Monkey Bingo Review
Back in November 2014 there was yet another new addition to the expanding mini network from Costa Bingo. The next brand to join Treasure, Bingola, Angry, Rio and Wish in the Dragonfish powered group was Monkey Bingo. Whilst this brand is aping the promotions of it's sister sites we felt that it had a lot more appeal. It describes itself as offering "a rainforest of bingo, a jungle of jackpot games and a swamp of slots".
Introducing Monkey Bingo
When it launched we said that "Monkey Bingo looks great for a bingo site". We also noted that "the developers have had a lot of fun putting it together". Out went the usual newbies, promotions and diamond club names and in came things like new monkey, diamond apes and orango offers. The fun names are still present at Monkey but the star of the site, a very smiley monkey called Marvin, has long since been kicked in to touch thanks to UKGC regulations.
Monkey Bingo Welcome Offer
If you are a new monkey then sign up and enjoy some no deposit bingo. Register and login to access The Bingo Academy for two days. Every 15 minutes you can play a 90 ball game with 25p for 1L, 50p for 2L and £1 for the full house. All prizes are paid in cash so no wagering terms apply although you will need to deposit before you can make any withdrawals (and you're lucky enough to win). Further time in The Bingo Academy - five extra days in fact - can be claimed after you become a first time depositor at Monkey.
Like it's sister sites such as Season and Dino, first time depositors receive bingo tickets as a deposit bonus. Deposit £10 or more to receive 120 free bingo tickets that can only be used in selected rooms: Ticket To Ride (75), Just The Ticket (75), Golden Ticket (90) and Choo Choo Ticket (5 Line). The rooms are open from 10am to midnight daily and winnings are paid as real cash. No wagering terms apply. 60 and then 30 further free bingo tickets are offered on your second and third deposits. Further deposits also attract reload bonuses too.
Monkey Bingo Promotions
Head to the lobby at Monkey Bingo and you will find 75 and 90 ball bingo rooms which offer a variety of games. There are 5 Line games - 75 ball bingo where all five lines pay out prizes - and 52 ball Bingo Vegas which is bingo using playing cards. These are joined by daily jackpots that are all aptly named. These include Monkey Money, Wonga Waterfall, Primate Pick and The Lion's Share. Unfortunately for the now defunct Marvin these are all networked games and not unique to his little jungle in the bigger bingo world. Still they sound fun!
Orango Offers hosts Monkey Bingo's promotions. Every deposit of £10 or more will give you free bingo tickets for the rooms mentioned above. In addition you'll also have 24 hour access to the Jungle Reload room. Other promos to look out for include Monkey Nuts which is a 1p a ticket prize game that plays every Wednesday. Look out too for the Banana Bash which is a series of free games that play every Friday evening. Access to the Bash is for players who have deposited in the previous 6 days. Don't expect to see any exclusives at Monkey as all these games are shared.
Like it's sister sites there's a selection of top slots to play on including Millionaire Genie and Fluffy Favourites. Given the theme of the site we'd like to see Lion Dance and Amazon World feature. Disappointingly there's no monkey or ape themed slots - which we was a bit of a surprise. Sadly Monkey Bingo has few surprises and we can only say that it's aping it's sister sites too much. Marvin has now gone and Monkey hasn't climbed far up the bingo tree.
The best thing we can say about Monkey Bingo is that it's on a decent platform - Dragonfish - and the new welcome offer is attractive. When compared to Real Money Network brands we think Monkey and it's sister sites that are wager free are a better option. We like the various free bingo rooms including the no deposit room for newbies. The range of games, jackpots and slots are good too - although we'd love to see some more variations and also some exclusives.