Microgaming Bingo Sites
One of the biggest and best providers of online casino games and slots has moved into bingo. Sites powered by Microgaming – which include Butlers Bingo, Dream Bingo and the charity bingo site Rehab Bingo – are a great place to play if you like a side order of slots with your bingo.
Dream Bingo is a Microgaming site that has been around since 2007 and was looking very tired indeed. For Autumn 2014 it was given a…
Betway Bingo won Best New Online Bingo Site in the 2015 WhichBingo Awards, voted for by the players. This foray by a big and well…
Dotty Bingo has been around on the Microgaming platform since 2010 and received a fresh new look when the site changed hands in Summer…
188BET is a big name in sportsbook and they chose Microgaming for their foray into the online bingo world. The welcome bonus is available…
Glossy Bingo is a slick Microgaming site that was originally done to look like a glossy magazine and offers some very nice bonuses over…
This Microgaming site has the usual generous bonuses and network promotions, and also has two exclusive bingo rooms. One of those two rooms, the…
RehabBingo.com is Ireland’s biggest online charity site and is run by a third party on behalf of the Rehab Group, Ireland’s largest charity who…
32Red have won awards for the way they treat players. They’re a very well established and highly professional entertainment company and it really shows…
Bingo On The Box is a Microgaming bingo site managed by Betway, with all the usual network promotions and some exclusive games shared with…
Microgaming's main focus remains as it always has been on slots rather than on its bingo product and this comes out in several ways when we consider what it is like to play at a Microgaming bingo site as compared to Cozy, Dragonfish or Virtue Fusion.
Not many bingo variants
Virtue Fusion bingo sites
have what seems like dozens of bingo variants including Deal Or No Deal bingo
and Rainbow Riches bingo
as well as 50 ball and 80 ball, but you won't find anything like this variety at a Microgaming bingo site.
Microgaming sites do, however, have one special variant in the form of Immortal Romance Bingo, which is based on 90 ball bingo and features characters from the Immortal Romance slot. Each of the characters has their own version of the game with a special bonus power that triggers when a particular ball is called, and there are also 4 jackpots to play for (one of which is free spins on the slot, the others cash) after collecting 20 special Medallion numbers. The game is available for a few hours in the evenings, across the network.
Fewer bingo rooms
Lack of bingo variants leads to lack of bingo rooms, with only one of the 90 ball rooms open 24/7 and only one 75 ball room available which is closed in the mornings. The position regarding this has has improved recently, however, as most of the Microgaming bingo operators such as the Broadway Gaming managed sites including Butlers Bingo
and the Betway
managed sites now have their own rooms.
A smaller network
Although the Microgaming slots network is absolutely huge and has multi million pound progressive jackpots, the bingo network is much smaller than the Virtue Fusion or Dragonfish
network and so the bingo pots tend to be smaller too.
Lacklustre network promotions
Microgaming's network promotions such as the Monthly Megapot and Reverse Bingo Week haven't been changed in years. A new network promotion does occasionally come along but these tend to be slots rather than bingo promotions and run at Microgaming casinos as well as at bingo sites.
Fewer exclusive promotions
It is common for Microgaming sites just to run the network promotions and not bother with much in the way of exclusive promotions, or if they do have exclusive promotions just to run the same ones month after month. The exception is Dream Bingo
which does seem to have exclusive promotions going on most of the time (often via their Facebook page).
An unadvertised mobile service
Microgaming bingo sites all come with a mobile version but this is rarely mentioned on site and you have to visit from a mobile to find it. Microgaming see mobile gaming as very important and have already developed versions of a couple of their slots that run on a smart watch so you never know, one day you might be able to play bingo on there too!
Microgaming bingo sites all used to offer big no deposit bonuses
and even bigger deposit and reload bonuses (accompanied by high wagering requirements
that had to be met before you could withdraw) but no-deposit bonuses are now a thing of the past. The deposit bonuses are not as big as they once were either (to find really big ones these days you'll need to go to a Cozy bingo site
) but still competitive, especially as some Microgaming sites such as Betway now only have a wagering requirement on casino bonuses and not on bingo bonuses (although there are other withdrawal restrictions).
It's all about the slots
Microgaming bingo sites always have the latest Microgaming slots, including all the progressive jackpot ones, which is a big plus point if that's what you're into. Other bingo sites have some Microgaming slots as well but typically the brand new ones show up months late or in some cases not at all.