First impressions can be a little underwhelming. The home page greets you with a sea of bright yellow. Only a small logo featuring a silhouette of a cowboy and a cactus gives any link to the notion of “Big Bucks”. And I’m not sure there were many real cowboys who could afford to be Vegas style high rollers!
Anyway, perhaps best not to over-analyse these things! Once inside, things start to look up. There are plenty of bingo rooms to choose from, including 90, 80, 75, 50 and 30 ball options. I’m sure you’ll be expecting games room titles like “Rodeo” or “Gunfight” or even “Vegas Casino”, but no. Instead, it’s the standard Live Bingo Network offering, with room titles like “Big Ben”, “Buckingham Palace” and “London Eye”. Someone in the marketing department has clearly lost the plot. Despite the bizarre eccentricity of the “cowboy and cactus in central London” theme, the actual games are fine. It’s a well-constructed, smooth running site, with lively, well-run chat rooms. Ticket prices run from free up to 15p. Being part of a large network, the jackpots offered are competitive, boosted by being linked to the other sites in the chain. Registration and making that first deposit is a simple form filling process, meaning that you’ll soon be able to put on your Stetson hat and spurs and ride your rodeo horse down the Mall. Or maybe not.
So what conclusions can be drawn from this review of Big Bucks Bingo? Well, despite the clunking theming errors, this is not a bad site. After all, the graphics don’t have to make sense if you’re concentrating on the fun of the bingo. And the bingo side of things is certainly mighty fine there cowboy. Plenty of choice and plenty of prizes. Maybe the design eccentricity is part of the charm. Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving their trusty horse at the roadside Travelodge, then driving their high rollin’ stretch limo down the Edgware Road to a Las Vegas style Big Bucks Bingo Hall at Marble Arch?
There are loads of alternative gaming options on this site. Slots, scratch card and casino –style games will offer you more than enough to choose from if you want a break from the numbered balls.
Software for this site is provided by Cozy Games.
There are four levels in the loyalty scheme. Everyone starts at Silver, with 1001 points required for Gold, 2501 for VIP and 5001 for SVIP level. Each level provides increasingly generous deposit bonuses. You earn one point for every pound spent on bingo, but only for every £10 on other games (with none at all on roulette!).
The usual credit and debit payment options are available together with a limited range of e-payment methods. There is a minimum deposit of £10.
The wagering requirement is four times your deposit + bonus (10 x for other games). Further bonuses carry a wagering requirement of 8 x for bingo and 20 x for other games. The minimum withdrawal amount is £30. You can expect to wait around a week before your funds reach your nominated account.
This site is licensed and registered via the Isle of Man, which is considered a “whitelisted” territory by the UK Gambling Commission and is therefore considered safe to play in the UK.
Yes you can play on Big Bucks Bingo without wagering any real money.