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Overview

  • BONUSES & PROMOTIONS
  • GAME VARIETY
  • DEPOSITS & WITHDRAWALS
  • CUSTOMER SUPPORT
  • DESIGN & USABILITY

If you’re a fan of Playtech software and Sun Bingo, you’ll love the Virtue Fusion-powered Fabulous Bingo. Following a makeover in 2017, this sister site of Sun Bingo is now rocking a new look and all of the games you’d come to expect from a leading bingo site. Of course, in among all the usual offerings, you’ll find a few exclusive games that offer a great way to take down a serious win. This combination of classic options and a few unique twists is what makes this site one to watch.

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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.

Deposits & Withdrawals

All Fabulous Bingo deposits and withdrawals are protected by Safecharge Secured software, which means you’ll get your money in a safe, timely fashion every time. Being a £5 minimum deposit bingo site makes it accessible to everyone.

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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.

Game Selection

Fabulous Bingo’s bingo games appear in a pop-up window that’s separate from the main homepage. In some respects this can be useful as it means you can continue browsing the main site while you’re playing your favourite game. However, in other ways it’s quite an old fashioned system and, when you factor in that most people’s browsers now block pop-ups, it is an unnecessary obstacle. It also means you have to jump between the bingo lobby and the main site if you want access to all the slots and table games.

On top of that, there is the confusing site structure that seems to be a matter of fact at every Playtech site that we review.

Let’s start with the Slots tab on the main site. Should be pretty straightforward, and to be fair, it does contain slots. But the confusion begins with the sub-categories. Table Games? Scratch Cards? It makes no sense.

Next to the Slots tab is the Games tab. Table Games and Scratch Cards pop up again, but so does a whole new selection of slots, including all of Playtech’s big progressive slots, like Jackpot Giant and Age of the Gods, which you won’t find under the Jackpot Games tab in the Slots section. Still following?

However, if we leave that aside, the lobby does its job well and, while the pink colour scheme might not appeal to some, finding a game is very straightforward. In terms of bingo offerings, Fabulous has a healthy 13 rooms offering three main bingo game types90-ball, 80-ball and 75-ball. In addition to these formats, you can play “Special” games like Cash Cubes and Rainbow Riches Bingo, where you’ll have 36 or 40 numbers in play as well as progressive jackpots.

However, the most appealing option for us was the exclusive games. Because these games are unique to Fabulous Bingo (and Sun Bingo), it means you’ll have fewer players to play against and, therefore, a better chance of scooping a prize. What’s more, when you play London (£0.10), New York (£0.10) or Paris (£0.02), you’ll have access to progressive bonus jackpots where you can win upwards of £1,000 for less than a pound.

Beyond bingo, this site offers 144 slots (24 exclusive and 31 progressive jackpot) as well as around two-dozen scratchcards and a smattering of table games. In our opinion, the lack of table games is slightly disappointing, but the fact you can play some exclusive slots like The Sun Winning Headlines does help to make up for it.

Overall, the Virtue Fusion software offers a bit more choice than sites based on the Microgaming platform Although if you forced us to pick, we’d take the latter’s slot selection over the former.

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Mobile App

Coming in at a lean 4.4MB, the Fabulous Bingo mobile app for iOS and Android is a great way to access more than 10 bingo rooms50+ slots and a full list of bonuses. Naturally, as is often the case with mobile bingo apps, you’ll get slightly fewer games than you would via your desktop. However, if you accept that this is a standard, Fabulous Bingo’s product is extremely good.

The lobby is made up of individual boxouts that give you all the information you need to assess the quality of game e.g. buy-in, number of players, prizepool, format and time left to join. Buying a game ticket is equally intuitive thanks to the slider option. Finally, the division of the page into two sections – game data and your tickets – makes it easy for you to keep track of the action.

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Support

Fabulous Bingo doesn’t offer a 24/7 helpline, but you can contact the team via email, live chat or free phone between the hours of 8am and 1am (UK) every day of the week.

Support

Fabulous Bingo doesn’t offer a 24/7 helpline, but you can contact the team via email, live chat or free phone between the hours of 8am and 1am (UK) every day of the week.

Review Summary

Fabulous Bingo might not win any awards for innovation or style, but that doesn’t really matter, in our opinion. If you’re looking for a solid online bingo site that follows the industry’s most popular trends, Fabulous Bingo will provide another place for you to ply your trade. Will it make you completely ditch your other platforms? Possibly not, but it will be a fabulous addition to the sites you usually frequent.