Dinky Bingo Review
Say the word 'dinky' and you either think of miniature vehicles from a bygone age or tiny objects. If you instantly think of bingo then you've probably already heard of the newest site from Tau Gaming. Dinky Bingo joins sister brands like Tickety, Bingo Idol, Cracker, Bounce and Zinger. However like Tickety it's opted to launch as a Dragonfish Network brand with wagering terms rather than going for the no wager version. Whilst the name may mean small this site is large with bingo and slot games.
Dinky Bingo is a very vibrant and colourful looking brand. The yellow background is quite striking. Like Tickety it's opted to boast about "exclusive bingo rooms" and this alongside the welcome offer dominates the home page. Also like Tickety, Dinky has decided to not be a wager free bingo brand. This perhaps isn't a surprise as that experiment hasn't exactly taken off. It does seem that most new Dragonfish brands decide to go with the original platform instead of the Real Money Network.
New players to Dinky are offered a welcome package consisting of a bingo bonus, bingo tickets and slots spins. Register, login and deposit a minimum of £10 to receive a £10 bonus, 5 tickets for The Big £10K game & 20 spins on Fluffy Favourites. You will need to use the code DINKY to claim the offer. Note that wagering terms do apply. This is x4 for the bingo bonus and x4 for any wins generated from the spins. The latter is very competitive as many slot and bingo brands have a much higher wagering term on games bonuses.
You can try Dinky Bingo for free and without making a deposit either. Register and login to the site and access The Daily Doozey. This site will be open for 72 hours after registration. When we tried Dinky however we found that the room wasn't active. However if it is working when you register then you'll be able to play selected games for the chance to win bonus prizes. Wagering terms will apply to any wins you may achieve.
Inside the Dinky Bingo lobby you'll find a handful of bingo rooms inclusing the aforementioned Daily Doozey. The lobby of Dinky is better than those seen on some other Dragonfish Network brands. Under the bingo tab you'll find Daily Jackpots, 24/7, Specials, VIP and All. The 24/7 tab is where you'll find the main active rooms - High 5, Chatterbox and High 5. Ticket prices are typically 5p or 10p although you can find cheaper and more expensive games. Some jackpot games offer pre-buy.
All other rooms are jackpot rooms such as Mystery Jackpots and 100 Spins. Look under the Free section for more free game options for depositors including Freemium, Quids In And Sunday Sizzle. Under VIP you'll find the Big £10K game. This is a £10,000 monthly jackpot that occurs on the 10th of every month across all Dragonfish powered brand. Surprisingly there's no 52 ball rooms at Tickety and in our view not really enough variety. Players will find more variety amongst the slots that include Slingo, Starburst and Twin Spin.
Promotions are limited to the jackpot rooms and a daily promo. This gives players the chance to claim extra bonuses on deposit. There doesn't seem to be any VIP programme or loyalty programme at Dinky, but recent UKGC noises suggest these are going to be phased out anyway. Dinky does have a Facebook page but this has a limited number of posts and followers. There's no incentive for players to follow or interact with the page. We'd be surprised to see Dinky utilise social media given that Tickety haven't exactly been prolific.
Dinky Bingo gives players another option with respect to playing popular bingo and slots on the Dragonfish platform. The welcome offer is decent and we like the low wagering terms, especially those imposed on the slots bonus. The Daily Doozey is another plus point and gives players a no deposit option to try the site. One frustration is that Dinky's arrival just means another churned out site. Tau don't seem interested in building their brands to be competitive with the likes of Wink Bingo or Costa Bingo.