Fabulous Bingo Review
The popular celebrity and fashion magazine Fabulous started it's days as a News of The World supplement. Once the newspaper was shut down following the phone bugging scandal, Fabulous was retained as part of The Sun's set up! These journalistic changes also meant the end of News Of The World Bingo and the arrival of Fabulous Bingo. Initially launched as part of the Gamesys, this sister site to The Sun Bingo, is now resident on the Virtue Fusion platform. This means players can enjoy top slots as well as a variety of bingo games such as Rainbow Riches, Deal Or No Deal, Cash Cubes and Mystic Meg.
Introducing Fabulous Bingo
Initially we felt that the move from Gamesys to Virtue Fusion didn't do either brand any good. Both had flourished in the Jackpotjoy group and it was a massive surprise to see them leave. Following the move we felt that Fabulous was left in limbo whilst work went into improving Sun Bingo. Thankfully Fabulous has started to try and return to former glories. The main colours are pink, blue and white. The welcome offer for newbies dominates the landing page whilst the bingo schedule is highlighted below. These are joined by a mixture of slots and current player promotions. No app is required to play at Fabulous but the site works equally well on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Fabulous Bingo Offer
New players are welcomed to Fabulous Bingo with a 200% first deposit bonus. Register, login and deposit £10 to immediately receive 30 spins on either Age Of The Gods or Red Wizard & Blue Wizard. Go on to wager the £10 and you will also receive a £20 bingo bonus. Wagering terms and conditions apply. Any wins from the spins can only be spent on Age Of The Gods plus they will also incur a x30 term. The bingo bonus has a x3 wagering term. Full details of these offers can be found under the promotions page on Fabulous Bingo. If you like no deposit bingo then Fabulous do have a newbie room. This room is open for the first seven days after registration. There are four hours of free bingo games daily (midday - 2pm and 6pm - 8pm) and up to £1500 is paid out each week. Note that to access the room you will need to register and have your ID verified.
Fabulous Bingo Rooms
When Fabulous was on the Gamesys platform it only had four bingo rooms - including Rome, Paris, Milan and Barcelona. On Virtue Fusion it boasts quite a few more including Mystic Meg Rainbow Riches, Deal Or No Deal and Cash Cubes. You'll also find Session Bingo and BingoLinx jackpots as well as BOGOFs and bargain bingo games. The bargain bingo occurs in the Paris room and you'll find plenty of games with tickets costing 1p, 2p or 5p. The most recent addition to the roster is Housey which is a 52 ball playing card version of the popular numbers game. As far as we're aware none of the rooms are exclusive but they are shared with The Sun Bingo.
Fabulous Bingo Slots
Fabulous Bingo used to be more about the bingo than slots, but the latter now features a lot more. Among the slots you can play are Anchorman, Beat The Bobbies, Buffalo Rising, Cleopatra, Clover Rollover, Fluffy Favourites, Monopoly On The Money, Mystic Meg, Ted and Wheel Of Fortune. There's also a selection of progressive slots and Megaways titles too. A new casino section featuring live versions of blackjack, roulette and game shows are now available. Featured titles include Deal Or No Deal The Big Draw, The Money Drop, Buffalo Blitz Live and Adventures Beyond Wonderland
Fabulous Bingo Promotions
We used to see quite a few exclusive Fabulous Bingo promotions - some tied into fashion features that were in the magazine. Big prizes have included trips to New York, concert breaks and the bingo favourite car - the Fiat 500! These kind of promos have pretty much ended which is a shame. Instead the promotions tend to be jackpot related and or free bingo sessions. For example at time of writing all players could enjoy £1000 of daily free bingo games - with no deposit needed. Most promotions on Fabulous are shared with Sun Bingo or with other brands on the Virtue Fusion platform. Occasionally a slots promo may be shared with The Sun Vegas.
Back on the Gamesys platform we always rated Fabulous as a better option than The Sun Bingo. We always felt it had the better promotions and we loved the magazine tie-in. After moving to Virtue Fusion it's safe to say that Fabulous was left a long way behind it's sister site. The Sun Bingo had more regular promotions and more options. Today Fabulous is simply a clone of The Sun Bingo and therefore offers players little or nothing exclusive. Perhaps it's biggest advantage is that it has all the trimmings of Sun Bingo - free games, welcome offer, player promos etc - but doesn't necessarily have the stigma that's attached to the brand. Overall though this is a brand who's best days are currently behind it.