Although it has a somewhat misleading title (there are no mints with holes, or strange posh horsey games here), Polo Bingo is our sort of site. It has a really nice traditional theatre themed design. The home page greets you with a vaudeville style high kicking “Tiller Girl” graphic, set to a bluesy guitar soundtrack. The background is a shaded pink / maroon / cerise velvet curtain. So if you fancy an audition here, what are you likely to find?
Well, Polo Bingo is a Dragonfish designed member of the United Bingo Network. With that sort of pedigree and stable mates including Moon and Robin Hood, you can be sure of a really smooth and professional design. 90 and 75 ball bingo is offered, with perky prizes and juicy jackpots. Lots of four and five figure winners are boasted about on this site, and the promotions are nicely themed to go with the theatre atmosphere. The styling may be nostalgic, but it is all still built for contemporary times – mobile and tablet users will find this site completely compatible with their modern day devices. Everything works really well, with plenty of alternative entertainment provided. The wide range of alternative slot, scratch card and casino style games certainly lives up to the “variety” tag you would expect from the traditional theatre theme. The Return to Player Rates (RTP) for these games are all published on site via a link within the Terms & Conditions, so you can find out which are the better games to play. There is also an attractive VIP scheme for players who have deposited a total of more than £500 on the site. Increasingly generous levels of cashback and free tickets are on offer for these regular players. There is also Loyalty Points scheme, sometimes referred to as “Loyalty Coins” on this site.
Making a deposit is really easy here. All the usual standard credit and debit card options are available, together with a wide range of e-payment choices, including PayPal. You can even ring them up on their 24 hour Freephone number if you prefer. The wagering requirements are that you must spend 4 x any bonus you receive + your deposit before you can make a withdrawal. This means that if, for example, you deposit £10 and receive a bonus of £20, you must wager at least £120 (4 x £30) before making a claim. These rules apply to playing bingo only – you will need to put up far more of your own funds if you are playing other games such as slots. The minimum withdrawal amount is £30. You can expect your funds to take up to a week to reach your account.
In conclusion, traditionalists like as here at Keep Calm are clearly going to be impressed when reviewing a nostalgia themed title like Polo Bingo. But our initial positivity is rewarded by a well-designed, professional and smooth running effort, with the design theme carried throughout the site. With those online bingo giants Dragonfish behind this outfit, you would expect nothing less, and Polo Bingo really does stand out. The site is licenced and registered via the UK Gambling Commission administered territory of Gibraltar, so United Kingdom based players can play with confidence.
Robin Hood Bingo is a Dragonfish designed site, a member of the small but perfectly formed United Bingo Network (UBN). Like its sisters, such as Polo and Gossip, it is licenced and registered by the UK Gambling Commission, via the Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar. This means that it is considered safe to play for United Kingdom based players.
Also like its distinguished siblings, it is a well-designed and smooth running site. The home page is a relatively uncomplicated affair, featuring a version of Sherwood Forest with very few trees, a few gold coins for Robin to re-distribute to the poor and a distant castle. Inside is the usual Dragonfish choice of 90 and 75 ball bingo, with loads of busy chat rooms and some nice prizes and progressive and guaranteed jackpots. There are plenty of alternative games to choose from – you can even try them out before you play so you can decide which ones you prefer risk free. The promotions are consistent with the theme too: Friar Tuck would be proud, although I’m unsure that Robin ever went to Paris on an international celebration. We’re traditionalists here at Keep Calm so maybe we missed that part of the legend! The Loyalty Scheme is well themed too: most activity on the site results in the award of some of the contents of Robin’s sack of coins. You can even earn be participating on Facebook or Twitter. 1,000 coins = £1 in bonus cash to spend on the site.
Banking wise, as you would expect, Robin Hood has made the financial side of things as easy as possible. You can use all the typical credit and debit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa, Delta and Maestro. There are lots of e-payment choices too, including PayPal. There is even a Freephone number for you to call if you need further assistance from Robin’s Merrie Men. Sorry, I know this is the 21st Century, so I’m sure Maid Marian is available to help as well.
Wagering requirements are that you must spend 4 x your deposit + bonus in real funds before making a withdrawal. This means that if, for example, you deposit £10 and receive a bonus of £20, you must wager £120 (4 x £30) of your own money before you can make a claim. Be aware that these terms apply to playing bingo only. If you are playing other games such as slots, the requirement can be as much as 99 times (which would be nearly £3,000!) The minimum withdrawal amount is £30, and you can expect it to take up to a week for Robin to deliver your funds to your own bank account.
Overall, Robin Hood Bingo is a valued member of the high quality UBN network of sites. There is plenty to do for experienced players while newer players will find it easy to find their way around this well designed site. Let’s hope that Robin and his Merrie Men can re-distribute some of King Richard’s riches in your direction.
Moon Bingo is a neat looking site, designed by those big cheeses of the online bingo world, Dragonfish. So you know it’s going to look good and play as smoothly as an old Frank Sinatra classic. But Moon Bingo really does look a bit different from the usual standard layout you might expect. It certainly gives a good sharp “V” sign to those harsh chappies that say all these sites look the same. Mind you, the whole theme’s a bit odd really. I mean, where is the moon? Not only is there no sign of our celestial orb, but the site strapline is “Aligning your stars”. Since when has the moon been a star? But despite these confusing marketing messages, it must be said that the site itself is smooth throughout. It’s easy to find your way around and the joining process is so simple you’ll be playing bingo in a jiffy.
Anyway, you want to know about the bingo. Well, there’s the usual offering of 90 and 75 ball along with the designers’ “exclusive” High 5 version of the game. There are loads of alternative games to choose from too, with over a hundred slot, scratch card and casino style options. It’s all pretty spiffing stuff, with lashings of fun and lots of splendid chat room chums to have a jolly good chin wag with. The prizes and jackpots are jolly good, and with prices from just 1p, ticket prices are tickety boo too. It’s all fully mobile and tablet compatible as well, so you can play on the go, not just at home.
There are loads of choices when it comes to making a deposit. Alongside all the usual credit and debit methods, there are plenty of e-payment methods, including PayPal. You can even give them a ring on the old dog & bone, because there’s a 24 hour Freephone line for you to use. Wagering requirements are reasonable too. You will need to spend 4 x your deposit + bonus in real funds before making a claim. This would mean that if, for example, you pay in £10 and receive a £20 bonus, you would need to wager £120 (4 x £30) before making your first withdrawal. Remember that this only applies to bingo – requirements are much higher if you are playing any of the instant games on the site. The minimum withdrawal amount is £30.
Overall, this review of Moon Bingo is positive. It’s all very well fashioned and is a thoroughly professional job. The design is well up to the standard of its Dragonfish sister sites, but you’ll be hard pushed to spot the relationship. This is good, because that means that Moon is offering a real alternative. In fact, the experience of playing the games on this site could soon have you feeling over the moon.