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Fancy Bingo Review

Fancy Bingo is one of a number of sites bought to you by Mandalay Media. Other brands from the same company are Costa Bingo, City Bingo and Sing Bingo and all are standalone brands using the 888/Globalcom/Cassava software. When you land on the home page of Fancy Bingo there is a distinct "enchanted forest" feel about the site with goblins, gems and the odd bingo ball dotted about. Considering the usual colour scheme for an online bingo brand is usually bright and very often pink, Fancy Bingo brings something a little less "girlie" with it’s graphics.

Registration to Fancy Bingo is pretty standard with the usual requirements to register a new account. The sign-up process does vary slightly dependent on the welcome bonus being offered at Fancy Bingo – if a no deposit required offer is available then you will have to enter your financial details in order to collect the bonus however when just a cash match bonus on first deposit is available then no financial details are required. Once registration is complete, presuming you don’t have any difficulties signing up, then you can instantly take a look around at what the site has to offer. As with many of the sites from this group the bonuses are subject to change on a regular basis so it may be that they have a no deposit required offer meaning you can "try before you buy" – if not you will need to make a deposit to enjoy the bingo action on offer from Fancy Bingo because despite having a free bingo room, this is only open to players who have made a recent deposit. The free bingo room is open to players for four days after their deposit and boasts and hourly guaranteed jackpot of £50.

From the bingo lobby you have several choices; free bingo, instants, bingo, jackpots and Tea Party. Free Bingo does exactly what the name implies BUT only if you have made a recent deposit, the Instants tab hosts a selection of the instant win games available, Bingo is where you will find the standard bingo rooms, Jackpots is where all the pre-buy daily games are accessible from (again only if you have made a recent deposit) and the Tea Party is a free game for players who have made a recent deposit where they have the chance to win points or real cash.

The bingo rooms are laid out the same as with any other brand on the 888/Globalcom platform; you have you ticket purchasing options to the left (this changes to the bingo call board when the game is in play), your bingo tickets in the centre of the screen with the pot prizes shown above when a game is in play and your chat room to the right with a pull down menu option for your chat rooms. You’ll also find the instant win games menu above the chat room.

What is quite impressive is that all the tickets cost just a penny at Fancy Bingo in all the rooms, even for the guaranteed jackpot games so if you’re after a bargain then this is a site to put on your list. However we aren’t overly keen on the fact that alot of the games are restricted to players who have made a recent deposit. With Cassava having serious issues and banning players for supposed bonus abuse how is a genuine player supposed to make the most of things at Fancy Bingo. For example with all tickets costing a penny and some pretty impressive jackpots the likelihood is that a player could have £20 in their account for quite some time, why then should they be have to make another deposit in order to take full advantage of the great offers available from Fancy Bingo. If a player where to have a balance of say £50 but hadn’t deposited in a week the temptation would be to withdraw the money and then make another deposit in order to have access to the guaranteed jackpot games and free bingo thus running the risk of being considered a bonus abuser and having their account banned!

Something to consider before signing with Fancy Bingo.

Pros

Standalone bingo site, not your usual girlie pink site, high deposit bonuses, free bingo, guaranteed jackpots, cheap as chips tickets

Cons

Restricted access to certain rooms creating potential for players to be banned.

July 2011

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Fancy Bingo Information

Bingo rooms – A selection of bingo rooms available with penny bingo prices
Bingo varieties – Currently only offers 75 and 90 ball bingo
Side games – There are a multitude of casino and slot games available from the bingo lobby and in the rooms

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Bingo Sign Up Bonuses And Deposit Offers

The new player offer at Fancy Bingo is a £5 free play deal just for registering an account.

T&C’s apply – Free Play Bonus – New players only. Players must register a valid credit/debit card to receive sign up bonus.

Should you choose to deposit, the bonus is a 300% cash match deal.

T&C’s apply – Deposit Bonus – New players only. Minimum deposit £5, maximum bonus is £60. Wagering requirements of 4x deposit + bonus apply.

Minimum Deposit And Withdrawal Requirements

The minimum deposit amount at Fancy Bingo is £5. The minimum withdrawal amount at Fancy Bingo is £30 but in order to withdraw you must have made deposits totalling at least £20. You can read all about the wagering requirements for any bonuses on the page shown below:

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Payment Options

Visa, Visa Debit, Via Electron, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch, Neteller, Wire Transfer and PaysafeCard.

Bingo Software / Network

Fancy Bingo uses the 888/Globalcom software platform and offers standalone promotions and chat rooms, but some networked bingo rooms. Full details here..

Licensing Jurisdiction And Complaints

Fancy Bingo is licensed in Gibraltar. Complaints to the licensing authority can be made here.

UK Gambling Commission: Reference 39028

Support

You can contact support in a number of ways at Fancy Bingo:

  • The site boasts a dedicated help room as part of the bingo client.
  • Email to support@fancybingo.com
  • Telephone: 0808 238 7563

Your Comments On Fancy Bingo

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