No deposit required bonus: N/A
First deposit bonus: 200% (min. deposit required is £10)
Reload Bonuses: N/A
Network: Standalone with exception to linked games.
Heart Radio is a network of seventeen local radio station covering Southern England, the Midlands and North Wales, and each week they broadcast to more then 7.4 million people. In 2010 the brand branched out into the world of online bingo and they now operate a standalone site powered by Gamesys, the same company that powers Caesars Bingo, Fabulous Bingo, JackpotJoy, Sun Bingo and the all new Virgin Games.
The home page of Heart Bingo shares the red and white colour scheme of the radio station. The layout of the site is basic but works well with direct links to all of the different types of games prominently displayed just underneath a scrolling banner detailing their current offers and promotions. To this right of this you can see the value of their progressive slots jackpots as they increase by the second and those big numbers are very tempting! One really nice feature though is the ability to tune in and listen live whilst playing your favourite games.
Registering at Heart Bingo will only take you a few minutes and you will be asked to enter the usual details such as name, address, username, email address and password. If you want to just take a look around you can bypass the financial information screen but obviously you will need to go back and enter these if you decide to make a deposit. Heart Bingo will reward you with a bonus on your first deposit but unfortunately they do not offer any future reloads.
Head into the lobby and you will find just four tabs; Bingo, Slots, Instants and Free. On offer is 80 ball, 90 ball and SuperSnap Bingo along with a small selection of slots of instants games. There are not many bingo rooms to choose from, but this is no bad thing as all of the players congregate in the ones that are open and this results in higher jackpots. If you are depositing player, you can click on the 'Free' tab once a day and play Doubly Bubbly where you have the chance to win both cash prizes and free spins on the slots game.
The bingo rooms themselves are split into three columns. To the left you will find a grid displaying all of the balls they have called, plus a breakdown of the games jackpot. If you prefer though, you can swap this panel for a selection of mini games that can be played without them interfering with your bingo. The middle column is dedicated to the cards you have purchased, you can zoom in and out of them and your best cards will always be displayed at the top. The right of the screen is the chat room where you can enjoy a bit of banter and make new friends.
Promotions is the one area that is really letting down Heart Bingo as there is very little on offer. Here you will find bargain Mondays, linked games and refer a friend bonus but there is nothing to set the pulses racing. One of the promotions that was present was actually six weeks out of date, and this is a real bug bare of ours because if they can't maintain their site and keep it up to date, what kind of image are they portraying? It is nothing more then laziness.
Heart Bingo is not a bad online bingo site, and if you are a fan of the radio stations you will no doubt enjoy the interaction between the two. The sites biggest problem though is the fact that the other sites powered by the same software offer more games, higher jackpots and much better promotions. Until the day comes when they can compete with these other brands, Heart Bingo will sadly be lagging behind.
Bingo Games Available
At Heart Bingo you can enjoy 80 ball and 90 ball bingo as well as a small selection of slots and instant games.
Deposit / Withdrawal / Wagering Requirements
The minimum deposit required is £10.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £10.
The wagering requirements are 2x the bonuses received with different games contributing to meeting these requirements. Wager on bingo and the contribution towards wagering is 100% whilst on slots and instant win games this is just 5%. Snap does not contribute towards meeting wagering at Heart Bingo.