and Happy Hours to name just a few.
- Bingo Cruise Contest: Starting in January and running until the end of June, BetFred Bingo is launching a huge promotion with the grand prize being three all-inclusive, 7-night, cruise packages for two. If you’re a winner, you’ll also gain entry into all the bingo events on the cruise, including an $80,000 bingo tournament. Not a bad way to keep the lucky streak alive!
- Birthday Bonus: Not only do you get a free dessert or a free drink in several restaurants in the country on your birthday, you’re also entitled to £5 free at BetFred Bingo. Just notify the Customer Care team via email and they’ll set it up for you.
- Referral Bonus: This may be the easiest Refer-A-Friend program out there. All you have to do is select the “Invite a Friend” button on the web page, type in the email addresses of your nearest and dearest, and you’ll get £10 for every depositing new player.
- Bingo Tournaments: It would be a bingo site worth its salt if it didn’t proudly promote at least one (or three!) big tournaments. There are chat game tournaments, like Girls’ Night Out, and non-chat tournaments, like 2010 Liftoff, to suit any personality.
BetFred online bingo offers may change over time. The BetFred Bingo terms and conditions for each bonus are listed at the bottom of each bonus page, so they are forthright with the information. There’s even an additional section for “General Bonus Terms” under the Promotions page, so they don’t expect you to accept all bonuses blindly.
I found the information to be clear and well-written, and if you have additional questions, there’s a representative standing by to take your call or your email.
Unlike some bingo halls, BetFred Bingo online casino has plenty to distract you from the game of bingo if you need to give your dauber a break. You can visit any one of the BetFred family sites for a complete change of pace or you can venture into the various community and chat areas available right on the BetFred Bingo site.
I particularly like the “Bingo Lingo” section, which decodes the common chat quick phrases like “HB” for “Hurry Back” and “NP” for No Problem. It’s nice to have a reference guide to decode conversations-instead of thinking your fellow players are all plagued with broken keyboards.
Online Bingo Games
Since this review is highlighting the BetFred Bingo site primarily, I won’t speak to the seven other gaming members of the BetFred family-just know that there are plenty of other ways to use your account if you should ever get the bingo burnout.
As far as bingo games go, BetFred likes its 90-ball games. You’ll find 75-ball games, as well, but since this is a European site, the 90-ball bingo games are far more prevalent.
- Software: Download and Flash (Playtech)
- System Requirements: Macs can enjoy the Flash version; PC users can enjoy the best of both worlds.
- Player Restrictions: Antigua and Barbuda, Cyprus, Estonia, Israel, Turkey, and The United States of America and its territories.
- License: Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd. and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar.
No matter how many balls are in your game, the chat games are a must at BetFred Bingo-they’ve put so much effort into the bonuses and promotions, you’re sure to meet many new friends and have more winning chances than ever!