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Charity Bingo, a novel way of fundraising

Charity Bingo, a novel way of fundraising

Charity begins at bingo

The origins of bingo can be traced all the way back to the 1530s and was originally developed from the Italian lottery game “Lo Giuoco del Lotto”. Whilst the history of bingo spans many centuries, the modern game of bingo as we now know it was created in the 20th century by American Edwin S. Lowe who adapted the game to be the recognisable version we love to play today.

The first official charity based bingo game occurred in 1950 when Pastor Charles H. Hagus asked Lowe for help in refurbishing his church, called The Annunciation, in northeast Denver. An instant hit, this unusual method of fundraising proved so popular that it soon became a regular occurrence.

The modern game of bingo is the perfect fit for charity; it is sociable, easy to set up and games can be held just about anywhere, making it an ideal fit for an event. Much like most lotteries, many bingo games nowadays are charity based with a large percentage of profits going to worthy causes, there are still prizes to be won of course but these tend to be token pots with the emphasis very much on participation and the giving aspect of the game.

In home of bingo, the US, events traditionally tend to be held in churches or by the charity themselves, although with the advent of online bingo it was always only a matter of time before charity games and profit sharing became more common. With larger audiences and the ability to hold more games, charity bingo online is starting to be seen as the way forward for charity organisations worldwide.

Thinking of setting up a charity bingo event?

Not everyone can hold a charity bingo event, there are certain rules and regulations that must be met in order to make any event legal. The specifics of these will vary depending on which country you are in, however there are a set of general guidelines which can be applied worldwide:

1. To be classed as a charity bingo event, it should not make a profit and be for fundraising purposes only.

2. Staff running the event should be on a voluntary basis only and not be paid.

3. The proceeds of any charity bingo event should go towards the cause it was meant for.

4. Players who attend the charity bingo should be informed and aware of the cause they are playing for.

5. A charity bingo event cannot be held in conjunction with any political interference.

6. Many countries will have a limit of any jackpot prizes allowed, including the value of these, the number of games held how the prize money is distributed.

7. Being a charity bingo event, the majority of any money raised should go to the cause it was being raised for. The Association of Charity Lotteries suggests no more than 20% of the money raised should be used to cover costs, the 80% that is left should then be split 50/50 to the charity and any prize money – “ideally, the operational costs of the lottery do not exceed 20% of turnover, with the remaining 80% equally divided between donations to charities (40%) and prize money (40%)”.

Reasons to attend a charity bingo event

Thinking of attending a charity bingo event? Never been before or still on the fence about whether to go? Well, like any event there are positives and negatives which can help make your mind up.

Positives:
1. Participating in a charity bingo event gives a great sense of self-worth, not only are you having fun with a chance of winning a prize, you are also contributing towards a worthy cause, a win-win situation.

2. Whether you win or lose, the ultimate winner is the charity you are playing for. Sure, you may lose a few pennies playing but in the end everyone is a winner as you have contributed to the charity in question anyway whilst having fun.

3. In some countries gambling is prohibited, unless it is classed as a not for profit game, which technically charity bingo is, and is a way of gambling legally.

Negatives:
1. Hoping to win big? Not likely to happen at a charity bingo event, the idea is to raise money not to make people rich, events are more about taking part and awareness with limited prize funds.

2. Where there are charities there are thieves. Not every organisation is reputable so make sure you know about the charity you contributing to and whether they are legitimate before you end out lining the pockets of someone less charitable than yourself with your generosity.

Playing for charity online

Although charity bingo events have been held since the 1950s, online bingo has been relatively slow in catching onto the idea of donating a portion of their profits to worthy causes.

One such site that has taken this on board is Charity Bingo, an online bingo site we have reviewed which donates a percentage of their profits to a charity of the month. A generous idea which we think other sites should also adopt, not only is Charity Bingo a great online bingo site, but with the knowledge that others less fortunate are also benefiting as you play, means it stands out from a very crowded online market.

Charity Bingo
Charity Bingo is an online bingo site all about making a difference, as the name suggests, by donating a portion of every deposit made to good causes designated as Charity Bingo Heroes. Originally launched towards the end of 2012, the site has subsequently gone through a redesign to the current theme currently in use today…read more

The future of charity bingo

Combining the game of bingo with charitable causes seems like a natural fit; the bingo crowd are a generous, sociable bunch and this gives them even more excuses to dive headlong into their favourite past time whilst helping out those less fortunate than themselves.

With the advent of the internet and the explosion of online bingo sites vying for attention in what is currently a very competitive market, playing for charity was always bound to take hold and you can expect to see more sites adopt this approach in the years to come, which can surely only be a good thing for all those involved, websites, players and charities a like.

What is FunFair? | Beginner’s Guide

What is FunFair? | Beginner’s Guide

By Steven Buchko
This article first appeared at Coincentral.com

What is FunFair?

FunFair is an Ethereum-based platform for online casino gaming. Targeting the $47B online gambling market, FunFair isn’t actually a casino. Instead, the underlying gaming technology is licensed out to casinos and other gambling platforms.
Funfair Blockchain
The FunFair team is attempting to solve some of the biggest problems online casinos face: slow performance, high operating costs, and lack of user trust. Through the use of blockchain technology and Fate Channels, an in-house built version of state channels, the products they license have the potential fix all of them.

How does FunFair work?

As a casino operator, you can license the FunFair technology and launch a casino in just 2-clicks. The platform is flexible and allows you to fully customise the gaming experience for your users.

Want to add a VIP room for your high-rollers? Go ahead. Looking to reward loyal users with bonuses? You can do that too. You can even choose which specific games you want to showcase as well.
Funfair Platform

Removing user friction

More importantly than providing an easy set-up, FunFair removes a lot of the friction involved with acquiring and retaining users. There’s a host of reasons why someone may choose not to use an online gambling platform, blockchain-based or otherwise.

Lengthy Onboarding

Many users are put off by having to download an app that takes up a phone’s limited storage space. On top of that, the arduous sign-up processes involved with gambling to comply with KYC (Know Your Customer) regulations can be a stopping point in user onboarding.

All of FunFair’s games are built in HTML5 and run in a web browser – no need to download a separate app. The company is also planning on utilising Civic identity verification to provide a simple, one-click registration process for users.

Poor Gameplay

Most Ethereum-based gambling platforms are novel concepts but have trouble with user adoption. Relying on miners and network speeds causes games to become unbearably slow whenever there’s any spike in congestion.

The gas fees associated with making bets is also unreasonably high – sometimes up to 50% of the original bet. This will only get worse as the price of Ethereum increases.

To combat these issues, the FunFair team has built and integrated Fate Channels into the platform. Fate Channels are a custom version of state channels, but we’ll get more into this later.

Lack of Trust

When you play at a traditional online casino, you have no way of knowing whether the advertised game odds are truthful. Operating in an industry that’s often in a legal grey area, it’s no surprise that casino trust is low amongst gamblers.

FunFair uses verifiable smart contracts to prove that gameplay is fair and the odds are as advertised.

Fate Channels

The FunFair team has built a customised state channel system called Fate Channels to combat the problems involved with operating on the Ethereum network.

Each gaming session occurs on a Fate Channel. The Fate Channels provide communication between the casino and player enabling gaming sessions, random number generation for the sessions, and smart contract settlements for bets.
Fate Channels

The only interaction with the Ethereum blockchain is at the beginning and end of sessions. Because of this, you only need to pay one gas fee even if you make hundreds of bets while you play.

Besides lower fees, gameplay is also much quicker without Ethereum congestion affecting performance.

To top it all off, FunFair is working to become completely serverless by its fourth version of Fate Channels scheduled for sometime in 2018. A peer-to-peer solution like this greatly reduces the operating costs for casinos using the technology.

FUN tokens

FUN is an ERC-20 token that you use in every part of the FunFair platform. It’s the only token accepted for in-game credits, how game creators in the marketplace are paid, what casinos must pay their licensing with and receive revenues in, and all fees on the platform must be paid in FUN.
ERC-20 Token
A total of 11,000,000,000 FUN tokens were created on June 22, 2017, and no more will be created. With a fixed supply, the token is deflationary and should experience sharp increases in price over time as demand for it increases. Furthermore, the FUN that’s paid as fees will be burned for the first two years which should further drive price upwards.

Casinos can also stake the FUN tokens in their bankrolls to receive additional dividends.

FunFair team & progress

The 30+ person FunFair team is based out of London and is led by Jez San, OBE. San’s entire career has revolved around entrepreneurship and the computer gaming industry. He founded Argonaut Software as a teen and created the first chip to power 3D games like Star Fox and Harry Potter. Rounding out his resume, San also founded the 3D online poker room, PKR, and is an investor in one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, Kraken.

Other members of the team are just as impressive. Jeremy Longley, founder and CTO, co-founded PKR with San and has over 15 years of experience managing development teams. FunFair COO, David Greyling, was previously the International Director of William Hill – a worldwide betting and gaming company.

Funfair Team

The company already has multiple games available that you can test out here. A full launch and complete licensing availability are expected for Q2 2018.

FunFair has a few crypto-based competitors but is far ahead of the competition in terms of market cap and product development. With the popularity and sheer size of the market potential, though, it wouldn’t be surprising to see more and more competitors enter the space.

Decent Bet, Edgeless, and Dao.Casino are some of the blockchain-based casinos. However, by licensing out their technology to casinos, FunFair isn’t in direct competition with these projects. Instead, FunFair faces competition from platform providers in the traditional space such as Kambi, Gig, and EveryMatrix.

Trading

FUN started trading at the end of June 2017 settling in at a price of around $0.011 (the BTC price fluctuating wildly between 0.000004 and 0.00001).

In August 2017, the price rose to ~$0.034 and stayed between there and $0.015 for the following four months. This increase can be accredited to the announcement of three additional games being added to their platform. These additions demonstrated that the development team was making steady progress and consistently hitting milestones.

Starting in December 2017, the token has followed most alt coins in rising sharply at the end of the year while now declining for a good portion of January 2018.

Some events that may trigger a bump in price include the main net launch in Q2 2018 and news of casino partners who will be using the product. Fee token burning and, of course, an overall increase of demand on the platform should also lead to price increases.

Where to buy FUN

FUN is available on several major exchanges including Bittrex and Binance. On these platforms, you can only trade Bitcoin or Ethereum for FunFair. If you don’t currently have either, you should first trade for some using U.S. dollars on Gemini and transfer them over.

A complete list of supported exchanges is available on the FUN token page.

Where to store FUN

As with most other ERC20 tokens, we recommend using MyEtherWallet to store your FUN. And, if you’re looking for more security, you should consider a hardware wallet. Both the Ledger Nano S and Trezor are trusted and secure options for offline wallets.

Exodus is another good online wallet option that’s capable of holding multiple different coins, including FUN.

Conclusion

FunFair is attempting to enter the gigantic online gaming market by providing a solution that’s unique to the blockchain industry. Instead of acting as a casino, the company is licensing out their technology to other casinos which helps to mitigate their liability and risk.

The project already has a working product and plans to launch early this year. With the wealth of experience that the team has in the gaming space, it’s hard to see this project failing. If FunFair can overcome the market domination of current incumbents using traditional technology, blockchain-based casino games could be the new industry paradigm.

Source: CoinCentral.com/FunFair-Beginner-Guide

How to play 75 Ball Bingo

How to play 75 Ball Bingo

The game of 75 Ball Bingo was originally derived from the 90 ball game and nowadays is arguably more popular than its predecessor. First played in the U.S, the game has gained global popularity thanks to the online version, first attracting the attention of the UK market before spreading to the rest of Europe and Australia, although it is still firmly a trans-Atlantic favourite.

The 75 Ball Bingo Card

75 Ball Bingo cards are 5X5 in size and contain 24 numbers, with the centre space always being blank; this is also referred to as the free square. Most bingo cards have the title at the top of each vertical column of 5 squares, spelling out the word ‘bingo.’ The first column with a ‘b’ contains numbers 1 to 15, the second column has the letter ‘i’ and numbers 16 to 30 and so on until the final column with an ‘o’ and numbers 61 and 75. The 24 numbers are randomly generated on purchase and are marked in each of these columns.

75 Ball Bingo Card

Rules of 75 Ball Bingo

There are a couple of different ways 75 Ball Bingo can be played, the most common version of which consists of two rounds. Round one, numbers are randomly drawn and players mark, or dab as it is also known, their cards until a vertical, diagonal or horizontal line is completed with some bingo games also accepting the four corners as well. After a player has claimed a line or corner, the game then progresses to a pattern play (A tip for beginners – lightly mark the pattern beforehand as this will help you to follow the game and keep a tab on what numbers you will need). The patterns act as a guide and can consist of letters, numbers, and shapes, with most shapes being hearts, houses and balls. The first player to mark a line wins a prize as does the first to complete the pattern.

The other way to play 75 Ball Bingo is to skip the line marking round and simply play for a pattern, this makes for a quicker turnover of games albeit with only a single prize and winner per game.

When playing online there is also a simpler third version where the first player to mark off all their numbers wins, also known as a coverall game. Many online bingo sites have also introduced their own unique take on the game with minor variations.

Numbers make Prizes

There are as many ways to win prizes as there are variations 75 Ball Bingo games, with so many online bingo sites offering different takes of the game. This has led to many new ways to win, for example; some games require a player to complete just one line to win, with the jackpot often being lower than a pattern game, albeit easier to win. The idea behind the two round game is to give players a better chance of winning, fail on round one, not to worry, your luck may be in for round two.

Usually, the more complicated patterns have bigger and better jackpots with games that require a coverall often also having the most generous prize fund. Sometimes games are carried over and played across several rounds and bingo cards with the winner being the player who has won the most rounds overall, these are often the biggest jackpots although competition can be fierce and only the luckiest of players will win.

As previously mentioned, online 75 Ball Bingo has seen a rise in many game variations and prizes, including the type of jackpots won, most being cashed based but don’t be surprised if prizes also include holidays or even takeaway meals. The most popular game online is the specific pattern, a popular one being the jackpot diamond which consists of up to sixteen squares with the number twenty next to it. This means that to win, players must complete the pattern within 20 number calls. If they succeed, they not only win the game jackpot and but also the progressive jackpot.

Winning patterns can be completely different and are dependent on the online bingo site you are playing on. For example, an increasing number of sites have adopted the direct jackpot approach with the coverall pattern being the only way to win. The ticking time bomb is also popular with the prize money slowly dropping with each number call which can often lead to a fun, if somewhat tense game. The logic behind this being the quicker a player manages to mark and complete the required pattern, the bigger the prize.

75 Ball Bingo Tips and Strategies

Familiarise yourself with the rules
75 Ball Bingo is generally played with the same universal rules, although there are minor variations depending on which site you are playing. Familiarise yourself with these to avoid making a mistake that may cost you claiming the jackpot.

Be alert for special promotions
Online bingo sites often hold unique special promotions before and whilst games are in play, from buy one get one free bingo tickets (BOGOF) to in game specific bonuses. Keep an eye out for these and claim as many as you can. Promotions can often increase your chances of winning a game, and this is one advantage that online sites have over standard live bingo halls.

Avoid peak hours
Simple, but obvious; the more players there are, the lower your chances of winning. Avoid playing during peak hours to improve your bingo odds, although it is worth noting the prize fund may be reduced as ticket purchase is often used to boost any potential jackpots.

Bingo Odds – A Comprehensive Guide

Bingo Odds – A Comprehensive Guide

Do you often hear the term “bingo odds” and wonder what does it really mean? If this is the case then hopefully this article will help clear up any questions you may have. In our comprehensive guide on “bingo odds” we will cover different aspects of the subject such as what does it mean, the factors which can influence the outcome and more.

What are Bingo Odds?

Every bingo game comes with a chance of winning or losing, this element of chance is referred to as the “bingo odds”. Whether you are playing offline or online, your odds of winning the game are dependent on two factors – luck and probability. Most players are happy to enjoy the game and if they win then great, however, if you are someone who likes to take things a little more seriously and would like to improve your odds of winning, the guide below will explain the different factors that can affect your chances of winning that big money jackpot.

Four factors on which your bingo odds depend

While it is true that the game of bingo largely depends on luck, it is important to know the key factors used so that you can improve your odds and gain an edge over your competitors.

The four primary factors on which your chances of winning or losing a bingo game depend are:

1. Bingo cards
2. Number calls
3. Number of players
4. Games entered

Let’s look at each of them one by one.

Bingo cards – it is always a great idea to have more

Always remember, the more cards you have, the greater you chances of winning the jackpot. This is the most critical part of a bingo game and a tried and tested way to enhance your odds of winning. What do we mean, well, for instance, if you purchase one bingo card and there are eight players in the game, your odds of winning will be 1/8. But if you purchase four bingo cards, your odds of winning will improve and become 1 out of 2, i.e. 50%.

It is always a good idea to choose a online bingo site that allows you to see the total number of bingo cards in a game. This can really help when calculating the odds of potentially winning.

Number calls – odds increase with the decrease in the number of calls

In the case of an online bingo game, the numbers are called out by an automated randomised system. It has been found that the odds of winning the jackpot increase when the number of balls decrease. In other words, the odds of winning on the 17th call is lower than your odds of winning on the 67th call in a 90 ball Bingo game for example. The fewer balls left in the game, the better the odds of winning it.

Number of players – more or less, the situation will be in your favour

By keeping an eye on the number of players in the room, you can calculate your odds of winning or losing the game. However, this can prove to be quite tricky when compared to other factors that affect bingo odds.

Whether there are a lot of players or only a few, both will be of benefit, the more players there are, the more bingo cards will be in play resulting in a bigger jackpot. Conversely, the fewer the number of players, whilst the jackpot will be lower your odds of winning will increase as there is less competition. So, you don’t really need to worry about the number of players in the game as either way, you benefit. In our opinion is it best to compromise and go for the middle ground by finding a room with an average number of players, this way you have reasonable chance of winning a decent jackpot without too much competition. If you are someone who prefers big jackpots, then playing at peak times is the way to forward as the this will help raise the jackpot pool.

Games entered – more games mean more luck

This another very important factor on which your bingo odds depend – the number of games you choose to play. More games mean higher odds of winning. As an example, if you play ten games with an average number of players and jackpot as opposed to three games with more players and a higher jackpot, your bets will divide, and your odds of winning will significantly go up. While big jackpots are often alluring, the smart way to win more money is to play more games with smaller jackpots.

Factors to keep in mind

Now that you know the factors that can influence your odds of winning a bingo game, here is a recap to ensure that you remember them by heart.

To increase your bingo odds:
1. Play with more bingo cards
2. Pick a bingo room or site that allows you to see the total number of cards in play
3. The fewer number of balls in play, means the better the odds of winning
4. Try to play more games with an average number of players and jackpot total
5. Time your gaming sessions and avoid peak times such as weekends where rooms can often be overloaded with players

The final thought

As we previously mentioned, bingo is a game of luck and probability. However, playing it smartly can improve your odds and help you win more jackpots (hopefully). A strategy is important no matter how lucky you think you are. If you bear in mind all the information mentioned above, you will increase your odds of winning the jackpot. Whilst bingo is a lot of fun, if played smartly and with a more strategic approach it is possible to win regularly.

How to play 30 Ball Bingo

How to play 30 Ball Bingo

What is 30 Ball Bingo?

Those of you who casually play online bingo from time to time have probably heard of 90 ball and 75 ball bingo, the most commonly found games and most sites have various themed rooms based around these two versions. There are a few however that also feature 30 ball bingo, a short, quick-fire version of the game, with fewer numbers, thirty hence the name and better odds when it comes to winning the full-house.

Also known as Speed Bingo, this shorter version of bingo allows for a quicker turnover of games and is becoming increasingly popular, particularly online where it is steadily building a loyal fan base both sides of the Atlantic by adding this quickfire extra dimension to the game not normally found in 75 ball bingo, the American favourite or the British favoured 90 ball bingo game.

30 Ball Bingo Rules

Players familiar with 75 or 90 ball bingo will find 30 ball bingo easy to pick up as the rules are very similar to these two games. The main difference that they may notice is that 30 ball bingo is a much quicker game, typically taking a few minutes making a session a quickfire affair with lots of games to participate in.

Whilst both 75 ball and 90 ball bingo is played offline and online, 30 ball bingo is an online only game, specifically aimed at a younger crowd in an attempt to make bingo more appealing to a new generation of players. Of course there is nothing to stop anyone who wishes to play from joining in and seasoned players looking for something new or those looking for a change now and again are more than welcome to join in fun, no matter what age they are.

The basic premise of 30 ball bingo is a simple three step process and shares many similarities to other variations of bingo, numbers are randomly drawn and marked off on a bingo card until a participant has a winning pattern, the first player to achieve this wins.

Step 1 – Purchase a Bingo Ticket

The first step is to purchase a bingo ticket or strip. How players choose this is up to them, some look for lucky numbers on the ticket, others are happy to take a random number selection which has been auto generated, the more strips you purchase the better the chances of winning. Online bingo sites have an option to do either of these with a choice of both an auto generation and select your own numbers available.

Step 2 – Time to get Daubing

Once all players have purchased their strips the game begins. Number between 1 and 30 are selected randomly and if a player has a particular number when drawn they mark this off their bingo ticket or tickets depending how many they bought, this is also known as daubing. Online players can do this themselves or allow the software to automatically mark off the numbers for them.

Step 3- We have a Winner

This process continues until someone has marked off all their numbers, the first to do this is the winner of the game (not forgetting to shout ‘HOUSE’ or ‘BINGO’). Also known as a Full House, this differs slightly from other variations of bingo in that it is the only way to win, making 30 ball bingo an even simpler version of game than the already simple 75 ball and 90 ball bingo.

The 30 Ball Bingo Card

30 Ball Bingo Card

As you can see from the example graphic above, the 30 Ball Bingo card has a simple layout containing fewer numbers than either the 75 or 90 ball bingo card.

Consisting of a 3 x 3 grid the card has 3 columns and 3 rows, resulting in total of 9 number spaces. Although no two cards are the same with numbers randomised, column 1 always contains numbers 1 -10, column 2 numbers 11 -20 and column 3 numbers 21 -30.

This makes the game very easy to pick up and play requiring no previous bingo experience, as numbers are called out marking them off, or daubing, is something just about anyone can manage.

Why play 30 Ball Bingo?

1. Fancy a game of online bingo but don’t have long to play? 30 ball bingo is the ideal choice as the quick pace of the game means each game lasts no more than a few minutes and is great way to squeeze in a few games where time is of the essence.

2. More opportunities to win, if you don’t win the round, not to worry, a new game will be starting again in seconds and with such a quick turnover of games there are more opportunities to win that jackpot in a shorter space of time.

3. 30 ball bingo is all about participation right from the get go, fast daubing and constant action, the game certainly doesn’t hang around and the fast pace will keep any player on their toes, it really is fast, frantic bingo.

4. The easiest game of bingo you will ever play, with just thirty numbers to choose from, one way to win and a nine number bingo card, 30 ball bingo could not be any more simple and is a perfect game for those both new to the game and the more experienced player.

30 ball bingo may be seen as the young upstart compared to the original 75 and 90 ball game, but it is rapidly gaining an ever increasing online fanbase. Although it may never replace the more traditional versions of bingo, online 30 ball bingo complements these other versions perfectly offering players a more condensed rapid-fire game better suited to a fast paced world with players short on time or attention span and is a great way of introducing online bingo to those who may not have even considered even giving the game a go before.

Online Bingo Top Tips

Online Bingo Top Tips

At UK Bingo Promotions we would like to think that we know a thing or two about online bingo (please feel free to correct us if we are wrong). Always happy to lend a help in hand, we have already posted articles on topics such as the Pitfalls of Online Bingo and Bingo Strategies for Newbies, so we thought it may be a nice gesture if we passed on some more of our expert gaming knowledge, gathered together and tried and tested with millions of bingo hours logged, a tough job but someone has to do it. Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration but you get the idea, and hopefully some of the following tips will come in handy for next time you decide to play a game or two.

Share your knowledge

If you have any helpful suggestions you think may come in handy then why not submit them below, one of the great aspects of bingo is the community, so don’t be shy and pass that knowledge on.

Check the Promotions Tab

Most online bingo sites have a separate Promotions Tab usually found in the main menu, this is worth checking regularly as some bingo sites have a habit of introducing new bingo promotions without actually telling members about them, this is an easy way to make sure you don’t miss out and to check on any details.

Time your deposits

Yes really, the time of the day you choose to make a deposit can effect how much of a bonus you receive. In our experience making a deposit in the evening, usually between 5pm and 11pm, tends to be the best time with many deposit bonuses such as happy hours and bonus bonuses usually available in the evening gaming sessions.

Check the bingo games schedule

Most online bingo sites have a handy bingo schedule to help members plan their gaming sessions. From this it is possible to map out the games with the best jackpots, which rooms they are in and when they are being held. By timing your gaming and joining a jackpot game when at its peak you will spend less money as most of the growth has already been covered.

The bingo schedule is also useful for planning gaming to a particular budget and players can plan an optimised gaming session to get the most from their funds, we recommend playing the higher ticket games in the evenings, thanks to the bigger jackpots and sticking with low value games during the day.

Time Bingo Card purchases

There is no hard set rule on this and can vary from site to site, again using the bingo schedule it is possible to work out when and for what games to buy tickets, often with timed buy one get one free promotions and peak jackpots to be taken into consideration.

Read the Terms and Conditions

Often ignored and, to be fair, it is easy to see why, the small print of many online bingo sites can be hard going and can get in the way of the gaming. However, taking the time to read the Terms and Conditions will put you in a good position when choosing which games to play and promotions to claim as there can occasionally be a hidden catch or wagering requirement.

Keep an eye on the Chat Games

When playing it is easy to ignore the Live Chat and concentrate on the game in hand, however by keeping one eye on the chat you can soon build up some handy extras as many hosts will hold their own games and offer extra bonuses which is an easy way of topping up the budget.

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Members who choose to receive Newsletters are often rewarded with exclusive bonuses not found directly on the main site, it is also a great way to keep up with the latest gaming news.

Follow social media pages

If your favourite online bingo site has an active social media account, like, follow or subscribe to it. Not only will you receive all the latest news and goings on within the site, many will also offer exclusive social media bonuses, Facebook in particular is good for this.

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