Bingo 80 Review
Bingo 80 games run every 2 to 3 minutes throughout the day, so you can stop by at any time to join in the fun.
When you enter the room, you’re given the chance to buy tickets for the next game, but you can also pre-buy tickets for other games within the daily schedule through the bingo lobby.
Tickets typically cost between 1p and 5p, which seems a fair price when you consider that the room offers a progressive jackpot.
The automated messages in the chat room notify you of any upcoming special games such as Superlinks and Session Bingo so that you have time to grab your tickets before it’s too late.
How to Play
Once you’re within the bingo lobby, simply look for the thumbnail marked “Bingo 80” and click it.
The game window then loads, after which you can see how long is left before the next game begins.
We like that you can observe the games without having to buy tickets and imagine that may prove handy for newbies who are keen to see how the games work before parting with any cash.
To buy tickets, click the orange “Buy” button at the bottom of the screen. Here, you’ll find quick-buy buttons that let you purchase 6, 18 or 50 tickets. The “Other” button lets you enter your preferred amount between 1 and 50.
At the top of the screen, you can see how much the progressive jackpot is worth. On our most recent visit, it had risen to just over £371. You can also see the value of the one-line and full house prizes.
To win the one-line prize, you must mark off all the numbers on any horizontal, diagonal, or vertical line, or all 4 corner squares. To win the full house, you must mark off every number on a single bingo ticket.
The Bingo 80 room boasts an exclusive progressive jackpot that is called the Magic 80 Progressive Jackpot. The reason why it’s “magic” is because the number 80 is the lucky number. If you call a full house on number 80, the jackpot is all yours.
The jackpot is funded by a portion of all ticket sales, and as it’s unlikely that the number 80 will be the winning full house number in every game, the value of the progressive jackpot can increase pretty quickly.
Graphics and Sounds
The game’s background consists of a galaxy in the shape of numbered bingo balls, with “Bingo 80” in its centre. The graphics are pixelated to go with the room’s retro theme.
There are no sound effects, which is a shame, and this means that you’ll also need to keep an eye out for the numbers being called although the auto-dab function means that you won’t miss out on a prize if you happen to miss any numbers being announced.
Bingo 80 is a great addition to Gamesys brands like Jackpotjoy, which already boasts several other exclusive and exciting online bingo variants. The 80s theme is likely to appeal to many middle-aged bingo fans, although we feel that an 80s soundtrack would make the playing experience even more authentic. Having a progressive jackpot available is also a good way to bring in curious players. If you’d like to give Bingo 80 a try, head over to Jackpotjoy, Virgin Games, or Double Bubble Bingo today!
Mark Angus is a professional writer and editor currently based in Adelaide and London. Mark writes on a variety of sports betting and gaming topics, most notably football and cricket (he has been a season ticket holder at Fulham for far too many years), as well as horse racing, in particular jumps racing. In addition, Mark produces website content, blogs and articles for a variety of publications, organisations and businesses, and has extensive experience in writing for all forms of online, print and broadcast media.