Sky Bingo Review

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Reviewed By Hannah Swales

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Most of you will have heard of Sky, albeit in the context of top-notch television packages, rather than bingo. Sky Bingo is the company’s offering to the world of entertainment and this is a site like no other. It’s cool and sophisticated, in addition to being a trusted household name. The site itself is well designed and carries the purple Sky Bingo theme throughout.

The site has been live for a long time and was one of the first to offer online bingo. That doesn’t mean it’s in any way outdated, though, as Sky are careful to keep their code and games current and on trend. If you’re looking for the insider scoop on this bingo site before you start to play, then check out what we have to say.

Welcome Bonus Package

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The Sky Bingo welcome offer differs to others on the market, in that you don’t get it when you make your first deposit. Instead, after you deposit and spend your first £5, your account will be topped up with a further £35 worth of funds.

Alongside this, you’ll also be treated to a whole week of free bingo in the Sky Bingo newbie room. This is open from 5pm to 9pm each day, ideal for hopping online as between work and bedtime. This isn’t just a basic newbie room either: there are 100 winners each day, chat games and £2000 to be won over the week. How’s that for value?

Pros

  • Fully licenced and regulated in the UK
  • New and seasonal promotions  
  • Email promotions
  • Mobile app available

Cons

  • Wagering requirements are high
  • Rooms can be busy

Bottom Line

Sky Bingo is a fantastic place for players looking for a trustworthy and secure bingo site. It’s a bonus that Sky’s a well-known company; their bingo is just as entertaining as their laundry list of television channels. The site is a sterling example of what a bingo site should be, and we think that other sites should definitely look to Sky to pick up tips.


In depth

Banking

Placing deposits

There aren’t a huge amount of depositing methods at Sky Bingo, but that shouldn’t hold you back – all the usual suspects are there.

  • Credit Card (MasterCard)
  • Debit Card (Visa/Maestro/Solo/Switch)
  • PayPal

Making Withdrawals

With at least £10 in your account, you can request a withdrawal from Sky Bingo. This can take between 2 and 5 days to be cleared and then the transfer completed into your bank or alternate payment account. PayPal is the fastest way to get your hands on your cash quickly, so use this method for depositing if you wish to withdraw through it too.


Games

The games on site are pretty diverse, so there’ll always be something new to try. There are slots, table games and of course a huge variety of different bingo games.

Bingo Games

Sky bingo lobby

As you would expect from such a large site, there’s a huge variety of bingo games and ticket prices. You don’t often encounter bingo games that can turn you into a millionaire, but with certain jackpots, this site certainly boasts them.

There are also some top notch bingo variants available, such as the wildly popular Cash Cubes version. This is a Playtech bingo game, so you know it’s brilliant quality, as well as being fun and rewarding. Sky regularly run promotions around this game, and, as the ticket prices are so cheap, the jackpots offer a great return. Look out for Sky Speed too: it’s the brand’s own version of speed bingo... with a bit of a twist.

For the more traditional players, there is 90 ball bingo, with games starting on a regular basis throughout the day. These rooms boast all sorts of jackpots, with sliding, guaranteed and progressive versions of the game. Of course, you can play some games for free, but the more lucrative games come with a higher ticket price.

Earn point in the chat room as you play, with games brought to you by the Sky Chat Hosts. They’ll throw out quizzes, trivia and more, aiming to keep you laughing as you dab off your cards. As a result, the community on site is very friendly – they’re all accustomed to talking to one another. You’ll soon recognise those friendly aliases in the bingo rooms and you can even get together in team events.

Slot Games

Screenshot of Sky's slots lobby

Slots can be the perfect palate cleanser in between all of that bingo action. On Sky Bingo, there are popular slot games like Autumn Gold, Beachside Bonanza and the ever rewarding Beat the Bank. With such a wide range, you can rest assured that you’ll always be able to find something you love in this lobby.

All of the slots on site are brought to players by big names in the slot game business; they are also all are fair play tested. This means that you can play safe in the knowledge that you’re not being conned out of cash. Sky Bingo are independently adjudicated to ensure that this is the case with all of their games.


Performance

There’s very rarely any downtime at Sky Bingo, so you’re likely to be able to get online whenever you fancy. When there is work being done on site, it’s purely for essential maintenance, so you can look forward to an experience that’s better than ever.


Mobile

As mentioned above, there’s a Sky Bingo app that will improve your mobile gaming tenfold. It can be downloaded to your Android or iOS device for speedy and efficient gaming. Or, if you prefer, you can instead access the mobile site without the need to download anything at all.


Support

Getting in contact with the Sky Bingo support team is simple: they’re open 8am-midnight daily and ready to help with any issues you may have – from depositing and withdrawing to assistance with the games themselves. You can hit the ‘live chat’ button, email the team, or talk directly to an advisor on the phone. The ‘help’ page even recommends the quickest method for getting in touch, depending upon your specific problem… now that’s service!

Phone: 0330 024 4777

Email: Via the form on the ‘help’ page


Extra features

Other Sky Sites

Screenshot of the Sky Vegas homepage

The Sky Bingo brand is part of the larger Sky family, which includes a tonne of different products. There are plenty of casino games, and even dedicated Vegas and poker sites! One login is good for you to access all of these products, so there’s no need to sign up multiple times. You can also use any cash you’ve deposited across these sites, although bonuses aren’t transferable between products.


Cash Cubes Bingo

This mobile bingo game is a sensation that’s sweeping the nation. A whole new way to play bingo, you can get all of the action on your mobile device. The game puts you in charge of your wager and jackpots, which is great news for players who love to feel that extra bit in control.

Not all new bingo variations catch on but this one certainly has!


Budget Bingo

Screenshot of the Sky Bingo Schedule

Everyone loves to get their hands on a jackpot for next to nothing. With Sky Bingo, you can take your pick of free and penny bingo games. Other ticket prices are also reasonable, so there’s no need to spend lots in order to have fun with other roomies, and we applaud Sky for making their site so accessible to all.


Exclusive Games

We enjoy sites that set themselves apart from the crowd. And, with extra games and features, like special bingo rooms Sky Anytime and Sky Speed Bingo, this site does just that. Nothing’s networked either – so you stand a higher chance of winning than you would in a bigger game. That being said, these rooms can sell out pretty fast, especially when they’re part of a promotion, so rooms can still get busy. We recommend that if there’s a jackpot you really want to win, to buy your tickets in advance. And who wouldn’t? After all, Sky’s size means they’re in a position to offer some really brilliant jackpots!


Final Comments

Sky Bingo have built quite the reputation with players, and this is evidently for good reason. They really do go the extra mile to ensure they’re offering us, the players, exactly what we’re looking for.

It is particularly reassuring that Sky is a brand name. You know you can trust them – something that is increasingly important, with all the horror stories about scam bingo sites floating around. The Sky Bingo name means that you can play with confidence and know that when you win, they will pay up.

The software used on site is reliable and diverse enough to keep you amused forages. Invite Sky Bingo into your home and you won’t even need to switch on the telly to have a good time.


 

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