Sky Bingo is an online bingo site from BSkyB, the same media giant that brings digital satellite television into the homes of millions of UK viewers and also operates the Sky Poker, Sky Vegas and Sky Bet sites online. The site is powered by Virtue Fusion, the largest online bingo software provider in the world, and no download is required. All you need is a suitable web browser (almost any modern browser will do) and an account.
If you already have an account with Sky Poker, Sky Bet or Sky Vegas, you can use the same user name and PIN number to play at Sky Bingo. Otherwise, you’ll need to spend a minute or two opening an account. This is very straightforward – just follow the instructions given on screen and provide the information requested. At the moment Sky Bingo are giving all new players a free £20 when they deposit £5.
Sky Bingo offers both 75 and 90 ball bingo and tickets cost from 5p each, but there are 1p tickets available every Wednesday between 12pm and 1pm and free games on Monday and Wednesday evenings. See the Sky Bingo web page for details. There are five bingo rooms in total, but not all of these are open at all times. In a way this is a good thing, as reducing the number of rooms available off-peak helps to keep prize levels worthwhile in the rooms that are open.
Talking of prizes, there are some nice progressive jackpots available here over and above the usual cash payouts. The Gold Rush pays out when you achieve a full house in 33 calls or less, as does the Sky High jackpot. The LuckyDip and Bonanza jackpots require you to achieve a full hose in 38 calls or less. The jackpot in force depends on the game you are playing and the room you are playing in, so if you want to go for a particular progressive, be sure to play the right game in the right room!
Sky Bingo has a clear and colourful layout, with a chat interface on the left of the screen and the bingo tickets on the right. The numbers board and information about your account and the game being played appears at the top of the screen. Numbers are called clearly, and an interesting touch is a picture frame that shows people holding up balloons in the shape of the appropriate number as it is called. Unfortunately the pictures aren’t very clear (grey balloons against a black background) and so it’s easier to look at the regular bingo ball that also appears at the top of the screen.
In addition to the bingo, you can play scratchcard games, slot machines, casino games and more. With Sky Bingo being a very close relation to Sky Vegas, you can expect all of these games to be of a very high quality.
Overall, Sky Bingo offers an enjoyable and entertaining online bingo experience, but there is little that sets it apart from numerous other sites. That said, there are plenty of good promotions to take advantage of, and the site is as stable and smooth as they come, so unless you’re particularly looking for something new and different, Sky Bingo ticks all of the boxes necessary to be recommended.
Sky Bingo Support
Sky Bingo offers 24 hour support. To obtain help or assistance, you can use an online chat system, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08000 724 777.
The Fine Print
Sky Bingo accepts deposits using MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Solo, Maestro, Visa Delta and Laser cards. As you would expect from a major company like BSkyB, the toughest security measures are in place to keep all of your information – and your cash – 100% safe.
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