Dotty Bingo Review
Dotty Bingo is not a new name in online bingo - it's been around since 2011, but in recent times it's been acquired by Broadway Gaming, the people behind Butlers! The brand remains on the Microgaming platform but since it's acquisition it's undergone a bit of a makeover.
Dotty Bingo doesn't have the look and feel of a Microgaming brand, instead it's design initially feels more on par with a Dragonfish powered site. This means that the design is nice, clean and easy for players to find information such as latest promotions, games available and loyalty rewards.
100 Bonus Spins
New players to Dotty are offered a 250% deposit bonus - deposit £10 and get £25 free to play. However, if you follow Loquax's link then the offer is increased up to a 300% bonus plus 100 bonus spins - you need to play the slot game to get this offer, but it's consistent in what it offers. Bonuses come with a x5 wagering requirement for bingo and x40 for games which is a little bit higher than other platforms. There's also a £20 minimum withdrawal level.
Unfortunately for Dotty players there's not much at the site that we'd label exclusive. Although there are four bingo rooms to choose from and a wide range of slots, all the promotions and jackpots are networked across other Microgaming properties. This means that there are daily, weekly and monthly jackpot games including the £10K Big One which occurs on the final Saturday of every month.
Slots do tend to be the main focus of the Microgaming bingo sites and it's not a surprise when they offer players the big names in slots such as Game Of Thrones and Immortal Romance. Throw in the fact that the bingo progressive is currently around £350 whilst the slots one is over £6million and you can understand why the focus doesn't quite fall on the 90, 75 and speed bingo rooms.
Dotty claims that it's "The Friendliest UK Online Bingo Site" and we're not going to argue. We're just perplexed as to why their Facebook community page is not linked from their bingo site? The social side of the brand is active but their posts seem to be pushing the slots over bingo. As far as we can see there are not as many prizes on offer or the same level of interaction that players would find with Butlers for example.
So should you play at Dotty? All sites are worth a look and ultimately where you play is where you feel you fit. For us Dotty isn't quite sure where it sits in the bingo world. It wants to be all about the bingo but because the Microgaming platform isn't (in our view) the best product has to resort to pushing slots. It all doesn't quite gel together and unfortunately there's nothing here that makes it stand out from the crowd.
Launched: May 2011
Owner: Broadway Gaming
Licence: Malta GA & UK GC
Casino Games: 75 ball, 90 ball
Popular Slots: Avalon, Hot As Hades, Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck II
Minimum Deposit: £10 Minimum Withdrawal: £20
Wagering Terms: x5 bingo, x40 games