The Better Bingo network (BBn) is a relatively small group of sites. The best known are probably Crown Bingo and Bingo Loopy. It’s not to be confused with the similarly named Best Bingo Network (BBN). This is because it is “better” and it only has a small ‘n’! Aside from all this tiresome “mine’s bigger than yours” banter, the other big (and far more important) difference is that it is owned and operated by a company called
Digital Pop Limited. All its member sites are powered by Virtue Fusion software (sometimes also known as Playtech). All networked sites are licenced and registered via the UK Channel Island of Alderney. This territory is covered by the UK Gambling Commission, so they are considered safe to play for players based in the United Kingdom.
Virtue Fusion provide quite plainly designed sites. The focus is on the bingo, with few of those dratted distracting bangs, whistles and whooshing banners you get on some of those new-fangled snazzy designs. But they all run really well, with no glitches to speak of. It’s easy to find your way around and, being a relatively small network, you’ll soon find yourself at home chatting away with like-minded roomies in the friendly chat rooms. It all seems a bit different from how things used to be down the social club on a Thursday afternoon. Mind you, at least there’s more choice of bingo now. 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo is provided. “Speed” bingo is also promised, but fans of the adrenaline fuelled 30 ball game should not be fooled. Better Bingo network’s version of “speed” bingo is merely the standard 90 ball game, just played really fast! Like a 33 1/3 LP played at 78 rpm. Now I come to think about it, anyone under the age of forty probably hasn’t got the slightest idea what I’m talking about. Better ask your Dad (or Grandad!) Anyway, anyone disappointed by the lack of “real” speed bingo will find plenty of alternative games to enjoy. There are around 75 different slot choices, with about a dozen scratch card and half a dozen casino style “table” games.
Payment options are pretty standard. You can pay by Visa, MasterCard and Maestro credit and debit cards. There are also a couple of e-payment options. Wagering Requirements on the site are reasonable by industry standards. You will need to wager 4 x your introductory bonus + your deposit before you make your first withdrawal. This means, for example, that if you deposit £10 and receive a bonus of £10, you will need to spend £80 (4 x £20) in real money before claiming any winnings.
There you have it: Better Bingo network’s members provide a smooth running operation, with well-designed but simple graphics. It’s big enough to provide that critical mass of regular players and worthwhile prizes and jackpots; yet small enough to retain that intimate atmosphere. And you shouldn’t need the luck of a lottery winner to be in with a chance of claiming a prize.