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Animals and birds are popular icons for a bingo brand. Joining the fox, cow, duck, chicken and crocodile in the bingo stakes is the third Dragonfish brand from Quick Think Media. Hippo Bingo joins Lucky Charm and Bubble Bonus in offering players the standard network platform alongside it's own exclusives.
Launched: June 2011
Owner: Silver Spin Media
Licence: UK Gambling Commission
Bingo Rooms: 75 ball, 90 ball, High 5, Candylicious
Popular Slots: Bruce Lee 2, Kronos, Sands Of Fortune, White Wizard
Minimum Deposit: £10 Minimum Withdrawal: £10
Wagering Terms: x4 for bingo, x80 for games
Hippo Bingo actually launched in 2011 but has been revamped a couple of times. The latest change has unfortunately seen the demise of the site's main character - Hetti the Hippo. This leaves the site, like many others that have suffered under UKGC compliance, just that little bit lost. If you visit a site called "Hippo" then you'd expect to at least see one hippo!
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Lack of big game animals aside, what else can you find at Hippo Bingo? New players are welcomed with a standard first deposit bonus. Details of the current offer can be found at the top of the review, along with any important wagering terms. In addition, all new players can enjoy 72 hours of free bingo, with no deposit needed, in the Daily Doozey room.
As well as the Daily Doozey, you'll find more free games via Quids In, On The House, Freebie, The Sunday Sizzle and Magical Mondays. If these names sound familiar then it's because Hippo takes many of it's promotions from the Dragonfish Network. Joining the free games are the 75 ball and 90 ball rooms, daily jackpot games, progressives and of course various slots.
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All this is bundled up into a site that is accessible via mobile, tablet and desktop. No app is available for Hippo Bingo, but then no app is needed to play on mobile devices. The Dragonfish platform also offers several deposit options and everything is safe and secure.
Thankfully, it's not just network games and promotions at Hippo. They do have exclusives such as The Big Night In Room, which is open from 8pm and 12am! Tickets kick off from as little as 1p each. There's also the Pennies Make Pounds Room where you can play for prize pools of up to £30. Tickets are either 1p or 2p and the room is open from midday to 3pm.
Happy For Hippo?
However, in comparison to other sites from Quick Think - namely Bubble Bonus and Lucky Charm. Hippo doesn't offer players additional bonus opportunities. Ultimately where you choose to play will be based on whether you want more for your bingo money. But remember, extra bonuses also mean extra wagering terms.
When we last reviewed Hippo Bingo, we noted that they had a decent social media presence on Facebook. That still stands, but their Facebook feed is now mainly memes and quotes. Their twitter feed was abandoned back in 2015.
A Fun Site Hidden Away
In the past we described Hippo as "a fun site hidden away amongst a sea of more well known brands". Unfortunately we're now just a little less impressed. The brand's exclusives aren't stand out and that means we now have just another Dragonfish powered brand. The loss of Hetti as the focal point of the site is sad and means Hippo simply has no character.
The penny bingo games and free bingo are plus points - and for us the main reasons to visit.
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Updated On Wednesday 11th April 2018