The Joy of Bingo network is a small sub group of Dragonfish designed sites. There are currently seven titles in the set, including 888Ladies, Tasty and Wink bingo. There may be few in number, but each of these is a big name in its own right. So much so that unlike most other networks, members are only shared between sites during the big jackpot games. At other times, each site has enough players to manage on its own. In this way, you get the advantages of a standalone site (friendly and homely, because you only play with roomies on the same site) and of belonging to a network (more players, so bigger jackpots). The best of both worlds we say. Especially as loyalty points and other incentives are shared across all members of the network. As with all Dragonfish designs, licencing and registration is taken care of by the government of Gibraltar. This means that this network is covered by the UK Gambling Commission, so all its sites are considered safe to play for players based in the United Kingdom.
All seven sites are really well designed, as you would expect from the behemoths of online bingo. Each title is individually themed, with tailored promotions and they do all have their own different style. Of course, they all do run in the style and manner typical of this designer – you certainly know where you re with Dragonfish, but each does have a certain character of its own. The bingo on offer is 90, 75 and 5 Line, Dragonfish’s own brand of “speed” bingo. There are always loads of alternative games to choose from, with an extensive range of slots, scratch cards and other instant games provided. There are a couple of casino style games available too.
Payment methods are also extensive, with all the usual credit and debit options all present and correct. There are also loads of different e-payment methods provided, including PayPal. You can even pay by phone via their 24 hour Freephone number if you wish. The wagering requirements are competitive too. You will need to spend just 2 x your deposit + bonus before making a withdrawal. This means that if, for example, you deposit £10 and receive a bonus of £20, you will need to spend £60 (2 x £30) before making a claim. The minimum withdrawal amount is also generous, set at only £10.
As ever, Dragonfish designs divide opinion, but here at Busy Bee, we think this network is a pretty good example of the benefits of these designers. You get a really professional and smooth running operation; attractive and colourful sites, and individually fashioned themes. Because each title is popular enough to stand on its own, you get a nice friendly atmosphere, but with the link up with other members for the big jackpot games, you get some really mouth-watering prizes on offer too. So overall, the Joy of Bingo network offers a good compromise between the homely charms of the standalone site and the lively atmosphere and bigger potential jackpots that belonging to a larger network brings.