T-Rex Bingo stomped its way onto the online bingo scene in mid-2015, and the operator (888/Cassava Enterprises Limited) promises you prizes that “are larger than life”. It’s got 90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5 games, plenty of interesting slots and scratch cards, and several networked jackpot events. New players can familiarise themselves with the different game types through the welcome bonus offer which awards both a bingo and games bonus.
Can T-Rex Bingo satisfy the average online bingo fan’s appetite for big prizes, member benefits, bargain games, and regular bonuses, or, is it (like the dinosaurs) destined for extinction?
Rather than using a brand-new theme, the site’s owners – Cassava Enterprises Limited – appear to have heavily borrowed inspiration from another of its brands, Dino Bingo, which launched just a few months earlier. Even the colour scheme is uncannily similar. The only difference is, T-Rex has a purple male dinosaur and Dino has a pink female dinosaur. So, while the theme might not be unique, T-Rex Bingo is still an attractive site that uses the standard Dragonfish layout to present its wares. It’s easy to find information via the homepage banners and main menu bar, and becoming a member or logging-in is a simple and pain-free process.
The Contact Us page explains how you can get help, and also includes a link to the game rules and FAQ. T-Rex’s support agents are available to assist you 24/7 via email and telephone. Plus, they also man a dedicated Help Room where you can have a one-on-one discussion at any time of the day or night.
Once you’re ready to travel back to the late Cretaceous period (N.B., that’s around 66 to 100 million years ago), don’t forget to pack your wallet as you’ll be offered a 300% welcome bonus (of up to £105) when you make your first deposit of £5 or more. It’s awarded in two parts – a 200% bingo bonus and a 100% games bonus, which have wagering requirements of 4x bingo and 80x games respectively.
As T-Rex is a member of the Dragonfish network, there are many different promotions to take advantage of, some of which are daily, weekly, or monthly. For example, the Weekender lets you play for up to £700 from Friday to Sunday, and for every 96 tickets you purchase, you get an extra 14 free. The Big £10k is another popular event with a £10,000 guaranteed jackpot that awards a share of the prize money to everyone that participates. We recommend that you regularly check the promotions page as T-Rex also hosts seasonal offers.
T-Rex Bingo uses Dragonfish software which means you’re in for a smooth ride if you sign-up at the site.
The lobby continues the dinosaur theme, and includes a pretty backdrop of volcanoes, vegetation, and mountains, while the lobby uses gold and deep browns to present the various game types. There are several networked games to play such as the £1m Million Sliding Jackpots and Money Makers, the latter of which include Sure Win, Grab a Grand, and Zodiac Bingo. Unfortunately, there are no exclusive games or bingo variants – just the standard Dragonfish selection.
We were impressed by how busy T-Rex’s rooms get, even early in the morning, and we were pleased to see chat hosts Mayet and Andro getting everyone energised in the Buddies and High 5 rooms.
We know that dinosaurs were born millions of years before mobile phones and the internet were invented, but that’s not a good enough excuse for the site to lack a dedicated mobile page. Luckily, our review team can confirm that the website has been designed to allow you to play on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones without the need to download a mobile app. The Dragonfish software provides an excellent mobile experience that includes a chat facility, and allows you to access all the different game types.
Like other Cassava sites such as Dino Bingo, T-Rex is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. The eCOGRA logo also indicates T-Rex meets industry standards on fairness and security, and you can read more about these topics on the Fair Play and Privacy pages.
The website uses a secure URL on all of its pages and protects your data from prying eyes using 128-bit SSL encryption.
The only extra bingo variant besides the standard 90-ball and 75-ball variants is High 5 games, but on the plus side, there are scores of rooms to choose from and plenty of jackpot games. Unfortunately, Cassava hasn’t bothered to apply the T-Rex branding to the room names, which makes the likes of 90’s Extreme and Roller Coaster look a little out of place. There are four free rooms, and bucket-loads of slots to play, including Theme Park, Ghostbusters, Football Champions Cup, and Millionaire Genie.
The Cashier uses a pop-up window, which some of you may find annoying although it’s pretty easy to use. It allows you to make deposits by phone, wire transfer, debit or credit card, Neteller, Paypal, Paysafecard, and Entropay, and the minimum required deposit is £5 while the minimum required withdrawal is £20. If you’re keen to cash-out as quickly as possible, we recommend submitting your withdrawal requests as early in the week as possible as they take 48 hours to be processed, and if the 48 hours mean your request is due to be processed over the weekend, you’ll have to wait until the next working day for your money to start moving.
T-Rex Bingo uses the same loyalty programme as Bingorella and Bubble Bonus Bingo, which is made up of four levels – Rookie, Pro, Master, and Champ. While it’s relatively easy to progress up the levels (e.g. you must deposit £50 to reach Tier 3), your status is reset each month which seems a tad unfair. To climb the levels, you need to earn Jewels which are awarded at a rate of twelve Jewels for every £1 deposited. The rewards for each tier seem fairly worthwhile and include bonus cashback, free tickets for the monthly Big £10k game, and free spins.
T-Rex Bingo is a trustworthy site with a fun theme, high-quality games, excellent customer service, and exciting promotions. However, it shares too many similarities with its fellow members of the Dragonfish network. So, to make it a truly great place to play, the operator needs to add some exclusive promotions and games.