The Super Bingo Network is a small group of online bingo sites. At the time of writing, it consists of just four titles: Big Heart, Bingo Chimp, Harry’s Bingo and Tea Time Bingo. It certainly cannot reasonably be described as “rapidly expanding” or “thriving”. Two former sites have recently been “merged” with Harry’s. What this effectively means is that Busy Bingo (no relation) and Sabai Bingo have been closed, and their members transferred to Harry. Lucky Harry.
All sites are designed by Cozy Games, and as there are only four, we took a look at them. All provide 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo. Harry is definitely the best of the bunch. Compared to its sisters on the network, it has clearly had a makeover, and does look pretty good. It was also nice and lively when we visited (mid-morning on a Thursday – not exactly peak time). Big Heart is a charity linked site, encouraging charities’ websites to accept its advertising in return for affiliation fees. It’s a very plainly designed site with little in the way of individual styling. Bingo Chimp is also a basic site. The home page has a lush background of jungle foliage, but other than that you could be anywhere. Tea Time is definitely the most dated. Clearly in need of loving care, even the promotional blurb is poorly written. You can almost feel the cobwebs… With the exception of Harry, which has clearly been the focus of attention, these sites are looking jaded, with old fashioned type-written looking text and nothing that could remotely be described as contemporary.
This network is covered by Cozy Games’ licencing and registration on the Isle of Man. It is therefore recognised by the UK Gambling Commission and all sites are considered safe to play in the United Kingdom. Banking facilities are good, with the standard array of payment methods accepted. Visa and MasterCard credit cards; Maestro, Delta and Solo debit cards and a few e-payment options are all provided. The wagering requirements vary according to the actual promotion or bonus involved. You can expect to be required to spend two to eight times your deposit + bonus in real funds before being allowed to make a withdrawal. This means that if you make a deposit of £10 and receive a bonus of £20, you will need to spend between £60 and £240 of your own money before making a claim. These requirements apply only to bingo. If you play other games, the requirement will be higher. You will need to check each individual site and type of bonus for precise requirements. The minimum withdrawal amount is also quite high by industry standards, set at £50.
In conclusion, Super Bingo Network is not really that super. Harry’s is the only one that is really up to the mark for 2015. The others are looking a bit beyond their sell by date now and could do with a bit more tender loving care. Having said that, they were not short of players when we visited. They are clearly still popular. So by all means take a look and make up your own mind!