No deposit required bonus: £10
First deposit bonus: 100% (min. deposit required is £10)
Reload Bonuses: Daily codes offered from the My Promotion section
Software: Bede Gaming
Bede Gaming is the name of the software that powers Bingo Stars, the first brand to launch using the platform. The site opened in July 2013 with an impressive no deposit required offer that was always going to attract new players. When you first visit the site the design doesn’t really have the ‘red carpet’ feel about it but this could be attributed to its infancy.
Navigation around Bingo Stars is fairly straightforward and registration to play at the site is just as easy. Signing up takes just a few minutes and the usual information is required to join the site. Financial details are required should you wish to avail of the no deposit required bonus, if you do not enter this information the bonus is not added to your account.
When you have registered your first port of call is the lobby and it is here that you are shown the rooms available to play in. At the time of the review, just a couple of days after launch, just two rooms were available and both offered 90 ball. One was a pay to play room and the other boasted free games 24/7 for £1 jackpots. Information available from the lobby includes the Game Name, Game Type, Ticket Price and the number of players in the room.
Step inside a bingo room and despite this being the first site to launch using the Bede Gaming software, there is a familiar feel to the layout and design. Your chat room is too the left of your screen and details of the game prizes are listed above. In the centre of your screen are adverts for the slots (if you click ‘play’ they open in another window) with prize winners and breakdowns as well as the call board when a bingo game is in play. To the right are the bingo cards. When a game is in play the cards change colour with 3TG, 2TG and 1TG with your best card forward unless you change the settings.
The chat screen is slightly easier to follow than at most sites online today and you have the option to have small, normal or large font as well as the choice to lock the screen if you choose. We found that there was more interaction between players simply because the presets were not buttons but a scroll through list.
Promotions at Bingo Stars seem a little limited at the moment but again, this could simply be because of the sites infancy. All that we could find were a selection of bonus codes for slots and bingo. We are sure that as player numbers grow, Bingo Stars will have some impressive offers for their players.
At this point the site hasn’t really grabbed our attention for any other reason than it is a new gaming platform but we are keeping an open mind about Bingo Stars.
Bingo Games Available
Currently Bingo Stars only offers 90 ball bingo. Whilst this is a little disappointing, the site does offer an excellent array of popular instant win games.
Deposit / Withdrawal / Wagering Requirements
The minimum deposit required is £10.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £20.
The wagering requirements for the £10 free is 10x the bonus and for the 100% cash match just 2x. If you accept both bonuses then wagering can be combined.