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Golden Hat Bingo launched in 2009 and went on to win Which Bingo’s best new site of the year, and since then has built on that initial success. Plus most recently the site has had a great facelift, making it an even more attractive place to play.
New players automatically receive a 100% bonus worth up to £25 on first deposits of £10 or more, which when you compare it to other brands in the industry, it is very much a middle of the road performer.
That said, the site is part of the Virtue Fusion Network, so you’ll recognise much of the gameplay, but unlike its many stablemates, this site also has exclusive promotions with good prizes for its customers alone – and as such has a very loyal following.
Golden Hat really lives up to its name stylistically speaking, as the site is golden (oddly enough it was originally pink!), and there are hats and the obligatory bingo balls!
There’s a massive moving banner showcasing recent big winners, plus the run of the mill welcome bonus and featured games and other promotions going on. But it’s clear and concise, so you can easily navigate around the site, and you can view progressive jackpots, plus a quick glimpse at the latest news.
It’s simple to register with just the basics required, then you need to create a new chat name, and you get a glimpse of its former pink glory going through this process and into the lobby.
Bonuses and Promotions
As we mentioned, Golden Hat Bingo has promotions exclusive to its members, and it definitely pays to make regular deposits as that gets you into the Sunday Roast promotion which offers bonus codes every Sunday night.
Gina’s Thursday Night In is another exclusive promotion that features three different chat games across 3 fun-filled hours. During the evening you will encounter some top new games plus be in with a chance of winning a variety of bonus prizes.
If you’re looking for a big prize you will certainly be interested in the 75 ball Bingo Makeover Room where you will find a huge £20,000 up for grabs. These games are available to play between 6 pm and midnight on the first Friday of each month.
Bingo and Slots Games
The lobby is user-friendly and you can filter games through tabs to find your preferences and you can see what the game is, what time it starts, what the prize is on offer, and how many roomies there are to date, plus the schedule for the day.
There is 90, 80, and 75 ball bingo on offer here, plus the popular Deal Or No Deal room based on the TV show of the same name. But there are also some variants if you want to spice things up including Speed Bingo and the Joker Jackpot using decks of cards rather than balls.
The bingo rooms are jam-packed and functional with all the information you need to know about the games you’re playing, plus a pop-up ticket purchaser to buy cards quickly and easily, or you can self-select your own if you prefer.
If you have time in between all the bingo and the busy chat hosts and chat games, there are some good mini-games available. If you’re a fan of these games, you’ll love the huge selection of state of the art slots, instants, number games, and casino tables, with huge progressive jackpots up for grabs with some.
According to many user reviews, it’s the promotions that make this site but following close on its heels, it’s the chat hosts that keep them coming back for more too. They are a friendly and fun bunch, and you can find out more about them under the Chat Hosts tab – as well as a simple breakdown of TXT speak for the uninitiated.
Whoever Liam the bingo manager is, he’s an international man of mystery but is a large part of the culture of the site, and he can apparently help with anything – I’m sure within reason!
The Facebook page has a decent following with over 5,500 liking its page, and with some good exclusive bonuses available for its FB members it’s worth checking it out – as well as the 750 loyalty points on offer, boosted to another 1,000 if you upload your photo.
You may want to spread the word and get your friends to sign up, and they’ll be happy with an additional £20 on top of the welcome bonus for them, and you’ll get £10 for your troubles.
There is also a 24/7 support team and the chat hosts are fonts of knowledge, so Liam doesn’t get too bogged down if you need any help!
The following sites are similar and use the same Playtech/Virtue Fusion software:
Golden Hat Bingo proves that if you treat your members well, the site will benefit from growing numbers, regular players, and loyalty – and that’s what’s happened here. It’s got good bingo, really good slots, great promotions, and the chat hosts are super friendly and fun, but it’s all the other bonuses and exclusive specials that make us doff our hat to this site!
That being said, I feel that it does not match up with some of the other Virtue Fusion sites, this is mainly in the bonuses and promotions department. Leaving me the impression I would rather play at a site like say Winner or William Hill for example.