The name’s Bingo! Ted Bingo! When we first heard of Ted Bingo we assumed it would be related to the movies that feature a talking bear that’s scared of thunder. Unfortunately that’s not the case as Ted Bingo is the home of a different kind of bear. He’s more James Bond like and is happy in his sports car, playing in the casino and enjoying his martinis, shaken but not stirred.
Ted Bingo is the latest addition to the Moon Bingo group – and it comes with a nice welcome bonus for new players. Deposit £10 and you’ll receive a 400% bonus. This bonus is split into two with £20 to play as you choose in bingo rooms and £20 of tickets for the next £777 jackpot game. Wagering terms apply – maximum bonus is £40 and it comes with a x3 (deposit + bonus) wagering terms.
Free Bingo Rooms
If you want to trial the site then it does offer free bingo room access for the first 3 days – no deposit required. However what you will find is the usual Dragonfish platform so if you’ve played on other sites like Robin Hood, Moon, Wink, Foxy etc then you won’t find anything you’ve not seen before. If you want more free bingo then you’ll need to become a depositor.
Ted offers 75 ball games (pattern bingo), 5 Line games and 90 ball bingo. These have recently been joined by Racing Sweets, a speedy 52 ball game. The bingo rooms are reasonably busy and tickets can cost from just a few pennies up to £1 – or more if you choose to play in some of the bigger jackpot games. It’s worth noting that many of the big money games like Super Millionaire, Money Train and X Multiplier are sliding jackpots (i.e. you need to call in a fixed number of calls to win the big prize).
Spin The Prize Wheel
One of the big promos at Ted is his prize wheel – complete your missions to get a spin and a guaranteed win of spins, bingo bonuses or coins (Ted’s Loyalty points that can be collected every time you login). The downside to Ted’s wheel is that it only comes in to play when you’ve played £500 at the site. We think that’s not a very exciting incentive.
We do like the fact Ted suggests that he has “1TG & 2TG winners on 90% of games” – although Tip Top Bingo, which essentially is the same site but with another name boasts “95%”. Another point worth mentioning is that Ted’s social media presence seems to be very quiet these days. This makes us wonder whether the Moon Group’s focus is more on slots and their main brands.
Overall Ted is a decent bingo site, but like so many that have launched in the last few years, void of anything exclusive or noteworthy. We like the character, but with UKGC clamping down on images that appeal to children, we do fear for Ted’s presence in the online bingo world. That said, it has won Best New Bingo Site for 2017 from Which Bingo – so on that basis worth a visit.