Costa Bingo Review

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INTRODUCTION

Costa Bingo is your Funshine Destination – the biggest, brightest bingo community on the internet. Launched back in 2006, Costa has come a long way since the early days, building enviable name recognition in the UK bingo market. They’ve got huge daily jackpots, monthly promotional games and 24-hour bingo, 365 days a year. The site is a joy to behold – sunshine, white beaches and crystal waters that are so inviting you won’t want to leave, and that’s before you’ve seen the bonuses and promotions on offer!

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Pros & Cons

Good reputation over a number of years High wagering requirements
Part of Jackpotjoy Group plc, a large publicly traded company No apps for either iOS or Android
Decent bonus amounts Limited support hours
Dedicated mobile site
Strong selection of games
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SOFTWARE/GRAPHICS

The design team at Costa have really excelled themselves this year, redesigning the site and the lobby to make it even fresher, cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing than ever. It’s not called the Funshine Destination for nothing – it’s like stepping into paradise! They also improved the chat function and you can now access all the promo rooms, move around the site faster and enjoy more instant games than ever.

The bingo rooms are uncluttered and tranquil and the site and lobby are easy to navigate. The desktop and mobile sites have been standardised to provide a seamless transition between play at home and on the move.

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BONUSES & PROMOTIONS

What You Get

When you make your first cash deposit you’ll get a 300% match up bonus up to £30, then a 150% match up bonus on your 2nd deposit and a 125% on your third! Costa Bingo is famous for its selection of free bingo games and special events. There are free jackpot games as often as every three minutes across 6 different freebie rooms. Loyalty does not go unrewarded and re-depositors get their own free bingo room packed full of free bingo jackpots.

Play for £15 prizes every 30 minutes every day a deposit is made. Look out for the terrific value Daily Specials and regular big money promo games. The promotions are constantly being updated and tend to be valid around events taking place in the real world or on TV and the prizes are always well thought out.

What You Need To Know

Bonus terms and conditions apply to the offer, with a minimum of £5 deposit required to activate the bonus. The offer is only eligible to new players on their first account, and you must be 18+ to qualify. Bonus funds are subject to a 4x wagering requirement, which applies to both the deposit and the bonus amount. Making a request for withdrawal before hitting the wagering requirement voids the bonus funds, so it’s important to understand this term, and all other terms and conditions, fully before choosing to accept this offer.

This is a high wagering requirement here, and this will prove difficult for most players to withdraw profitably. Compared to other providers, there are much better bonuses out there, and while the amount is generous, Costa Bingo could loosen the terms a little to make this a more attractive offer.

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GAMES

Along with over 50 bingo rooms and around £500,000 in jackpots to be won each month, you’ll find the best selection of slots and instant games in the Lobby. Costa Bingo has 90 and 75 ball bingo as well as Vegas Bingo, Slots and Cashino. Vegas Bingo is a card based game with each hand comprising five cards and you can buy up to five hands. The first player to cover a hand wins. Their members have won millions on popular slots like Fluffy Favourites, Cleopatra and Rainbow Riches. Test your skill with instant Poker and place your bets on Baccarat – there’s something for everyone.

MOBILE

There are no apps available at Costa Bingo, which is a shame for players who enjoy the convenience of bingo on the go in just one or two taps. This is an area of improvement for Costa Bingo, and with each passing month, it’s become less and less acceptable to offer no apps for mobile players.

That said, you can still enjoy Costa Bingo through their dedicated mobile site. There are also exclusive bonuses and promotions for players on smartphones and tablets, which is a nice touch (and some compensation for the lack of apps, perhaps). The mobile site feels clunky and could do with some sprucing up, but for the most part, it’s fine to play. The games load well, and it’s a virtually identical experience to that which you’d find on the main site. Simply head over on your device browser, and the Costa Bingo mobile site will do the rest.

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DEPOSIT/WITHDRAWAL:

At Costa Bingo, you can deposit by phone, or online with any of the following methods: Visa and Mastercard, debit card, NETeller, Paysafe Card, Paypal, Entropay and by Wire Transfer. The minimum deposit is £5 and you also have the capacity to set daily weekly or monthly deposit limits. Withdrawals can be made from £5 and up – there is no limit to the amount or number of times you can withdraw. The average withdrawal processing time is a snappy 2 days and for your convenience you can cancel a withdraw in those 2 days before it’s been processed.

SECURITY & TRUST

Costa Bingo is part of Jackpotjoy Group plc, a publicly traded company listed on the London Stock Exchange. This serves as an immediate reputation boost for Costa Bingo, not least because of the scrutiny applied to public companies – from shareholders and listing authorities, as well as from gambling-specific regulators. At least you can be fully confident that the company can stand behind any jackpot winnings, with gaming revenue of over £304.6 million according to its most recent figures.

Costa Bingo is regulated in the UK by the Gambling Commission, as well as by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission, providing two independent sets of eyes holding their operators to account. If there was any doubt, this should confirm it – these regulators have the power to fine or even remove the licenses of operators who fall short of their requirements.

The Costa site is fully encrypted and secured, with payments handled by independent third parties. That means you can be certain your personal and financial data is fully secure when you play here. In terms of reviews from other players, there are a few negatives, but nothing that should cause any serious concern to new players.

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SOCIAL

There’s a great community at Costa and with a chat function in every bingo room, you can get to know your fellow roomies. It’s a fun, friendly and safe environment to build and maintain friendships – the chathosts are knowledgeable and helpful and chat games are played frequently to win points and diamonds. Chat Tournaments play every weekday in selected rooms so you can keep having fun even when the balls aren’t being called and win thousands of Diamonds and Costa Points to boot.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

You can speak to Costa’s friendly and helpful Customer Services Team by sending an email to [email protected] Their support representatives will do their utmost to answer any questions or concerns as soon as possible. They are also available on the phone between 9am and 1am every day on their toll-free number: 0808 238 9881. They also have a live chat facility within the bingo rooms, just shout up and the chathost will be happy to help you.

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We made every effort to ensure that this review was accurate and fair, but we’re only human. If you think we’ve got something wrong, or that the review does not reflect your own experiences with the product, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, send us an email, or write your own review in the Customer Reviews section.

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Katherine O'Brien
Katherine is a Bingo veteran. She used to while away her weekends at the local Bingo Hall, catching up with her friends, and winning the occasional prize too. In 2007 she discovered online bingo and has never looked back. Katherine is now an online regular and keeps in touch with her bingo friends though the online chat rooms.
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