Circus Bingo makes stripey tents and colourful clowns its central theme; fortunately the latter are not of the sewer-dwelling variety. It all recalls a day out with the elephants and the Elastic Man, just with bingo and slots for an adrenaline rush instead of high-wire acts under the big top.
Let's have some funnel cakes and peanuts and take a peek under the tent to see everything that Circus Bingo has to offer.
Available Games and Software
As with most online bingo parlours, it's mostly about the bingo and slots here. You can find a handful of other game options peppered into the slots section, however - we spotted Netent's European Roulette (in several varieties), a couple of other forms of roulette from smaller publishers, quite a few varieties of Slingo and Hit Me Baccarat. It's tough to give a complete list of them, however, as they are distributed randomly amidst the slot titles with no particularly good way to filter which games are displayed.
There is even one lone random live dealer roulette table in the mix! We really have no idea why this is not advertised at all, or why they opted for just one live game. But there it is.
In total there are over 300 slots to choose from, a good mix of titles from about a dozen publishers including NetEnt, NYX, Evolution, NextGen and Quickspin. Though you can't search by game type, you are able to list games by publisher. There are about two dozen progressive jackpot options including 7s To Burn, Gonzo's Quest and Cash Stax.
If you prefer bingo, there is a solid lineup of about 20 games. This section is much more nicely organised than the slots section, with lots of options to filter the games by. There are two daily free games to enjoy: Daily Doozy and Freemium, plus the £250 Sunday Sizzle game. If you want the biggest jackpot available, however, you'll want to stop back on Sunday for the £10K Sunday Funday that you can get in on for just 50 pence.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
These smaller bingo and slot sites usually don't have demanding payment terms, and Carnival Bingo is no exception. Your minimum deposit at Carnival Bingo is £10. Visa, MasterCard, Paysafecard, PayPal, Apple Pay and Neteller are all on the menu here. Note that Apple Pay and PayPal can only be used from inside the UK, however.
The minimum withdrawal is also £10 and expect the standard two to five business days to see your money.
Safety and Security
The site is one of the many owned by 888 Holdings, they of the famous 888casino and sports betting sites. It's one of the world's largest gaming companies, so you don't have much worry about them pulling a runner with your money.
Bonuses and Player's Club
Circus Bingo has a pretty good variety of bonus offers for players, but as always it's important to read the fine print.
Let's begin with the standard welcome offer. With an initial £10 deposit, you can claim 10 free spins (at a limited selection of slots, see the site for the current list) and what amounts to £100 in free bingo tickets.
The welcome bonus bingo tickets are divided up in a very specific way, though:
20 £2 tickets good at the "Exclusively Newbies" daily game, which has a top prize of £100 (you can only play this during your first eight days on the site)
Four £15 tickets for the monthly "The £1k Pay Day" room, which is run on the final Friday of every month and is only available to new players
So you may want to check your schedule before signing up, to be sure that you can make use of these limited-time tickets. Also note that the free spins have a hefty 80x wagering requirement, but there does not appear to be any such requirement for bingo winnings from free tickets. The non-slots games (like the roulette tables) also tend to not contribute anything to the wagering requirement. Check the site's "welcome bonus terms and conditions" page for the most current information.
In addition to the welcome bonus, mobile players can get a special added bonus of 20 spins at Stampede by verifying their phone number. Definitely take note of the scanty £1.97 winnings cap on this bonus before you get into it, however!
The site also offers a deposit matching bonus on your birthday, and you can refer friends for a small bonus as well.
Circus Bingo does have a loyalty tier program, which spans a whopping 15 tier levels. Each new level grants you a larger amount of daily free spins - you get one per day to start out, five at level two, and it goes all the way up to 50 per day at the highest tier level. Keep in mind that the 80x wagering requirement applies to these spins. In addition to the free spins, you can also gain access to up to six free bingo games per day depending on your tier level. Higher tiers also grant weekly cashback offers (from level five on). Tiers do not appear to expire over time or have a maintenance wagering requirement, which is nice.
Is Circus Bingo Worth It?
The slot collection is mediocre at best, and the bonus offers related to slots are honestly pretty bad. But slots aren't what's in the name. As far as bingo goes, it's a pretty solid site with some nice bonus offers. The permanence of your tiers and loyalty points is also nice for the more occasional player. And it's run by 888, so you don't have much to worry about in terms of sketchy doings. Circus Bingo is probably worth adding to the lineup for regular bingo players.
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