Red Bus Bingo Review

Red Bus Bingo


Red Bus Bingo first trundled on to the online bingo scene back in April 2010, and many of the original passengers still frequent the site today! The fares may have changed, and the double-decker has had a little facelift since launch, but you still get the same great gaming journey from your starting point to your destination.

Your ticket to ride with this site doesn’t even require a deposit for three days because just for registering, you’ll be given access to the New Passengers room where you can play free bingo. It’s easy to see why some consider this ‘a bus you won’t want to miss’.

The iconic double-decker takes centre stage on the home page and navigation around the site is simple. Registration takes just a few moments with the standard information required to get started on your journey. With a great selection of promotions, a tantalizing amount of jackpots, and a decent number of free bingo games to participate in, it’s a site well work a visit.

Key Details

Welcome OfferDeposit £10 to play with £30 + 40 free spins
Minimum Deposit £5
Best Deposit OptionsDebit card, PayPal, ApplePay
Software UsedDragonfish

Welcome Offer

Before even making a deposit at Red Bus Bingo, you are given access to the New Passenger room for three days. At the time of the review (March 2021), just for playing in this free room we also received 3 free spins on Fruit Blast. The games in this room are all free to play and the room is open from 7 am until 10 pm daily. All games are 75 ball and boast prizes of £1, 2 or £5 bonuses.

All new players that go on to make an initial deposit using the promo code COACH will receive a 100% bingo bonus and a 100% games bonus. This equates to a £20 bonus if you add just £10, plus they will also throw in 40 spins on the excellent Fluffy Favourites slot game for free!

Wagering Requirements

The wagering requirements for the welcome offer from Red Bus Bingo carry wagering requirements of 2x the amount of deposit + bonus received. To withdraw the games bonus and related winnings, you must wager 50 times the amount of the bonus.

There are a few other rules around the bonus offer that are worth noting. The bonus wins are also capped at £100, excluding jackpot wins. The maximum bonus that you can receive is also set at £100 and all bonuses have to be claimed from the main lobby after your first successful transaction with the brand. On a mobile/tablet, this is done by visiting the ‘My Zone’ section and clicking the trophy icon. From your PC, visit the ‘Prizes’ tab under ‘My Zone’. The bonus will be available for seven days only and if not claimed, will expire. 

Banking options

Red Bus Bingo offers a variety of different payment options to its players, not all of which are available in all regions.

You have the following options:

  • By phone: 0800 279 623 or +44 203 794 3047 if you are outside of the UK
  • Debit cards
  • PayPal – UK only
  • ApplePay – UK only using an Apple device

The minimum deposit amount is £5 and for withdrawals, the minimum is £5.

If you have not met the wagering requirements at the time of withdrawal, any bonus funds remaining in your account will be forfeited.


From the home page of Red Bus Bingo, you are able to access the promotions page. It is here that you will see a selection of the great features and offers available from the site. All of the offers shown are standard offers, and none appeared to be time-limited at the time of the review.

Wheel of Wins – Every deposit that you make with this site will earn you a bonus, free spins, or bingo tickets. The amount you deposit determines the bonus that you could win.

Free Bingo – Free bingo isn’t limited to the newbie offer. There are many different no-cost bingo games available. You just have to have met the requirements to enter the rooms.

Rewarding Wins – Win on any slot game between midnight and 11:59 pm and you could win three free spins, three times a day!

As well as the above, this site is also home to numerous jackpot games that can all be seen from the main bingo lobby. Don’t forget, there are also some huge progressive jackpots on offer from a variety of slot games too.

Bonus Codes

In order to claim the welcome offer at Red Bus Bingo you will need to enter the code COACH when making your first deposit. Players are also required to enter the code WHEEL when making subsequent deposits to qualify for the Wheel of Wins offer. 

There are no other regular codes that we are aware of, however, if you choose to register to receive marketing material from the brand, you may find your inbox is the place to look for a bonus code or two. Should we receive any exclusive bonus codes for the site, they will be listed in this section of our review.

Game Selection

On any bus journey, you need plenty to keep your mind occupied and Red Bus Bingo does not disappoint with the variety of bingo and slot games available to all who take a trip on their double-decker.

For bingo there is quite the choice in variants; all of those that you would expect to find from a site powered by Dragonfish software are on offer here. There are two versions of the 75 ball game, 90 ball bingo, and also 52 ball bingo. These are played across multiple rooms, and used for free bingo, jackpot games, and the standard bingo offering.

From the main lobby, you have an easy-to-follow horizontal navigation that will assist you in finding the right area of the site. You will then see a selection of bingo rooms with details of the room name, the game type being played, the number of players, the prize on offer, time until the next game, and the chat host’s name (if one is on duty in your chosen room).

If it is slots that you are looking for, the choice is abundant in the dedicated section for the instant win games. All the popular titles can be found at this site with new games added regularly. There’s a search function if you know the slot you wish to play, or sections for Megaways, Daily Jackpots, Trending Slots, Instants, Jackpots, and Casino.

Well-known developers have their names in the portfolio; Eyecon, NetEnt, and many others are all available to play here.

Contact Support

Should you need to contact support at Red Bus Bingo you can do so using any of the following methods:

Additionally, the chat hosts are well-versed in the bingo product and may be able to offer you answers or direct you to the correct area of the site.

Sister Sites

There are a number of sites, all on the Dragonfish platform that are considered relative to Red Bus Bingo but the real sister sites for the brand are those that were on the Joy of Bingo network.

These include, but are not limited to:

TV adverts

It was back in November 2015 that we last saw Red Bus Bingo advertising their wares on television. Since then we have not seen the iconic double-decker of the brand on the small screen.

Not only did this brand have a 30-second commercial in 2015, but they were also the sponsors of Family Fortunes for a while. This means a selection of ‘idents’ shown in the commercial break of the show for Red Bus Bingo.

Below is the last known TV advert for this brand:

RedBus Bingo TV Ad

Should they choose to advertise on television again in the future, this section of our review will be updated to show the new commercial.

Review Summary



Red Bus Bingo scores a high 4.5-star rating with us and the reasons are all set out in our review. We are impressed with the game choice, the wagering requirements, the ‘try before you buy’ option of free bingo before depositing, and much more. The only cons to the site is that we would have liked to have seen a selection of unique promotions from the brand. It’s one to put on your ‘must visit list’.

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