Please note: This website no longer operates in the UK. Our review will be left up for historical purposes.
Rio Bingo is self-branded as the #1 online bingo party, featuring a fiesta of games 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Inside you will gain access to plenty of free games, loads of cash jackpot prizes and plenty of bonuses to keep you coming back for more. So is this website worth your hard-earned cash? Keep reading the review from the Bingotastic team and find out what we think!
|No Deposit Bonus:
|2 Days free bingo games with no deposit required.
|300% bingo bonus + 30 free spins with a £10 deposit.
|£5 (£10 for new player offer).
|Free bingo for all players.
|08082 387 546.
From the folks that brought you Costa Bingo and Sing Bingo, Rio Bingo is one of the top-rated sites from the Mandalay Gaming team. Launched April 2014, you will be provided with a rewarding 300% bingo bonus which is worth up to £200 when you join today and make a deposit of at least £10. On top of that, they will also grant you 30 free spins to use on the fun-filled slot game Fruit Blast.
Plus all players, both funded and unfunded will be able to enjoy 2 days of free bingo games in the Bingo Academy with no deposit required. This allows you to try out the games that this website offers without opening your wallet.
If I am being 100% honest, the site design really is a breath of fresh air. You will find all the excitement of the carnival and the samba, straight to your desktop, or mobile phone if you are that way inclined. You will be able to see they are licensed in partnership with Broadway Gaming and feature a UK Gambling Commission license.
The account creation process was quick and easy and once I was registered I could start playing games straight away. The lobby itself was easy to navigate and the game software looked state of the art. Personally, I would expect nothing less from the team that made this site and by all accounts, they have delivered in spades.
Bonuses and Promotions
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- Welcome Bonus: This is the most valuable part of the welcome offer. Make a £10 deposit and you will receive a £30 bonus to use in the bingo rooms, along with 30 free spins for Fruit Blast.
- Huge Daily Jackpots: The prize pots at Rio Bingo can be crazy. They have daily guaranteed jackpot games ranging from £1000-£2500. Just check out the Jackpots page on the official site to see when and where the games are happening.
- Free Bingo Games: Rio is kicking things off with a bang. All new players regardless of whether you deposit or not get access to the £1 and £2 free games. These games can be found in the Bingo Academy and are open 2 days after registration. If you become a funded player you will also get access to the £10 free games, plus the £20 and £50 hourly freebies, which provides some absolutely phenomenal free value once you become a funded player and deposit £5 or more.
- Mobile Bingo App: There is no messing around at Rio! The site is fully mobile compatible, so if you visit from an iOS or Android device you will be able to play at the mobile version of the site. No download is required, the site is intelligent enough to forward you to the correct version of the site for the tablet or mobile phone you are using.
Bingo and Slots Games
The big area where Rio delivers is in the free bingo games department. All new players get access to the £1 and £2 free bingo games with no deposit required. Granted there are a lot of people vying for the small prize pots, the games, however, are fun and they give you a great taste of what the site is like.
When you become a funded player you then get access to a whole different level of freebies. This includes the £10, £20 and £50 freebie games. The £10 freebie games are open to all funded players. The £20 – £50 freebie is open to all players who have deposited in the previous 24-hours and happens every single hour, on the hour.
As you would expect from any self-respecting bingo site, you will also find a selection of 75 and 90 ball games. Prices start from as little as 1p each and jackpots vary based on what time of day you are playing. Having said that, regardless of when you play there will always be a decent game, with a decent jackpot going on, so you don’t really have to worry about that. When it comes to jackpots, the site has plenty. There is a ‘jackpots’ tab in the lobby. Each day they have at least one jackpot game. Guaranteed jackpots can go up to £3000, which by all standards is a pretty large prize for bingo.
When it comes to the slots section of the site, because they utilize Dragonfish software, you will find a similar selection of slots compared to other sites on the network. This means you will find top games like Fluffy Favourites, Sugar Train, and Chain Reactors. If I am being honest, though, the slots are not the selling point of the site but at the same time, the selection is great, it’s just nothing new that we haven’t seen before.
Whilst all new players can enjoy the free games in the no deposit bingo room, you really need to put in your card details to get the best from the site. The 300% deposit bonus is particularly rewarding so I highly suggest you enter your details when you sign up. I have done it personally so can attest that it’s 100% safe and secure – you will never be billed unless you decide to fund your account.
Depositing on the site is easy, with debit cards, PayPal and Apple Pay all accepted.
The following similar websites use the same Dragonfish software and are owned by the same parent company (Broadway Gaming):
When you add up the pros and cons, Rio Bingo definitely falls on the positive side of the spectrum. New players get a particularly great deal with a 300% bonus match and 30 free spins on their first deposit, as well as 48 hours free access to a no deposit bingo room. Add to that a great selection of free bingo games, guaranteed jackpots and the fact the site uses industry-leading software, it’s easy to see why I recommend all players join.
Personally, I would recommend that you create an account and then have a play in the free bingo room which will give you a great way to try out the site and see what you think of the games. That way you can try out the website before making a purchasing decision.