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Dotty Bingo Verdict
Although Dotty Bingo is rather stingy when it comes to offering free bingo, it does treat it members to a mammoth amount of cheap games. You can also win free tickets to massive jackpot games, scoop 35 BBz (which is equivalent to £35) every evening, and play for jackpots of up to £500 for as little as 9p. If you love Microgaming slots, you’ll be able to access all your favourites along with hot, new releases, or get the best of both worlds by trying a game of Immortal Romance Bingo.
Design & Usability
Dotty Bingo uses a cheerful white and red theme with a prominent banner that displays the welcome offer and the latest slot games. Other useful information such as the current values of the bingo and slots progressive jackpots, and links to the promotions page are also included.
Signing up is simple. Just click the ‘Join Now’ button at the top of the page, and once you’ve registered, you can quickly access your account, the cashier, and the lobby with a simple click. We’re impressed by how quickly the pages and games load thanks to the Microgaming platform that powers the site.
Software & Gameplay
The lobby uses six tabs that allow you to look at the slots, bingo rooms, progressive slots, scratch cards, pre-buy facility, and additional games. Each of the bingo rooms gives you a preview of the ticket price, prize amount, game type (e.g. 90-ball), opening hours, and number of players, as well as a link to the day’s schedule.
The rooms are lively 24/7, and the chat hosts do an excellent job of keeping everyone smiling. You can take part in non-networked games such as Speed BOGOF, or join in with one of the many networked jackpot games, but if you want to try something totally different, make sure you pay a visit to the Immortal Romance Bingo Room, which runs a slots-bingo hybrid game variant that includes special features inspired by the four main characters in Microgaming’s Immortal Romance slot.
Safety & Security
Dotty Bingo is licensed by both Maltese and UK authorities, and meets the industry standards for security and player safety. You can read detailed information on these subjects by looking for the links at the bottom of any page on the website.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can fund your account using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Electron, Solo, Switch, Paysafecard, Skrill, or Neteller.
The minimum you can deposit is £10, and you can withdraw a minimum of £20. The most you can withdraw in any thirty-day period is £5,000.
The withdrawal processing time is up to seven days, which we consider far too slow.
Dotty Bingo has an excellent customer support team which is both quick and effective at solving your queries. You can talk to an agent via the live chat service 24/7, submit an online contact form, or send an email. The extensive FAQ page also contains a wealth of useful information, and is broken down into handy sections such as “Getting Started”, “Playing Games”, “Winnings and Payments”, and “Technical Issues”.
Bonuses & Promotions
We’d love to see Dotty introduce a no-deposit bonus so that newbies can see what life is like at the site before having to spend their own funds. Currently, there’s just a welcome bonus of £25 free when you deposit £10. To find the terms and conditions, you need to visit the Promotions page, and it would be better if a direct link was included in the welcome offer advert.
The offer gives you 250% extra (up to a maximum of £50) on your first deposit of £10 or more. You also get ten free spins to use on Microgaming’s vampire-themed Immortal Romance slot. Again, the wagering requirements (N.B., 5x bingo and 40X casino) are hard to find, as they’re mentioned in the site’s terms and conditions, not on the promotions page.
Dotty has an impressive selection of daily, weekly, and monthly promotions that include the £1,000 Jackpot Got2Go game, daily jackpot games where you can play for £50 all the way up to £1,000. In the main, these offers are identical to those found at other Broadway Gaming sites like Butlers Bingo.
T&Cs: 18+, 5x bingo, 40x casino wagering required before withdrawal (game weighting applies), 7 day expiry for free spins, Max bet 6.25 until wagering requirement completed, T&Cs apply.
We couldn’t find any mention of mobile devices anywhere on the desktop site. So, we tried to visit Dotty Bingo using an Android smartphone. We were able to log in without any issues, and found a great range of 90-ball and 75-ball games available, as well as a generous amount of Microgaming slots.
Variety & Originality
As Microgaming bingo sites are a rarity, Dotty’s games are varied and interesting. You can enjoy 90-ball, 75-ball, and speed games in a choice of rooms like Harmony, Sunshine, Friendship, and Sapphire, where there’s also the chance to win progressive room jackpots. We’re particularly pleased that the operator offers Immortal Romance Bingo games, as they not only features four bonus jackpots but also combine elements of bingo and slots to provide a fun and unique playing experience.
There are well over 100 slots to play (including progressive jackpot slots such as Mega Moolah and Major Millions), and bingo jackpot games that run throughout the day. The only thing that’s missing is free bingo, although there are plenty of cards for sale for just a penny.
Loyalty & Rewards
Dotty has a five-tier VIP programme which entitles you to perks such as free spins, triple loyalty points, and slots and bingo bonuses. Unfortunately, there’s no explanation of what targets you must meet to get promoted, although it’s stated that you’ll receive an email whenever you qualify to move up to the next level.
You’re also given loyalty points whenever you play casino games with cash or bonus money, and bingo games with cash.