The lowest stake level is £1 (with stake levels all the way up to £500 for high rollers), but for this you get quite a lot of entertainment. After a cut scene and a screen explaining the rules, the shootout begins. You play against two virtual opponents, each with a 3 x 3 30 ball bingo card. When a horizontal line of three is completed, that card is eliminated and the aim is to be the last player standing.
If successful, a further cut scene plays followed by the prize wheel screen. The wheel segments with the red skull and crossbones pay nothing, the wheel segments with the green arrow advance you to the centre of the wheel for another spins and a crack at bigger prizes, and the other segments pay out a cash prize or “bounty”. The maximum bounty is 100 x stake and the RTP is 92%.
Until 20th February there are weekly missions in connection with the new game, with 5 tiers of prizes for opted in players ranging from entry to a prize draw with 10 prizes of £10 for collecting 3 bounties, right up to two guaranteed win scratchcards (top prize £1000 cash) for collecting 300 bounties.
But that’s not all – there’s also a new bingo room, Bingoville, which is themed on Bingo The Kid. It’s open from 6pm – 9pm UK time every day and tickets are priced at just 1p. Also until 20th February, there’s a tournament in Bingoville every day; the top three points scorers (i.e. those who win the most lines) collect 10 free spins.
The game itself is 75 ball speed bingo with the prize fund evenly split across the 5 lines.
The original intention was for the maximum number of tickets per player to be 100 (so it would cost the same to max out on a Bingoville game as to play Bingo The Kid at the lowest stake) but things have not quite gone according to plan – the room proved to be so popular that the server crashed, so a few modifications have been made.
- The maximum number of tickets has been lowered and is currently 25 (this could change).
- The room has restricted pre-buy. Normally at Relax powered sites you’d be able to buy a week in advance but in Bingoville, it’s only 24 hours in advance and only available while the room is open.
Nevertheless the room is very busy and the prize fund is usually considerably more than the guaranteed £25. The one thing the Relax sites were missing until now was some penny bingo, so we expect Bingoville to do very well.