When it comes to choosing where to play bingo, the big sports betting operators can get overlooked. Players and punters who already use their sites can often overlook their bingo offerings in favour of the more glitzy and enticing sports betting and casino portals. Meanwhile, regular bingo fans can tend to stick to the dedicated bingo sites they already know and trust.
But the big name sports betting sites’ bingo portals are well worth a look, and Betfair’s is no exception. There are big advantages to playing with a big name: sports betting sites are used to paying out every day on small sports bets, are fast moving and must have a big infrastructure to cope with the everyday demands of their customers.
In Betfair’s case, the bingo is really good too. You get loads of excellent 90 and 75 ball games with some decent regular jackpots. These can run from a few pounds, through the hundreds and even thousands. The special games can offer even more. The Big Wheel (90 ball) and Deal or no Deal (90 and 75 ball) were offering over £15,000 at the time of our visit, while the jackpot for the Millionaire game (also 90- ball) was, well you can guess.
Of course, you have to be mega lucky to win these, but the regular games are good and certainly lively, with plenty of players around no matter what the time of day or night.
Plus you get all the advantages of the sister portals on the site: a massive casino with hundreds of superb slots and table games to enjoy, the sports betting if that appeals to you, and of course the extremely flexible, quick and easy payment and withdrawal services.
You can start with just a fiver here, and you can make your deposits via all the usually accepted methods, including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal. Pay outs are exceptionally flexible too. You can withdraw just about any amount at any time, up to a daily maximum prize of £1 million. This must surely satisfy everyone apart from the highest roller, and certainly the vast majority of bingo fans.
As with all of the well-known betting sites, customer service is second to none – you shouldn’t have any trouble contacting any of these 24 hour operations. In the case of Betfair, there is a very detailed FAQ area, and you can make contact using e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. You can also give the customer support team a call on 0344 871 0000 if you are within the UK. Other numbers are available for players in the Irish Republic or the rest of the world. Direct messaging is also available.
Finally, what with Betfair being a big name with a reputation to maintain, all your gaming is of course fully regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.