Now that the no deposit bingo bonus cull has pretty much concluded, it's perhaps unsurprising that free bingo is next in the firing line. Since launching in 2009, Costa Bingo have offered all players, both deposting and non-depositing, 24/7 access to free bingo games. However, that has now all changed!
New registrants to Costa Bingo - and indeed any of Costa Bingo's sister sites - will now only have access to free bingo for the first 24 hours after registration. The free room is called The Bingo Academy and it's open daily from 10am until 2am. There's a game available every 15 minutes.
Enter The Bingo Academy
These free games are 90 ball and consist of 25p for one line, 50p for two lines and £1 for the full house. The prizes awarded are real cash, which means no wagering terms apply. However, if you do win a few games you'll not be able to make any withdrawals until you become a depositing player.
The loss of 24/7 free bingo is a disappointment, but are there any positives? Well, when we checked in The Bingo Academy was light on players - so that means more chances to win for newbies. Secondly, if you are playing in that room then you know you're only playing with other new players. Previously free bingo wins were paid as bonuses, so the real cash prize is good too.
But what about regulars and depositors at Costa Bingo? The good news is that free bingo hasn't gone from the roster altogether. The Reload Freebie gives depositors the chance to win a £25 jackpot every 30 minutes. This room is joined by the "It's Free Baby" room that offers a pot of up to £15.
There's also a big change with regards to the Friday Night Costa Crazy game. Previously the Costa Crazy was a £10,000 sliding jackpot game which offered £1000 guaranteed and a further £3000 of bonus prizes. It was open to all qualifying depositors who could claim 6 free tickets each week. This has now been scrapped!
The Friday Big Five
In it's place is now the Friday Big Five. Every hour from 7pm until 11pm you'll be able to play to win a share of £1000 - for free. Qualifying depositors can claim six free tickets per game. All games are 75 ball and the full house prize varies from £500 to £750. The remaining pot is shared by 1TG and 2TG players.
we think the Friday Big Five is a big improvement on Costa Crazy. Firstly there's £5000 to be won guaranteed and secondly all prizes are cash. Under Costa Crazy all players who won a share of the bonus pot ended up tied up in wagering terms and conditions.
Note that the above free bingo games are shared by Costa Bingo and it's sister brands. Despite this, we're excited to see how these changes effect Costa Bingo. It's always been a good brand and this change we believe is a positive one, although mainly for those players who wish to pay to play.
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