Bingo Royale Review
Bingo Royale was first introduced at Jackpotjoy to commemorate the first arrival of the late Queen of Bingo, Barbara Windsor, back in 2010. Although the room temporarily disappeared during Jackpotjoy’s latest revamp, it’s now returned and is even more worthy of royalty than before.
Due to its exciting extra features, it offers players a superior playing experience to regular 90-ball games. For example, extra winners can be created through the Royal Pardon Feature while everyone has the chance to win the room’s jackpot by landing a full house within a set number of calls.
The Royal Pardon Feature works similarly to Roll On games, as additional prizes can be won even after the full house has been claimed.
Sometimes, Heart Bingo and Jackpotjoy join forces to hold linked Bingo Royale games where the size of the prize pot and Super Jackpot increase.
It’s no surprise that Bingo Royale has become one of the most popular 90-ball bingo rooms on the Gamesys network!
How to Play
The first thing you need to do is locate the Bingo Royale room within the bingo lobby.
Once you’ve opened it, you get the option to buy or “quick buy” a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 60 tickets at the price of 10p each for non-linked games and 25p each for linked games.
In each game, balls are randomly drawn from a potential 90 and displayed across the top of the screen. To win a prize, you need to mark off one line, two lines or all the numbers on a single ticket.
If The Royal Pardon Feature is triggered at the end of a game, you’ll hear a dog barking, and the number of barks indicates how many extra balls will be called.
The Bingo Royale room offers two different jackpots – Royal Pardon and Super Jackpot.
The Royal Pardon Jackpot can only be awarded to roomies who complete a full house as a result of The Royal Pardon Feature, and if there are multiple winners, the jackpot is shared.
The Super Jackpot is a fixed jackpot of £1,000 (although it can be worth considerably more when linked games are running). To claim it, you must mark all of the numbers off your ticket in 36 calls or less.
Graphics and Sounds
The Bingo Royale Room is nicely laid out. On the left-hand side, you have the mini-games area where you can choose to play a range of slots, instant games, and casinos games while you’re playing bingo. You can also minimise the window if you prefer so that you can see more of the main game screen.
The bingo game plays in the centre of the screen, with your tickets laid out along the bottom, and the information panel that shows the value of the prizes displayed over the top.
The chat window on the right-hand side lets you ask questions, take part in chat games, and talk to other players.
A human voice announces the balls are they are drawn, and there’s also gentle background music which you can mute if you prefer.
There’s nothing quite as frustrating as being really close to getting a full house and having it snatched away from you at the last second, and this is where Bingo Royale has the upper hand over regular 90-ball bingo games. As it occurs around 30% of the time, there’s a fair chance that The Royal Pardon feature will be triggered while you’re playing in the room, and it gives you a shot at the exclusive Royal Pardon Jackpot.
Having a Super Jackpot up for grabs as well makes playing Bingo Royale games even more exciting.
While the Queen of Bingo’s rule might be over, you can still enjoy a royal welcome at Jackpotjoy where the Bingo Royale room opens from 8 AM until late every day of the week.
Sign-up now to qualify for a generous welcome offer when you make your first deposit, then let loose in rooms such as Play-Off Palace, Game Show Bingo, Speed Bingo, Tiki, Bingo 20, Superlinks, The Crystal Maze and, of course, Bingo Royale!
Sam is passionate about all things bingo and has more than 10 years’ experience of writing about the game in its online and land-based forms, as well as casino, sports betting and gaming. When he’s not testing and reviewing the latest online bingo sites, Sam stays abreast of developments in the industry through his extensive network of contacts around the world.