We’ve seen our fair share of humorous online bingo sites over the years, but Cassava Enterprises has really taken the biscuit with Hunky Bingo. It’s aimed at anyone who appreciates a bit of male eye candy, and its mascot – Samantha – is as keen for you to play her bingo and slot games as she is for you to check out her latest hunks of the week in the lobby. Bulging biceps aside, Hunky has plenty of offers and saucy treats to entertain you with such as “a bulging bonus package worth £45”, weekly £1m jackpot games, and four free bingo rooms.
So, stick with us as we see what lies beneath the chiseled exterior of Hunky Bingo to find out if it’s really as good as it looks.
Update (19/07/2017) - Hunky Bingo recently relaunched on Dragonfish's new Real Money Network, meaning the site now hosts zero wagering bonuses. There's also an enchanced welcome offer - deposit £10 at the site, and you'll receive £70 in free bingo tickets and 10 free spins. And, as said previously, all winnings from these bonuses are paid directly into your real money account. A significant update like this means Hunky Bingo returns to our new bingo sites page.
At first, the theme of Hunky Bingo seems very tongue-in-cheek, as the homepage features cheesy and comical cartoon images of blokes flexing their pecs next to the welcome offer and the friend referral scheme. However, once you take a closer look around, you’ll begin to notice several sexual innuendos (e.g., newbie are known as virgins), and Samantha’s “Eye Candy” section of the lobby features multiple photos of half-naked male models that you can’t avoid even if you wanted to. Overall, however, it’s all a bit of harmless fun and it certainly makes your initial visit to Hunky Bingo a memorable one.
The site performs like a well-oiled (lean) machine; so, finding your way around is extremely easy, and you can start playing, sign-up, or view your account details with a single click.
Whatever you need, Hunky Bingo has got you covered. So, if you want a question answered or you run into technical difficulties, simply visit the Instant Help room, email the support team, or telephone the 0800 number listed on the Contact page. Support is available 24/7, 7 days a week.
If you’re new to Hunky Bingo and you make your first deposit of £10, you’ll get a total of £80 to play with thanks to the “bicep bulging bonus” offer. It consists of a £40 bingo bonus, a £10 games bonus, plus bingo cards worth £20. You must fulfil the following wagering requirements before you can withdraw any winnings: 4x bingo, 35x games.
The promotions are the usual LBN offers and special games like The Big £10k and Sure Win, but the operator has made the effort to apply its branding to as many of these as possible. You can invite your friends to come and play at Hunky via the friend referral page, and you’ll get a £10 bonus for every mate who goes on to make a deposit.
Hunky Bingo is powered by Dragonfish – a well-known international provider of online bingo software which runs well-known sites like Foxy Bingo and Costa Bingo. The website and the lobby both use the standard Dragonfish layout, which allow you to browse the different game types in detail, pre-purchase tickets, and look at the latest promotions.
Hunky is a busy site with enthusiastic roomies and chat moderators. It hosts 90-ball, 75-ball, and High 5 games which you can play for as little as 1p per card. Although there are no unique promotions, the loyalty programme, friend referral scheme, and welcome offers feature a male pin-up theme, and there are plenty of big-money games to take part in such as The Big £10k, Sure Win, Grab a Grand, and Friday Million.
The desktop site makes no mention of playing via mobile devices, and there’s no dedicated mobile app for iOS or Android devices. However, Hunky does have a mobile site which you can play at using the majority of modern tablets and smartphones via the web browser. It’s a shame this isn’t promoted as the mobile site is actually very good, and it allows you to play in all the standard bingo rooms, take part in promotions, and enjoy a strong selection of slots and instant games.
Hunky is very open about player protection, and features links to pages such as terms and conditions, fair play, privacy, and responsible gaming in the site’s footer. It has the approval of both the Great Britain Gambling Commission and eCOGRA, and uses SSL Protocol to provide privacy and security between your computer/mobile and Hunky’s servers.
There are plenty of bingo rooms to choose from, including 90-ball, 75-ball, and 5-line (Swedish style) rooms. There are also six free rooms which feature jackpots of £1 to £150, and eight special jackpot rooms for the big-money games like Sure Win 2 and Grab a Grand. Hunky is also a mecca for online slots and scratch cards fans, and they include progressive jackpot slots like Piggy Payout, Fluffy Too, and White Wizard, as well as NetEnt, WMS, and IGT favourites such as Wolf Run, Starburst, Zeus 1000, and Gonzo’s Quest.
The Cashier allows you to easily transfer money in and out of your account, and enter bonus codes where appropriate. You can use Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Paypal, Entropay, Paysafecard, and Wire Transfer.
You can deposit £5 to £2,000 per day and withdraw £20 to £1,000 per day. Withdrawal requests are processed after 48 hours.
Although Hunky Bingo’s loyalty scheme is effectively the same as many other Cassava sites such as Deep Sea Bingo, the levels have been renamed to fit the hunky theme. Instead of Rookie, Pro, Master, and Champ, you can now become Athletic, Toned, Muscled or a Super-Hunk by earning loyalty points when you make deposits and take part in special promotions. The benefits of the scheme include monthly cashback and free spins, free cards for The Big £10k, and complimentary entry to up to four free jackpot rooms.
If you’ve no objection to staring at bare-chested blokes of both the cartoon and human variety, you’ll probably find Hunky Bingo a fun and friendly place to play. Hunky also offers newbies a beefy welcome bonus and plenty of games to choose from. However, its lack of exclusive promotions, rooms, and games is somewhat disappointing, and if Cassava Enterprises were prepared to include just a few unique features, it would make Hunky a whole lot more date-worthy.