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I have never seen anything so dire in my whole life! Bingo777 call this a marketing campaign? Their marketing manager needs sacking - well, after being made to endure several hours of this tv advert on repeat!
When I saw the Foxy Bingo TV advert it made me feel happy, I'd even admit to having a little chair dance but this....
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Soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo is hooked on a new game - the UK's most popular gambling game, bingo. But Man U fans won't find the winger shouting "House" down the local bingo hall. Instead the 22-year-old plays Bingo at home after being given a DVD version as a Christmas present.
King Jackpot is the newest addition the the LeapFrog Gaming software platform and joins the likes of Bingo Cafe in offering a fully interactive 3D gaming experience.
Not only is the software interesting but the promotions are looking rather good too....
I had to laugh when I first saw the name of this online bingo site - Bingo Boogie - I thought it was called Bingo Bogie!
You will be laughing though hopefully, all the way to the bank with some of the great offers at Bingo Boogie...
A 41 year old East London woman recently became the first Gold Jackpot winner in the Big 'N' National Game.
Although she had only been a member of the Barking Road Gala Bingo club she has player once a week faithfully since becoming a member.
The most recent big winner at land bingo, Christine Bradfield, has said that she plans on sharing her winnings with her sister-in-law, Lorraine after making a pledge many moons ago that any winnings would be shared 50/50.
Christine won a staggering £1.1 million at her local Castle Bingo Hall.
This begs the question - to split or not to split?
When registering with an online bingo site one of the requirements is that you choose a username, this is the name that you are known by on the bingo chat software and the name that will appear when you win.
In my time trawling many an online bingo site I have come across some usernames that vary from the plain boring to the downright wacky
Which category do you fit into? Or are you a mixture of both? Do you spend your time in google searching for the best online bingo experience or is it simply the welcome bonus (free bingo money) that attracts you?
The bingo bonus hunter isn't really the market that online bingo sites want to attract it's the Bingo VIP's that mean real money to any online bingo site.
I read today an article that intrigued me about Gone Bingo UK - in it it states "user-friendly bingo site and a fun atmosphere makes Gone Bingo UK the fastest growing online bingo site out there."
What actually makes an online bingo site the fastest growing?
Fruit Bingo are offering a couple of great promotions over the Valentine's period at their online bingo site.
Being a Leap Year, the chance for us girlies to take the bull by the horns and do the proposing, Fruit Bingo are giving you the chance to win one of four mystery prizes,
The Gala Bingo Club in Bournemouth is set to close in two weeks.
The closure is set to take place on February 10th leaving hundreds of bingo players without their local bingo hall.
The nearest clubs are in either Lansdowne or Tower Parks in Poole which many players will not be able to travel too.
Now is the time for them to start playing online bingo!!
A Welsh mum has walked off with what bingo execs claim could be the world's biggest ever win with a whopping £1.1 million jackpot strike. When Christine Bradfield's luck came up 600 players at her local club, in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, went into a frenzy. The bingo player from Bargoed, had clinched the biggest ever bingo win in UK history, and possibly the world.
C'mon, join the party at Foxy Bingo. Every new user this month gets £10 free to give them a try (no deposit required), and with £1000s paid out every day you'd be mad to miss out.
Foxy Bingo was recently voted the UK's favourite online bingo site in independent market research. And with 30 chat and games rooms, a fun and friendly community and new games starting every few minutes, it's not hard to see why.
Following last year's amazing maiden voyage, on the Good Ship Foxy Bingo it is once again taking to the seas this March and to celebrate Foxy Bingo are offering the chance to hop on board for a very special price.
Join FoxyBingo com in Hull on March 10th, get your eyes down for a few games of bingo, strut your stuff on the dance floor and enjoy a few drinks with all those friends you've made in the chat rooms as we cruise across the North Sea to Holland.
888ladies do not stop at just offering UK bingo their Bingo Chat Hosts are always there to float your boat on an ocean of Bingo chat games, where Loyalty Points are just waiting to be hooked by one and all. Some of the Bingo prizes you keep, some you pass on to a friend, but one thing is certain: there's always plenty of Bingo options to go around. 888Bingo Chat games are also a great way to get to know your roomies better and have lots of fun doing it.
Watching Coronation Street the other night I was actually interested in the adverts, the new Foxy Bingo advert came on, no more Jordan, it's all about the fox now!!
I have to say, Foxy looked, well, FOXY! Is it wrong to be attracted to a fox? He does look rather dashing though....
What would make a night at bingo even more entertaining? How about strippers!!!!
Well that is what happened at the Mecca Bingo club in Wednesbury.....
For any of you that have visited the online bingo site Bingo Bongo you will know that there site is based around a jungle theme. While doing my usual search for anything bingo I found this on You Tube...
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With Valentine's Day just around the corner Posh Bingo are offering the chance for all its players to win a romantic weekend away for two.
How do I win? I hear you asking............
In my many travels around the internet looking for anything bingo I have come across many a site trying to take on the big players in the market and the latest addition to the list is a site called BingoCMVote.
Scot Bingo's online bingo site is offering its players the chance to win a year's supply of haggis - thats a total of 150kg of haggis up for grabs!
And that's not all........
Then head on over to Ladbrokes Bingo and check out their "Who wants to be a millionaire?" promotion.
Not only are you in with a chance of winning a million pounds you will also have the pleasure of Chris Tarrant as your bingo caller!
is one of the newest online bingo sites so I thought I would check out their Progressive Jackpot. They call it the £750+ Progressive as it increases at a set rate over time. The Progressive Jackpot for 90 ball bingo starts at £750 and can be won if you call full house in 40 numbers or less, if it isn't won then the amount of calls will increase by one number ever two days.
ANGEL-BINGO the latest St Minver offering.
Bingo is offered on Angel Games. Angel Bingo is a company, based in the South of England Angel Games is led by managing director John Angel, who's no Johnny-come-lately. He's an "older kid in town", bringing years of experience. John's background is when he started in the early sixties with the old-style, popular bingo halls. Bingo was always John's line, so going online was a natural progression.
Whilst at land bingo last night and standing in the queue for interval grub my husband said to me "I didn't know that CasCade did land bingo too?" What made him ask? He pointed to an older gentlemen opposite us who had a yellow clipboard with "CasCade Bingo" emblazoned on it.
During my visit the Gala Bingo hall in Poole yesterday I thought I would try out the Gala Wiz, the electronic way to play bingo.
My husband came with me and being the type to shy away from change, he chose to stick with the paper tickets whilst I thought I would brave the Wiz.
Yesterday was the first time that I have visited my local bingo hall since the smoking ban has come into force and as a smoker I was avoiding going - two hours without a cigarette or standing in the rain alone???
The mission I set myself today, and yes, I chose to accept it - was to trawl the net and see if I could actually find some jokes specifically about bingo.
The first one I found made me giggle for no other reason that I am BETTY!!
Q.) What do you call a lady who likes to play bingo?
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All our players have had such a positive response to Gala Free Bingo Days that we have decided to bring it back for January. Simply log into Gala Bingo on their web site or Play on Gala TV, Sky Channel 841 on Thursday the 17th, 24th & 31st of January.
So play one of our scheduled games and have all the fun Gala Bingo has to offer for nothing. The only problem with this format is because its free loads of people play and the jackpots are nothing to write home about. i guess the old saying is true there is no such thing as quality free bingo.
This time it is a 19 year old from Leeds who has scooped one of the big prizes - £90,000 to be exact. More and more younger players are taking part in land bingo, and online bingo now - gone are the days when bingo required a blue rinse and of course the bingo wings!
The youngster managed to call full house in 31 numbers on the National Game, the lowest number in all 470 clubs and has said she will share her winnings with her dad and her uncle.
New guaranteed jackpot games offering over £20,000 to be won every week. Guaranteed jackpots mean that the prize is guaranteed and players don't have to win the game in a specified number of bingo calls to get the top prize. This differs from the coverall games other bingo sites offer; whereby a players have to bingo in 45 calls or less to win the top prize. The first player to bingo in the new games will scoop the guaranteed jackpot. So, bingo players out there will soon know its worth having a flutter.
The site is powered by the Virtue Fusion bingo software and hosts 90 ball bingo and a free daily scratchcard! Take A Break bingo also offers £10 free to all new play
Many young available chaps would give up their right hand to have as many inrested parties as Mecca Bingo has attracted. The very desirable Mecca Bigno is once again under the microscope. MeccaBingo is in the sights of yet another potential buyer, it is another Asian group, the Guoco Group, Guoco is the latest Mecca investor to declare a significant stake in Mecca Bingo.
On 1st September 2007 Mecca Bingo launched its Millionaire Game at bingo halls all across the country. The launch came after changes in gambling regulations enabled bingo operators to take a percentage of any monies staked by players which meant that huge progressive jackpots could be awarded.
A newcomer to the online bingo scene is ScotBingo, a site that uses the Virtue Fusion software platform could be set to give Bingo Scotland a run for its money in the Scottish bingo market.
There are lots of Virgin promotions, Virgin jackpots, and Virgin tournaments available. The Virgin Games website is currently offering special promotion on the Virgin Bingo matching your first deposit. The Virgin casino now allows you to earn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles each time you play.
The Virgin poker room has a special room for Virgin newbies and the 'skill' rooms contain a large number of classic games in all styles including trivia, cards, puzzles and mini golf.
Mirror Bingo have just started a new Bingo TV campaign promoting their £10 Free sign up deal which is available for all new regiustering players - there is no sign up required and its and excellent promotion. The TV advert is good and really pushed the The Daily Mirror Bingo Brand and its long standing association with Bingo.
As an avid player at Bingo Cafe UK's online bingo site and registered for their newsletter each week I receive a reminder of the £1000 Prize Draw and each week religiously I usually forget. Not this week, this week I decided that I would take myself and my 8 entry tickets (not a huge amount of tickets but still, you have to be in it to win it right?) and go and see how my luck was.
Macro's - what are they?
The dictionary defines them as follows (take from Merriam Webster):-
Main Entry: 2macro
Inflected Form(s): plural macros
Etymology: short for macroinstruction
: a single computer instruction that stands for a sequence of operations
Quite a few online bingo sites are now incorporating 80 ball bingo on their software. Is this going to replace 75 ball bingo in the UK?
Well apart from the obvious 15 numbers!
A short answer is 75 ball usually you only have one chance to win - 90 ball you have 3 chances to win, but lets me go into a little more detail.
Having spent a little time working at an online bingo site as a chat monitor I don't profess to be the oracle but there are some definite requirements for taking on the role of a chat host.
First at foremost you need to have a great personality!! If you are lacking in this area in real life then you aren't going to be able to express a personality in the real world! You need to be able to laugh at yourself and with others but know the limitations and the invisible line at online bingo that cannot be crossed. As a chat host you are what brings players back, the forefront of the sites online bingo community.
Jackpotjoy.com, the UK Bingo and Instant Win site, sponsored the 2006 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship. The sponsorship deal, saw 40 players in the tournament wearing Jackpotjoy.com branded shirt patches. The Championship, which runs between the 7th and 15th January and is due to finsih this weekend, has been screened live on BBC TV. This includes an hour every weekday on BBC2, plus coverage on BBC1's Grandstand, giving good exposure for the Jackpotjoy.com brand.
The UK online bingo development company VirtueFusion, which provides the backend for online bingo at major companies like Rank MeccaBingo, William Hill and Bet365, could be Playtech's next acquisition, according to an exclusive and unsourced report from eGaming Review.
Speaking to Marketing Week Gala admits it has considered closures quite seriously. The stark admission comes despite repeated claims by GalaBingo of "no plans" to close bingo halls. Speaking to Marketing Week, Goulden admited to being on "red alert" regarding hall closures and hinted much will depend on whether the Chancellor eases the tax burden on the bingo industry in the Budget in March - five Gala Bingo Halls have been earmarked for potential closure. A month-long consultation process has begun on Gala Lakeside, Gala Teesside, Gala Bristol, Gala Bournemouth and Gala Edinburgh. The Bingo industry has been hit hard by the smoking ban.
Most online bingo sites do not simply offer Bingo as a means of playing and experincing the thrill of a game they all offer slots and fruit machine games as well all bar one - www.ThinkBingo.com has always seemed to shun this tactic with the aim of offering a more pure bingo experience.
Join Ladbrokes Bingo today and get a £10 Bingo bonus. Simply deposit a minimum of £10 (as one single deposit) in to your Ladbroke account, purchase at least £10 worth of LadbrokesBingo tickets and Laddbrokes will give you £10 free to play Bingo. You will be credited with your free £10 bonus within 48 hours of spending your deposit. As per ususal we would always suggest a site such as www.foxybingo.com for newbies as there you get £5 just for registering no depsosit required.
One major OnlineBingo Game are Chat Games these are bingo side games a Bingo Chat Monitor plays while a Bingo Game is playing; a CM will usually tell you what they are playing and what it is. The Bingo CM will usually paste the Chat Game information inside the chat room and sometimes request certain information to you depending on what Online Bingo Chat Game is being played.
NOTW Bingo is an online bingo site which is effectively a mirror of The Sun Bingo Bingo. NOTWBingo is safe, secure and very easy to use.
If this is your first time playing online Bingo NOTW Bingo is a good place to start though unlike www.FoxyBingo.com they do not offer £5 for your registration details so you will need to make a deposit to play.
OnlineBingo.com this is a bingo room not a review portal which to be honest seems a strange way to use such a great domain name. Using Parlay Entertainment software licensed in Costa Rica it is one of 6 online gaming sites owned by Azul Electrico.
A quick lopok at their winner list reveals they cannot be attractibg too many customers as their last big winner was in Novemeber i am, assuming this was 2007 thought the site did not offer up that information.
Rambles won a $5,494 Progressive Jackpot in November
SanityCheck won a $1,194 Progressive Jackpot in March
Stsaxton won a $4,563 Progressive Jackpot in September
Skibunny won a $3,853 Progressive Jackpot in February
Sugarontop won a $3,079 Progressive Jackpot in February
Big Redhead won a $1,344 Progressive Jackpot
bronco1955 wins a $3,111.26 Progressive Jackpot in November
SimonSez wins a $4,256 High Roller Progressive Jackpot
Macavity wins iPOD Shuffle in August
Bun Bun wins $543 Progressive Jackpot in June
ByteMe Wins $5,177 in Back to Back Progressive Jackpot Wins in March
Cyberslotz is a bingo room using a combination of BingoTek and Microgaming software licensed in Malta. It is owned by Talarius Plc so its from a reputable company as they run a lot of highstreet slot (fruit machine) or arcade spots Talarius comprises two key gaming brands: Quicksilver which is the UK's largest chain of Gaming Centres currently with 200 sites spread across the length and breadth of the UK; Cyberslotz, which was launched in August 2001, is a "virtual gaming machine lounge". The Cyberslots offering is good from the prespective it has bespoke UK thmed games but to be honest its a little dated and a site like online casino with their Monopoly brands and massive progressives is probably a better bang for your buck.
Thesun Bingo online service has become its most successful commercial partnership, SunBingo generated £3.8m in revenue for the last financial year for TheSunOnline.
The MP jovially called the bingo numbers at MeccaBingo Charles Clarke was raising awerness for the fact that Bingo Halls in the UK pay more tax than betting shops and casinos.
The former minister in Blair's cabinet, was calling the numbers at a Mecca Bingo club on All Saints Green, Norwich, he took the time to speak to bingo players and heard about the tax which is hurting UK bingo halls.
While casinos and betting shops pay 15% gross profit tax to the Treasury, bingo halls are also charged VAT at 17.5%, which Mecca Bingo claims is an unfair advantage.
Off topic I know but someone should think about this for Bingo!
The Nuts Poker League which appeared last year on television in Dragons Den. On the show Bellis had the support of two of the five Dragons to fund his NUTSpokerleague project. Bellis accepted the offer at first but eventually decided to go for other opportunities.
Part of the Gala Bingo response to the recent Bingo decline is to push the Gala Bingo online bingo product and to develop a Gala Bingo online TV offering in the hope of attracting a younger market less inclined to visit a Bingo club. "We are seeing growth out of online bingo," said Mr Goulden. "It is fairly new, and only 20 per cent of our online players have ever visited a bingo club. We are probably going to market it more actively."
MORE than 50 years of playing bingo has finally paid off for a Merthyr Tydfil great grandad who has scooped a £90,000 top prize.
The lucky winner, aged 76, who does not want to be named, won the fortune at the Castle Club, Plymouth Street, Merthyr on December 22, where he has been a member since 2003.
He completed a full house quicker than anyone else taking part in the National Bingo Game, which includes 470 clubs across the UK.
The man, who is married, was playing with his sister-in-law when his numbers came up and with two children, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren he could have an extra Christmas wish list.
"I couldn't believe it when they told me how much it was," he said.
"The reaction in the club was marvellous with everyone clapping and cheering me.
"I just couldn't stop shaking and I still shake when I think about it now."
He isn't sure yet what he will be doing with the money but he will definitely be taking his wife on a long holiday.
We recently commented on AOL partnership for Bingo with Bingos.co.uk which can be no longer seen on the AOL UK site there is no mention of Bingo - just uncovered a post from the AOL forum -
Bingo AOL: a note
Just a quick note for any of you in our AOLBingo community - you can access the Bingos site at Bingos.co.uk where you can login as normal to your AOL Bingo account
Enjoy the weekend
This entry was made 19th October 2007 so we are guessing this is when the AOLBingo service was removed from the AOL site such a shame as AOL Bingo would no doubt have been a great addition to the sites we regularly feature and talk about here.
want to feature some useful testimonials on their site now - I have taken the liberty of publishing some of the latest ones from them here for online bingo.net readers to review.
At Foxy Bingo they have always liked to give something back to their bingo players through generous bonuses, regular tournaments and chat games. In particular, they have just launched a special top player bonus scheme to reward their most loyal and regular players, those who Foxy has named Very Important Roomies (VIR).
The VIR program is open to everyone who plays at FoxyBingo.co.uk At the end of each month they reward those who have spent £2,500 or more on bingo cards, and £5,000 or more on instant win games with a special pay back bonus. There are 3 tiers of bingobonus, from 5% up to 15% back on any money you lose. Check the table at http://www.foxybingo.com/site/promotions/vir/index.php for more details.
Happy New Year from Bingo ITV, Kicking off 2008 in style, BingoITV has a month packed full of bingo prizes and bingo promotions.
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Online Bingo Net votes for www.sunbingo.com as its newcomer site for 2007 congratultaions to them
Voting in the 2007 Which Bingo UK Site of the Year awards saw more than double the number of votes cast in 2006. Players flocked to name the sites they felt were most deserving of the most prestigious awards in UK bingo - The Site of the Year and the New Site of the Year.
A recent story from www.onlinebingo.co.uk the UK's best directory of UK Bingo web sites focuses on a bingo player now in a state of shock.
The woman bingo player from the town of Blyth was in a state of shock recently after she scooped a fortune while playing bingo with her mother-in-law.
FoxyBingo Advent Calendar Results
Update for anyone who took part in FoxyBingos advent calander well done to everyone who has took part in the foxybingo.com Advent Calendar promotion this past December.
Just days before, on Saturday afternoon, a grandmother playing at the bingoclub won £10,000 on a linkedBingo game. On Christmas Eve Barry Darbyshire, won £17,500 in the nationalbingo game less than a week after another local man also won £17,500 playing the Afternoon Delight Bingo Game at the Bingo club on December 19, and on December 18 a bingo customer won £5,800, also on the bingo national game.
Bryan Tyrrell, the bingo club manager, said: "It is fantastic that customers can win such amounts of money at one of our afternoon bingo sessions. There is always a great atmosphere when someone wins big money."