Merlin Bingo is a well-designed addition to Cozy Games’ Live Bingo Network (LBN). The magical theme is nicely displayed, with purple hued graphics of spooky trees, distant castles, a wise owl and Merlin himself experimenting with bubbling chemicals and bingo balls. There are neither flashing lights nor fluttering banners to distract you, just an atmospheric scene to lure you in.
Once inside, the full range of 90, 80, 75, 50 and 30 Ball bingo rooms are presented, together with a good selection of alternative gaming options. Prizes and jackpots are good enough, boosted as they are by the presence of players from other sites in the network. This also makes the chat rooms lively places to be if you like to share banter with fellow players while you play. Ticket prices run from free up to 15p. This means that if you play sensibly, there’s no reason to break the bank, while more adventurous players can still be enticed by the decent sized jackpots. There is at the time of writing a good promotion running whereby each deposit earns you additional free tickets.
Overall, this review of Merlin Bingo can report a welcome addition to the LBN stable. It features a well-constructed theme with intelligently fashioned graphics. The site itself is a smooth running affair with no major gremlins to report. You can certainly expect a magical experience with Merlin.
If Merlin’s comprehensive Bingo offering is not enough to keep you entertained, then this site provides an extensive range of alternatives, including slots, scratch cards and casino-style games to keep the magic flowing.
Cozy Games are the software designers for this site.
Merlin Bingo offers the standard LBN loyalty scheme. There are four levels: Silver is the entry level. You then earn one point for every pound spent on bingo, but only for every £10 spent on other games (unfortunately, there are no points at all for Roulette players). You need 1001 points to reach Gold level, 2501 for VIP and 5001 for the top tier, SVIP. Deposit bonuses get increasingly generous as you rise through the tiers, with 100% bonus for Silver members’ deposits, rising to 250% for SVIP players.
Visa, MasterCard and Switch are available for credit and debit card payers. There is also a reasonable range of e-payment methods for other players to choose from. Making a payment is an easy process: just enter your name, address and account details when you register, click on “Banking”, enter the amount you want to play with and you can get started. The minimum deposit is £10.
The wagering requirement is that you must buy tickets to the value of four times your deposit + bonus (10 x for other games) before making your first withdrawal. Additional bonuses carry a wagering requirement of 8 x for bingo and 20 x for other games. The minimum withdrawal amount is £30. Your winnings will normally take around a week to reach your nominated account.
Merlin Bingo, like its sisters on the Live Bingo Network, is licensed and registered via the Isle of Man. This territory falls under the jurisdiction of the UK Gambling Commission. This means that it is “whitelisted” and therefore considered safe to play in the UK.
Yes you can play on Merlin Bingo without wagering any real money.