No deposit required bonus: N/A
First deposit bonus: 200% (min. deposit required is £10)
Reload Bonuses: 50% on all other deposits of at least £10
Network: Cashcade Network
ITV Bingo has a bit of a complicated history. Originally, the brand was powered by the Party Gaming software and aired on television as Bingo Night Live. When this show ended though, Party Gaming was purchased by Cashcade and ITV Bingo made the change to the 888/Globalcom software as a standalone site. Later in August of 2011 though, they became part of the Cashcade network and that is where they have remained ever since.
Land on the ITV home page and you are welcome by cartoon versions of Coronation Street stars Becky McDonald, Reg Holdsworth and Norris Cole; This is a nice touch but you would think they would update them every now and then when you consider that only one of these is still in the show. ITV Bingo uses the brands logo and colour scheme which is black and white with accents of pink. The design of the site is pretty basic and won't be winning any awards for originality, but everything you need is there and it all works well with the minimum of fuss.
If you already have an account with any of the other sites on the Cashcade network, you may need to come up with a new user name, email address or method of payment before they will accept you at ITV Bingo. Once you have done this though, you will earn yourself some free bonus money, a 200% first deposit bonus and 50% reloads on all future deposits. You can also earn yourself extra bonus money by referring friends, but only on condition they become depositing players.
The lobby uses the networks standard layout and you will find tabs for 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo, pre-buys and instants. In addition to this though, you will also see a 'Corrie Bingo' tab containing 'Rovers Return' and 'The Kabin' rooms; These two rooms are exclusive to ITV Bingo players only. From the lobby you can also access a large selection of slots and instant games, these open up in a pop up window, but you can only play them using real cash.
Not all of the ITV Bingo rooms are open all day, this is no bad thing though as it focuses all of the activity in the ones that are and this results in higher jackpots. The rooms themselves are nicely designed and you can see that the software has been tweaked to make sure everything runs smoothly. Half of the screen is used for displaying your cards and the rest for the chat room where you can enjoy a bit of banter and a few chat games with your friends.
Promotions at ITV are limited to the networks standard affair, these include guaranteed jackpots seven nights a week, 1TG and 2TG Bingo and Speed Bingo. There is a loyalty scheme where you can earn bonus points, and these can be exchanged for bingo cards. There is nothing really special to make them stand out from the crowd however.
ITV Bingo feels like a bit of a missed opportunity. The ITV channel has an audience of millions and shows that regularly pull in massive viewing figures. If only they had made a bit more of an effort to tap into these viewers and offered games, promotions and prizes tied to some of their more popular shows and stars then they could have had a great online bingo side. Sadly ITV Bingo will leave you searching for remote in the hope there is something better on the other side!
Bingo Games Available
ITV Bingo offers 75 ball, 90 ball bingo and a selection of instant games.
Instant win games are available at the site, some as embedded games in the same window as your bingo game whilst others open in a new window.
Deposit / Withdrawal / Wagering Requirements
The minimum deposit required is £5.
Minimum deposit required for cash match bonuses is £10
The minimum withdrawal amount is £30.
A minimum of £5 must have been deposited before withdrawals are permitted.
Wagering requirements are 2x the amount of deposit + bonus received although these are not set in stone. A withdrawal can be processed before meeting these requirements but you will forfeit any bonus funds in your account.