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Last update: 14th September 2020
The site used to be fronted by Hetti the hippo – that was until 2017 when the Gambling Commission issued its famous dictum banishing all cute cartoon characters from UK bingo sites. Thus, Hetti has been consigned to history.
What we’re left with is a rather strange-looking subaqueous website sporting a deep blue and purple colour-scheme. On larger screens, Hippo Bingo really doesn’t come into its own either. Pink and blue don’t really work for a start.
Then there’s the horizontal menu which looks like one long line of text. Oh my. Our advice would be to stick to playing on mobile devices where the site looks much more at home.
Hippo Bingo scores better in other areas such as player promotions and game collection. There’s the Weekly Rewards player loyalty plan which awards bingo tickets, slots spins and spins of the Hippo Bingo Rewards Wheel.
There are also several bingo rooms exclusive to the site. These are joined by standard 52-ball, 75-ball and 90-ball rooms. Players looking to take a break from card daubing have access to the usual competitive range of online slots. Highlights include Starburst (yes, really!), Fruit Shop, Shaman’s Dream, Cleopatra and Temple of Shopping Spree.
These are provided by numerous big-name developers such as NetEnt, IGT, NextGen, Big Time Gaming, WMS and Pragmatic Play.
So in spite of the tragic loss of its cute sub-Saharan ungulate ambassador, Hippo Bingo manages to deliver in the bingo and slots department, even if a similar offering is to be found on many other sites from Dragonfish.