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Bingo Fabulous Verdict
Much of what Bingo Fabulous offers can be found at almost all bingo sites on the Dragonfish network. However, its attractive theme, generous servings of free bingo and jackpot games, and busy community make it a fun (but not quite fabulous) place to play.
Design & Usability
The Bingo Fabulous website uses pastel colours against a white background to give it a colourful and attractive look, and there’s an image of a female bingo player blowing a kiss towards the camera. We like that it doesn’t resemble your typical Dragonfish site and that the three simple steps to claim your welcome bonus are listed down the right-hand side. Further down the homepage, you can view the total jackpot amounts of the slot games, see the latest winners, view the mini-bingo schedule, and read a brief introduction to the site. Both signing up for an account and logging in are one-step processes that are carried out via easy-to-spot boxes at the top of the page. The main menu bar also makes it easy to find out more about what’s on offer such as promotions, loyalty, and bingo games.
Software & Gameplay
Fabulous uses the standard Dragonfish lobby which allows you to browse games by bingo, slots, and specials, and also displays the current values of the combined slots and bingo jackpots. The bingo rooms attract plenty of players, and there’s always a chat host available to answer any questions. There are no exclusive games but the biggest jackpot events are networked with other Dragonfish sites. There’s an excellent range of slots which you can browse by theme, and add the ones you enjoy playing most as favourites.
Safety & Security
The site is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, and has the eCOGRA certificate for fair play and safety. You can also read guidance about responsible gaming and the fair play policy, plus there are links to both the Gamble Aware and GamCare websites.
Payments & Withdrawals
You can choose from both traditional banking methods and modern e-wallet systems and pre-paid cards including Visa, Neteller, Entropay, Paypal, MasterCard, Maestro, Wire Transfer, and Paysafecard. Withdrawal times are acceptable, but as requests aren’t processed for 48 hours, you can end up waiting a few extra days if you withdraw funds close to the weekend.
There are three ways to get in touch with the customer service team. You can email, telephone (toll-free from within the UK), or visit the online Help room. The Help Room and telephone line are manned 24/7, and if you send an email, you should get a response within 48 hours.
Bonuses & Promotions
Although the homepage banner at Bingo Fabulous offers new depositors 200% and £5 free (so if you deposit £10, you get to play with £35), the small print advertises the welcome bonus as 250% up to a maximum of £100. To withdraw any related winnings, you must wager both your deposit and bonus funds through four times.
As for the other promotions on offer, they include the standard deals and jackpot games found at other Dragonfish brands such as Bingo Cove and Chit Chat Bingo. They feature Sure Win and Sure Win 2 which take place on the 1st and 15th of every month and guarantee you a share of the prize pools; The Big £10k – a monthly game which awards £5,000 to the Full House, 2-Line, 1-Line, 1TG and 2TG winners, as well as a further £5,000 to non-winning ticket holders, and Grab a Grand, which is a £1k jackpot game that plays on the 15th of every month.
Bingo Fabulous is yet another Cassava Enterprises site that fails to mention if it’s possible (and how) to play on your mobile phone or tablet. As we’ve discovered previously, you can play in all the bingo rooms and enjoy a good range of slots and scratch cards by visiting the site on your device’s web browser.
Variety & Originality
There are three bingo variants available (90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5) which is more than some operators offer, but if Cassava wants to seriously rival Virtue Fusion sites (like Gala and Mecca) and the likes of Tombola, we think it really needs to introduce a wider choice of games.
On the plus side, there are plenty of jackpot games and four free bingo rooms, although three of these rooms are only open to funded players who’ve recently made a deposit. The Quids In Room is open to non-funded roomies for the first four days after they register.
Loyalty & Rewards
The Fabulous loyalty system features four tiers, and once you’ve made your first deposit, you’ll immediately reach the second level. To get to the third level, you only need to spend £50. However, as your loyalty status is reset at the beginning of every month, you have to start all over again. The benefits of the scheme include access to free bingo rooms, cashback on bingo and slots, free spins, and tickets for the monthly Big £10k game.