Costa Bingo threw online gaming into a spin when it launched it’s free play for real cash site back in June 2009. Since then the site has been a front runner in terms of free bingo, promotions and mobile gaming. In many respects it tried to keep up with Foxy Bingo (when it was on Dragonfish) and once even had Mel B from the Spice Girls adorning it’s website. Those days are now long gone, but it’s bright sunny outlook and constant stream of bingo has always been a featured. More recently the brand alongside it’s sister sites at Sing, City and Fancy, Costa was purchased by 888 but has this moved improved things for bingo players?
Costa Bingo Welcome Offer
New players to Costa Bingo can receive a £30 bingo bonus and 30 free spins when they deposit £10. Register, login and fund your account to receive the bonus. Wagering terms of 4x (deposit + BB funds) do apply to the bingo bonus but any wins from the spins are paid as real cash although capped at £3. Second and third deposit bonuses are available. A no deposit bingo room is also available for new players. The Bingo Academy is open for 48 hours after registration at Costa Bingo. Free games play in this room every 15 minutes and give you the chance to win small prizes. These are 25p for 1L, 50p for 2L and £1 for the full house. All prizes are paid in cash so no wagering terms apply, but withdrawal terms will apply to wins generated in this room.
Costa Bingo Rooms
Inside the lobby you will find numerous bingo rooms offering 75 ball, 5 Line 75 ball, 90 ball and 52 ball games. Amongst the rooms available are Take 5, Costa Babes, Bucket N Spade, Bingo Vegas, Sunshine Lucky Dip, Lucky Charm, Mystery Jackpot and Wednesday Wonga. These are joined by a series of freebie rooms It’s Free Baby, Costa Beach Club, Reload Freebie and Friday Big Five. Additionally there are jackpot games such as Knickerbocker Glory (9pm Daily), Banana Split (10am Daily) and 1p Sunny Goldmine (Plays Every Hour). Ticket prices start from just 1p. All games are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Costa Bingo Slots
Slots can be played at Costa Bingo and they host all the familiar titles like Rainbow Riches, Slingo, Ted, Action Bank, Gonzo’s Quest, Shaman’s Dream and Temple Of Iris. You can find a handful of Megaways slots, daily drop jackpots and progressives. However casino games and live casino are not a big part of this brand. We do think that Dragonfish could categorise their slots in a much better way but at least there’s an option to favourite games so that they’re easier to find. All games are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Costa Bingo Promotions
Over the years Costa Bingo have been one of the main goto sites for prize promos. They’ve given away cars, holidays, cash and even Mel B’s Boots! Since they joined the 888 stable big promotions have been limited to a daily holiday giveaway that ran for a couple of weeks. These days the promos are pretty static so you’ll find Catching Rays which is a free daily prize game for qualifying players. The other big promotion is the Friday Big Five. These games play hourly every Friday from 7pm to 11pm. Players must have deposited in the previous 6 days to access. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time.
Penny’s Thoughts On Costa Bingo
When we last reviewed Costa Bingo we said that “it’s almost perfect”. There’s free bingo, great jackpots, big prizes, lots of promotions – what more can a player want? However since then bingo and Costa have changed and it’s perhaps not as perfect as it once was. Many of the games can be found on other brands and without the regular prize promotions it feels very flat. Even it’s Facebook page is now limited in content. Costa used to be a big competitor versus Foxy but these days the latter is probably doing just slightly better.