They always talk about the luck of the Irish, and it’s not surprising that so many bingo sites and gaming brands have opted to run with a lucky leprechaun, 4-leaf clovers and pots of gold to help emphasise just how lucky their players could be. Clover Bingo has been around for some time, and so has its cheery leprechaun mascot – and it’s a site which is one of the main proprietors on the Jumpman Gaming system. Jumpman sites all have a very particular look to them and a number of common features and terms which we will go into more detail on a little further down – but, as it stands, Clover Bingo is very appealing indeed. There’s a nice balance of calming colours and enough to sell the fact that this is a ‘lucky’ gaming site – and to top it off, new customers can treat themselves to a brilliant ne bonus code which will grab them £20 to play with from just £10 in deposited cash. You’ll even get a spin of the free bonus wheel on the same promo code, meaning this really is a site with a double deal before you even get started.
The bonus wheel and associated promo codes are rather familiar to many players, particularly as they can be seen running on various Jumpman sites of various shapes and sizes. The wheel here will guarantee new customers a shot at a prize between £5 and £2500, meaning you’ll have at least a 250% cash match on just one simple deposit. This is a nice promotion code to kick things off, and we certainly appreciate websites that make the effort to welcome players.
But how does Clover Bingo perform otherwise? Bonus codes and promo codes aside, there are a few factors to the site which set it apart from other smaller platforms and catalogues which we do feel you should be aware of – and, of course, we will discuss these in further detail a little further down the review. Sit tight and read on – but don’t go anywhere with that bonus code until you’ve had the lowdown from us first!
Clover Bingo in Brief
Clover Bingo has a nice aesthetic, and while it may not be as busy or as crammed as some other sites on the network or the software involved, it at least makes a nice effort to encourage players to sign up for a Clover Bingo login. It will likely appeal to casual players and bingo dabbers in it for fun in this respect, though by digging a little deeper you may find that the terms suggest more of a slant towards players looking to win big and win often – however, this is certainly open to interpretation.
As a Jumpman site, it certainly has a solid stock of games, but there is very little information available to new customers before they sign up. This is what we like to call a ‘registration wall’ – some sites can lock the majority of their games catalogues behind necessary registration, and we aren’t especially keen on this. We like to have a little bit of a window shop before we put our details across, and Clover Bingo is slightly disappointing to the extent that the only information available on games is a block of text regarding their bingo experience and information on the bonus wheel. While the games do at least function well once you’re into the site, it would have been nice for more information presented up front and early.
Beyond the disappointing first impression, just how well does Clover Bingo function? Does it provide a solid gaming experience and good value for money? Let’s take a closer look
- Multiball bingo
- Virtual casino
- 200% of your cash matched on your first deposit of £10
- Free wheel spin for new customers – guaranteed prize of £5
- Jackpot games
- Friend referrals
- Loyalty scheme
Many bingo and gaming sites are really making an effort to make sure that their portable players – those of us who like to take our bingo and slots away with us via phone or tablet – are well-covered with a solid platform and plenty of functionality. Clover Bingo is no different, offering a very solid mobile experience without the need for an official Clover Bingo app – we do think the portable site makes good use of emulating the desktop version without losing too much in the bargain, and beyond this, everything is easy to access and play. All you ever need to do is navigate straight to the website from your device of choice and login – no downloading necessary, and no fuss required.
Smartphone gaming with Clover Bingo is fairly solid, but players are advised to bear in mind that they will receive a ‘lite’ version of the main site – meaning that it is a scaled-down platform optimised for mobile users and that full functionality will still be available on the main site. That being said, we don’t see much of a reason why players can’t make the mobile experience their default entrance into the site, particularly as the vast majority of what is on offer from Clover Bingo can be enjoyed on the go – and you can even use those big bonus codes to get your extra cash matching and more besides. Promo codes should always be flexible, and we like the fact that Clover Bingo is more than appreciative of this.
As mentioned, the site sadly requires you to register and login before you get much of a taste of what’s on offer from the Clover Bingo catalogue – this means you’re going to need to jump in feet first. You can at least see some of the promotions on offer beforehand, but there is a slight feeling that you are encouraged to sign up to see what makes the site tick.
The promotions are generally available to view before login, however, there are only a handful – from friend referral bonuses to jackpot games and a VIP Scheme to help reward loyal, existing customers, there is at least some attempt to keep players involved in the site long after they first sign up. That being said, the presentation of the promotions page is rather lacking – meaning it may not do much to inspire players beyond that first bonus code deal.
Games and Rooms
The games here, once you login, are fairly solid and play well, meaning that we do think it’s worthwhile taking a look – but you’ll need to login to see them all. Jumpman sites generally have more of a slant on slot games, but there is at least bingo coverage here with enough in the way of events and themes to keep dabbers happy.
There doesn’t seem to be much content otherwise – making it a rather simple site with some nice games, some interesting deals and a general appeal, but one which may suffer in the shadow of bigger, brassier websites. Certainly, there are other Jumpman sites which offer more of an insight into the gaming balance and catalogue on display.
Wagering is where you will need to be careful here – while you are generally advised that you’ll need to play back 4x your bonus on bingo and 40x on games, the site requires you to wager £100 of your own money before withdrawing a penny, and you won’t be able to withdraw within the first 48 hours of having made your first payment. These terms are very restrictive, sadly common to some Jumpman sites, meaning some players may feel slightly alienated.
Providing you have a major UK card, you can pay in and withdraw fine here – but no alternative payment methods are covered at this time. We hope this will change! As stated, there are some withdrawal policies in place which can seem very restrictive – and you’ll need to have £30 in your wallet before you can take anything away.
You can get help from the team at any time by calling the Clover Bingo phone number on 01481 734 554, or emailing [email protected]. We would like to see an online chat function set up some time in the future!
Clover Bingo may have plenty of charm from the offset but it does still struggle to appeal to a wider audience – restrictive wagering and withdrawal terms along with little information for new joiners do little to inspire people to sign up. We would therefore advise only hardcore players or those with plenty of funds available to try out the site – funding and withdrawal terms are sadly common across several Jumpman sites, meaning you will do well to keep a close eye before you get started.
- Nice bonus codes
- Pleasing site colour scheme
- Mobile site works well
- Restrictive wagering and withdrawal terms
- Little information available to new customers
- No alternative payment methods
- No online chat