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 main focus any more. These days players are invited to “Play Small, Win Big”. Over the years Fancy has offered a no deposit bonus and been a no wagering brand. Today it’s simply another version of Costa Bingo having had it’s uniqueness stripped back. Thankfully there are plenty of interesting games, promos and free bingo to enjoy – if it takes your fancy!
Fancy Bingo Welcome Bonus
As of September 2021 new players to Fancy Bingo are welcomed with a deposit bonus. Register, login and deposit a minimum of £10 to receive a 300% bonus (up to £200). In addition new players also collect 30 free spins on a selected slot. Wins from these spins attract no wagering terms as they're paid in cash. However the bingo bonus has wagering terms of x4 the deposit + bonus. These changes put Fancy Bingo on par with Costa Bingo and pretty much ends it's chapter on no wagering terms on bingo bonuses.
No Deposit Free Bingo
A no deposit bingo room is available for new players. The Bingo Academy is open for 48 hours after registration at Fancy Bingo. Free games play in this room every 20 minutes and give you the chance to win small prizes. These are £1, £2 or £5 for the 75 ball full house. All prizes are paid in bonuses so wagering terms will apply.
Fancy Bingo Rooms
As well as free bingo, Fancy Bingo offers a 75 ball, 75 ball 5 Line, 90 ball and 52 ball bingo. The latter is a card based version of bingo that uses playing cards instead of bingo numbers. A bit like Cinco that you can find at Tombola. There's also the aforementioned Bingo Academy as well as jackpot rooms. Penny Bingo fans should check out the promotions as this network of sites host 1p games every day from 2pm to midnight.
Fancy Playing SlotsFancy Bingo has the usual selection of Dragonfish slots which can be found via the lobby. Featured titles include Starburst, Pigasus, Shopping Spree, Irish Luck, Pay Of The Dead and Lost Island. You can find slots via Top Games, Daily Drop Jackpots, Jackpots, Megaways and Deal Or No Deal. Slingo games such as Reel King, Fluffy Favourites and Monopoly can also be found but you won't find table games or live casino. Unlike a lot of bingo brands Fancy Bingo doesn't tend to run any slot promotions which may appeal to bingo players.
Featured Player Promotions
When Fancy Bingo launched it offered players plenty of promotions including prize games and jackpots. However as time has ticked on and the group of sites sold to 888 it's fair to say that Fancy Bingo has been left relatively unattended. There are still regular offers such as cashback and jackpots but these are limited. That said you can play for 7 x £1000 games that take place every Friday (5pm to 11pm) provided you're a qualifying depositor. There are also network free games including a £250 one every Sunday and one for £1000 every Monday.
No app is required to play Fancy Bingo. You can login and play as normal with mobile, tablet and desktop. This gives you access to the bingo rooms and slots. Deposits can be made safely and securely via a number of payment options including Paypal and debit cards. Like all UK bingo brands, responsible gambling is very important and therefore Fancy Bingo has a number of tools you can use. These include setting deposit limits, taking time outs or cooling off periods, or choosing to self exclude from all brands powered by Dragonfish.
Penny’s Thoughts On Fancy Bingo
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. Unfortunately it just isn’t sustainable running a bingo brand with just 1p and 2p games. On a positive note at least Fancy is still with us unlike Little Big! But recent changes in the Costa stable haven’t improved things. All brands are now Costa clones with no unique games – and a dilution in jackpots and promos. Thankfully there’s still plenty of penny games, free games and cheap bingo to enjoy at Fancy.