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Billed as the site with ‘Bright Lights and Big Wins’ City Bingo certainly looks the part! Each month the brand heads off to a different virtual location and tailors their promotions to match the destination. This keeps fresh and interesting. There’s plenty to choose from when it comes to bingo and slots so the most visited destination for players is fun!
City Bingo landed at its first port of call in 2011 as part of the Ignite/Mandalay Media group of sites. It was the third brand to launch from this group. The brand operates as part of the Dragonfish network, but a smaller group of sites rather than the main network.
At launch, the site had its very own mascot, CityCat, but like many online bingo brands, their mascot had to give up the driving seat because of changes in online gambling regulations. He’s still about the site but has more of a back seat.
Whilst the mascot may be more of a back seat driver now, great games, impressive promotions and a trusted network all add up to create a great bingo destination for players.
|No Deposit Bonus||2 days free bingo no deposit in the Bingo Academy|
|Welcome Offer||£30 bonus + 30 spins when you deposit £10|
|Minimum Deposit||£5 (£10 to claim the welcome bonus)|
|Payment Methods||Debit card, PayPal, Wire transfer, ApplePay and Paysafecard|
As soon as you register an account with this site you are given access to their Bingo Academy. This is the room that boasts free games for two days without having to make a deposit! If you do make an instant deposit, the room is available for 5 days.
There is a game every 15 minutes and all of these are 90 ball with the following prizes:
- One line prize – £0.25
- Two line prize – £0.50
- Full house – £1.00
For the player making their first cash deposit with City Bingo, there is a tidy welcome package on offer. You must deposit a minimum of £10 to release the bonus and you will receive a 300% bingo bonus to a maximum of £200. This means if you add £10 you will get a £30 bonus.
The free spins that are on offer have to be claimed from your player lobby after you have made your first successful deposit. Visit the ‘Prizes’ tab in the ‘My Zone’ section. There are awarded over three days with 10 spins on each day to slot games of the site’s choice, giving you a total of 30 free spins.
At the time of the review, the three slots listed were Viva Italia, Café de Paris, and Caravan to Cairo but these are subject to change so we suggest checking the terms and conditions of the welcome bonus at the time of your first deposit.
There are wagering requirements and terms and conditions attached to the bonuses awarded by City Bingo.
For the bingo bonus, wagering requirements are 4x the total amount of the deposit and the bonus awarded. Until these are met, any winnings from the bonus funds are credited to the bonus account. Any winnings using real cash are added to the real cash balance and available for withdrawal. Real funds are always used first.
For winnings on the free spins that are awarded, there are no wagering requirements. This means that any winnings from them are available for withdrawal.
However, there is a cap to the winnings from free spins and that is 10p per free spin. This means the maximum you can win from them is £3.00 in total.
The free spins and the bonus are available for seven days only and then will expire.
There are a number of banking options to choose from at City Bingo but not all are available for use in all countries. The minimum deposit allowed is £5 but this is not eligible for the welcome bonus.
The options available are:
- By telephone: 08082 387 546 for the UK and 0044 12684 844 830 from outside the UK
- Interac: Canada only
- Debit cards
- Paysafecard: Please note you cannot withdraw using this method
- Wire Transfer
- ApplePay: UK only. You cannot withdraw using this method.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £5.
The City Bingo promotions page is always packed with special offers and as the site moves destination each month, there are themed promotions each time that they change the destination. It is always worthwhile seeing what the current monthly promotion is but remember, these are time-limited.
To complement the changing promotions are a selection of regular offers too. These include, but are not limited to:
- Rewarding Wins – you can win free spins three times a day on the Fluffy Favourites slot. Just play and win any bingo or slot game between the Early Bird, Night Owl, or Daily target hours.
- Loyalty Programme – you become a member of the loyalty programme the moment that you register with the site. Rewards include extra bingo tickets with deposits, access to more free bingo, birthday offers, and much more.
Like many online bingo sites today, City Bingo bonus codes aren’t listed on site but are something that you may receive by email, SMS, or post as part of a promotion.
For this reason, we suggest ticking one of the contact options available in your account to ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the bonus codes that the site may send out.
The 888/Dragonfish software powers all of the bingo games that are on offer at City Bingo. Whilst it is the well-known software behind the bingo, this brand can offer it’s own unique twist on things because it is part of a smaller network. For players, this means something a little different but with all the benefits of the bigger network.
The variety of games is the same as the larger network too. There are the traditional 90 ball bingo and two variants of the 75 ball game; five-line and pattern games. There are also 52-5 bingo games.
Many of the games have progressive jackpots and you will also find guaranteed prize games and of course, the mystery jackpots.
It used to be that the room names had unique character and relevance to the theme of the brand but this seems to have been lost over time.
For slots and casino games, the portfolio isn’t quite as impressive as at other sites. However, you can still choose from games provided by well-known develops like Gaming Realms, NetEnt, Real Time Gaming, 888, and Eyecon as well as a few others.
There is also a selection of casino games including roulette and blackjack, as well as scratch cards and other instant win games.
There is an informative Help section onsite and additionally, the usual FAQ section that has a wealth of details.
Should you need to contact support then you can do so using one of the following methods:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 08082 387 456 or 0044 12684 844 830 from outside of the UK
The chat hosts are always willing to help as well.
City Bingo is a sister site to all of the brands powered by the 888/Dragonfish software but because they work on a smaller network, the true sister sites of City Bingo are:
- Costa Bingo
- Sing Bingo
- Wish Bingo
Similar websites that operate using the same Dragonfish software, although are not directly sister sites, include the following:
City Bingo has not yet been advertised on television but should they choose to do so in the future, it is in this section of our review that it will be available.
We’ve awarded a 4.2-star rating to City Bingo because we love that the site changes it’s promotions and offers on a regular basis. A generous proportion of the rating has been given because the brand is on a trusted, safe, and secure network. It would be easy for them in today’s marketplace to rest on their laurels with their promotional schedule but they don’t appear to drop the (bingo) ball at all!