Review: Katie's Bingo

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

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Sugar-sweet and super cute, you won’t know what’s hit you when you enter Katie’s Bingo site for the first time! There are cheerful cupcakes, fruit with faces, and a particularly dismal looking potato to guide you on your way. Such characters are presented in a personable, hand drawn manner, which encompass the fun, slightly mad (in a good way) feel of the site.

There’s lots to see and do with your new BFF — but be aware that much of the site is hidden behind sign-up banners, so be sure to enter your details for the full Katie experience.

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Welcome Package

Katie's Bingo New BINGO Player Offer: 300% Bingo Bonus and 10 free spins.

Terms: Deposit £10-30, Max. Bonus £90, First deposit only, no code required. Free spins valid 7 days & win max £5 Game bonus. 80x games & 4x bingo wagering required to withdraw bonus & associated winnings. Withdrawal & Further Terms Apply.

Katie's Bingo New SLOTS Player Offer: 150% Slots Bonus code: SLOTS

Terms: Deposit £10-30, Max. Bonus £45, First deposit only, code SLOTS required. 80x games wagering required to withdraw bonus & associated winnings, max £400. Withdrawal & Further Terms Apply.

What’s more, the welcome package is two-fold. After your initial bonus, you will receive additional playing money on both your second and third deposits! There’s 100% bonus for those coming back for round 2, and if you’re after a third helping, the bonus increases to 200%.

Any member who deposits £50 over their first month on site (and you can find out the most lucrative way of doing that on site) is eligible for a free mug. ‘Fifty quid?!’ I hear you say… well, yes, in ordinary circumstances that amount of money is more than worthy of a handheld, tea-drinking implement. But a) you’d probably spend that amount in dribs and drabs on site anyway — so why not just go the whole hog and deposit it in month 1 to take advantage of all the welcome offers at once? and b) this isn’t just any free mug.

A limited edition mug is being made available for a lucky 1,500 of the site’s ‘founding’ members. In essence, the mug represents your exclusive chance to say ‘I was here first. I knew that Katie’s Bingo would go far’ — and for ultimate smugness, you can boast this over your porcelain-encased, steaming hot chocolate. Plus, there’s a ticket inside each mug… a ticket to a special and top secret prize draw...

Better hurry, though: now the word’s out, everyone will be wanting to get their hands on one. Beat the queue and sign up today.

Pros

  • 3-stage welcome bonus
  • Up-front advice on site about getting the most for your money
  • Feedback from members is encouraged

Cons

  • Theme is of the love-it-or-hate-it variety
  • No ‘demo’ mode available

Bottom Line

In this age of scepticism, it makes a welcome change to escape into a world all fluffy and light. But that’s just the most basic of reasons to try out Katie’s Bingo: the impressive welcome package, affordable rooms and exciting promotions offer the very best of bingo within a happy-go-lucky nutshell. Well worth a go, if you ask us!

 

In Depth

Banking

Katie is clearly up to date with all things banking, offering a good selection of modern payment methods. However, if you're a fan of Neteller or Boku, you might be slightly disappointed. 

Deposit by:

  • Phone
  • Debit card (Visa / Maestro)
  • Credit card (Visa / Mastercard)
  • Paysafecard
  • PayPal
  • Entropay
  • Wire Transfer

Withdrawals

After you’ve deposited a minimum of £5 on site, you’ll be able to withdraw funds at any time. Where possible, you’ll receive payment through the same medium used to deposit. Don't forget to check you've met the wagering requirements, or you won't be able to make any withdrawals. 

 

Games

While we’d love to see Katie branch out into casino games, for the time being she keeps us more than satisfied with a wonderful selection of bingo rooms. These rooms offer both coverall and progressive jackpots, as well as a good selection of slots: plenty of chances to win.

Bingo

Katie offers the usual 75 and 90 ball suspects, but it’s also nice to see high-5 bingo, where you can win with 5 in a row, whatever way you fancy: up, down or diagonally. The more lines you form, the bigger the prizes you claim… it’s as simple as that!

Progressive Jackpots

Make the most of your money with the chance to win big. The progressive jackpot page keeps a running tally of each of the current jackpots up for grabs, so you can choose best which game to play and when. Diamonds are Forever is held within the Rainbow room, and often features the biggest pot of winnings — get a full house within this 75-ball game, and if you win within 34 calls, you’ll be looking at big bucks.

Slots

With nearly 30 featured slots, you might not find quite the same range as on other top sites, but you’re certainly not short of variety. From classics like Shaman’s Dream and Shopping Spree, to more original endeavours like Paradise Reels, Party Pigs and Invaders from Planet Moolah, you’re sure to find a theme to suit you. Remember to keep your eyes out for promotions that offer free spins — that way, you’ll be able to try out games without spending any of your own cash. 

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Promotions

Social Media Bonuses

Katie has no qualms about bribing her players (at least she’s upfront about it; it’s a tactic all sites employ, so why not call a bribe a bribe and be done with it?!) Any member who engages with social media in one of 3 specified ways will get a £2 bonus added to their account.

This may seem like a token gesture, but with plenty of penny bingo on site, a couple of quid (and £6 if you complete all 3 social media missions) can go a long way. And anyway, free money is free money, and you won’t ever get us to complain about that.

Best Buds

As with many sites, Katie rewards friendships. So, when you’re done checking out the games and deals, share the fun and reap the rewards. Eligible referrals will earn you a cracking £10, and don’t forget, with the 3 stage welcome bonus, there’s plenty in it for your friend, too!

Sure Win

Sure win

We’ve seen this before, and it’s a great promo to look out for. After all, what can possibly go wrong when winning’s a sure thing? Optimise your winning potential by buying tickets in multiples of 12 (for every dozen, you’ll get another 10 absolutely free!)

Cocktail Party

When: 26th of each month

Where: 90 ball bingo rooms

Extra info: bring 5p for every game, and dress to win.

Cocktail parties: now there’s no need to even leave the house! With £200 up for grabs, this is one event you’re going to want to keep on your calendar all year round. There are also free spins available, courtesy of Aloha Cluster — but beware: make sure you’ve played on a NetEnts game beforehand, otherwise those free spins might just elude you!

 

Performance

Being a new site — it only went live in 2016 — we’d expect the very best technology to be employed. And Katie’s Bingo doesn’t disappoint: with Dragonfish 888 software, you can rest easy in the knowledge that games run smoothly and any glitches are minimal: uninterrupted fun. This manufacturer also provides bingo to loads of the top sites, which leads us to only one conclusion: Katie is a good girl, who does her homework.

Carry Katie in your pocket: to access games on the go, simply head to the site’s usual URL on your mobile or tablet. The mobile version is just as easy-to-use as its desktop big brother, and loads quickly to ensure that you never miss a beat of bingo fun.

 

Support

We love a site with a strong support network, and Katie’s Bingo fulfills all our criteria: friendly, fast and fantastically receptive. To make the most of the 24-hour support, players are encouraged to use the chat function, which will give the quickest answer to any query. However, even email responses are aimed to be sent out within 4 hours. And for simple how-to questions and FAQs, why not head to the handy guides that have been specially set up with you in mind?

Katie also actively encourages feedback, be it to do with the games, design or promotions on her site. This refreshing approach reminds us that the players are the most important part of the site: our views really do matter.

Phone (free, UK only): 0800 901 2510

Email: help@bingosupport.org

 

Extra Features

Social Media

Screenshot of Katie's Bingo on pinterest

You’ll find Katie on an array of social media platforms, where you’ll get the chance to step into her mind. Sure, as she herself says, it’s unlikely you’d want to be spending time on anything but bingo, but ‘life is about variety’, and we’d say Katie’s got that spot on! Check her out on the blog, the platform that shares the latest on-site news as well as spilling the juiciest goss. She’s even got her own pinterest board, full of inspirational quotes, cute animals, and Katie’s favourite Kawaii: inspiration for all the happy cupcakes and stars you’ll see around site.

Katie’s Crew

From what we’ve seen of Katie’s friendly demeanour and fun personality, the chance to become part of her crew is something we’re going to grab with both hands—especially when we learn that this is the Katie’s Bingo VIP Scheme, which offers members the opportunity to play for more than just the moment. Players can use their status to indulge in any manner of freebies that are showered upon them; work through the 4 levels (Rookie, Pro, Master and Champion) to access free spins, bingo and bonuses.

However, there are a couple of key differences between Katie’s Crew and your regular, run-of-the-mill VIP scheme.

As a child, Katie was clearly taught the value of fairness, as she gives every player an equal chance to reach champion level: each member’s status is reset every month. This has both its pros and cons. Players may feel undervalued if their deposits one day don’t seem to count for anything the next. On the other hand, short term goals are key to keeping us going — and you’ll see progression through the levels much more quickly than on other sites. It also means that, if you want to take a little break from bingo (or just the site), you’ll be welcomed back with no disadvantage to your player status.

And, speaking of short term goals, there is yet another reason to playing regularly. There are 4 hidden rooms within Katie’s Bingo; access is only granted to members who show the greatest loyalty. How far you can delve in and find these rooms is up to you and, more specifically, your spending that week.

 

Final Comments

Not for players who prefer a bit of grit with their gaming; but for personable, friendly affairs, Katie is certainly the go-to girl. We love the unique spin Katie adds to the world of bingo sites, and have enjoyed testing out the different features to bring you this review.

With subtle twists on everything bingo, from must-play promotions to social media exploits, Katie’s Bingo is considerate to players, and was clearly developed with you, the bingo playing public, at the forefront of her mind. The site’s motto is, after all, ‘For Players, By Players’ – and it certainly lives up to the mantra.

Even though we’d love to see both casino games and a greater selection of slot games on site, there is plenty to keep you occupied on site for a good while yet.

 

 

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