- Nice selection of bingo rooms
- £5 minimum withdrawal
- Poor mobile casino
- Confusing design and user experience
Blighty Bingo (UK) is as quintessentially British as they come. Flying the Union Jack, Blighty Bingo forms part of the 888 betting empire.
Besides giving you the chance to play a range of bingo games, they also stock slot machines from leading software providers. Celebrate all things British, with a red, white and blue extravaganza. There is free bingo, plenty of promotions and a fantastic welcome bonus in store for some real British fun.
Although they might have been established on a later date, they were the first UK zero wagering requirements bingo site.
What looks like an initially well-designed bingo site soon reveals some annoying quirks which I began to find frustrating.
On the surface of it, this looks like a fun and well-designed UK bingo site, but things started to unravel when I dug a little deeper. The layout is friendly enough, but I had a hard time finding the information and tools I wanted. At times it felt like they were trying to hide stuff, like the withdrawal button for example.
Sign up wise there was a basic 4-step process which caused me no initial issues and took just a couple of minutes. I just had to enter the usual personal details plus my occupation, which felt like a strange thing to request. When I clicked submit I got a message saying they were ‘unable to verify my personal information’, so I retyped my name, and it worked on the second try, which wasn't the most reassuring start.
Next, when I signed in and tried to claim the welcome offer, I got a message asking me to ‘please rotate my device’ which was weird. I was using Chrome on my Macbook and I hit the same issue when attempting a deposit. I found that using a different browser fixed this.
Start your journey with flying colours at Blighty Bingo. Take advantage of the below offer.
- Deposit £5, get 1,250 Bingo tickets and 10 bonus spins when using promo code BINGO10
Just remember that since there are no wagering requirements to meet, whatever you win is yours to keep.
Bonus spins are credited to your account once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered.
The total welcome bonus deal got me 1,250 bingo tickets and 10 free spins on Fluffy Favourites. It was a minimum £5 deposit to claim it, and I needed to opt into the offer separately before making a deposit. Once I had, the freebies were instantly visible in a sidebar on the right of the screen when I clicked the ‘present’ icon.
The 10 free spins on Fluffy Favourites were displayed in points during the game, so I had no idea what I’d won until I used them all.
My 100 free tickets for Street Party, worth 50p each, could only be used 12 at a time. This game plays daily with a £250 jackpot. Not having played on the site before, the freebies gave a great introduction and definitely helped me find my way around.
There are no wagering requirements attached to these bonuses. However, I made a withdrawal before I’d used up all the free tickets, so my remaining ones were cancelled. To be fair, there was a warning about this on the withdrawals screen.
As well as the initial spins and tickets, I got some extra goodies every couple of days, such as 5 free spins on Sharknado. Again, these were displayed as points, and I picked up a few pence each time. It was nice to have some genuine wager-free spins and bingo tickets to use for a change.
First deposit bonus code
Blighty Bingo's first deposit bonus code is BINGO10.
Significant terms and conditions
- New UK Customers only, 18+.
- Minimum deposit is £5.
- Bonus spins are credited once £5 has been played.
- Bonus spins have a £1.00 winning cap.
- Free spins expire within seven days.
- All winnings are credited to your real money balance.
- Valid until 31.12.2022.
Extra and no deposit spins
Once you become a Blighty Bingo player, you will enjoy daily treats, including up to 15 daily spins and up to 30 daily bingo tickets. Bonus spins are granted upon login and are valid until midnight the same day.
Plus, there are absolutely no wagering requirements on any winnings. All winnings are paid out in cash.
VIP / Special promotions
Blighty Bingo rewards the players for their loyalty. Once you make your first deposit, you automatically join the rewards program.
By making a deposit of £1, you’ll reach level 1. The more you wager and play on our site, the more reward points you’ll earn.
As you move up between the reward levels, you can claim daily free bingo tickets, daily free spins, VIP perks, cashback and much more.
Although Blighty Bingo's website is bingo-orientated, there are over 500 slot games available. These are supplied by big names, including NextGen, IGT, NetEnt, WMS, Eyecon and Pariplay amongst many others.
Some of the most popular online slots on offer, include Gonzo’s Quest, Amazon Queen, Siberian Storm and Foxin’ Wins. All of these slot games feature modern extras, such as stacked wins, cascading wilds and bonus rounds.
For players who prefer slot games with a theme, you can find Bruce Lee slot and Titanic.
There are also a number of online bingo games for players to enjoy. The live bingo rooms available include 52-ball, 75-ball and 90-ball variances. Some of these bingo rooms come with progressive jackpot kitties attached.
After using up the freebies, I jumped around between bingo rooms to see what was going on. I stuck with the 10p card games such as ‘Fun in 90’ to get to know the site better. Spending the maximum of £4.80 got me 96 tickets, but after 4 games I was way down so moved on.
I also tried a couple of the big jackpot games but alas the balls were not being kind to me. I’ve no doubt that the range of bingo games here is enough for even the most demanding fan. The addition of the live chat host in the evenings is also a nice touch.
There’s the option to play slots in a tiny sidebar whilst playing a game of bingo. I found this was just far too small on a laptop screen and difficult to click the right game buttons. It was more of a distraction than a bonus for me.
Checking out the slots on the site I tried out Temple of Iris 2, Rise of Maya, Jurassic World, Wolf Ridge with bets between 30p and 50p. This again brought me no winnings over £2 from any single spin, and it was time to quit.
The site was slow to load between bingo games on desktop at times. Despite the crisp design, it feels a bit clunky overall. Slots open in a new window and could be easy to lose if I forget to close them down.
The layout is simple and clean, but I found that the ‘new’, ‘slots’ and ‘all’ tabs were exactly the same and therefore, pointless. Overall, I found the slot games selection lacking with only a few recognisable titles. It could really do with some higher quality providers and better slot titles to boost the overall offering here.
Desktop game information
Desktop game providers
When it comes to mobile support, this is a mobile-friendly site. You can log in to it from your laptop or smartphone and have access to all features that are otherwise available on the desktop version of the site.
Switching over to the mobile site from the desktop was like going to another world. It didn’t function at all when I held my phone in portrait and it wasn’t a lot better in landscape. The site just shrunk down to the smaller screen, making it very tricky to navigate and play games.
I persevered and managed to play some £0.50 spins on Super 7s and Fish and Chips without any luck. I did land a £5 win on Casino Reels Jackpot, but that was about it. All the games loaded without issue in my mobile chrome browser, it was just the main site which is a disaster here.
These guys could really benefit from a dedicated mobile app or at least a total rethink of the site to make it mobile-friendly. For me using Blighty Bingo on mobile is a no go for risk of tapping the wrong thing by mistake.
Mobile game information
Mobile game providers
Currently Blighty Bingo doesn't run live dealer games.
Live game information
Total number of live casino games: 0
Live game suppliers
Blighty Bingo's mission is to provide their players with entertaining gaming experience, but they also have a duty to prevent compulsive usage and underage access.
As a regulated gaming company, they are required by law to request proof of identity, address and payment method.
- Proof of ID (passport, driving license, ID card)
- Proof of address (utility bill, bank statement, official government letter)
- Proof of Payment Method
For your protection, the casino has also added the following tools to give you better control over your spending:
- Set Limits
- Game Time Reminders
- Autoplay Limits
- Account Restrictions
- Take a Break
If you require further assistance and advice, you get professional assistance, from charities and organisations, such as GamCare, Gamblers Anonymous and Gambling Therapy Helpline.
Blighty Bingo has a dedicated FAQs page so that you can find answers to your questions quickly and effectively.
However, should you require to get in touch, they have a Customer Support team available.
- FAQs: Browse the questions and answers to find helpful information.
- Phone: Call for free on 0808 238 9814 to speak to a customer agent.
- Email: Fill out the relevant form. A member of our customer support team will reply to you within 4 hours.
I clicked on the ‘Live Chat’ tab and reached a member of the support team in less than 3 minutes. They were able to quickly answer my question about making a withdrawal, so they get top marks for that. However, the real downside is that the chat is only available for 6 hours a day in the afternoon between 13:00 and 19:00 (UK Time). This makes it pretty useless for night time or morning players.
On the plus side, there is a pretty decent FAQ section to browse through, but again here it was hard to find the customer support details. The email address isn’t mentioned under the ‘Support’ questions, which seems quite a fail. It’s basic stuff like this which lets the site down, and I didn’t want to hunt around for basic info.
Email support languages
Live support languages
Phone support languages
Blighty Bingo encourages responsible gaming and may request you to supply details such as your proof of address, age, occupation, etc.
If they are unable to verify this information automatically, you will be contacted to provide further details.
My withdrawal was less than £10 and so no ID checks were triggered for me at Blighty Bingo this time. If I did need to submit any documents, then there’s a dedicated ‘My Documents’ tab in the account settings menu. A maximum of 3 documents can be added here at one time.
There’s also a handy information pop-up here detailing exactly what’s required in terms of documents and ID. Blighty aims to process all verification within 24 hours, but it says it can take up to 72 hours at busy times. You’ll get an email to inform you of the outcome either way.
Blighty Bingo has made it easy for you to play at their site. They accept various payment methods for your convenience, including Visa, Mastercard and Paypal.
There are no charges for depositing funds. However, some banks may have separate charges.
Depositing £40 into my new Blighty account was a fairly painless affair using a Visa debit card. Although, when using the desktop site in Chrome, I kept getting a message to rotate my device. There was no way around this, so I had to switch to Firefox. The deposit pop-up box was cramped up, and the ‘add payment method’ button was initially hidden, so I had to zoom out in the browser to complete my deposit. All in all not a great experience as a new player but my deposit was quickly approved, and a list of my bingo bonuses were shown.
It was nice to see a minimum of £5 for all deposit methods and also the option to call a freephone number and deposit 24 hours a day. The lack of e-wallets wasn’t an issue for me, but it does feel a bit limited with just PayPal on offer here.
I searched around the site for ages but couldn’t find the withdrawal option anywhere, even under my account settings. I could only see the big red ‘Deposit’ button. Eventually, I worked out that because I’d already made a deposit, the payments menu had turned into a ‘Quick Deposit’ screen. I then had to click the 3 dots on the left of this to bring up the other payment options.
This feels like poor site design and very sneaky, Blighty seriously needs to rethink this setup. I almost gave up and contacted support at one point here, thinking they didn’t want to pay out my funds. So annoying.
Once I’d located the ‘Withdrawal’ menu, it was simple to request one and good to see the minimum was set at just £5. My £8 withdrawal took just under 2.5 days to be approved by Blighty and the funds released, hitting my bank account a day later. Certainly not the fastest or easiest withdrawal I’ve made.
Mastercard 3-5 working days, Visa 4-7 working days, NETELLER 4-5 working days, PayPal 4-5 working days, Maestro 4-7 working days
Charlie has worked in the casino industry for over 3 years, spinning thousands of reels along the way. He’s a pro at weighing up any casino game, site or bonus. Charlie loves free spins and tasty biscuits.