Sky Bingo are currently offering all new customers £20 of free cash to try out their recently overhauled bingo site. Of all the promotional offers that I have come across during my time playing online bingo this one is by far the most lax when it comes to terms and conditions. To get the bonus simply enter the promo code BINGO20 on the registration page and you’ll get £20 deposited to your account. As a new player you can also access the newbie room for 3 days where you can play totally free bingo!
Sky Bingo is part of the larger Sky Betting & Gaming subsidiary of BSkyB, the UK’s biggest privately owned broadcaster. It goes without saying that they are not a rogue bingo site that won’t pay out when you hit the big one, nor will they “misplace” your personal information. They are licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, so everything is fair and above board on that front and as a multi-billion pound corporation they will also be well extremely well regulated.
Website and Software
The site itself is extremely well laid out and aesthetically pleasing, using a mellow purple colour scheme which breaks away from the usual blue’s and red’s we have come to expect of the Sky brand. All the information you could possibly need is on hand, with a small list of FAQ’s located at the bottom of most pages to immediately answer most questions you would have. If your question isn’t covered there then they have conveniently placed a “contact us” link on every page as well.
The games themselves are powered by the Virtue Fusion software package, which is widely used and respected across the industry. You will find everything exactly where you would expect; your cards taking up the right hand side of the screen, account balance and various other details above them and the extremely busy chat room on the left.
If I did have one complaint here it would be that they haven’t customize the package enough. An operator with Sky’s resources could quite easily have offered their users something unique and engaging but with the way they’re throwing free money at new customers I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve blown their yearly budget by the end of January.
Community and Customer Service
As I mentioned before, the chat rooms are extremely busy. I found it quite hard to keep up with what people were talking about as the conversations scroll so fast. Perhaps not the best operator around if you like to have a chat while dabbing until your index finger starts aching. You could try to find a less populated room but I found they no matter which one you pick it soon fills up.
The customer service on offer is out of this world, offering 24 hour support via Phone or Email, both of which were quick to respond to and deal with our concerns.
I don’t think it gets much better than this. The bonus may not be much but you have a much bigger chance of actually cashing out here than if you were to go to a site with a standard £200 bonus due to the loose terms and conditions. If nothing else the bonus just shows the confidence that Sky have in their product. They know that once you sign up, you probably won’t need another bingo operator ever again and personally, I agree with them.