Are you feeling fancy? If you don’t just yet, you may start to once you become a member of this 2011 launched Dragonfish brand. Despite being called Fancy Bingo, the aesthetics of this website are far from luxurious, with this novelty theme seeming to have missed the mark with what is fitting of such a name. Instead of fanciful imagery, we get contrasting colours upon an otherwise plain interface. Despite the lack of impact this has, the credentials of the label are more appealing, as this is a site operated by Cassava Enterprises, a company many of you have undoubtedly heard of. Not only are they well regulated, but they’re a respected iGaming brand, known to deliver on all gaming fronts, which we hope is the case here.
If the dynamics of the promotions page seems to be more contemporary than the site’s design, that’s because Fancy Bingo underwent a revamp in 2017. This can be felt strongly throughout the bonuses on offer, with a total of 15 of them available, both for existing and new customers. When confronted by such a wall of deals, it can be difficult to locate the welcome packages, even more so when they’re not positioned at the top of the page; thankfully for you, we can point you in their direction.
There’s three welcome deposit bonuses, with the first valued at 300% when you deposit at least £5. The most you can receive from this deal is £60 in bonus monies, with the entire bonus then subject to a x4 deposit requirement, as well as an additional x4 bingo bonus. Unlike this first deal, the following two deposit bonuses require a larger allocation of cash – £10 or more – as well as the use of a specific promotional code for them each. Fortunately however, the wagering requirements stay the same, which should allow you to navigate these addons with ease.
Should you find this a little bland, and are keen to move onto more tempting promos, there’s rewards like the Tea Party to engage with. This is an offer that opens up once you’ve deposited £5 into your account, with you able to attend this party for four days after doing so; users select one of the pots to see the prize they’ve won. Or perhaps you’d rather play Spinners are Grinners, a free spins giveaway that takes place at 10pm every Sunday. These are but two examples of what you can hope to find here, with us not having yet explained to you the details of the Diamond Club.
This special club is for VIPs only, which means you’re going to need an invite if you’re to become a member. Assuming this happens, you’ll have to climb your way from Blue level all the way to Platinum, with the amount you’ve deposited being Fancy Bingo’s means of testing your worthiness. Not only will this level of access secure you more benefits, but it’ll also unlocks the VIP bingo halls.
Games and Software
Remaining with the bingo halls for now, we wish to take you on a mini tour of the bingo lobby, in which players will find 90, 52, 75 and 5-line bingo activities, all throughout the rooms advertised. Some of these rooms will demand payment in order for gamers to play, such as The Garden Gate, and Jump & Jive, while others will be free of charge, like with the Bingo Academy area. To help with navigation, you can filter down the rooms presented to you, by selecting whether you’re looking for progressive jackpots and/or specific bingo formats, e.g. 90 ball bingo.
As for the other games of this brand, which are many in number, you’ll find that Dragonfish isn’t the only software label to lend a hand, as there’s also titles from PariPlay too. And while the range of software displayed isn’t as diverse as an online casino, the variance of the activities is, with gamers able to play Slingo, pokies, scratch cards, and instant wins. The only feature missing from this setup is that of a live casino, which given the age of this label, is forgivable for being excluded. What we don’t think is as forgivable is the lack of freeplay when it comes to these casino classics – if bingo users can experience affordable gaming, so too should other customers as well.
Naturally, as with any review about iGaming, we come to the point when it’s time to familiarise ourselves with the banking system, which in the case of Fancy Bingo is a limited but speedy one. Or at least it’s quick if you’re a VIP, whereas standard users tend to have to wait several days for their withdrawals to be processed. Luckily, waiting around for deposits isn’t an issue anyone has to put up with, which is good, as a figure of £5 is all you need to get started.
Your money will be processed in GBP and EUR, with the methods enabled consisting of PayPal, Visa, and Neteller. There’s a couple of other options also, but not nearly as many as we’re used to seeing from other iGaming labels out there, which unfortunately puts Fancy Bingo at a slight disadvantage. Not that it’s affected the site’s performance all that much, considering the fact that the label is now seven years old.
Given the standing that Cassava Enterprises has within this industry, they’re expected to uphold numerous regulations, which is achieved through their dual license from the UK Gambling Commission, and the Government of Gibraltar.
Support and Contact Details
When it comes to assistance, we could go through all the FAQs that Fancy Bingo makes accessible, but due to how easily they can be found, we thought it made more sense to walk you through the direct support options. One of the main aspects of these services is that they’re not 24/7 run, but actually cut off at 2am. Customers can email in, call (toll free when calling from within the UK), and start a live chat with a team member.
Despite there being no sign of social channels upon the Fancy Bingo homepage, the terms mention connecting accounts to social media platforms, and so we assume that there’s channels somewhere. And yet we couldn’t find any when searching Facebook or Twitter, which leads us to question whether changes have been made to their social media since the launch of this brand…?