Review by James Alsopp, 9th April 2011
Betfred is one of the biggest brand names in the gaming world, and is the biggest high-street gaming retailer in the UK. The Betfred brand isn’t new either, it was founded in 1967. Its bingo site was launched in 2006, and is already considered as one of the leading bingo sites in the UK. All of this means that you should certainly be in good hands when playing with Betfred.
Newcomers will find players and moderators on hand to help out at the click of a mouse and the £30 Welcome Bonus is available to all new players who spend a minimum of £10 on bingo tickets. On top of that, and in keeping with the community spirit on the site, Betfred Bingo offer a £15 Refer-a-Friend Bonus for every friend who joins the site and makes a deposit on bingo games.
There are always new promotions too, and at the time of writing all players can participate in the Queens birthday bonus, win tickets to the World Snooker Championship, and participate in themed bingo games. These promotions are renewed on a monthly basis and are advertised on the Bingo homepage.
The 90 Ball Bingo rooms are tailor-made to meet all bingo players’ requirements and offer an exciting and unique online experience. Each 90 Ball Bingo room has a chat area for community networks and allows players to play fun and rewarding chat games with the Chat Moderators. Rooms also contain a Mini Games area provided by the world's leading developer, Virtue Fusion.
Members also benefit from a linked network jackpot associated with the 90 Ball Bingo games whilst also enjoying a wealth of side games including popular casino games such as Blackjack, Roulette and popular slots such as Bouncy Balls and Dynamite diggers. Scratchcards are also available, as well as a range of progressive slot machines featuring Clover Rollover, Cleopatra’s Chest and Big Top Tombola.
The chat games is what sets Betfred apart. In addition to bingo and side games they also host chat games and quizzes which you can participate in with their chat moderators. These games include Anagrams, I Spy, Movie Madness, Teasers and Trivia type quizzes plus a lot more. These events are quite popular as people are basically participating in something similar to a live pub quiz.
Another speciality is the VIP club. This is the place to be if you are a bingo high roller. If large deposits excite you and that is the way you like to play then Betfred have a VIP club with different membership levels that reward big spenders with loyalty points that can be converted to cash plus other bonuses like birthday gifts.
Friendly support is available around the clock, via an 0800 number, email or live chat with the bingo hosts, further enhancing the player’s experience. All-in-all, Betfred Bingo is a top bingo experience that have thought of everything and have something for everyone.
|Bingo Games||90 Ball, 90 Ball Speed Bingo, 75 Ball, Joker Jackpot|
|Chat||Yes, including social network|
|Caller Type||English Accent|
Alphabet Chatter, Anagrams, Bingo Buddies, Blast from the Past, Guess Who, I Spy, Karaoke Queen, Movie Madness, Quote Me Silly, Rhyme Time, Survey, Teasers, Trivia
Large Variety of Slots, Progressive Slots, Scratchcards, Casino and Number Games
|Jackpot||£10,000 guaranteed and currently over £3m in a Progressive Jackpot|
|Initial Deposit Bonus||£30 bingo welcome bonus, based on a minimum deposit of £10 or more|
|Payment Options||Maestro, Solo, Delta, Visa, Laser, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Neteller, Paypal, Moneybookers, My Citadel Wallet, Cheque, Bankers Draft, Bank Transfer System, Betfred Shops|
|Currencies||GBP, EUR, USD|
|Support Options||Email, Phone, Instant Messaging, Help Page|
|Freephone Support||Yes; UK Freephone 0800, International Toll|