To paraphrase David Bowie, “Put on your best shoes and call bingo.” It’s time for a Fancy Bingo review!
Who Are Fancy Bingo?
Fancy Bingo is owned by one of the world’s largest online gaming entertainment and solutions providers, the 888 Group.
Based in Gibraltar, 888 has been serving the online gaming community since 1997 and launched Fancy Bingo under a UK gambling license in 2011.
About The Fancy Bingo Website
The overall design of the site is fairly simple with vibrant neon pink and green and no real theme.
It’s pretty easy to navigate and all the pages load very quickly despite the number of graphics.
Though outdated, the FAQ section is fairly thorough. Credit cards are officially banned as a payment method for all online gambling sites in the UK but Fancy Bingo still lists them here.
If at any point you need extra help, you can contact Fancy Bingo via:
- Live chat
- UK toll-free number: 0808 238 7563 (10 AM–2 AM, UK time)
- Telephone number for those outside of the UK: +44203 701 5909
- Email: email@example.com
Fancy Bingo isn’t active on social media and they don’t have a dedicated mobile app for playing bingo on the go. But the regular website works perfectly well on mobile browsers.
Some of the gaming software Fancy Bingo uses includes:
As per UK law, you do need to provide a valid form of ID before your Fancy Bingo account can be activated.
While they list the minimum deposit as £5 (£10 if you want to take advantage of any deposit offers), they don’t specify the minimum withdrawal and they take 48 hours to process a withdrawal request.
What Bingo Games Does Fancy Bingo Offer?
Fancy Bingo offers a vast array of bingo games, split pretty evenly between 75 ball and 90 ball. Many of them feature progressive jackpots. You’re likely to find a game running every few minutes by browsing their different lobbies.
The Exclusive Lobby is for special ticket holders and Golf and Platinum VIP Club Members only, but the games do attract a lot of members.
Games included are:
- Golden Ticket! has a £10 jackpot and runs 24 hours — free to join with a Special Ticket (90 ball)
- Ticket to Ride! has a £10 jackpot and runs 24 hours — free to join with a Special Ticket (75 ball)
- Just the Ticket! has a £10 jackpot and runs 24 hours — free to join with a Special Ticket (75 ball)
- Choo Choo Ticket! has a £10 jackpot and runs 24 hours — free to join with a Special Ticket (75 ball)
- Daily VIP Game has a £25 jackpot per game, which runs every 15 minutes from 4 PM to 10 PM (25 daily games total)
- Weekly VIP Game has cash prizes of up to £75 per game, running every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 PM (1p per card)
- Monthly VIP Game has a jackpot of £500 and runs on the 30th of each month. This game is exclusive to Platinum VIP Club Members, who can claim their cards in the lobby
90 Ball Lobby
If you prefer playing 90 ball but don’t want to become a VIP Club member, this is the lobby for you!
- Crystal Craze has a progressive jackpot and a maximum of 24 cards per player (5p per card)
- Empire State has a progressive jackpot and is the most active 90 ball room (5p per ticket, card price varies)
- Golden Bridge has a progressive jackpot and a maximum of 24 cards per player (5p per card)
- Two Dozen has a £50 jackpot and is played at 4 PM daily (1p per ticket)
- Two Little Ducks has a £50 jackpot and is played at 9 PM daily (1p per ticket)
- Two Fat Ladies has a £50 jackpot and is played at 10 PM daily (1p per ticket)
75 Ball Lobby
If you prefer playing 75 ball, then this lobby is your best bet.
- The Garden Gate has varied jackpots (10p to join)
- Jump & Jive has a £10 jackpot and plays every hour (1p to join)
- 5 Line Fancy has varied jackpots, a maximum of 48 cards, and opens at 3 PM (other details remain unknown until the room opens)
Fancy Bingo keeps things organized by placing all their promo games in this lobby.
- Bingo Vegas has a varied jackpot starting at £2 and runs all day (5p to join)
- Fancy Chance has a surprise prize plus a £10 jackpot and seems to be one of the most popular rooms on the site (75 ball, free entry)
- Mystery Jackpot has a surprise jackpot with each game (75 ball, 10p to join)
- Wednesday Wicked! has a £50 jackpot and runs once a week (90 ball, 1p to join)
- Fancy That has a £30 jackpot and runs every Saturday (75 ball, 1p to join)
- Pot O’ Gold has a £50 jackpot and seems to run once a week (90 ball, 1p to join)
If you’re all about chasing the jackpot, this is the lobby to join!
- Plants of Love has a £1,000 jackpot that runs daily (90 ball, 5p to join)
- Legs Eleven has a £500 jackpot and runs every Wednesday at 9 PM (75 ball, 50p to join)
- Fancy Thursday has a £1,000 jackpot and runs weekly (75 ball, 25p to join)
- Rabbit Hole Riches has 5x £1,000 jackpot games plus a £500 jackpot game, and is one of the most popular on the site (75 ball, free to join)
- Rich Dwarf has a £250 weekly jackpot and is extremely popular (75 ball, free to join)
- Dancing Queen has a £500 jackpot (75 ball, 10p to join)
- Flight of Fancy has a £600 jackpot at £120 per line (75 ball with 5 lines, 5p to join)
- Spinners are Grinners gives you the chance to win 500 free spins for the Fancy Bingo Slots (75 ball, 5p to join)
The is where you can find all of the free bingo games on Fancy Bingo. This includes those already mentioned as well as a few extras.
- Fun, Free & Fancy has a £10 bonus cash prize
- Fancy Free has up to £50 winnings every hour
- Bingo Academy is a special feature Fancy Bingo added to help new players learn bingo
- VIP Daily (for VIP Club Members only, see Exclusive Lobby)
- Rabbit Hole Riches (see Jackpot Lobby)
- Rich Dwarf (see Jackpot Lobby)
- VIP Monthly (for Platinum VIP Club Members only, see Exclusive Lobby)
Playing at Fancy Bingo
Fancy Bingo’s member’s area isn’t much different from the main site, with the same streamlined, easy-to-navigate design.
You can also easily find all of the lobbies, and the two games that run next are prominently displayed. And your favorite bingo room is easy to find.
While maybe not as active as some of their bigger competitors, you can still find hundreds of players joining the bigger weekly games, with the daily games attracting fewer at a time.
Fancy Bingo currently offers a sign-up promotion awarding new players 120 bingo tickets after making your first £10 deposit.
Fancy Bingo Reviews
Unfortunately, the reviews don’t look too good!
The last 4-star review Fancy Bingo received was in 2015:
Before that, the site got one of its only 5-star reviews in the same year, which mentioned the same lack of people as the main positive:
But since then, almost every review has been 1-star, with players complaining of games being rigged, poor support, and suspiciously having their accounts banned for no reason (especially if they’ve been winning on the free games):
We don’t believe games are rigged, it’s probably just some people buying more tickets and winning more often.
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