As you’ve probably guessed, Yay Bingo is all about the bingo! That doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer slot players too, but this site is more about specialising in a couple of game categories than trying to cater to the needs of everybody out there.
The lobby is easy to navigate, with simple tabs and a smooth scroll, but it does lack filters. It’s great being able to view only ‘new’ or ‘popular’ slots, but I can’t help feeling that it would be an improvement if Yay Bingo had included the option to filter games by developer, and maybe a separate ‘Slingo’ category. That said, Yay Bingo compensates by including a very responsive search bar.
The 16-room bingo lobby was the first place I headed when it came time to check out Yay Bingo, and I was not disappointed.
The first thing I noticed was that 4 out of the 16 available rooms are free to play, including a free ‘Magic Mondays’ room with a generous £1,000 jackpot. It seems that Yay Bingo has plenty to offer players on a budget.
Generally, Yay Bingo offers up a fairly typical range of 90-ball, 75-ball and 52-ball games, and the rooms are steady but not too crowded, usually attracting less than 100 players to the most regular games.
The ‘On the Go’ lobby section includes 6 games with fairly low ticket prices, which can occasionally accumulate very hefty progressive jackpots. Ticket prices here are just 5p.
The ‘Kaching’ room has a guaranteed jackpot worth £35, and there’s also a ‘Mystery Jackpot' game which runs frequently and grants wins of up to £500.
The ‘Gobsmacked’ bingo room offers free spins rather than cash prizes, and the ‘Ace Club Big Bang’ room has a massive £10k jackpot, but you’ll need to progress through the loyalty programme to get invited to the latter—more on this below.
Needless to say, jackpot-loving bingo fans will feel right at home here!
There are in the region of 500 slot games at Yay Bingo, which might not be the most expansive list, but it should be more than enough to satisfy most players, particularly if their main focus is bingo and they tend just to dabble in slots.
Amongst those available were games from some top developers such as Microgaming, NetEnt, Barcrest and Eyecon. You’re likely to spot a few familiar classics like Rainbow Riches as well as some TV/Movie-themed slots like Tomb Raider and Jurassic World, all mixed in with some new releases.
Personally, even as someone who is first and foremost a slot player, I found there to be enough choice at Yay Bingo to satisfy my needs.
Some players like sites with a broad range but, whilst variety is great, there’s something to be said for the more niche, specialist sites too. I mention this because Yay Bingo belongs in the second of these categories.
The website doesn’t feature a sportsbook or casino section, and it doesn’t offer any live games. The lack of blackjack, roulette and other table games is likely to dissuade some players, but the quality of the bonuses and the games that are on offer mean that die-hard bingo lovers and dedicated slot fans like myself won’t be put off!
Despite not offering casino games, Yay Bingo does offer plenty of Slingo. You’ll find all sorts of Slingo, including popular themed games such as Britain’s Got Talent and Deal or No Deal.