New Customers Only. Minimum deposit £10. Maximum amount of tickets is fixed at 120. Tickets will be awarded to 4 specified rooms only, 30 tickets per room. Max 6 tickets per game. Winnings in real cash. Withdrawal policy applies. T&Cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org.
Fancy Bingo comes from the same camp as City, Costa and Sing Bingo. When it originally launched it pitched up against the now defunct Little Big Bingo offering penny games. Fancy's strapline of 'Play Small, Win Big' remains but it's days as a 1p or 2p game brand have long since gone.
Launched: April 2011
Owner: Mandalay Media Ltd
Licence: UK Gambling Commission
Bingo Rooms: 75 ball, 90 ball, 52 ball
Popular Slots: Atari Asteroids, Barn Ville, Enchanted Prince, Fluffy Too, Lost Island
Minimum Deposit: £5 Minimum Withdrawal: £5
Wagering Terms: No wagering on bingo tickets
To encourage new players to join their numbers, Fancy Bingo offers a decent first deposit bonus. The latest promotion is outlined at the top of this review alongside any important wagering terms that may apply. If you'd like to try the site without making a deposit then you can access The Bingo Academy for 24 hours after registration.
Two Little Ducks
Fancy Bingo comprises several 90 ball and 75 ball rooms. These include Golden Bridge, Two Little Ducks and The Garden Gate. Joining the traditional games is Bingo Vegas - a 52 ball, playing card variation. Free bingo is played in The Bingo Academy, as mentioned above, but depositors can enjoy some freebies by heading to Fancy Free or Fun, Free & Fancy.
Prize bingo players should head to the Fancy That room every Saturday as there are prizes up for grabs every week. These games are played for pennies and there's usually a monthly theme. Sadly the games are no longer exclusive. Joining Fancy That is Wicked Wednesdays - another set of prize games that can be played for pennies. Again, these are not exclusive.
Fancy The Slots?
There is plenty of fun for the slots fans out there too, with Love Island Slingo, Starburst, Twin Spin and Pigasus amongst the many options. Back in the day there used to be slot tournaments and more promos involving slots. Surprisingly for a bingo brand, slots don't get that much attention. For some players that's not a bad thing.
As with most bingo sites, Fancy have their own points Fancy Diamond Club! Earn a diamond for every pound played which can be exchanged for bonus or real cash, free bingo cards and more. The higher your level, the more benefits you will get, including cash bonuses and merch. However, to get to the Platinum level, players must have deposited more than £5,000, which is a lot of bingo play!
Not So Fancy?
When we last reviewed Fancy Bingo we said that it "looks fantastic and is still one of the best looking sites around". Unfortunately due to UKGC interventions The Mad Hatter theme that helped Fancy stand out has now gone. Losing this as well as the brand moving away from it's original blueprint of being a "cheap bingo site" makes it less fanciful. Throw in the fact that exclusives are a thing of the past and Fancy's stock drops further.
That said, we've always liked Fancy Bingo. It's worth a look for the free bingo and regular promotions.
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Updated On Thursday 12th July 2018