Showreel Bingo Review
Showreel Bingo was one of the first brands to grace the 15 Network powered by Jumpman Gaming. It started life offering new players the chance to claim a free DVD plus it's one of the few Jumpman brands to run TV adverts. The current site is a lot different from the original and it's benefited from a stylish makeover. It offers players the chance to enjoy a wide range of top slots plus bingo rooms powered by Pragmatic Play.
Introducing Showreel Bingo
The word 'showreel' automatically conjures up images of the silver screen and as you'd expect Showreel Bingo uses the movies as it's theme. It has a stylish cinematic style background whilst the logo and indeed the main welcome offer use a cinema ticket as inspiration. Popular slots feature heavily on the main page which is fine for a slots brand but frustrating for one with bingo in it's title. In our view Showreel should be putting their bingo rooms in the spotlight. The site however is usable on all devices including mobile, tablet and desktop.
Showreel Bingo Welcome Offer
Up until recently Jumpman brands have all had the same Mega Reel style welcome offer. Thankfully that's changing which gives a few sites at least some level of individuality. In Showreel's case new players who deposit £10 are rewarded with 50 free spins. Although Mega Reel bonuses offer up to 500 spins they rarely pay that and you can also not win! With a guaranteed 50 free spins we think this is a better deal. Wagering terms do still apply and this is where Showreel Bingo falls back in line with it's sister brands. The terms are a very gefty x65!
Showreel Bingo is powered by Pragmatic Play. Therefore you will find 75, 80 and 90 ball rooms which also offer some chat and access to mini games. To find the rooms you need to select 'Games' from the top menu and then 'Bingo' from the sub-menu once on the games page. The main rooms The Jackpot Room, Country Road, Heavyweight and Boombox are joined by a handful of jackpot rooms like Friday Fun, Bingo Blast and others. A new Reels Room is expected to join the network soon. Jumpman sites used to host the Bingo Millions 90 multi-player game but for whatever reasons this has now been dropped. However you can still try instant win versions of the game and these are available in 75, 80 and 90 ball variants.
Slots & Casino Games
Slots dominate Jumpman brands and to be fair that's the same here. There are 100s of titles to choose from and they are provided by the likes of NetEnt, Eyecon Games and many others. Latest additions include Burlesque Dita, Bar-X, Big Spin Bonus, Legacy Of Oz, Rich Treats, Cash Cubes Slot, Beastie Bux, Fruity Burst and Empty The Bank. These are joined by a selection of Daily Drop Slots and Progressive Jackpots. You'll need to use search to locate Megaways titles or Slingo games. In our view Jumpman could do a lot better when it comes to categorising games. For example maybe Showreel could highlight movie themed games?
Showreel Bingo Promotions
Player promotions at Showreel Bingo are the standard network offers. These include a new CashDrop game for qualifying depositors, Happy Hour every Wednesday and extra spins of The Mega Reel on deposits of £20 or more. Note that wagering terms still apply to these extra spins of the Mega Reel. A trophies scheme is also in play and this gives players opportunities for further turns on the Mega Reel. Players can increase their status and earn trophies by wagering and completing challenges. Tournaments and prize draws from slot providers regularly take place every month. The new CashDrop game has been recently added to replace Cashback. CashDrop gives depositors the chance to win cash prizes the day after making a deposit.
Despite being part of the bingo scene for many years, Showreel hasn't managed to hit the high spots like Wink, Costa and Cheeky. Like many Jumpman brands it feels more slots orientated and to be fair in that regard it does a good job. There are plenty of top titles and promotions to enjoy. Bingo however is tucked away and whilst the Pragmatic Play rooms are a huge improvement on their predecessors, they don't excite us too much. The departure of Bingo Millions multiplayer is disappointing. Overall Showreel is an ideal destination for slots but bingo players may feel that's it's not quite the ticket. Another downside is that all withdrawals incur a £2.50 admin fee.