Possibly influenced by the World Cup in Brazil, Rio Bingo was the surprising addition to the Costa and Sing Bingo stable back in 2014. The site is incredibly vibrant and colourful. There are plenty of references to Brazil including the Christ the Redeemer, football, Mardi Gras masks and Macaws. It’s all very enticing and looks great! Throw in free bingo rooms and this site is geared up to be as popular as a hot afternoon on the Copacabana beach.
Free Rio Bingo Rooms
As well as the free bingo, new players are also offered a 300% welcome bonus on first deposits of £5 or £20. Wagering terms apply and for Rio these are set at 4 times the total amount of the deposit + bingo bonus funds. Pushing the Brazilian theme aside for a moment, underneath the bonnet is a Dragonfish/Cassava powered bingo site. This means the usual 75 ball, 5 line wins 75 ball and 90 ball rooms. There are also side games, mini games, instants, slots – including Fluffy Favourites, Piggy Payout and Sugar Train- and casino table games in the mix. Whilst the front end of the site looks clean, modern and colourful – the nuts and bolts are pretty standard fare simply because it’s using standard fare software.
Familiar software isn’t a problem in our book as Cassava is for the most part reliable and easy to use. However, it’s all personal choice. The good thing about Rio is that you can give it a try for free. Register a new account (no credit card details needed) and you can play in the free bingo room to your heart’s content. Like all sites though there are more freebies for depositors including a £10,000 game every Friday at 10pm and a £5000 free game on a Sunday. Note that these big freebie games are networked and you will find them running on other brands such as Costa, Wish, Treasure etc.
Weekly Gift Shop Games
Although Rio has been around a few years, it’s not really shone as bright as City, Costa or Sing. This may be because it doesn’t offer anything extra to those sites? That’s not to say there aren’t promotions to get involved with, but like the free games these are usually always networked. For example “Gift Shop” which gives you the chance to win prizes every Saturday are the same “Fancy That” games that run on Fancy Bingo. Also, The Beach Party games where you can win £50 to £100 jackpots daily are also active across other brands in the stable.
This means that the main hook for Rio is the no deposit bonus and the free bingo. It’d be nice if there was more and we could say that Rio has evolved between it’s inception and current third birthday celebrations (May 2017). Unfortunately, like the many stadia built for the Brazil World Cup and Olympics, this site feels like a lost opportunity.