Real Deal Bingo Review
If you're expecting to see David Dickinson splashed all over this particular bingo site then you're in for a disappoinment. Real Deal Bingo launched in July 2017 as a new addition to the Costa Bingo camp. The site was different to their previous offerings such as Crocodile, Rio and Wish in that it joined the Dragonfish powered Real Money Network. This means that all wins are paid out in cash and all bonuses are wager free. But is Real Deal are Bobby Dazzler of a bingo brand for players?
The Dragonfish Real Money Network arrived in 2017 with the launch if Blighty Bingo. The network is different from the usual Dragonfish set-up as no percentage bonuses are offered to players. Instead players are rewarded with free bingo tickets and slot spins. All wins from these tickets and spins are paid out as cash that can be withdrawn without incurring wagering terms. However there are withdrawal and deposit terms. Overall no wagering should make it easier for players to withdraw winnings and know where they are with their accounts.
Real Deal Bingo Welcome Offer
That's not to say new players to Real Deal Bingo don't get rewarded. If you deposit £10 then you'll be given £70 of bingo tickets. These will include 4 tickets (worth £40) for the next Big Bang game on the 10th of the month. This is The Big £10K game where everyone's a winner. Additionally there are 60 tickets (worth £30) for the Kaching Game. Finally new players will also get 10 free spins on Fluffy Favourites. Any wins from the free bingo tickets or spins will be paid out as cash. Note that the maximum win you can receive from the spins is just £1.
You can try Real Deal Bingo for free and without making a deposit either. Register and login to the site and access the Free room. We think that this game runs daily at 4pm and offers £4 pots but all prizes are paid in cash. There's also no restrictions to playing in this room so you'll be joined by non-depositing and depositing players. Dragonfish Network brands that have wagering, for example Wink and Costa, will only let you enjoy a couple of days of no deposit bingo in the Daily Doozey room.
Real Deal Promotions
The other bingo rooms that you'll find at Real Deal include jackpot rooms such as Mystery Jackpots, £1K Mondays, £250 Saucy Sunday and Gobsmacked where you can win spins. There's also Ace Club which hosts the £10,000 monthly jackpot that occurs on the 10th of every month across all Dragonfish powered brand. Surprisingly there's no 52 ball rooms at Bounce and in our view not really enough variety. Players will find more variety amongst the slots that include Slingo, Starburst and Twin Spin.
Promotions for Real Deal players are limited to the jackpot rooms and the Rewards programme. This gives players the chance to play daily free spins and bingo tickets. You will qualify for the programme once you've played your first £1. Terms do apply but any wins are paid as real cash. Climb the VIP levels to claim up to 50 free spins a day and 30 free bingo tickets for the Kaching Room. If you attain a VIP level of 5 or more then you can also start earning cashback. This starts at 1% and rises to 10% at Level 15. You'll need over 819,000 points to be at the highest VIP level.
Our first review of Real Deal concluded that the "lazy site design doesn't help" and "Real Deal is going to have to do a lot better in order to live up to it's name". We're pretty much still in that same camp. In fact Real Deal has not done anything different since it launched. This may well be because of the Costa group of sites changing hands in 2019. Real Deal does seem to have been cast aside from it's sister brands. This all suggests to us that players will be better off looking elsewhere.
Should you choose to check out Real Deal then there are a few positives. The free bingo room is a good way to check out the platform and the welcome bonus is generous. There's a nice selection of bingo rooms, jackpots and slots. We also like the fact that qualifying players can claim daily free spins and free tickets. However all this can be found at other wager free sites like Bounce, Bingo Idol, Cracker and Sailor Bingo. Our advice is to choose one of these over Real Deal.