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What’s in a name? Well, if we’re talking about the name of an iGaming site, the answer to that question is, “Quite a lot.” Bingo Storm is a total misnomer. There’s no storm happening on its homepage, and there’s very little bingo to play here. While we’d express surprise at this total disconnect if it happened on any other casino network, it’s surprisingly common among the Majestic Bingo sister sites. We wish we knew why, but we truly have no idea. It’s almost as if the site has been designed to be the diametric opposite of what it sounds like it should be, with a “clear blue skies” design as opposed to a storm and banks of slots where all the bingo rooms ought to be. It wouldn’t even be much good if we were to assess it as a slots casino rather than a bingo site because the slots it’s chosen to focus on are ancient.
Let’s give Pink Ribbon Bingo the respect it deserves. It deserves our respect because it raises money for breast cancer charities, of course, but it’s also worthy of respect as an iGaming site. This is one of the oldest bingo sites still in existence, having gone live in 1997. It was the world’s first charity-connected online bingo site when it launched during an age when most families in the UK didn’t even have the internet in their homes yet. It goes without saying that this is the oldest of all the Majestic Bingo sister sites. Being old isn’t automatically deserving of respect, but Pink Ribbon Bingo has as strong a roster of bingo rooms as you’ll find anywhere on the Grand Battery Holdings Limited platform. We’d say that the current welcome promotion could be tweaked to make it more appealing to bingo players than slots players, but that’s really just nitpicking.
A lot of the Majestic Bingo sister sites really struggle with their themes. We’ve already seen that with Bingo Storm, which has managed to get its entire theme back to front. Other sites make no effort to come up with a theme consistent with their name whatsoever, but we think Jackpot Cafe has – or, at least, we hope it has. There has to be some good reason why the background of the site is a muddy and unpleasant shade of brown, and we’re guessing it’s something to do with coffee. In any event, Jackpot Cafe offers one of the most (potentially) generous welcome promotions on this network, with as much as £777 available in matched deposit welcome funds for new players. It’s a 50% matched deposit rather than the 100% matched deposit you’ve probably come to expect, but that’s still a big number.
We have no way of knowing whether you’ve ever seen the logo of Dazzle Bingo before, but there’s a reasonable chance you’ve heard its name. This is a bingo brand that’s been advertised on radio – specifically the Greatest Hits Radio network, which includes Hits Radio and Heat Radio. They’re “guilty pleasure” stations, which more of us listen to than we’d probably care to admit to. In any event, the fact that Dazzle Bingo has been advertised on such a large platform raises it above the standard of the average Majestic Bingo sister sites when it comes to the site’s public profile. It’s a fairly basic-looking iGaming site, truth be told, but it comes with most of the same bingo rooms you’ll find at Pink Ribbon Bingo. They’re considered to be the best that the operator has to offer, and there’s several thousand pounds of jackpot money to be won in them every week.
We’d have loved Winzino’s game show theme a few years ago. Sure, it’s a little hokey, and its 2D style doesn’t exactly “pop” when you compare it to the more flamboyant approach of modern bingo sites, but it’s charming and well-observed. Sadly, though, we’re afraid to say that being behind the times is the theme of Winzino as a whole. It was made with the same template as Bingo Storm – which is odd, given that one is a bingo site and the other is a casino – and so it comes with the same limitations as all the Majestic Bingo sister sites that share the template. That means there aren’t as many slots here as you’ll find at the likes of, for example, Jackpot Cafe and those that are here are starting to show their age. You can still enjoy Winzino if you love the classics, though.
From our discussions of both Bingo Storm and Winzino, you’ll be aware that we’re not big fans of the templates that drive those Majestic Bingo sister sites. That’s not great news when it comes to Fortune Fiesta, as it uses the same template. We appreciate the fiesta theme of the site, which is lively and brings a sense of fun to proceedings on the homepage, but that’s one of the very few compliments we can give to Fortune Fiesta. The wagering requirements that the casino applies to its promotions and bonuses are way too high for our liking, and our point still stands about the age of the slots that the casino has chosen to put in the spotlight on its homepage. The fact that it’s always the same slots is also a problem, as it strongly suggests there’s no difference between the game portfolios of any of these lookalike sites.
Costa Bingo used to be among the most popular bingo sites on its network. That was back when it was one of the 888 UK Limited bingo sites. Since all the Majestic Bingo sister sites moved to Grand Battery Holdings Limited, Costa Bingo has started to drop off the radar – although to be honest, its star had begun to fade long before that. From being a bingo brand that was advertised on television by one of the Spice Girls (Mel B, if you must know), it’s become an iGaming site that looks like it’s been forgotten over time. There are dozens of bingo sites out there that use the “beach holiday” theme, and most of them look better than Costa Bingo while they’re doing it. All hope is not lost for this site – it still has a massive bank of users, and it’s still a name that plenty of people know and trust – but it would benefit from an overhaul.
Majestic Bingo Information
|#No. of Sister Sites||235|
|Best Sister Sites||Pink Ribbon Bingo, Bingo Storm, Winzino, Dazzle Bingo and Jackpot Cafe|
|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|
|Majestic Bingo Facebook page|
Majestic Bingo operator – Grand Battery Holdings Limited
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Majestic Bingo review
Majestic Bingo Sister Sites Welcome Bonuses
Majestic Bingo is a very difficult site to review because it’s not really an iGaming site. This is a real-world bingo company with real-world bingo halls – it’s simply teamed up with Grand Battery Holdings Limited to add a few bingo games and slots to its official website so people can play online. As such, there aren’t any welcome promotions at Majestic Bingo – but we don’t think that should be seen as a weakness of the site so much as it’s a weakness of the format. The website primarily exists to provide people with information about Majestic Bingo as a company. The games are provided on an almost incidental basis.
While there isn’t a formal welcome promotion at Majestic Bingo, the site claims towards the bottom of its homepage that it has “amazing online promotions.” There are only two promotions listed, though, and one of them isn’t really a “promotion” at all – it’s a passing mention of the fact that the site has a few free bingo rooms to offer. The other promotion is the Majestic Bingo Daily Jackpot Game, which gives away £5000 in jackpots every week. Even this isn’t really a promotion, though, because the full text of the offer makes it clear that it refers to the maximum jackpots in each of the site’s daily bingo rooms. To cut a long story short, Majestic Bingo is a site devoid of promotions of the kind that online bingo and casino players would understand and appreciate.
Top Games at Majestic Bingo
By virtue of the fact that Majestic Bingo has tried to claim them as “promotions,” we’d have to say that the top games at Majestic Bingo are its daily jackpot bingo rooms. There’s a new one for nearly every day of the week, starting with “Dreamy Monday” and its £600 jackpot and continuing through to “Wishful Thursday” and its £1000 jackpot. There’s also a jackpot room open on Fridays – it’s just that the room doesn’t have a “theme name” in the same way that the other ones do. For the sake of completion, the other themed jackpot rooms are “Terrific Tuesday” (£1500) and “Wacky Wednesday” (£500).
Customer Support and Licensing
This is where things get odd. Despite Majestic Bingo being a whole website about Majestic Bingo as a company, its clubs, and its special events, there’s precious little contact information to be found – especially if you want to talk to someone about your experience of playing online at the site. The only viable option appears to be to send an email to email@example.com, with a quoted 48-hour turnaround for responses. The online games at Majestic Bingo – insofar as they exist – are covered by Grand Battery Holdings Limited’s UK Gambling Commission licence, which is number 58267 and has been in force since February 2022. Grand Battery Holdings has a clean record with the regulator as of the time of writing.
Withdrawal Speed and Support
At Majestic Bingo, a big win can quickly turn into a big wait when it comes time to withdraw your earnings. The site limits withdrawal options to PayPal e-wallets and debit cards, with a mandatory 48-hour processing period before transactions are approved (or rejected). The bad news doesn’t stop there. If you choose to withdraw using PayPal, be prepared for an additional 2-3 business days for the funds to clear. If you opt for Visa or Mastercard Debit, you may have to endure a frustrating wait of up to five business days before your money arrives. This withdrawal process falls far behind the best online casinos in the UK, where instant withdrawals are the norm. Majestic Bingo would do well to upgrade its payout process if it hopes to be competitive in the online bingo game.
Final Thoughts on Majestic Bingo
Majestic Bingo isn’t a great online bingo site, but it never really set out to be one. It’s an information site that just so happens to offer a few casino and bingo games. It’s more than fine for what it is, but the lack of depth and promotions at the site means that there’s not much to offer for the average online bingo enthusiast. It’s in a class of its own, but not a class you’re likely to be interested in.
Majestic Bingo Sister Sites Player Reviews
Here are the thoughts of your fellow players about Majestic Bingo. The reviews are all real, but we’ve paraphrased them to keep them brief.
Majestic Bingo attracts more reviews for its real-life venues than for its online aspects and hasn’t been reviewed for its online aspects in any event for more than twelve months. That means the existing reviews are too out-of-date to bring you here. We’ll present you with the latest reviews in this space should any appear.