Crocodile Bingo Review
In 2015, Intertain, the folks who brought us Costa Bingo and other brands launched a number of new sites on the Dragonfish powered platform. These new sites included Season and Farmyard. Joining them as the first new brand of 2016 was the snappily titled Crocodile Bingo. Players can "croc around the clock" and play exciting bingo games and top slots. There's also ripping jackpots on offer. For a few years it adopted a no wagering approach but as of September 2021 things have changed yet again.
Introducing Crocodile Bingo
At launch Crocodile Bingo adopted an Aussie theme. The site look visually stunning with the outback including Uluru (Ayers Rock) featuring in the background. Sadly the background and the main character of the site - a Crocodile Dundee croc figure - have been ousted due to UKGC guidelines on taking the fun out of bingo. The Aussie theme is still evident through the jackpot names but it does lack character. That said it still looks decent and is accessible on desktop, mobile and tablets. No apps are required. One other noteworthy point is that Crocodile survived much longer than our own Snappy!
Crocdile Bingo Welcome Offer
New players to Crocodile Bingo are welcomed with a traditional first deposit bonus. Previously - up until September 2021 - they were offered free bingo tickets and no wagering terms but this has now gone. Instead register, login and make a deposit of £10 in order to receive a 300% welcome bonus plus 30 free spins on Fruit Blast. Free Spins winnings are in real cash and therefore have no wagering requirements but wins are capped at a total of £3 (10p per spin). Wagering terms do apply to the bingo bonus and this is x4 the amount of deposit plus the bonus.
The Bingo Academy
Crocodile Bingo gives you the chance to try it's games for free with a no deposit required offer. To give the games a try all you need to be is be registered with the site then login to the lobby to access The Bingo Academy. This can be found under the 'free' tab. All newbies get two days access without having to fund their account. Every 20 minutes (7am to 10pm daily) you can play a 75 ball game that has a full house prize of £1, £2 or £5. Be aware that prizes may be paid as a bonus and therefore wagering terms will apply. A further five days in The Academy are awarded after you make your first deposit.
Crocodile Bingo Rooms
As well as free bingo, Crocodile Bingo offers four variants on the popular numbers game. These include 75 ball, 5 Line 75 ball, 90 ball and 52-5 ball. The latter is All The 5s and involves playing cards instead of traditional bingo balls. A number of progressive jackpots are available when you play in the rooms. Most days you'll find a jackpot game at Croc including the £1.5K Tuesday Chill and the £50 Daily Deal. There's also a Mystery Jackpot Room and a £1000 prize to be won every Thursday. Ticket prices vary from 1p to 5p but some of the jackpot games can be a little bit more expensive.
All the top slots are available to play at Crocodile Bingo. These are categorised by Popular Picks, Top Games, Megaways, Daily Jackpots, Drop & Wins and New. Suprisingly there isn't a tab for Slingo but there are plenty of versions of the popular slots meets bingo game to play. The slots area in the Dragonfish lobby isn't the easiest to navigate and feels very clunky. The good thing is you can favourite games to make them easier to find. Top slots include Cleopatra, Rainbow Riches, Gonzo's Quest, Monopoly, Slingo and Starburst. Although there's a tab highlight casino games this actually only includes a version of Keno and the live Dream Catcher game.
Crocodile was a later addition to the Costa Network and as such never did anything as a standalone brand. And that's the case today. Instead it shares it's promotions and jackpots with sister brands such as Treasure, Dino, Giant and Costa, plus a few - such as free jackpot games - with The Dragonfish Network. Amongst the regular promos are free bingo games such as a daily £10 bonus room for funded players, Freengo also for funded players and a £1000 free Monday jackpot. The Friday £7K is another big promotion that's well worth checking out. This consists of 7 x £1000 jackpots that play every hour from 5pm to 11pm. Tickets are only 1p each too. Look out too for the Bingo Shop which lets you pick up rewards for playing at the site.
When we first wrote about Crocodile Bingo back in 2016 we did hope for "some exclusive promotions for players". Unfortunately these have not materialised and four years on are unlikely to either. Without them the site lacks a bit of snap when compared to Costa, but it's still got some features players will like. The Bingo Academy and free games are attractive as are the mix of rooms and slots. However if you've been on Costa, City or Sing then you might be disappointed. Overall though it's worth a look even just for the welcome bonus and getting access to The Bingo Academy.