Betfair are probably better known for their sports book and betting exchange services. However they do have a bingo channel to fall in line with other bookmakers and like their big name competitors they’ve opted to use the familiar Virtue Fusion platform. This gives players access to an excellent selection of bingo rooms, games, slots and instants. In addition Betfair Bingo also runs regular promotions including the recent addition of a fun free to play game called Bingo Ball Scratcher.
Betfair Bingo Bonus
First impressions of Betfair Bingo are good. The channel is bright and cheerful with featured bingo and slots on the front page. Access is via desktop, mobile and tablet plus you can play Betfair Bingo on apps for iPhone and Android phones. Game prices range from pennies upwards and there’s a huge selection of daily jackpots, BingoLinx and regular network jackpots. The introductory offer is pretty attractive too! New players are offered a £40 bonus when they spend £10. To qualify for the offer register as a new player, login then deposit and spend £5 on bingo to get 200 free tickets (no wagering required. Spend a further £5 on selected Slingo games to get a £20 bonus (x1 wagering).
Betfair Bingo Rooms
As a Virtue Fusion brand you’ll find a number of exciting rooms and variations of bingo at Betfair. These include specialist rooms such as Housey, Cash Cubes and Rainbow Riches Bingo. You’ll also find Deal Or No Deal alongside Age Of The Gods Bingo, Fluffy Favourites as well as traditional 75 and 90 ball games. The latter have fairground style names such as Dodgems, Helter Skelter, The Big Wheel, Hall Of Mirrors and Roller Coaster. Some of these rooms are exclusive to Betfair although some rooms may be shared with their sister site at Paddy Power Bingo.
Betfair Bingo Slots
Like all Virtue Fusion bingo sites there are plenty of slots to enjoy including Big Top Tombola, Fluffy Favourites, Double Juicy, Chests Of Plenty, Wild Gambler, Rich Treats and Dynamite Digger. To access more slots you’ll need to look at Betfair’s other channels such as Arcade, Casino and Vegas. Slingo games, daily drop jackpots, instant wins and scratchcards are also available. Occasionally you may see a slots promotion running for bingo players. Note that you only need one Betfair account and wallet to be able to wager across the various channels.
Betfair Bingo Promotions
Betfair Bingo’s player promotions do tend to be network dominated, but there are things like a quiz night that we think is exclusive to Betfair Bingo. Compared to other Virtue Fusion brands, Betfair perhaps isn’t as active as say Mecca Bingo, Buzz and Gala. Betfair Bingo Ball Scratcher is the most exciting recent addition to the promotions page. This is a daily free to play game that gives players the chance to win free spins and bonuses daily. No deposit is required to play but wagering terms apply (Play for free every day. One daily play per customer. Match 3 symbols to win. Prizes awarded at random. Available in UK & Ireland only. Eligibility rules apply. T&Cs apply).
Betfair provide their users with plenty of useful responsible gambling tools. These include setting a deposit limit as well as a loss transfer limit. With the latter you can limit the amount you can lose, so after you’ve lost a certain amount, you can’t gamble any more! Reality checks, short breaks and of course self-exclusion are also available. If you need to contact support then this is quickly done via online messaging. There’s also an extensive help section to assist you with any queries.
Penny’s Thoughts On Betfair Bingo
For a long time we always felt that Betfair Bingo lagged behind other bookmaker bingo brands. Most certainly Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes were more active. However Betfair since they became part of the same group as Paddy Power have improved their offering. It’s helped that the aforementioned sites have slackened with their promotions but that’s been a case with online bingo in general. Betfair’s welcome offer for new players is attractive and we like the mix of wagering terms even more so when you consider Dragonfish and Jumpman have x65 terms on wins from their slots bonuses.
The mix of games and bingo rooms at Betfair Bingo is another big plus point. We found plenty of 1p and 2p games to enjoy too. The addition of the Ball Scratcher game is another positive and puts Betfair up there with the likes of Tombola and Buzz Bingo who also offer free to play games. Betfair may not be the obvious first choice for bingo but we do think it’s well worth a closer look.