Monkey Bingo is the latest addition to the Ignite stable which has already seen Giant, Rio, Treasure, Wish and Angry Bingo swell it’s ranks during 2014. The site introduces yet another animal mascot to the bingo world in the shape of Marvin and visually this is an exciting looking site. Sadly the excitement doesn’t go much further as this simply apes the other brands we’ve already mentioned.
Monkey Bingo Welcome Offer
As of September 2021 new players to Monkey Bingo are welcomed with a deposit bonus. Register, login and deposit a minimum of £10 to receive a 300% bonus (up to £200). In addition new players also collect 30 free spins on a selected slot. Wins from these spins attract no wagering terms as they're paid in cash. However the bingo bonus has wagering terms of x4 the deposit + bonus. These changes put Monkey Bingo on par with Costa Bingo and pretty much ends it's chapter on no wagering terms on bingo bonuses.
No Deposit Free Bingo
A no deposit bingo room is available for new players. The Bingo Academy is open for 48 hours after registration at Monkey Bingo. Free games play in this room every 20 minutes and give you the chance to win small prizes. These are £1, £2 or £5 for the 75 ball full house. All prizes are paid in bonuses so wagering terms will apply.
Monkey Bingo Rooms
As well as free bingo, Monkey Bingo offers a 75 ball, 75 ball 5 Line, 90 ball and 52 ball bingo. The latter is a card based version of bingo that uses playing cards instead of bingo numbers. A bit like Cinco that you can find at Tombola. There's also the aforementioned Bingo Academy as well as jackpot rooms. Penny Bingo fans should check out the promotions as this network of sites host 1p games every day from 2pm to midnight.
Monkey Bingo SlotsMonkey Bingo has the usual selection of Dragonfish slots which can be found via the lobby. Featured titles include Starburst, Pigasus, Shopping Spree, Irish Luck, Pay Of The Dead and Lost Island. You can find slots via Top Games, Daily Drop Jackpots, Jackpots, Megaways and Deal Or No Deal. Slingo games such as Reel King, Fluffy Favourites and Monopoly can also be found but you won't find table games or live casino. Unlike a lot of bingo brands Monkey Bingo doesn't tend to run any slot promotions which may appeal to bingo players.
Monkey Bingo Promotions
When Monkey Bingo launched it offered players plenty of promotions including prize games and jackpots. However as time has ticked on and the group of sites sold to 888 it's fair to say that Monkey Bingo has been left relatively unattended. There are still regular offers such as cashback and jackpots but these are limited. That said you can play for 7 x £1000 games that take place every Friday (5pm to 11pm) provided you're a qualifying depositor. There are also network free games including a £250 one every Sunday and one for £1000 every Monday.
Penny’s Thoughts On Monkey Bingo
When Monkey Bingo first launched we had very high hopes for it as it was a great looking site and potentially a big brand. We even commented that “everyone loves a Monkey and if a fox can become popular in the bingo world then Marvin could be on to a good thing”. However the problem we saw for Monkey was that it didn’t offer anything new and that we felt the then owners, Ignite, were simply rattling out new brands akin to Jumpman and Cozy. The free bingo and regular promotions were probably the only thing that could give it advantage over other new sites.
Now in 2021 and under the ownership of 888, Monkey like it’s sister sites that launched around 2014 and 2015 have been left to their own devices. It’s hard to recall an exclusive offer from them and that’s not going to change anytime soon. If Costa Bingo isn’t running exclusive player promotions then why would one of it’s smaller siblings? Should you sign up for Monkey Bingo? If you fancy trying The Bingo Academy and getting a no wagering bonus bundle of free bingo tickets then it’s worth checking out. If you want more from your bingo brand then Wink and 888 Ladies may be a better choice.