It had to happen eventually. We’ve had Candy Shop Bingo, Gossip Bingo, Sugar Bingo and Diva Bingo; all of these are very pink and very female-oriented bingo sites that have launched over the last year. Cupcake Bingo was the next most obvious theme. It’s sugary, colourful and pleasing to the eye. Thankfully, they’ve designed a sweet deal too – £30 Deposit Bonus for all new players and a free cupcake. This site will actually mail an edible cupcake to your doorstep! Is free cake enough reason to play?
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|Licensed in||Gambling Commission UK, Government of Gibraltar|
|Currencies||GBP, USD, EUR, CAD|
|Software Provider(s)||Cassava Enterprises|
|Casino Type||Mobile (smartphones and tablets), desktop|
|Facebook Page||None yet|
|Helpline number||0800 024 6929|
|Help Email||[email protected]|
|Number of Games||6 regular Bingo games, 4 Jackpots, 4 Free games and 50 Slots|
|Bonuses||£10 Free for slot spins, 300% Deposit Match and free Candy Coins|
|Wagering Requirements||Difficult to withdraw (4x for bingo bonuses and 99x for instant games bonus)|
|Deposit Methods||Debit/Credit Cards, Entropay, Ukash, Paypal, paysafecard, Neteller|
|Withdrawal Methods||Debit/ Credit Cards, Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer, Cheque (3-5 days)|
|Pros||Daily promotions programme delightfully named “Non Stop Perks”, frequent Bingo games and huge jackpots|
|Cons||Difficult wagering requirements; must deposit at least £10 to qualify for any bonuses or free games|
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Cupcake Bingo is firing on all engines and has launched the site with more than 20 Bingo Rooms and 50 slot games. There is something for everyone – cheap and cheerful rooms that sell 1p tickets, more aspirational rooms with thousand-pound jackpots and free games for depositing players too. In the slots section, you’ll find popular slot titles like Cleopatra and Starburst; 11 progressive jackpot slots, Roulette and Blackjack too.
The site is clearly in its infancy though, as there aren’t many players in each Bingo room yet. When I logged in during my lunch hour, there were only 30 players. While the social atmosphere would likely get better over the next few months, you’ll still enjoy the huge jackpots on offer.
|Number of Rooms||16 live Bingo rooms at any one time, 4 of which are big jackpot games|
|Game Type||75 and 90 ball Bingo|
|Jackpot Games||Every hour with prizes from £50 to £1000. There is also a special £10,000 jackpot every Friday, where you can win with 1TG and 2TG|
|Free Games||4 Free Bingo Rooms (for depositing players only)|
|Price of Ticket||1p, 5p, 10p, 15p, 50p, £1|
|Average Wait||3 to 5 minutes|
|Social Community||About 20 players in each room at any time; different chat games in each room|
|Functionality||Pre-booking and autodaub available|
You’ll find that gameplay is very smooth on all devices, and this is because Cupcake Bingo runs on the industry’s most savvy bingo software. This is the technology that powers older sites like 888ladies. All games are available directly from your Internet browser, so you don’t have to download an app or additional software to get started.
The site is also licensed by UK’s Gambling Commission, so you can be assured that your money is safe, the games are fair and support systems are in place for all your concerns.
Cupcake Bingo treats you like royalty, but only after you make a real-money deposit of £10. Your benefits as a depositing player include:
- 300% Free Bingo Bonus. If you deposit £10, you’ll play with £40; deposit £20 and play with £80!
- £10 worth of Free Spins for slots and other instant games.
- A Free Cupcake delivered to your address
- Entry into free bingo games
However, you should take note of their relatively strict wagering requirements. You’ll have to wager 4 times the bonus amount for bingo bonuses and a whopping 99x for games bonus. For example, if you received a £30 bonus, you’ll have to play £120 worth of Bingo tickets before you can withdraw any real money from your casino account. It’s slightly restrictive if you’re looking to earn a quick buck, but can be ignored if you’re in it for the fun.
The bonuses do not end after your first deposit. You’ll get 100% deposit bonus on your second deposit and 200% on your third. Once you have padded your accounts, I’d recommend heading straight to the jackpot games! It seems that Cupcake Bingo offers more than £400,000 in jackpots each month.
There’s Super Millionaire Jackpot, Penny Bonanza jackpot and a Bingo X Multiplier £10,000. These jackpots aren’t held very frequently and you’ll be informed of the next jackpot games via the Games Lobby. Be sure to mark your calendars and come back often. You can also purchase tickets for these big-ticket games ahead of time; you’ll win even if you aren’t online during the live draw.
The ticket prices are as favourable as the prizes. The penny bonanza tickets are cheap as chips (a penny each) and prizes go up to £5,000 per player. There are also daily promotions littered all over the site, such as monthly cashback for everyone, free slot spins and free tickets.
However, with plentiful promotions comes complicated terms and conditions. Monday’s Cashback is open to players who have wagered above £20 on that particular Monday; the weekend festivities only last for few hours each day; you have to enter a bonus code “PARTY” for Saturday’s promotion; yada yada… It’s hard to keep up with so many rules, but I strongly recommend that you check those that you’re interested in.
Candy Shop Bingo accepts payment via debit and credit card (Maestro, Visa or Mastercard), as well as Neteller, Ukash, Paypal, Entropay, wire transfer and paysafecard. The minimum deposit is only £5. However, you would not be eligible for any bonuses unless you deposited above £10.
Cupcake Bingo has a reliable withdrawal process in place too. First, you’ll make a withdrawal request at the cashier. This can be done via mobile or on the desktop game. The site will then issue payment using the payment method by which you placed your deposit. After about five days, the money will appear in your bank account.
I was slightly turned off by their withdrawals terms and conditions though. Players must deposit a minimum of £30 before their first withdrawal, and the minimum withdrawal is £20. Besides, you are required to fulfil some tricky wagering requirements too – 4x for Bingo and 99x for slots.
Login daily and spin the wheel!
When you first log on to the site, you’ll be welcomed with a giant pop-up wheel with desirable numbers on them. This Spin the Wheel game forms part of their Welcome Offer. I forsee that this feature will only be around for a couple of months, so don’t wait too long before signing up. You don’t want to miss out on the prize money. As you can see from the picture below, players can win up to £2,500 in bonus cash. That’s a lot of money to play with!
I am impressed by the vast number of games to play, even more so by their busy promotions calendar. The site is immediately rewarding, but you’ll find trouble withdrawing your money later on. However, that’s the case at most online bingo sites nowadays. Cupcake Bingo offers a quick thrill and some lively chatter, which I suppose are enough to sweeten your days.
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Last updated by: Victoria, 20 June 2015