Costa Bingo Review
Updated On Wednesday 11th October 2017
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When the sun is shining outside most people leave online bingo behind! However British summers tend to be short so thankfully the sun can now shine all day long thanks to Costa Bingo. They followed in the footsteps of Cheeky and Posh by being one of the first sites to offer players free bingo for real cash prizes. Costa have been around for a few years now, so so how have they weathered since we last took a look at their site?
Launched: February 2006
Owner: Mandalay Media Ltd
Licence: UK Gambling Commission
Bingo Rooms: 75 ball, 90 ball, 52 ball
Popular Slots: Fluffy Favourites, Starburst, Stampede, Sugar Train, White Wizard, Piggy Payout
Minimum Deposit: £5 Minimum Withdrawal: £5
Wagering Terms: x4 the deposit + bonus funds for bingo
Costa Bingo, which utilises the Dragonfish/Cassava platform, welcomes new players with a £5 no deposit bonus. This is complemented with a 500% first deposit bonus for deposits of £5 to £10 only. Wagering terms do apply and these are set at x4 the bonus plus x4 the deposit. This is quite high compared to other big name brands using the same platform and on other networks. However Costa does offer extra bonuses on second and third deposits plus offers a 50% reload on all subsequent funding after that.
Free Bingo Rooms
One of the pivotal features of Costa Bingo over the years has been it's abundance of free bingo. This remains the case, although it's become diluted with the addition of extra brands, such as Angry, Wish and Treasure, to it's own network. There are three free bingo rooms, one of which can be accessed all the time with no deposit needed. The extra rooms are exclusive to depositors.
In addition to the free bingo rooms you'll find 75 and 90 ball games. These can be easily accessed via desktop and mobile. Costa have also recently added Bingo Vegas to their site - this is essentially a 52 ball bingo game that uses playing cards as opposed to numbers. Both the 75 and 90 ball rooms have progressive jackpots plus you can play for a big cash prize daily at 9pm or 10pm. This includes the free for depositors £10,000 Costa Crazy game that plays every Friday.
Shine Like A Diamond
As well as lots of free games, Costa Bingo run regular promotions with different prizes! Previous promotions include the chance to win cars, kitchen appliances, garden goodies, holiday vouchers, Merlin Family Annual passes, shopping breaks and even Mel B's boots! Keep an eye on their newsletters, Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest news and promotions. You'll also find regular bonus codes posted on their social media pages too.
Costa Bingo like to reward their players through their Diamond Club loyalty scheme. There are five different levels and each level gives additional benefits. For example, access to free VIP games and an increased birthday bonus. Players earn one diamond for every £1 staked on bingo or slots, which means you can earn as you play, not on deposits. All players start in at the introductory Blue VIP level which gives access to the free VIP games where Costa have £2,250 up for grabs in jackpots daily! Diamonds can be exchanged for free bingo cards, bonuses and cash.
Free Slots Tournaments
Costa also reward their bingo players with their Costa Points which are redeemable into bonus cash. Points can be earned when buying 10p or 25p bingo cards and 1000 points is equal to £1. These can also be earned by taking part in chat games and by referring friends to Costa. Join in the Costa Chat Tourneys to increase your Costa Point Balance with 50,000 Diamonds up for grabs in the weekend ones!
Another thing that sets Costa Bingo apart from the likes of Foxy and Wink, is that it's retained Sweetie Land and Fish N Chips slot tournaments. These can be played for free daily for the chance to win cash prizes. If you prefer playing slots for real then Costa Bingo offers an excellent selection including the usual faves - Fluffy Favourites, Fluffy Too and Sugar Train.
Mel B & Johnny Vegas
A few years ago, Costa Bingo pulled out a massive coup by signing Mel B as the brand's celebrity endorser. This was perhaps the high point for them. No one can possibly forget seeing a giant Scary Spice trampling London in one of their adverts. Perhaps by comparing Costa's 2016 TV campaign we can get an indicator of how times have changed for the site. There's still a celebrity involved but it's Johnny Vegas as the voice-over guy only.
This makes us think that Costa Bingo seem to have retreated on themselves since Mel B featured on the site. The promotions don't seem as grand as in previous times and it currently lacks the exuberance of Foxy. The freebies can't be faulted though and Costa Bingo make great efforts with their regular promotions. The expansion of it's network has perhaps diluted it's appeal but that said it's still a good site.