Balmy Bingo Review
Adding to some extra sunshine to February 2019 is Balmy Bingo. This new bingo site has opted to become the latest addition to the Jumpman 15 Network. It joins multiple other brands on this platform. These include Showreel, Bingzino, WTG Bingo and On Point. It offers players access to hundreds of slots plus a handful of bingo rooms.
Balmy Bingo has a beach theme. Bathed mostly in blue to represent the sky, the background boasts a tropical beach with palm trees. Overlaying this scene are the featured slots and the network's main welcome offer. According to the limited description on the site "Bingo is meant to be fun" but by playing at this site you can also make it Balmy.
The welcome offer for new players is the main incentive to sign-up with Balmy Bingo. As with other 15 Network brands a £10 deposit £10 generates an opportunity to spin the Mega Reel for the chance to win a bonus. A spin of the Mega Reel can win you anything from nothing up to 500 spins on Starburst or Fluffy Favourites. Terms apply and these include a x65 wagering requirement.
Login to the lobby area of Balmy Bingo to find a selection of bingo rooms and instant win games. In March 2020 Jumpman closed their own rooms such as Lucky Stars and Pay Day Jackpot. These have now been replaced by Pragmatic Play's bingo games. This means Lucky Rainbow can now offer 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball games in rooms such as Boombox, Stars N Stripes and The Jackpot Room. Tickets on average cost around 10p per game but we did find a 1p game in Clock Work that gives you the chance to win a share of £15. These are now joined by Bingo Millions - a lottery meets bingo version of the game.
Promotions at Balmy Bingo are limited to those provided by the 15 Network. These include cashback for regulars and newbies, Happy Hour every Wednesday, and extra spins of The Mega Reel on deposits of £20 or more. Trophies can be won as part of a gamefication element of the site. Complete levels to earn additional spins of the Mega Reel. The arrival of the new bingo rooms means that there are more jackpots. This is a positive although there's now no free bingo - not even for newbies.
Slots players will find plenty of games to enjoy at Balmy Bingo. The site boasts over 600 different slots from various providers such as Red Tiger, Pragmatic Play, Blueprint Gaming and Playson. Top slots include Starburst, Rainbow Riches, Fluffy Favourites, Great Rhino, Irish Luck and Aloha Cluster Pays. Look out for regular tournaments and prize draws for slot players. These are usually ran by the slot providers although they're not often well publicised.
Bingo at Balmy has been disappointing but we're hoping that recent changes may improve things. The addition of Pragmatic Play's product now means players can enjoy a variety of games and the rooms are mostly active. We like that pre-buy is now an option but the lack of chat makes game play quite sterile. That said jackpots are attractive and it's good to see Bingo Millions games as an option too.
Player depositing and withdrawal terms at Balmy Bingo are reasonable, but the x65 wagering on the bonuses is quite hefty. There is a good selection of slots and this is the only real positive. However the Jumpman slots brands may provide a better option should you choose to play on this platform.