Wayne's Foxy Bingo Review

When I first started working in online bingo over a decade ago, I told my friends and family and almost every single one of them said to me, "Oh, you work for Foxy Bingo?". I didn't of course, but the name was so synonymous with online bingo, even people who had never played knew the name. This was thanks in part to a huge TV advertising campaign that lasted for years (and various dance numbers).

The site has had its ups and downs over the years due to several changes in ownership, but it seems to be enjoying a real renaissance under it's latest owners, GVC. This is the company who own Gala Bingo among others, so they really know how to manage a big bingo brand.

It used to run on Dragonfish software but now it uses GVC's own software, Electraworks, which is based on the original Cozy Games bingo platform which the company bought in 2017. Since then the bingo games have been massively improved, even introducing some exclusive new variants not found anywhere else.

Foxy is now genuinely one of the nicest looking bingo sites around, with enough going on to keep most players coming back for me. I highly recommend it as one of my best bingo sites of 2020.

Bingo Rooms

There are usually over a dozen bingo rooms to choose from at Foxy Bingo, the majority of them being standard 90 ball games. There are a couple of 75 ball rooms, a 30 ball room and a couple of interesting 90 ball variants in the form of Cash Out Bingo and Friends Bingo (themed on the hit TV show, Friends).

Perks & Promotions

I have to admit that Foxy Bingo are one of the best sites when it comes to varied and interesting promotions. There is always something going on each and every month to keep you interested, from regular promos that run for months to more seasonal events tied in with specific times of year, Halloween, Christmas, etc.

Be sure to head to the promotions page as one of the very first things you do, so that you can read up on what events are taking place this month.

You may also want to have a look at the 'Foxy's Perks' page, as this too offers more promotions but in the form of cashback, free bingo and other exclusive events. I explain a little more about these Perks further in this review.

"Foxy is one of the nicest looking sites around, with enough going on to keep players coming back for more. I highly recommend it as one of the best sites of 2020"

How to join Foxy Bingo

To join Foxy Bingo simply click on the orange 'Join Now' or 'Register' buttons that should be prominent when you arrive on the site. There is always one at the top right hand corner.

Next you'll see a 3-step sign-up form which will ask for your personal info such as name, date of birth, address, etc. Once you've completed this, an automated check will confirm if your details are correct. If for any reason your details do not check out, they may ask for some additional ID, such as a photo of your driver's license or passport. If this happens don't worry, it is all completely normal and just something enforced on bingo sites by the UK Gambling Commission.

Foxy Bingo Login

The login button can be found in the top right corner of the site. Tap to open up the login form, which can be either username or email, along with your password.

How to find the bingo games

When you login it may not be immediately obvious where the bingo rooms are. This is because the homepage often shows rows and rows of different slot games, with no bingo games at all in sight.

To find the bingo rooms simply click on 'Bingo Rooms' in the navigation along the top of your screen. If you're on mobile you may need to tap on the mobile menu icon in the far left, next to the Foxy logo, in order to access the navigation. Once there you can see all the different bingo rooms laid out with the game starting soonest in the top left.

There are also links in the navigation for Slingo and Slots if you fancy playing any of these.

How to make a deposit at Foxy Bingo

You'll see there is a prominent 'Deposit' button in the top right of the website. Click this and then choose from the following deposit methods:

  • Debit Card
  • Trustly
  • PayPal
  • Skrill & Skrill 1-Tap
  • Paysafecard
  • MuchBetter

There is also an option called 'promocode' which I believe is used when you may win a promotion or competition.

Click the option you want and then follow the on-screen instructions. If you live in the UK and you see a box that says 'Transaction Currency' with GBP (1GBP = 1GBP) in it, just ignore it. This is used for anyone wishing to deposit from overseas and want to see the exchange rate.

The minimum deposit amounts depend on which option you choose. Most allow a minimum deposit of £5, but some such as PayPal have a minimum value of £10.

How to make a withdrawal

To withdraw at Foxy Bingo there isn't a big button as obvious as there was to deposit, so to find it you need to first click on the little icon in the top right corner of the site that looks like a person. This opens a dropdown menu with different things to choose from. Select 'Cashier'.

Once in the cashier, it will display your available balance and your withdrawable balance. These totals may be different depending on whether or not you have bonus money in your account which has not been wagered yet. If you wish to withdraw tap on the text that says 'Withdraw'.

Next simply select the withdrawal method you would like to use to get your money. You can only choose a method that you have made a deposit with in the last 180 days. This is to do with money laundering regulations.

The minimum withdrawal amount is £10 (at least on my method which was PayPal). I assume it will be the same on all methods.

Foxy Perks

One of the long term promos available at Foxy Bingo is known as Foxy Perks. It is essentially a kind of cashback scheme that sees players earning a few pence back for every pound they spend, but they also bundle it together with various other 'perks' such as access to new games and free bingo.

The important thing to know is that this scheme is 'opt-in' which means if you want to take part, you've got to visiy the Foxy Perks page on their website and click the opt-in button. If you don't do this, you don't earn any cashback or other treats. Simple as.

Once you've opted in, simply play bingo or slots as normal and you'll start to accrue cashback depending on what games you play

  • Slots = 0.1% cashback
  • Bingo = 0.3% cashback
  • Blackjack = 0.04% cashback
  • Jackpot slots = 0.12% cashback
  • Instant wins = 0.09% cashback
  • Roulette = 0.03% cashback
  • Other games = 0.04% cashback

There are a whole bunch of terms and conditions attached to all of this, including some games that don't contribute to cashback at all, so make sure you visit the Foxy Perks page to read all about it before you opt-in. The perks page can be found in the main navigation at the top of the site. If you're on mobile, just click the menu button in the top left (it looks like 3 little lines) next to the Foxy logo.

As always, please refer to the Foxy website for the full T&Cs on this and other promotions.

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Free Bingo at Foxy

Foxy Bingo has regular free bingo promotions that you can take advantage of, starting with their Foxy Cubs room for new depositing players.

Basically when you register and make your first deposit, you can get access to the Foxy Cubs room which plays free bingo games every 6 minutes from 10.00am - midnight. The games play for £1, £2 or £5 prize pots and in total there is £2,500 in free bingo prizes to be won across those 7 days.

Make sure you go to the promotions page to read more about this promotion as there are various T&Cs, such as you get access to the room the Monday after you register and deposit. So if you joined on a Tuesday you wouldn't get access to this room until the following Monday.

There are three other rooms that play for free bingo: Foxy's Treats, Foxy's Fabulous and Freebie Bingo Week, but access to these is invite only.

Invite only rooms

Sometimes when you try to join a bingo room (usually the free bingo rooms) you may see a notification at the top of your screen that says, "Sorry pal, this room is invite only. Why not try one of me other bingo rooms?"

Unfortunately it doesn't bother to tell you how to get an invite, so you can be left wondering how on earth do you get an invite?

The best advice is to check the Promotions page and look to see if you can find any details about that particular room. Sometimes access is linked to whether you've deposited that week, so you may get as a reward access to a free room the following week. Some rooms may be linked to Foxy Perks membership, so I would also say check out the T&Cs there to see what you get and if you've opted in or not.

If you still are none the wiser, go into any bingo room and ask a chat host. They should be able to help you with any little questions like this easily enough.

Does Foxy Bingo have an app?

Yes. Foxy Bingo has an app on both iOS and Android that you can download from the play store. The mobile site works just as fine so you can just signup on your regular device via the web browser you are using now, then later download the app if you want to try it.

I find in general the mobile sites are better than the apps as they always get the latest games first. Apps sometimes have to go through an approval process to make changes and this can take a bit of time.

Who owns Foxy Bingo?

Foxy Bingo has gone through a number of ownership changes over the years. They were first launched in 2005 by Cashcade, who were bought by PartyGaming in 2009. In 2011 PartyGaming merged with Bwin to form Bwin.Party and then eventually in 2015 this company was sold to GVC Holdings who in 2020 rebranded to the name 'Entain'. They are the current owners of Foxy.

Entain are a major PLC that is listed on the London Stock Exchange with their headquarters in the Isle of Man. The company also owns many other well known online bingo brands including:

All of the Entain bingo sites (with the exception of Gala Bingo) operate on their own bingo platform owned by subsiduary company, Electraworks Limited. This is why when you make a deposit you may see Electraworks Limited on your bank statements.

How to contact Foxy Bingo

If you click on the avatar icon in the top right, you can find a 'Help & Contact' page with various options if you need support.

At first it looks just like an FAQ page with no way to contact someone, but if you click any of the options you'll eventually be asked "Do you need any more help from us?" If you press 'Yes' at this point it finally opens a secondary help page with links to live chat, telephone and email. The live chat is a bot, not a real person, but I found if you keep asking it stupid questions it will eventually put you through to a real operator.

It also looks like their telephone support isn't available currently due to the COVID outbreak, but they do instead link to a Facebook messenger account  that is probably one of the best ways to get a quick response.

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