Cupcake Bingo Verdict
Cupcake Bingo is a really pleasant site. Not only does it have a fun theme, but the artwork is great and it gets used all over the site- it’s not just a skin over the home page. This site has put its own stamp on the bingo software, the promotions and VIP system to give everything a fresh-baked feel. Thought it’s not perfect and there is room for improvement, this is one of the best bingo sites around and it truly takes the cake.
Design & Usability
Cupcake Bingo makes good on its name, with a full-page background showing delicious cakes and treats covered in bingo balls. Everywhere you look there’s cake, so this may not be a good site to visit if you’re on a diet! Best of all, this theme is used throughout the site, from artwork on the home page to bespoke promotional art.
This site is quite new, made in 2017, with a very crisp and clean website. Everything feels well thought out and designed. Little extras can be spotted everywhere, from welcoming text (Bingo with a cherry on top!) to floating live chat buttons and a useful mobile page.
Software & Gameplay
Cupcake Bingo uses Dragonfish software which is fast and looks good. This site has a spruced-up lobby, instead of just using the standard template, with user controls at the top right and a nice, big space for showing the latest offers. Visiting each section is easy and the space is used well, so you can view various rooms, each with their own artwork, without the page feeling cluttered. You can also see which rooms have hosts.
The bingo game is more like your typical Cassava site, which is a good setup and easy to follow. You have a large chat window and we instantly found a host playing games, with chatters joining in. This site should get busy and exciting as the big games come along.
Safety & Security
Cupcake Bingo is a fully secure site, with an up-to-date certificate and SSL Encryption protecting your online transactions. The site’s fairness is assured by the independent body eCOGRA.
The site is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission, plus there’s a useful responsible gaming section on site to let you take control of your spending. All in all, everything is in order here.
Payments & Withdrawals
Depositing can be done by phone, online or wire transfer. You have a selection of credit and debit cards, or there’s PayPal, PaySafeCard and EntroPay. It’s a pretty good selection which should satisfy most UK players.
Cupcake Bingo has a very easy cashier system which opens in a pop-up. You can withdraw once you hit £30 and this takes around 4-7 days for cards, a bit over average.
You may not immediately see how to find the support section of Cupcake Bingo, but there is a floating link on the right and if you enter My Account you’ll see your options there. This site welcomes phone, email and live chat which puts it ahead of many Cassava sites.
The live chat is very useful and you also have FAQs on the sidebar. The only downside is that phone support ends at 1am, but at least live chat takes the slack.
Bonuses & Promotions
Cupcake Bingo has unique artwork for all their promotions, showing cupcakes, chocolates and other treats. The page really looks great and fits the rest of the site perfectly. Better still, there are some original bingo offers here along with many updated for 2017. Claim up to £500 in monthly cashback, or play penny bingo with £250 jackpots. You can join in with Linked and Loaded daily bingo and there are Facebook offers, deposit bonuses and random wins all over the place!
The welcome bonus is pretty tasty here too, offering 400% on your first deposit, up to £100. This has a low wagering requirement of only 2x! You also get a spin on the Cupcake Wheel which can net you up to £2,500, so this is very attractive indeed.
Cupcake Bingo does not have any apps, but pop onto the Mobile section and you can find out what’s on offer. They have a selection of 40 games for mobile users, which you can access by visiting the site on your phone or tablet browser.
The mobile site matches the main site well and uses swipes and taps to get you around fast. The bingo game uses the screen space well, with sliding trays for some controls and chat.
Variety & Originality
Cupcake Bingo offers 12 main bingo rooms, counting a few link games and some locked to VIPs. This is a mixture of 90 ball, 5-line and 75 ball, so while some more variety would be nice, these rooms do all stand out from each other. Use of artwork and mixed price points gives the rooms an interesting feel. The site has six separate cheap bingo rooms with guaranteed jackpots, opening at various times of day, plus another eight general jackpot rooms for different days of the week! There are six free bingo rooms here but note that most of them are for VIP spenders.
The slots here are also strong, well over 100 games, including Starburst and movie tie-ins like Titanic with fantastic art quality.
Loyalty & Rewards
Cupcake Bingo offers reward points in the form of Cupcake Coins, which you earn as you play and can later redeem for credit. In terms of a VIP scheme, they simply invite you after you’ve deposited £500 in total.
Becoming a VIP unlocks perks like extra rooms. For example, the VIP Fun Fair room is open every Tuesday from 8-10pm and you can expect Roller Coaster Jackpots, Special Chat Games, Prizes, Bonuses and more.