BLAST OFF BINGO, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Blast Off Bingo launched in the early part of 2019, and it immediately gained attention for its ability to offer something more than your average Dragonfish bingo site.
The brand is owned by Lindar Media, which also operates four other online bingo sites – Oink, Pixie, Mr Q, and Circus, as well as four online casinos – Wild Spins, Rich Ride, Miami Jackpots, and 333 Casino.
While Blast Off uses Dragonfish software (which is provided by the leading gaming operator, 888), it runs exclusive promotions that are only shared with its small network of Lindar Media-owned sites.
What makes this particular brand stand out from its competitors is the fact that it allows you to start enjoying VIP treats from Day 1, which include daily free spins as well as complimentary bingo cards.
There’s also a wealth of casual games and slots to discover at the site, along with many ways to earn additional rewards by referring friends, following Blast Off on Twitter and Facebook, and celebrating your birthday with a special deposit bonus code.
The site is licensed and regulated by the Great Britain Gambling Commission (for UK players) and the Government of Gibraltar (for players outside the UK). Support is available 24/7, and newcomers can claim 20 free spins by verifying their mobile number after signing up, with no deposit required.
What We Like About Blast Off Bingo
Enter the VIP scheme from Day 1
More than 12 bingo rooms
£1k Pay Day Room tickets come with zero wagering requirements
Website is optimised for mobile devices
What We Don't Like About Blast Off Bingo
Deposit £10, Play With £100 Worth of Bingo Tickets + 10 Free Spins
18+. New customer offer only. BeGambleAware. Withdrawal restrictions & full terms and conditions apply.
FULL BLAST OFF BINGO REVIEW
Although Blast Off Bingo is still in its infancy (having only been operating for around six months at the time of our writing this review), it’s already gained a significant number of fans. We’ve already mentioned some of the star attractions in our introduction, but as you’ll soon discover, there’s even more to enjoy once you become a funded member.
As well as being licensed and regulated by authorities in Great Britain and Gibraltar, Blast Off Bingo bears the eCOGRA seal of approval, and it also uses state-of-the-art SSL encryption to protect its players.
The name “Blast Off” refers to the outer space theme that’s used at the site, and with the help of some clever 3D graphics, you can enjoy looking deep into the unchartered corners of the universe while simultaneously watching the red Blast Off Bingo rocket zooming across the night sky.
The red, white, and blue colour scheme is an unusual yet welcome choice for an online bingo site as so many brands tend to opt for overly feminine themes and colours.
You don’t need to download any software to get started at Blast Off Bingo either as all the rooms and side games use HTML5 so that you can play them instantly via any common web browser.
Besides the welcome offers, there are other promotions that are designed to suit all types of players. Examples include birthday deposit bonus codes, the friend referral scheme that gives you a £10 bonus for each pal that signs up and makes their first deposit, and exclusive rewards and competitions that are run on the brand’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
BLAST OFF BINGO BONUS
At the time of writing, Blast Off Bingo is offering new players the chance to play with £100’s worth of bingo tickets and ten free spins when they make their first deposit of just £10.
Once you’ve made your first deposit of £10 or more, you can enjoy playing cost-free in the site’s Exclusively Newbies room for 24 hours. The room opens between 8 PM and 9PM and includes five fun games. You get six free tickets worth 50p each for each of the games.
You also receive 66 cards for the £1k Pay Day room which are valued at £1.50 each. The £1k Pay Day room is also exclusively for newcomers and the game that it hosts boasts a £1,100 prize pool which is on offer on the last Friday of the month from 7 PM.
Finally, you get 10 free spins to use on a specially chosen slot game.
The terms and conditions of the welcome offer are fairly straight forward but are still worth reading thoroughly if you’re planning on claiming.
Winnings that are gained in the 90-ball Exclusively Newbies room are paid to your account as bonus funds which come with 4x wagering requirements. However, any prizes that you win in the £1k Pay Day room are credited as real cash with zero wagering requirements.
You have 7 days from making your first qualifying deposit to use your free spins, and you can win a maximum of £1 with them. Any winnings are applied as IG bonus funds which must be played through 80 times before you can withdraw them.
In addition, the site lets you claim a no-deposit offer when you create an account and verify your mobile number. Once you send the verification text, you gain 20 free spins for Stampede (N.B., winnings are capped at £1.97).
Everyone’s invited to join the VIP scheme at Blast Off Bingo, and once you’re a member, you have the chance to climb through the ranks while earning free game cards for the exclusive VIP bingo room, free spins, and even your very own account manager.
Up to 50 free spins are up for grabs each day, and you don’t need to make a deposit to claim them. Simply log into your account and they’ll be waiting for you.
There are a total of 15 VIP levels, and at Level 1, you get 1 daily free spins while at Level 15, you get the maximum of 50 spins.
There are also six free bingo rooms which you can potentially qualify for. Some are open to VIPs of specific levels while others can be entered by making a qualifying deposit.
From Level 5 and above, you’re entitled to weekly cashback on your net losses.
The levels are based on a points system, and your points total is updated at midnight each night. If your account is inactive for more than 30 days, your points may depreciate. Lower level VIPs earn points at a slower rate than those on the higher levels, plus the maximum cap on free spin winnings also increases the higher your VIP level.
BLAST OFF BINGO MOBILE & APP
Blast Off Bingo claims to offer “the best mobile experience in the universe”.
The site states that there’s an app for both iPhone and Android users in the App Store and Google Play store, but we were unable to locate the Android app when we last checked.
Regardless of whether there’s an app or not, the website is configured so that it works seamlessly with mobile devices such as tablets and smart- phones. So, you may wish to save yourself time and effort by simply logging in or signing up using your mobile browser to play.
Whatever the time you choose to pay Blast Off a visit, you’ll find casino games, slots, and bingo on offer 24/7. There are even some mobile-exclusive games to enjoy, and to make life even easier, you can choose the Pay by Phone option in the Cashier when making deposits on the move.
As playing games on mobile devices can often eat your data, it’s best to try and play when you have access to a Wi-Fi network unless you’re lucky enough to have an unlimited or generous data plan. As far as Blast Off Bingo goes, the most data-hungry games are the live casino games as they involve live streaming. If you’re in any doubt, you could always set up a data usage warning on your device to make sure that you don’t go over your intended quota.
Like the desktop site, the mobile version of Blast Off ensures that all of your data is encrypted using the latest technology so that it’s impossible to be intercepted by unauthorised persons. The games are also rigorously tested to confirm with the operator’s fair play policy.
GAMES ON OFFER
Games at Blast Off Bingo run throughout the day so that you can always find real cash prizes to play for whatever time you choose to visit.
You can choose from 90 ball, 75 ball and jackpot rooms, and you even have the option to pre-buy your tickets in case you forget.
The daily schedule is always available on all device types, and it allows you to browse by 90 Ball, 75 Ball, Jackpots, Exclusives, Free, and Invite Only.
The 90 ball rooms include The Big £10k, Exclusively Newbies, Wow, and £1k Pay Day, two of which (N.B., Exclusively Newbies and £1k Pay Day) are just for new players as we mentioned earlier when running through the welcome offer.
The 75 ball rooms range from Bounce’T (50p), £600 Dreamy Monday (5p), and £500 Wacky Wednesday (50p) to £1k Wishful Thursday (25p), Freemium (free), £10k Sunday Fun Day (50p), and £250 Sunday Sizzle (free). The free £250 Sunday Sizzle is a game that is hosted across all of the sites on the network, and it offers a £250 prize pool every week.
Although Blast Off primarily caters to an online bingo audience, it also appreciates that not everyone wants to dab cards for hours on end. Therefore, you’ll find over 300 fun slots, casino games, and casual games to choose from, and you can either play them as side games while in the bingo rooms or in a separate browser window.
All games are available 24/7 (with the exception of the live casino tables), and you can see the full selection by opening the lobby.
If you’re looking to win some of the biggest prizes, make sure that you check out the range of jackpot games at the site. They include Super Jackpot versions of Shopping Spree, Puggy Payout, Past the Post, White Wizard, Very Merry Christmas, Temple of Isis, Sugar Train, Stampede, Kiss Me Clover, Double Up Ducks, Happy Birthday, Beat the Bobbies, Irish Luck, Jurassic Juniors, Kingdom of Cash, Shaman’s Dream, and Temple of Ausar.
There are also jackpot titles like Fluffy Mega Jackpot, Snack Time, Saved by the Bells, Once Upon a Dime, Divine Fortune, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Millionaire Genie, Ultimate Grill Thrills, Mega Fortune, Jungle Goals, Jackpot Jockey, and Steampunk Nation.
Brand-new slots are added to the lobby every month, and some of the most recent additions include Fruit Case, Durian Dynamite, The Tales of Dr Doolittle, Bar-X Colossal, Dragons Gems, Crystal Lotus, Dead or Alive II, Ticket to the Stars, The Grand, Wild Worlds, Zombies Gone Wild, Hidden Valley, and Temple of Nudges.
There’s an assortment of casual games like Noughts & Crosses, Love Lines, Atari Star Raiders Scratch, $100k Cash Cuisine, Rio Bingo, Lucky Keno, Cash Buster, Cash Buster Towers, Mayan Legends, Mayan Bonus, Crossword Cash, Genie Jackpots Instant, Love Island Slingo, Love Island Bonus, Slingo Riches, Slingo Extreme, Boss the Lotto, and Deal or No Deal Slingo.
There’s also a small collection of casino games such as Deuces Wild, Hit Me Baccarat, French Roulette, American Roulette, and European Roulette.
A visit to NetEnt’s live dealer suite is highly recommended, and the live blackjack and roulette games include many popular variants such as Auto Roulette, Common Draw Blackjack, 21+3 Side Bets, and Perfect Pairs. You can play live casino games on both desktop and mobile devices using a choice of 24 different languages.
Blast Off Bingo has pretty much all the bases covered when it comes to customer support.
You can submit your help request via e-mail, and the team will get back to you ASAP or, if your issue is more urgent, you can use the 24/7 telephone number (which is toll-free for UK customers) or visit the live help room.
If you’re new to the site or online bingo in general, you may find what you’re looking for in the FAQ. The link to the FAQ is included on the Contact page and it features a comprehensive and extensive list of frequently asked questions along with answers.
Some of the topics that are contained within the FAQ include fairness of games, how to use free spins vouchers, security and banking, making withdrawals, and game disconnections.
In the website’s footer, there are linked to dedicated pages about fair play, privacy, terms and conditions, and responsible gaming which you may also find useful.
If you wish to set up deposit limits for single transactions or daily, weekly and monthly spends, you can do this yourself by opening the Cashier page and clicking on the “More” tab where you’ll find a link titled “Deposit Limits”, underneath which, you can choose your preferred amount.
BANKING - DEPOSITS & WITHDRAWALS
The banking system at Blast Off Bingo lets you choose from a range of popular payment methods that include Visa, MasterCard, Paysafecard, Paypal, Entropay, Neteller, Apple Pay, and Pay by Mobile.
Pay by Mobile is a relatively new banking method that lets both Pay Monthly and PAYG customers fund their online bingo account via their mobile phone. If you have a monthly contract, your deposit is simply added as a charge to your next bill, and if you’re a PAYG user, you will need sufficient credit on your phone account before making your deposit.
The smallest amount that you can deposit to your account in a single transaction is just £5 while the minimum that you can withdraw is also £5.
Blast Off Bingo withdrawal times: It takes around 48 hours for withdrawal requests to be approved, and you can reverse your request within the first 24 hours if you so choose.
Once your deposit has been approved, you should receive your funds the same day if you’re withdrawing to a Paypal account, or within 2 to 5 business days if you’re cashing out to a credit or debit card.
In certain circumstances, you may be required to provide identification documents (such as a copy of your passport, credit card or a recent utility bill) before your withdrawal request can be approved.
Blast Off Bingo Review - Our Verdict
Blast Off Bingo is an excellent example of how newly emerging companies (like Lindar Media) are making their mark on the long-established Dragonfish network.
Although not all of the site’s offers and bonus are free of wagering requirements, the ones that are seem likely to lapped up by eager online bingo fans as they make it easier to cash-out your winnings.
Also working in the site’s favour are its generous selection of bingo rooms, live dealer games, slots, casino games, and instant wins, and the fact that you become a VIP from your first day as a member is a big plus too.
The welcome offer is particularly generous, and we like how even non-funded players can claim a reward in the form of 20 free spins when they verify their mobile phone number.