True Blue Bingo review
True Blue Bingo is a popular online bingo gaming site. It owns a vast collection of 90 and 75-ball bingo games, and is an easy to navigate, no fuss website. It not only appeals to the Australian bingo community though, but players who enjoy all things gambling, as this comprehensive platform also offers casino games such as the pokies, blackjack and roulette. True Blue Bingo offers a range of promotions and bonuses for first time players, and long time members.
Opening An Account
As with any online gambling site, becoming a member is always the first step to being able to play for real money. Name, date of birth, desired currency, email, mobile number, alias, password etc. are the quick details needed to fill out to get started at True Blue. Once we’ve completed that, we are credited with a $5 bonus without even having to deposit any cash, and taken to a page where we have the option to play. This makes things handy if we just want to try out a game or two. They also provide a first deposit bonus promotion; we deposit any amount up to a maximum of $50, and they will give us a huge 200% bonus on top of that – that’s a $100 bonus to take our total to $150. They also generously offer a 25% recurring bonus for your second deposit and every deposit thereafter.
If that’s not incentive enough, they also offers a jackpot-life feature, which they call Bingo Ball For Life. Upon our first deposit, we automatically go in to the draw to win a $1000 every week. True Blue Bingo also offers a great variety of weekly and monthly promotions.
Below we detail the games on offer, banking security and the vibrant online community so you are completely informed before signing up.
True Blue Bingo offers the general 75-ball and 90-ball bingo games, with a wide variety of choices to suit everyone:
- Ice Breaker
This 75-ball bingo room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s a great room for beginners to start in and ‘break the ice,’ if you will. This game offers many different jackpots, making it a great introduction to online bingo. It runs on the basic 5×5 card bingo game, where players simply fill up their cards as the numbers are called out. This 75 ball game only offers one bingo prize per game, however True Blue will also offer consolation prizes to players who didn’t snag the big win now and then.
Just like its name suggests, this game room is as addictive as the chocolate bar and in their words, ‘Choc full of nuts!’ It is a 90-ball game which is only open between the hours of 5am to 12 noon EDT, and also has unique jackpots on offer. This game room is a fun entry into the world of 90-ball bingo and will keep players coming back for more sweet offerings.
Grapevine is True Blue’s 90-ball bingo game room which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing a bingo fix to those that need one at any and all odd hours. Grapevine constantly has new games on offer and is an uncomplicated room to play in while you chat to your friends.
- Easy Wins
As per its name, Easy Wins offers many prizes that are easy to get, in a 90-ball format. The room is only open from 11pm to 11am EDT, which caters to those late night, and early morning, bingo players.
- Treasure Chest
Treasure Chest offers some of the biggest prizes but is only open from 3am to 10am EDT, so you’ll need to burn the candle at both ends for a chance to share in some of the rewards.
- Linked Games
Linked games are a type of progressive jackpot for bingo. These games are only on offer in the Ice Breaker and Snickers rooms. When you play a linked game, you join a larger network with growing jackpots to be won. These games typically tend to attract a substantial amount of players and offer more frequent wins. Games are run on certain schedules, which you can find at the bottom of their website.
Despite bingo being the main focus of True Blue, the site also offers various other popular casino games for our entertainment; great variety if we need a break from bingo or just want to try our hand at something else! Such games include:
Some of the more popular pokies games online, including (but not limited to):
Progressives, such as:
- The Dark Knight
A wildly popular online video slot game based on the Batman movie franchise directed by Christopher Nolan.
- Mega Moolah
One of the most popular progressive pokies game available, with a massive jackpot up for grabs. Players try their luck at winning the ultimate prize, with a fun African theme and various other small wins on offer.
Players try and spin three dragon symbols, with five king symbols returning the biggest prize of all.
- Major Millions
The name says it all. Join the hordes of players trying to win the millions.
- Treasure Nile
An Egyptian-themed pokies game.
Try to spin the Lucky Sevens in this popular and exciting slot game.
They also have up to 75 feature pokies games, including titles such as Tomb Raider II, Mermaid Millions, The Osbournes, and Cashapillar, and up to 29 fruit slot games, including Stallionaire, Bundle In The Jungle, and Break Da Bank. There are another 17 different varieties of video poker games, too. Players are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to playing the pokies at True Blue.
- Instant Scratchies
For scratchie fans, True Blue owns games such as Game Set & Scratch, Plunder Under The Sea, and Dawn of the Bread, each with their own theme and playing style.
- Table Games
The site boasts an impressive selection of table games for us to enjoy including Three Card Poker, High Streak European Blackjack and European Roulette Gold.
- Mini Games
If you like a bit of distraction while playing bingo or pokies, True Blue has a selection of 22 addictive mini games which open in a small window at the bottom of your screen.
Customise Your Experience
True Blue allows players to personalize their gaming experience. We can choose what colour schemes we want our games to be which adds a personal touch. We can also personalise other features such as the chat sounds we hear and the size of the fonts, ideal for those who have trouble viewing tiny letters on the screen. They do a great job of offering such customisations which allow players to feel like the game is their own.
Banking Methods & Security
True Blue Bingo accepts many different payment methods, including EcoCard, NETELLER, Mastercard and VISA, MoneyBookers, ClickandBuy, EntroPay, Click2Pay and Ukash. We can deposit cash in a variety of currency options, most importantly AUD, but also EUR, USD, GDP and CAD. We also get an extra 10% matched deposit bonus if we use any of the above listed payment methods (excluding Mastercard and VISA). We can also view our transaction history at any time by using either the CashCheck or PlayCheck systems. The former tracks all of our financial history, whereas the latter tracks our gaming history.
Dabbling in online gambling is always a tricky business as you don’t know who you can or can’t trust – True Blue Bingo does it’s best to eliminate and concerns by offering an extensive customer support system. We can reach their support team for any problems we may experience 24/7. We can speak directly with an assistant via live chat or over the phone (1-800-658460 is the Australian toll-free number), or via email if we prefer. All of their contact information is available on their support page.
Their extensive FAQ section also answers most of the basic questions we might have. All banking transactions are conducted through an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security system, and if we are really concerned about sharing our private information and banking details over the Internet (understandably so), they have the option of having us phone in our details for peace of mind. This is one of the unique features True Blue offers, largely due to the apprehension we rightly hold about giving away credit card details online. With many fraudulent sites on the web, True Blue does a great job in reassuring us all we are in safe hands.
True Blue Bingo has a vibrant chat community. With easy to use chat monitors which make us feel welcome, such features ensure everyone sticks to the appropriate chat etiquette and allow us to take part in various chat games that are held, and a chance of being named Player of the Week.
They also have a chat phrase guide which can help us get acquainted with the lingo used, especially if we aren’t familiar with commonly used abbreviations. Newsletters are also sent out to players regularly, however you may choose to opt out of this feature. True Blue Bingo also has an auto-daub feature where the system automatically marks off numbers on your card that have been called, leaving you free to chat more with your friends, without having to pay too much attention to the actual game.
It is a well-run bingo site worthwhile of opening an account with all the offers, games and social features on offer. With a strong emphasis on community and many different activities, the site also features ample information for those who want to brush up on the rules on simply learn more about bingo and other gambling games. Everything is laid-out in an accessible, structured way. True Blue Bingo deserves its reputation as a leading online Australian bingo website.