Since mid-2021, our team of testers have been tasked with going undercover to see how online bingo sites operate including real money deposit and withdrawal processing. What operators claim to offer and actually offer may be different and we’re on a mission to find out.
Claiming to “make your dreams a reality”, Wish Bingo was the focus of this test as part of our ongoing From the Players for the Players project. Did our reviewer have a hell of a time or was it as close to hell as bingo gets? Find out as we reveal all there is to know about Wish Bingo.
- Tester of the day: BigDreamer
- Registration: Not required (existing player)
- KYC Verification: Not required
- Deposit date, amount and payment method: Tuesday 28th December, £150 via PayPal
- Withdrawal request date: December 28th, withdrawal request of £75.32p was made via PayPal
- Withdrawal received date: Withdrawal of £75.32p was received via PayPal on Thursday 30th December
Under the username ‘BigDreamer’, our tester logged into her account on December 28, 2021 and, as an existing player, she was welcomed back with the latest and upcoming game previews.
The first stop was the cashier. Choosing PayPal as her preferred deposit method, BigDreamer entered £150, making sure to click the ‘no bonuses’ box. Wagering requirements, despite being low, would only complicate things further so she made the decision to play with her own funds. Once confirmed, she was navigated to PayPal to execute the transaction, but was automatically logged out of her PayPal account twice. On the third attempt, the deposit of £150 was processed, but she was logged out of Wish Bingo. Upon entering the username and password, she was ready to play.
Before heading to the bingo action, our reviewer was invited to take a look at the current promotions. At the time there was a deposit match offer including slot spins and a chance to win a share of 1 million loyalty coins. Again, our reviewer declined bonuses to eliminate the risk of wagering requirements.
The Wish Bingo welcome page makes quite a claim with “huge guaranteed cash jackpots, awesome prizes and a wide range of instant games, slots and scratchcards”.
It’s true to say there are a huge and varied range of games on offer but as for jackpots, they’re a little slim on the ground. Sure there are extra pots of cash to be won if you can call house in an insanely low number of calls, but the reality of doing just that is extremely slim. There are, however, mega jackpots to be won when switching from bingo to video slots.
The value of the prizes depends on the number of players and the ticket cost, and on this occasion, the prizes and players were on the low side. There were no more than 40 players in a room and unless you play in the mystery jackpots room where prizes of between £10 and £500 can be won. The good news is, the more who play, the bigger the prizes but the less likely you are of a win. The fewer the players, the more chance of a win with a small prize unfortunately.
Bingo rooms were a mix of 90-ball, 80-ball and 75-ball with a few unique bingo games – bingo roulette and Hit-52, only, unlike all other rooms, bingo roulette was closed until a set time. Yo-Yo is one of the most exciting and entertaining rooms with prizes that rise and fall as balls are drawn. The only downside is there is no option to customise dabbers or the colour of that dabber. Chat can be closed if you’d rather not take part in the quizzes, but there are plenty of ways to pick up little extra bonuses by taking part.
Wish Bingo is not only an online bingo destination offering physical prizes for just 1p a ticket (be sure to look out for those!), but an online casino too! Side games are powered by PariPlay and Eyecon, but they are limited when you compare what’s available in the main games lobby.
One thing to be aware of, the pop-up alerting players to new promotions sometimes freezes the games, as our reviewer found out when playing Fluffy Favourites Megaways. Prizes were credited and the game resumed upon relaunch.
BigDreamer tried her luck with numerous slots, Gold Digger, Jumanji, Aztec Gold Megaways, Piggy Riches Megaways and Cleopatra Gold, but had no luck. After 90-mins playing, it was time to withdraw her remaining balance.
Requesting a Withdrawal
On Tuesday December 28th, BigDreamer initiated a withdrawal for £75.32p. There was no specific option for ‘withdrawals’, so how did she request one? BigDreamer noted the withdrawal option was housed within the ‘deposit’ button. After a few clicks and multiple confirmations, her withdrawal request was submitted.
Two-days later, just before midnight on Thursday December 30th, her withdrawal was processed and was in her PayPal account. No issues, no fuss and no fees.
Wish Bingo does state verification is required, but this was not the case for our reviewer who was able to deposit and withdraw without having to upload any KYC documents.
How Does Bingo Storm Stack Up?
There are three options when it comes to Wish Bingo: play bingo, play games or both! Whatever you decide to do you’ll have fun and will receive your withdrawals in a timely manner. On this occasion, the PayPal cashout was received within 2 days. Not quite as quickly as other operators paying e-wallets on the same day, but still timely. Despite stating KYC verification is required in the T&Cs, our tester was not prompted to submit any documents during this session. The game selection is good and the prizes increase as more players join the bingo rooms. Apart from the auto log out during the deposit process, this test revealed no significant issues.
This information concludes this extensive test as part of the project From the Players, For the Players. If you are a member of Wish Bingo or consider making a deposit, we hope this report provided some useful information.
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Feelin froggy 01/31/22, 06:01:15 PM
Two days to process a cashout is pretty standard but UK players are getting used to same or next-day payments with other operators. Still fair but some bingo sites are raising the bar.