The balls are flying round William Hill’s splash page, promoting the spend £10 get £40 current new player bonus. Be aware that this £40 is split into £20 for bingo and £20 for other games. This is another Virtue Fusion site, so will have a friendly, familiar feel to seasoned players. VF is also an easy-to-learn system, so newcomers will soon get the hang of the games. As part of the welcome bonus you’ll get access to a new players’ room, the Arrivals Lounge for eight days, with £1,700 of prizes up for grabs while you find your feet. The lobby is packed with a variety of games offering both big prizes and rock bottom ticket prices and some of the big TV tie-in games.
William Hill has been calling bingo online since 2007, partnering with Playtech’s Virtue Fusion operation since 2009. They’re a big company with plenty of big numbers on the balance sheet. There have been ups and downs in their recent company history, however. You shouldn’t be in too much danger of being left out of pocket though.
It won’t take you a minute to sign up. The forms are cleanly presented and easy to get through. If you don’t fancy depositing straight away, you don’t have to, just close the deposit window and you’ll be in the site for a look around.
A full house of 90-ball, 80-ball, 75-ball, 75-ball pattern, Joker Jackpot and multi-variant bingo awaits inside William Hill Bingo. There’s Speed Bingo for impatient players and some big name tie-ins including Deal or No Deal
You’ve got the option of playing slots, scratch cards, and numbers games in both the lobby and the bingo rooms. Big slots include Clover Rollover, Bouncy Balls, Fruity Burst and Bar-X.
Click on “pre-buy games” on the Bingo Promotions menu for a list of Bingo Linx games offering a maximum £10,000 jackpot on our visit. There are big progressive jackpots on many of the games too, check the details in the lobby.
The lobby lists games by type, and there are a lot of them. It’ll tell when the next game starts, ticket prices, current jackpot, number of players in the room and who the host is. The rooms are nicely designed, with the company’s blue and yellow colour scheme to the fore. Read a guide to the game as you arrive in each room. The chat window is to the left, tickets are bought and displayed to the right. A line of instants, slots and numbers games tops the chat window. The bingo balls are called above the ticket window, where you’ll also find all the game details. Your account details are displayed on the top strip. If you’re not sure what a symbol means just hover over it.
William Hill Bingo look like they’ve put a lot of work into their promotions. It’s a page packed with offers. Most were for cheap tickets and free bingo, but there are big prize games, including the £250,000 weekend, too. Remember that promotions change all the time. The start of the month is a good time to check out a site’s promo page. Follow William Hill on Facebook and Twitter for more competitions.
Friendly, helpful chat hosts lead the conversation in the hosted rooms. They seem to know their way around the game and are a good first port of call if you have any questions.
The loyalty scheme, Bingo Club, is based on bingo calls, starting with one little duck. Each pound spent on bingo earns you a point. You need to keep earn points each month to stay at loyalty levels you’ve earned. You can work your way through five levels, but have to be invited to the sixth. Earning enough points also gives you a 50p bonus, the numbers decreasing as your loyalty level increases.
Refer a friend
There is no refer a friend scheme at William Hill Bingo.
The searchable help covers all of William Hill’s sites, so it’s not always easy to get to the bingo answers. Try asking in the hosted rooms or select live help, call 0800 121 6688 (International Freephone +800 3551 3551; +44 (0)870 600 0479 outside the UK), or email via an online form.
Bingo Bonkers Verdict
William Hill is a good site and worth looking at. There are lots of games and good value tickets are a speciality. The promotions are certainly worth looking at and the atmosphere in the rooms is good. It’s a shame that you can’t spend all of your £40 welcome bonus on bingo though. Is it better than all the other Virtue Fusion sites? That’s an opinion that will depend on your personal playing experience more than anything. Sign up and check it out.