Dotty Bingo Review
Dotty Bingo is not a new name in online bingo - it's been around since 2011. However 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. Now it offers players access to over 300 top online slot games, exciting bingo rooms and regular promotions. But will you be going potty playing at Dotty?
Dotty Bingo has a simple design which has been chosen to be mobile friendly. The homepage consists of various features of the site. These include the slots that you can play and the bingo room options. Interestingly slots gets a higher billing than bingo. Use the hamburger menu link at the top left of Dotty to find out more about the various games and promotions that are on offer. With respect to the brand name there's actually nothing that links you to Dotty. This could be anyname bingo!
Dotty Bingo Welcome Offer
New players to Dotty are offered a 100% first deposit bonus. Register, login and deposit £10 to get £10 extra to play. We did used to have an exclusive offer for Loquax players but we're no longer advising visitors to register with the site. This would give you a 300% bonus plus extra spins. However what we're not happy with is the price of this bonus. The wagering requirement is x50 which is absurdly high if you're looking to play bingo. Slots players may feel it's OK though as it's comparable to similar games bonuses.
Should you choose to try bingo at Dotty then you'll find a handful of networked 75 ball and 90 ball bingo rooms. These include The Broadway Room, Friendship, Sapphire, Speed Bingo, Spinner Room and Rainbow Room. Ticket prices are reasonable and the rooms are active. Typically you'll find that bingo tickets cost between 5p and 25p. All these rooms are shared with other Broadway Gaming owned brands such as Butlers Bingo and Rosy Bingo.
Dotty Bingo Promotions
Unfortunately for Dotty players there's not much at the site that we'd label exclusive. Although there are six 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.