Fabulous Bingo Review
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The popular celebrity and fashion magazine Fabulous started it's days as the News of The World magazine. Once the newspaper was shut down following the phone bugging scandal, Fabulous was retained as part of The Sun's set up! These journalistic changes also meant the end of News Of The World Bingo and the arrival of Fabulous Bingo.
Launched: September 2011
Owner: News Group Newspapers Limited
Licence: UK GC & Gibraltar GCC
Bingo Rooms: 75 ball, 80 ball, 90 ball, Rainbow Riches, Cash Cubes
Popular Slots: Winning Headlines, Cleopatra, The Pig Wizard, Star Spinner
Minimum Deposit: £5 Minimum Withdrawal: £10
Wagering Terms: x3 bingo, x 30 games
Initially powered by Gamesys (Jackpotjoy), Fabulous Bingo alongside it's sister site Sun Bingo migrated to the Virtue Fusion set up in August 2016. We don't think the move did either brand any good although out of the two it's Fabulous that's not faired as well. A lot of time and effort has gone into making Sun Bingo better - including screwing their affiliates - but less effort has gone into Fabulous.
New players are offered a 400% first deposit bonus - deposit and spend £10 to receive a £30 bingo bonus plus a £10 games bonus. Wagering terms are x3 for bingo and x30 for games. However there is also a newbie room which is open for the first seven days after registration. No deposit is required and you can play for real cash. Note that you must deposit £10 before you can make any withdrawals.
When Fabulous was on the Gamesys platform it only had four bingo rooms. On Virtue Fusion it boasts quite a few more including Rainbow Riches, Deal Or No Deal and Cash Cubes. You'll also find Session Bingo and BingoLinx jackpots as well as BOGOFs and bargain bingo games. The bargain bingo occurs in the Paris room and you'll find plenty of games with tickets costing 1p, 2p or 5p.
Fabulous Bingo used to be more about the bingo than slots, but the latter now features a lot more. Among the slots you can play are Winning Headlines, Mystic Meg, Golden Chief, Balloonies Farm, Jackpot Giant, Batman, American Dad, The Flintstones, Dirty Dancing and The Winnings Of Oz. There's also a selection of progressive slots available too.
On Gamesys, Fabulous Bingo struggled due to a lack of mobile options. This is now changed and the site is accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. Apps are available for iPhone and Android mobile users, however an app isn't necessary to play at the site on portable devices.
The Nation's Favourite?
We used to see quite a few exclusive Fabulous Bingo promotions - some tied into fashion features that were in the magazine. These seem to have dried up a little but at time of writing there was a £1000 prize draw running. This gives us an indication that there's still life in the site yet - although their social media prescence has been stunted since June 2017.
At the bottom of the Fabulous Bingo there's a claim that it's "the Nation's Favourite Bingo Site"! We don't think it is! It used to be good but by tinkering with the software platform, focusing all efforts on Sun Bingo, and screwing their affiliates, the owners of Fabulous Bingo have made it anything but fabulous. The only saving grace is that the Virtue Fusion platform is decent and players should be well looked after.
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Updated On Wednesday 20th September 2017