PlayOJO Bingo Review
PlayOJO disrupted the online gambling world when they launched their fair casino with no wagering requirements on bonuses. A number of other brands successfully followed suit but others such as Bgo.com switched back to the more familiar formula. The same has happened in bingo with a number brands moving slowly away from no wagering terms. However PlayOJO are undeterred and have just launched a brand new bingo channel. Powered by Pragmatic Play PlayOJO Bingo gives players access to fair play games.
Introducing PlayOJO Bingo
Powered by Pragmatic Play is rapidly becoming the most popular phrase in online bingo. The plug-in product originally launched on Nektan powered brands before being adopted by Jumpman for their multiple sites and brands owned by LeoVegas, such as Crown Bingo. More recently Lottoland have signed up to use Pragmatic Play for their new bingo channel and likewise so have PlayOJO. The plug-in product means gambling brands can implement bingo on their sites without having to worry about managing things so it's ideal.
PlayOJO Welcome Bonus
New players to PlayOJO Bingo can pick up a bingo orientated welcome bonus. Register, login and deposit £10 to receive 50 Free Bingo Tickets and 10 Free Spins. Additionally newbies can access the Launch Pad room with Free bingo games available for 3 days to new players making a cash wager on Bingo. The free tickets are worth up to 25p each and can only be used in the Amigo Room whilst the spins are worth 10p each and can only be used on Starburst. Any wins generated from the spins and/or tickets are paid out in cash. This means there are no wagering terms to worry about. Note that you can't claim both the casino and bingo welcome offers at PlayOJO so if you've already signed up as a casino player and had a welcome bonus you'll not get another.
There are a number of different rooms at PlayOJO Bingo offering 75, 80 and 90 ball games. The main rooms are Amigo (90), Rodeo (75), Disco (80), Equaliser (90), Bingo Blast (90), Micro (90). Note that most of these rooms are shared with other brands that use the Pragmatic Play product. However Equaliser is unique to PlayOJO and features 90 ball bingo games where everyone plays with the same number of bingo cards. It seems appropriate for a fair play site to offer fair even stevens games in it's exclusive room. Other room options are for jackpot games.
PlayOJO Bingo Promotions
Bingo jackpots dominate the promotions section at PlayOJO Bingo. This isn't a problem but remember that games such as the £15K Slider (as advertised August 2020) are shared across the network. One big offer from OJO that is worth a mention is that you get money back with OJO+. With this offer OJO gives you 10% back from every bingo ticket you buy. All money back is paid as real cash too so there are no wagering terms here either.
As the bingo here is part of a wider service don't forget to drop in on the slots and casino side for other offers. For example you'll find daily drop jackpots and other promos. At time of writing (August 2020) slots players were being offered the chance to win 1 of 4 Electric Scooters. Look out for other offers such as the OJO Wheel. Remember any bonus, free spins, free bingo tickets etc you get whilst wagering on the site will be paid as a cash reward.
It's good to see online slots and casino brands venture into the bingo world. The Pragmatic Play product has most certainly made it easier for the likes of PlayOJO to set themselves up in the sector. OJO's fair play ethos could be a good platform for bingo. The no wagering terms, fair games and moneyback offers are all very attractive. To a point at least. No wagering sites like Tombola, Buzz Bingo and Jackpotjoy have already settled in this sector whilst others like Gala, Foxy and Mecca haven't been overly concerned in adopting it.
It's nice to see OJO have added an exclusive room to their roster, but we wonder how active that will be? One thing we do know is that the 75 ball and 80 ball room within the Pragmatic Play product is usually empty. And it's empty across multiple sites using the platform! We're also unconvinced by Bingo Blast and judging by the activity in that room we're not alone. Plugging in bingo to a site is the easy part but getting bingo players to play is less easy. OJO will throw a lot of cash at their new bingo channel but the product itself still needs a bit of tweaking.