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Wix Bingo, One To Avoid

Wednesday, Mar. 16th 2011 7:26 AM

Of late we have seen many new bingo brands launch onto our screens and many, as is predominantly the case, are just ‘skins’ on a network. Basically this means they have a virtual lick of paint to make the home page look different but scratch the surface and you’ll usually find a site that we have seen a hundred times before. This is not the case with Wix Bingo and we were instantly drawn by the prospect of ‘proprietary software’ (software created specifically for a brand).

We registered despite our initial reservations considering that Wix Bingo is registered in Cyprus, a country in the EU that automatically hits the white list. However this is usually a haven for brands that don’t offer the best Terms and Conditions for the player.

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Wink Joy Pot Double Jackpot

Friday, Mar. 4th 2011 7:18 AM

Now unless you have been hiding under a stone you will be well aware of the Joy Pot games from the Joy of Bingo network – a £25,000 game that plays once a quarter on one of the different brands powered by this network; Posh, Wink, RedBus and Tasty Bingo. Tickets for the game are £5 each but you can earn free cards by earning 500 pot points.

The last of these games played at Posh Bingo on 1st January 2011 and the lucky winner was a player named “Janinelovestopl”. Unfortunately the player hasn’t claimed her winnings from Posh Bingo and according to the operators, has been non-contactable meaning the next game at Wink Bingo is a rollover.

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Mecca Bingo Blooper

Thursday, Dec. 2nd 2010 7:56 AM

When you think bingo what name comes to your mind as probably the best known brand offline as well as on? It has to be Mecca Bingo and we had this brand as one of our favourites in the world of online bingo. Not after the email we saw today! Mecca Bingo changed their Terms and Conditions on 30th November 2010 and the change saw this brand go down in our estimations – players who have an inactive account that hasn’t be accessed for 2 years with funds available are now to be charged £2.50 per month with an annual fee of £10!

The charges will be applied to any Mecca Bingo account that falls into the category set out above until such time as it is active again or has no balance. The charges will be applied to the relevant accounts at Mecca Bingo seven days after 30th November 2010.

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Purely Bingo Closed For Business

Wednesday, Nov. 10th 2010 9:31 AM

Purely Bingo is one brand that we don’t advertise here; we never felt that the brand had much to offer the player and their licence, under the Play ‘N’ Go software, was not white listed by the UK’s Gambling Commission. This means that we are unable to advertise the brand following new regulations under the Gambling Act 2005 as the UK Gambling Commission wasn’t happy enough with their licensing regions regulations to add it to the white list.

A recent turn of events means that we had made the right decision with regard to the Purely Bingo brand as on 5th November 2010 they were closed for business by their software provider.

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Astro Bingo Promotions

Monday, Sep. 20th 2010 7:09 AM

Whenever we add another review here at Bingo.VG we always like to follow up with a little something about the promotions available at the newly listed site. Often we find some pretty impressive offers at the brands in question but sadly this was not the case when taking a look at the Astro Bingo promotions.

Now this could be attributed to the fact that we weren’t enthralled by certain aspects of Astro Bingo when we reviewed the site; most obviously the amount creamed of the top of ticket sales and not put into the prize pot. However when you take a look at an example of a promotion from Astro Bingo you’ll see it’s more of a case that they are just poor in comparison with other brands!

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