Betfred Bingo Review
Betfred is another bookmaker who have a bingo channel as part of their online presence. The bingo wing joins sportsbook, poker, casino and games to give players a full range of gambling products. Like it's fellow bookies, Betfred Bingo uses the Virtue Fusion platform which means plenty of variety in terms of bingo rooms, jackpots, promotions and slots.
The Betfred Bingo channel has undergone a number of changes over the years. More recently it adopted a 70s style gameshow look but that was quickly dropped. These days it's a clean and basic offering that's fairly easy to use. It does lack the attraction of a Gala or Buzz, but it compares favourably with other bookmakers such as Paddy Power, William Hill and Ladbrokes. The site is accessible on mobile, desktop and tablet so you can play on the go.
New players to Betfred Bingo are welcomed with an attractive bonus. Players are required to deposit and stake £10 on bingo only within 30 days of registering a Bingo chat name to get a £40 bonus. offer a £40 welcome bonus for all new players. Wagering terms for the bingo bonus are a reasonable x2. Additionally players can collect 50 Free Spins on Rainbow Ryan. Any wins from these spins are paid in cash and therefore no wagering terms apply.
As a Virtue Fusion brand, Betfred Bingo offers players a good range of games and slots. The lobby is very sparse and not as jazzy as other sites. That said you will find the usual 75, 80 and 90 ball rooms such as Extreme Bingo, Bonkers Bingo and The Mystery Room. These are joined by recent new additions such as Age Of The Gods Bingo and Fluffy Favourites Bingo. Compared to Gala or Mecca or even newcomers Buzz, Betfred does have less to offer in terms of rooms but that's only an issue if you're a fan of variants on the game.
Promotions are regular at Betfred Bingo, but for the most part these are network offers. For example £20K Bingo Hour on the first Saturday of the month and a session of £10K Rainbow Riches that plays on the 2nd Friday of every month. However, Betfred do run exclusives and in recent times they've dished out experience vouchers and other prizes. During September 2019 they also held a cash drop where a total of £1500 was up for grabs. Look out too for the Backstage Pass that gets you access to a special room provided you've wagered.
Something for nothing is one thing that isn't highlighted so much at Betfred. For example, as far as we're aware there's no newbie free bingo room. For additional promotions do make sure you follow Betfred Bingo on Facebook as they frequently host mini-giveaways. In recent days they've dished out 25 x £2 bingo bonuses - they're not big prizes - but with only 100 or so entries you have a 1 in 4 chance of winning something for nothing. However it's worth noting that wagering terms will apply.
Slots are now a big element of Betfred Bingo and indeed the Betfred service. Under bingo you'll find popular slots such as Rainbow Riches, Clover Rollover, Bar-X and 99 Time. For more exciting options you might want to drop in on Betfred Games, Vegas or Casino. Games boasts Daily Jackpots and slots including Monopoly Heights, Beavis & Butthead and a good selection of Megaways options.
Away from the games, Betfred Bingo has other content that may interest players. For example they host Russell Grant horoscopes although these are just for the year ahead rather than your daily, weekly or monthly stars. The horoscopes are joined by some fun facts, top tips and information about the various games. It's a nice addition to the site although it's perhaps something that players don't frequently visit.
Join Betfred Bingo and you will have a decent platform to enjoy top bingo games and slots. Additionally on the same account you can wager on sports, poker, lottos and casino. It's a well known brand and offers safety and security when it comes to depositing. Compared to it's main competitors - e.g. Paddy Power, Bet365 and William Hill - it's decent, but against the bigger Virtue Fusion sites like Gala you'll have less options, at least in terms of rooms and promos.
Whilst Betfred does offer plenty of variants like Age Of The Gods and Cash Cubes, it does lack things like Deal Or No Deal Bingo. It's also one of the few Virtue Fusion brands that doesn't have it's own exclusive 40 or 50 ball game. That all said it's not a deal breaker and there is most certainly enough here to excite and entertain most visitors.