Bingo Idol Review
Bingo Idol is a browser play bingo-oriented site, managed by one of the best-known gaming startup companies in the business – Tau Marketing Services. As a partner of 888 Holdings, Tau handles over 25 brands owned by Cassava Enterprises Ltd (888 Group subsidiary, incorporated under the Government of Gibraltar laws), including the Dragonfish powered Bingo Idol launched in April 2019.
Players outside the restricted territories (the United States of America, Israel, Turkey, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Antigua, and Gibraltar) who complete the registration process and submit their first deposit will be able to claim Bingo Idol wager-free complimentary bingo cards and 10 Free Spins. The reward system at Bingo Idol is progress-based and once the welcome mat “wears out”, the loyalty points will continue to pile up on every qualifying bet your place, upgrading your membership status until you reach the final level.
PROMOTIONS AT BINGO IDOL
Bingo Idol welcome offer can be claimed by all new account holders who submit the qualifying £10 deposit and use the IDOL promo code. The offer is a bundle of free spins which can be used on a game of our choice, and two stacks of 105 Free Bingo Tickets, redeemable inside the Street Party and Big Bang bingo rooms. The number of cards and the individual ticket value is different in each room; the players will receive a 100-ticket voucher for Street Party and 5 tickets for Big Bang room.
Daily Offers are also regularly launched and available to all the members who created Bingo Idol account and submitted their deposits at least 24 hours prior to the active Daily Offer. The prize triggered by the deposit is not fixed and the members will be able to claim free spins, free bingo tickets or a mixture of both.
Additional, bingo-specific promotions can be located inside the Bingo lobby, where the players will get to choose between Mystery Jackpots, Last Call bingo sessions, and even Daily Jackpots with a different prize pot every day of the promotion.
Mystery Jackpot is probably the most exciting room since the actual cash prize remains hidden until the session is about to start. The maximum amount that the player can win is £500 and the price ticket is set at 10p. A more generous prize pool is offered in Daily Jackpot Games, where the players can win between £500 and £10,000, depending on the day of the week. Tuesday and Sunday are the most profitable days, featuring £1,500 or £10,000 jackpot, respectively.
GAMES AND SOFTWARE
Bingo Idol delivers a decent selection of over 300 slots and scratch card games, supplied by some of the best gaming content providers in the industry, including Scientific Games, Pragmatic Play, and NetEnt. To access the bingo rooms, just click on the Play Bingo tab on the top of the page and you will be directed to the Bingo lobby, where you will have a full overview of your profile, bingo promotions, and bingo rooms, classified under several different categories: On the Go, Guaranteed Jackpots, Gobsmacked, Bingo Roulette, Free, and Ace Club.
On the Go consists of 8 bingo rooms – three with a 90-Ball bingo variant (Blighty 90, Last Call, and Fun in 90), four 75-Ball bingo rooms (Street Party, Wonky, Mystery Jackpots, and Number 10), and one 52-Ball bingo room (Hit 52). The ticket prices go up to 50p, depending on the room. Guaranteed Jackpots room is where the players will find one of the Daily Jackpot games mentioned above – Sunday Blast, Monday Chill, Tuesday Rocks, Wednesday Chic, Thursday Groove, and KACHING, the latter being accessible to free bingo card holders. Gobsmacked is limited to only one 90-Ball bingo session with 100 free spins prize fond, while Bingo Roulette room offers a unique variant of 52-Ball game played on the roulette table layout.
Free bingo games (90-Ball and 75-Ball) are featured under the dedicated category, while Ace Club games can only be played by the members who managed to upgrade their membership and reach higher account levels. For example, Ace Club room grants entrance to members on level 6 and up, whereas Ace Club Diamond unlocks on level 11.
Bingo Idol players will be able to handle their deposits via credit or debit Visa and MasterCard, Entropay, Paysafecard, Apple Pay, or PayPal. The last two methods are limited to the UK players only. There is also an option to fund the cashier using the Pay by Phone method, available to the all Bingo Idol members who call toll-free + 44 (0) 0808 238 9814. The minimum amount that can be transferred to the player’s personal account is £5 or £10 if you would like to claim the welcome bonus.
Thanks to Bingo Idol wager-free bonus policy, withdrawals are fast and hassle-free. The payouts are conducted via Visa, MasterCard, Wire Transfer, and PayPal, with 48 hours processing time, during which the requests can be reversed and cancelled. The settlement time will depend on the selected method; the money will settle in 2 to 7 days, which means that the entire procedure lasts from 3 to 10 days. Wire Transfer option has the longest completion time (around 7 – 10 days, including the processing time) while using PayPal and MasterCard (offered to the UK members only) cuts the procedure by 4 or 5 days. The progressive jackpot winnings have a longer settlement time, as the amount may be released in up to 24 monthly instalments.
Bingo Idol and other Cassava Enterprises Ltd operated bingo sites are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association. Bingo Idol services within the UK are handled by 888 UK Ltd (registered in Gibraltar) and the services across the European markets are managed by Virtual Digital Services Ltd.
SUPPORT AND CONTACT DETAILS
General information about Bingo Idol account set up, deposit/withdrawal methods, banking guidelines, ongoing promotions, daily offers, security, welcome bonus, and technical issued can be found on the FAQ page. In case of a different type of issue, the players will be able to speak with a representative every day from 10 AM to 2 AM, using the live chat service or Bingo Idol phone support (available every day at 0808 238 9814). The calls are free for the residents of the United Kingdom. The complaints should be forwarded to [email protected]. The average resolution time is 14 days, and if the members are not satisfied with the solution, eCOGRA will act as the ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution) service.
For the time being, Bingo Idol is not excessively active on social media. There is a Facebook page dedicated to Bingo Idol, however, no other active accounts have been spotted. The social media platform can also be used as an extra means of communication, but any important issues should be handled directly from the player’s Bingo Idol account, especially when it comes to withdrawals or complaints.