Gossip Bingo Review
Gossip Bingo is another site from the people who are behind the likes of Moon, Robin Hood and Polo Bingo. When it first launched in February 2010 the site kind of paid homage to the likes of Take a Break, OK, Closer and Heat Magazine. Interestingly these all tried to establish themselves into the bingo market with only Take A Break surviving. These days Gossip has been dumbed down to a simplistic looking site. It runs on the 888/Dragonfish platform and it is networked with other sites such as Diva.
Introducing Gossip Bingo
Although you won't find any celebrity chat at Gossip Bingo you will find one of the most intriguing site backgrounds. It's a fairground meets fairground scene that features a guy on one side and a young lady on the other. The guy is about to take off as he's holding too many balloons whilst the lady has gifts. Bingo balls are scattered around the grass whilst fireworks are going off in the sky - even though it looks like this scene takes place during the day. Away from all this, Gossip can be accessed on mobile, tablet and desktop and no app is required.
Gossip Bingo Welcome Offer
New players to Gossip Bingo are welcomed with a 200% first deposit bonus plus 30 slot spins on the Enchanted Prince game. Login, register and deposit £10 to receive the offer. This bonus is valid for deposits up to £15. Wagering terms apply and these are x4 (deposit+bonus) for bingo and x85 for wins from the spins. We feel that these are quite hefty wagering terms when compared to other brands.
If you want to try Gossip without funding your account then there is a no deposit option. Like sister brands at Moon and Robin Hood, Gossip Bingo boasts four free rooms including The Biggie which is open to newbies for 3 days with no deposit needed. Opening times are limited. Any wins generated in this room are paid as a bonus and therefore wagering terms apply. After this time these free rooms such as The Grand, The Ultra and The Supreme may only be accessed by depositing £10 to £50 in a single deposit. Cash prizes range from £50 to £500 depending on which room you play.
Gossip Bingo Promotions
Inside the Gossip Bingo lobby you will find 52 ball, 75 ball and 90 ball games. The popular rooms include Share The Love, The Sauna and The Rehab. There are also Linked and Loaded games where the rooms are shared with other United Bingo brands. Head to these rooms if you want to play for big jackpots. Additionally there are daily jackpots like the £777 Mighty Nightly, £250 Daily and £500 Midnight Feast. Joining the bingo rooms are Dragonfish's range of slots and instant win games. These include all the favourites such as Starburst, Rainbow Riches and of course Fluffy Favourites.
Promotions do occur at Gossip Bingo but you need to login to discover them. The latest promos can be found under My Offers within the lobby or by clicking the present icon when you first login to the site. If you like a bonus then keep an eye on the Live Chat bot when you login. They are always keen to offer deposit bonuses. However, just be aware of wagering terms and conditions. Further offers, promos and news can be found by keeping an eye on the Gossip Bingo Facebook page. An interesting sidenote is that in 2013 Gossip had 11,000 followers - 7 years later they've accumulated just 1000 more!
Celebrity gossip is an excellent premise for a bingo brand. Unfortunately no one has really cracked the formula. Even brands such as Heat, Closer and OK haven't managed it. As mentioned at the start only Take A Break have their own bingo site now and this has no reference to any gossip or celebrity whatsoever. That said, in our view, without gossip we've lost what could have been quite a unique selling point for this site.
Thankfully we do have bingo and after all you're probably going to heading for that over celebrity insights. We like that new players can experience the platform with the no deposit 3 day trial. And beyond that there's a good mix of bingo rooms, jackpots and of course slots. One thing that goes against Gossip are those wagering terms. If you can accept those then there's enough here to keep you busy. We would like to see exclusive promotions but it's good to see this is one brand that's still active on social media.