Bingo Fabulous Review

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Bingo Fabulous is one of a growing number of websites offering gamblers the opportunity to take part in community bingo games. However, since this site is powered what I believe to be the best software on the net I jumped at the chance to give this place the once over when I was asked by Online-Casinos.com for a review. What's more, this place is owned by Cassava Enterprises who are the people behind the massive 888.com casino room. As such - I expected to find some good things!

I've found that most online bingo sites tend to operate using no-download software and exactly the same is true of Bingo Fabulous. This means that players are able to participate in games straight from their web browser without having to go through the process of downloading and installing files as is often the case with online casinos or poker rooms. Since this is the case, it's certainly a good thing that the Bingo Fabulous site is good looking, although having said that on some occasions the website appeared not to be rendering correctly, although I think this was down to my computer!

Although I've played at some other sites using this software, Bingo Fabulous was a new one for me and so the first thing I had to do was sign up. However, account creation is simple at Bingo Fabulous with a form being used to capture new player details. Accounts can be created in one of three currencies - UK Pounds, Euros and US Dollars. However, although US Dollars can be used, players from the United States are forbidden to play at Bingo Fabulous due to laws in that currency. As such, Bingo Fabulous is very much aimed at attracting players from the UK and other European countries.

Once logged in to the Bingo Fabulous site, a player is able to perform various actions on their account such as review transactions, redeem loyalty points and update their account details. This control panel is easy to use and makes account administration very easy. Of course, the control panel also allows a player to launch the bingo room itself.

As stated, Bingo Fabulous is a no-download site and on my broadband connection it only took around 20 seconds or so for the software to load. Even on a dial-up connection Bingo Fabulous claim loading time will only be a respectable 2 minutes. The cashier is equally fast-functioning and is where I headed next after having a quick review of the different games available (more of which later).

Bingo Fabulous financial processing is carried out by Aqua Pay, a trusted name in the online cash handling world. A variety of deposit options are available and I used my credit card to purchase £50 of credits (I set up an account in this currency) without any problem. Other popular deposit methods such as NeTeller and FirePay should also make depositing simple. I was particularly impressed with the low £5 minimum purchase amount (around $10) and certainly appreciated the 100% match bonus I got on my deposit. In fact, bonuses seem to be a big draw for players with a 50% match being awarded on any subsequent deposit after the first match bonus has been played out.

With my purchase I headed back to the lobby. Bingo Fabulous runs up to 6 different rooms at once offering both 75-ball and 90-ball play. The 75-ball game will be familiar to those having playing in America - basically all players compete for one prize which is awarded to the first player to complete a pre-defined shape. 90-ball games offer players more prizes with participants attempting to firstly win the one line prize, then the two line prize before finally hoping to bag the full house pot. I noticed throughout my play at Bingo Fabulous that some decent pots are available -indeed most games had a minimum offering of around £20 ($40) and big pots were going at almost £50 ($50).

In fact, if it's big prizes that you are after Bingo Fabulous may become your favourite site since the site also offers progressive games. There jackpots are not available all the time, but when in play allow a player the chance to win jackpots worth thousands of dollars if a full house is claimed within a set number of calls. On Wednesdays and Fridays there's even a $1m game to really get a player's heart racing!

To begin my play I firstly entered a 75-ball room. I like 75-ball games as although there is only one prize up for grabs, this generally means that jackpot is higher in value than it would be in a 90-ball room. I happened to enter when cards were priced at £1 (around $2), although this is as high as cards go. Card prices change each game and usually alternate between £0.10 ($0.20), £0.25 ($0.50), £0.50 ($1) and the already mentioned £1. The minimum purchase requirement is just one ticket although high rollers will like the fact that up to 24 cards can be purchased per game.

Purchasing cards is easy with players able to use the Bingo Fabulous interface to select how many cards they want. Alternatively the more superstitious player is able to scroll through all available cards to select the specific ones they think appear lucky. A quick confirmation of the purchase is then all that is required to play the game. A countdown shows how long it is until the next game and within a few minutes a player can be right in with the action!

It may seem that tracking up to 24 cards can be hard work and indeed should a player decide to daub numbers themselves it would be a near impossible job. However, thankfully Bingo Fabulous has an auto-daub feature meaning that numbers are automatically marked off as they are called. Speaking of the numbers being called, as well a visual confirmation of each number selected a voiceover also speaks the numbers. This offers players a very lifelike bingo experience and complements the excellent graphics used. A handy countdown function is also built in to the software meaning for each card a player can see exactly how close they are to getting a win.

Of course, the game of bingo is fun and the presentation of a game certainly holds importance when a person is deciding where to play. However, an equally important factor when it comes to bingo is the community feel of a site. Although I'm relatively new to bingo, I've quickly learnt that bingo is as much about interaction with others and making friends as it is about gambling. And therefore I was pleased to see that Bingo Fabulous has a chat room integrated in to each bingo room offered. What's more, each room is moderated by am employee of Bingo Fabulous. These moderators not only encourage conversation (and make sure it stays clean!) but also run chat games. These side games are free to enter for all depositing and playing players and give players the chance to win some bingo bonus bucks. I enjoyed these side games and really felt good with the goof luck encouragement I got from roomies when I got close to a win.

After playing in the 75-ball room (and not having much luck!) I went to play in some of the 90-ball games. As with my 75-ball play, I was impressed with the quality of the software and my belief was reconfirmed that the software used is top of the stack in comparison to other software available. I actually had a bit more luck in this room too with a few one and two line wins keeping my balance afloat.

Sadly my luck wasn't really with me this day, though, and after some more games I found my balance was down to near zero. However, I'd managed to play for a good few hours and the fact I wanted to spend my time here is a testament to the fun that can be had! Of course, cash withdrawals are swiftly processed and although there is a 24-48 hour pending period, once this time is through Aqua Pay return money within usually one business day. There are certainly no complaints for banking at Bingo Fabulous.

Although I had no need to really use customer support during my session I still like to write about this part of a site as it's good to know help is there for players that need it. At Bingo Fabulous players can interact via email (or the email form provided on the site) or can contact customer support on the telephone. However, telephone toll-free numbers are only provided for UK players and although email support is fairly responsive (usually a response within a few hours) I think more instant help should be made available for non-UK players. The in-game chat moderators are able to help with a few queries but nothing above minor query level. Whilst I think the current support offering works well I do also think more could be done to expand the offering in this area.

To conclude, Bingo Fabulous sets a good standard when it comes to online bingo rooms. The software used is great with the sound effects, graphics and integrated chat room really making play entertaining. I love the great bonuses available at this site and of course all banking transactions are handled with the utmost efficiency. The support offering is OK although I do think this is something that could be improved. Nevertheless, in general Bingo Fabulous certainly lives up to its name and I'd definitely suggest that bingo lovers should give this site a spin!

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Game jackpots are often pretty decent in terms of size - here I stand a chance of winning almost £40 (around $80) Decent Jackpots

To make life easy numbers are auto-daubed and cards indicate how close to a win a player is! Auto-Daubed

I like the look of these cards as they are all within 3 numbers of a win! Close to a Win!

As well as the 75-ball games, players can also participate in 90-ball games where 3 prizes are up for grabs each game 90 Ball Games

Bingo Fabulous cash handling is performed by the highly-trustworthy Aqua Pay Fabulous Chat

As well as the main bingo games, players can also participate in chat games which offer players the chance to win bonus money Fabulous Chat

Up to 6 bingo rooms are open at any one time offering both 75 and 90-ball games The Lobby at Bingo Fabulous

Loyalty is rewarded at Bingo Fabulous with players able to easy grow their loyalty bank which can be converted to bonus cash Loyalty Transactions

As well as the main bingo games a wide selection of casino-type games are available for the avid gambler Casino Side Games

Bingo Fabulous Strong Points:
  • Excellent 100% match sign-up bonus and on-going 50% bonus
  • Good banking processes with low minimum deposit requirements and relatively quick withdrawal processing times
  • Good number of both 75 and 90-ball games with a chat module integrated in to each room
  • Generally responsive customer support
  • Owned by a leading online-gambling organisation
Things Bingo Fabulous Could Improve:
  • More toll-free support numbers would be good for non-UK players
  • The progressive jackpot is only available in certain rooms

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