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The more cynical of us might initially find Dream Bingo’s name a little too optimistic. ‘Sure’, you might be thinking. ‘It’s called Dream Bingo because it’s the stuff of dreams. Hardy-har-har, moving on’. That’s until you realise that Dream Bingo puts its money where its metaphorical mouth is, and actually tries to make people’s dreams come true (within reason). Members of the casino are actually genuinely asked to list their dream, i.e. an item that the member wants to win, and they’ll be in the running for the casino to make that happen. Past winners have won everything from shopping vouchers, pan sets, cars and tons more. So that’s a nice little titbit of information about Dream Bingo that at the very least should make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Is Dream Bingo’s altruism a clever way of hiding behind a shoddy bingo experience, or is it a great bingo casino all round? That’s the question we’re going to attempt to answer in this Dream Bingo Review, but first impressions speak loudest, so let’s get to those first. When we opened a tab in the browser and visited their website, we were pleasantly surprised. Dream Bingo has been around for a long while – 2005 – but underwent a revamp recently and the result is a very sleek looking website that is easy to navigate through. We opened up the page on our mobile devices too, with similar results. Call it on the mountain, Dream Bingo is modern bingo. One final thing we’ll stress before we get into the final details is that while some online bingo casinos do actually make the space for a wider variety of types of games (slots and table games), you won’t find that here. That’s not a diss on our part – Dream Bingo is a proper online space for bingo and that’s absolutely fine. We’re simply mentioning this so that you can know what to expect.
Making an account with Dream Bingo is so easy...like a dream
There’s no software to download, so everything is done in your browser. All you need to do is hit register at the top of the home screen (it’s right under the Login details section at the top), and then you need to input your personal information, contact information, and account information. That’s really all there is to it.
Choose the best time to get your bonus at Dream Bingo
One thing we noticed right off the bat is that Dream Bingo gives you option of not receiving the welcome bonus as you register your account. Or to put it a better way, you need to tick a box that will make you eligible for the bonus. Now, that’s not something that you will really find just anywhere. You might think it’s a pretty daft inclusion, but it’s not. Not everybody wants to deal with having to deposit specific amounts to receive a bonus, and then have to wager that bonus a number of times to validate it when withdrawing. People who do want the welcome bonus, though, are in luck because here we’re dealing with a pretty enticing bonus that is sufficient although not huge. Diehard online bingo players will be used to this by now, but people more invested in traditional online casinos might be taken aback by the fact that bingo bonuses tend to be on the smaller side of things. The fact of the matter is with online bingo it’s a little easier to be a bit kinder to your wallet, and the bonuses tend to reflect that because the investment from your end is smaller – but that also means that the bonus money lasts just as long as it would at an online casino. Take the fact, for example, that you only need to deposit a minimum of £10 to be eligible for the bonus, whereas a different type of casino might require at least of £20. There are other promotions at Dream Bingo, but these mostly take the form of competition-based opportunities of winning big. We already mentioned the survey that you can fill that can lead you to winning your ‘dream prize’, and that’s definitely one of the more interesting and unique promotions on offer here. However, Dream Bingo does seem to encourage this environment of people winning real life prized as opposed to simple bingo credits.
Big perks for everyone, not just VIPs at Dream Bingo
Although there is mention of a VIP section, there does not really seem to be much that is particularly different to the layman’s way of playing at Dream Bingo. We’re sure that there are big perks, as promised by the bingo casino itself. We reckon that overall there’s a much bigger drive to make your dreams come true. Overall, though, there’s not too much information available about the VIP section here.
Dream Bingo Casino Games
There’s a lot to say about Dream Bingo’s games, so bear with us. Dream Bingo is a Microgaming powered casino, so you know that you can expect quality. However, there are no slot games here, and no roulette, blackjack, or baccarat. No video poker or even keno. It’s just pure bingo! Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. Sometimes, Bingo websites like to include a few other options to attract members who are a little more varied in their tastes, but if we’re honest we actually quite appreciate that Dream Bingo isn’t pretending to be something it’s not. In other words, we like that the focus here is all bingo, because a few token slots games would really be quite useless overall. To play in any of the bingo rooms, you need to pre-buy tickets, and you can of course specify the quantity of your tickets and what kind of game you want to play. There is a vast selection of bingo games that are neatly divided in accordance to the bingo room that they are located in. The available bingo rooms are the Newbie Room, the Friendship Room, the Speed Bingo Room, the Sapphire Room, and the Immortal Romance Room. Every single room focuses on slightly different qualities (the Friendship room, for example, is open 24/7), and a slightly different range of bingo games and have their specific prize pools, though you’ll find recurring types of the game like 90 ball and 75 ball bingo. Though you’ll really have to check out the rooms yourself to figure out which your favourite is, we will say that every single room is presented in HD quality. In addition to the bingo varieties you’ll find here, we did find that Dream Bingo is very big on jackpots. You’re probably more used to seeing these associated with slots, but Dream Bingo has them on a specific selection of its bingo lobby. What’s more is that there are six different types of jackpots here, which is really something that we can get behind. The six types are: Progressive Jackpots, Fixed Jackpots, Community Jackpots, Tiered Jackpots, Multilevel Jackpots, and Physical Prize Jackpots.
Quality support all day, every day at Dream Bingo
Everybody want to live the dream 24/7. For some people, we guess that must mean manning the Dream Bingo customer support team. Operating all day, every day, the customer support team is the high quality service you would expect from a modern day gambling website. As you’d further expect, there are three options to choose from when your bingo turns sour. There’s the live chat function that you can launch easily from the website itself, as well as an email address you can contact (firstname.lastname@example.org), and a few toll free phone numbers, listed below:
● United Kingdom: 0808-238-0021
● Canada: 1-866-720-0095
● Rest of the World: +44-808-238-0021
Minor banking gripes, but overall it works
It pains us when we’re forced to have a gripe with an online casino/bingo site/gambling entity this good. Thankfully, in the case of Dream Bingo it’s pretty minor. The website has a dedicated banking page, but we couldn’t find any information listed in it! We had to do some deeper digging to find out what banking methods you can actually use here. Of course, we didn’t doubt that the banking methods themselves were up to scratch. Players can use top methods like PayPal, Neteller, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, paysafe, and entropay. In other words, all the best modern online options that most people already have access to at least one of. Are there things to keep in mind? Yes. The most obvious thing you should be made aware of is that you might be asked to provide identification and proof of address, as well as a photo of the card you’ll be using (if using a card) to verify that it is indeed yours. That’s a nifty security initiative on Dream Bingo’s part. For something on a slightly more negative front, the processing time for withdrawals is 7 days. Waiting a whole week for a small withdrawal (the minimum allowance is £20) can seem pretty tedious.
There’s a lot to love about Dream Bingo
This review may feel a little light compared to our previous ones, and our first instinct is to attribute that to the fact that we’re talking about a bingo casino as opposed to a more versatile online casino. Sure, that might have something to do with it. Yet we’re more inclined to believe that it’s simply the case that it didn’t take much for us to acknowledge that Dream Bingo really is a great bingo website.There’s a lot to love here, despite the simplicity of the whole operation. Actually, we’re sure the simplicity has a lot to do with it. Dream Bingo isn’t a stuffy, overblown bingo casino. It’s full of neat, little innovative features that you won’t find too often, and more importantly it knows how to take its niche and make it very versatile and appealing. The downsides here are very minor – the payment processing is a little slow, and we think there could be less competition-based perks, but everything else is really on the money. Really, what else could you possibly need if you’re an ardent online bingo player?
The Games are of HD Quality.
Your dreams can actually come true!
Multiple types of jackpots are available.
Where’s the banking info?
Withdrawals are a little slow.
There doesn’t seem to be a huge VIP emphasis.
Software & Graphics8/10
Deposit Withdrawal Options8/10