It was June 2015 that Cupcake Bingo offered up their goods for a taste test to players. At launch, this brand went all out with the theme but it was all a bit sickly sweet; just looking at the home page might have made you gain a few pounds – and not from winning at bingo!
Spring 2020 saw the site get a lick of virtual paint, and when comparing with previous designs, the update was an improvement and now everything is slicker and far more stylish.
There is still a selection of sweet treats adorning the home page, and this is on more than the aesthetics. Free bingo, a sweetener of a welcome bonus, big money jackpots, and a menu jam-packed with slots make it a site you will want to get your teeth into.
Silverspin are the owners of Cupcake Bingo and they have quite a history in online gaming. This site isn’t their first and wasn’t their last either. This in itself means they have their finger on the pulse of what bingo players expect from their online gambling experience.
|Welcome Offer||Deposit £10 and receive a 200% bingo bonus + 30 free spins|
|Minimum Deposit Amount||£10|
|Best Deposit Methods||Debit Cards, PayPal, By Phone, Apple Pay|
Before you make your first deposit with this site, you are granted three days’ access to a room called The Biggie. In this room, there are 90 ball games with prize pots of up to £50 with 1TG and 2TG prizes. Our first game was for £0.10 for the one line, two lines for £0.20, and the full house for £0.30. We had two tickets with 2TG and we were awarded 5 loyalty points.
With a first minimum deposit of £10 at Cupcake Bingo, your account will be credited with an additional 200% bingo bonus and 30 free spins on a slot game of the sites choosing. At the time of the review (April 2021), these were given on the Fluffy Favourites slot. Details of the game that the free spins are given on are listed in the terms and conditions of the offer.
The maximum bingo bonus that will be awarded is £30 and the slot spins that are given are fixed at 30 regardless of the amount that you deposit on your initial transaction.
There are wagering requirements on all bonuses and free spins awarded by Cupcake Bingo as part of the new player welcome bonus. Any bingo bonus carries wagering requirements of 4x.
You have 3 days to use all of your free spins or they will be removed from your account. When they have been used, the points that you have accumulated on the spins will be exchanged for games bonus funds at a rate of 100 for £1. Winnings are capped at £4.50 on the free spins.
Wagering requirements on the games bonus are 85x your winning amount.
Deposits and Withdrawals
For funding your account, or withdrawals of winnings, there are a number of different options available at Cupcake Bingo. These are the same as at any site using the Dragonfish software and most options are available to UK players.
You can fund your account using any of the following methods unless indicated otherwise:
- By telephone: 0808 238 0074 (UK only) or +44 203 478 2666
- Debit cards
- PayPal – UK only
- Apple Pay – UK only and from an Apple device only
For deposits, the minimum value is £10. The minimum withdrawal amount is lower which is set at just £5.
There’s no accessible promotions page on the home page, and once you have logged in and hit the main lobby, there aren’t any special offers listed under the My Offers section either.
Cupcake Bingo is home to the usual specials that you expect to find at a bingo site like free games and guaranteed jackpots but there are no standout unique deals listed (at least not when we prepared our review in April 2021).
The site is home to the Self-Made Millionaire jackpot game that plays on the third Saturday of every month. To date, we are unaware of anyone ever winning the top prize on the game, but there is a minimum jackpot of £1,000 guaranteed!
Cupcake Bingo bonus codes are not a regular feature amongst the promotions at the site, and they are not required to claim the welcome bonus for new players.
However, whilst we could not locate any bonus codes for the brand in amongst their pages, it may be that they send you a code or two if you have registered to receive emails, SMS, or post from them.
Cupcake Bingo offers a decent balance of both bingo and slots to their players. First up is the bingo. Playing at this site, you have the opportunity to play live games and also pre-buy tickets for any of the big money jackpots that they have to offer. As for bingo variants, there are four different types available and all are those that you will have come to expect from the Dragonfish if your a regular online player.
You can access several different rooms offering 90 ball games, 75 ball in the two most popular variations (75/24 pattern and 75/25 multi-line), and 52-5 version of the game. In terms of jackpots; there are progressives in some rooms and guaranteed in others. These complement the static live games whose prize pots are determined by the number of tickets sold.
As well as the free bingo room available to non-depositing players, there are a few others that become accessible after a deposit.
For the slots lover, there’s quite the catalogue of slots to choose from as well despite being a bingo site. You will find titles from several of the most popular software developers including, but not limited to, NextGen, BluePrint, Pariplay, WMS, Pragmatic Play, Big Time Gaming, Thunderkick, Barcrest, NetEnt, and Eyecon. From the popular slots like Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, and Fluffy Favourites to all the latest additions – they can all be found here.
Deposits and Withdrawals
From the bingo lobby, you are able to access a dedicated Help room. In this room is the customer support team and they may be able to answer queries that you may have about the bingo, slots, or your account with Cupcake Bingo.
In addition to this option, you can use either of the following methods to contact support at the site:
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone Number: 0808 238 0074 (UK only) or +44 203 478 266 (outside UK only)
There is also a section under the Useful Links option from the menu next to your username that offers ‘How To Play’ tutorials.
Silverspin is the name behind Cupcake Bingo, however, the website operates on the Dragonfish platform, which is shared with the similar websites below:
Whilst you might have expected to see this brand being the sponsors of the Great British Bake Off, we haven’t yet seen Cupcake Bingo take to our television screens to attract players to their site.
That’s not to say that they won’t opt to use this advertising medium in the future, and if they do, it is here that you will find the lowdown on the TV adverts from this brand.
We found quite a lot to get our teeth into at Cupcake Bingo; from the free games before deposit to the big money jackpots and great choice of slots and bingo. However, the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the promotions, and sadly, they feel pretty flat in this department. The ‘My Offers’ section offered little to whet our appetite further and for this reason, it’s just a 3.5-star rating from us for this sweet little bingo site.