Wayne's Bingo All Stars Review
On the face of it, Bingo All Stars is just another Dragonfish copy-and-paste 'white label' bingo site. If you've played any of the other Dragonfish sites, you'll find once you've logged in it is all just the same bingo rooms and games you've played before.
However, this brand does have one crucial difference to all the rest - genuine involvement from six celebrities:
- Rustie Lee
- Christopher Biggins
- Russell Grant
- Jean Martyn
- Linda Lusardi
- Derrick Evans (aka Mr Motivator)
The first four names on this list were previously involved with Sun Bingo's 'Having A Ball' show. This was a fun gameshow that used to be live-streamed into the Candy Room. Clearly they all had such a good time on that project they were keen to continue working together.
Linda Lusardi doesn't have any bingo history as far as I know, but Mr Motivator definitely does. In fact, since Bingo All Stars launched he has done videos for Mecca Bingo and even performed at the launch of PlayOJO Bingo. It seems the owner of Bingo All Stars forgot to tie him down to an exclusivity deal!
Celebrity Chat Host Events
The concept of having celebrities become chat hosts for the evening at a bingo site is nothing new, but here the celebs do appear to take it in turns hosting at least once a week in their exclusive room, the All Stars Lounge, every Friday at 8.00pm.
When the game begins you will see the celeb appear in a video screen that pops up in the bottom right corner of your screen. On mobile this does obscure the button to chat and play side games, but you can drag it around and move the screen wherever you like.
I also noticed the games were seeded, as when I played on 23rd October 2020 there were only 4 players in the room, tickets were 30p in total and yet the prize money was £4.00 for a line, £6.00 for 2 lines and £8 for a full house. There is nothing better than finding a seeded room with low player numbers in, you have a brilliant chance at building up a good pot of wins!
Jean Martyn was the celeb on this particular visit and she was being interviewed by a host named Timmy. She didn't really chat to the players, but they were gabbing away about her time on Britain's Got Talent and occasionally she would play a tune on the keyboard.
You can't actually see your tickets when you're chatting on mobile, so I got pretty deft at switching between game and chat, all while Jean sat chatting away to interviewer Timmy. It was pretty good, just needs more people to know about it and get in to make the chat more engaging.
Bingo All Stars has quite a few rooms to choose from, but mostly what differentiates them is the ticket price. Mainly it is either 90 ball or 75 ball, except for Bingo Roulette which is a new game I've not tried yet and Fiver Fever which is a card-based game similar to tombola's CINCO.
- 90 Ball Bingo
- 75 Ball Bingo
- Even Stevens
- Fiver Fever (aka Flash Fives / Hit 52)
- Mystery Jackpots
- Bingo Roulette
Mystery Jackpot is a 75 ball room where the prize money changes each game and Even Stevens is a 90 ball room where every player has 24 tickets.
They also have a bunch of free bingo rooms, but each of these has some kind of restricted access based on how much money you've deposited over a certain period of time.