Ooh Aaar me hearties! This site is another addition to the Cozy Games / Live Bingo Network (LBN) stable. It’s a standard two dimensional design, with a small graphic of a pirate (without his parrot) being the only feature to indicate its supposed nautical outlaw theme. Unfortunately, this is the only way of differentiating this site from all the other purple / fuchsia coloured efforts we’ve been inundated with over the last few months. On the bright side, this functional design has none of the bangs, whistles, flashing lights or flying banners which litter its more imaginatively designed cousins. Here you can just get on with the bingo!
And there is plenty of bingo to choose from on Ahoy Bingo, with its standard LBN offering of 90, 80, 75, 50 and 30 ball games. Ticket prices range from free up to 25p, but no effort has been made to theme these games. I’m not sure how many pirates would have been regular visitors to Buckingham Palace or Big Ben. But of course the games run really well, with thriving chat rooms full of fellow LBN players from other sites in the network.
The site promotional blurb also seems to have been written by someone whose English is “not from round these parts”. Maybe it’s a Spanish pirate? I’m sure players looking for No Deposit Bingo will be at least mildly insulted to be informed that such games are for those “who are not competent enough for spending real money at bingo games.” However, players who are challenged in this severe way can “avail live chat option where they can get valuable gaming tips for winning real money.” So that’s alright then.
Anyway, this Ahoy Bingo review is perhaps a little harsh – its games run well and the prizes and jackpots are attractive enough to make the site competitive. It just could have done with a little more care and attention being paid to the design theme. No Treasure Island with a mysterious map? No fully-armed galleon flying the skull and crossbones? Not even a parrot? I don’t want to do the designers’ job for them but…
There is a good range of around forty alternative slot options. A limited range of scratch card and casino-style games are also available.
The software for this site is supplied by Cozy games.
LBN sites usually run the standard four level reward scheme, but this is not explicitly stated on this site. Instead, it says “Every 1 wager earns one (1) point”, which it can only be assumed really means 1 point for every pound wagered. This only applies to Bingo – other games earn a point for every £10 spent. 100 loyalty points can be converted to £1 to play on the site.
All the usual credit and debit payment options are available, such as MasterCard, Visa and Switch. A limited range of e-payment methods are also provided. Making a deposit is a simple process: just provide your personal and account details when you register, then go to the “Banking” page. The minimum deposit amount is £10.
The wagering requirement on this site is that before making your first withdrawal you must spend four times your deposit + bonus (10 x for other games). Further bonuses have an additional wagering requirement of 8 x for bingo and 20 x for other games. Withdrawn funds usually take about seven days to reach your nominated account. The minimum withdrawal amount is £30.
Ahoy Bingo is licensed and registered via the Isle of Man. This means that it falls under the jurisdiction of the UK Gambling Commission and is therefore considered safe to play in the UK.
Please visit Ahoy Bingo's site for further information about their loyalty scheme.
Yes you can play on Ahoy Bingo without wagering any real money.