Visiting Buzz Bingo
Buzz Bingo offers a very modern bingo site, if you compare it to many of the other brands out there. The graphics are slick and the theme seems to be gameshow (not bumblebees as we had originally thought…) – Think bright lights and red buzzers and you get the idea. Overall the home page is aesthetically pleasing and seems really easy to navigate. It is informative, highlighting key info about the site, but without being overwhelming.
The Buzz Bingo login button is red in colour, easily accessible and stands out well on the page. Similarly would-be BuzzBingo players looking to sign up to the site do not have to look too far to find the Join Now button as it is located just beneath Log In.
So, how easy is it to sign up to the Buzz Bingo site? Pretty easy, is the answer! The sign up form is really simple, and consists of 3 very short forms in total. The first asks you to input your Name, DOB and Mobile Number, the second your address and third your E-mail Address, password and a Secret Question and Secret Answer. The fourth page of the form is to input your marketing preferences to specify if you want to be contacted by e-mail, text or otherwise, and a quick click to accept the Terms and Conditions later you are a fully-fledged Buzz Bingo player! Like many other sites, the form is simple to fill out but could probably be condensed into less pages to click through. Nevertheless it is not overly-complicated and we like the additional security of the Secret Question and Answer feature.
Something many online bingo players out there need from their chosen site is security. With newer sites especially you need to know that your money is safe and that your rights are protected. Though the actual Buzz Bingo brand is new, the site was born from the Gala re-brand and the hard-earned reputation of the Gala brand did not disappear with its name. Players on the BuzzBingo site can therefore rest assured that they are playing on a reputable and compliant gambling site and that any deposits and winnings are safe and regulated. What is more, in addition to being regulated by both UK and Malta Gambiling Commissions, Buzz Bingo is also a member of the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS), a neutral third-party service offering dispute resolution to those unfortunate few who become involved in a gambling dispute. Though we would hope to never need the services of an adjudicator, it is good to know that Buzz Bingo is a member in the unlikely event that you needed to challenge a decision of theirs.
Buzz Bingo Bonuses
BuzzBingo offers its new players making a first deposit a £20 bingo bonus if they deposit and play with £10. The bonus is only triggered after the initial deposit has been played with and consists of £20 worth of bingo bonus and then an additional £10 in free spins. You will also get an extra 10 free spins to play of the Age of Gods: God of Storms slot which is a nice touch.
The Buzz Bingo bonus for new customers does not have any wagering requirements which is a big plus compared with many competitor site whose bonuses can sometimes come with wagering requirements up to a massive 50 x, often impossible to overcome and convert to real cash! This bonus is really good for those players who enjoy both bingo and a flutter on the slots – The best of both worlds! There are currently no additional new payer bonuses though for second and third deposits etc, which would have been a positive, to keep players interested and their loyalty rewarded after their first deposit.
There is also presently no Buzz Bingo no deposit bonus available at this time but watch this space and keep an eye out on the website for promotions to see if any such offers do come up in the future.
Buzz Bingo Promo Code
There is no need to provide a Buzz Bingo promo code in order to get the new user bonus, the £20 bingo bonus credit is automatically applied to your account once you have played your initial £10 deposit on the site. This is handy as it limits the risk of players making a deposit but forgetting to opt in to the bonus or input the Buzz Bingo bonus code as can sometimes happen to players on other sites.
Buzz Bingo and Promotions
The Buzz Bingo promotions page is impressive and players are spoilt for choice with a range of promo offers and jackpots! A hot favourite at BuzzBino is the Gameshow Wheel. Each day all players online on the Buzz Bingo site will have one free spin of the gameshow wheel where each players is guaranteed to win a prize, be it a bonus, spins, a holiday or the top jackpot prize – A whopping £10,000 cash! That is without having to even wager a penny, the free spin of the wheel I for all players logged in at the relevant time!
Other promotions vary from week to week on BuzzBingo, with free spin deposit offers commonly up for grabs. Another popular promo at the site is the Monthly Mayhem feature, where top prizes in elected bingo games can range from £20,000 to a life changing £50,000.
Buzz Bingo Mobile
Unfortunately Buzz Bingo is yet to release a dedicated Buzz Bingo app for ioS and Android compatible mobile devices. That does not mean, however, that you will not be able to play on the site when you are out and about, as like many other sites out there, Buzz Bingo online has an optimised mobile site allowing you to play via your mobile browser even when you are on the go. We do not know if the BuzzBingo team have any plans to release an app in the pipeline, but being a fairly new site on the scene they might be focusing on the growth of other areas of the business at this stage. We find the lack of mobile app is only fata for a bingo site if their mobile optimised browser version is lacking and fortunately for Buzz Bingo their mobile site is just as good as the desktop version. Thumbs up from us!
Buzz Bingo Games and Software
Buzz Bingo has a pretty competitive option of bingo rooms on offer for player with a range of classic 90-ball, 90-ball and 75-ball games that you will expect to find on similar sites. There is also a good selection of themed rooms including a Rainbow Riches room, an Age of God Room and 2 Deal or No Deal rooms, one 75-ball and the other 90-ball. There really is bingo to suit all tastes at BuzzBingo and to suit all bankrolls too, as tickets can range from just 5p. Some bingo rooms are shared with other sites using the same network, Playtech, which can be a positive or negative, depending on what you are looking for in a bingo site. If you are after bigger jackpot prizes, which the shared network games offer, then you are in luck (hopefully), but if you prefer a more modest prize but less busy rooms then you might want to steer clear of these rooms.
In addition to the brilliant new player offer, BuzzBingo also offers new players exclusive access to the Newbies room, a bingo room just for new players where 4 hours worth of free bingo is played daily! The best part is that all winnings are paid in cash and not in bonus funds.
If you like a flutter on slots games, as well as a bash of the bingo, then Buzz Bingo will not disappoint you. Buzz Bingo slots on offer include Megaways Rainbow Riches, Diamond Mine and jackpot slots like Worm Reloaded and Cleopatra. Some of the most popular slots like Netents’ Gonzo’s Quest and Starburst and BTG’s Bonanaza are not available on the site, which is worth noting if you are a seasoned slots player wanting to play your favourites. All in all the site’s slots selection is decent but could be bigger, there’s room for improvement yet which may come in time as this is still a relatively new site.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Banking at Buzz Bingo is straightforward. Just click on the Deposit button on the My Account section and you will be directed to the Deposit screen. Accepted Deposit methods on this site are most major debit and credit cards including Visa and Mastercard, PaySafeCard and PayPal. Currently other e-wallet methods like Neteller and Skrill are not accepted, but like with many things this might change in the future given that BuzzBingo is still a fairly new site. One positive for Buzz Bingo that sets it apart from competitors is that the minimum deposit is just £5 so even if you are only after a small stake flutter to pass some time you can log in and play, many other sites have a £10 or even £20 minimum deposit. For your safety, you are able to set deposit limits to restrict your spending.
To make a Withdrawal of your winnings on BuzzBingo, you just need to click on My Account, then the Withdraw button and you will be re-directed to Banking. Withdrawals will likely show as Pending for at least 48 hours whilst checks are made and will then be processed to your Deposit method. PayPal Withdrawals will hit your account almost instantly, but credit or debit cards withdrawals can take anywhere from 3-5 days up to a maximum of 10 working days, as stipulated on the Buzz Bingo Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. That is a long time to wait for any hard-earned winning, significantly longer than many other similar sites. This might just be a stipulated maximum withdrawal time in the event of a source of funds or identification verification issue, to cover the casino’s back, nevertheless it is stated on their website so be prepared to potentially wait this long for a withdrawal if you are planning to play on this site. On the plus side, the minimum withdrawal on Buzz Bingo is just £5 and there are no associated transaction fees applied for processing your withdrawal.
The usual verification rules apply for anti-money laundering purposes as required by law, so be prepared to furnish your identification and proof of source of funds documents should they be needed.
Buzz Bingo prides itself on having a bustling community and family atmosphere. As you would expect their bingo chat hosts promote a warm and friendly atmosphere and offer prizes and competitions as you play. Follow Buzz Bingo on Facebook and Twitter for news, prizes, offers and promos.
The support offered on the site is impressive, with a dedicated customer services phone line open from 8 am-10 pm, a support e-mail address and 24/7 live chat. There is also a really useful FAQ page for all your standard queries and questions.
Buzz Bingo has a Winners page on the site where you can have a gander at all the latest lucky prize winners, what games they played and how much they won, to prove to any cynical players that people do win big on online bingo sites like this one!
Buzz Bingo UK is not just an online site, and actually has Buzz Bingo club branches throughout the UK. By signing up to the site players automatically become a member of the clubs without needing to sign up separately. If you are not sure where your nearest branch is there is a handy postcode club finder on the Club section of the website which will do the hard work for you. The clubs offer classic bingo games, jackpot prizes, slots and tasty food to fuel you as you play!
Pros and Cons
So is the buzz around Buzz Bingo well-founded? Overall the site is pretty impressive, especially for a newbie on the scene. The first deposit bonus is one of the best around and crucially comes with no wagering requirements, the selection of bingo games is good and the site is slick and easy to navigate. The customer support is great and we like the fact that the minimum for deposits and withdrawals is just £5 which is quite rare for this kind of site. There are a few negatives, which might well just be teething problems as the site is in its infancy. These include long withdrawal processing times, depending on your method, no option to deposit using e-wallets like Neteller and Skrill, no dedicated mobile app and a somewhat limited slots selection (though arguably this is an unfair critique given that BuzzBingo is first and foremost exactly that – A bingo site). Given these positives, and the fact that the goodwill inherited from Gala means players can be certain of its reputation and the security of funds, we, along with many other Buzz Bingo reviews, feel that the hype is indeed justified.
- Really good first deposit bonus with no wagering requirements
- Free spin on the Gameshow wheel with free prizes and promos each day
- Good support features
- Minimum deposit and withdrawal of just £5
- Reputable site
- No mobile app
- Long withdrawal times, depending on method
- No Netelller or Skrill accepted