Carlton Bingo Review
Carlton Bingo have a number of real bingo halls located in various locations in Scotland. These include Elgin, Stirling and Livingston. Up until June 2016 they also had an online presence on the IGT/G2Tech platform (formerly St Minver). However after the closure of that network Carlton decided to create a brand new site. It was launched in August 2016 on the Jumpman Gaming powered 15 Network. This platform offers players access to a selection of bingo rooms and a wide variety of online slots.
Like many of the original brands to launch on the 15 Network, Carlton Bingo has been revamped. The new look site is very basic. The main site is dominated by a blue background and the welcome offer. There's very little - other than the brand - to associate the site with Carlton's Bingo Clubs. There's no reference to them on the site nor any link to community pages etc. Visit Mecca or Buzz for example and the offline bingo product is part of the online product. We think Carlton have missed a trick by not bringing their halls and online presence together.
Carlton Bingo Welcome Bonus
Join Carlton Bingo as a new player and deposit £10 or more to get a spin of the Mega Wheel. Spinning the Mega Wheel gives you the chance to win up to 500 spins on slots like Starburst and Fluffy Favourites. On a spin you could also win Amazon vouchers or nothing at all. Any wins from slot spins are paid as a bonus and wagering terms of a x65 requirement apply. Further spins of the Mega Wheel are available when you deposit £20+. Note that Carlton do not offer a bingo bonus for first deposits or reloads.
The Carlton bingo rooms are limited. Inside the lobby you will find a variety of rooms such as 80 ball Boombox, 75 ball Stars N Stripes and 90 ball The Jackpot Room. These are joined by Bingo Millions 90 and occasionally the Mega Bingo Millions Jackpot room is accessible too. One thing that is missing from Carlton when compared to other Jumpman powered sites is the instant win version of Bingo Millions. Other sites have 75, 80 and 90 ball instant win versions of the game. Carlton does not and this makes it's bingo offering very disappointing.
Carlton Bingo Promotions
With a series of bingo halls you'd anticipate that Carlton Bingo would offer their players exclusives. Sadly that's not the case! Instead you can play a couple of jackpot games and pre-buy tickets. Additionally enjoy Daily Cashback including 31 Days of Double Cashback for new players. All new players will automatically qualify for at least 1% Daily Cashback but note that it must be claimed as it won't be awarded. Other promos include Happy Hours and Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. The latter rewards the player with the highest slot win with a £50 Just Eat Voucher.
If you're a fan of the slots then Carlton Bingo gives you access to a brilliant selection. Recent additions include Red Diamond, Buffalo King, Snake, Clover Riches and Montezuma Megaways. These are joined by favourites like Starburst, Rainbow Riches, Gonzo's Quest and Shaman's Dream. Progressive slot titles and other Megaways titles are available plus there's a smattering of casino games. Currently there are no live casino games.
When we initially review Carlton Bingo we said that "we'd like to see more integration with their Carlton Clubs pages and a few more exclusives". The latter could even simply be special bonuses for their club members! Not a lot has really happened at this brand in almost four years. It doesn't seem to sit well with the Carlton Clubs and it does make you wonder whether Carlton are committed to online bingo. Most certainly Jumpman isn't the best option when it comes to bingo room variety and activity.
Ultimately Carlton Bingo is a 15 Network skin but with a more well known brand attached to it. That's not a bad thing, it's just not as exciting or compelling for players who may not be familiar with their offline presence. The limited online bingo offering is frustrating although we do like the selection of slots. All players should also be aware that all withdrawals now incur a £2.50 admin fee. If you're a member of a Carlton Club in Scotland you might want to check out the Carlton Clubs website and Facebook. For online bingo you may wish to go elsewhere and the same applies if you've never heard of Carlton Bingo.