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If we were to assess Ted Bingo as a bingo site, we’d have to say it’s not great. That sounds like a strange thing to say about an iGaming site that has high-quality graphics, a fairly unique look, and generous-sounding promotions. Our issue with it, though, is that it isn’t really a bingo site. It’s a casino that just so happens to have a few bingo games attached to it. Ted Bingo isn’t alone in committing this offence – there are plenty of City Bingo sister sites that could be described the same way – but it doesn’t make it any less strange. The other cardinal sin committed by Ted Casino is that while it has “Ted” in its name, it doesn’t include any teddy bears or anything else associated with a “Ted” theme in its presentation. It doesn’t really have a theme at all.
We can instantly draw a comparison between Ted Bingo and Hippo Bingo. Ted Casino doesn’t have any teddy bears, and Hippo Bingo doesn’t have any hippos. The fairly low-quality graphics on the homepage of Hippo Bingo (hello, MS Paint) depict a watering hole suitable for hippos, but there’s no sign of the creature itself. Given that they have a tendency to attack humans, perhaps that’s for the best. Unfortunately, Hippo Bingo lets itself down by not only having one of the weakest promotions you’ll find among the City Bingo sister sites but also imposing high wagering requirements against those promotions. When you can get a better deal at almost any of the other Grand Battery Holdings Limited iGaming sites, it’s difficult to come up with a convincing reason to play at this one. The modest collection of games certainly doesn’t count as one.
Pink Ribbon Bingo is an iGaming site that wouldn’t deserve to be criticised harshly even if there were anything wrong with it. It supports breast cancer charities, and a proportion of the money spent at the site goes towards helping those charities. That’s what the “pink ribbon” in its name relates to. Of all the City Bingo sister sites on the Grand Battery Holdings platform, the one that Pink Ribbon Bingo is closest to is Pink Ribbon Slots. Both sites work in tandem and support the same charities. That being said, Pink Ribbon Bingo could be a little kinder to its players with its welcome promotions; imposing x65 wagering requirements against bonuses isn’t a nice thing to do, no matter how charitable the site might be in other areas. Still, if you want to feel like you’re doing some good while you’re gaming, Pink Ribbon Bingo is one to consider.
Amber Spins is a confident casino site. Right in the middle of its homepage is a large text banner, and the banner proclaims that Amber Spins is “your new favourite UK online casino.” We have a couple of issues with that. The first is that there isn’t enough substance at Amber Spins for it to become a top casino site in the eyes of most players. The second is that it isn’t even the only one of the City Bingo sister sites to make the same claim with the exact same wording. A few of the Grand Battery Holdings casinos were made using a template, thus explaining the similarities, but most of them make more of an attempt to differentiate themselves than this one does. The collection of slots here is fine, but the welcome promotion isn’t up to much. In short, Amber Spins is fine for what it is.
At first glance, “Woman Bingo” looks like a stupid name for an iGaming site. You (probably) wouldn’t call a gambling website “Man Casino,” so why call one “Woman Bingo?” The answer is that this is the officially-licensed bingo and casino site of Woman Magazine, which is a glossy weekly publication in the UK. We still think a better name could have been chosen for the site, but we digress. When a casino has an official licence – and there are a few City Bingo sister sites that do – we tend to expect more pizzazz from them than we do from a regular site. Woman Bingo lets us down in that regard. Its welcome promotion is small and hitched to a distinctly unpleasant wagering requirement, and there isn’t much bingo content to play with. It’s another online casino with a couple of bolt-on bingo rooms, and as such, it’s no more special than dozens of other Grand Battery Holdings sites.
City Bingo does a pretty good job of taking the oldest of the templates you’ll find in use at any of the City Bingo sister sites and dressing it up in a way that makes it look less old and broken. If you want to get an idea of what City Bingo would look like if you stripped away its theme and its decorative graphics, Bingo Street is the place to look. At the bottom of the Bingo Street homepage, you’ll find some text confirming that Bingo Street launched in 2011. That’s difficult to believe. It looks more like a website that was designed and launched in 2001 and then forgotten about. Although the Bingo Street homepage makes it look like the site still works – and it might do, to an extent – there are broken links elsewhere that make us feel hesitant about the idea of spending money here.
Neon Bingo certainly lives up to its name. If your eyes are sensitive, you might want to pop some sunglasses on before you visit the Neon Bingo homepage – it’s very bright. Neon pink isn’t the easiest colour to look at for long periods of time, but it certainly grabs your attention. Having got your attention, though, it doesn’t do much with it. Once you’ve read the terms and conditions of the welcome promotion and realised that Neon Bingo imposes a brutal x85 wagering requirement on bonus funds if you want to play slots, your enthusiasm for playing at the casino is likely to have dissipated. Yes, we’re calling it a casino rather than a bingo site because Neon Bingo is yet another member of the City Bingo sister sites family that didn’t understand the assignment when it was given the word “bingo” in its name during the design stage.
City Bingo Information
|#No. of Sister Sites||235|
|Best Sister Sites||Hippo Bingo, Ted Bingo, Woman Bingo, Amber Spins and Pink Ribbon Bingo|
|Owner/Operator||Grand Battery Holdings Limited: Hospitality House, 16-20 Cumberland Street South, Dublin, D02Y097, Ireland|
|Sister sites status||50 Active, 160 White Labels and 25 Inactive sister sites. 235 total sister casinos.|
|UKGC Licence page||UKGC Licence: 58267|
|City Bingo Facebook page|
City Bingo operator – Grand Battery Holdings Limited
All of the casinos currently hosted on Grand Battery Holdings Limited’s platform were previously owned by the 888 Group. The company, which was established in 2022, has become an overnight sensation in the UK casino industry with an extensive portfolio of more than 200 sites operating under its UKGC licence. In 2021, the 888 Group made the decision to exit the bingo business and concentrate on sports betting and its eponymous casino brand, leading to the sale of over 200 sites. After a protracted bidding war, Dublin-based Broadway Gaming emerged as the successful bidder, acquiring the package for a substantial £38m. Eyebrows were raised at the price tag, as many analysts believed the sites were collectively worth more. Even though Broadway Gaming was the victor, the company opted not to put its name (or its UK Gambling Commission licence) on the line for the sites. Instead, it created Grand Battery Holdings Limited to oversee its newly-acquired assets.
Grand Battery Holdings Limited is an unusual casino network company in several ways. It was established solely to acquire a UK Gambling Commission licence and become the new hosting company for all of Broadway’s former 888 Group sites. As such, it doesn’t have a distinguishable identity of its own – it operates merely as an extension of Broadway Gaming. The company officially took control of all the acquired sites in February 2022. You could say that Grand Battery Holdings doesn’t even have an independent existence. It doesn’t have an office of its own (its registered address belongs to Broadway Gaming), and there are no actual employees working for the company. It doesn’t even have a website or a business logo. The one you see above was designed by us purely so we had something to put there.
City Bingo review
City Bingo Sister Sites Welcome Bonuses
Players who are new to City Bingo can claim a 300% matched deposit bingo bonus on their first deposit only. The bonus is subject to a minimum qualifying deposit of £10 and a maximum fund of £20 and comes with thirty free spins to use on the Fruit Blast slots game. This is intended to be a bingo bonus, and if the bonus money is used as intended, the wagering requirement is only x2. If you’d rather use the money to play slots, it jumps up to x30. That’s still lower than average in the UK, though.
City Bingo rewards players for their loyalty by giving them “Coins.” They’re handed out at a rate of one per £1 wagered on bingo or one per £10 wagered on slots (or other “instant” games). These “Coins” can only be spent in the City Bingo reward shop, where a variety of “goods” including free spins and bingo tickets, can be bought so long as you have a sufficient points balance. Furthermore, three per cent of all daily losses are handed back to players as no-string cashback every day. That’s subject to 3% working out as a minimum of £5 and a maximum of £100. It’s a good combination of promotions, and you may see additional seasonal promotions added on top.
Top Games at City Bingo
For all the visual nicety of City Bingo’s globe-trotting theme, the homepage of the site doesn’t do a great job of showing off which games it has to play. We suspect it’s been a while since City Bingo received any major updates in terms of its games catalogue, as the single, lonely thumbnail on the homepage promotes Safari King as the latest arrival at the site. That’s a Pragmatic Play slots game, and it’s been out since 2019 – hardly “new.” If you’re more interested in bingo than slots – which would be understandable, given the site’s name – the bingo rooms have imaginative titles like “90 Ball Bingo,” “52-5 Bingo” and so on. While the theme at City Bingo might be imaginative and original, its games portfolio is anything but.
Customer Support and Licensing
Live chat isn’t available at City Bingo. However, telephone support is available on freephone number 0808 238 7546. The only other option is to email email@example.com. UK Gambling Commission licence 58267, which belongs to Grand Battery Holdings Limited, covers City Bingo. It was issued in February 2022 and is thus far free of sanctions and fines.
Withdrawal Speed and Support
The withdrawal system at City Bingo is antiquated. At present, players are only able to withdraw money through UK-registered debit cards or PayPal. A mandatory two-day processing time is required for each withdrawal request. Subsequently, PayPal withdrawals require an additional 2-3 business days to process, whereas debit card withdrawals are subject to a waiting period of 5 business days. As a consequence, some players may have to wait for more than a week to obtain their funds, which is too long by modern standards.
Final Thoughts on City Bingo
City Bingo is one of the “best of the worst” Grand Battery Holdings Limited bingo sites if that makes any sense. It’s the best of the sites that use its layout, but it isn’t as good as any of those that have a more modern style. We like its “round the world” theme, and we don’t doubt the quality of its bingo rooms, but it lacks depth, and it’s fallen too far behind the times to be considered a top site in the modern age.
City Bingo Sister Sites Player Reviews
Here are the thoughts of your fellow players about City Bingo. The reviews are all real, but we’ve paraphrased them to keep them brief.
City Bingo hasn’t attracted enough player reviews in the past twelve months for us to be able to bring you a balanced picture of player feedback. The site used to attract reviews quite regularly, so it may be the case that City Bingo isn’t as popular as it once was. If more reviews appear n the future, we’ll bring them to you here.