Ladbrokes Bingo Review
Part of the Ladbrokes gaming empire, this bingo site has the backing to run fantastic promotions and really impressive jackpots on even the most basic games. What's more, by keeping the number of bingo rooms small, Ladbrokes have managed to encourage a really buzzing community to develop. The site stays true to the Ladbrokes brand and because of this is decidedly less cluttered and more 'man friendly' in its design that many of its competitors.
Ladbrokes have a very straight forward sign up process and enable you to set up extra security on your account and create deposit limits as part of this.
If you use Ladbrokes' telephone betting service you can skip the registration process and fast track your way into the site using your existing account id to log in. You'll then simply need to create a password and answer a couple of security questions to verify your identity before you can play.
Once you've signed up you're given the option to 'play now' or 'make a deposit'. If you choose to credit your account before you begin it's really important that you set the 'Deposit to' drop down tag to 'Games & Bingo' before entering your details as this option alone will assign funds to your bingo account (rather than a Ladbrokes casino or betting account). If you have other Ladbrokes accounts you are able to transfer your credit between them which is a particularly handy feature for the keen gamer.
When you first 'Play Bingo' you'll be asked to set up a bingo alias, this is the name that will be displayed in the chat rooms. You only get one alias so choose carefully!
As a member of the Ladbrokes Gaming family, Ladbrokes Bingo bucks the trend with its more 'man focused' site. Picked out in bright reds and blues it's bold and unfussy and will be right down your street if you don't go for the cute 'girly' designs that feature on so many other bingo sites.
From the home page to the games rooms, information is presented clearly and concisely and the handy bingo schedule keeps you up to date with the ticket prices and jackpots available for the next 15 games.
The Ladbrokes site is incredibly easy to navigate thanks to its clever design and, as there is only one type of bingo on offer (90 ball) and four bingo rooms to choose from, they take the fuss out of deciding where you should play.
Ladbrokes publish a comprehensive games schedule that details game start times, ticket prices and the minimum prize up for grabs in each of their rooms. You're able to view games days in advance and can order the list by ticket price which can be a really useful feature.
Ladbrokes' bingo rooms are cleverly set out so that your bingo cards, chat box and any mini games you decide to play all fit in without the need to switch between screens. When you click on a mini game, instead of a new window opening, the chat box simply shrinks (although it's still plenty big enough to comfortably follow what's going on) and the games box expands to accomodate it. Once you've finished playing you simply minimise the game box and the page reshapes automatically.
In the games themselves autodab is selected automatically so that you don't miss any calls and can chat away without worrying, however you can alter this along with the way tickets are ordered using links at the top of the page. It's also possible to change both the colour and shape of your dab and you can also change your dabber shape (options include a hammer, a magic wand and a lipstick) to really make the site your own.
Ladbrokes run games of 90 ball bingo every 6 minutes, 24/7 and stagger start times between their 4 games rooms so you're never left waiting for long.
As you'd expect from gaming expert Ladbrokes, a wide variety of mini games are also available and these range from 3 and 5 reel slots to scratchcards and mini roulette so there is definitely something to suit every player.
Additionally, as the bingo site is only a small part of Ladbrokes' online empire you can switch from bingo to casino to bets with a single click making it the perfect 'one stop shop' for players who like to spread their luck around.
In each of their game rooms Ladbrokes offer generous minimum jackpots that increase as more players buy tickets so you can end up winning a really respectable amount on even the cheapest game. They also offer two progressive jackpots and a 'millionaire' game where, based on the 'Who wants to be a millionaire' TV show, you start off with a £1million pound jackpot which then decreases until someone calls bingo.
Ladbrokes only have a very small network of games rooms and so making new friends and finding your old ones is easy. By keeping things small they've managed to create a really cosy bingo community that's really up for a laugh.
Ladbrokes' CMs are big on chat games and have come up with some really entertaining ideas that are definitely worth a play. For those who are new to the chat game (and those who simply like to swat up before playing), Ladbrokes have included an 'easy to understand' chat game guide on the site so you can familiarise yourself before getting started although the CMs will explain the 'how to's' as you go along.
The Ladbrokes 'help' section is one of the most comprehensive around and takes you through almost everything on the site step by step making it the perfect starting point if you're looking for bingo info. However, if your question isn't answered in the faq's they also have an efficient customer services team in place to help. It's possible to contact them either by email or phone and the CMs are also happy to help with any questions you have.
Ladbrokes use the latest secure technology to protect your personal information and go one step further by asking for your Ladbrokes password and card security code before approving any transactions on your account.