Live Bingo Network (LBN) is now closed. There were well over fifty bingo sites when our Busy Bee drones last checked, and barely a month went by without another new addition to the stable. This was good news for us too, because that meant another site to review! One of the reasons more and more operators are joined this network is because the sites were so good. All titles were managed and designed by Cozy Games, who were one of the biggest names in bingo software design. Their sites were always colourful and smooth running. Examples of LBN sites included New Look, Mummies and Scrummy Bingo. There was also Honey Bees Bingo too. They were no relation (honest!) but clearly both had a mutual fondness for honey. The basic framework was always pretty similar, which made it easy for you to find your way around, but the themes were well-defined and carried throughout each individual site, so you wouldn't find them a bit too samey or repetitive. All Cozy Games designed sites were licenced and registered on the Isle of Man, and the UK Gambling Commission. This meant that every Live Bingo Network member was considered safe to play in the United Kingdom.
The whole Live Bingo Network provided 90, 80, 75 and 30 ball “speed” bingo, so you would be able to find the variety of the game you prefer. There was a wide range of alternative slot, scratch card and casino games too. Being such a large network brings with it the ability to offer some truly mouth-watering prizes and jackpots. The network was careful not to promise the improbable – there were no boasts of bingo millionaires to be found there. But the prizes were large enough and real. £150,000 was paid out to one lucky winner, and that is enough for most people to regard as truly life-changing. More sites were being added all the time, and there were apparently plans to link up with other networks, so the prize pots would rise further.
Payment options were up to the industry norm. You could pay by all the usual major credit and debit cards, like Visa, MasterCard and Maestro. There were a few e-payment options too. Wagering requirements were around the level you would expect if you are a regular player. You were expected to wager around four to eight times your deposit + bonus before making your first withdrawal. So if you were to deposit £10 and receive a welcome bonus of £30, you would need to spend around £160 - £320 in real money before you could withdraw any winnings without penalty.
Overall, we did like the Live Bingo Network. Cozy Games provided well-designed, smooth running and lively bingo sites. It was one of the better large networks, with plenty of choice and variety and some pretty tasty jackpots too.