Glossy Bingo is a fairly new site on the scene and first made an appearance at the start of 2013 on the popular Microgaming software platform.
The company behind the site is Broadway Gaming who is the same driving force behind Butlers Bingo.
How It Looks
As any visitors to Glossy Bingo will know the site has a very distinctive look which is definitely a lot more eye catching than many others in the marketplace.
The whole site has been set up to look like a gossip magazine sat on coffee table complete with dauber, bingo cards, a coffee cup and some stains for good measure.
When you first arrive on the front page, the cover of the magazine is used to show you little snippets of gossip, news and info about the current games on offer although when you click on any of them, they all take you to the same place which is the signup page.
The menu near the top of the mag takes you to all the usual places you might expect including the VIP area, the promotions page, the side games pages and a guides section which tells you all you need to know about the game.
The room page is clear and all the important information about the game is easy to see.
There’s a nice big chat window on the left hand side, the actual card in play on the right and a scrolling box of alternative games in the bottom left corner.
The red bar in the centre contains all the important game information including game time left and account balance.
Just above the card is a panel with the current balls being played in it and above that is another box which has all the other information you’ll need including prize JP amounts, ticket price, number of players and the name of the room itself.
Glossy Bingo provides the two most popular game types around at the moment in the shape of 75 and 90 ball bingo.
Cards in the 90 ball game have the standard 3x5 layout while the 75 ball version has a familiar 5x5 layout.
Once you’ve signed up to the site and given the usual details you can start playing the game by buying single tickets or whole strips of them.
Glossy also offer many games with a pre-buy option which means you can select from the available games which happen in the following 24 hours and pick which ones you’d like to pre-buy for.
The quality of the gameplay on the Microgaming software is revered by many players which means people who are new to the game are in good hands.
Glossy Bingo has a good selection of alternative games to play if you fancy something different including popular video slots such as Playboy, Tomb Raider and Karate Pig.
There are also some good regular slot games, progressive slots, a handful of multiplayer games as well as blackjack, video poker, scratch cards and roulette.
Some of the titles, especially the video slots, are common to the software platform which means players can enjoy familiar games while they’re waiting for the next bingo game to start.
Offers and Promotions
One of the great things about this site is the £5 minimum deposit level which makes things a lot easier for new players and allows them to try the game without committing too much.
Various percentage amounts are offered for various deposits with a particularly generous 400 percent for the first one, 100 for the second, 200 for the third and 300 for the fourth.
Although it’s always a good idea to check the site’s rules regarding withdrawal of winnings, the first deposit bonus means players can hand over just a fiver and get 25 pounds to go and play bingo with.
There is a good range of guaranteed and progressive jackpots to play for with some of them topping a huge £20,000.
Players can earn things called BBz’s which are effectively free credits which can be exchanged for bingo money to play with.
There is also a loyalty points system on the site which allows you to collect points by, for example depositing a certain amount.
Once you’ve collected a certain number of points you can swap them for bingo money to use around the site.
Players can make deposits on the site in the usual ways including cards, various online systems like paypal and even by cheque.
One point to note with this site is that you will have to enter your payment details as soon as you sign up even if you don’t want to deposit immediately.
This is just the way some sites work and doesn’t mean they will start taking your money without asking.
If you need help at any stage then you can contact the bizarrely named g-team via the image over on the right hand side of the screen.
It’s simply a live help system you can use to get some answers to your questions or alternatively you can use the ‘Contact Us’ form to ask your question or just email them directly.
Overall Glossy Bingo is a good quality new site with some nice features.
The bingo games are very playable and the well made side games offer a fun distraction.