Hopa is a rather strangely-named but actually quite impressive specialist scratchcard site. It’s actually a white label site sporting a format you’ll find on a few other sites, but it’s still a fairly original presentation and you’ll find a greater range and higher quality of scratchcards here than anywhere else on the web.
The platform is provided by NeoGames, who are currently kings of the online instant win industry and look, at present, to be unassailable for the foreseeable future.
As with its sister sites, the browser-based lobby looks a little dated, and almost seems to undersell itself by using too many gentle pastel shades. This isn’t helped by the game logos which also look dated, which is odd as once you’re playing, the games are blindingly good and share nothing in common with the styling of the lobby.
Navigation is a doddle, with tabs not just for scratchcards but for different categories within them because there are that many games: Different sections for sports, fantasy, classic games and more brings up dozens of options, with over 130 scratch and instant win games plus some slots as well.
The games are, without a doubt, quite brilliant. The soundtrack accompanying each one is way more impressive than you’d get for a typical slot game for starters, though graphically they all come with a bold, larger than life feel that you never got on slots, as they don’t have so much information to cram in to a small space.
We found that the ‘Most Popular’ tab was actually a global feature that pulled up all the most played games including slots, so we think you’re better off exploring each section, and we thought the sporty games worked best within the scratchcard/instant win scenario. Goal Kick lets you line up balls and shoot some highly-convincing penalties; 100m Champion gives you a 7 sprinters to beat in a very impressive athletics stadium, or why not step up to the oche and throw a few arrows in the pub in Darts? It’s all good old-fashioned fun and the games really evoke the feel of the event that you’re meant to be watching far more accurately than you’d imagine.
Obviously there are slots and casino games here as well, but – without any disrespect to Hopa – they are not why you’d come here. Whilst they’re more than adequate they’re just a diversion from the instant win riches that are to be found.
After quite a bit of prodding around we discovered that Hopa let you deposit with credit/debit cards (not specified), UKash, Neteller, ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, PaySafecard, Click2Pay or Eco. Withdrawal methods don’t seem to be specified until you actually try and make a cashout, so we can’t easily say which methods may be used.
Customer support here is superlative: They offer chat, phone and email support as well as lots of FAQs and even fax – that’s every conceivable angle covered.
Offers and promotions
Promotionally there’s lots to enjoy at Hopa: There’s 20 FREE spins on the stated slot and a 100% bonus when you nake your first deposit, a refer-a-friend scheme and loyalty points system along with special weekly offers, raffles and tournaments.
In a nutshell, this site is a Mecca for lovers of scratch and instant win games: If you’re looking for anything else, look elsewhere. The games are the best in their category and they have the best selection as well, though you may find other NeoGames sites that are a little more forthcoming about withdrawal methods. Nonetheless it’s an enjoyable place to spend time.
Hopa.com Depositing Information
|First Deposit Bonus||100% 18+ Only. Terms Apply|
|Second Deposit Bonus||25% 18+ Only. Terms Apply|
|Third Deposit Bonus||50% 18+ Only. Terms Apply|
|Payment methods||Bancontact Mister Cash, Bank Wire, Boleto Bancario, Click and Buy, EcoPayz, EntroPay, EPS, ewire, Fast Bank Transfer, FundSend, Giropay, iDEAL, Maestro, Mastercard, Mister Cash, Neteller, paysafecard, POLi, Siru, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, Sofortuberwaisung, Ticket Premium, TrustPay, UseMyFunds, Visa, Visa Electron|
|Accepted Currencies||Australian Dollars, Brazilian Reais, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Danish Kroner, Euros, Norwegian Kroner, Swedish Kronor, US Dollars|
|Loyalty Scheme?||Yes, points mean cash or prizes at Hopa.com . Receive loyalty points on your bingo card purchases. Trade points for a bingo bonus|
|Games available||Casino games, Instant games, Live casino, Mobile Games, Poker, Progressive Slots, Scratchcards, Slots, Video poker|
|Software||Amaya Gaming, Evolution Gaming, IGT, Microgaming, NeoGames, NetEnt, NYX Interactive, Play n GO, WMS Gaming|
|Companies that own this site||ASG Technologies Ltd|
|Network||Hopa.com is not part of a network.|
|Download Required?||No, you are not required to download this bingo game, there is an instant play version at Hopa.com .|
|Downloadable version also available?||No, Hopa.com does not offer a downloadable version but you can play instantly on the site.|
|Chat Rooms Available?||No|
|Choose your own bingo cards?||No|
|Play For Fun?||Yes you can play on Hopa.com without wagering any real money.|
|Rooms Offering Free Bingo?||No free bingo rooms currently available.|
|Support Phone numbers||02033189367
|Live Chat Available||YES|
|Licenses||Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission|
|Restricted Countries||Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Benin, Bolivia, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Cambodia, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Dominica, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe|