Rio Bingo Scratch Card Review
Finding a decent scratch card is not too hard nowadays thanks to the wide assortment that is available online. These vary from simple cards that do not require any effort to play and win, to more advanced ones that up the level of graphics and play options. One provider popular for its online games is Pariplay, a company with almost nine years of experience in the industry. In this Rio Bingo scratch card review, we will look at what Pariplay has achieved with their rendition of a classic bingo game that includes a slight twist.
Rio Bingo is quite different from most online scratch cards, as it doesn’t provide you with one simple card to scratch; instead, there are a total of 12 bingo cards available, and it’s up to you to decide the number of cards that you would like to bet on. This can be done by tapping on any inactive cards (which are grey) or by selecting the number of cards using the card controls at the bottom of your screen.
Once you have selected the number of bingo cards that you would like to play with, you will need to select the bet that you would like to place on each card—keeping in mind that the total jackpot available for you to win depends solely on the amount that you choose to bet per card. The maximum and minimum bets permitted in the game are covered later on in this article.
After selecting all the parameters that you would like to play the game with, all that is left to do is hit the “Play” button. Clicking this will start the bingo draw, which occurs in three different ‘waves’ of 15 numbers being drawn at a time. These numbers are displayed in the centre of the screen. Numbers on any of your active cards will be highlighted if they correspond to a number displayed in the centre of the screen.
Each card holds three lines that each have space for nine numbers. However, only five numbers are randomly placed on each line. Winning takes place in three different forms, and the amount won varies on which win occurs. The three winning combinations available are:
- 1-Line: A 1-line win will occur when all five numbers displayed on a single line are drawn from the bingo draw. This will award the lowest winnings per card (which, as mentioned above, are dependent on the bet played per card).
- 2-Line: This win functions the same as the 1-line win except that two lines will need to match all five line numbers to qualify.
- Full House: A full house win is awarded when every one of the 15 numbers displayed in a bingo card is drawn. This awards the highest pay-out per card that the game has to offer.
For a game that has to keep track of 12 cards, endless numbers, and a draw of 45 balls, Rio Bingo does a really good job in the graphics and design department. The background displays a great animated picture of Rio (including the famous Christ the Redeemer statue), and the cards are detailed and high in quality. The game also uses a fun animation to draw the numbers and lets them fall from the number jar into the rack in the middle of the screen. Winning lines likewise have an animation that will cause a banner to appear over the line telling you that you are a winner, making it pretty hard to miss the fact.
Background music is consistently played and has a very ‘Rio Carnival’ sound to it. In addition to this, the game makes use of extra sound effects, such as those whenever a ball lands on the number display rack after being drawn and a cool jingle whenever you have a winning line.
Prizes available on the lowest bet per card range from €0.10 (for a single-line match on a single card), to €4.50, when playing on max bet. The amount available to win is randomized per card so that each card offers you a different win amount. The highest total amount that one can win is €9,000. To win this, you will need to be playing all 12 cards on the maximum bet.
The game has an RTP percentage of 85%—which is very respectable. And because the game changes the amount available to win per card dependant on the bet played, there are no set win tiers available.
Cost to Play
Rio Bingo can be played for as little as €0.10 per card. This means that you will be able to play all 12 cards for the reasonable price of €1.20. It is important to remember, however, that when playing at this bet level, the maximum amount that you can win is only €50. To stand a chance at winning the grand jackpot of €9,000, you will need to play on a maximum bet, which is €1.50 per card and totals to €18 per try if you are playing all 12 cards—a slightly large amount for a relatively small pay-out.
If you want to play the game just for fun, there is a free demo version available on Pariplay’s website.
The game works over the Internet using any modern browser and can also be accessed via mobile when using select lottery site applications that have made it available.
Bottom Line — Is Rio Bingo Scratch Card Worth Playing?
Rio Bingo offers a unique spin to the traditional bingo games that we have all become familiar with. With great graphics, interesting sound effects, and fun animations, it is a game that is easy to play regularly. And, of course, the fact that it also gives you the chance to win a nice chunk of money is a wonderful bonus.