Blighty Bingo Review
Blighty Bingo is a Dragonfish bingo site with a difference – or rather, a number of differences, and pretty radical they are too. There are NO wagering requirements and winnings from the welcome offer and from free spins are paid as cash.
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 specific games and for the welcome offer, this is £30 of tickets for their exclusive daily £250 jackpot game (12 tickets for 5 days) and £40 of tickets for the next monthly £10K network jackpot game. The £10K game typically has thousands of players so the chance of winning one of the prizes is quite small, but half of the prize fund is a community jackpot to be split by all losing tickets so there is guaranteed to be some kind of cash return from the free tickets.
There is no Dragonfish network monthly loyalty scheme and instead Blighty has a 15 level VIP/loyalty scheme based on lifetime wagering; benefits include daily free spins as well as the usual monthly cashback on losses and free tickets to the network £10K monthly game.
The bingo lobby and rooms 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.
Blighty Bingo is the first site on the new Dragonfish Real Bingo Network. It appears that this has some but not all of the regular network rooms and some new rooms. The rooms currently on offer are two 75 ball rooms which we understand to be those known elsewhere as Bounce T and Big Fat 10, an exclusive 90 ball room, an exclusive 75 ball daily jackpot and Gobsmacked which is the room known elsewhere as Spintastic. As more bingo sites join the network, the number of players and rooms should increase.
There is a free room (with a game every half hour) which can be accessed without having made a recent deposit.
Bonuses and wagering requirements as we have previously understood them face regulatory and taxation issues in 2017 which mean the unconventional arrangements at Blighty Bingo are very likely to be a sign of things to come at other sites too.
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 migrated two of their other Dragonfish sites Zinger Bingo and Hunky Bingo on to the same arrangement. We also know of at least one other operator planning to open a bingo site on the new network. 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.
|No Deposit Offer||None|
|Other Bonuses||With code GIFT - £80 free bingo tickets given instead of a welcome bonus - £30 for daily jackpot game (12 tickets for 5 days) and £50 (5 tickets) for monthly £10K. Free spins every day for all depositing players.|
|Bonus Expiry Info||24 hours for free spins|
|Bingo Wagering Requirements||None|
|Slot Wagering Requirements||None|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card/Debit Card, Paypal, Paysafecard, Neteller, Entropay|
|Maximum Withdrawal||None, but jackpot prizes paid in installments|
|Withdrawal Processing Time||3-10 business days depending on withdrawal method|
|Any Caps on Winnings||Free spins winnings are capped - £1 for the 10 free spins in the welcome offer 10p - £2.50 for daily free spins depending on loyalty level|
|Loyalty/VIP Scheme||Ace Club - exclusive 15 level scheme based on lifetime wagering|
|Bingo Network||Dragonfish Real Money|
|Free Bingo||Yes, every half hour|
|UK License Holder||888 UK Limited|
|UK License Reference Number||39028|