Online Bingo Casino Review
Tropicana Casino’s bingo promises to give you more ways to win, and they have certainly delivered on their promise! From their cash back welcome rebate, to their unlimited number of free bingo games, plus the bingo only Super Jackpots and site wide Community Jackpots, there is serious value here. Tropicana’s motto is MORE: More fun, More Value, More Variety and that certainly comes shining through at Tropicana Bingo.
Having launched bingo in March 2015, Tropicana is keen to make sure the player experience is unparalleled and are willing to give away a bit more right now to get the action going. The bingo game is integrated into their award winning casino site, allowing you to play both bingo and casino from the same account. So when you’re in between bingo games, fire up your favorite slot or test your luck at the roulette wheel.
Tropicana is offering a variant of bingo called 90-Ball bingo which is currently popular in the United Kingdom. It’s a bit different than the traditional 75-ball bingo which is played here in the United States. While many are not familiar with 90-Ball bingo, it’s easy to get the hang of, but it may take a couple of games to figure out what’s going on. To learn more about the cool features of 90-ball bingo, click here. You can also learn more about it on TropicanaCasino.com site, under the 90-Ball Bingo tab.
The biggest difference between the UK 90 and US 75Ball bingo is obviously the number balls. Both games require matching numbered balls to numbers on a bingo card(s) or ticket(s). With 90 -Ball bingo each ticket has 9 columns and three rows. Each row has printed 5 numbers, totaling 15 numbers per card (5×3). The goal is to get all of the numbers completed on a given row. Each time another row is completed, another player wins. So that means there are 3 winners in every game. Not just one winner like in the US versions of bingo.
Need a little practice? No problem! Tropicana will let you play for free with the chance to win real bonus money. The best part of free bingo is that its for an unlimited number of games. But listen up! It’s the early days of bingo in New Jersey, and Tropicana is giving away more than their fair share to create a vibrant bingo community so this amazing opportunity may not last forever. Take advantage of it while you can! Tropicana is really giving you more ways to win. Currently, Tropicana offers access to their bingo site from two different sites: TropicanaCasino.com and free90ballbingo.com. Both sites take you to the same place so don’t get confused. The point here is that they are stressing the importance of free! Free is great, but know there are some drawbacks. (See How to Play for additional information).
While we like the free games, the paid bingo is even better. When you raise the stakes by buying as little as 6 tickets for $1 (1 strip of 6 tickets), you are automatically entered into two community jackpots. The first is the bingo only Super Jackpot which is reached if any of your tickets complete all three lines (full house) in 51 balls or less. If you hit the Super Jackpot, you win $200 for a $1 ticket and $400 for a $2. But Tropicana is about MORE! So if someone else hits the Super Jackpot while you’re playing, you win a share of 50% of the prize pool (the other 50% goes to the actual winner). Your share of the Super Jackpot increases the more you purchase.
The best kept secret that no one tells you about is that when you pay for at least one bingo strip, not only are you eligible for the bingo only Super Jackpot but you are also then automatically included to win TropicanaCasino’s general Community Jackpot, available to anyone who has paid to play in either the casino or bingo within the past hour. So be on the lookout for the number of keys hovering over the treasure chest.
You could the lucky winner! Just as the name implies, Tropicana’s Community Jackpot is networked across Tropicana and Virgin Casino, and pays 50% to the winner who is the key holder and 50% to the eligible community.
Wait there is MORE! In addition to the Super Jackpot and Community Jackpot for paying players, Tropicana offers an incredibly generous first time deposit rebate. With your first deposit, you are entitled of a rebate of your losses, up to $100 within the first 7 days. You want your shot at the Super and Community Jackpots? It’s almost risk free. Almost all losses associated your first deposit will be refunded right to your account. This is almost too good to be true. So, what are you waiting for?
Tropicana Casino, operates on the Gamesys platform, one largest and most experienced operators in the world and also owner of VirginCasino.com, Tropicana’s sister site. For those of you who enjoy the sport of bonus hunting, you my notice that Virgin and Tropicana offer a similar experience. That is true. The biggest differentiator are their promotions and loyalty program so keep coming back to Smart Choice Casino to find out the latest greatest offers that keep these sites apart!
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Super Jackpots are truly unique to Tropicana. Not just in New Jersey, but anywhere in the world! Similar to Tropicana’s Community Jackpots, Super Jackpots are offered in conjunction with sister site Virgin Casino and act as a progressive across both sites. How to hit the Super Jackpot? The Super Jackpot is a fixed cash prize awarded to the first paid player who wins full-house (all three lines) within 51 balls or less. The fixed amount is determined by the strip price you select ($1, $2 or $5). The higher the strip price, the more you can win! The best part of the Super Jackpot? You don’t need to be the actual winner to win. Yup that’s right! If you purchase a ticket for the same game that a Super Jackpot is hit, you are entitled to a share of 50% of the prize. The value of your share is depends on the number of strips you purchase (1 strip = 6 tickets) and the strip price ($1, $2 or $5). Just more ways to win at Tropicanacasino.com!
Online Play Earns Free Play on the Casino Floor
Did you read this right? Yes you did. TropicanaCasino is the only casino in New Jersey that allows your online play to earn free play on the casino floor. Sure you can win comps, upgrades as well as free play for online play at other sites, but it’s only at TropicanaCasino that your online play actually earns free play on the casino floor. What are you waiting for? Start earning now before your next trip sneaks up on you! Sign-up, deposit and get that free play going.
Not sure how much you want to play on any given bingo game? That’s okay, Tropicana has you covered! Tropicana offers you various buy-in price points plus an option just to play for free. Not everyone has the same wagering appetite and Tropicana understands that. From 10 am to 5 pm you can either play for free, or purchase a strip of 6 tickets for either $1 or $2 per strip. For those night owls, the excitement gets a little hotter! From 5 pm to 11 am, you have the choice of free, $1 or up to $5 per strip. The higher the strip price, the higher the prize. So what are you waiting for?
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Tropicana Casino recently took the trophy as Casino Operator of the Year at the prestigious EGaming Review award ceremony. They certainly have the right mix of simplicity and sophistication. From registration to withdrawal, the onboarding and overall player experience is flawless. Tropicana recently added bingo to their award winning casino site which allows bingo players to benefit from all of the existing great casino offers, including daily free games, community jackpots and a loyalty program that has made Tropicana Casino one of the leading online casinos in New Jersey.
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TropicanaCasino.com is one of the best designed in New Jersey. From the sliding menu button that takes care of all of your non-gaming needs to the Daily free games, every button has been thought through to make sure your experience is clutter free. Often, simplicity is more difficult to pull off, but Tropicana hit it just right. Here are some of the highlights that makes Tropicana a step above:
Great layout that is easy to understand. Customer service is there every step of the way to make sure your questions are answered in real time.
4 Digit Social Security
Tropicana along with sister site Virgin have been the only two sites to only require the last four digits of your social security number. The need to collect it has been a federal government requirement as part of the Patriot Act in 2001. Tropicana and Virgin were clever to figure out a way to securely identify you without needing you to share all 9 digits. Tropicana and Virgin were more recently join by Resorts as the latest casino to join the 4 digit SSN initiative. If privacy is something you value, then Tropicana is your place to play.
Each time you log into the Tropicana site or mobile app, you will be sent a 4 digit security code to your cell phone which you have 3 minutes to enter (otherwise a new code must be sent). Most other sites may ask you to do this once, but Tropicana is asking each time you log on. While this can be a little bit of extra work, know that this is for your own security. You will never have to worry about someone potentially breaking into your account! You will always be alerted asking for that for digit code.
Super & Community Jackpots
While other sites offer progressive jackpots, no other site offers community jackpots that payout to everyone playing the site. No matter what game you are playing so long as you have wagered a casino or bingo game within the past hour you’re entitled to win your share of the pot. The winner receives 50% while the rest is split amongst the community. While Super Jackpots work similarly as Community Jackpots, they are only eligible for bingo players and only won when you or another player hits full house (all 3 lines) within 51 balls or less. The more you play the more chance you have to win.
Overall, Tropicana Casino website design and functionality lives up to their promise of MORE!
There is no clutter and no confusions: simple, elegant and chic. It’s the way we like it!