Last update: 24th July 2018
Blighty Bingo was the first Dragonfish bingo site ever to be launched with NO wagering requirements on anything – winnings from the welcome offer and from free spins are paid as cash. Now this bingo site which celebrates all things British has been given a cool redesign, along with an upgrade to the loyalty scheme which enables players to claim free bingo tickets as well as free spins every single day.
When Blighty Bingo was first launched back in 2017, the welcome offer was considered to be pretty radical and upset a lot of players who were expecting to get a conventional bingo bonus and hadn’t read the offer correctly. The thing to understand is that because there are no wagering requirements, there are also NO BONUSES in the usual sense of the word (and no “Bonus Policy” section in the terms and conditions). Instead, they give out free bingo tickets to their daily £250 Street Party bingo game and the next monthly £10K network jackpot game – and anything you win is paid in cash and yours to keep. Better still, you WILL win something, because as well as having five line prizes, the Street Party game is an everyone-wins game with £95 of the prize pool split between non winning players. Our exclusive player welcome offer for Blighty Bingo is not the same as the offer you may have seen advertised on TV – it includes 50 free spins on everyone’s favourite slot instead of the usual 10.
Another difference at Blighty Bingo is that there is no Dragonfish network monthly loyalty scheme and instead they have a 15 level VIP/loyalty scheme based on lifetime wagering. Benefits include daily free spins and free bingo tickets to the daily Kaching room (from level 1, reached after just £1 or lifetime wagers) as well as monthly cashback on losses (from level 5)and free tickets to the £10K (from level 2).
The bingo lobby and rooms at Blighty Bingo are “tablet style” which means that they do not require Adobe Flash to work – so this site is immune to the technical issues caused by browsers such as Chrome removing support for Flash. Again, this was pretty radical when the site was first launched but players are now used to it.
Blighty Bingo has many of the same rooms as regular Dragonfish network bingo sites, including the Wonky 75 ball room (elsewhere known as Bounce T) and the massively networked Number 10 75 ball room (elsewhere known as Big Fat 10). 90 ball rooms include Fun’in 90 (aka Chatterbox) and the Blighty 90 room (named after Blighty as it was the first of the new breed of sites, and not accessible to players from Dragonfish sites that give out bingo bonus offers). Also on site are various Dragonfish daily and weekly jackpot rooms, the Gobsmacked (aka Wow Spintastic) penny bingo room where all prizes are free spins, and the two 52 ball bingo variants Hit 52 and Candylicious. There’s also a free room (with a game every half hour) which can be accessed without having made a recent deposit.
As far as the players are concerned, Blighty Bingo is definitely the Marmite of bingo sites. The operators say that players love the lack of wagering requirements and the site is so successful that they have opened several other sites on the same model – and so have a number of other operators. The bingo rooms seem lively enough but what players really seem to be into is the range of hundreds of slot games coupled with there being no wagering requirements on anything. On the other hand, of all the bingo sites we have ever written about Blighty Bingo is probably the most complained about – but almost all the complaints really boil down to one thing, players expecting the usual sort of bingo bonus welcome offer and getting upset about receiving free bingo tickets instead.