Wayne's Bingocams Review
Bingocams is one of the oldest and most unusual bingo sites around. In fact, it celebrated it's 10th birthday in February 2021, that is how long it has been going.
I remember when it first came on the scene with this unique USP of being the only site to feature chat hosts on webcam in the rooms, as well as 'Live Win Moments' whereby you as a player could appear on screen if you won a full house. It was a totally unique concept and it's fair to say it did scare quite a few people at first, so much so they ended up putting a tagline of 'no webcam required' on the homepage for a time.
It seems not everyone liked the idea of appearing via webcam, so it did put some players off joining. However, you don't have to use a webcam to play, you can of course opt to stay anonymous.
Redesigned Site 2021
In May 2021 the site underwent a major redesign which gave it a much needed facelift. The site up to that point was looking a bit dated, but now it has a more modern feel and the promotions and offers available are much clearer to new players.
That being said, the actual bingo lobby and the games didn't change at all, so it's still the same bingo under the hood once you get inside.
Live Chat Hosts
As I mentioned, one of the main features of Bingocams is that they have live chat hosts who appear on screen during the games. Chat hosts are currently only on between the hours of 8pm - 10pm every evening, so if you want the full Bingocams experience this is the best time to take part.
I joined in one of the chat hosted sessions in the evening and the host was called Luke. I noticed he also has to type what he's speaking on camera, I guess for those who are playing with their sound off. You've got to be good at multi-tasking to be a bingocams host!
The hosts appear in a small video window that floats above the game. When you chat to them via text they will read your messages and reply to you via their livestream. They'll also play various chat games, including one called the Bouncing Bonus game. If you are selected for this game, a ball will bounce around your screen. You have just a few seconds to click the ball with your mouse to win the prize. All the other players in the room will be able to see you and your attempt - if you have your webcam on they'll also see your face.
Speaking to the players in the room, there were so many of them who had been there for several years, including one or two who had beta tested the site back in 2011. It's crazy to think those players stuck with the site all these years, they have a great community albeit a small one.