We’ve all seen the adverts and yes, they can be surprisingly annoying. But whether you’re fond of that grinning and glamorously dressed fox or not, it’s hard to argue with the success enjoyed by the Foxy Bingo website. Launched in 2005, Foxy Bingo has grown to the point of having thousands of new players joining each month. Foxy Bingo is owned by Cashcade, the group behind Getminted.com and other successful brands. The site offers bingo along with a small selection of other games.
A good selection of promotions is available to entice you into joining and new offers are rotated in frequently. The main welcome promotion at Foxy Bingo is a 200% bonus on top of your first deposit. Not bad at all. This bonus will be applied to any deposit amount between £10 and £150, so it can go all the way up to £300. After this, every additional deposit will bring on another 50% bonus- it’s the gift that keeps giving. Ts and Cs state that you’ll have to wager twice the amount of your initial deposit along with twice the amount of the bonus money before you can draw out the bonus in cash form.
Other promotions are divided into categories ranging from slots and casino bonuses to weekly specials. These include themed bonuses and free plays; for example, Night Owls provides a late night period of free gaming while Happy Hours is a similar promotion for day time players. Another promotion, Thank Foxy it’s Friday, has variable bonuses such as large jackpots or free play. The promotions on offer are suited to the site and the regular changes keep the games fun.
The website itself is as would be expected from Foxy Bingo. Bright orange, pink and purple is lathered across every free space. The actual content is well laid out and easy to navigate, but the style probably won’t be to everyone’s taste. I count four instances of that fox’s face dotted around the home page (one of which talks to you on arrival) and this might deter those who find him off-putting.
Finding your way to registration isn’t a challenge and once there you’ll find all the usual questions. One small issue is that the site insists on you entering your card details during registration rather than set up a deposit method later. While one can understand the motives behind this, it’s frustrating for those who don’t want to use their card at all.
Once you’re registered and set up you can get straight to playing the game itself. Clicking play now will open a popup window with a complete selection of every gambling resource available to you. Everything from bingo to the casino offerings and pre-purchase options is at your fingertips in one window- very nifty.
While a little straining on the eyes, the lobby is simple and easy to navigate. The usual tabs system separates categories of games and you can manage your banking and account at the top of the interface. Bingo games inform you of when the next game will be through a countdown and a good list is available to choose from.
The in game bingo interface itself isn’t the clearest out there but it’s easy enough to get used to. An announcer and a, somewhat intrusive, clicking clock give warning when a game is about to begin. The announcer continues through the game and is high spirited enough to avoid becoming monotonous. No demos are available for bingo but there are occasional happy hours and free games.
Instant win casino games are available but open a third window- a little bit too much clutter on the desktop. Games offer play for fun or real money modes the moment you open them. The presentation is of decent quality but it’s not as slick as some competitors. These games are really there just to provide some variation alongside the gambling and, in fairness, they do that job well.
There are a fair number of methods open for you to deposit funds. Options include Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Delta, Neteller, Wire Transfer and Playsafecard. An option is available to set deposit limits if you prefer to establish boundaries for your gaming. Currencies accepted include the UK pound, US dollar and the euro. There isn’t much to complain about in this department.
Foxy Bingo offers a strong bingo service with a unique style. The games themselves are well designed and fun to play, navigating the site won’t be a worry. Unfortunately customer service is only available between 10am and 6pm on the phone and this is quite a drawback to an otherwise good service. Compounding the error is a promise to respond to email queries within 48 hours- certainly not a competitive response rate. Otherwise the site does what it sets out to do and provides a fun bingo experience. If you can get over, or simply don’t mind, the furry mascot then Foxy Bingo could be for you.
- Safe: Yes
- 24/7 Support: No
- Demos: Yes
- Download Required: No
- Live Betting: Yes
- Mobile Gambling: No
- Promotions: Yes