Cheeky Bingo Review
Cheeky Bingo launched in 2009! It arrived courtesy of Cashcade, the owners of Foxy Bingo, and it shook the bingo world as being one of the first sites to offer free bingo for real cash prizes. It essentially spelt the end for no deposit bonuses and changed how brands attracted players. Things have changed for Cheeky considerably in recent times. They've left the Dragonfish powered platform and are on the revamped Cozy Games set up alongside Foxy and Coral.
Introducing Cheeky Bingo
The revamped Cheeky Bingo site is a simple affair. Like sister site, Foxy, there are no bells and whistles. Instead you get a large splash highlighting the latest promotions, highlighted active bingo rooms and links to popular slots. Surprisingly the Cheeky Bingo character has managed to survive The UKGC cull of anything interesting. We're quite surprised by this as most sites with cartoon style characters like Costa have had to jettison them! Still it's nice to see the cheeky bingo ball is still in play.
Cheeky Bingo Welcome Offer
On the Dragonfish powered Cashcade Network Cheeky were one of the last to drop a no deposit bonus. However that offer has long gone! New players to Cheeky Bingo on the Cozy platform can claim a £40 bingo bonus. Register, login, make a minimum £10 deposit and wager the funds in order to receive the bonus. The £40 bonus credited can be played on Bingo only. Wagering terms apply and these are set at x4. Unlike Foxy, Cheeky Bingo doesn't have an alternative slots welcome offer.
When Cheeky first launched on Dragonfish it was offering - or at least claimed to be offering - £50,000 of free bingo games a month. Sadly the site's original raison d'etre changed with a site overhaul during 2017 and then again in 2019. Free bingo is available on the new platform via Cheeky Newbies. To get access to this particular room for 7 days you will need to deposit and wager £10. Note that this is a network room and is known as Foxy Cubs on Cheeky's sister site.
Cheeky Bingo Promotions
Joining the free bingo room are a number of 30, 75, 80 and 90 ball rooms. These include shared rooms such as Elite Bingo, Friends Bingo, £10K Sliding Bingo, 80s Babies, Flirty 30 and Cheeky Minx. There is a Cheeky Exclusive room but this seems to be a daily free game that runs once a day. In essence Cheeky has the same roster as Foxy except Cheeky currently doesn't have Cash Out Bingo. All games are accessible via mobile, desktop and tablet. Ticket prices are typically from 5p and pre-buy is available on selected games.
When it was on Dragonfish, and most certainly during the early days, Cheeky had some decent promotions. These declined before the platform change and things haven't really improved. The main promotions are jackpot and game related. For example there are penny bingo hours, winning Fridays, and cashback for slot players. Slots do play a larger role at Cheeky but perhaps not as much as Foxy! Cheeky do have a social media presence but it's not been updated in quite a while and this suggests it's something they're no longer involved with.
Cheeky Bingo has always been over shadowed by it's Foxy bigger sister. For a while, especially when it had it's own adverts and Jeremy Kyle bumpers, it did flourish. We especially liked the fact that you could play for free and win real cash. However whilst the original plan for Cheeky has changed it still remains in Foxy's shadow. It has survived the move onto Elektra Works (Cozy) whilst Think failed but we're not convinced by the move. Even more so now that Coral has entered the mix!
Way back when Cheeky had a no deposit deal we suggested "to go for the no deposit bonus and then perhaps head to Foxy to play for real". Now that there isn't a no deposit bonus that pretty much rules out that reason for considering Cheeky. However if you like welcome offers then it's worth a look as a 400% bingo bonus is very generous. It's fair to say that there's little to differentiate between Cheeky and Foxy, but we feel Cheeky is more bingo orientated and this may appeal to players less keen on slots.