Once known as Gala Bingo, the renowned British bingo brand went under a huge change in 2018 when it changed its name to “Buzz Bingo” and join forces with Playtech, the online gambling heavyweight. Since its re-brand, Buzz Bingo has finished switching things up, re-launched, and is now ready once again to serve its customers and establish itself as a market leader.
All the buzz surrounding Buzz Bingo isn’t something to ignore, either. In this review, we are going to take a quick look at Buzz Bingo and see exactly what you, the player, get in return for choosing their platform to get your bingo fix.
As a member of the Playtech network, Buzz Bingo is in a position to offer a lot more in terms of jackpots, number of rooms, and game capacity—exactly what you should expect from a leading network.
Buzz Bingo's Game Selection
You don’t get to be a market leader by having a pithy range of games, and Buzz Bingo manages to pack in a good selection of games to their platform.
These include 75-ball, 80-ball, and 90-ball bingo rooms (as always!) as well as specials. Some of these specials include firm favourites Deal or No Deal Bingo and Rainbow Riches in addition to more obscure ones such as Buzz Bingo’s own Buzz Bingo Blast 36-ball, a fun, fast-paced game that livens the experience up a bit.
While Buzz Bingo is a bingo platform, they have other games on offer, too.
Slots, casino games, instant wins, and scratch cards are available and are just as entertaining as the primary Buzz Bingo games.Back to top ↑
Buzz Bingo Community
One area where Buzz Bingo is perhaps lacking is their community… or, lack of it. Sure, you can go into bingo rooms and chat with players using the intuitive chat function, however, not many people were participating when we tried it out.
Furthermore, we could not figure out who the chat host was (or if there was one there at all!) and everything seemed a little impersonal.
Bingo is a very social game and it’s a shame that Buzz Bingo lets itself down this way. It would be nice to see Buzz Bingo put more effort into the community aspect of their platform—there are plenty of ways they can cultivate a positive culture and community.Back to top ↑
No iOS or Android App
Unfortunately, Buzz Bingo has not yet created an app for iOS or Android devices.
If you want to take Buzz Bingo on the go with you, you will need to use a mobile browser and visit their regular website. The good news is that their main website works fine on smartphone and tablet devices; the experience is no different and the site has been well-built and optimized for smartphone and tablet devices.
All bingo games and slots games are supported even when accessing the Buzz Bingo site through a mobile browser. Still, it would be nice to see an app.Back to top ↑
Deposits and Withdrawals at Buzz Bingo
Like most other leading bingo sites, Buzz Bingo lets you deposit cash using debit and credit cards, PaySafeCard, and PayPal. The minimum deposit is £5.00 and transactions process immediately.
On the other hand, withdrawals can be sent to a credit or debit card or PayPal. The minimum withdrawal amount is £10.00, and they can take around 48 hours to process if you withdraw to a card. PayPal is often instantaneous.Back to top ↑
The Bottom Line
Buzz Bingo hasn’t been around for a whole lot of time, however, they are already making a huge mark on the UK bingo market. As a provider that doesn’t just have an online presence—they run a huge number of bingo clubs nationwide—they certainly know what they are doing.
Given time, it is a virtual certainty that Buzz Bingo’s platform will flourish into becoming the undisputed market leader at the top of their game.
As the platform currently stands, it is good enough and while there may be some shortcomings—for example, there is no Buzz Bingo app for iOS or Android—these won’t be forever.
We are excited to see where the Buzz Bingo brand goes as they continue to build up their name and provide a leading user experience.Back to top ↑