Cheeky Bingo is another brand that’s left the safety of Dragonfish for the unknown of the new GVC Network. Launched in 2009 as a sister site to Foxy and one that advocated free bingo games for real cash, Cheeky quickly established itself as a top site in it’s own right. It frequently had it’s own adverts and appeared in the bumpers around The Jeremy Kyle Show (maybe that’s not so good on the CV these days)? After the purchase of the Cozy Games platform by GVC – Cheeky, Foxy and Think all switched platform. Think was closed down but Cheeky still remains as the big sister to Foxy. But is it still offering free bingo for real cash? And what else is on offer for bingo players?
Cheeky Bingo Welcome Bonus
Cheeky Bingo welcomes new players with a nice welcome offer of a 400% bonus but you will need to deposit and spend first in order to receive it. Register, login, deposit and spend £10 to receive a £40 bingo bonus. Wagering terms apply and in this case they are just x4 which is typical. Free bingo is also available in the Cheeky Freebies room but there’s no newbies room along the lines of Foxy Cubs that you can find at Foxy Bingo. We don’t think Cheeky Freebies is open to non-depositors but you may get access though after depositing and playing a tenner. This room is also shared with Foxy!
Enter the Cheeky Bingo lobby and you can choose to play 30, 75, 80 and 90 ball bingo. The majority of rooms are 90 ball and these include Friends Bingo which is themed on the popular US Sitcom and Cash Out Bingo. In the latter you can claim a win at 1TG before the full house is called. At time of writing Cheeky actually boasts 15 different rooms – one less than Foxy – although there is a Cheeky Exclusive. This we think is a daily jackpot game for qualified Cheeky players only. Overall there’s a good choice of rooms and ticket prices are good. Penny fans should seek out Cheeky Minx and Cheeky Monkey for 1p bingo games.
Cheeky Bingo Promotions
Many of the Cheeky Bingo player promotions are jackpot and game orientated. The days of prize games seem to be long gone, which is a real shame. Amongst the offers currently at Cheeky are a network £15,000 Sliding Jackpot, penny bingo hours and boosted bingo which offers the chance to win a share of £400 for just 5p. These offers are joined by a special charity room which is open on Foxy too. Proceeds from games in that room will be donated to Carers UK. Although there are free bingo games, as mentioned above, these aren’t overly highlighted and it seems to us at least that Cheeky are trying to get away from the old image.
As is the new normal for bingo, slots dominate a lot of the real estate that players see. Cheeky features a wide selection of games Wish Upon A Jackpot Megaways, Star Clusters, Big Banker Deluxe, Starburst, Rainbow Riches and of course Fluffy titles. A whole section is also devoted to Slingo – the slots meets bingo game. If you prefer more serious play then Cheeky Bingo does have table games and live casino. The latter include game shows such as Football Studio and Dream Catcher.
Penny’s Thoughts On Cheeky Bingo
We always liked Cheeky Bingo when it was part of thr Cashcade Network on Dragonfish. As one of the pioneers of free bingo games and playing for real cash it was the perfect destination for penny bingo lovers and free bingo hunters. As more sites cottoned on to the idea then Cheeky’s smile faded a little and in later years it did hide in the shadow of Foxy. We do like the new look Cheeky and it has plenty to offer. The cheap games, free bingo and decent welcome offer are but three. We also like the fact Cheeky has it’s own exclusive room, but we’re not sure if it’s enough.
The inevitable comparison is between Cheeky and Foxy Bingo and for the most part they are identical. They have the same rooms, same slots, same games. Cheeky does have it’s exclusive room but then Foxy has others including the Foxy Newbies Room which offers access to free bingo for one week after qualification. As the welcome bonus on both sites is the same we have to suggest you sign up with Foxy before Cheeky – if you’ve not joined one or the other.