Housey Bingo Review
Housey Bingo is the Virtue Fusion/Playtech version of 52 ball playing card bingo. You can find Flash Fives (and other titles) across Dragonfish sites whilst the original bingo site with this kind of game, Tombola, has Cinco. All the games are pretty much identical in terms of format with a traditional pack of 52 playing cards replacing the 1 to 90 bingo numbers. It can be played at a number of different sites including Gala, Betfair, Paddy Power and William Hill.
How Do You Play Housey Bingo?
Housey is a multi-stake bingo game. This means that when you login to the room you can select how much you wish to spend on each ticket. You can choose 5p, 10p, 20p, 30p and 40p. Note that the default is usually 20p! The bingo room is bathed in table game green and there are occasional casino sounds playing in the background. It feels a bit more casino orientated but it suits the style of game. Tickets comprise of five bingo cards and you can purchase up to 5 per game. Note that this is very similar to the way Cinco works at Tombola.
In Housey the numbers are called as in any other bingo game. The aim of the game is to coverall your five playing cards that make up your bingo ticket before other roomies and win the full house. As well as the full house prize Housey does have a progressive jackpot which is triggered if full house is called in 6 calls or less. This is a community jackpot so the prize is shared 50/50 between the winner and the roomies playing in the game. Housey Bingo games are fast and furious but there’s still a chat room which is active plus side games to play.
Is Housey Bingo Worth Playing?
When it comes to 52 ball playing card bingo games there’s not a great deal a game developer can do differently from what already exists. In our view Playtech have been canny and stuck with how Cinco works on Tombola. That means limited tickets per game and multi-stakes. They’ve also got a progressive jackpot to make things interesting. We think that this is a better approach than that adopted by Dragonfish for Hit 52 where there are no jackpots and max cards can be 96!
Graphically Cinco is better than Housey but Housey has the advantage of not attracting as many players. This is good because you feel there’s a better chance of winning! The only real negative we have about Housey is that the multi-stake amount starts at 20p. If you weren’t aware that this could be changed then you might be playing 20p a ticket instead of a more reasonable amount.