Butlers Bingo Review
Butlers Bingo launched during 2011 and it's the flagship brand of the Broadway Group that includes Dotty, Rosy, Bingo Diamond and Glossy. Players can login to find a selection of 75 and 90 ball bingo rooms plus access to over over 300 top online slot games. If you're considering an alternative to Virtue Fusion or Dragonfish brands then this could be the site for you? But will your bingo be served up on a silver platter?
Introducing Butlers Bingo
Back in the day when bingo brands has character, Butlers Bingo boasted a site mascot (or butler) with a Rhett Butler look. He was moustachioed, suave and sophisticated. Any resemblance to the Gone With The Wind Star being purely coincidental. Sadly the Butler and his partner Astrid have gone completely. This leaves Butlers quite sterile in terms of character. The site has now been developed to be more mobile responsive and appropriate for handheld devices. In fairness it looks OK bathed in large swathes of purple. A bit of character however wouldn't go amiss!
Butlers Bingo Welcome Offer
New players to Butlers are offered a first deposit welcome bonus. Register, login and deposit £10 to get £100 worth of spins on Magic of Sahara. Any wins from these spins will be paid as a bonus. The wagering requirement is x50 which is absurdly high if you're looking to just play bingo at Butlers. If that was the case then we'd advise not accepting the welcome offer Slots players may feel this bonus us OK though as it's comparable to similar games bonuses where wagering terms vary from x40 to x65 and sometimes even higher.
Should you choose to try bingo at Butlers then you'll find a handful of bingo rooms. These include The Broadway Room (90), Friendship (90), Sapphire, Speed Bingo (30), Spinner Room and Rainbow Room. Ticket prices are reasonable and the rooms are active. Typically you'll find that bingo tickets cost between 1p and 25p. All these rooms are shared with other Broadway Gaming owned brands such as Dotty Bingo and Glossy Bingo. Plus as of October 2020 some of the rooms are shared with many other sites as Butlers Bingo is now powered by Pragmatic Play. Note that some bingo rooms are cash only and therefore no bonuses can be used in the room and wins are paid in real money.
Butlers Bingo Promotions
During 2018 Butlers Bingo and it's sister brands ran several big bingo promotions. The prizes ranged from Hyundai cars through to a year of groceries. As it's early days with the new Pragmatic Play set-up it's early days with respect to bingo promotions. At time of writing the promotions page only featured information about the new Boombox 80 Ball Room and Bingo Blast, the speedy game developed by Pragmatic Play. Slots players however can still get involved Slots Sprints, a tournament that gives you the chance to win real cash prizes.
Regular players can also pick up a Daily Deal. If you have deposited £10 or more within the last seven days, then you can win free spins and bonuses. Simply launch the Daily Deal game via the bell icon in the lobby. You get one spin each day. Just match three symbols to win the daily prize! This is a great reward for regular players and the rewards increase as you progress from Level 1 up to Level 5. However do take note of the wagering terms. As with the welcome offer the wagering requirement is set at x50 for slots and x3 for bingo.
Until October 2020 Butlers Bingo and it's sister brands were on the Microgaming platform. Although it was an alternative to Dragonfish and Virtue Fusion we never really liked it. Moving to a new platform has been a necessity but we do wonder whether Pragmatic Play will change things for Butlers. That said the ticket prices are reasonable and with many brands adopting the Pragmatic Play set-up plenty of opportunities for development, bigger jackpots and perhaps even a few exclusive games.
The biggest issue with respect to Butlers Bingo however remains the wagering terms. As a slots bonus a requirement of x50 is comparable to Dragonfish and Jumpman. However where are the welcome offers for bingo players? It does seem odd that Pragmatic Play sites, PlayOJO Bingo aside, don't want to offer bonuses to bingo players. We don't understand it! A newbie room or some better promotions would be most welcome in order to boost the bingo offering. Otherwise in the coming months this could end up being more Butlers Slots than Butlers Bingo.