Bingo Idol Review
2019 has been a quiet affair for new bingo brands. However one network has quietly been increasing in number. The Dragonfish Real Money Network has expanded recently with the arrival of Bingo Storm, Umbingo and Dazzle Bingo. We understand a sister brand to Loadsa Bingo is also coming soon. Whilst we wait for that though there's another addition from the Tau Gaming stable - Bingo Idol. Will this site make you a bingo star and does it have The X Factor? With no wagering terms, cash winnings and daily free tickets it could be a winner.
Introducing Bingo Idol
Tau have once again opted to create a bright but good looking site. Bingo Idol is very colourful but your initial visit will be dominated by a pinkish red splash coupled with a cool golden award. Brilliant Bingo Rooms and Super Slot Games make up the bulk of the homepage. Interestingly Bingo Idol has no blurb or text proclaiming to be the best site or the number one - that's a refreshing change for a new brand! Access to Bingo Idol is good on all devices so login with your PC, laptop, mobile or iPad. You don't need to download an app either.
Bingo Idol Welcome Offer
New players are welcomed to Bingo Idol with a first deposit bonus of free bingo tickets and spins. Register, login and deposit £10 to get 100 tickets for the Street Party room and 5 tickets for Big Bang. The 10 free spins are only for the Fluffy Favourites slot but these are only available after you've wagered at least £5. All wins are paid in cash so no wagering terms apply but there are caps on what you can win with free spins and withdrawal terms will apply too. The cap of £1 at Bingo Idol is less than what we've seen at other real money bingo sites.
Login to the Bingo Idol lobby and you'll find the usual 75 ball and 90 ball rooms that are standard on this platform. Rooms include Street Party, Kaching, Ace Club and Last Call. In addition there are big jackpot games such as the £10K Sunday Blast that costs just 50p a ticket to play. Additionally you can play Hits52 - a 52 ball game and Mystery Jackpots. A new game, Bingo Roulette, has recently been added to the game options.
Bingo Idol Promotions
Bingo Idol does offer free games. These can be played in Free4U every 30 minutes from 4pm to 11pm! Games are only accessible to depositing players and all prizes are paid in cash. The Saucy Sunday £250 game and £1K Mondays jackpot are also free for depositing players. However, these games are shared by all Dragonfish Network and Real Money Network sites. Other promotions are quite limited. There are daily rewards such as cashback, free bingo tickets and free spins but you'll need to climb through 15 levels before getting all the benefits. We'd be surprised if many players reach that level.
Like it's numerous sister sites, Bingo Idol does have a good selection of slots. These are provided by top operators including Eyecon Games, Barcrest and Rainbow Riches. Popular slots include Starburst, Slingo Rainbow Riches, Temple Of Iris, Cleopatra, Autumn Gold, 99 Time, Noughts & Crosses and Bonanza. A handful of progressive jackpot slots are also part of the roster. Casino games such as roulette and blackjack don't seem to be on the roster. Even live casino game shows aren't available here.
Bingo Idol is a good looking site with no wagering terms. The welcome offer of free bingo tickets initially seems appealing but we're less keen on the caveats. You did used to get the free spins without having to wager, now you have to play at least a fiver. The free spins are a nice extra but we're disappointed to see the cap level set to just £1 as it has been up to £2.50 on other brands.
One big reason to jump on to sites like Bingo Idol is the daily rewards. However for most players these are quite limited. We suspect that the vast majority of Bingo Idol players are unlikely to qualify for cashback and will only receive a few spins and bingo tickets. Whilst loyalty rewards are nice we just don't know if there's enough value here. Overall Bingo Idol is a brand we'd love to see do well, but it needs to do more than be just another no wagering bingo site.