Betfair Bingo Review
Joining the throng of bookmaker branded bingo sites on the Virtue Fusion network is Betfair. They've finally take the plunge and added bingo to their existing sportsbook and casino channels. Some players may be put off by the combination of betting and bingo, but Betfair have managed to put together a very decent looking site.
New players are welcomed to Betfair Bingo with a nice 800% deposit bonus. Deposit and spend £5 to receive a £40 bonus that's split as a £15 Bingo Bonus and £25 Side Games Bonus. Terms apply, see site for full details. There used to be free bingo for new depositors but sadly this is now no longer offered.
Bouncy Balls & Cash Cubes
In our opinion, the Betfair Bingo channel could do with a makeover. It's very busy and not as easy on the eye as similar services (e.g Paddy Power, Betfred, William Hill). That said it is easy to see what's on offer in terms of the brand's bingo rooms and main slots.
The main rooms include The Big Wheel, House of Cards, House of Mirrors, Helter Skelter, Roller Coaster, Rainbow Riches Bingo, DOND 90 and Cash Cubes. These are joined by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Bouncy Balls. Ticket prices vary but usually you'll pay 5p to 10p a ticket per game.
VIP Private Party
Promotions wise Betfair are heavy on those offered by the network. These include BingoLinx Jackpots, The Big Weekend and penny bingo. In addition they do offer specials such as free bingo sessions at a VIP Private Party on Fridays from 7pm. These sessions are only for players that have met the qualifying criteria that week.
Betfair Bingo did use to run Facebook and Twitter channels but these have now been switched off in favour of the main brand page. This isn't great news for bingo players. When you consider that other bookies have their own bingo social pages it's a surprise that Betfair don't consider it important.
We were impressed when Betfair Bingo first launched but have been disappointed by it's lack of progress. It does seem to be the poor relation when compared to sportsbook, casino and slots. It's worth a look though as the welcome bonus is attractive and there are some good bingo rooms to enjoy.