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! Since it's acquisition it's undergone a bit of a makeover and more recently (October 2020) moved it's bingo to Pragmatic Play. The good news is that it still 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?
Introducing Dotty Bingo
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 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 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 1p 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 several bingo rooms to choose from and a wide range of slots, all the promotions and jackpots are usually networked across the various sister sites. Since the move to Pragmatic Play the promotions for bingo players has dropped. We hope that that will change in time. Unusually the jackpot games that are hosted on other Pragmatic Play bingo sites aren't advertised on Dotty either.
Slots do tend to be the main focus here and it's not a surprise when Dotty offer players the big names in slots such as Game Of Thrones and Immortal Romance. Slots players can also get involved with Slots Sprints, a weekly tournament that gives you the chance to win real cash prizes. Opt-in is required and the aim of the game is to try and finish top of the leaderboard. The higher up you finish the better the rewards that you can potentially win.
In the past Dotty has made claims about being "The Friendliest UK Online Bingo Site" however there isn't much community here. In fact there isn't any community here. The Facebook page is not linked from their bingo site and since 2019 the social side of the brand is no longer active. It does seem that Broadway are focusing on Butlers when it comes to social media and that Dotty is being left to it's own devices.
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 it all doesn't quite gel together and unfortunately there's nothing here that makes it stand out from the crowd. The addition of Pragmatic Play bingo to replace the Microgaming powered rooms could be a blessing but more needs to be done to help attract players.