Bingo Hotpot Review
|No Deposit||£15 Free|
|1st Deposit Bonus||500% Bonus on 1st Deposit|
|Reload Bonus||250% on 2nd
300% on 3rd
Variable dependent on loyalty
|Network||Live Bingo Network|
|UK Licence||Reference: 38719|
|Deposit Options||Credit and Debit Cards, Neteller, PaysafeCard, Skrill, Ukash|
New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C
Bingo Hotpot launched onto the Live Bingo Network in late October 2013 joining a number of other brands on the network powered by the Cozy Games product. The site design leaves a little to be desired with the overall look of the site lacking a little something in comparison with the hundreds of other sites available on the Internet. The logo itself looks like it would be more at home advertising a boy racer’s car or Hot Wheels. As for the relevance of the buff looking cartoon chap, we have no clue!
Like many brands before it that use the same software, Bingo Hotpot offers new players a no deposit required welcome bonus for creating a new account, details can be seen further in the review. There is also a cash match bonus on first deposit available as well as reload bonuses on all financial transactions with the brand.
To register with the brand you have to supply a few personal details, all of which are pretty standard to the online bingo industry. Details like your name, address, email and phone number are required. Once you have signed up you have to validate your account through a link in the welcome email so do ensure you use a valid email address at this point.
You may find you have real trouble registering with Bingo Hotpot if you have accounts with any of the other brands on the Live Bingo Network, something that we always find EXTREMELY frustrating. Why advertise a new brand that players cannot register to! You cannot enter any of the rooms to play until your account has been validated.
Once in the rooms you will recognise the lay out if you have played at any brands online that are powered by the Cozy Games software. The purchasing options are to the left of your screen and these become the callboard when a game is in play. The centre of the screen is when your bingo cards are with game details above the tickets. To the right is your chat room and a selection of instant win games.
The chat room at Bingo Hotpot doesn’t appear to be the hive of all the social side of this site, more of a place where the host can show off his/her prowess in the use of smileys! They are all a little over zealous in the use of the pre-sets available.
A plus point to the site, as with all of the sites using this software, it that you can use your bonus money to play the instant win games. Additionally we like that there are four different versions of the online bingo games available. Sadly though the negatives far out weigh the positives. The issues with registration, the maximum withdrawal amounts, and poor promotions – they all mean that Bingo Hotpot was always going to score quite low with us.
Bingo Hotpot Review – Bingo Games
Game Options at Bingo Hotpot
When you are in any of the rooms at Bingo Hotpot you have a number of options available to alter the way you play. This is done using the ‘Cog’ icon at the top of your screen near the volume button. It is limited to changing the colour and size of your dabber or chat font and turning the volume up and down. Sadly this brand, like all of the others on Cozy Games, does not offer you the option to manually mark your bingo tickets.
Each room at Bingo Hotpot have a number of progressive jackpots on offer. The Grand PJP is available in the 90 ball rooms and is won if you call bingo in 28 numbers or less. Additionally you’ll find another progressive in most of the 90 ball rooms and these can be won in 33 numbers or less. For 30, 75 and 80 ball bingo games there also progressive jackpots to be won – the number of calls required varies from room to room.
Free games are available at the site and the schedule looked something like this at the time of the review:
- Red Bus Room – free bingo from 6pm until 10pm every day.
- 90 Free Room (depositors only) – 10am until 6pm
There are a number of other games available to choose from at Bingo Hotpot and as we have already said, bonus funds can be used to play the slots and casino style games at the site. You should note though that any winnings accumulated using bonus funds are added to your bonus account and are not withdrawable funds.
Bingo Hotpot Support
Should you need to contact support at Bingo Hotpot you can do so using the following methods:
- Raise a ticket
- Email using web form or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live Chat
- Telephone: 0203 608 1305