Earlier in the year we told you about the arrival of Blighty Bingo. Now usually a new Dragonfish site doesn't create much interest, but Blighty's launch was significant in that it was the first on the platform to have no wagering terms. What this means is that as a player all winnings are paid as cash and that you don't need to worry about bonuses and wagering conditions.
What we didn't know at the time was that Blighty Bingo actually launched on a new Dragonfish platform. Regular players will be familiar with the Dragonfish Network which features brands such as Chit Chat, Iceland, Iconic, Welcome and our own Loquax Bingo. However Blighty occupies another set up which is known as the Dragonfish Real Bingo Network.
New Additions To No Wagering Bingo
So that Blighty isn't alone on this network, it's been joined by it's sister sites of Hunky Bingo and Zinger Bingo. Now this transition has only recently been undertaken but if you're an existing player then there's a few things you'll need to be aware of! Firstly you'll need to re-register as a player with the sites.
We're surprised that player accounts haven't just been carried over but if you had an old account then don't worry. You're advised to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund from your old account's balance. Don't forget to give Zinger or Hunky details about your old username so that they can find you on their system.
Re-register At Hunky & Zinger
Fortunately there are benefits for re-registering with Zinger Bingo and/or Hunky Bingo. Firstly you can collect £70 of bingo tickets and 10 free spins when you deposit £10 or more. If you re-register with the same email address as the old site then you'll also collect a further 5 spins. Remember that winnings from these tickets and spins have no wagering terms.
The Dragonfish Real Bingo Network is a major development for online bingo. Legislation was meant to be coming into force regarding taxation on free bets. Tau Gaming, who own Blighty, Zinger and Hunky, are being forward thinking in regards to the effect that law will have on their business. Wagering terms are often confusing and a major issue for players, so removing them altogether is potentially a good thing.
Do Players Want No Wagering Terms?
Wagering terms come into effect when you get a bingo or games bonus. This bonus usually has to be wagered x4 to x80 times before you can withdraw any winnings. With "no wagering" all that milarky is forgotten! Winnings from bonus spins for example are credited as real money. However note that the minimum withdrawal at Blighty, Zinger and Hunky is £35 compared to £20 at Dragonfish Network sites.
The problem for the Dragonfish Real Bingo Network is convincing players that it's better for them than playing at the likes of Foxy, Costa, Iceland and Wink. The current heatwave may be an influence, but we were surprised to find that there was only a handful of players on site. Few players means small jackpots and small jackpots mean less interest. Players also like bonuses - whether they're through wins or depositing.
It'll be interesting to see how the Dragonfish Real Bingo Network develops and whether more brands join it. More importantly it will be interesting to see players embrace the no wagering brands.
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