Bingocams is probably one of the most individual bingo sites you will come across, and if you’ve not already heard of it, then you’re going to want to check it out.
As the name suggests, Bingocams offers live webcam streams allowing you to see other players as you play, plus, microphone compatibility means that you can chat with your fellow players too. This isn’t compulsory but it’s fantastically unique, and provides a much more interactive experience.
As you will see in this review though, Bingocams is much more than just a gimmick and actually has a lot to offer. Let’s begin by taking a look at the games offered.
Two bingo types are offered at Bingocams, 90-ball bingo and 75-ball bingo. Viewing the games currently running (or about to run) is easy, simply log into your Bingocams account and head to the ‘Live Bingo’ section or the regular bingo area. Here, you will see the current schedule which shows you the upcoming games.
There are a whole host of unique rooms and games offered at Bingocams, including Coffee Morning 200, Penny Arcade, Piggy Bank 50, and of course webcam bingo. The highlights of the day’s games (i.e. the biggest prize pools) are shown on the main homepage on the left-hand side, and this lets you see the title of the games, the times, the dates and a link to check the event details.
Although Bingocams would admittedly benefit from a few more game variations, the webcam functionally is a lovely touch, which really does create an experience unlike anywhere else.
There’s also a huge array of customisable playing options for you to explore, allowing you to change things such as hide/show hints, animate your bingo cards, close the winners screen, show/hide your status points to other players, and more.
Don’t Miss: Each day, there are three or more guaranteed jackpot games which can be found on the ‘Guaranteed Jackpots’ sidebar on the left-hand side of the home screen.
Playing Bingo with Webcams
The first thing to point out, is that it’s not compulsory to use a webcam when you’re playing at Bingocams, although doing so opens up some exclusive rooms and will give you access to a number of exciting, higher paying bingo games that carry lucrative jackpots.
One of the most prescient questions many players have before using their webcam, is how Bingocams deals with privacy and security.
First off all, it must be pointed out that Bingocams use only the highest level of security at their site, ensuring your webcam signal is fully secure. You also have full control over your webcam; you can choose to turn it off at any point, and this can be done either through the Bingocams website itself, or the old fashioned way by physically unplugging your webcam.
While it can seem a little daunting at first if you’re not the most technically minded, the payoff is more than worth it. Playing on your webcam with other bingo players is a great way to try something new, and allows you to experience a more intimate and realistic bingo experience.
Additionally, the ‘Live reactions’ tab on the homepage is fantastic. It shows you the reactions of players as they win big jackpots, which is not only encouraging (you could be next after all) but can also be pretty amusing as well.
Special Feature: 15% Winnings Boost
Bingocams operate another really unique and potentially lucrative promotion called ‘Live Win Moments’. This enables you to increase the amount you win simply for playing using your webcam.
All you need to do is play in a specific jackpot room and use your webcam while playing. You’ll then see a meter at the side of your screen; if you have a win, simply click the option that allows Bingocams to use your win moment (make sure they get your good side), and you’ll instantly receive your reward.
To reiterate, there is no obligation to use your webcam, but if you do opt in you can boost your winnings by 15% so it’s well worth doing – unless you are seriously shy, of course.
Bingocams offer a tremendous range of side games which add a little variation and an alternative to the bingo gaming, whether it be Casino Table Games, Slots, or instant win games like Scratchcards.
In terms of the Casino Table Games, the selection of titles is pretty generic, with just a few Roulette and Blackjack games on offer.
The Video Slots, however, is where things become a lot more interesting, and you’ll find a huge range of games from two of the world’s largest and most reputable game developers, NetEntertainment and Microgaming.
This allows you to enjoy titles like: Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, Twinspin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild, Jurassic World, Immortal Romance, Joker Pro, Thunderstruck II and Termination 2; and that’s just a small selection of what’s available.
A few instant wins made up of lottery style games and scratchcards exist, but we want to draw your attention to the Live Dealer Casino, something most bingo sites don’t offer.
If you’ve not played inside a Live Dealer Casino before, it’s easiest to think of it as a combination of playing online casino table games with a land based casino element. So instead of looking at a computer graphic like you would if you were playing online Roulette or Blackjack, you see a real life dealer who deals the cards and spins the Roulette wheel etc right in front of your eyes. You bet the same way you would if were you playing a virtual game, and then the dealer carries out your instructions as you watch live on screen.
Within the Live Dealer Casino, you’ll find a number of games to choose from, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and a couple of poker themed games like 3 Card Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker.
Loyalty and VIP Scheme
Bingocams operate both a loyalty and a VIP scheme, and from the moment you begin playing on the site you’ll start to accrue loyalty points. The more you play, the more you earn, and as you earn more points, you’ll gain access to new loyalty point status’s which award cash back.
You can see the tiers available below:
|Status||Status Points Required||Cash Back|
|Bronze 1||0 – 100|
|Bronze 2||101 – 200||£2.50|
|Bronze 3||201 – 300||£2.50|
|Silver 1||301 – 700||£5|
|Silver 2||701 – 1,400||£5|
|Silver 3||1401 – 2,200||£7.50|
|Gold 1||2201 – 3,500||£10|
|Gold 2||3501 – 5,200||£20|
|Gold 3||5201 – 7,000||£30|
|Platinum 1||7001 – 9,000||£35|
|Platinum 2||9001 – 11,200||£40|
|Platinum 3||11201 – 13,500||£45|
|Platinum 4||13501 – 16,000||£50|
|Platinum 5||16001 – 19,000||£60|
|Diamond 1||19001 – 22,500||£75|
|Diamond 2||22501 – 26,000||£100|
|Diamond 3||26001 – 30,000||£125|
|Diamond 4||30001 – 35,000||£150|
|Diamond 5||35001 – 50,000||£200|
There is also a VIP scheme, although it’s essentially just an extension of the loyalty points scheme. The levels and information for this scheme are outlined below:
|VIP Level||Status Points Required||Cash Back|
|VIP #1||0 – 100||£300|
|VIP #2||101 – 200||£500|
|VIP #3||201 – 300||£1,000|
|VIP #4||301 – 700||£1,500|
|VIP #5||701 – 1,400||£2,000|
As you can see, the rewards are pretty lucrative once you become a VIP, and you’ll also enjoy a number of free spins which you can use on one of the video slots offered at Bingocams.
Payments and Withdrawals
Bingocams offer a good range of payment methods for you to take advantage of, including all major Debit/Credit cards, Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard. Unfortunatley, you won’t find PayPal as a deposit or withdrawal option, but this could change in the future. The minimum deposit is £10 and that also goes for withdrawals.
When it comes to fees and charges Bingocams state:
“Bingocams do not charge any fee for making a deposit. However, some credit card issuers may impose a fee for internet transactions. This forms part of their terms and conditions. Unfortunately this policy is beyond our control. Please check with your card issuer for more information.”
This is refreshing, as it’s becoming commonplace to see online casinos and betting sites charging hefty fees.
The processing time for withdrawals is between 1-2 days according to the sites ‘Payments’ page, and while this is a bit longer than we’d like, it’s usually at the lower end of the scale.