Let’s face it—you know what Sky is. It is one of the world’s leading entertainment providers that falls under Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. In the UK, Sky is a household name. Offering everything from telephone lines to broadband and amazing TV packages, it is only natural that Sky broke into the betting market.
And they did, several years ago in fact.
Their online betting platforms—the imaginatively named Sky Bet and Sky Casino—are two of the country’s favourite online gambling sites and sportsbooks. Thanks to this expansion, Sky managed to move from simply being a household name to a major name within the online gambling industry.
The Birth of Sky Bingo
Following a major company overhaul in 2016, Sky Bingo became one of the company’s newest services and in this short time, Sky has built something truly worth looking at.
In our view, Sky Bingo provides an honest and transparent online bingo experiences—a great community, fantastic jackpots, and lots of interesting games make it a firm favourite of ours. Let’s have a quick look at some of the finer details.Back to top ↑
Buzz Bingo Community
One area where Buzz Bingo is perhaps lacking is their community… or, lack of it. Sure, you can go into bingo rooms and chat with players using the intuitive chat function, however, not many people were participating when we tried it out.
Furthermore, we could not figure out who the chat host was (or if there was one there at all!) and everything seemed a little impersonal.
Bingo is a very social game and it’s a shame that Buzz Bingo lets itself down this way. It would be nice to see Buzz Bingo put more effort into the community aspect of their platform—there are plenty of ways they can cultivate a positive culture and community.Back to top ↑
Games Offered on Sky Bingo
Sky Bingo uses Playtech (Virtue Fusion) gaming software to power their platform and with this comes a great variety of games. On Sky Bingo, there truly is something for every kind of player—we have never seen such a large variety of bingo games on any other online platform, and we have reviewed lots of them!
Of course, there are your run of the mill 75, 80, and 90-ball bingo games. In addition to this, you will find exciting variants such as Tipping Point Bingo—exclusive to Sky and inspired by the popular ITV TV show, Tipping Point—Deal or No Deal Bingo, and Cash Cubes, just to name a few.
If you like slots, these are also available. There are around 100 different games available, however, they are very basic—you won’t see the “big box” types of slots games you might find on other sites such as branded or licensed DC superheroes-themed slots.
Deposits and Withdrawals
With a company as big as Sky, you would expect them to support a large variety of payment methods. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
You can deposit and withdraw money using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or PayPal.
There is no Skrill or Neteller so if you don’t have a PayPal account, you are going to have to deal with waiting three-to-five days after withdrawing your cash to get it. Deposits are, of course, instantaneous and there are no processing fees involved for either.Back to top ↑
Sky Bingo on the Go
One thing you can be certain of when dealing with a large company, however, is that there will be some sort of mobile app available.
Sky ticks this box with their award-winning apps that are available for both iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) and Android (everything else, mostly!) devices. You can download the iOS app directly from the Apple App Store, however, the Android app needs to be downloaded from the Sky Bingo website; it is not available through the Google Play store.
Both apps are completely immersive, well-designed, quick to load, and aesthetically pleasing. Your bingo experience isn’t cut down or restricted either just because you are using the app.
It is clear that Sky invested a whole lot of money into their Sky Bingo app (as you would expect!) and it really paid off.
Of course, you can also use the main Sky Bingo website through any mobile browser—it is completely optimised, and your experience will be just as good as it would be through the app. This is ideal for customers who don’t want to mess around manually installing the Android version of the Sky Bingo app.Back to top ↑
Sky Bingo Customer Support
Sky are known for providing a decent level of customer support for their online Sky Bet and Sky Casino services. This, thankfully, extends to Sky Bingo, too.
They are always on-hand to help their customers out with any questions or problems they may have. Customer support is available over the phone, online through a “Contact Us” form, or through social media.
In most situations, customer support agents can resolve your problem there and then.Back to top ↑