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Gossip Bingo

Gossip Bingo has been on the scene for a while now but they re-vamped their site in 2011 with a style loosely based on a gossip magazine.
Similar to an ever growing number of sites, Gossip is based on Dragonfish software and is strangely the sole member of a network of the same name although other brands such as Silk Bingo and Moon Bingo a loosely linked to this one.


The Look of the Site

The site has a really simple look to it with a hot pink and blue design set on top of a (very) basic white background.
For the most part, the site is laid out in the style of a gossip magazine with brightly coloured text labels pasted at wonky angles next to equally wonky cartoon style graphics.

The front page contains the kind of information you might expect including details of the progressive jackpots, prize pots and ticket prices of the upcoming games, a small gossip column and details of recent winners.
Players can navigate the site using the small pink menu block on the left and this gives them access to details of the various games, side games, the blog, help for new players and the all important promotions sections.

The Gossip Central area on the site is a nice touch as aims to keep players up to date with the latest celebrity and soap new just like in a real life gossip magazine.
As of the date of this review, the gossip sections are not completely finished and areas like the bingo news page are yet to be filled.
We think the idea of including a gossip column on a bingo site is a great one and once these sections are finished they should prove extremely popular with the players.

The only negative points that we can see are two unwelcome banners that seem to arrive without invitation and are quite distracting.
When you first arrive on the site a large banner rises up from the bottom and gets in the way of the content but the main irritation is the floating popup which drifts across the screen on your first visit and has to be closed with the ‘x’.


Bingo Games

When it comes to the rooms the site has kept the gossip magazine theme and all of them have appropriate names like Paparazzi, Access All Areas and Rehab.
The games themselves are a mixture of 75 ball and 90 types and as with almost every other site, ticket prices begin at a penny.

The actual games move along at a nice quick pace so there’s no time to get bored and all of the info about the game status is clearly presented in the bingo lobby.
Although the display of the game itself is in a mixture of pink and blue, it is still readable and the calling of the game can be followed with no problems.


Side Games

The quality of the Dragonfish base shows through with the selection of side games available and there are some big name choices on offer.
There’s the X Factor slot, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, plus the ever popular Bejeweled, Cleopatra and the Fluffy Favourites game.

Alongside the big names there are loads of other slots, scratch cards, keno, roulette, blackjack and video poker to keep players occupied during the quiet times.


Offers and Promotions

Gossip Bingo offer a nice solid 200% deposit bonus for new players meaning if you deposit £10, you’ll get a total of £20 to play with.
Also, new players can have a go on the ‘Spin The Wheel’ game to earn some extra bingo money on top of that and it could be as high as £2500.

There are a few rooms which have guaranteed jackpots with one boasting a possible £5500 prize pot per day.
Registered players can grab some free games in the Talk is Cheap room where the jackpot is a modest £10 and 90 ball is on the menu.
Free bingo can also be had for funded players if they kick things off with a deposit of £20.
The games run every day and the winners take a share of the £100 pot.


There are some larger jackpot rooms on the site too with one in particular, the Big Five Room, which has a maximum guaranteed pot of £5000 and a minimum of £2000.
Facebook users can get hold of a small bonus if they join the site’s page and you can also get £10 for introducing a friend to the site.

There are no particularly huge prizes on offer here unlike some competing sites but this is not necessarily a problem.
Sometimes the smaller sites actually provide a much better bingo playing experience than the big ones because they pay more attention to the small details which are easily overlooked.


The Other Stuff

As with most sites, the registration process is nice and easy with Gossip and although you will be asked to provide a payment method, no money will be taken until you decide to deposit.
The usual payment forms are accepted when you decide to deposit and they include Visa, Mastercard and PayPal.

Player loyalty is rewarded in the form of Gossip Points which you can earn for buying cards, winning certain types of games, completing the info in your profile or winning the most games during a week amongst other things.
You can then exchange the points you have won for things like cards and other prizes.
Being a friendly site, the chat hosts are known to be a pleasure to deal with and are always on hand to help new players out.

If you get stuck there are plenty of ways to get in touch with the people behind the site and they include email, phone, a help form on the site and online chat.
There is also a comprehensive FAQ that contains plenty of answers to common questions and a comprehensive guide to playing the game can be found in the help section.

First deposit bonus : 200%
Bonus (deposit may be required, terms and conditions apply) : £20
Minimum deposit required : £10
Loyalty scheme : Yes, the site offers rewards for player loyalty
Games available to play : 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo
Ticket Prices Available : 1p, 5p, 10p, 15p, 25p, 30p
Accepted payment methods : Bank Transfer, Mastercard, Neteller, Paypal, Switch / Maestro, Visa
Accepted currencies : Euros, British Pounds
Software download needed : No, you can play directly on the site
Free bingo rooms : Yes, some of the rooms have free bingo
Chatrooms : Yes, the site has chatrooms
Pick your own bingo cards : Yes, you can pick you own cards on the site
Gaming network : Gossip Bingo Network
Owner companies : Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited