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Busy Bingo lives up to its name and is very busy… in appearance, not necessarily with members! As part of the Cozy Games network there will be lots of familiar games and promotions here, and there are good prizes, and decent technology and software, but the design and layout make it a tad annoying, it’s not plain sailing in navigating, and the cross-eyed bee mascot is all a bit amateur hour!
Like other sites that use Cozy software (For instance Comfy and Scrummy Bingo), you will be provided with a £15 free no deposit required bonus. However, there are various strings attached that don’t make it as rewarding as it appears at first.
So, with the Busy Bingo name and the bee mascot, it’s not surprising that this site is yellow, and has a honeycomb theme! It’s all very easy to sign up, unless you’ve registered at another Cozy Games network site, as it’ll recognise your email address as previously used – if you have forgotten your password for that other site they’ll send it to you, and you can log in here, but you won’t be eligible for any welcome bonuses.
If that doesn’t apply to you, Busy Bingo offers a generous £15 free to test the site before you commit any money, then, once you’ve deposited funds, you get a 200% bonus, plus a 400% reload bonus on your next one – although this is all subject to wagering requirements.
Bonuses and Promotions
As far as promotions go, Busy Bee has a good selection, with £10,000 up for grabs in 90 ball games around the clock in the Gleefully Happy Room, a Slots Grand Prix with £5,000 on the table, and being Easter, there were lots of good festive promos on the go.
If you deposit a minimum of £25 a month, you’re also eligible to go in the draw for the gifting promo with cameras, phones, and tablets available to the lucky winners. The Loyalty programme is pretty good, with points earned by making a deposit, playing games, and entering promotions. On top of the loyalty programme, there is a VIP Club for players who deposit more than £750 in a month – but for such an investment the rewards aren’t that overwhelming: free entry into promotions, an appreciation bonus, and a monthly draw for £100 gift certificate!
You’ll get a pretty hefty bonus if you introduce friends who sign up and deposit, with a bonus of 50% of your friend’s first deposit, and a 10% bonus on all your friend’s purchases in the first 30 days.
Bingo and Slots Games
The lobby is yellow, and pretty old school in its layout, and it felt a bit clunky – but the basics are there, and you can see what bingo games are coming up, jackpots, card prices, and all that jazz.
Busy bingo offers 90, 80, and 75 ball bingo for your playing enjoyment, with cards starting from as little as 1p. The bingo rooms are well laid out with easy auto buy options for card purchases, or you can do you own choosing if you prefer.
You can tailor the page to suit you with a good array of daubing options if you’re particular about that sort of thing! You can also select the caller and music volumes, and there’s a large selection of mini-games to play while you’re at it. There wasn’t much chat going on when we played, just the chat host getting a bit carried away with a lot emoticons, but it may be different during peak times.
There’s also a reasonable selection of other games to keep you entertained, including Honeybees (of course), Lucky Clover, Fish Toons, in 3 and 5 reel Slots, plenty of scratch cards, keno, and all the classic casino games like Roulette, Blackjack, and Video Poker – but bingo is the real star here.
There don’t appear to be any links to social network sites, but they are connected to a good Blog which is up to date, and has info about the latest games, promotions, and specials, and you can get an RSS feed too.
If you need some help, there is a good list of FAQs, and a live chat support team if you’re logged in, but there is also an old school email message option, but you may have to wait quite some time for a response like we did!
The following similar websites use Cozy Games software:
Busy Bingo is a busy wee site, with bright colours, a generous welcome bonus, plenty of decent gameplay and promotions, a good loyalty scheme, and reasonable prizes, but it’s trying too hard to compete with the big kids! In terms of design and implementation, it’s not as good as other sites in the industry. On top of that, it’s part of the ‘Super Bingo Network’ which we think is one of the worse networks that use Cozy software.
There wasn’t much interaction with the community when we played, and the chat hosts appeared eager for any attention, but all that aside, it’s a nice site for beginners – but has no sting in the tail! All things being considered, I would suggest you check out another site instead of deciding to take a punt here.