Review: Dove Bingo

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Earn the following when you play at Dove Bingo

  • Receive 10,000 Port Points when you join and make your first deposit at Dove Bingo

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**Maximised reward available only to members who have joined Dove Bingo via a Bingoport link. Standard reward is 0 Port Points.

Bingo sites these days are scrambling all over each other to get our attention these days. They come up with the silliest mascots in attempt to be the most memorable. Actually, this practice spreads all across the retail industry. Orlov the Meerkat from Comparethemarket.com, trampolining boxers by John Lewis, it must be hard to be an ad man these days.

In my opinion, the most ridiculous of the lot has to be this bunch of birds at Dove Bingo. Imagine a muscular dove, pretty princess, a tux-wearing gentle-bird and a LGBT-supporter sitting on your telephone wire!

Anyway, at least they pointed me towards this generous pile of free cash (£20) and hilarious bingo room chat managers. These are only a few indicators of this great Bingo site.

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Welcome bonus package

Dove Bingo’s welcome offer goes like this: Make a deposit of £10 or more and you'll get to Spin the Mega Reel where you could win up to 500 Free Spins on Fluffy Favourites.

NEW PLAYERS ONLY, MIN DEPOSIT £10, £8 MAX WIN PER 10 SPINS, MAX BONUS CONVERSION £250, 65X WAGERING REQUIREMENTS AND FULL T&CS APPLY HERE.

What’s more, newbies get special access into the free Newbies Bingo room, which is open daily from 8pm to 11pm. No one can turn down free games! Of course, the prize you’d win is really small – only £3 in every game. But, think of it as free entry into the chattiest book club/gossip room/lounge in town.

Pros

  • Free Bingo games for Newbies
  • Fun array of weekly bingo events, including free Friday night takeaway!

Cons

  • Slightly long processing times and high minimum wager of £30
  • Only basic deposit options provided (credit cards and paysafecard)

Bottom Line

I must say, that lineup of birds would either charm some players socks off or turn them off at the get-go. It’s a little like the great Marmite debate. The Pick a Dove feature is definitely a crowd pleaser though. Who wouldn’t enjoy the chance of winning £2,500 off the bat, simply by making your first deposit?

Of course, I wouldn’t bank on it because it is far more likely that your dove would pick up a measly £5 worm. If you need other reasons to join Dove Bingo, its the games, free Newbies room and weekly promotions.

 

 

In depth

Banking

Dove Bingo accepts the few major payment providers, which should cater to most of all players in the UK. However, they could definitely add on a few more options if they wanted to attract players from Europe.

Placing Deposits

  • Debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro)
  • Entropay
  • Paypal
  • Paysafecard
  • Neteller

Making Withdrawals

The minimum withdrawal amount at Dove Bingo is £30, so slightly higher than other bingo sites. It also takes up to 7 days to process your withdrawal request. Finally, there’s the usual wagering requirements on any bonuses that you pick up on the site. For example, you must wager 4x the amount of the welcome bonus first.

 

Games

There are both types of bingo at Dove Bingo – 90 Ball Bingo and 75 Ball Bingo. During the peak hours of the day, there are wonderful Bingo Jackpots to play for too. Bingo tickets at Dove Bingo cost between 1p and £1 each.

There are quiz games too, which are free to play.  Do you know that you can also play at more than one room at a time? Simply click “Change Rooms” and purchase more tickets for any rooms that you’d like. You’d be multi-tasking and maximizing your chances of winning.

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When you feel like playing something else, take a go at one of the many instant games available on the top of the chat room. A crowd-favourite is the sickeningly-sweet Fluffy Favourites. This slot game is all about the teddy bears, hippos, birds and other animals that you might find in your kindergartener’s TV queue. If you can get past that, the payouts match that of any adult-appropriate game.

 

Promotions

Every weekend, one of the players at Dove Bingo picks out a golden number. If you can get a full house in a 90-ball game or a win in a 75-ball game that contains that specific number, on a weekend of course, then you’ll get a share of the £300 bonus prize. Talk about a good community. Just a quick note: you must deposit at least £10 during the weekend to qualify for the bonus. So, you might want to make your weekly deposit on a weekend, instead of a random Wednesday.

Dove Bingo Friday Night Takeaway

Two other popular days of the week at Dove Bingo is Friday and Monday. On Friday, the FH winner gets a takeaway meal worth £50! Don’t bother starving yourself while you toil away at the bingo room though, the takeaway meal will be booked for the following Friday. Be sure to invite all your friends too, because you could buy lots of burgers for £50.

On Mondays, the Lucky Stars room goes completely crazy. Monday Madness has the 1-Line and FH jackpot prize money switch places. I know, that kind of loopiness totally unheard of.

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Of course, there’s a plethora of jackpot games, refer a friend bonuses and random seasonal promotions to enjoy.  

 

Performance

Dove Bingo is available to play on the mobile browsers of both iOS and Android devices. You can comfortably plop down on the couch or play on the bus, if you prefer. I personally like to play on my laptop, so that I can participate in the chat games at the same time.

 

Support

Email: support@dovebingo.com

Phone: 01481 734544(UK working hours)

Online chat: Via Facebook Messenger (scan a code on the website using your phone and immediately start a conversation with support)

 

Extra features

VIP

Dove Bingo VIP Scheme

Do you know what the superstar doves get? Higher reload bonuses, cashback, birthday surprises, exclusive jackpot games and mystery gifts; that’s what! In order to gain VIP status, you’ll just have to participate in the promotions and chat games. It’s not too difficult to go from Member to Bronze (the second level) then. Unfortunately, I haven’t met any Gold and Black doves myself.

 

Community and Social Media

Some Bingo sites’ Facebook pages are full of lame jokes that I just cannot get understand, others with pictures of cats and other cute animals. Dove Bingo has gone the route of using their social media page as a promotional billboard of sorts.

There are reminders to “join the Cash Splash Jackpot tonight at 7pm and win £3,300+”, weekly golden numbers in which you win extra cash if you win on a special number and other joyful announcements like that. You probably wouldn’t want to “follow” the page and have these posts clutter your personal facebook wall, but you’ll definitely want to drop by every few days or so to keep a lookout for specials.

 

Final comments

Dove Bingo is a mixed bag. As you can see from our review above, there are some good and a small handful of bad. However, you can’t deny that it is unique and quite unlike any other on the Internet. And that’s a huge praise in itself. When the eGaming industry is as saturated as it is today, it is extremely hard to come up with a brand new idea.


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