Crocodile Bingo is a snappy little site from Cassava Enterprises that runs on the Ignite network, which a relative newcomer to the online bingo scene after only launching at the beginning of 2016. It’s a world away from Cassava’s older bingo sites such as UK Bingo, and it offers players plenty of unique promotions, a fun theme that’s referenced throughout its games and pages, and splendidly generous bonuses for newbies. With plenty of games and prizes to get your teeth into, you’d expect Crocodile to blow the competition right out of the water.
The world of Crocodile Bingo is set in the Australian outback, and the site’s logo and multitude of graphics feature an affable croc called Bruce who likes to wear a cork hat.
Although you can recognise it as a Cassava site due to it using the newest version of the Dragonfish web template, it has a very personal look and feel thanks to the brightly coloured images and themed game names like Crocodile Dentist and £10k Budgie Smuggler.
The main menu is well laid out, and yellow arrows underneath some of the items give you access to small sub-menus. There’s a player area at the top-right that lets you log in or sign up as a new player followed by an advert that alternates between the no-deposit and welcome bonus offers. Underneath, there’s information about the mobile site, the latest winners, the next big jackpot game, and a humorous introduction to the whacky world of Crocodile Bingo.
Crocodile Bingo doesn’t quite have the full package when it comes to customer support, but it does offer more options than many operators. Instead of providing a live chat service, it has a Live Help room that you can visit when you want to speak to an agent which is open 24/7. In addition, there’s a phone line which is manned daily between 9 AM and 1 AM, an email address, a list of FAQs, and a Getting Started guide.
The treats at Crocodile Bingo are just for depositing players. You can bag yourself a bonus with your first, second and third deposits.
Sign up and deposit at least £5 and you can get a modest 200% bonus.(200% Bonus: Non-Funded Players Only. Offer valid once per player until further notice. Min dep. £5. Max bingo bonus £20. No code required. Wagering requirements: 4x Bonus & 4x Deposit. Bonus for bingo games only. Full T&Cs apply. 18+ only).
On your second deposit you can enjoy a fair 150% bonus up to £150. (Significant Terms: Funded players only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus £150. Valid once only on a second deposit. Promo code: TWO. To withdraw winnings connected with bingo bonus funds, wager 4 times the deposit + bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus available for use on bingo games only. T&Cs Apply).
Deposit £10 or more on your third deposit and you can claim a 100% bonus.
(Significant Terms: Funded players only. Min deposit £10. Max bonus £100. Valid once only on a third deposit. Promo code: THREE. To withdraw winnings connected with bingo bonus funds, wager 4 times the deposit + bonus funds. Withdrawal restrictions apply. Bonus available for use on bingo games only. Full T&Cs Apply).
The brand also boasts unique promotions, which include a fun, free game called Crocodile Dentist, which lets you “pull” one of Bruce’s teeth out each day in return for a surprise gift which could be a bonus, free spins, Diamonds, or something else. There’s also Penny Possums (daily penny games that have £50 jackpots), a weekly £10k Budgie Smuggler game which awards a minimum jackpot of £1,000 and a bonus cash pot of £3,000 which is split between 1TG and 2TG winners, and daily Crazy Croc games which let you play for guaranteed jackpots of £50 to £100 every hour for as little as 5p.
If you’ve played at Dragonfish sites on the Ignite network before, you’ll be familiar with how the gameplay works and the layout of the lobby. You can play 90-ball, 75-ball, and 5 Line games, as well as slots, casino games, and scratch cards, all of which are separated by tabs.
The in-game console is easy to navigate, and you can enjoy side games while playing bingo.
The rooms are busy, which proves just how popular the site has become, and we’ve always found the chat hosts to be extremely cheery and helpful.
There are networked jackpot games, as well as Crocodile’s own standalone rooms, and the only thing you’re likely to miss is a large selection of bingo variants.
Although the homepage contains an ad which states that you can play “every day and everywhere” on mobile and tablet device, there’s no dedicated mobile page which isn’t very helpful.
Dragonfish has taken the decision to stop producing dedicated mobile apps and instead make use of HTML5 technology to allow players to access their favourite site via their mobile web browser. The mobile lobby looks extremely similar to the desktop one, and you can play in all of the 90-ball, 75-ball, and 5 Line rooms.
Crocodile’s credentials include a license from the UK Gambling Commission and seal of approval from eCOGRA. SSL encryption is used to protect player data and financial transactions. There’s also plenty of information regarding safety including pages on responsible gaming, privacy, and fair play.
Crocodile Bingo hosts 90-ball and 75-ball games, as well as 5 Line Bingo which lies somewhere between the two. You can read up on the rules of each game variant, which is handy if you’re new to the site or online bingo. There’s a great selection of free rooms, including one for non-funded players, and plenty of jackpot games to take part in at all hours of the day and night. There are over ten rooms in total, many of which offer game cards for mere pennies. The slots, scratch cards, and casino games are in abundance, although there are no exclusive titles among them.
While many of Crocodile’s games are very similar to those found at sites like Rio and Wish Bingo, Bruce has put his Aussie stamp on them by giving them names like What a Ripper, Waltzing Matilda, and Sunday Boomerang.
The banking options include Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Paysafecard, Entropay, Paypal, Skrill, and Wire Transfer. Using the cashier to make withdrawals and deposits is easy, and there are boxes that let you enter bonus codes. The one thing we find frustrating with the Brigend banking system, however, is the 48-hour wait time for your withdrawal requests to be processed.
Crocodile’s Diamond Club can be found at other sites on the Ignite Bingo network, and it uses a simple tier system which is explained on the Diamond Club page. To move up each of the five levels, your total deposits must meet specific amounts. For example, Bronze (Tier 2) requires you to deposit at least £50 while Silver (Tier 3) requires you to deposit a minimum of £500.
The benefits are pretty appealing as they allow you to exchange your Diamonds earned through playing games with real cash to claim free spins, bonus cash, exclusive merchandise, free spins, game cards, deposit bonuses, and more.