Betfair Bingo Review
Betfair is another bookmaker who has opted to provide bingo games via the Virtue Fusion platform. Launched in 2013, Betfair Bingo gives players access to popular bingo games such as Deal Or No Deal, Housey, Cash Cubes and Rainbow Riches. These are joined by a generous welcome offer, regular promotions and access to other aspects of the brand including sports, casino and poker. Betfair may not be the first bookie you think of when it comes to bingo but they do have a lot to offer.
Introducing Betfair Bingo
When we last reviewed Betfair Bingo (June 2019) we said that the site could do with a makeover. The good news is that as of April 2020 it has had a makeover and looks a much more inviting proposition. The latest promotions dominate the homepage whilst the current activity in the bingo rooms scrolls across! Popular slots, bingo rooms, top jackpots and scratchcards are featured too. The site has been designed to be responsive on mobile devices which is great. No app is required to play Betfair Bingo on desktop, mobile and tablet.
Betfair Bingo Welcome Offer
New players are welcomed to Betfair Bingo with an attractive welcome package. Register, login, deposit and wager £10 to receive the bonus. Make sure that you use the code BINSGO. Play £5 in the bingo rooms to receive 200 free bingo tickets - any wins from these tickets are paid as cash and have no wagering terms. Additionally if you play £5 on eligible Slingo games then you will also receive a £20 bonus. This bonus comes with a x1 wagering term. Deposits placed using e-wallets such as PayPal, Moneybookers, Skrill et al. are not valid for this promotion.
Betfair Bingo Rooms
Betfair Bingo boasts an exciting mix of bingo rooms. These include 36, 52, 75 and 90 ball versions of the game. Login to the lobby to play Housey, Cash Cubes, Fluffy Favourites, Rainbow Riches, Deal Or No Deal and Age Of The Gods. Joining them are fairground themed rooms such as The Big Dipper, Dodgems, Helter Skelter and House Of Mirrors. Many of these rooms are networked with other brands that also use the Virtue Fusion platform. There is a private Luxury Lounge Room that opens every Friday night for qualifying players (wager £25 on bingo Monday to Friday to gain access).
Betfair Bingo Promotions
As well as the Luxury Lounge you'll find other promotions for bingo players at Betfair. At time of writing (April 2021) there's a Super Value Night where a £10 wager on bingo on a Thursday can get you a £5 bonus. Don't forget that wagering terms will apply. Another new promotion is the Bingo Ball Scratcher game card. This is free to play (with no deposit required) and gives you the chance to win cash and bonuses. Don't forget that promotions that run on casino, sportsbook and other channels are also available. Network bingo promotions will also apply.
Every Virtue Fusion bingo brand comes with an array of top slots and Betfair Bingo is no different. Popular slots that are available to play are Dynamite Digger, Fluffy Favourites, Slots O'Gold, Bouncy Balls, Dragon's Luck and Fluffy In Space. For more slots and casino options then try Arcade, Vegas Slots, Casino and Live Casino. Remember that your e-wallet applies to all channels on Betfair. Betfair Bingo did use to run Facebook and Twitter channels but these have now been switched off in favour of the main brand page.
In previous reviews we said that the bingo channel "does seem to be the poor relation when compared to sportsbook, casino and slots". Thankfully it's finally had a bit of TLC and now looks an attractive proposition for bingo players. Whilst these may not all be unique or exclusive, the array of games on Virtue Fusion, means Betfair is a good choice for players. Betfair did used to have a £5 deposit welcome bonus although that has gone, which is a shame. However the current welcome bonus is in line with many other Virtue Fusion bingo brands although the no deposit spins are an added extra.
Avid bingo players will note there are similarities between Paddy Power Bingo and Betfair Bingo. This is because they are owned by the same company. Either or is a good option if you're looking for a new site to play. As we pretty much say on every review we would like to see more exclusives and promotions at Betfair Bingo. However the new look gives us hope that 2021 and beyond could see more development of this channel. Take a look and check out what's on offer.