Review: GameVillage Bingo – more than bingo

GameVillage Bingo LogoGameVillage Bingo has been around for a long while and although it may have started small and independent, it’s really not much of a small, quaint ‘village’ anymore. Redesigned in 2014, it also switched to Cozy Games software and has gone from strength to strength since. Featuring a variety of  rooms and bingo games, a good selection of slots and great promotions, GameVillage Bingo isn’t overly flashy with its design and gameplay, all of which makes the site a winner in our book.

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Casino Overview

Casino URL
Established 2007
Licensed in UK Gambling Commission
Languages English
Currencies GBP
UK Friendly Yes
Software Provider(s) Cozy Games
Casino Type Desktop and mobile
Facebook Page
GameVillage Bingo on Facebook
Twitter GameVillage Bingo on Twitter
Helpline number No telephone, but Live Chat is available
Help email Email GameVillage Support
Number of Games 4 Bingo games, Keno, Table Games, 70+ Slots
Bonuses 400% welcome bonus, 200% second deposit bonus, 300% third deposit bonus
Wagering Requirements 4x on Bingo, 10x on Slots
Deposit Methods VISA, VISA Electron, Delta, MasterCard, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Ukash, Paysafecard, Neteller
Withdrawal Methods VISA, VISA Electron, Delta, MasterCard, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Neteller
Pros Highly social playing environment and many games to choose from
Cons Wagering requirements relatively high
Verdict five-stars

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GameVillage Bingo Lobby Desktop Screenshot

The Lobby of GameVillage Bingo

GameVillage Bingo Casino Games Tablet Screenshot

The casino game offerings viewed on tablet

GameVillage Bingo Promotions, Registration Form - Mobile Screenshots

Lobby, Promotions and Registration Form at GameVillage Bingo

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GameVillage Bingo Gameplay

Seaside Bingo Room

There are seven Bingo Rooms at GameVillage and games run quite regularly, with not more than a five minute wait for a game at any given time. Whilst I didn’t check out every room, the selection is sure to please everyone: 50 ball, 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball in a variety of themed rooms are all available.

The group chat can be a little dead at times that aren’t popular with bingo players, but other than that, bingo offerings are great and you can pre-buy too. It is also worthwhile mentioning that five out of the seven rooms offer jackpots, ranging anywhere from £100 to £2,600 and beyond. Although it’s not as grand as Jackpots at other sites, it’s always worthwhile to look out for them if you ask me!

Number of Rooms 7 Bingo rooms, 5 jackpot games, different exclusive games every month
Game Type 50, 75, 80 and 90 ball Bingo
Jackpot Games Five jackpot games, with jackpots ranging from £100 to £2,600 and beyond
Free Games 8-9 PM in Village Fair
Price of Ticket 1p, 5p and various prices for exclusive games
Average Wait 3 to 5 minutes
Social Community Varies, slow off-peak, but otherwise vibrant
Functionality Pre-buy available

But GameVillage is not just about Bingo and perhaps that’s where it’s success lies. It offers over 70 slots, all from the portfolio of riveted Cozy Games, as well as table games (Roulette, Blackjack, Keno, Deuces Wild, Jacks & Better), freebets and scratch cards. So whatever the mood you are in, be it a few spins on the Roulette or a short session on scratch cars, GameVillage (as the name suggests) has got you covered. And we’d expect nothing less from a site that is so well-established and highly regarded in the circles of bingo aficionados.

GameVillage Bingo - Rooms, Gameplay and Winners

GameVillage Bingo – Rooms, Gameplay and Winners

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GameVillage Bingo Welcome Bonuses

Bonuses and promotions are the best part of GameVillage, but let’s talk about the welcome bonuses first:

  • 400% Welcome Bonus – This bonus is extended to everyone who joins GameVillage Bingo and makes their first deposit. Commit anywhere from £5 to a maximum of £100 and get 400% more than what you bargained for! So if you deposit a fiver, you’ll get £25 to play with. Not only that, but everyone also gets a free spin on the Fortune Wheel. So try your luck and maybe your first deposit really pays off with great prizes to be won.
  • 200% 2nd Deposit Bonus – If you are hooked on GameVillage Bingo (and we are kind of certain that you will be), then when it comes time to make your second deposit, you will be generously rewarded as well. Deposit a minimum of £10 and a maximum of £100 and your deposit will be matched by 200%. It wouldn’t be GameVillage Bingo if they didn’t throw in something a little extra special too. In addition to the free cash, you get a 100 Free Tickets or 200 Free Spins, whichever one you choose. Brill.
  • 300% 3rd Deposit Bonus – And when you get around to making a third deposit, you will get 300% extra cash on a minimum deposit of £10 and a maximum of £100. So if you deposit the maximum, you could end up with £300 to play with, plus 50 Free Tickets or 100 Free Spins too.

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There are so many promotions at GameVillage that I don’t even know where to start! Well, actually the site makes it easy to keep track of promotions by listing all of them on one page and ordering them. So you got your deposit specials, the weekly offers, the monthlies and the special promotions.

GameVillage Bingo Promotions

Some of the many promotions at GameVillage

As you’d expect, the deposit promotions reward those who deposit money to their GameVillage accounts. For example, if you deposit £22 or more, you get a Free Spin on the Deposit Wheel, where you can win exciting prizes to top off your deposit. Another deposit promotion currently running is the chance to win a gas barbecue when you deposit £22. Something for everyone, eh?

Next, there are the weekly promotions, such as the Sunday Five Star, where you get a £5 boost on every 5p game won in the Elimination Bingo Room, and the Straight 25, where players who call full house in the 90 Ball Bingo Room every Saturday evening get rewarded with £25 extra. Then you got your monthly promotions, which are as varied as the weeklies, but run for the duration of the entire month.

Lastly, there are also the special promotions that don’t fit anywhere else. For starters, you can get a visit from one of the chat hosts, become the villager of the month for a free £50, get a free fiver if you like the GameVillage Facebook page, refer a friend for a free £50, join the text club for a free £2 and claim an extra £5 along with any deposit you make in the month of your birthday. There are more promotions, but they are too many to list here and seeing as they change regularly, why don’t you just head over to the site to check all GameVillage promotions out?

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Depositing at GameVillage Bingo is easy peasy. Simply open up the cashier, select an preset amount or enter a custom one, select a promotion if there are any that you’d wish to apply, enter the details of your method of payment and voila. GameVillage Bingo Deposit Method Logos

You can use VISA, VISA Electron, Delta, MasterCard, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Ukash, Paysafecard and Neteller to deposit. The minimum amount for your first deposit is £5 and £10 for subsequent deposits, and luckily there are no fees that you should incur when you deposit at GameVillage Bingo.

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Don’t forget that you must clear the wagering requirements before you can make any withdrawals and GameVillage makes it easy for you to keep track of your wagering requirement fulfillment by offering a handy progress bar in your account dashboard.

If you got cash cleared and waiting to be withdrawn, then it’s easy to do so. You can use VISA, VISA Electron, Delta, MasterCard, Maestro, Switch, Solo and Neteller to request a withdrawal that will be processed in two to three working days, which is a bit of a bummer.

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New Beginnings

cozy-games-logoGameVillage is an old bingo name, seeing as it opened in 2007. Back at the very beginning of its livelihood, the site was unique in that it had its own software and Bingo Rooms that couldn’t be found anywhere else. It used to have no ties to other Bingo sites or software development networks. It operated rather successfully this way, until it got a complete redesign in 2014. With it came other major change too.

It moved it’s site and introduced software from the well-known Cozy Games developers, much to the surprise and astonishment of the loyal players. Not that it wasn’t necessarily worse in terms of gameplay, but it spelled the end of one of the only Bingo establishments that operated independently and had no extensive commercial ties. However, all the fears were unfounded because GameVillage retained it’s unique social feel and the varied Bingo Rooms are still as vibrant as ever.

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Droid Slots' Stamp of ApprovalGameVillage isn’t overly pink or fluffy and that’s why I’ve enjoyed reviewing this Bingo site much more than others and have given it a maximum count of stars! Of course, there are some cons as with every gambling site and the wagering requirements could be lower, but it isn’t a perfect world that we’re living in! For now, GameVillage Bingo is as close as it will get to Bingo perfection.

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Last updated by: Martina, 23 June 2015

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