Wayne's Review of Bingo Idol
Bingo Idol is a fairly standard Dragonfish bingo site that sits on the no-wagering Real Bingo Network. Sites on this network have deposit offers that pay out in cash, rather than bingo bonus.
The layout and games available will be instantly familiar if you've ever played on Dragonfish before. There is nothing obvious that stands out as being unique to this site that you can't find at any of the other sites on the network.
Bingo Games you can find at Bingo Idol
If you head to the bingo lobby you'll find the usual variety of bingo rooms from Dragonfish.
It is mainly 90 ball and 75 ball bingo games with a mix of Dragonfish's newer variants that provide a little extra bingo variety, such as Hit 52 which is bingo, but with playing cards. Bingo Roulette is the other one that Dragonfish does I really like and that's available here. It's the one room I usually try first.
Some other bingo games with minor tweaks to them include Mystery Jackpots, which plays like a regular 75 ball game but the prize money is hidden until ticket sales ends. There is also the Gobsmacked room which instead of paying out in cash, pays you in free slot spins.
Ticket prices vary quite a bit. Some rooms are just 1p a ticket, whereas the invite-only Big Bang game which plays at the end of the month has tickets costing an incredible £10 each! That game does have a £10k guaranteed jackpot though, which explains the high entry price. But still, £10 a ticket. That's a bit steep for me!
As with all Dragonfish brands, the most tickets you can buy in a game is 96, which means if the ticket price is 10p you're looking at £9.60 to max out. I don't know about you, but I like to spend significantly less per game than that, so I will usually only buy maybe 6 or 12 tickets per game. It leaves me at a bit of a disadvantage compared to players who max out.
If that's an issue for you too, then you may want to try the Even Stevens bingo room. In this room players buy 24 tickets each and cannot have more or less, meaning the games are 100% same chance for everyone. Only downside to this is the room currently doesn't appear to be open all of the time, and may only be available on certain days of the week.
Overall there is enough variety to keep things interesting, but I do find it annoying that there is no way of looking ahead at the full bingo schedule to pre-buy for more than the next game. For example, I can see on the screenshot above that there is a free game in Free4U happening in 4 hours, but I've no idea when the next free game takes place after that one (if any).