Sparkly Bingo Review
Ignite, the group led by Costa Bingo, started April 2015 in similar fashion to previous months - by launching yet another new brand. Joining the recent additions of Giant and Dino was the slightly more whimsical Sparkly Bingo. It was a strange looking site with characterised bingo balls in a cloud city welcoming you in. Sparkly describes itself as a cute and fluffy bingo site with glittering action and daily guaranteed jackpots.
Introducing Sparkly Bingo
In 2020 Sparkly Bingo is lacking a little bit of shine. This is because the characters that habituated the website included a unicorn, a helicopter bingo ball, and one which we think was called Candy. To be honest it was all a bit fluffy with the clouds and jewels scattered around and a world away from Dino and Giant. However, The UKGC stepped in and Sparkly's sparkle has all but been oblitarated. A pile of jewels is all that's left to reflect the brand's identity.
Sparkly Bingo Welcome Offer
Sparkly gives you the chance to try it's games with no deposit needed. Register with the site then login to the lobby to access The Bingo Academy. You get two days access. 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. A further five days in The Academy are awarded after you make your first deposit.
As well as extra free bingo, 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.
Sparkly Bingo Promotions
As well as free bingo, Sparkly offers four variants on the popular numbers game. These include 75 ball, 5 Line 75 ball, 90 ball and 52-5 ball. The latter is Bingo Vegas and involves playing cards instead of traditional bingo balls. A number of progressive jackpots are available when you play in the rooms. Most days you'll find a jackpot game at Sparkly including Radiant Riches (Monday), Glitz N Glamour (Tuesday) and Saturday Shimmer. The latter is the big money game at Sparkly with a prize pot of £3000.
For those who love slots then you're offered the usual mix from a 888/Dragonfish powered site. The top titles include Millionaire Genie, Fluffy Favourites, Irish Luck, Piggy Payout and White Wizard. Over 300 games are available including Slingo titles. We'd like to see these pages be tailored towards the brand - so things like Bejeweled and Fluffy Favourites should feature more heavily than say Jack Hammer 2.
Sparkly Bingo may appeal to players who like their bingo with a bit of fluff and a few jewels thrown in for a good measure. It's not our favourite looking site from the recent additions to the Ignite Network and we so want to see something new in terms of games or promotions. Sparkly has never had any prize exclusives either. However this doesn't make a site to completely ignore.
We like the The Bingo Academy as a way to try Sparkly with no deposit needed. Additionally no wagering terms on wins from free tickets is another positive. The choice of bingo rooms, jackpots and promotions are also good. Sparkly also does offer free tickets and more free bingo on all deposits. Unlike Costa and Sing, for example, you don't get a bonus game to play. However those sites do have wagering terms on their welcome offers. It's one to consider but you might find there are better options.