Bingo Diamond Review

  • Parent Company: Broadway Gaming Ltd
  • Number of rooms: 7
  • Reviewer: Miranda Grant
  • Date of Review: 06 December 2016
  • VIP Scheme: Yes
  • Launched: 2011
  • PayPal Accepted: No

Rating

8 Overall

8 Bonuses & Promotions

8 Game variety

8 Deposits & Withdrawals

8 Customer Support

8 Design & Usability

Overview

Launched in 2011, Bingo Diamond is part of the Broadway Gaming stable of sites that includes Glossy Bingo and Butlers Bingo among others. If you like your bingo with a casino twist, Bingo Diamond is for you. Despite being classed as an online bingo site, Bingo Diamond has borrowed a number of traits and features from its cousins in the casino world.

In practical terms, this means you get more added extras when you join, as well as a Microgaming platform where there are just as many chips flying around as there are numbered balls. So, if you're looking for a hybrid experience, Bingo Diamond could well be that proverbial sparkling stone in the rough.

Platforms Available

Desktop
Tablet
Instant Play
Downloadable
Android App
iOS App

Safety and Trustworthiness

Searching for the security protocols and licensing details at some online bingo sites can be like finding a needle in a haystack. At Bingo Diamond, however, all the information you need is right there staring you in the face.

At the bottom of every page, you'll find details of how the site uses SSL encryption to protect your personal details and how your funds are kept in a secure bank account away from the company's operating funds (so you don't lose out if the company goes bust). On top of this, you'll find gaming licenses from the UK Gambling Commission as well as the Malta Gaming Authority, which is probably the leading primary licensing authority.

In compliance with its licensing conditions, Bingo Diamond's software has been fully tested by eCOGRA and has been certified under the following conditions. That ensures fair games, honest and responsible behavior, proper security measures, and easy access to mediation in the event of a dispute. You can check out the latest license issued by clicking on the eCogra logo at the bottom of the page.

Finally, if you want some further reassurance that everything is legit, Bingo Diamond publishes all of its RTP (Return-to Player) data. All sites are required to have this information, but some of them choose not to make it available to players. Bingo Diamond isn't one of those sites, which shows it's ready to standby the fairness and legitimacy of its products.

Deposits & Withdrawals

All deposits and withdrawals at Bingo Diamond are fully secured. The one important thing you need to note is that you'll be limited to one withdrawal every seven days.

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Bonuses and Promotions

Bingo Diamond clearly knows the value of a good bonus, as its platform is crammed full of ways to get more for your time online. When you start your online journey, a 100% welcome bonus worth up to £100 + 20 free spins on the SunTide slot can be yours when you make your first deposit. Although this bonus might not raise too many eyebrows in the online casino world, it's certainly impressive in the context of bingo sites.

This welcome bonus actually gives high-volume players some real value. However, Bingo Diamond actually classes this as a "casino bonus" and, therefore, it’s subject to a 40x playthrough. Slot spins do have a 100% weighting so active players shouldn't really have any issues with this.

Beyond the welcome bonus, Bingo Diamond doesn’t let a day go by without some kind of offer. Clicking on the Promotions tab brings out the monthly bonus calendar, which allows you to click on a specific day and find out what's going to be on offer. It will be immediately familiar to anyone who’s visited a Broadway site before, and doesn’t offer anything you haven’t seen before.

In general, the deals you'll find listed on the calendar will offer everything from free slot spins and game tickets to enhanced bingo jackpots. These promos are classed as "bingo bonuses" and are subject to a 4x wagering requirement.

This is fairly low in comparison to other sites (though not uncommon) and, as you'd expect, bingo tickets have a 100% contribution weighting. The only slight negative is that slots only have a 10% weighting when it comes to bingo bonuses. Still, that’s the equivalent of a 40x casino bonus, which is pretty much the industry average.

Overall, the range of bonuses at Bingo Diamond is solid and when you factor in the invite-only VIP scheme, you should find that there are plenty of ways to earn more from your time on Bingo Diamond, especially if you're an active player.

Game Selection

Bingo Diamond won't win any awards for innovation when it comes to its layout, sharing almost exactly the same underlying template as every other Broadway site. Indeed, open this site and Butlers Bingo side by side and the only meaningful difference is the particular shades of purple used by the designers.

On the plus side, Broadway sites are particularly easy to navigate. Bingo Diamond offers a clear and direct route to its roster of games. Click on the Bingo lobby and you’ll find 90-ball, 75-ball, and a few themed variants but that's about it. You'll be able to see how many players are registered, the time left until the first ball is drawn, how much a ticket costs, and the total prize pool. Having this information available to you before you play is extremely useful and saves you having to enter a specific game to find out whether you want to play or not.

Still in terms of quantity, the site would benefit from offering a few more bingo variants such as 30-ball or pattern bingo. There are just seven rooms here, which limits variety. However, the inclusion of themed games such as Immortal Romance Bingo is something regular players will appreciate. Moreover, these games create a nice synergy between the site's bingo and casino options.

Indeed, if you're looking for a break from bingo, that’s where the Microgaming platform really shows its value. There’s a 170-strong slots selection featuring longtime player favourites like Avalon and Thunderstruck II, as well as a good selection of table games like roulette and blackjack.

In terms of who this site will appeal to, it's fair to say that serious bingo players might run out of options quite quickly if they don't dabble in casino games. However, if you're a novice, there should be plenty of affordable options to keep you occupied. Ticket prices start at just 9p.

BINGO GAMES

90-ball

75-ball

80-ball

30-ball

5 Line Bingo

Themed Games

40-ball

50-ball

49-ball

OTHER GAMES

Slots

Progressives

Chat Games

Table Games

Mobile

In common with other Broadway Gaming sites, Bingo Diamond doesn't have a mobile app, but that does mean you'll be able to get your bingo or slots fix on the go.

Instead of building apps for just one or two platforms, the developers have used HTML5 to give the site complete flexibility. In practical terms, this means you can play on any sized screen, whether it's a scaled down desktop browsing window or via your smartphone’s web browser.

We really like the mobile experience on offer. Account info is available on the top-right, game categories can be accessed via a horizontal menu at the top of the screen, while a slide-in menu contains links to things like the Promotions Calendar and Live Chat.

What's more, because Bingo Diamond offers a mobile website instead of an app, you don't miss out on any games or offers. Without any space or size restrictions (because you don't have to download anything), you'll get full functionality anytime you like.

Support

Bingo Diamond offers a 24/7 support service which includes social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter which is great if you want instant answers to your queries.

The Final Word

Having previously reviewed some of Bingo Diamond’s sister sites, it isn’t easy to come up with something new here. The folks at Broadway are clear believers in not messing with a (presumably) successful formula, so we’ve seen it all – good and bad – before.

That said, if you’re seeking a site where there's a sense of parity between bingo and casino gaming, Bingo Diamond is the place to be. From its roster of games to the casino-style welcome bonus, it's clear this operator is trying to blend the best of both worlds.

More variety in the bingo selection would be welcome, but if you're a general consumer and not fiercely loyal to either bingo or casino games, Bingo Diamond should offer the perfect happy medium between the two.

8 Overall

8 Bonuses & Promotions

8 Game variety

8 Deposits & Withdrawals

8 Customer Support

8 Design & Usability

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Miranda Grant Our esteemed bingo editor has been a regular at the local halls since she was knee-high to her Nan. These days she’s a total mobile bingo convert, but still finds it impossible to pass a high street bingo hall if there’s a game on.

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