Gossip Bingo Casino Review
When we say that we’ve never experienced anything like the Gossip Bingo online casino site it’s definitely not meant as a compliment. We were expecting much more from a site that has more than a decade underneath its casino industry belt. Clearly one can’t teach an old online casino dog new tricks.
With almost 11 years in the game, it’s no surprise that Gossip Bingo stays true to its name and offers players a social Bingo, where the platform’s main attraction is to chat to other Bingo players. In this casino review, we try to find out what the secret is to an online casino site that manages to survive the competitive online casino industry for this long. With this Gossip Bingo review, our main goal is to find out what makes them special and if this old site is worth a visit from any new players.
- 1 Gossip Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
- 2 How to Register a Casino Account at Gossip Bingo?
- 3 Casino License
- 4 The Casino Design
- 5 Casino Games Available
- 6 Gossip Bingo Live Casino
- 7 Game Providers
- 8 Loyalty Program / VIP
- 9 Deposit and Withdrawals Options
- 10 Gossip Bingo Mobile Casino
- 11 Customer Support
- 12 Security to Protect Players
- 13 Our Expert Conclusion
Gossip Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
We have come across and complained about many welcome bonuses that have restrictive bonus, bonus fund, bonus wins etc. wagering requirements and T’s & C’s that apply to specific bonus and promo offers. But Gossip Bingo is defending its honour by making sure players know that they can still keep up with the times and the rest of their online casino competitors. With the first deposit, new players will receive a 200% Bingo bonus of up to £30 as well as 30 free bonus spins. The free spins are only valid for 4 days, which is enough time for only 30 surprisingly short spins. This is also where those who were still holding on to the vision of their free spin wins are in for further disappointment.The welcome bonus wagering requirements are 4x the Bingo bonus and deposit, while the wagering requirements from the winnings of the free spins are not so modest – a staggering x85. Whether these T’s & C’s are reasonable are up for debate, but that it will deter some new players is certain. There are other bonuses and promotions on the site players can claim using Gossip Bingo promotion codes, but it’s not really advertised unless players actually log into their accounts. There is a mention of them on the homepage, but why Gossip Bingo would not want to spread the word about their promotions is beyond us.
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How to Register a Casino Account at Gossip Bingo?
The registration at Gossip Bingo is as easy as on most other online casino sites. Players need to fill in their basic personal details, choose a username and password and after that they’re ready to go and get their game on in the free Bingo rooms or make a deposit to hit the slots and slot games and try their luck to spin for a win.
Gossip Bingo is currently operated by Virtual Global Digital Services Limited for all areas outside of the UK. Inside the UK though, it is run by 888 UK Limited. Both companies are part of the infamous 888 Group.
The Casino Design
The graphical design of the Gossip Bingo site is very basic when compared to other Bingo sites. The entire site has a white background with splashes of pink and light blue. What the vintage carnival theme has to do with gossip, bingo (or a casino in general for that matter), we’ll probably never know.
The navigation is sub-par, since the only option players have to move between pages is to find hyperlinks in the various text paragraphs as they stumble around the site. We even found hyperlinks that took us to sister sites, without any mention of it in the text at all. The site also offers the standard legal information and basic navigation options to all none-game pages at the bottom. All in all, it seems like the website didn’t develop much in regards to design and style since its launch in 2010. Quite disappointing.
Casino Games Available
Gossip Bingo has kept it simple when it comes to the games they offer their players. Bingo and slots is what they want all the hot goss to be about, and they made sure that it’s easy to find on the homepage. There are 6 different types of Bingo rooms available at Gossip Bingo: Swedish Bingo, Progressive Jackpot, 90-ball Bingo, 75-ball Bingo, 52-ball Bingo, and the Bingo chat room. The latter is the one who really sticks out, since it is the only proper connection to the name “Gossip Bingo” that we have found on the entire site. We found that the slots library is more than enough to keep most players happy, but that is to be expected from a site that is a part of the giant 888 Group. Here we find titles such as Cleopatra, Shaman’s Dream, Temple of Iris and the UK favourite, Starburst. We couldn’t find any Gossip Bingo no deposit free Bingo games which players could use to test out the site first like many other Bingo sites have.
Gossip Bingo Live Casino
We see some mention of live Bingo rooms on the Gossip Bingo site, but as we go through the Bingo options, we can’t really make out which ones they are. This seems to be yet another (quite ironic) communication error from Gossip Bingo’s side.
Gossip Bingo has some well-established game providers operating on their site. These are identified by their games, since Gossip Bingo doesn’t specifically mention these anywhere on their site. In the mix we find the developers NetEnt, Big Time Gaming, Quickspin, IGT, Eyecon and Barcrest Games. We are sure there are many more impressive game developers behind the games on Gossip Bingo, but one can only spend so much time trying to navigate this user- UNfriendly site.
Loyalty Program / VIP
Gossip Bingo has a loyalty club that is mentioned on the site. Just as with the ongoing promotions, this is not something they seem to want to advertise. Despite the loyalty club mentions we couldn’t find any info about it whatsoever. We can only assume that that kind of gossip is reserved for the inner circles.
Deposit and Withdrawals Options
As Gossip Bingo has been in the game for a long time, they know how to move around money when it comes to a player’s deposit and wins. To make a deposit, players can use a Mastercard or VISA or they could choose from payment options such as PayPal, Paysafecard, wire transfer, Apple Pay, and Pay by Phone. The minimum deposit is the standard £10, and it won’t take any time at all for the money to reach a player’s account on the platform.
A peculiar thing with the withdrawals is that if a player decided to make a deposit using say, a VISA or MasterCard, their only withdrawal option for their money from then on out would be a VISA or MasterCard. The same goes for PayPal. If any other deposit option is used, a wire transfer will be the only available withdrawal option. There will be a pending period of 48 hours for a withdrawal with another 2-4 business days for the money to show up in a player’s bank account. The minimum withdrawal amount is the same as with the deposit: £10.
Gossip Bingo Mobile Casino
This is the one time we were hoping that the crew at Gossip Bingo had a long, hard and honest look in the mirror and decided a site like this shouldn’t be taking up space on any player’s mobile phone, but alas. Gossip Bingo has a downloadable Gossip Bingo app available for both Android and iOS which means that players can play on any mobile device whilst on the move. We don’t know why this Gossip Bingo mobile app was necessary in the first place since the platform is already 100% mobile compatible, but with a shoddy site like this even for the site to work perfectly on mobile devices means that it’s a hassle for players to use.
Finally we manage to find something in which Gossip Bingo provides somewhat of a quality service. Any player can call Gossip Bingo directly for customer support. For players within the UK this call won’t cost a penny. Players must just ensure that the call takes place within the office hours displayed on the website. Since we’re strong believers that online casino queries and issues mostly do not take place during office hours and that online casino queries and issues usually need immediate attention, we’re not big fans of sites who don’t offer 24/7 customer support and have a live chat function. Therefore we still find that the customer support Gossip Bingo offers is lacking.
Security to Protect Players
Gossip Bingo uses SLL encryption throughout their site. This means that any information sent between a player’s device and the Gossip Bingo servers, are all heavily encrypted to keep it safe. If that is not enough, remember that Gossip Bingo is regulated by both the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and the UK Gambling Commission, so they would have a hard time getting away with anything dodgy.
Apart from that, we would also like to point out that this particular Bingo site has more than 10 years in the online casino industry. Gossip Bingo has been around for a long time and has not caught a bad rep yet. Despite all their flaws, the security and safety of their players have never been in question. The platform has also partnered with responsible gambling organisations such as GamCare in an effort to offer support to those players who might suspect that they have a gambling problem. After all our complaining and critique of the site, we will happily admit that players can clearly feel secure and supported when they spin those slot games and gossip in the Bingo rooms at Gossip Bingo.
Our Expert Conclusion
Gossip Bingo is definitely one of the lower tier sites we have come across in a while. This is mostly due to how poor the user friendliness of the site is. Add on the blatant lack of information about basically everything with not a lot of bonuses or promotions and players pretty much have an online casino disaster on their hands. Even though Gossip Bingo offers a quite decent gambling library with both great slots and Bingo games, the site and platform with all its hassles and few bonuses and promo offers is simply not worth even getting to the game play point. All-in-all, we don’t think Gossip Bingo is worth a visit for any seasoned player looking for a new platform to gamble with their hard-earned money. And the platform is disastrous enough for any new online casino player to be put off the industry for life. There are plenty of other sites that will give players a better user experience, and chances are that players might accidentally end up on one of them by clicking on an oddly placed hyperlink on the Gossip Bingo site.