If you have young children in the family, the chances are that you’ll have used the word ‘minions’ much more frequently than you would have expected over recent years. The animated film series introduced us to the cute little characters with the high pitched voice, but if you expect to see them at Bingo Minions, you’d be mistaken. Their minions are rather different. If you’re a parent, that’s probably a good thing. You don’t want your children’s obsession to infiltrate your own hobbies too.
The Bingo Minions Website
That’s not to say that there aren’t cute little creatures at Bingo Minions. There is little point naming your site as such if you aren’t going to honour the theme. It’s just that these minions are a bit different. They’re more circular for a start, and rather more varied in colour. There’s a pink minion and a purple minion, as well as a yellow one. They provide a fun theme, and their bright world creates a lovely backdrop for the website. It features cartoon rendered blue seas, palm fringed beaches, lush green countryside and even snow tipped mountains in the background. We’re not sure that it’s particularly representative of real life landscapes, but this is minion world. It hardly matters.
What it does ensure is that Bingo Minions is one of the most attractive bingo sites currently in operation. It’s been around since 2016 and lacks the huge player base of some of the more established names, which means that the games can be a little quiet in off peak times. But there’s little to criticise regarding the website itself. The registration is easy. The form looks a bit cluttered at first but is very user friendly. You can check whether usernames are taken and look up your address if you live in the UK. Registration lands you immediately on the ‘Mega Wheel’, a wheel of fortune which will boost your welcome bonus (although you need to deposit first, more on that later. The top menu provides most of the navigation and the bingo site is split into different sections dependent on the type of game.
Range of Games
There are plenty of different bingo games to keep you interested as well. Again, it’s not quite as wide a selection as you will get at some of the industry’s biggest names, but that’s to be expected. There are five 90 Ball Bingo games and 2 75 ball games. It’s the VIP rooms that tend to be busiest, but you can only gain access to them when you’re, erm, a VIP. The problem here is that some of the other rooms can be a little quiet if you’re looking for a normal game with a few other people. The jackpot games tend to be busier, as you might expect, and there’s a small selection of online slots and other types of game too. There are definitely busier bingo sites elsewhere though in truth.
Security and Support
Bingo Minions is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission so you can be sure that all elements of its operation have been scrutinised and tested. We do love the UK Licensing system. Its reputation is such that their approval is the all the reassurance you need when assessing the credentials of any gaming site. The software that powers Bingo Minions has also been approved by the SQS and is powered by the 15 Network, who provide their services to numerous other bingo sites as well.
Customer support is available by email and live chat, although the latter is only open between 9:30am and 6pm on weekdays, perhaps reflecting the size of the site. If you prefer to play after work or at the weekend, then you will need to use the email address provided and potentially wait for a response. That said, we like innovation and the fact that Bingo Minions are providing support by WhatsApp too is an interesting development. Again the live support team are only available until 6pm on weekdays, but it’s an interesting methodology. We just hope they expand their hours of operation as they grow.
Their welcome bonus offer is a bit different as well. Bingo Minions gives you the opportunity to spin a Mega Wheel (of fortune) as we mentioned earlier in the review. You need to make your first deposit of a minimum of £10 to earn your spin on the wheel, but it could convert into different prizes of varying sizes. I ended up with 20 free spins on the Fluffy Favourite slots, but you could win 50 or 100 free spins, or indeed a £10 Amazon voucher for something a little bit different.
Your bonus is credited to your account immediately, and you can check progress from your account section. There are quite onerous x40 wagering requirements to fulfil if you win the free spins though, and the maximum you can in using your bonus is £250. That’s higher than some, but we prefer there to be no cap at all. We have to say that for a bingo site, we’d expect the welcome bonus to be directed towards the bingo games rather than slots, but there you go. The Mega Wheel is a bit different both in function and prize board. That’s great but there are better packages available elsewhere.
Bingo Minions is available via leading browsers on your smart phone or tablet. It’s compatible with all iPhones and iPads as well as Android devices. The mobile casino is well designed and works smoothly. I’ve never experienced any of the glitches, delays and freezes that can beset some mobile bingo websites. You can also deposit and withdraw via your mobile device, which is important if you predominantly play while out and about. It’s a very tidy little mobile offering.
Bingo Minions is an interesting site. It’s evident that a lot of work went into the site’s design, and visually it stands up to scrutiny. It’s licensed from the UK, features a decent if hardly exhaustive range of games and looks beautiful. However, there’s little doubt that you can find a wider choice of games and a better welcome bonus package elsewhere. I think any problems here, however, would be solved by volume. The site simply isn’t big enough to justify 24/7 support or a large suite of games at the moment. Given the plus points of Bingo Minions and it’s excellent design, I hope it becomes a bit busier because it’s a worthy addition to the market.