Review: Hippo Bingo

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  • Receive 10,000 Port Points when you join and make your first deposit at Hippo Bingo

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Launched in 2010, Hippo Bingo is no newcomer to the world of online bingo. The site has nonetheless remained somewhat on the smaller side. However, don’t take that as a reflection of its quality: the site operates on industry-leading Dragonfish software, placing it alongside bingo big hitters such as 888ladies, Wink Bingo and Foxy Bingo.

Compared to these giants, Hippo Bingo may seem a little small, but with its smaller size comes a sense of fun that some of the bigger sites lack. The site is fronted by Hetti, the hippo mascot, who spends her days lounging on a hammock on a far-flung, exotic beach. We have to say—we’ve never been jealous of a hippo before!

Hippo Bingo may not be the glitziest of sites, but it’s certainly a refreshing experience to come across a bingo site that isn’t taking itself too seriously. If you’re looking to sit back, relax, and play a quick game of bingo, then this laid-back site is perfect for you.
 

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Welcome Bonus Package

Hippo Bingo gets off to a great start with its fabulous welcome bonus package!

Hippo Bingo's welcome offer

If you make a deposit of £10, you get to play with £30! At 200%, that’s a generous bonus indeed—we can see why Hetti smiles so much!

Pros

  • Welcome bonus package
  • VIP scheme
  • Mobile-optimised

Cons

  • Small variety of promotions
  • Small selection of games
  • Small jackpots

Bottom Line

If you’re the kind of player who likes keeping it simple, kicking back and chilling out, then you’ll feel right at home at Hippo Bingo. Far from the biggest site around, Hippo Bingo is less about hunting for the biggest jackpots and more about enjoying your time on the site—after all, it’s hard not to have a good time when you’re relaxing on a tropical beach!

On the other hand, more hardcore players will find a few faults with what Hippo Bingo has to offer: it offers only a limited selection of games, and the huge progressive jackpots that are a feature of so many sites are nowhere to be found here. If you’re in it for the money, then, you might want to look elsewhere—but players looking for nothing more than a quick, easy, and fun game will love what Hippo Bingo has to offer.

 

In Depth

Banking

Depositing is easy with Hippo Bingo, as the site accepts payments through many of the most common methods—check out the full list below.

Placing Deposits

  • Debit card: Visa or Maestro
  • Credit card: Visa or MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Paysafecard
  • Neteller
  • Entropay

Please note: the minimum deposit amount is £5

Making Withdrawals

You can make withdrawals the same way you make deposits. So, if you made a deposit with your Visa debit card, for example, then your winnings will be transferred to this card. If your deposit method doesn’t support withdrawals, then your winnings will be sent to you via bank transfer or cheque. The minimum withdrawal amount is £20, and the process can take between 3-10 days, depending on your withdrawal method.
 

Games

Bingo Games

As a smaller site, we weren’t expecting Hippo Bingo to offer a huge variety of bingo games. Nonetheless, players here can enjoy the site’s selection of some of the most popular bingo variants, including 75-ball, 90-ball and 5 line bingo. There’s even free bingo to be played in Hetti’s House, meaning that even players on the tightest budgets will have a chance to play the game we all know and love.

If you’re coming here to play for the big bucks, however, you might be a bit disappointed. The biggest jackpot on offer is the progressive jackpot to be won on the 75-ball Diamonds Are Forever game, which currently stands at just over £1,000. Whilst we wouldn’t turn our noses up at the chance to bag ourselves a grand, it’s hard to deny that this is small fry in comparison to the jackpots offered on some of the bigger sites, which frequently reach into the millions.

Slots

For those of you looking to spice up your gaming life, Hippo Bingo also offers a healthy range of slot games for you to try out. Sadly, there are no casino games on offer here, so if you’re hoping to play a classic game of blackjack or roulette, you’re out of luck. Hopefully the site’s selection of slots will be more than enough to keep you satisfied anyway—we were certainly convinced! Check out a few of our favourites below…

Kronos

Kronos slot

With Kronos, you can scale the heights of Mount Olympus and claim your place amongst the gods! This classic 5-reel, 20-payline slot transports you to a land straight out of Greek legend, and sees you pitted against the legendary Kronos. It’s up to you to find Pegasus, claim the golden throne, and win a hero’s reward!

Invaders From The Planet Moolah

Invaders from the Planet Moolah slot

It’s sometimes a little difficult to pinpoint where slot designers got their inspiration from—that’s definitely the case for Invaders from the Planet Moolah. This 5-reel, 25-payline slot is themed around a herd of cows from the Planet Moolah (geddit?) invading Earth—definitely not your typical slot! Don’t be put off by the slightly bizarre theme, though—there’s plenty of fun to be had here, with wild symbols and free spins to be won on the ride. If you manage to stop this bovine invasion, you could find yourself rolling in cash!

Party Pigs

Party Pigs slot

Continuing in the theme of quirky slots, Party Pigs features our farmyard friends as you’ve never seen them before! Dressed in bikinis, playing guitars, and living it up in a nightclub, these pigs have left the farm behind and are truly going wild! This is one party you won’t want to miss—this 5-reel, 25-payline slot offers scatter symbols, free spins, and—most importantly—a seriously catchy soundtrack!

Want to play on some more weird slot games? Check out our top 12 weirdest slot games!
 

Promotions

Hippo Bingo loves to keep changing up its promotions—in fact, it’s already got a couple of seasonal ones to check out this winter!

Hippo Bingo's promotions

  • Grab a Grand: head to the Grab a Grand room on the 15th of every month for the chance to win a guaranteed jackpot of £1,000 which will be split between FH, 2Line and 1Line.
     
  • Christmas on Us: get the chance to win a Christmas Bundle worth £500 by heading to the Jingle Bingo room on the 9th December! Plus, 1TG and 2TG get Amazon vouchers!
     
  • Late Night Show: go to the Late Night Show room daily for the chance to play for a £100 jackpot! FH gets £50, 2L gets £30 and 1L gets £20.
     
  • The Big Night In: play in the Big Night room between 8pm and 12am to win guaranteed jackpots of up to £50. Plus, you have the chance to grab BOGOF tickets!
     

Performance

Powered by the ever-reliable Dragonfish software, this site might be laid-back, but it will never be slow. Finding your way around this tropical paradise is a breeze—sporting a simple layout, Hippo Bingo makes it as easy as possible to find everything you could possibly want on the site. Just like Hetti in her hammock, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the site—no stress!

Mobile

Hippo Bingo doesn’t currently have a mobile app on offer, but that doesn’t mean that you’re tied down. The site has been optimised for mobile devices, meaning that you can play on-the-go on your smartphone or tablet just as easily as playing at home on your PC. Simply type the web address into your device’s browser, and you’re all set!


Support

If you have any problems or queries, you can contact Hippo Bingo’s dedicated support team 24/7. You can get in touch via phone, email and live chat. For any of your smaller queries, you might want to check their FAQs page first.

  • Queries: FAQs
  • Phone: 0800 901 2510
  • Email: help@bingosupport.org
  • Live Chat: available via your account
     

Extra Features

VIP Scheme

Hippo Bingo's VIP scheme levels

Like most sites, Hippo Bingo has a great VIP scheme for all the players out there who love the red carpet treatment! (What, you didn’t think hippos loved living the high life too?)

Each level of the site’s generous (and glamorous) VIP scheme comes with a host of exclusive benefits. Your level is determined by how much you’ve deposited—the more you deposit, the higher your tier.

There are 4 levels:

  • Bingo Rookie: £0
  • Bingo Pro: £5-£49
  • Bingo Master: £50-£199
  • Bingo Champion: £200-£499

The benefits from this scheme include bingo bonus cashback, games bonus cashback, free spins and free tickets to the Big £10K Game.

Refer a Friend

Most successful bingo sites have the all-important refer a friend scheme—and Hippo Bingo is no exception! If you refer a friend to the site, you will receive a £10 Bingo Bonus! You can bring along up to 15 bingo buddies per month, giving you the chance to net up to £150 worth of bonus cash just for playing bingo with friends. What’s not to like?

Community and Social Media

A major setback for Hippo Bingo seems to be its social media, or rather, its lack of social media. It doesn’t have a Facebook account, and its current Twitter account hasn’t been updated in a long time. This is rather unfortunate, as social media is usually the easiest way to stay updated on the latest bingo promotions, bonuses and news. This is definitely something that Hippo Bingo could stand to improve upon.

That being said, we appreciate how much Hippo Bingo tries to keep its members happy and completely satisfied. The emphasis of the site seems to be relaxation—in case the scenic layout didn’t give it away! So, members can kick back, relax and enjoy each other’s company while playing a few games of bingo. It’s clear to see, at least judging by the recent winners, that Hippo Bingo strives to keep members 100% satisfied.

Hippo Bingo's top winners
 

Final Comments

Hippo Bingo is the site for players who love to chill and enjoy bingo at their own steady and relaxed pace. It has a great welcome bonus package, and an exclusive VIP scheme—because who doesn’t love the red carpet treatment?! While its games selection might not be the largest, it’s certainly enough for players who stick to favourites anyway—though we’d certainly love to see it increase!

That being said, this laid-back site has a few improvements to make. It could definitely do with including a wider variety of promotions—they’re usually the selling point for most new players—after all, who doesn’t love to take advantage of a few great promotions? And if we’re not being too cheeky by asking, we’d also like a few bigger jackpots! On the whole however, Hippo Bingo is a super chill site that was made for people who love to take things at their own pace!
 

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