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Bingo Boat Review

In March Bingo Boat was sold to a company who chose not to advertise the brand through affiliates. For this reason we have redirect our readers to Raw Bingo, a brand on the same network with the same gaming experience.

The home page of Bingo Boat doesn’t scream bingo site but more “luxurious boat hire” but your eyes are instantly drawn to generous welcome bonuses and what look like impressive deposit bonuses that the site have to offer. Stop right there though because before you step aboard this bingo vessel you should be aware that there are fairly high wagering requirements on all the bonuses dished out from this brand. Not only that but the site also has a stipulation that you must have deposited at least £5 before requesting a cash out AND you are only allowed to withdraw once in any five day period.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s look at what you can expect if you set sail with Bingo Boat. The registration process looks pretty simple and if you don’t want to deposit right away there is free bingo you can try out along the way.

When you are ready to play you can claim the cash match bonus by making a small deposit of just £5. Once all of this has been done you can then access the bingo lobby where you will see the rooms available to play in. The site offers various types of bingo games across several rooms; 30, 50, 75, 80 and 90 ball games.

The rooms are laid out quite simply with the bingo call board to the left of your screen, the tickets in the centre and chat to the right. One of the more irritating things about Bingo Boat are their chat hosts; they insist on posting a whole plethora of animated smilies into the chat room which not only makes chat hard to follow but it’s a real strain on the eyes. This doesn’t bode well for building a great community!

Bingo Boat is like many other Cozy Games brands on any of the different networks available; not enough promotional detail, too much emphasis on deposit bonuses, chat hosts who don’t have a clue and wagering requirements/minimum withdrawal amount that make it nigh on impossible to ever win enough to cashout!

Pros

Free room for new players means you can “try before you buy”,  bonus funds can be used to play slots/casino games.

Cons

High wagering requirements, limited withdrawals per week, restricted ticket purchases for new players, over use of macros in the chat rooms, chat host uses the smilies far too much!

March 2012

Bingo Boat Information

Bingo rooms – Several rooms available but some restricted to Depositors only
Bingo varieties – 75, 80 and 90 ball games offered
Side games – A wide selection of instant win games available, bonus money can be used to play

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Bingo Sign Up Bonuses And Deposit Offers

Newbie Room

Although a no deposit required bonus is not available to new players, you are able to access the Newbie Bingo room and play for free 24 hours a day for seven days from the point that you sign up to the site.

Without your credit / debit card details, the Newbie Bingo room will not be available to you.

18+ All Players | Bingo room will be available only for first 7 days from your registration day | Debit / Credit Card validation required | Winnings will be in form of Bonus only | Further T&Cs Apply.

Deposit Bonus

Should you choose to make a deposit with this site, your initial transaction of at least £5 will be eligible for a 300% cash match deal.

New players 18+ only | 300% equal bingo bonus up to £120 on 1st deposit, 30 days expiry | £5 min & £500 max dep | Wagering requirements (4x Bingo, 20x Slots) & T&Cs apply.

Click here for the Bingo Boat bonus details

Minimum Deposit And Withdrawal Requirements

The minimum deposit amount at Bingo Boat is £5 and the minimum withdrawal amount is £10. You should be aware that wagering is 4x the amount of your deposit + bonus if playing bingo but 20x the deposit + bonus for casino/slot games.

For non deposit related bonuses, like any winnings from the Newbie room, the wagering requirements are 8x for bingo and 40x for slots.

Also you cannot make a withdrawal unless you have made at least a £5 deposit and you can only request one withdrawal in any five day period.

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Payment Options

Bingo Boat accepts Solo/Switch, Ukash, PaySafecard, Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Moneybookers, Paypal, EcoCard, Poli and a few other options too.

Bingo Software / Network

Bingo Boat is part of the Live Bingo Network and uses the Cozy Games bingo software to power their games. The site is operated by Chelbis Company Ltd.

Licensing Jurisdiction And Complaints

Bingo Boat is licensed in Isle of Man. Complaints to the licensing authority can be made here.

UK Gambling Commission: Reference 38719

Support

You can contact support only by using the Web Form on the “Support” page and via Live Help that is available through the actual bingo software.

Your Comments On Bingo Boat

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