The site launched in 2011, and like the fashion world itself has since undergone quite a few makeovers. The most recent came in January 2017, which brought higher definition graphics, and a much more elegant and defined look. The site now feels super chic and classy, perfect for any bingo fashionista’s out there.
In 2016, the site migrated over to the popular Playtech network. This brought a much bigger variety of games, including branded rooms such as Cash Cubes and Deal or No Deal, and updates to all the existing rooms exclusive to Fabulous Bingo.
Let’s get a detailed overview of Fabulous Bingo and see if it’s really fabulous!
Safety and Trustworthiness
Scroll to the bottom of the Fabulous Bingo homepage and you’ll find a selection of logos, links and certificates that prove this site is not only legitimate, but out to ensure you have a safe time online.
The most important marks of authenticity are from the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. Without these seals of approval, Fabulous Bingo would not only be flagged as illegal in regulated markets, but marked by us as a place to avoid.
Alongside these hallmarks of quality, the site is connected to two of the biggest brands in the UK. From the online gambling industry, Playtech provides the technical backbone as well as another layer of credibility. From the media world, The Sun newspaper (News International) is the company behind the site. Although The Sun has a self-branded platform (Sun Bingo), Fabulous Bingo is its sister site, which means you’ll be part of a buzzing bingo network as well as playing under the banner of a well-established brand.
Finally, links to GamCare, Online Dispute Resolution (overseen by the European Commission) and The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) mean that this site ticks all the important boxes when it comes to bingo safety and security.
While there isn’t any independent RTP (Return-to-Player) testing conducted directly on behalf of Fabulous, all Playtech slots are audited independently, with theoretical payout information available in the help section for each game.
Fabulous Bingo Games
The range of bingo on offer is really great and all games come in variants of 75, 80 and 90-ball bingo. Many of the bingo rooms are themed around certain fashion capitals like Paris, Barcelona, Rome, and each offers different promotions throughout the week.
Since joining the Playtech network in 2016, the bingo on offer at Fabulous became much more varied, and its all great quality. There is a wide choice of 75, 80 and 90-ball games across lots of really fun themed rooms. Many of the bingo rooms are themed around certain fashion capitals of the world like London, Paris and New York, and each room offers it’s own unique promotions throughout the week. Players will also find big branded rooms like Rainbow Riches and Bouncy Balls and these all offer massive jackpots and prizes as well as something a bit different.
It’s a ‘fabulous’ place to play online for those that miss daubing in real bingo halls too, because this site has really embraced what bingo is supposed to be. They even have linked rooms in the same way you might get a linked game in a bingo hall, meaning bigger prizes available at the same ticket price.
The Newbie Room is a great place to enjoy free bingo and settle into the site after joining, and the free bingo continues daily thereafter so long as you have deposited in the last 30 days. Sticking with the theme of getting things on the cheap, session bingo is available at Fabulous Bingo where you can play games for a solid hour at a discounted price.
To close this section, we absolutely have to mention the exclusive rooms here, such as Mystic Meg Bingo (remember her?) and Winning Headlines Bingo, both with 5 figure jackpots and obvious links back to the tabloid newspaper.
Bonuses and Promotions
In terms of bonuses, Fabulous Bingo offers a varied selection, but none stand out as particularly impressive. This isn’t to say they aren’t lucrative or worth grabbing, it just means they aren’t any different to the ones you’d see elsewhere in the online bingo industry.
For example, the welcome bonus is based on the standard “bet XX and play with XX”. In this instance, when you deposit and play with £10, you’ll get £30 in free bingo credits and £10 in all games credits.
These types of bonuses have their positives and negatives. The negative is that you receive less than you would if it was a multiplier-based offer e.g. “receive a 100% multiplier up to £100”. On the flipside, the money is credited to your account once you’ve spent £10, which means requirements don’t stop you from withdrawing your main account balance.
Now, you will have to wager 3x the bonus amount, but given that you’ll have played for free and that this is a comparatively low playthrough, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue. In fact, even the 30x wagering requirement on your £10 “all games” bonus is fairly lenient.
Just beware that “all games” tag, since it doesn’t apply to any of the games under the Games tab. You can find that out in the terms and conditions, but perhaps a more accurate (or honest) name for the bonus would be helpful.
Beyond the initial welcome reward, Fabulous Bingo attempts to give you the best of both worlds by offering two additional deposit bonuses: a 50% match up to £30, then a 50% match up to £50. This time your bonus will be subject to a 3x wagering requirement and you’ll have seven days to meet the minimum limit. Finally, depending on the day of the week or your status on the site, you can take part in “Newbie” games, BOGOF deals, and enhanced jackpot games throughout the month.
Overall, Fabulous Bingo’s bonuses are in line with what we’d expect from an established operator. While they might not blow you away in terms of size or innovation, there are plenty of options regardless of the stakes you play for.
Please check the full T&Cs for the Fabulous Bingo bonuses.
Fabulous Bingo on Mobile
You have a real choice here if you play on mobile. If you have an iPhone you can download their app from the App Store, if you have an Android device you can download the app from the Fabulous Bingo website (not from Google Play), but you need to adjust your settings so that you can download and install apps that are not from Google Play. This is all well detailed on their website.
However if you don’t want the hassle of all that you can simply go to the Fabulous Bingo website, register or log in, and play! You can play without using any apps or complications so it is probably the easiest way to do so.
As well as the customer support agents who are on hand most of the day and night, the Help section is pretty useful if you think you might be able to find the answer to your question yourself. It’s not the most in depth FAQ out there but it covers the basics like deposit methods and question about verification.
The team at Fabulous Bingo can be reached via the following options:
- Live Chat: Found on the site – Open 7 days, 8am to 1am
- Toll Free Telephone: 0800 458 4963 – Open 7 days, 8am to 1am
- Email: Form found on the help section of the site
Final Takeaway on Fabulous Bingo
Fabulous Bingo is a chic site with a great variety of bingo and slots. As the site is so newly renovated it has a really modern feel with all the top games and branded rooms, and the stylish interface does the job perfectly.
The promotions are many and ever changing so there’s always something new and exciting up for grabs, and if the being able to play casino games at a dedicated bingo site sounds good to you then you should definitely take a look.
The exclusive games and rooms give Fabulous the individual touch too, and in an industry where so many sites seem the same this is very welcome indeed.