Visiting Butlers Bingo
The homepage sports a somewhat garish purple theme and, coupled with it’s amateurish orange-outlined white logo, and added to that the overbearing Butler character with the dazzling smile who features heavily, the theme of the site does not exactly give off the high class vibe one would expect of a luxury gaming experience, as its name so suggests. Don’t be put off by the cheesy site theme though, it’s what’s inside that counts, right?
If you are not already a Butlers Bingo member, there is not too much of an insight into the site just from the home page alone. Compared to other sites, some of whom display detailed fixtures of their bingo rooms including ticket prices and prizes and provide in-depth detail about their promotions and jackpots on offer, Butlers Bingo offers very basic information on its home page for would-be users who want to make an informed decision about which sites to play on. It is not until you click through to the sign up or log in page that you access more detailed pages. This poor accessibility to the main pages of the site could prove problematic for Butlers Bingo. It is easily amended but as it stands the current format of the site could potentially deter wannabe Butlers Bingo Players from signing up due to lack of information on offer when directed from the search engine to the main homepage.
Aside from the vague information, the Butlers Bingo login and sign up buttons could not be more easily accessible, located at the top right of the page. There is also a Welcome Offer feature stipulating the bonus reward for all new players just underneath.
In terms of the sign up procedure, the form for Butlers Bingo new users is quite easy to fill out. Of course, you will need to provide the usual details including first and last names, e-mail address and postcode etc, there are no surprises here. Though not overly strenuous in terms of necessary detail, the form does span 3 separate pages which need to be clicked through which many users might feel is unnecessary and annoying. Many competitor sites manage to fit all of the requisite questions on one sole form without the need for users to click from page to page. A minor criticism, though, the rest of the sign up protocol for Butlers Bingo is pretty standard for this sort of bingo or gambling site.
A feature of the ButlersBingo site not commonly found on most others but one that we feel is really valuable and sets Butlers Bingo apart is the Trust Pilot counter found at the bottom of the home page. When you’re depositing your hard-earned cash on a site looking to try your luck at bingo or slots you need to be sure the site you are using is trustworthy and genuine. Of course all sites claim to be legitimate but seeing like-minded bingo lovers reviews of a site on a neutral, third party site is extremely reassuring. We think more sites might benefit from such a feature. For what it is worth, Butlers Bingo has a really good Trust Pilot score of 8.3 out of almost 300 reviews. Thumbs up!
Butlers Bingo Bonuses
The Butler’s bonus for newbie players is, similarly to other sites, 100% of your original deposit up to a maximum of £50. The waging requirements attached to the bonus offer are pretty hefty, however, compared to competitors, at 50 x. What’s more, players opting to make their first deposit using an e-wallet service like Neteller will not be able to take advantage of the sign up bonus. It is worth noting that the bonus must be used within the first 2 days of you signing up to the Butlers Bingo site.
At present there are no Butlers Bingo no deposit rewards to speak of, as often offered up by some sites. It is not clear whether this is likely to change in the near future. Similarly, there are presently no further deposit bonuses offered like on some other sites who keep their newbie customers enticed by offering bonuses on second and third deposits, and not just first.
Butlers Bingo Promo Code
There is no need to input any Butlers Bingo promo code to reap the rewards of the exclusive promotional benefits on this site. To access the new users sign up bonus, for example, you must opt in to the offer by clicking on the JOIN button during the registration process. The offer will then be added automatically once you make your initial deposit. Although there is no need to provide a Butlers Bingo bonus code, do not make the silly mistake of not opting in and missing out on your reward.
Jackpots and Promotions
There are not too many promotions on offer at Butlers Bingo, considering its self-promoted image as a luxury site. There are just 3 promotions advertised at present including the £1,000 JP Got 2 Go promotion which lasts the whole of the month. The £1,000 JP Got 2 Go is an enticing promotion that takes place every evening in the Butlers Bingo Broadway room. Each day 1 lucky player will win a whopping £1,000! Well worth an evening flutter!
Butlers Bingo Mobile
There is currently no mobile Butlers Bingo app available and it is unclear whether there is one in the pipeline. Regardless, the Butlers Bingo online mobile browser version of the desktop site is pretty impressive ,as it is HMTL5-friendly, so there is arguably no need for a dedicated mobile app. A quick search of the Butlers Bingo URL in your mobile browser and you are ready to play on the mobile site. Most of the features of the desktop site are accessible on the mobile version and overall the mobile site is really well-optimised and simple to use.
Butlers Bingo Games and Software
You will find a modest selection of 6 bingo rooms on the Butlers Bingo site, so not an overwhelming amount of choice which is a good thing for those who struggle when faced with too many rooms, less so for others who prefer more choice. The Friendship, Sapphire and Rainbow bingo rooms are not exclusive to the Butlers Bingo site and these rooms are shared throughout all Microgaming bingo websites. This is worth noting since there will clearly be more players involved given that all of Butlers Bingo sister sites play the same rooms, but on the plus side this also means that the prizes are bigger.
The Broadway and Spinner rooms are, however, completely unique to the Butlers Bingo site. The Spinner room is only open in the evening from 5 pm to 11 pm but games are frequent and are played every 5 minutes. The game is a 90-ball bingo format and the room is unique in that all prizes for the lucky winners are paid in slots spins instead of cash prizes. Though this doesn’t sound too appealing at first, it is worth noting that all spins won in the Spinners room are void of wagering requirements. Unlucky for those who prefer playing on a mobile device though, as the Spinner Room is only currently available on the desktop site. The Broadway Room opens at 11.30 am and runs all day until 1 am, so perfect for the night owls out there. Ticket prices for this 90-ball room typically range from 11p – 50p, but can reach up to £3 for promotional tickets.
If slots are more your thing then no fear, the Butlers Bingo slots selection is impressive, with popular favourites like the ever popular Immortal Romance and jackpot slots including Mega Moolah as well as a good selection of other lesser known slots. The Butler also boasts a range of classic casino games including roulette and blackjack so there’s something for everyone.
Deposits and Withdrawals
We have discussed signing up to ButlersBingo, navigating the site, bonuses, promos and games, next in this Butlers Bingo review we need to address arguably one of the most important parts of a gambling site – depositing and withdrawing!
Banking is pretty simple on ButlersBingo. A quick click on the Deposit button and you will be re-directed to the Banking screen. Most of the usual deposit methods common on other sites are available including most major credit and debit cards, and other methods including Paysafecard, Neteller and Skrill. Unlike some similar bingo sites, unfortunately the site does not yet accept deposits via PayPal. Only deposits over £10 are processed on this site.
If you are ready to cash out your winnings then head to the ButlersBingo Withdrawal page. Though ButlersBingo sells itself as a luxurious site where the Butler will cater to your every whim, it is a shame this does not extend to Withdrawal processing times. Arguably the most coveted feature of a site for seasoned players, sites that boast fast processing times are always a winner. Processing times can take between3-5 working days, so depending on what day you first put through your request you could be waiting up to a week to receive your winnings. That is without accounting for any verification documents you might need to provide beforehand. It is also worth a mention that any withdrawal requests under £20 will be subject to a £2 administration fee which is less than ideal.
Butlers Bingo has an active online community like other sites out there with lively hosts who moderate the in-game chat and offer prizes and promotion offers as well as striking up conversation with players. The site also has active social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter where players will find regular offers and competitions as well as news and updates. As mentioned earlier in the review some of the ButlersBingo bingo rooms are shared amongst the Microgaming network so these rooms are likely to be the most lively of the 6 available and you might find that the other rooms are a little quieter, if you would prefer a less busy scene.
Unlike some sites who seem to forget about their players after enticing them in with the initial first deposit bonus, the Butler does offer its own version of a reward scheme to give back to its loyal customers. Every deposit and wager made on the ButlersBingo site will gain players reward points. For every £1 deposited you will receive 15 loyalty points, for every £1 wagered in bingo you receive a further 5 reward points and for every £1 wagered in casino games you will receive 1 loyalty point. The more reward points a player accumulates, the higher up they move through the different reward levels, each having its own unique promotions and offers including casino and bingo bonus offers, loyalty tokens and free slots spins. You will also be able to cash out your BB points in exchange for bonus credit to play on the site once you reach the relevant threshold.
On the face of it this sounds like a pretty sweet deal from the Butler, but when you consider that you will need to save up a whopping 5000 BB points (the name for the Butlers Bingo loyalty points), to cash out your hard-earned bonus money to play on the site, it is really not all that lucrative ,so if it is an excellent loyalty programme you are looking for in a bingo site, ButlersBingo might not be the one for you.
Like most other sites out there, ButlersBingo has a dedicated live chat feature which operates 24 hours per day for players to discuss their queries and concerns and receive instant answers. This feature is also available on the mobile optimised sites. There is also a dedicated customer service e-mail address should you prefer to contact them this way. Players can also visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to get easy answers to the most commonly asked queries if you want to save even more time.
Pros and Cons
So does Butlers Bingo offer the luxurious and classy gaming experience that it claims to? Overall, we and other Butlers Bingo reviews are not sure that the Butler goes far enough to offer a high-class gaming experience. Positive points of the site include the 24 hour live chat, relatively easy banking and the fact that the site is fairly simple to use, but these factors alone do not really set Butlers Bingo apart from many other similar sites out there on the web. The theme of the site does not give off the impression of a high-end gaming site and the loyalty programme (though we will give credit for the Butler’s attempt to give back to its customers as some other sites don’t bother) leaves a lot to be desired. All in all Butlers Bingo UK is worth a flutter but do not place all your hopes on being waited on and wooed by the Butler or else risk being left disappointed.
- 24/7 live chat and dedicated customer query e-mail address
- Simple site layout and banking
- Trust Pilot verified with real customer reviews
- Bonus not applicable for e-wallet deposits and high wagering requirements
- Unlucrative loyalty reward scheme
- Not overly-fast withdrawal times