From the minute you visit the X Bingo website, two things spring to mind. The first one is that their mascot was created by having one of the creatures from the movie Avatar in mind, and the second one is that their website layout looks very similar to the design of Fancy Bingo. The truth is that this new UK bingo site is brought to you by Mandalay Gaming Holdings Ltd, the same people behind powerhouse names such as City Bingo and Sing Bingo.
After at least a couple of months in BETA testing, to ensure that the grand opening went without a hitch, the X Bingo site officially opened its virtual doors on Tuesday June 7th.
We expect to see more and bigger bonuses, maybe even a free no deposit bingo bonus at X Bingo, but as of now, new players receive a 300% First Deposit Bonus, meaning a £10 deposit will have you playing bingo online at X Bingo with £40.
As this is a brand new site, we feel that their Refer a Friend Tournament is both unique and very enticing. If you have a lot of friends and you refer them to play bingo at X Bingo, you will get an extra £20 bonus once they have made their initial deposit. In addition, the 5 players to refer the most friends at the end of each month will share £210 in bonus cash. We are not sure if this tournament will continue beyond their initial push to the online bingo scene.
If there is one drawback to the selection of the online bingo games available at X Bingo, is the fact that they only have 90 ball and 75 ball bingo games. Once we entered the X Bingo game lobby we found 3 bingo rooms that feature 90 ball games, cards for these games cost from 10p to 30p, while there was just 1 bingo room that featured 75 ball bingo. Once again, cards cost between 10p-30p.
One of the bingo games that did catch our attention, was the Jackpot Magic game that takes place on Wednesday at 8pm and has a fixed prize worth £1,000. Cards cost 10p and the pre-buy option was also available. The bingo review of X Bingo took place on a Wednesday, that is why it was very hard to miss. More guaranteed jackpot games play daily with prizes ranging from £250 up to £1,000.
We liked the way X Bingo presented their remaining side games, even though we were very surprised to see that they only featured a great selection of online slots and 6 games of table games, that comprise 3 variations of Blackjack and 3 variations of Roulette.
The online slots are cleverly divided into Fantasy Slots, Adventure Slots, Cheeky Slots and Cute Slots. All in all, you can find 31 exciting slot machines. We tried Cpt. Quid’s Treasure Quest, Call of the Colosseum and Bangkok Nights. We didn’t win, but we did end up winning a few free spins and activated a bonus round.
There is just a handful of payment options available at X Bingo to help you fund your bingo account and they include Master Card and Visa Card, as well as Maestro and Solo Debit cards. We have noticed that they have PayPal as a withdrawal option which is great news for most bingo players as this is by far the most popular e-wallet today.
As of this writing, X Bingo members can contact the support team by filling out an online form. Make sure you include your nickname, email address and obviously your question. They guarantee that they will answer all your queries within 8 hours. If you wish, you can email them directly at [email protected] As it is the case with their sister sites, we expect X Bingo to add a telephone service in case you want to call them and also introduce the Live Chat feature.