Fancy Bingo Review
Fancy Bingo comes from the same camp as City, Costa and Sing Bingo. When it originally launched in April 2011 it pitched up against the now defunct Little Big Bingo offering penny games. The idea was to be a bargain bingo brand offering players just 1p and 2p a ticket games. Fancy's strapline of 'Play Small, Win Big' remains to this day but it's no longer exclusively about cheap games. These days players can enjoy free games, daily jackpots and exciting slots. So do you fancy play bingo at Fancy Bingo?
Introducing Fancy Bingo
When it first arrived, Fancy Bingo adopted an Alice In Wonderland theme. The Mad Hatter was the brand's main character. However these images were deemed too child-like and unfortunately the Mad Hatter was shoved back down the rabbit hole. It's safe to say that Fancy doesn't really have a theme. There are a few nods to past glory days such as The Mad Man Money jackpot but little else to hang your oversized hat on. The site is designed for mobile and accessible on handheld devices. No app is required to play at Fancy!
Fancy Bingo Welcome Offer
To encourage new players to join their numbers, Fancy Bingo offers a decent first deposit bonus and no wagering terms. Register, login and deposit £10 to get 120 free bingo tickets. The free bingo tickets can only be used in selected rooms but they give you the opportunity to try the main bingo variants. The tickets are for Ticket To Ride (75), Just The Ticket (75), Golden Ticket (90) and Choo Choo Ticket (5 Line). All are open from 10am to midnight daily and winnings are paid as real cash and no wagering terms apply. Further free tickets are offered on your second and third deposits.
Fancy Bingo comprises several 90 ball and 75 ball rooms. These include Golden Bridge, Two Little Ducks and Two Fat Ladies. 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. The latter offers £10 bonus cash prizes whilst the former gives you the chance to win up to £50 each hour that it's open. Other bingo rooms include Mystery Jackpots which has a surprise jackpot every game. The prize isn't revealed until 10 seconds before eyes down.
Fancy Bingo Promotions
Back in the day, prize bingo players headed to the Fancy That room every Saturday. These games cost just 1p a ticket to play and each month the prizes had a different theme. Fancy That still runs at Fancy Bingo but the prize is just cash and the game is shared with other sites. Additional prize games include Pot O'Gold that plays every Monday and Wednesday Wicked. All three games are still just 1p a ticket so harking back to Fancy's original premise. Other promotions at Fancy include daily jackpot games and a reload bonus game called The Tea Party.
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. 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!
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 and there are still bargain games on offer. Most certainly we think that it's worth a look for the free bingo and regular promotions. The no wagering aspect of Fancy also is a pro if you're not keen on the wagering terms that often are applied to welcome offers and bonuses. You may want to consider Costa Bingo, Sing Bingo or City if you prefer a more traditional welcome offer.