Fancy Bingo was the fourth brand to be launched from the people behind Costa Bingo, Sing Bingo and City Bingo. It followed the launch of Cascade’s Little Big Bingo with both sites competing to offer bargain games but with big prizes. Originally all the bingo cards at Fancy were meant to cost just 1p, other than the free bingo games. Bingo has evolved over time and so has Fancy’s prices. Whilst there are still penny games, they are not the focus any. These days players are invited to “Play Small, Win Big”.
Fancy Bingo Welcome Bonus
Fancy Bingo used to offer a £5 no deposit bonus but this sadly ended back in January 2018. However you can access a free room, The Bingo Academy, without making a deposit! Just register and login to play. If you choose to become a depositing player then you will receive 120 free bingo tickets as a bonus. These tickets can be played in 4 specific rooms – 30 tickets for each room. Any bingo wins in these rooms are paid as cash so no wagering terms apply.
Fancy Bingo offers 90 ball, 75 ball, Swedish bingo games (75 ball with all 5 lines in play) and the 52 ball Bingo Vegas. Rooms at Fancy include Empire State, Golden Bridge, Crystal Craze, The Garden Gate & Jump and Jive. Ticket prices range from 1p to 50p. Most of the jackpot games offer pre-buy. Note that Crystal Craze and Golden Bridge operate a max 24 cards per player per game policy!
Fancy Bingo Promotions
Like it’s sister sites, such as City Bingo, Fancy stood out from the crowd with regular promotions. Every week we would feature the prizes you could win on Fancy That, a prize game that played every Saturday. The prizes may have gone but Fancy That does still run with a £30 jackpot prize for 1p a ticket. This is joined by Fancy Chance, Pot O’Gold and Wednesday Wicked. All are penny games with £50 pots up for grabs. Sadly the big ticket prizes that Fancy used to run have ended.
In many ways that’s not a bad thing as whilst you could earn free tickets for these big prize games, you could also buy-in for between £2 and £5, which was at odds with Fancy’s ethos. Surprisingly for a site aiming to offer cheap bargain games there are the usual Dragonfish slots and casino games. You can enjoy Fluffy Favourites, Aztec Rising, Doting Doggies and Happy Mushroom amongst others. If you’re wanting cheap online game play then you may want to avoid the slots!
Penny’s Thoughts On Fancy Bingo
If you like reload offers then Fancy has plenty. For example you can join The Tea Party for six days of free treats. Terms apply including minimum dep £5. Max Bonus: £2. Loyalty Points [LP] are redeemable as bonus funds. To withdraw bingo bonus & related wins, wager 4x the amount of bonus. In addition make sure you’re playing in the Rabbit Hole Riches room every Friday as there’s a free money game. Note that this is a shared game and you need to qualify by making a deposit in the previous 6 days to access.
From a penny bingo point of view Fancy should have been our number one site. The idea of play small, win big is perfect. However over time Fancy kind of lost it’s way, perhaps overshadowed by Costa, Wink and others on the same platform. Thankfully there’s still plenty of penny games, free games and cheap bingo to enjoy at Fancy. We also like the no wagering welcome offer and the reload rewards.