Bingo Storm blew onto the bingo scene mid-2018, bringing a tidal wave of winning opportunities to online bingo players. A downpour of promotions could lead to great big wins dropping into bankrolls, all thanks to a wager-free guarantee. The welcome page is bursting with player offers, popular slots, the latest games and how to get a free spin of the excusive Storm Wheel, but in order to truly discover everything they have to offer, we needed to send in one of our expert reviewers to put them to the test.
Our exclusive From the Players for the Players experiment is designed to go where no other review website has gone before, and we achieve this by making a real money deposit, playing games and attempting a withdrawal. If our reviewers come across any surprises, good or bad, we’ll be sure to point these out! Find out how our tester of the day got on when going undercover with Bingo Storm.
- Tester of the day: rainingcash
- Deposit date, amount and payment method: Thursday, 2 December 2021, £150 via Visa Debit
- Withdrawal request date: 2nd December, withdrawal request of £218.95p was made via Visa Debit
- Withdrawal received date: Withdrawal of £218.95p was via Visa Debit on Tuesday, 7th December
Since our reviewer, rainingcash, was already registered, all they had to do was log in. Our reviewer commented on how neat and pleasant the lobby was with a user-friendly layout.
The deposit process was simple. A quick click of the deposit button and the cashier appeared on screen. There were two options offered to our reviewer: debit card and PayPal. Clicking the debit card option prompted the following message to appear…
Once read and confirmed, rainingcash was able to add her Visa Debit details before depositing £150 into her account, a process that literally took seconds. Once complete, she noted her balance was updated to reflect her deposit of £150 plus 10 free games to be used on Irish Luck by Eyecon.
Our tester wasn’t given the option to opt-out of bonuses and the spins were automatically added to her account.
First up was to redeem the 10 free games, however the voucher wouldn’t load. Launching live chat to ask why the spins were locked, the tester was informed the spins only become available once £10 has been wagered.
The first room our reviewer tried was the bustling free bingo room where she discovered almost 300 other players competing to win £4 in real money prizes.
To release those spins, she had to spend real money so headed to the Mystery Jackpots room where prizes remain a mystery until ticket sales are closed.
From there she headed to the HIT-52 (card-based) bingo room where players win by matching their hand of five cards to those that are drawn from a standard deck of 52 cards. This is an interesting bingo variation especially for those who enjoy poker.
Once £10 had been wagered, the gift box icon to the top right of the screen changed to alert our player her spins were ready to be used. Redeeming the free games was then as simple as clicking the free games voucher. When it comes to bonus spins deals, wins will be awarded in points.
“Free Spins are slot game spins you don't have to bet on, you get a fixed free-spin bet amount and prizes are paid out in points.
At the end of your Free Spins points are converted and added to the games wallet (bonus or real cash depending on the type of promotion you took part in).”
The free games winnings are capped at £1, and wager-free cash on this occasion. This may not seem like much, but you can purchase 100 bingo tickets with a pound.
There were 20 side games available to play in the bingo rooms including Eyecon and PariPlay (Wizard.Games) titles. Our tester noticed the ‘Temple of Iris 2’ slot was featured twice while ‘Fluffy in Space Jackpot’, ‘Unicorn Bliss’, ‘Fluffy Fairground’ and ‘Enchanted Prince’ failed to load.
Having no luck in the bingo rooms, rainingcash decided to switch to slot games. Fluffy Favourites Megaways awarded 9 free games at 60p a spin, but resulted in a total win of just 45p. 3 Kingdoms Battle of Red Cliffs and Prosperity Pearls Hold the Jackpot also failed to increase her bankroll.
The last game played was Butterfly Staxx 2, boasting a 5x4 reel engine with the potential to unlock a further two sets of 5x4 reels, and that’s exactly what rainingcash did – she unlocked three slot machines on a £1 bet and landed a win of £118.12p!
Requesting a Withdrawal
After hitting a big win on Butterfly Staxx 2, our reviewer decided it was time to make a withdrawal and requested a cashout of £218.95 on Thursday, 2nd December. Since Visa Debit was used to credit her account, Visa Debit would be used to process the withdrawal.
On Tuesday, 7th December at approximately 1am, our tester received a text message alert as well as an email to inform her the withdrawal had been processed and completed.
How Does Bingo Storm Stack Up?
Spins were granted upon deposit with no opt-out offered. Live Chat is available (limited hours), so players could certainly request the removal of such offers. In this case, the winnings resulted in wager-free cash, however players should verify whether or not winnings from a specific offer will be paid in real money or bonus funds.
Now, as a depositor, free offers of spins and bingo tickets continued flowing in on a daily basis. All free bingo rooms are packed to the rafters with bingo dabbers looking to win real money prizes up to £1K every week.
In terms of the withdrawal, the payment was processed within a fair timeframe. Cashout requested Thursday and paid the following Tuesday via Visa Debit.
This information concludes this extensive test as part of the project From the Players, For the Players. If you are a member of Bingo Storm or consider making a deposit, we hope this report provided some useful information.
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