Hippo Bingo Review
|No Deposit||Free Bingo Room For 3 Days|
|1st Deposit Bonus||200% bonus on 1st deposits
Min. £10, Max. £100
|Reload Bonus||Variable (min. 10%, max 80%)|
|UK Licence||Reference: 39028|
|Deposit Options||Credit and Debit Cards, Neteller, Wire Transfer, Ukash, Paypal, Entropay, Paysafe Card|
New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C
Hippo Bingo is one of the many Dragonfish networked sites, powered by the popular Globalcom/888 software. Landing on the homepage for the first time, you will be greeted with a bright and colourful site set against a tropical island. The cartoon style graphics and fonts will not appeal to everyone, but at least they are trying to inject a bit of fun into the place. The sites mascot is the bright purple Hetti the loveable hippo, who can usually be found relaxing in hammock, wearing a grass skirt and coconut bra!
The rest of the home page comprises a selection of large banners detailing their latest offers and promotions along with links to the social networking pages for Hippo Bingo and a list of their top winners, and you can’t help but be impressed by some of the values on show. Towards the bottom of the page there is a small welcome message but to be honest it is nothing we have not seen a dozen times before. Nevertheless everything is well designed, easy on the eye and extremely easy to navigate thanks to the eight links at the top of the page.
Click on the ‘Join Now’ button at the top of the page and you will be taken to the usual registration page. You will need to enter your basic details as well as coming up with a username. Because Hippo Bingo is part of a network, this will need to be different to any you have used before, otherwise it will think you are trying to open up a duplicate account. You are required to enter your credit or debit card details, but don’t worry as this is just for identification purposes only, and no money will be taken until you choose to make a deposit.
Once you are signed up you will be welcomed with an impressive bonus on your first deposit, so you will have plenty of money in your account to get started. Head into the lobby and unfortunately things start to go a bit wrong, as they have tried to cram ten tabs along the top of the page and everything feels very cluttered. A better idea may have been to have the tabs running down the left hand side of the screen instead, giving them more room to fit the text. Click on any of these tabs and they open up to reveal all of the rooms available and you can see all of the useful information you need before deciding which one to enter.
The rooms themselves don’t disappoint as the software has been tweaked many times over the years and developed across dozens of different brands, making sure everything works just right. The whole left hand side of the screen is dedicated to displaying your cards and there is a handy ‘Auto Buy’ feature in case you have to step away from the computer. The right hand side of the screen is where you can chat to your friends, play chat games, contact support or even play any of the instant games that are available. They have even built in an advanced purchase feature, guaranteeing you do not miss out on any of the special, even if you are not home at the time.
The major plus point of being part of a network is the number of promotions you will benefit from. Hippo Bingo has a regular line-up including free bingo, guaranteed jackpots, progressive jackpots, a loyalty scheme and a refer a friend bonus. In addition to this, you will regularly find them adding monthly specials into the mix, and it is through these that you can win the really impressive prizes. Hippo Bingo also has it’s own exclusive room called Pennies Make Pounds which is open daily between 4pm and 7pm. For every two cards you purchase, you get another one free and there are jackpots of up to £30 to be won.
Hippo Bingo is a good site with lots going for it. Both the software and the network have proven track records with plenty of games, promotions, and bonuses on offer. Add to this the little exclusives that make them stand out from the crown and you have one of the better sites on the network. All of this can be accessed at home on the computer or whilst you are out and about thanks to their new mobile bingo service which is compatible with both Android and iOS powered smartphones. Hippo Bingo is a well put together package and even if the look does not appeal, everything else will!
Hippo Bingo Review – Bingo Games
Game Options at Hippo Bingo
Hippo Bingo is one of the many brands powered by the Globalcom/888 software and as such gives you access to a fantastic range of games including 75 ball bingo, 90 ball bingo and a wide variety of instant games including progressive slots, casino games, scratch cards, fruit machines, adventure games, arcade games and Keno. All of these games have been honed to perfection over many years and combine smooth game play with exciting features to not only maximise your entertainment, but also boost your chances of winning a pocket full of cash.
Make your way into any of their many bingo rooms and you will find plenty of options to personalise the look and feel of the game. Click on the ‘Options’ link at the top of the lobby and you will see a selection of daub styles and colours, along with options for auto daub, best card sorting and having your top cards highlighted once they hit 3TG. In the chat room you can enjoy a bit of banter with your buddies and take part in chat games. They have built in plenty of handy acronyms and emoticons and you can also to send your friends virtual gifts that can be purchased with your Loyalty Points.
If you love the lure of big money games, then Hippo Bingo is the place for you! They have packed their schedule full of guaranteed cash jackpot games. Smaller games across all of their rooms throughout the day, but each evening they host six ‘Daily Jackpot’ games. Cards for each of these games cost just 10p, and you can win yourself a share of a £100.
The big money games do not end there though, as Hippo Bingo is also home to a range of monthly specials, each one giving you the chance to win a share of a larger prize pot.
If you are a fan of free bingo, then look no further than Hippo Bingo, Each and every month, they give away thousands of pounds worth of guaranteed cash jackpots through free bingo games! What makes this even more special though, is that they host games for both funded and none funded players, so everyone can join in the fun.
If you have not yet made a deposit, for three days, you will be able to access the Quids In room which is open between 9am and 6pm. Games start every eight minutes and each one comes complete with a £1 jackpot.
If you are a funded player however and meet the wagering requirments during the previous seven days, you will also be able gain access to the Freebie, On The House and Freenium rooms too. The Freebie room opens each day at 8pm each dat for all players that have wagered £10, the On The House room is open between 6pm and 8pm if you have deposited £25 and the Freemium room is open every Friday night for one game and comes complete with a £150 jackpot.
When you register at Hippo Bingo you become part of the Bingo Friends Forever loyalty scheme. It is based around five different levels and you will progress through them as you meet the entry requirements:
- BFF Blue – When you register
- BFF Bronze – When your total spend is between £5 and £500
- BFF Silver – When your total spend is over £500
- BFF Gold – By invitation only
- BFF Platinum – By invitation only
Regardless of your loyalty level, you will enjoy a 200% welcome bonus and access to free bingo. As you move up through the different levels though, you will start to unlock a host of other benefits such as:
- Re-deposit bonuses ranging between 10% and 80%
- Extra daily jackpot games
- Exclusive promotions
- Improved cashier options
- Monthly cash back of up to 20%
- Free cards each month based on your losses
- A personal VIP representative
Hippo Bingo Support
Should you need to contact support at Hippo Bingo you can do so using the following methods:
- Via webform on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
- Telephone: (UK): 08000 516 412
- Via dedicated chat room in the bingo client.