Paddy Power Bingo Review
Paddy Power Bingo has been around for a few years now and like many of it's bookmaker rivals it utilises the Playtech platform, powered by Virtue Fusion. However Paddy Power do like to put their quirky twist on things and their bingo channel doesn't escape this trait. For example, Paddy Power must be the only bingo brand that can get away with creating a lucky pooping pigeon and include it in a TV advert! However what lies beneath all this irreverence and is it worth visiting Paddy Power to play online bingo?
Introducing Paddy Power Bingo
Why choose Paddy Power? As well as the bingo you'll also find a good selection of slots plus access to Paddy Power's other channels including poker, casino, games and sportsbook. You can access slots and bingo via mobile or tablet plus there's an app to download too. You can follow Paddy Power Bingo via Facebook but sadly their page hasn't been updated for well over a year now. We think that most of their social media activity is on the main Paddy Power page which is a shame but reflective of changes at the company and UKGC regulations.
Paddy Power Bingo Welcome Offer
The welcome offer to new Paddy Power Bingo players frequently changes. As of April 2020 new players can get a £40 bonus and 40 free spins bonus. Register, login, deposit and spend £10 to qualify. The bonus comprises of a £30 bingo and a £10 game bonuses with wagering terms of x1 and x20 respectively. The spins are available for Mystery Reels Megaways and wins from these spins are paid as real cash. Additional to all this is a newbie room that offers free bingo games. This becomes accessible once you've wagered just £1 on bingo.
Note that the newbie room is only open for 10 days from the day you register so the sooner you spend that £1 the more time you'll have to play freebies. Like other Virtue Fusion brands like Sky, Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes, there's a good selection of bingo games to enjoy at Paddy Power. These include the traditional 75 and 90 ball games as well as themed rooms such as Deal Or No Deal Bingo, Rainbow Riches, Age Of The Gods and the recently launched Housey Bingo. Paddy Power also boasts a handful of exclusive rooms so that you know you're not always going to be playing networked games.
Paddy Power Bingo Promotions
Paddy Power Bingo offers players a number of exciting promotions, although in fairness we find they're not always offering prizes like Gala or Sun Bingo. Amongst the current offers (January 2020) you can claim a daily spin of Paddy's Cash Reel after playing at least £10 in a single day. A win is guaranteed from the Cash Reel in the amounts of 20p through to £100. Additionally you can win Star Points - Paddy Power Bingo's loyalty currency - by being Paddy's Roomie Of The Week.
You can also earn Star Point rewards when you play at Paddy Power Bingo. There are currently four VIP levels, White, Silver, Gold and Supernova and you can move up the levels once you have collected enough points. At the beginner level you earn 50 Star Points per £10 play on Bingo and side games and 2.5 points per £10 Casino play. To move up to the Silver Star level you need to collect 2,000 points (wager £400). Many other promotions, for example escalator jackpots, that you will find at Paddy Power Bingo will tend to be networked.
Whilst Paddy Power Bingo has plenty going for it, this does seem to be due to what the Virtue Fusion network provides rather than the brand. This hasn't always been the case as we've seen some good promos from Paddy Power in the past including opportunities to win a trip to New York and a brand new car. When we last updated our review the bingo channel was quiet but to kick of 2020 it's been given a makeover and there's a brand new TV advert. In truth the ad, which boasts one winner every 20 seconds, is fun but not as fun as The Lucky Pigeon ads of old.
That said we do like what's on offer for bingo players. The welcome offer is generous and wagering terms are good. Newbie free bingo is another plus, even if you must wager £1 for access, but other Virtue Fusion brands don't have such room. The variety of games is excellent. There's good variety in respect to 75 and 90 ball rooms plus variations of the game. Players should also feel safe with a big sportsbook brand.