When Elf Bingo first launched in December 2013, it was the 13th brand to open on the 15 Network powered by the Jumpman Gaming software. 13 may be considered an unlucky number for some, but this brand has outlived many that came after it. When it opened to players a cheeky elf was waiting to greet you, but as is the case with many brands, changes to regulations around promoting online gambling saw the character removed from the home page.
There’s a Nordic feel to the design of the site, not surprising given that it is here that stories of elves originated. Also on the home page is the Mega Wheel graphic, something that makes the brands from Jumpman Gaming easily identifiable.
In early 2020 we saw all of the Jumpman Gaming sites welcome the Pragmatic Play bingo software and with the introduction came a complete change to how bingo is played. Where once you could access regular live games, the offering now sees less of the regular games and more of a focus on the pre-buy bigger value games.
Elf Bingo, like all of the sites from this operator, appears to be more slots-focused than bingo and that’s a shame for the players who liked the experience at the site before the change.
|Welcome Offer||Deposit £10 and spin the Mega Wheel to win free spins or an Amazon voucher|
|Minimum Deposit Amount||£10|
|Best Deposit Methods||Debit Cards, Paysafecard, PayPal, Pay By Mobile|
|Software Used||Jumpman Gaming / Pragmatic Play|
If you opt to deposit with Elf Bingo then you will get to spin the Mega Wheel following your first initial deposit of at least £10. There are various segments on the Mega Wheel and you could win one of the following prizes:
- 500 free spins on Fluffy Favourites
- 50 free spins on Fluffy Favourites
- 20 free spins on Fluffy Favourites
- £10 Amazon voucher
- 50 free spins on Irish Luck
- 20 free spins on Irish Luck
- 10 free spins on Irish Luck
Or you could land in the unlucky section and receive nothing.
When it comes to the new player welcome bonus awarded on initial deposit with Elf Bingo, there are some rules around the offer and, of course, wagering requirements. These include a cap on winnings from free spins (£8 per 10 spins), wagering required of 65x the amount of bonus won, and the loss of free spins and associated winnings if you withdraw before meeting the requirements.
There is also a cap on the maximum amount that you can convert to real cash when you have met the requirements and this is £250.
The same rules apply for any deposit or promotional offer that awards free spins following a spin on the Mega Wheel.
Deposits and Withdrawals
There are four deposit options available to you as a player at Elf Bingo:
- Debit cards
- Pay By Mobile (transaction fee on deposits of £5, £10, or £20)
The minimum that you can deposit is £10, as is the minimum that you can withdraw. There is also a charge on every withdrawal of £2.50 so if you withdraw £20, you will only receive £17.50.
At launch, Elf Bingo went out of its way to offer something unique every month. However, as time has gone on, these types of offers are no longer available and the promotions that you see on the dedicated page are the same the network over.
Each month there is a new promotion that is time-limited and the rules and prizes change month on month.
As well as the time-limited offer, there are several ongoing promotions listed on the page and below are just two examples:
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner – Be the player who lands the biggest single win on any slot and you will win a £50 Just Eat voucher.
Elf Bingo does not use bonus codes as the rewards they give on deposits are spins on the Mega Wheel. However, you may find that they send you a code to claim a spin if you have registered to receive marketing material from them.
If we are ever offered a bonus code from this brand for use by our readers, you will find the relevant information in this section of our review.
Bingo and Slots Games
Slots seem to be what Elf Bingo is all about rather than bingo. This is clear from the moment that you register and log in. Bingo is quite far across the scrolling navigation at the top of the page.
If it is bingo that you are here to play then there is a possibility that you are going to be left quite disappointed. Elf Bingo doesn’t do live bingo games (i.e., games that play every few minutes). Instead, their bingo offerings are all pre-buy games (unless your timing is such that you arrive as a game is about to start).
There’s also no sense of bingo community here because the rooms are not hosted so the bingo seems to be lagging a way behind the slots that are available.
The site does host quite a selection when it comes to variety of bingo games, but this doesn’t detract from the lack of live games. You can choose to play in 30, 75, 80, or 90 ball game. With the introduction of the Pragmatic Play software came the arrival of the Bingo Millions games and for more information about these, visit our Bingo Millions page.
This is where the site comes into its own with an impressive array of different slots and instant win games to choose from. It’s packed with many of the popular titles that we are used to seeing in the online gaming industry and with new games added regularly, you will not get bored.
There are games from a variety of different software providers including Aristocrat, Blueprint Gaming, Eyecon, IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, Pariplay, Quickspin, Big Time Gaming, WMS, and Yggdrasil.
At last count, Jumpman Gaming had over 560+ games in their catalogue including video slots, themed games, blackjack, roulette, and a selection of live dealer games.
Support is limited at Elf Bingo and whilst they do have an FAQ section you can utilise, it lacks detail and isn’t the most informative we have come across.
You can email support at the address below, but don’t expect a speedy response!
They also suggest trying Facebook as an alternative way to contact them.
There are many sites online today that are powered by the Jumpman Gaming/Pragmatic Play software on the 15 Network. It is these brands that are Elf Bingo sister sites.
Below are just some of the brands:
Elf Bingo has not advertised on television since they launched and it is unlikely that they will do so in the future.
Should they opt to promote their brand using this medium, details of the TV advert will be listed here.
Like most of the Jumpman Gaming brands, Elf Bingo doesn’t do bingo well. It also has high wagering requirements and charges you for withdrawals. The promotions are network-wide with nothing unique to offer. Customer support is pretty poor and the bonus offers are not bingo-related. All of these shortcomings mean that we couldn’t award this site any higher than a 3-star rating.