WinkBingo is a charming bingo and casino site with a hip and well-executed graphic theme. The cartoonish theme is omnipresent, giving WinkBingo a distinct brand identity that sets the site apart. Perhaps it’s no wonder this site is well-thought-out, as it’s owned by gaming mammoth 888.com.
Although owned by 888.com, WinkBingo is operated by Virtual Global Digital Services Limited, under a license from the Gambling Commission. And as 888.com has its headquarters in Gibraltar, it’s not surprising to see WinkBingo holding a gaming license from the Government of Gibraltar as well.
Even if WinkBingo offers both bingo and casino games, bingo is very much at the forefront of the user experience. When you enter the site, you’re met by bright colours and bingo balls, coins and bingo tickets flying all over the place. The site’s unique and distinct design is very eye-catching and immediately sparks interest.
Read on to learn what WinkBingo has to offer.
The promo page is just as colourful and inviting as the rest of the site. Here you’ll see WinkBingo’s top promotions as well as ongoing promotions.
At the time we write this, there’s a welcome offer, a Mystery Jackpot offer and information about the Wink Shop that we cover further down in this review.
The welcome package
WinkBingo has put together a competitive welcome package that gives you a chance to explore both the bingo rooms and the casino section.
In total, you get a 400% bonus up to £40. This is what the welcome package looks like:
- 200% bingo bonus up to £200.
- 200% casino bonus up to £200.
To get these bonuses, you must deposit at least £10 and claim the bonuses within seven days of registering an account.
The bingo bonus has a wagering requirement of two times your deposit amount, while the casino bonus has a wagering requirement of 50 times the bonus sum.
WinkBingo’s VIP system
WinkBingo has a VIP scheme that consists of two weekly cash backs.
Mondays and Thursdays are VIP High Roller days where you simply claim your cashback via the pop-up window as you log in. On the dedicated VIP page, which you access via the promo page, you’ll find detailed information about the various VIP levels.
The cash backs are relative to which VIP tier you belong to. You start at a meagre 6% as a non-VIP, after which you can qualify for a cashback of 9% if you gain Diamond status. Each VIP level corresponds differently to your net deposits and has its own max cap.
Overall, WinkBingo has put together a rather intricate VIP system that takes a bit of effort to get into. If you believe you qualify for VIP treatment, we strongly suggest you study the bonus table on the dedicated VIP page and familiarise yourself with the system.
Considering which company is behind WinkBingo, we’re hardly surprised this operator offering most payment methods players need.
Here’s a summary of the payment options at your disposal:
- Wire transfer
The minimum amount you can deposit and withdraw is £10. And as far as we can tell, WinkBingo hasn’t set any upper withdrawal limits.
WinkBingo processes all withdrawals within 48 hours. After that, you’ll have the funds in your bank account within 4-7 working days, depending on which payment method you’ve used.
At least, this is the official information on WinkBingo’s help page. However, If you ask us, you should have the money much sooner if you use Neteller or PayPal.
The bingo rooms
WinkBingo has a fantastic selection of bingo games.
The games are divided into several categories so that you get a good understanding of what’s on offer. Furthermore, there’s a detailed description of each category so that you can learn how the games are played and know what to expect.
There are three 90 ball games with cash prizes ranging from £22 to £1,000. In addition to these classics, you’ll find five 75 ball games and four VIP rooms with daily, weekly and monthly gems. These rooms are only accessible to VIP players and offer a daily gem of £250 that doesn’t require any deposit.
In addition to traditional 90 and 75 ball games and the VIP selection, there’s an exciting array of daily jackpot games. These games are played from Monday to Thursday, and the jackpots range from £600 to £1,500.
Last but not least, WinkBingo offers six rooms that you can play for free. These games give away both bonuses and cash prizes, and the daily jackpots range from £20 to £1,000.
WinkBingo offers casino players a quite decent selection of slots. You’ll also find a few live casino games from renowned game provider Evolution Gaming.
If you’re into slots and jackpot games, WinkBingo doesn’t leave too much to be desired. You’ll find a balanced selection of video slots in many different themes. And above all, WinkBingo has done an excellent job when it comes to jackpot games.
The jackpot section offers plenty of popular progressive jackpot slots, including signature games like Mega Fortune and Hall of Gods. The only game missing is Microgaming’s all-time classic Mega Moolah.
Overall, WinkBingo has put together a somewhat pleasing casino. Especially considering this is a site that primarily focuses on bingo. However, if you’re mostly into casino games, WinkBingo isn’t very likely to be your first-hand choice.
In conjunction with the VIP system, WinkBingo has an additional rewards system. Not unlike many other gaming sites, this operator has created a loyalty scheme that rewards you the more play.
In this case, you need to complete daily challenges to earn Wink Rewards that you can spend on bonuses and free spins in the Winks Shop. Check your account inbox to receive these daily challenges and collect prizes each Wednesday.
Security and trust
There are certainly no question marks surrounding WinkBingo’s seriousness and trustworthiness as an operator.
888.com is well-known and internationally established company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Furthermore, WinkBingo is licensed by the Gambling Commission, which means the operator follows local gaming law. The site is also publicly audited by eCOGRA.
Last but not least, WinkBingo uses 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your information.
WinkBingo’s customer service
WinkBingo has put together a comprehensive help section where you find answers to many commonly asked questions. The section is divided into several categories so that you quickly find the information you’re looking for.
There’s also a knowledgeable and friendly support team available between 10 am, and 2 am, seven days a week. You can get in touch via e-mail or call on the toll-free support number. Oddly enough, there is no live chat.
WinkBingo is a full-fledged bingo site which doesn’t leave much to offer as far as bingo is concerned. With an impressive selection of bingo rooms and good reward systems, WinkBingo has bingo players covered. That said, we would’ve liked to see faster withdrawal times.
The casino is good compared to other bingo sites, but not quite up to par with full-scaled casino sites. Furthermore, the user interface in the game lobby is quite limited.
Yes. WinkBingo has created apps for both iOS and Android.
You can play in the browser, as WinkBingo’s website runs well on any smartphone or tablet.
Certainly. All the free bingo rooms are completely free of charge.
Anyone who’s made at least one deposit will be eligible to receive Wink Rewards.