Last Updated on by Amelia Cassiday
Gossip Bingo originally launched into the online bingo scene in 2010. It has a rather specific theme aimed at fans of gossip magazines as well as online gossip sites, both of which are very popular in the UK. However, the site underwent a revamp in 2014 to bring the look and feel into a more contemporary style. Gossip Bingo is owned and operated through Cassava Media, which in turn is part of 888 Holdings, both of which are very familiar to online bingo players. The site is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, as well as through the Gambling Commission of Gibraltar.
The welcome bonus package for new players is simple and straightforward and consists of a ‘triple your money offer’ plus a set of free spins to sweeten the deal a bit. New players that sign up for an account with Gossip Bingo and make their first deposit of at least £10, will get an instant bonus of £20 added on top of their deposit. This then effectively triples their starting bankroll from the get go. In addition to the cash bonus, new players can also enjoy up to 50 ‘sure win’ spins, which they can spend on Gossip Bingo’s collection of video slots. It’s important to note that all bonus offers come with terms and conditions, the most important of which is wagering requirements. Currently, the bingo cash bonus comes with a 3x wagering requirement, while the free spins has a 50x wagering requirement attached to it. However, it is always a good policy to check in with the bingo site’s support staff to make sure wagering conditions hasn’t changed before you sign up.
Appearance and Theme
Gossip Bingo is very specific in its choice of theme and styling. As the name suggests, this site is aimed more at the ladies who love the gossip and glam lifestyles. The idea here is very tongue in cheek. That being said, not everyone will enjoy such a specific style and theme and if you’re not a fan of pink (or gossip for that matter), you may want to find a more neutral bingo site to play at. From a technical point of view, Gossip Bingo runs on Dragonfish software, so you know you’re getting a high-quality site that runs smoothly regardless of the device specs you happen to be playing on.
As far as bingo games are concerned, Gossip Bingo tends to stick predominantly with its 75 ball and 90 ball bingo games. The approach seems to be very traditional here, catering to a niche that loves these bingo game categories. You won’t find any 30 ball bingo games at Gossip, which may be a bit disappointing if you happen to be a fan of that format. However, if you do like 75 ball or 90 ball bingo games, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be able to find plenty of progressive jackpot action as well.
Bingo highlights includes Money Talks, a 90 ball bingo game where if you manage to reach a Full House in 39 calls or less, you win the jackpot prize. For 75 ball fans, Gift of the Gab challenges you to complete a ‘G’ pattern to win the jackpot. Fans of Swedish Bingo (5-line bingo) can spend time in the Sauna Room and, if you get a Full House in 49 calls or less, you can win the main jackpot prize. There are also plenty of free bingo games for those on a tight budget with up to six free bingo rooms to explore.
At Gossip Bingo, there are a variety of slots powered from top software brands including NetEnt, IGT, Pariplay and WMS Gaming. Great video slots titles include the likes of Zeus III, an exciting 6 reel and 192 payline game filled with exciting challenges set by Greek gods. On the other hand, Café de Paris is a more subdued 5 reel and 25 payline slot that’s perfectly suited to gossip girls. There are plenty of other interesting slots to choose from, including the latest Wonder Woman slot and many others.
- Nice welcome bonus for new players
- Progressive jackpots
- VIP rewards program
- Solid customer support
- Limited variety of bingo games available
- Could do with more slots and casino games
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Gossip Bingo offers a fairly decent range of payment options which should suit most players’ needs. This includes Visa and MasterCard credit cards, as well as Visa Debit and Maestro debit card options. Those that prefer the safety and convenience of prepaid card options can use the Paysafe Card facilities, while eWallet users have a choice of PayPal and Entropay for fast and convenient withdrawals. The minimum withdrawal amount is currently set at £5 with no withdrawal at the upper end set (that we can see). Keep in mind that you will need to use the same method for withdrawals that you used to make your deposits into your account. The exception to this is of course Paysafe Card users, who can either use their debit card or arrange a bank transfer for their withdrawals. It’s also good to note that you’ll also need to have deposited at least £30 before being permitted to make any withdrawal requests.
Gossip Bingo uses the latest mobile technology to ensure that all players can enjoy their games on the go. The site automatically adjusts to your particular mobile device, allowing you to play your favourite bingo game directly in your mobile browser. This means all are welcome including iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry users. The site works very well on most devices, including smartphones and tablets.
While the theme of gossip and glam, or the bright pink and white colour scheme may not appeal to everyone, Gossip Bingo is still one of the favourite bingo sites on the web. If you love playing varieties of 75 ball and 90 ball bingo, as well as a few popular video slots, then Gossip Bingo might be a good place for you to start.
The customer service of Gossip Bingo is available 24/7; either through e-mail, live chat or telephone. The phone service is open between 9am and 1am. The site also offers an extensive and reliable FAQ- section.
The e-mail address is available on the 'Help'-page
The live chat can be accessed via the chat rooms
Telephone number for customers in the UK: 0808 – 238 0074
The customer service phone is toll free (UK only).
Amelia Cassiday is an online bingo writer and player for the past 5 years. Her expertise and knowlegde of the online bingo industry is utilised when covering the latest news and treads.