If you are getting a sense of deja vu when you land on Oink Bingo, there’s a good reason why; the site was created by Lindar Media, the same minds behind Circus
and Pixie Bingo
. Oink shares a lot of similarities with its siblings - does this lessen the site's value?
From a design perspective, Oink has a lot in common with Circus and Pixie, like the left hand side menu and the flat, colourful design.
Similar - but there are some differences: for example, the list of winners on the menu has been replaced with featured slot games and the homepage has a parallax scrolling effect. You will also find information about bingo games play and a slot selector. The home page is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s functional enough and gives you a sense of what to expect on the site.
In terms of design, the assets are colourful and the little pig characters are endearing - especially the pigs that straddle the site buttons.
Finding support on the site is a little challenging. Which is a weird thing to say, considering there is a help option in the menu. However, this only brings up a “how to play bingo guide”, which offers little direction beyond this.
Once you’re done scratching your head, you may scroll down to the footer, where the FAQ option is neatly tucked away. Finally, you will find the option for support - with both email and phone assistance available. For us, it’s a bit too neatly nestled away out of view, so we’re removing points.
To get you started on the site, you can fill your trotters with a 500% plus 10 free spins on Fluffy Too. The 500% is broken down into 400% of bingo and 100% of slots - meaning you get great variety from the welcome offer and can try out everything the site has to offer. Fluffy Too is a fun game, and we appreciate the spins as an extra bonus.
Wagering wise - the terms are fair with x4 bingo and x30 on the slots. Considering some sites like to push x100 slots wagering, this is very reasonable indeed and there is a real chance of turning the funds into cash.
As this is a networked site, Oink shares the same offers with its fellow sibling brands - that means some of the rooms are also shared. The mechanics of these rooms are fun, with some giant prizes on offer. But ultimately, they may feel too familiar for some. The email offers on the other hand, offer excellent variety for both slots and bingo players.
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Whether you prefer bingo on your phone or the comfort of your laptop, the device compatibility at Oink is excellent. Simply head over to the site on your smartphone or tablet to access the instant play mobile client. Both Android and iOS devices should be able to take advantage of the HTML5 mobile site.
If you’re an iOS user, you can also download the Oink Bingo app directly onto your iPhone or iPad. With the app installed, you can launch the site with just one click and play all your favourite bingo games on the go.
The site is fully licensed by the UKGC and holds a Gibraltar gambling license. All games and software have been tested by eCOGRA so you can guarantee the fairness of the site. Payments and the transfer of details are encrypted for your online protection.
Players familiar with the sister brands will not find a great deal of unique games here. The bingo is a mixture of Dragonfish network games and Lindar’s own network games - this includes the £1,000 monthly games and prize night mondays. These games feel more fun and original than the network games, and for new players, it’s definitely worth checking out.
There’s also a skill based game to play called Hungry Harvest. While addictive and fun, this is essentially a reskin of Pablo’s Nuts/Pixies Dust with nothing new added.
While there aren’t any unique slot games to spin here, there’s over 200+ games and with such a catalogue, players will be able to find something new every time.
Depositing: the site is a joy to use. The cashier is slick and is easy to follow. Simply select your favourite payment method and choose how much you want to deposit and then confirm. With all of the most popular payment methods available, you should be able to find a way to deposit.
Withdrawals are subject to meeting a minimum withdrawal threshold and appeasing any wagering requirements on any bonuses. Generally speaking, you should receive your money in 7-10 days.
The VIP programme is a pig to find. Once found, you can see it’s a slightly more expanded Dragonfish loyalty scheme which doesn’t offer anything particularly exciting. The free turns on the skill based game are a nice addition to an otherwise standard loyalty plan.
Oink is a nice looking and fun site but adds little we haven’t seen before. This is essentially just another skin of Circus Bingo but with pigs replacing nuts. Having said that, there's plenty of games to enjoy and we don’t feel you will be boar-ed at this site anytime soon.
Oink Bingo is owned and operated by Lindar Media, owners of OnlineBingo.co.uk. While reviewing this site, we have remained impartial and stuck to our review guidelines. If you feel we have been less critical of this site, please let us know.