OK, so the first thing you need to know about Umbingo is that it's run by none other than 888. That’s right, the same 888 that operates casino sites, betting sites, poker sites and possibly building sites all across the realm. Of course, having this kind of backing pretty much ensures two things: that the platform will run like clockwork and that the safety and security of the site will be top-notch. But is this actually the case? Well, let’s take a more in-depth look and find out more...
Software & Usability
One of the biggest feathers in Umbingo’s cap is that it runs on Dragonfish, arguably the best and most widely trusted software in the whole online bingo industry. This means that, amongst others, punters can enjoy playing titles from the likes of IGT, WMS, NetEnt, Pariplay, Eyecon, Big Time Gaming, Slingo Originals, Yggdrasil, Blueprint, and IWG – a treat that any bingo fan will tell you is well worth crowing about.
The fact that the Dragonfish Real Bingo Network is used by other leading bingo bigwigs like Wink Bingo and Bingo Besties (as well as 888ladies, funnily enough) shows just how desirable and well-established this software really is.
The bingo rooms here are divided into five sections: On the Go, Guaranteed Win, Gobsmacked, Free and Ace Club. The first arena is made of regular rooms where games kick off every few minutes, while the Guaranteed Win area is where you’ll find the bigger Jackpots. Free bingo is also on hand but these games crop up only every few hours or so.
Unsurprisingly, 90-ball and 75-ball bingo are the chief attractions, although there are opportunities to play 5-Line 75-ball for those who prefer Skandi-style shenanigans. There’s even a 52-ball game that’s played with sweeties or playing cards available, just for good measure!
It’s worth noting that all of Umbingo’s games have an instant play mode so you’ll never find yourself short of something to do during a visit.
With a dedicated chat room host in each bingo room, Umbingo is well set up for those who like to have a good old natter as they play. The hosts do a good job of creating a nice, friendly atmosphere, ensuring players feel suitably welcome at all times. They’re also pretty hot when it comes to dealing with individuals who make a habit of displaying negative or unpleasant behaviour. Those who do try it on are very likely to find themselves getting kicked out (for good, in some cases).
Promotions and Bonuses
There are currently two welcome bonuses offered to new players at Umbingo. First-time depositors can claim £70 worth of free bingo tickets (as well as 10 free spins) when they deposit £10 or more. In addition, second-time depositors qualify for a further £20 worth of tickets (and five free spins) when another deposit of £10 or more is made.
Happily, there are no wagering requirements tied into these offers so any money won goes straight into your real money account. The same is true for any free spins winnings.
Support and Security
Players can contact the customer support team at any time by using the live chat feature in the game rooms or via email. A dedicated telephone helpline (free to UK customers) is also available. Umbingo is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority. Suffice to say, the site is secured with the very latest SSL encryption technologies.Umbingo