Elf Bingo Review
Elf Bingo was the 13th member of the 15 Network which, at the time, also featured Showreel, Tidy and our very own Clucky Bingo. It was perhaps fitting that this new addition launched just before Christmas in 2013. However, don't be expecting to find the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest. You also won't find the sea of swirly twirly gum drops or emerge through The Lincoln Tunnel. Elf in this case is all about the supernatural pointy eared creature and in this case apparently has "the number one bingo site for players everywhere."
Introducing Elf Bingo
When Elf first launched it boasted a boyish looking elf figure. That figure has since been dumped, care of The UKGC, and instead there's quite a stylish looking brand. Fairy mushrooms and a tree with a door dominate the site and set the scene. A scroll highlights the latest big winners whilst featured slots fill the lower part of the homepage. Disappointingly there's no indication of available bingo rooms. The site looks great on mobile, tablet and desktop but no app is required to enjoy Elf Bingo on the move.
Elf Bingo Welcome Offer
Join Elf Bingo as a new player and you'll receive a spin of the Mega Wheel when you make a first deposit £10 or more. 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. Wagering terms apply including a x65 requirement. Further spins of the Mega Wheel are available when you deposit £20+. Saldy Elf does not offer any bingo bonuses and all wagering in the bingo rooms is cash only!
Like it's many sister sites, Elf's bingo rooms have recently been updated. Out go the five Jumpman rooms - Lucky Stars, Free Bingo, VIP Free Bingo, Fair & Square and Pay Day Jackpot - and these are replaced by Pragmatic Play's 75, 80 and 90 ball games plus jackpot rooms. Ticket prices are reasonable. These new rooms are joined by Bingo Millions 90 and instant win versions of the 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball versions of the game. Occasionally the Mega Bingo Millions Jackpot room is accessible too.
Elf Bingo Promotions
When Elf first launched it didn't have any exclusives, but for a period of time it upped it's game. In the past it has offered new players a no deposit bonus, branded mugs and even Elfie Sticks (selfie sticks). Sadly these offers have now passed. Also on the Elf Bingo scrap heap are monthly prize draws including Treat Yours-elf and the exclusive Elf Lottery where you had the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher. An "Elves Only" bingo room wass promised but that never materialised.
Instead Elf relies on the network promotions, free bingo and jackpots. Amongst the regular offers you have Daily Cashback and 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. The Pay Day Jackpot - worth £1000 - plays on the last Friday of every month. Tickets can be purchased in advance.
It's fair to say that Elf was most certainly one of the better 15 Network brands in terms of added value for players. However without things like The Elf Lottery and various new player bonuses it's lost it's shine. What we have now is a nice looking elvian themed Jumpman powered site. There's nothing at Elf to make us choose this one over any other option. Additionally there's nothing bingo wise that really makes us want to part with our money. Additionally all withdrawals incur a £2.50 admin fee which isn't something we find attractive.
On a positive note it does have a good selection of slots but here's a thing. Jumpman also has Elf Slots on their books. Elf Slots is identical to Elf Bingo in terms of games, offers, promotions and mega wheels etc. Given that Elf Bingo really lacks anything bingo orientated we wonder why the two don't just merge. Unless bingo seriously improves then Elf Bingo has no place other than in the shadow of Elf Slots.