Monkey Bingo arrived in the online bingo enclosure in November 2014 and had players going bananas over what it had to offer by way of bingo and slots. They don’t monkey about when it comes to player experience either with a selection of big-money jackpots and free games available.
The site joined a network that already had several big-name brands like Costa Bingo, Rio Bingo, and Treasure Bingo and at launch, sold itself as a site that offered ‘a rainforest of bingo, a jungle of jackpot games and a swamp of slots’. The design looked different at launch because it was pre-changes to the rules and regulations around promoting online gambling.
When it first arrived, we saw a troop of monkeys and a shrewdness of apes dotted around the home page and if we’re honest, it did look like it would be more at home on Nickelodeon than the landing page of a gambling site. Now what we see is a selection of greenery and Marvin the monkey has been released back into the wild.
However, the design does not make the experience, it’s the game choice, support, chat hosts, and playability that bingo players are looking for and this site does it all well.
|No Deposit Bonus||2 days of free bingo in the Bingo Academy|
|Welcome Offer||Deposit £10 and receive £30 bonus cash + 30 free spins|
|Minimum Deposit||£5 (£10 for the initial welcome bonus)|
|Payment Methods||Debit Cards, PayPal, By Phone, Apple Pay|
As a new player to the site, you are welcomed by all the other ‘animals’ to the Bingo Academy and no deposit is required to give the site a try. You can swing on over to this free play room and enjoy a 90 ball bingo game every 15 minutes for your first two days with them.
Each of the games in the Academy boasts a £1.75 prize pot that is split as one line for £0.25, two lines for £0.50, and the full house for £1.00
When you make your first deposit of £10 with Monkey Bingo you will receive a 300% bonus match and 30 free spins. The bonus is valid in practically every bingo room and the free spins can be used on the Fruit Blast Slot game.
The freebies don’t stop on your first deposit with this site, they are given on deposits two and three too. Additionally, there is a Deposit Deal on every top-up.
Wagering requirements on the bingo bonus are below average at 2x your initial deposit + bonus amount. The free spins have 30x wagering requirements and winnings are credited as a games bonus which is capped at £6.
Deposits and Withdrawals
When you access the online cashier, it is here that you will find all the deposit and withdrawal options available to you at Monkey Bingo. These are the standard banking options found at a Grand Battery Holdings operated site.
You can use any of the following methods:
- By telephone
- Debit cards
- Apple Pay – only using Apple devices
You can deposit a minimum of £5 and withdraw a minimum of the same amount.
There are some promotions listed at Monkey Bingo and these can be found under the ‘Orango Offers’ section accessible from the home page. These are split into three sections; Promotions, Offers, and Jackpots. Below we have taken one example from each of the three sections:
- Daily Cashback – Play on any of your favourites games at the site and then the following day, visit the My Zone section to claim 3% of yesterday’s total losses. This is paid as real money
- Welcome Offer – When you fund your account with a minimum of £10 you will be given access to 300% bonus cash and 30 free spins.
- The Big Monkey – At 7 pm on a Monday there is a 90 ball game with tickets costing 5p each and a £1,000 prize pot that is split as one line for £200, two lines for £300, and the full house for £500.
As well as the above, there are plenty of other jackpots available at the site, and of course, more free bingo than just that available in the Bingo Academy.
Monkey Bingo, like the other sites that were launched from the same company, doesn’t offer deposit rewards using bonus codes because these are automatically allocated when you complete a transaction.
As with any of the online bingo sites, it may be worthwhile agreeing to receive marketing material from them because many send out special offers, and bonus codes, via SMS, email, and/or post.
Bingo and Slots Games
When you open up the lobby for the first time, it is the bingo lobby that you are first taken to and it is here that you get a real taste for what Monkey Bingo has to offer by way of the popular game. It is clear from the outset that the emphasis is on bingo at this site.
You are offered four different game types for bingo and these are the traditional English game of 90 ball bingo, two different types of 75 ball bingo (these are the five-line Swedish variant and the American pattern variant), and the 52-5 card-based game. These are all available in multiple rooms and are easy to locate from the lobby as there is a selection of details listed for each room, including which game type can be found when you enter.
Other information also shown in the room details are the cost of the tickets, the time until the next game starts, the number of players in the room, the jackpot value (and that of any progressive if available in the room), and the chat hosts name if one is on duty in the room.
As well as an impressive selection of bingo games and rooms, the site also boasts quite the choice of slots. These complement the bingo well, and some of the titles available can also be played as mini-games alongside your bingo tickets.
At last count, there were over 650 different slots and instant win games available on the Dragonfish platform so we are sure you will be able to find something the suits your own personal taste in amongst their offering.
Some of the best-known developers have games in the catalogue and these include, but are not limited to, NextGen Gaming, Microgaming, Amaya, Barcrest, NetEnt, and Eyecon.
There’s a wide variety of bonus games available from the title available and these include free spins, expanding wilds, multipliers, and much more.
There are a couple of ways in which you can contact support at Monkey Bingo and this includes a comprehensive FAQ section and game help as well as an insight into the bingo lingo that is used in the chat rooms.
You have the following support options available if you wish to contact the site:
Additionally, there are chat hosts in some of the bingo rooms and they are quite well-versed in many aspects of the site.
All of the brands online today that are powered by Dragonfish software are considered sister sites to Monkey Bingo but we have chosen just to list those that have been launched by the company responsible for Costa Bingo:
More details of Dragonfish bingo sites can be found on this page https://www.bestbingowebsites.com/dragonfish-bingo-sites
Monkey Bingo has been swinging on the online bingo vine for several years now but to date, have not taken to our television screens to advertise their site.
Should the brand choose to launch TV adverts in the future, details will be available to our readers in this area of our review.
There’s no apeing around with bingo here, Monkey Bingo offers a great selection of rooms in which to enjoy the game and these are complemented nicely with a jam-packed catalogue of slots and instant win games. We were impressed that they offer newbies access to The Bingo Academy with no deposit required and the continued deposit deals extend well past the welcome offer. For these reasons, there’s no monkey business here, it’s a 4-star rating from us.