With a distinctive Asian and Buddhist feel about it, the appropriately named Buddha bingo is one of the latest sites to launch on the Live Bingo Network, which is powered by industry leading Cozy Games software, which we most definitely like.
That said, the site falls down in one key area, and that in the no deposit bonus department. For example, despite being on the same network as the two sites mentioned above, Buddha doesn’t provide a £15 free no deposit required bonus. In fact, it has a rather lacklustre 350% first deposit bonus, which in all honesty leaves us a little bit disappointed.
Anyway, there’s a good range of bingo and games, with prices to suit all budgets, some decent jackpots, and a large and busy community – but if you’re after something new and original, you won’t find it here!
The cheeky Buddha mascot is a fun touch, and the home page features him prominently laughing up against the cool, light blue, Tibetan hills background, with oriental style bamboo frames around the promotional banners, the designers of this site have done a great job with the theme.
The main promotions are showcased here, with links to the site’s blog, a welcome newsletter, current jackpots, and a selection of featured Slots.
All the main pages of the site are easy to access through the clearly indicated navigational tabs, and there’s also a link to Live Help if you need some additional support.
Joining Buddha Bingo is easy with just basic details required, although you do need to give credit card details even if you’re not making a deposit. You’ll get a 350% first deposit sign-up offer, plus 100% on your second, and 50% on your third, which is a pretty generous, but again, doesn’t touch on some of the best sites out there.
The lobby is the one stop shop for all your needs on the Buddha Bingo site.
Bingo & Slots Games
The lobby is a pretty simple set up with a selection of 30, 75, 80, and 90 ball bingo to choose from, plus some free gameplay, and you can also access the numerous Slots, Casino Games, and Scratch Cards from clearly marked tabs here too.
The Room names aren’t exactly Zen-like though, with Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Red Bus Bingo not really conducive to the Buddha theme here!
Buddha Bingo has well laid out bingo rooms, where it’s easy to select your cards to play or you can auto-buy, and there’s a quick pre-buy option available too.
You’ll find all the information you need at a glance, including current game details, jackpots if they apply, your profile, tabs for the lobby, banking, options to customise the page, you can scroll between the other bingo rooms, and there are lots of mini-games to play while you’re waiting for the main event to start.
The Chat Room and Chat Hosts are fun and friendly, and there seems to be a nice community spirit here, and I was welcomed by most in the room.
For a brief change of scenery, there’s a good selection of Slots, Scratchcards, and Casino Games including Poker, Keno, Roulette, and Blackjack – most of which can be played with either cash or Bonus Bucks.
Bonuses & Promotions
We found some good promotions we hadn’t seen before, which is always refreshing, like The Colours Of Spring welcoming the upcoming season with flower pattern bingo and gardening products up for grabs!
There’s the search for Britain’s Best Bingo Player, where you complete three challenges and gain entry to a weekly draw, and the chance to win £150 cash.
And, for the month of May you got free cards for daily, weekly, and monthly jackpots with every deposit, plus a 20% Slots Cash Back promo when you deposit £25 per week.
The Chat Hosts are a busy and friendly team, and there are plenty of Chat Games to keep you entertained and help you build up playable bonus points too.
Of course, there is a loyalty scheme which rewards depositing and wagering players, and these can accumulate to be converted into cash.
The Buddha Bingo Facebook link which they promote so prominently throughout the site just goes to the Live Bingo Network page, which has generic news and promotions about all the other online bingo sites in its network.
And the Buddha Blog is pretty basic with details about codes for promotions, and some new games, but it’s riddled with spelling mistakes which is like fingernails down a blackboard to us!
If you can’t miss a moment away from Buddha Bingo, there’s also a mobile and tablet version, so you can play on the go.
Buddha Bingo is a fun and friendly site which is well designed, has good gameplay, good technology, reasonable prizes, and a few promotions, but as one of a big network, it had nothing new to set it apart from the crowd.
If you’re new to online bingo, this is a great site to start with, but old hands won’t find their nirvana here! The 350% freebie bonus is easy to claim and doesn’t cost you much to do so, but at the same time, there are much better sites out there and we suggest you take the time to join one of those instead. Steer clear of this one if you are looking for a superior quality product.