A Complete Guide to Iceland Bingo
This super shiny bingo offering opened in the October of 2012. You may be forgiven for thinking that this website caters for players who are Icelandic, however it is instead a bingo experience brought to you by supermarket Giant Iceland!
Whilst many may think that Iceland could know little about bingo gaming this website has received consistently positive reviews for its welcoming Newbie Package as well as the number of exclusive bingo rooms it features. Here we’ve taken a close look at the website to find out whether these reviews were deserved and what else the iceland Bingo website offers its players, both new and regular.
The Website: A Quick Overview
Landing upon the Iceland Bingo website’s homepage is an absolute joy. Here players are greeted with a sleek interface that is both colourful and clean. There’s little clutter to be seen here and the homepage does a great job of telling players just what’s happening at the website at that given time. You’ll then be able to see the latest promotions, winners and jump right into the many games that are on offer.
The Bingo Games: What to expect
Iceland Bingo have a good selection of bingo games and whilst it features the main two forms of bingo (which are 75 ball bingo and 90 ball bingo) there’s a nice addition to the range of bingo with the collection of High 5 Bingo games.
90 Ball Bingo
90 Ball Bingo is easily the most popular form of Bingo in the UK. These games, for those who don’t know, award first place prize for players who make one line, second place prize for players who make 2 lines and third prize for players who achieve all 3 lines on their ticket.
75 Ball Bingo
75 Ball Bingo has risen in popularity over the past few years. Here players enjoy a variation of 90 ball bingo, attempting to match a pattern in their card with the pattern that is announced at the beginning of the game.
High 5 Bingo
There are plenty of ways to win on High Five Bingo. Here you can hit a row of 5 numbers diagonally, across from top to bottom or from bottom to top. The more lines that players achieve the higher the prizes on offer.
Iceland Bingo is renowned for the number of free games that are available around the clock. In total there is more than £6000 that is given away each and every day. To gain access to the free bingo rooms players merely need to top up their account on that day. This gives them access between 4pm and 7pm, where games start every 15 minutes. These games enjoy a £10 guaranteed jackpot.
For new players there is also a special ‘No Lose Bingo Session’, where those who don’t achieve 1 line, 2 line or full houses receive their stake money back!
All players can additionally keep their fingers crossed for an exclusive invitation to play in the special weekly sessions where Iceland Bingo give away £1000 every week in Iceland vouchers.
The Loyalty Scheme
Iceland Bingo has a rather attractive loyalty scheme that is super rewarding for players who regularly attend their bingo games.
This scheme, known as the Iced Gems Loyalty Club, sees players working through various levels. Here’s a rundown of how they work:
- The Onyx Level (Spend = £0),
- The Emerald Level (Spend is between £5 and £500),
- The Sapphire Lele (Spend in over £500),
- The Ruby Level (Exlcusive and by invite only),
- The Diamond Level (Exlcusive and by invite only).
These levels then look forward to varying benefits that include: Free Bingo, Game Points, Welcome Bonus levels, Re-Deposit Bonus levels, Iced Gems Free Bingo, Daily Jackpots, Free Tickets to Treasure Quest, a VIP Account manager, Monthly Cash Back and Improved Cashier options.
Alternative Gaming at Iceland Bingo
Iceland Bingo do have a rather extensive number of alternative games, however these can be found in the unusually titled ‘Featured Games’ section of the website. All of these games are powered by the prestigious Dragonfish Software platform so you can additionally look forward to some of the best graphics around. Games within this section include: Wizard of Oz, Starburst, Jack and the Beanstalk, Gonzo’s Quest and Unicorn Legend.
Iceland Bingo are absolutely packed out with super attractive promotions. Here are just some of the promotions that you can take advantage of.
Iceland Bingo really do love giving their players little bonuses and for this reason they frequently run special deposit bonus days. The additional bonus to your deposit could then be: 100%, 150% or 200%!
10% Re-Deposit Bonus
Every month Iceland Bingo run a particular day where players can see a 10% re-despot boost. This applies to deposits of between £10 and £100.
Iceland Bingo have a rather unlikely mascot in the Form of a Fish Finger (yes, we’re serious!) The ‘Let’s Celebrate’ promotion was running throughout September where £5 in Iceland Food Vouchers were given away between 4pm and 11pm in the Freezer room.
Winners’ 5% Multiplier
Every now and then Iceland Bingo run a promotion where a day’s winnings can be boosted. This can see however much you’ve won on that particular day boosted by 5%! This promotion does however only apply to the range of slot games.
The £100 GTD Games
Every Monday between 8pm and 9pm in the £100 Guranteed Games room there are plenty of games running that each have a £100 guaranteed jackpot as well as tickets that start from just 1p!
Big Night In Room
The Big Night In Room is probably one of the busiest going at Iceland Bingo. Here you can relax and unwind with games that run between 7pm and Midnight, with tickets that start at just 1p!
Between the hours of 8pm and 10pm you can also look forward to guaranteed jackpots of up to £50 as well as BOGOF tickets until Midnight!
The Welcome Package
Iceland Bingo don’t pull any punches when it comes to the welcome that new players receive. Here you can look forward to a huge 300% welcome bonus on your first deposit (which can see £10 boosted by £30, providing £40 in total to play with), as well as a nice additional gift of a £10 Iceland Foods Voucher.
Deposits, Payments and Support
There are a huge number of ways in which you can both place deposits and withdraw any winnings. These include: Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Maestro, Entro Pay, Ukash, PaySafeCard, Neteller and Paypal.
Iceland Bingo on Social Media
Iceland Bingo can be found on both Twitter and Facebook, however it is significantly more popular on Facebook than it is on Twitter. This may be because Iceland Bingo have plenty of mini competitions and chat encouraging posts on Facebook as when compared to Twitter. You can also look forward to latest winner announcements, updates on the latest news and promotions and information on when and where the big money games are starting.
Iceland Bingo on the Go
Iceland Bingo do offer up a mobile version of their website, however, as you’ll notice when navigating to the usual website from your phone, you’ll see that the experience is optimised for users that have a Google Chrome browser. We too would then strongly recommend that you download Chrome to enjoy all that Iceland Bingo has to offer.
Community Spirit at Ireland Bingo
There’s plenty of buzz on Iceland Bingo with games that feature chat rooms that are consistently busy. Equally however there’s plenty of interaction to be found amongst players on the Iceland Bingo Facebook page (as well as interaction between Iceland Customer Services reps and players).
Our Finishing Thoughts
When we first came across Iceland Bingo we did wonder whether this supermarket would be able to offer up something worthwhile for bingo players who today have more choice as to where to play than ever. We’re happy to say however that they’ve most certainly mastered the bingo world and there are plenty of reasons why becoming a regular player at Iceland Bingo is worthwhile.
This starts with the super warm welcome that players receive through way of that massive welcome bonus. The 300% boost to an initial deposit is the highest around and this is then made even more attractive by that free £10 Iceland Voucher.
However, whilst the website likes to make new players feel welcome this isn’t to say that they forget about their players there after. Instead regulars can then look forward to a great VIP scheme with increasingly generous benefits.
Finally we’d also like to point out the sheer range of gamers (both bingo and alternatives) and the extensive number of promotions that run across both genres of games. These two elements are super competitive within the bingo world and the promotions that we’ve mentioned here are just the start, in total there are 19 offers to take advantage of and with these being added to all the time who knows how many promotions may be running by the time you read this!