Ted Bingo first launched in May 2016 and it has been constantly expanding its offering ever since. Holding a license with the UK Gambling Commission and in Gibraltar, it is a safe and secure platform to use. The platform itself is headed up by a suited bear called Ted, with the bingo site as a whole being nicely laid out. As well as the bingo offering, there is also an online casino available at Ted Bingo. This review will exclusively focus on the bingo side of things, walking you through each of the core aspects of the offering.
If you are creating an account with Ted Bingo for the first time, you will get a chance to spin Ted’s Wheel after you make your first deposit of at least £10. There are different guaranteed prizes available as part of this free wheel spin, with the top prize being £700 worth of bingo bonuses and varying quantities of free spins on offer.
New players need to wager the bonus funds four times before withdrawing, while any free spins winnings need to be wagered 85x. This welcome offer is a bit different from what we usually come across, with the wagering requirements being achieved if you get a bingo bonus prize from your wheel spin.
You will be able to see the promotional offers currently available to you through the ‘My Offers’ menu item. At the time of writing, there was a ‘Self-Made Millionaire £1,000,000’ promotion. This game is played on the third Saturday of every month and the ticket price is £1. There are also daily guaranteed jackpots for certain game types. Finally, there is an ongoing promotion where you can win £300 in Amazon vouchers on a weekly basis when you play certain games.
The main focus of the Ted Bingo game library is naturally on bingo games. The main part of the offering are 75 ball and 90 ball games, but there are also other exciting variants you can check out, including speed bingo and mystery jackpot games. The latter have multipliers built into the gameplay, with guaranteed prizes being on offer for many of the variants.
For the Money Penny game, there is a £250 jackpot available even though you are playing with a £0.01 stake, which is ideal. If you prefer to play free bingo games, there are options to do so where you are still in with a chance of winning as much as £500. For the online casino, there are more than 600 video games on offer from a number of different game developers, but there are no table games.
The Ted Bingo platform is a very simple setup. On the home page, you will see the welcome bonus offer, as well as the selection of different games that are on offer. You are taken to a very impressive interface once you sign up to an account, easily being able to navigate between the bingo and slot offerings, as well as checking out the latest promotions.
The different available games are nicely broken down into different categories and you can see how many players are involved and the betting limits. You can quickly launch yourself into a game, with the gameplay itself being very smooth and easy on the eye.
For those looking to play on mobile, we were equally as pleased with the easy-going offering that is a mobile-optimized version of the desktop site. You have the option to either download the Ted Bingo app or play through your mobile's web browser. The app is currently only available for iOS users from the App Store, but Android players will be able to access the mobile browser site.
We were pretty happy at the speed at which we could set up a new account at Ted Bingo. In all, it only took a few minutes to fill in all of the required personal information, choose a username and password, as well as agree to the site’s terms and conditions.
One of the important steps of the registration process is verifying your account. This is a required step under licensed platforms in the likes of the UK and we would be concerned if this was not a requirement. All you need to do is provide some proof of ID, such as a passport or driving license. Then you need to offer some proof of address that is dated within the past few months. These documents get approval pretty quickly.
Conducting transactions on Ted Bingo is pretty easy to do. If you are depositing funds, you can do so through debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Paysafecard. Each of these options will see your funds credited to your account almost instantly. You have the option to use a bank transfer, but this can take up to five days for your funds to process.
If you are looking to withdraw funds from your Ted Bingo account, the same transaction methods are available for you to use. We found that the withdrawals can be a tad bit slow at times, with e-wallet payouts taking 2-3 days usually, while card withdrawals are 3-5 days and bank transfers 4-7 days. We were happy with the low minimum required transaction amount of £5 for both adding and withdrawing funds.
There is a great community in place at Ted Bingo, with most of the players being from the UK and Ireland. You can always see exactly how many players are currently online or paying certain games. While there is not much activity through the Ted Bingo social media, there is more than enough entertainment through its offering to keep you happy thanks to the chat games.
There is a tiered VIP program on offer at Ted Bingo, with some of the perks including cash back, giveaways, gifts, and access to exclusive games. Currently, the VIP program is invite-only, but you can talk with the support team to try to get accepted.
In terms of the Ted Bingo customer support, there is not really a comprehensive FAQ section that is clearly available for users to check out. As a rest, you will need to contact the support team if you have any issues. There are separate email addresses if you have an account inquiry, promotional inquiry, or a loyalty club inquiry.
There are also phone numbers you can ring if you want to directly talk with a person. The opening hours of the phone lines vary from day to day and are not available at all on Saturdays. Overall, the support offering is not as extensive as some other online bingo sites.
To check out the responsible gambling approach by Ted Bingo, there is a page dedicated to the topic in the website’s footer. You can see the different policies it follows, as well as links to different resources and advice relating to problem gambling.
This page also outlines the limits you can activate on your account if you have concerns about your own gambling behavior. This includes setting deposit limits, game time reminders, autoplay limits, “take a break” and self-exclusion.
Overall, we are happy with the great selection of fair games at Ted Bingo. All of the basics are well-covered and you also have some interesting niche variants to check out. The welcome bonus package is something different and you will have plenty of fun through this easy to use platform.
The minimum withdrawal amount at Ted Bingo is just £5.
There is currently no live dealer bingo option available at Ted Bingo.
Yes, you can download an app or play directly through your mobile device's web browser at Ted Bingo. The mobile experience is just as smooth and enjoyable as the desktop experience.
Yes, Ted Bingo is licensed by the well-respected UK Gambling Commission and in Gibraltar. All games have been independently tested as being fair and safe to use, while Ted Bingo deploys the best encryption technology to keep your funds and data nice and safe.
For e-wallet withdrawals, the average withdrawal time is 2-3 days.
The cost of bingo cards varies. You have the option to play bingo for free or for as low as £0.01 per card and up to £1 if you wish to do so.
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