Bingo Loft Review
Bingo Loft originally started life as Big Brother Bingo. The site - from 888 Holdings on the 888/Dragonfish platform - first launched in 2011 and even at that time we had concerns about the brand and TV show tie in. Even more so when other sites were running Big Brother promotions whilst BBB weren't even mentioning the programme! Our fears about sustaining interest and marrying bingo to the reality TV series proved correct and in October 2015 Big Brother Bingo renamed to Bingo Loft. Since then this brand hasn't exactly hit the dizzy heights despite offering 90 and 75 ball games, top slots and a 200% welcome bonus.
Introducing Bingo Loft
Bingo Loft is a sister brand to 888 Ladies, Wink, Posh, Redbus, Tasty and Street and is part of the 888 group of sites - once known as Joy Of Bingo. Whilst Wink and 888 Ladies have been redeveloped, Bingo Loft has hardly changed since it's original Big Brother days. In fact other than a new logo and a small amount of spring cleaning it's still the same site. Ten years ago that was fine but in 2021 it looks very dated and is desperate need of an update. A blue sky fills the background of the site whilst the logo has a pointy roof element to give us a feeling that Bingo Loft is truly a bingo site amongst the clouds. Whilst the site isn't mobile friendly you can still play on all devices. No app is required.
Bingo Loft Welcome Offer
New players are welcomed into Bingo Loft with a 200% welcome bonus (£10 to £100). Register, login and make a deposit to claim. Wagering terms apply and in this case, Bingo Loft has a condition of "wager x2 the total amount of the deposit and bingo bonus funds". Back in the day if you deposited £10 or more you could also play a free Stairway To Swag game where at least 50p in bonus money was yours to claim. Sadly this promotion, which game Loft a bit of uniqueness, has now ended. Reload bonuses are available via the Wheel Of Wins.
As a newbie you can give Bingo Loft a try with some no deposit free bingo. The Newbie Room, which can be located under the 'Free Treats' tab via the lobby area, is open daily between 7pm and 10pm. New players may access this room, with no deposit required, for 3 days only. Inside the room you can play 75 ball games for small bonuses - note that any wins will attract wagering terms. Given that the 90 ball game is the popular option for UK sites it does seem a little strange that Dragonfish choose to encourage new players with 75 ball games.
The Bingo Rooms
Bingo Loft uses a modern lobby area which means it's less clunky than say Wink or Moon. However it's also not the easiest system. Bingo games can be found under Main, Classic, Specials, Jackpots, Free Treats and Easy Access. These aren't the most self explanatory and we can't understand why terms like 90 ball, 75 ball and 52 ball can't be used instead? We also can't understand why the same images are used to represent each room. Overall we like the lobby but not the execution. Once you've figured out what you can play here then you will be able to enjoy a variety of games. Ticket prices start at 1p and most games are typically 5p to 10p a ticket.
Bingo Loft Slots
Slots are part of the make-up at Bingo Loft and these are organised under various tabs such as trendy, drops and wins, megaways, daily jackpots, jackpots and instants. Under the latter you will find Slingo games! There's also a Casino tab but this only hosts one game - Dream Catcher Live. Back to the slots and the main games include Enchanted Prince, Bonanza, Cleopatra, Fishin Fenzy, Starburst, 99 Time and Lost Island. Some games are 'real money only' and that means that any bonuses you've accrued can't be used on them. Overall - and as you'd expect - there's a good selection of slots here with plenty of new additions to keep things fresh.
Bingo Loft Promotions
Although you won't find exclusives at Bingo Loft there are still plenty of promotions to enjoy. There's more free bingo in rooms such as Free For Everyone, Loyally Free, Free Sunday £250 and The Monday £1000. The latter are Dragonfish network games and these are joined by pay to play jackpots such as Tuesday's Chillax and DIY Wednesday. Within the specials section you can play a £50 daily jackpot game where tickets are just a penny and YOYO where prizes go up and down. As mentioned above depositors can get a bonus using the Wheel Of Wins plus loyal players can earn rewards which can be used in the 'Bingo Shop' to purchase free spins, bonuses and tickets. For more promotions keep an eye on the 'My Zone' section.
As Big Brother Bingo this site had the potential to really establish itself. However, despite it's moniker the site had relatively nothing to do with the programme. In fact we can only recall one or two occasions when it offered tickets to see the evictions. The name change to Bingo Loft hasn't made much difference to the site as in many respects - like a lot of things in the attic - it's been forgotten about. When we last reviewed Bingo Loft (October 2015) we mentioned that it's future "depends on whether 888 have plans to big up the brand like Wink and 888 Ladies". Thankfully Bingo Loft is still with us but why play there? The platform is sound and we like the free bingo options. The welcome offer to be fair though is the main incentive.
Important Details About Bingo Loft
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