Launched at the start of 2018, Bingo Besties might not be the largest or glitziest online bingo site, but it comes from good stock. As part of the 888 Gaming stable, there’s a reputation for excellence, security and safety behind it. When you combine this with lucrative promos and an accessible interface, you’ve got a site worth checking out.
Whether you’re a desktop diva or a mobile madman, Bingo Besties is your friend. If you’re a desktop user with a PC or Mac, you can unfurl the site in its full glory and see large promo banners, a full gaming grid and side bars. If you prefer to make your browsing window smaller, the gaming grid will shrink, side bars will slip into the background and everything will reduce in size accordingly.
Bingo Besties’ desktop features, games and style carries over into the mobile arena. When you switch over to your iOS, Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry, everything shifts from being predominately horizontal to vertical. This means you can scroll up and down to find a game you like, and you’ll be able to swipe back-and-forth between game menus and features.
With Bingo Besties, you don’t start your journey in the bingo lobby. Instead, when you log in to your account, you’ll land on the slots page. For pure bingo players, this may be a little off-putting, especially since it’s a bingo site first and foremost. However, for us, this dynamic wasn’t too troublesome.
Because Bingo Besties offers only slots and not hundreds of casino games, you don’t get lost in a matrix of tables and reels. Once you’ve bypassed the slots, Bingo Besties’ bingo platform loads in a separate window. Here, you’ll see a selection of slots in a sidebar (slots are clearly a big part of the site) as well as five tabs.
The thing we liked about this interface is that the available games are shown in game boxes (like an online casino), rather than the traditional list format. This set-up not only looks more attractive, but it makes it easier to find a game that suits you.
Perhaps the most prominent feature you’ll find when you join Bingo Besties is the slots sidebar. This pop up makes it much easier to switch from bingo to something a little faster and back again. Another nice addition to the site is the category tabs. Instead of separating games into stakes, the developers have created their own categories.
From jackpots and free games to exclusive rooms and those you can play on the go, the way things are compartmentalised is both different and intuitive. Video and progressive jackpot slots dominant Bingo Besties, but those who enjoy the call of the balls will be able to play for free or from £0.05 in the following games: 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, 52 ball bingo and Progressive Jackpot Bingo.
Unlike some of the largest top bingo sites, there isn’t a forum or a general chat room. You will, however, be able to see the names of your fellow players and communicate with them during your sessions. You can also become a member of the Bingo Besties Ace Club and take part in exclusive games.
As a newbie, you’ll be able to claim bingo credits and free slot spins. Check out the current offers to see what suits you best. Overall, if you’re a bingo fan, the potential rewards are great when you sign up. However, if you’re a hardcore slots spinner, you may be slightly disappointed with the cash on offer.
If you find yourself in a muddle, Bingo Besties has an easy-to-read FAQ section, as well as support service available seven days a week via the following methods: Phone, 0800 018 3307 (UK only between 10am and 2am), and Email, internal contact form.
When it comes to making a deposit, you can use the options listed below and your funds will be credited instantly when you pay £10 or more into your account: Visa debit, Mastercard debit, Neteller, Paysafecard, PayPal and Wire transfer.
For withdrawals of £5 or more, thier security team will place your request under a review for 48 hours before the funds are released. Of the above methods, debit cards and eWallets will take up to 5 days, while wire transfers can take up to 10.
Overall, Bingo Bestie is a solid site. The number of bingo options is slightly lower than you’ll find at other platforms, but the layout is one that should appeal to novices and casual players. The selection of slots is right up there with the best in the industry, as is the welcome bonus. So, as a complete package, there should be something for everyone at Bingo Besties.
|great selection of slots||could be more bingo games|
|easy-to-use interface||possibly too much focus on slots|
|reputable parent company|
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