Glossy Bingo Review
Glossy Bingo launched in January 2013, and runs on the Microgaming software. The homepage is rather distinctive, featuring a gossip magazine on the coffee table complete with distinctly non-glamorous coffee cup rings.
Registering is fairly straightforward and quick – usual info is required, but you don't need to enter your financial details before you start playing.
As a new player, you get a 250% welcome bonus, which is certainly more generous than most sites. Then on your second deposit you get a 100% match, on your third you get a 200% match, and your fourth, 300%. As with all very generous welcome bonuses, be sure to check wagering requirements before you attempt to withdraw.
At time of press, the site was offering a limited amount of bingo – 75 ball and 90 ball, and even then, 75 ball was only available in the evenings. However, as the site increases in popularity, this may change. If you get bored of the small choice of bingo, you can hit the slots which include well-known titles like the Dark Knight, and Mega Moolah.
Somewhat disappointingly, the site offers the standard Microgaming promotions too – there's a blatant lack of heart-racing competitions like iPad/holiday/car giveaways. I love an exclusive bingo offer, and Glossy loses some of its shine thanks to this fact.
Having said that, one player did win £5.8 million on a Microgaming slot recently, which is reassuring to know – big winnings are possible, and do happen.
A fairly average selection of 90 ball and 75 ball.
Plenty of excellent slots though, resplendent with multi-million pound progressive jackpots. In the Dark Knight, which is the official Batman slot, you can win up to 4,000,000 coins. In Mega Moolah, there's a multi-million pound progressive jackpot. Fruit machines include Billion Dollar Gran, Bingo Bango Boom and Mermaid's Millions.
Launch a small selection of blackjack, video poker, roulette, and scratchcards from your main game window to boost your odds of winning.
Glossy runs on the standard Microgaming software. You don't need to make a download before you start playing. The software is predictable enough, but nothing special – chat appears on the left-hand side of your screen, and cards in the right. The layout is somewhat cluttered, confusing, and not particularly easy on the eye, thanks to a harsh red and white colour scheme, in keeping with the Glossy logo. A cheesy fanfare plays when you win. On the upshot, the male caller has a classy voice – what a smooth talker he is.
The site is meant to have glamorous gossip magazine theme, but the cheap design, along with red and white fonts make it look more like a trashy tabloid. This is not the sophisticated and polished site you are looking for.
Meet the G-Team of Glossy Bingo. This group of three characters all have names beginning with G – Gabby, Gillian, and Greg. They'll throw the best chat games your way, and answer your queries via email, telephone, or live chat.
So, the variety of bingo may be limited, and the design may be trashy, but at least you can be assured of a safe and secure experience when playing at a Microgaming site.
Glossy is regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta, and is owned by the same group that bring us Butler's Bingo – Broadway Gaming.
Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Ukash, PaySafeCard, Neteller, Moneybookers, Solo, Switch.
The promotions at Glossy are hardly enough to make front page news, that's for sure, although the 250% welcome bonus could be worthy of a short news article somewhere on page 7.
There are three month end jackpots with fairly decent prizes – a £1500 mega pot, a big £10,000 Saturday game, and a £2000 jackpot on Sunday.
Glorious Bingo Depositing Information
|First Deposit Bonus||100% *terms apply|
|Payment methods||Bank Transfer, Delta, EntroPay, Mastercard, Neteller, Paypal, paysafecard, Solo, Switch / Maestro, UKash, Visa, Visa Electron|
|Accepted Currencies||British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Euros, US Dollars|
|Loyalty Scheme?||Yes, points mean cash or prizes at Glorious Bingo. Receive loyalty points on your bingo card purchases. Trade points for a bingo bonus|
|Bingo Ticket Prices||0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.25, 0.30, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 5.00|
Glorious Bingo Information
|Games available||75 ball bingo, 90 ball bingo, Casino games, High 5 Bingo, Mobile Games, Slots|
|Software||888, Dragonfish, Electracade, Eyecon Pty Ltd, GlobalCom / Cassava, IGT, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Random Logic, WMS Gaming|
|Companies that own this site||888 Holdings, Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited, Dragonfish, NetBoost Media, United Commissions|
|Download Required?||No, you are not required to download this bingo game, there is an instant play version at Glorious Bingo.|
|Downloadable version also available?||No, Glorious Bingo does not offer a downloadable version but you can play instantly on the site.|
|Chat Rooms Available?||Yes|
|Choose your own bingo cards?||Yes, rather than the site automatically choosing your cards, you can pick them yourself.|
|Play For Fun?||Yes you can play on Glorious Bingo without wagering any real money.|
|Rooms Offering Free Bingo?||Yes|
|Support Phone numbers||0800 901 2510|
|Live Chat Available||NO|
|Licenses||UK Gambling Commission|
|Restricted Countries||Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Gibraltar, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United States|