Yay Bingo Casino Review
This site is definitely a winner in our Bingo books. Not only did we have a lot of fun playing the games, but we were showered with bonuses, free tickets, free spins etc.
There are plenty of online Bingo sites out there and when the name Yay Bingo kept coming up in online casino review conversations, we decided to see whether Yay Bingo was any different from the rest. Does it offer more? Does it have the so-called ‘YAY’ factor with a lot of perks and promises of wins? Or is it just another casino site to while away the time on? So we played around on the platform a bit and we share our findings in our official Yay Bingo review:
- 1 Yay Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
- 2 How to Register a Casino Account at Yay Bingo
- 3 Casino License
- 4 The Casino Design
- 5 Casino Games Available
- 6 Game Providers
- 7 Yay Bingo Live Casino
- 8 Loyalty Program/VIP
- 9 Deposit and Withdrawals Options
- 10 Yay Bingo Mobile Casino
- 11 Customer Support
- 12 Security to Protect Players
- 13 Our Expert Conclusion
Yay Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
Right from the get-go, its special promotions galore with Yay Bingo: free spins, bonuses, free Bingo tickets, daily jackpots, monthly cashbacks and other winnings are just waiting to be grabbed up. First-time Yay Bingo players get a welcome bonus with their first deposit. This welcome bonus entitles a player to free Bingo tickets to play the Street Party and Big Bang games, as well as free spins.
We are massive transparency fans and therefore we appreciate the fact that there is no confusion when it comes to a welcome bonus: the fine print, outlining the T’s and C’s, is tucked right below the offer and states that free spins winnings are capped at £1 each. During registration Yay Bingo players can also choose to stay up to date with new promotions and additional offers via email, SMS, phone or mail.
How to Register a Casino Account at Yay Bingo
Yay Bingo offers two options for registering: by either clicking on the ‘Open an account’ banner button or the ‘join’ button in the upper right-hand corner.
Both options will take a player to the usual registration form, requesting a player’s name, an email addresses and a username. After clicking the ‘Join Now’ button, the player will be asked for a few more details. This of course is standard procedure for registering at most casino sites.
As long as players have made their first deposit within 30 days of registration, they simply need to log in to receive their welcome bonus and access other bonuses such as daily free spins, daily free Bingo tickets or a monthly cashback. Once again, we loved the fact that all these T’s & C’s are clearly set out.
To ensure that everything is above board, we always trace a site’s license. Yay Bingo is registered in Gibraltar as Virtual Global Digital Services Limited. Virtual Global Digital Services Limited is officially registered and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar to offer online gaming services under the jurisdiction of Gibraltar. They are also regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner to ensure ethical and fair online gaming. Their services in the UK are licensed and operated by the popular and well-known 888 UK Limited and they are regulated in Great Britain under the UK Gambling Commission.
The Casino Design
For many online gamers the word Bingo (unfortunately) conjures up visions of old ladies in church halls, but Yay Bingo dispels that notion immediately. Yay Bingo calls themselves “the most vibrant site around”, and vibrant and colourful it is indeed. We also found that the black and white photos tone down the bright colours used for background and text and balances the site out well. The font used for all headings and captions is just as modern and eye-catching.
The Yay Bingo site is easy to navigate. Important pages such as ‘Log In’, ‘Join’ and ‘Bingo Rooms’ are prominently displayed on the home page and the bright HELP button on the left side is constantly visible (and super helpful) as it scrolls up and down along with the user. The many slots form part of the main site and it’s just a matter of click and play. The tedious, but important, info tabs at the bottom are comprehensive. The Games Help section is a nice touch and makes the rules of Bingo easy to grasp for those who have not played the game before. It even has a simple explanation of the difference between manual and auto selection of cards for first time players. Overall we found the site to clearly be designed with the player in mind.
Casino Games Available
Like any online casino worth its Bingo salt, Yay Bingo has numerous Bingo rooms and a Bingo lobby. There are rooms such as Monday Chill and Saucy Sunday as well as Street Party and Last Call for the late night gamers. The Ace Club and Ace Diamond Room are per invitation according to their loyalty programme rules which we’ll discuss in detail later.
It is not just Bingo, though: Yay Bingo also hosts a myriad of slot games, should players want a bit more game play for their Bingo buck. However, we found it slightly confusing that it claims 300+ slots in one paragraph and 500 in another. But we do confess that we did not care enough to actually do a count. Some of the slots include fan favourites such as Aussie Adventure, Lucky Lass, Arcane Gems, Slingo Berserk, Wolf Queen, Capital Gains, Rise of Maya, Game Changer, Super 7 and Mega Cherry.
The large number of games on Yay Bingo is due to their wide variety of software providers, although a player will need to do a little digging to find them if they can’t match the maker with the game yet. They boast with well-known game providers such as Microgaming. This variety is also why new slots are added regularly, ensuring players are always spoilt for choice.
Yay Bingo Live Casino
Currently there are no live dealer games available on the site. But since that mostly becomes an issue with card and table games, we didn’t feel that it’s much of a drawback when it comes to this Bingo site.
The Yay Bingo Rewards Programme kicks off the moment players make their first deposit. By making their first deposit, players automatically reach level one of the rewards programme which includes daily free spins and free tickets. There are some provisos though: players cannot choose the game in which the free spins are to be used. Free spins are also valid for only 24 hours. The upside is that all free spins have no wagering requirements and any free spin winnings will be paid out as cash.
It is quite simple to find out what rewards a player has accumulated by clicking on the ‘Account’ button in the top right of the screen and following the drop-down menu from there. Reward levels range from one to twelve and include rewards such as daily free spins, monthly cashbacks, monthly tickets to the Big Bang Game as well as free tickets to the Ace Club and the Ace Club Diamond Room. Rewards do come with T’s and C’s and although they are plentiful, they are easy to follow.
Cashback is yet another reward programme perk of Yay Bingo. Players who reach level eight during one calendar month will receive a percentage from any of their losing bets as real money added to their account on the following month.
Deposit and Withdrawals Options
Yay Bingo accepts, among others, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Interac as payment methods for deposits. After registering or logging in, players need to select the ‘Visit Cashier’ button in the top right of the screen where they will find the various depositing options. They can also deposit directly from their preferred game page.
To withdraw their Yay Bingo winnings, players may either select ‘Withdraw’ or ‘Visit Cashier’. There is a minimum withdrawal limit of at least £5 when a player wants to make a withdrawal. Players have a few payment options to choose from when making a withdrawal such as via a credit or debit card, PayPal or a NETeller account. As usual withdrawal times vary in accordance to the chosen payment method. Credit and debit card withdrawals may take between 4-7 business days, whilst MasterCard can take between 3-5 business days. Wire transfers can take between 7-10 business days and NETeller and PayPal withdrawals can take between 4-5 business days.
Yay Bingo Mobile Casino
Currently there is no downloadable app available yet, but we think this is mainly due to the fact that this is a very new Bingo site. But this doesn’t hinder on-the-go game play since the platform is 100% mobile compatible and players will be able to play no matter what mobile device they use.
We were incredibly impressed with the ever-present ‘Help’ button, but when we finally tested it out, it simply took us to the FAQ section. Although, the FAQ’s are crammed with helpful information, we really expected more from this very prominent ‘Help’ button. It seems like the only other way to reach the platform is by ‘Making a Complaint’ at the bottom of the page which is not very encouraging.
Security to Protect Players
Yay Bingo states that all their games are audited and extensively tested to ensure fair play and honest pay-outs. Since they are regulated and monitored by the UK Gambling Commission, this should also offer players some peace of mind.
Yay Bingo definitely encourages responsible gaming and provides the contacts of organisations such as GamCare and GamStop to assist players who fear that they may have gambling problems. Their ‘Responsible Gaming’ page outlines the company policies and tools that may help players in this regard. Players may also set their own daily, weekly or monthly deposit limits via the cashier.
Our Expert Conclusion
Yay Bingo is a bright and lively casino site. Although we were a bit disappointed when it comes to their customer support and plenty of T’s & C’s, they were always very clear and upfront about any requirements or limitations and we still thoroughly enjoyed our game play. Just by registering an account you are already a winner on this site with the many bonuses, promotions, free spins, free tickets etc. that are offered to players on the daily. Any avid online game player will also appreciate their no wagering policy. Overall, Yay Bingo is definitely the way to go in our Bingo books.