Never have I been so excited to review a Bingo site! Candy Shop Bingo is UK’s newest bingo site. It is very pink, very sweet and absolutely delightful. There’s Betty, the site’s ambassador and candy shop owner. She welcomes players with a £10 bonus and 300% deposit match, treats that no one can would say no to. Besides chatty bingo rooms, Betty also runs a unique bonus game called Betty’s Candy Collector, where you can exchange Candy Coins for actual cash bonuses. I don’t know if it’s the site’s pretty artwork or the fun chat hosts, but this site conjures up the same atmosphere as your neighbourhood café. It’s the adult’s sweet shop.
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|Established||20 May 2014|
|Licensed in||Gambling Commission UK, Government of Gibraltar|
|Currencies||GBP, USD, EUR, CAD|
|Casino Type||Mobile (smartphones and tablets), desktop|
||Candy Shop Bingo on Facebook|
|Helpline number||0800 901 2510|
|Number of Games||6 regular Bingo games, 4 Jackpots, 4 Free games and 50 Slots|
|Bonuses||£10 Free for slot spins, 300% Deposit Match and free Candy Coins|
|Wagering Requirements||Relatively difficult to withdraw (4x for bingo bonuses and 99x for instant games bonus)|
|Deposit Methods||Debit/Credit Cards, Entropay, Ukash, Paypal, paysafecard, Neteller|
|Withdrawal Methods||Debit/ Credit Cards, Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer, Cheque (3-5 days)|
|Pros||Many bonuses, delightful bonus game called Betty’s Candy Collector and frequent bingo games, available on mobile|
|Cons||Fewer jackpots than other bingo sites, difficult wagering requirements|
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There are 6 Bingo Rooms here at Candy Shop Bingo, with games running every 3 to 5 minutes. I haven’t tried playing at every room, but I had a good time at the Chatterbox room. Head there if you’re appreciate a sociable atmosphere and fun chat games. If you’d like a flutter after midnight, visit the Round the Clock bingo room. This room is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so you can play whenever you fancy. I’m bookmarking the site for the next time I’m awake at 3am for no particular reason.
|Number of Rooms||6 regular Bingo rooms, 4 jackpot games, 4 free rooms; available 24/7|
|Game Type||75 and 90 ball Bingo|
|Jackpot Games||Every hour with prizes from £50 to £100. There is also a special £10,000 jackpot every Friday, where you can win with 1TG and 2TG|
|Free Games||4 Free Bingo Rooms (some are dedicated rooms for depositing players)|
|Price of Ticket||1p, 5p, 10p, 15p, 50p|
|Average Wait||3 to 5 minutes|
|Social Community||About 30 people in each room at any time|
|Functionality||Pre-booking and autodaub available|
Besides Bingo, there are about 50 other games that you can play with. There’s popular slots like Magic Portals, Starburst and The X Factor Slot; six progressive jackpot slots and Roulette and Blackjack too. You aren’t getting lacklustre slots either, as these titles are the same ones you’d find at a slot-focused mobile casino. Some of these games are available in the Bingo room itself, so you can play slots while waiting for a Bingo game to start.
Although the site is very new, its games are as good as the well-established bingo sites. That’s because Candy Shop Bingo employs the world’s leading Dragonfish bingo software; this is the same software that powers sites like Foxy Bingo and 888ladies in the UK.
To unlock the bonuses at Candy Shop Bingo, you’ll need to make a deposit of £10. You’ll then be treated with:
- 300% Free Bingo Bonus. If you deposit £10, you’ll play with £40!
- £10 worth of Free Spins for slots and other instant games.
- 2 Free Candy Coins to play Betty’s Candy Collector game.
While these bonuses are abundant and delightful, they are tied by some pretty strict wagering requirements. You’ll have to wager 4 times the bonus amount for bingo bonuses and a whopping 99x for games bonus. I chose to leave my winnings in my Candy Shop Bingo account rather than withdrawing it. It’s convenient and I can keep playing for weeks without making more deposits. It is a nice place to come back to anyway, so I wouldn’t worry about leaving my money in my bingo account.
Jackpots galore! There’s The Big £10K every month, a £200,000 jackpot and another jackpot series called Sure Win. The ticket prices are £1 and prizes go up to £100,000 per player. Now, seasoned bingo players may remark that the amounts are smaller and the schedule less frequent than other bingo sites. I wish there were more jackpots too, but I’ll give Candy Shop Bingo a few more weeks to get all their gears in motion. After all, it has been only a week since its launch.
The loyalty programme is very accessible too. Unlike other bingo sites that only reward their high-rollers, Candy Shop Bingo treats everyone. You’ll be regarded as a Pro player for depositing £5 to £49 in a month, and receive 5% Bingo Bonus cashback, free spins and free tickets to The Big £10K jackpot game. As you progress higher up the chart, you’ll earn yourself more treats.
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Candy Shop Bingo accepts payment via debit and credit card (Maestro, Visa or Mastercard), as well as Neteller, Ukash, Paypal, Entropay, wire transfer and paysafecard. If you can’t be bothered to sign up for a new e-wallet account, just call 0800 901 2510 and place your deposit by phone! There is a minimum deposit of just £5. From one player to another, I’d advise you to deposit at least £10 so that you can collect bonuses with every deposit.
Withdrawals are a piece of cake at Candy Shop Bingo. You’ll place a withdrawal request via the cashier. This cashier is available on mobile and on desktop. The site will then pay out your funds using the payment method by which you placed your deposit. Then, sit back and wait about five days for the payment to appear in your bank account. That said, there are some sticky conditions prior to withdrawals – players must deposit a minimum of £30 before their first withdrawal, and there is a minimum withdrawal is £20. You should also have cleared your wagering requirements too. The clever software will inform you of your eligibility to withdraw, or you can contact their 24/7 customer service staff if you prefer.
My favourite part: Betty’s Candy Collector
The first thing you’ll see on the site is Betty’s Candy Collector. You’ll put Candy Coins into the gumball machine, rotate the coin mechanism and collect candies. The aim of the game is to find matching coloured candies. For example, 3 blue candies gives you £10 Bingo Bonus while 3 orange candies give you £10 Games Bonus. If you’re blessed with super-human luck and score 5 rainbow candies, you’ll get £200 bonus! The Candy Coins are easy to come by too – you get two free Candy Coins upon sign-up and one Candy Coin for every £10 deposit.
This gumball-machine game, along with the aesthetics of the entire site, is a throwback to the days of our childhood. Everything feels warm and familiar. The site is quite obviously targeted at women and I find that really nice. It’s like heading to a cosy hangout spot with your girlfriends, without actually leaving my bed. Since every major bingo site runs the same software, it’s the artwork and the atmosphere that really differentiates a great site from the good. The guys behind Candy Shop Bingo put in a lot of effort into creating this vibe.
Candy Shop Bingo makes you feel like a kid in the candy store all over again. I say this as genuinely and honestly as I can. These guys have revamped the Bingo experience! They have introduced novel little elements like the Candy Collector bonus game, so you have a reason to keep playing there. They fashioned the entire site to look and feel inviting, so you feel like hanging out for hours. There is just so much to see and do, with a nice community too. Mega thumbs up and give the site a go!
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Last updated by: Victoria, 20 May 2015