Rio Bingo was the surprising addition to the Costa and Sing Bingo stable back in 2014. The site most likely inspired by The World Cup of that year is incredibly vibrant and colourful. When it launched there were plenty of references to Brazil including the Christ the Redeemer, football, Mardi Gras masks and Macaws. It was all very enticing and looked great! However this Brazilian theme didn’t sit with the folks at UKGC and it’s long since been dropped. Thankfully there’s still free bingo rooms, slots and other great games to enjoy – even if the site has quite become as popular as a summer evening on Copacabana Beach.
Rio Bingo Welcome Offer
As of September 2021 new players to Rio 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 Rio 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 Rio 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.
Rio Bingo Rooms
As well as free bingo, Rio 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.
Slots At RioRio 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 Rio Bingo doesn't tend to run any slot promotions which may appeal to bingo players.
Featured Player Promotions
When Rio 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 Rio 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.
No app is required to play Rio Bingo. You can login and play as normal with mobile, tablet and desktop. This gives you access to the bingo rooms and slots. Deposits can be made safely and securely via a number of payment options including Paypal and debit cards. Like all UK bingo brands, responsible gambling is very important and therefore Rio Bingo has a number of tools you can use. These include setting deposit limits, taking time outs or cooling off periods, or choosing to self exclude from all brands powered by Dragonfish.
Penny’s Thoughts On Rio Bingo
As with it’s sister sites 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 today. Unfortunately, like the many stadia built for the Brazil World Cup and Olympics, this site feels like a lost opportunity. However it does serve as a useful lesson in that taking an event and creating a bingo site to ride on it’s coat tails doesn’t always work. Rio is just one in a line of others who have done this – e.g. Easter, Season, Jingle, Cracker and Spy.