Celebrating St.Valentines with Cyberbingo

Valentine’s Day is known as the most romantic day of the year. A day where flowers, jewellery, cards and teddy bears are given and exchanged to solely express the act of love and affection.

Valentine’s Day, for most people, is about showing the one you love that you care about them. The day of romance as we know it is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century. It is celebrated in many countries around the world.

At Cyberbingo we like to consider ourselves as super loving especially when it comes to our dearest bingo friends :)  We acknowledge how St. Valentines Day is a chance to express our love and affection to our closest and loved ones.  And it is just for that reason that we are giving our bingo players an opportunity to play and win fantastic prizes of up to £3,600 in our Valentine’s Bingo tourney and Valentines’ Slots tourney.blog_970x350

Our special Valentine bingo games will play once an hour in our Valentine Bingo room and the more games you win, the higher you climb up our tourney leader board and a bingo loving £600 cash as our tourney winner. There’s bingo love for everyone with fantastic prizes for the top 20 players in our Valentine’s Bingo tourney.

If you love slots, you will love and enjoy with our Valentines Slots tourney. Play any or all of our selected Valentine slots tourney slots for your chance to be one of 20 winners who will walk away with fantastic prizes of up to £1,800 in cash. Start spinning and winning to share the love in our Valentines Slots tourney.

Join in the Valentine bingo fun and share some Valentine bingo love with your amazing Cyberbingo community :)

The £7,000 Spring Sweep

the-big-bingo-event-header-gbpIt’s time to let some fresh Spring air into your home with CyberBingo as you give it a Spring Sweep with £7,000 in guaranteed cash prizes to be won in CyberBingo’s Spring Sweep £7,000 Event on Sunday, April 26th. The bingo fun and excitement starts at 1am BST in the Bingo Tourney room. There will be three (3) £500 Guaranteed Top of the Hour warm up games at 1:00AM BST, 2:00AM BST and 3:00AM BST. Each one of these great games has a guaranteed cash prize of £500 and a card cost of just £1.00 a card.

The bingo fun and excitement builds as we head towards the big game at 4:00AM BST, the Spring Sweep 3 part game offering a guaranteed £5,625 in cash prizes. £125 for the 1st part, £500 for the 2nd part and an incredible £5,000 guaranteed cash prize for the 3rd part. With a card cost of just £2.50 a card and incredible guaranteed cash prizes to be won, this is your chance to be CyberBingo’s next big winner.

the-big-bingo-event-footerWhat would you do with an amazing £5,000 guaranteed cash prize? Redecorate your home? A new kitchen? or maybe just pay off some bills. CyberBingo’s fabulous guaranteed cash prize in their Big Bingo Event brings you countless possibilities as you spring sweep this month.

Points in favour of the entertainment provided by Online Bingo

The basic aim of the online bingo sites is to entertain the players who are interested in an online game. You can win some money by playing bingo on these online sites, but usually nobody plays bingo to make a profit.

Most of the new online bingo sites have players who say that they play online bingo for entertainment and to relax themselves. In case they win some money from the game, it goes to enable them to continue with their game by paying for it. If they lose some money then they consider that the money has been spent on entertaining themselves.

Online Bingo

Online Bingo

The players who are dedicated to playing online bingo are actually trying to find a portal with the help of which they can fulfil all their wishes. Since there are no restrictions imposed by the online bingo sites on location, age, gender or language, the game of bingo has become extremely popular to the people all over the world. Instead of losing popularity, the game of bingo has spread like wildfire among the masses throughout the globe and has a large number of people who are huge fans of the game.

The integration of the chat rooms with the operation of the online bingo sites has been the most attractive aspect of the game of online bingo. On top of this facility anyone can choose to play bingo without any money if he wants to. The chat rooms which are an integral part of the online bingo sites help the players to socialize as well as play the game of bingo. They help the players to keep in constant contact with one another during the period when the game is in progress.

The minimum requirement for playing the online bingo game is a personal computer which is connected to the internet. The online bingo sites offer huge bonuses which can be used to play a large number of games as soon as a player logs into the site and registers himself in order to play the game. Any fan of online bingo will tell you on being asked all about the games offered by the online site and how these games can help to increase the popularity of the industry related to gaming.

A large number of features have been added to the existing regulations and rules which a player should be conversant with. There are a large number of sites which pay cash to the winners directly. In order to show their trustworthiness some sites ask for deposits. Before putting your money on these sites it is better if you check beforehand reliability of the gateways used by the sites for making payments.

The availability of the numerous online bingo sites on the internet increases the opportunity of playing bingo for all the serious bingo players. As the online bingo is very similar to the land based bingo game, it becomes very easy for people who are familiar with the land based game to adapt to the online version.

You can relax after a day’s work by playing online bingo as the game does not require too much mental pressure. The software of the online bingo game does all the work for you by purchasing the cards, checking the numbers, auto daubing the cards and calling out bingo as well. The automatic feature of the game helps to reduce the errors caused by human intervention to a minimum. Thus it can be confidently stated that there is no entertainment like the one provided by a game of online bingo.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Investing in Bingo

Bingo, like many other games, has moved online. We often think of Bingo as a homey game played in community centers across the world. But it also has a more serious side as a betting and jackpot game. In traditional Bingo halls, the rules for winning and collecting winnings are different from place to place, but they are usually stated at the Bingo hall itself. If players get confused, there is an attendant who can help explain the policy.

Bingo

Bingo

When playing online Bingo, players can be at a bit of a disadvantage. Like in traditional Bingo halls, online Bingo sites clearly state their financial policies in a special section on their website. However, if they are unclear to you it is rare that someone can explain them. This article will seek to explain some of the common practices found among online Bingo sites so that you can make smart decisions about your betting.

The first thing to be aware of is that not all sites are reputable. Online Bingo attracts as many as 3 million players per day, and it is no surprise to anyone that there are scam artists on the internet hoping to cash in on this type of trade. A scammer will set up a real looking site that allows you to deposit money, but will never pay you if you win. The best way to spot them is to check out their discussion boards. Healthy online Bingo sites tend to attract a community of repeated players. If the players have stuck around, then the site is clearly operating a legitimate business. You can also try checking independent online Bingo sites and forums. They will be populated by players who frequent many sites and, most likely, have discovered the ones that are scams. If you don’t have much time, try typing in the name of your Bingo site and see if any posts have been made about it.

The second consideration is the withdrawal limits. Once you’ve found a reputable site you’ll want to look closely at their financial policies to determine just when and how much money you can withdraw at a time. Sites will often have a minimum amount that you must meet to withdraw your funds, and most will also have a maximum. This is to protect the site. First, the site wants you to stay invested. Having a short waiting period or barrier to withdrawing ensures that the players make some sort of commitment before sitting down. Second, the sites operate like a bank in that if everyone withdrew at the same time, or if they suffered a large withdrawal, they might shut down or be unable to meet the amount. By spreading large withdrawals over a set amount of time, the site has the ability to make money to meet its obligations.

So remember, before investing in any site, do your research. You’ll want to know if the site is reputable and that your financial information will be safe. You’ll also want to understand what its withdrawal policies are before you go to withdraw and find that you can’t. If you arm yourself with knowledge, you’ll enjoy the bingo game much more.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Bingo, the simplest game offered by online bingo sites

A player on the online bingo sites is what attracts most the people who are expecting to pass their spare time by playing some easy online games. The simplicity of the game has made it a favourite and attractive to people from both the genders spread over the different age groups in the society.

Online Bingo Sites

Online Bingo Sites

The online bingo sites remain accessible throughout day and night so that a player can play a game of bingo any time he chooses to. There are a lot of people who think that it is fun when you visit the local bingo hall for a night-out. Others think that if you are looking for simple fun then it is better if you play online bingo in the safety of your home. These online sites also allow you to socialize with the help of their chat rooms.

The game of bingo has very simple rules which can be easily understood and followed. The bingo games offered by the online sites have the same rules and regulations as those followed in land based bingo halls. You require only a computer with an internet connection to play online bingo and because of this reason the game is so popular among the people from all ages.

The online bingo game has been made easy comparatively by offering different options to help people play the game. Some of these features are the Auto Daub feature and the options to highlight and sort out the best card. The online bingo game provides a lot of fun and entertainment to the players but unfortunately it is believed that the game is only for aged people only, which is not true.

Nowadays, men and women of all age groups, both young and old, are playing online bingo because of the easy accessibility of the online sites offering this game. Anyone who is well conversant with the integrated rules and regulations of online bingo can easily make some money just as it is possible in other online games also. The player becomes more interested in the benefits to be acquired rather than on the rules of the game.

You can take part in online bingo on multiple sites if you are an expert bingo player. But if you are new to online bingo then you should avoid playing on multiple sites and concentrate on one site so that you do not miss the calls. Compared to the bingo played in land based bingo halls, online bingo is new and the strategies to be followed for the online game are also somewhat different than those followed in bingo halls.

There are quite a few tips to form your strategies for playing online bingo. One way is to buy more cards to increase your chance of winning a bingo. Again, online sites where there are less players involved, cause your chance of winning a bingo to go up. The most important thing about online bingo is that inevitably there emerges a winner at some point of time.

The best thing about online bingois the fact that you can play the game in the convenience and comfort of your home. The sites offer you a chance to mix making some income with the fun of getting to know people around the world. The thrills and experiences of playing bingo at land based bingo halls, is brought to your home by these online bingo sites. Not only do the players find it very easy to play bingo on the online sites, they love to socialize with the help of these online sites also.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Recession does not affect Online Bingo

The game of online bingo is no more restricted to aged players, old ladies and grandmothers at the recreation functions held by the churches. The demographic change brought about by the popularity of online bingo has seen a huge shift towards the dominance of young women players in the present world of online bingo players. The number of men who play online bingo has also increased to a large extent. As a matter of fact, there are no more online bingo sites which have exclusively male clientele only.

Online Bingo

Online Bingo

The game of bingo is sometimes considered as an integral part of the British culture and has been looked upon as a means of passing some spare time. Both the land based and online forms have been greatly appreciated by the masses for its entertainment content. The huge cash prizes and high stakes are considered to be secondary to the entertainment value by many bingo players.

Most of the players think that the chance to meet and mix with people from different corners of the world in the chat rooms is the most important feature provided by the game of online bingo. This feature is considered to be the best part in the industry of online gaming at present.

The number of new sites entering the gaming industry has spurred the speedy growth of the industry of online gaming. The new sites are bringing in better features with them making the overall playing experience reach new heights. More and more new sites had contributed hugely to the growth of the gaming industry in the past also.

One such new contribution to the gaming industry is the webcam which has brought the game bingo played in land based bingo halls live to the homes of the online bingo players.

The internet and the networking features have led to the development of a large number of online games and have helped in the building up of a large community of bingo players. All the online sites encourage the players to join this online community and participate in the chat room games and the discussions.

The chat rooms are the meeting places for the community of online bingo players. The charisma of the chat room moderators in many of the chat rooms of the online sites have contributed to the cause of retaining the members to a large extent. The webcams which have been added recently in the chat rooms enable the players to have visual contact with the chat room moderators and other players.

These features had been planned a long time ago but their implementation finally has helped the industry attain higher levels in providing entertainment to the players. More number of players joining the site for socializing makes it all the more interesting and attractive to induce more affiliated companies to open new sites.

The companies affiliated to the online bingo gaming industry are attracted by the huge commissions and revenue earned by these online bingo sites. In fact, the online bingo sites are responsible for creating a large number of jobs for the professional engaged in marketing and advertising. These online games are capable of generating huge amounts of money for the affiliated industries.

The growth and expansion of the industry has been very steady due to the constant introduction of new online gaming sites every week. Due to the positive growth there has been no effect of recession in this particular industry. There are almost 400 such online gaming sites on the internet and the number is growing every week.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

What a Bingo Winner feels

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The Bingo Winner – lukkkyme_grand

Let’s talk about a bingo winner:

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Thank you so much Cyber, if ever i am asked to recommend a site – this would be the one...

I still can’t believe i won that money, I was sitting with a nice glass of wine and a very loving partner and we was so happy we were laughing and kissing. It has been a really hard winter with business very slow, this money will go a very long way to setting us up for the forthcoming season in our business, and its a wonderful feeling to know that the security is now there. Thank you so much Cyberbingo, if ever I am asked to recommend a site – this would be the one. Good luck to all bingo players, it really does happen.

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You have to be very careful when choosing the site where you want to play online bingo. The reason for this caution is because when you want to get yourself registered with a site for playing bingo, you will be asked to provide your credit card or debit card number.

But some of the online bingo sites are too lax with their security which may allow offenders to steal your personal information and use it for their own gain. The possibility of such an occurrence taking place may cause you sleepless nights.

To know more about the online sites you can go through the reviews and discussions which take place in their chat rooms between different players. From these reviews and discussions you can make out whether the online site is dependable or not both financial wise and integrity wise.

This is what happened to a lady player when she decided to play bingo on a reputed online bingo site. This lady was facing acute financial distress because of a long and hard winter which had taken a heavy toll on her business and her day to day life. She was completely at a loss about how to go on operating her business under the circumstances. She had no more money to invest in the already failing business and was about to go bankrupt.

So with a heavy heart, she turned to the game of bingo for help. For a long time now she had been hearing people get rich playing bingo on the online sites. She had even read stories in the newspapers about bingo players winning a lot of cash. She was quite doubtful about these stories and did not trust unknown people getting hold of her credit card number.

But curiosity had got the better of her and whenever she found nobody around, she would try to do research on the subject of online bingo sites. Through painstaking research she found out the names of some of the online bingo site which looked respectable, dependable and secure.

As she was feeling quite desperate and depressed she chose one of these sites which looked most favourable in her opinion, got herself registered and started the game of bingo. At first she was a bit hesitant about what cards to buy and how much to bet. But as the game proceeded she became more and more confident.

The game was going on fairly well and she could see people winning a bingo now and then. She was wishing fervently for her turn to come to win a bingo when suddenly it happened. The colour of her card changed and a message on the screen started blinking saying that her card had won a huge sum of cash.

At first she could not believe her eyes but when she realized it was true, she was so elated that she hugged her partner sitting beside her with a glass of wine and kissed him in joy. By winning such a huge amount of cash she felt very relieved as all her worries about the future of her business had been reduced to zero in one stroke. She was so happy with the way the online bingo site had helped her in her hour of crisis that she wanted everybody to go through the same experience.

It is a wonderful feeling which you get when you win a huge amount of prize money by playing bingo on an online bingo site which is known for its credibility, honesty and fairness.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

A Bingo Winner story

As the story goes for a bingo winner, there was this lady player who would regularly spent some time playing online bingo but could not win much even after playing every day without fail.

The lady was an avid bingo player but could not spare enough time to play during the day or night as she felt very tired after a day’s hard work. But being a great lover of the game, she used to get up early every morning and have a game of bingo before moving over to her daily household tasks. She had to do the laundry, scrub the tiles, sweep the floors, vacuum the carpets and myriad other jobs which a housewife has to do.

Bingo Winner

Bingo Winner

One day as usual she got up early end logged into her favourite online bingo site and started playing bingo. But soon she realized that she was not winning anything at all, but just like all the other days only losing money steadily. Frustrated due to the losing streak she was facing, she decided to finish off her daily chores which looked more important to her.

But she could not give up the game and so she bought some cards and then she went about her business. She started by sweeping the floors as she could use a machine to do the job and did not have to go down on her knees to do it. This made it easier for her to make frequent checks on the computer and the progress of the game as she worked on her chores at the same time. She would hurry to the computer, buy some cards if required to continue the game, and return to her work.

But every time as usual, she would find that the balance was getting less and less as she bought the cards but won nothing in return. She was afraid that she would soon lose all her balance and have no more money to pay for the cards. She started to dread this moment as it would mean that she would have to borrow money from her family so that she could play online bingo.

It happened on one of her frequent checks when she found that her balance amount displayed on the computer screen had suddenly shot up by a huge amount. She stood staring at the computer screen for some time unable to believe what she was seeing.

She was so habituated to losing that she could not absorb the fact the Lady Luck had smiled on her at last. Not able to take in what she saw on the screen she stopped the game and logged herself out from the online bingo site. She thought that there must be something wrong with the computer or the internet or the site’s server conducting the game.

She logged in again into the online bingo site and checked the balance displayed on the screen again. Indeed the screen displayed that she had won a huge amount of cash in the last game she had played and the amount was being displayed after being added to her balance. She was totally unable comprehend as to how or when she had won the bingo but felt elated that she had been able to win.

She felt herself on cloud nine after winning such a huge prize. Such was her excitement at winning this huge amount of cash after patiently playing the game of online bingo for such a long time, that she forgot all about her daily chores in the exhilaration of the moment.

Patience and consistency in bingo definitely has its rewards.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Rules and Etiquettes in a Bingo Game

What if you get the full bingo card pattern? A simple, loud “Bingo!” is the customary way to make caller notice you. Once you notify the caller, an assistant, who is sometimes called a floor walker, will verify your win. Once your bingo game numbers are verified by the computer, your winning bingo card will be posted all throughout the night for other players to check. This is needed to keep the things transparent.

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bingo game

If two players win a bingo game on the same declared number, the jackpot is equally divided into two. Same thing when three people win together. The prize is also divided into three.

Common Rules

  • Bingo halls may vary when it comes to rules. What you have to do is just read and observe the rules carefully before you start the game.
  • Never, ever cheat. Alteration of a card is worthless and you can’t fool anybody. Be a good example to every player. Play safe by being honest. Below are some common rules you may encounter:
  • In most halls, players must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Not every bingo hall permits alcoholic beverages although there are some who sells them and even soda drinks. Certain establishments may expect you to buy foods only within their area.
  • During special high-stakes games, players should not frequently enter and leave the room.
  • Reservation of specific cards is not allowed.
  • While playing, other people who are not part of the game should not stay inside to watch. Seats are exclusive only for people who have their buy-in. Some halls even require attendance tickets for the players.
  • If a player wins, he or she should notify the caller by shouting a loud “bingo!” to temporarily stop the game before the next number is announced. Bingo should be claimed right after most-recent number is called. If the caller already announced the next ball, then it’s too late to call for you to call “bingo”. When a caller closes the game and drops the balls for the next game, any missed bingos becomes invalid.
  • One practical reminder: Bring a photo ID in case you hit the big one. For large jackpots, players should produce a Social Security card which they would fill out to state their earnings and tax.
  • In addition, the hall has the right to announce the identity of the winners and the winning numbers.

Bingo Etiquettes

  • Most bingo players are cordial and they are more than happy to converse with you should you have any bingo problem. Always observe friendly manners to them.
  • Avoid stepping on any toes as you make your way through the bingo hall.
  • Pipe down instantly as soon as the caller gets down to business.
  • Choose a lucky seat.
  • Don’t serve as a parrot. Never announce numbers in repetition as you are just be distracting other players.
  • If you bring your kids along with you, make sure to involve them in certain activities to keep them quiet. This is to avoid distracting other players.
  • Whatever the game leads you, never ever let your frustrations annoy anybody around the hall. If you have any concern, the bingo manager is always there to listen and assist you.
  • Double check your numbers before you call bingo.
  • If you smoke, you can do it in a designated area.
  • For the first-timers and seasonal players, just follow the playing tips the players mention in the next section.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

A message for Bingo Community to Shoot for the Moon

We often hear about a certain phrase saying “Shoot for the moon”. In the world of playing cards, the hidden message behind this line is that you have to resort to all the possible tricks in the trade to win. But in the bingo community, “Shoot for the moon” means getting all the bingo numbers in the right place and attain the one goal—to win.

bingo community

bingo community

Yes. Whether it’s a full moon, half moon or crescent moon, your only concern is just about one thing. It’s about winning—or is it?

Another famous quote says, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars” It answers everything. Claiming your success in a bingo game is your one big, supreme reason why you are playing. But here’s another thing. Let us not forget the social essence of the game. You may either win or lose, but one thing that shall greatly take part in your success or failure is the atmosphere of the bingo room where you are playing. The atmosphere of certain bingo rooms is something that will excite you.

Bingo, like any other game, is a game of chance and anticipating possibilities is the real key to success. But unlike other games of chance, where you are left out in the corner licking your own wound, in bingo you will certainly find bingo roomies which are constantly on your side whether you lose or draw.

It’s an ultimate goal for every bingo player to hit a Progressive Jackpot and that is when shooting the moon really comes into play. For instance, a player needs a Coverall in 54 numbers or less to win a Progressive Jackpot. And oh by the way, your chances of winning are 1 in 18,738 for a card. Say, if there are 600 total cards in play in a bingo room, chances of one of those cards to win is only 3.21%

For that reason, simply depending on a lot of luck, to actually win a shining Progressive Jackpot makes a player ride over the moon and right off the swing! Chances of winning the Jackpots in any game are pretty slim and if you are going to hit the Progressive Jackpot, well—that’s what makes your game really momentous.

Bingo Progressive Jackpots stands out among the other games such as Slots, Poker and other Casino Jackpots because the odds are much better in bingo compared to them. Each day, the number of required bingo calls increases and instead of waiting for months or even a year in some casino games, bingo games tend to give the result much faster.

It’s also not at all a great risk to shoot for the moon and reach for the stars through bingo game. Bingo games take much longer for a player per game. The cost of cards are also lesser than what one might expect in case of other gambling options.

Do you ever dream of winning a jackpot? So your answer is yes than a good game to start chasing the stars and shooting for the moon to win big is a bingo game. And if you think winning a major Jackpot is way too impossible—think again. The odds might be in your favor.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

TV Bingo – Bingo Game and the TV

The popularity of the game of bingo is increasing at a rapid pace all over the world. The growth of its popularity is due to its ability to provide entertainment to a person whenever he has some free time on his hand accompanied by the excitement of winning money while playing the game. The game of bingo is highly popular throughout the world, but it has achieved maximum popularity especially in the United Kingdom and in the United States. This popularity has been given a boost mainly by the rapid proliferation of the internet, its allied technology and the affordability of a computer. The easy availability of an internet connection helps everybody to set up his own game console and start playing online bingo. However the importance of the TV has also played a significant part in increasing the popularity and interest which are created by seeing this game being played on the TV. The minds of the viewers get influenced by the sight of players trying to win a huge cash prize in a game of TV bingo which make them wish that they also participate in the game. As a result, TV shows on the bingo game are still being telecast in the UK and the US to attract more and more new players to the game of bingo. The names and details of some of the TV shows are mentioned below.

The TV serial called “Bingo America”

The most popular TV Bingo show presently being telecast regularly in the United States and hosted by Patrick Duffy is the show called Bingo America. In this TV serial in each episode one male player and one female player compete against each other to win a jackpot of $100,000. They are joined by people in their homes who have downloaded and printed the cards from the GSN web site. Each number drawn has a question that has to be answered by the players. Money is won by a player when the player on the opposite side gives an incorrect answer. The bonus round for the $100,000 jackpot is played when there is a tie. The game captivates the audience and provides a lot of tension and excitement sometimes. The thrilling TV bingo game is very popular to both new and experienced bingo players and attracts new viewers as well.

The TV serial called “TV Bingo Night Live”

ITV telecasts a TV Bingo show called Bingo Night Live in UK. This game is played with printed cards by people sitting at their homes. The TV serial takes one hour to complete and offers both free games and games that can be played with actual money. It is worth playing with real money as the value of the Golden Jackpot can go up to 25,000 British Pounds. To participate in the game the players have to get themselves registered with the game website to get the cards for free. Michael Underwood and Melinda Messenger are the hosts who make jokes which are very funny and liven up the proceedings with their flirting.

The TV shows and serials can definitely help you to enjoy yourself if you like to play the bingo game on TV. But if you want to play online bingo, then there are a lot of sites you can choose from. You enjoy more because in an online bingo site you have a worldwide community of professional and new players who have the same intention as you have, that of playing bingo only.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Cyberbingo – The Bingo Jackpot Winner

Recent news that has come of recently in Cyberbingo chat room is given below for the benefit of readers to tell them what actually can happen in these chat rooms. This is actually the message from one Bingo Jackpot winner, actually a thanks giving message to the site and all the friends playing on the site

The Bingo Jackpot Winner

The Bingo Jackpot Winner

“Thank you so much Cyberbingo Sky! I love playing at this site! It is the best site online!

I was playing the new game in the Arcade Tweet Tweet I was having fun i love how the birds fly in and out.

I could not believe it when I had a bunch of the same birds and won $1,000. I was so excited! Then I played a few more times and hit $2,000. Those were the prettiest birds I ever saw. I could not believe my eyes! I love all of the games and everyone is so nice! I will be playing here for a long time! Thank you again!! Good Luck to everyone!! If I can win so can you”!

So, are bingo readers able to get what actually can happen on a Cyberbingo Site? What are you waiting for then?

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Bingo Chat Rooms – The Chat and Chatter of the Bingo Site

Modern technology gave birth to games with convenience and easy access anytime and anywhere the player feels like playing. Just like online bingo sites that flourished on the web as people who want to play bingo grew exponentially. It makes you earn bonuses. How does it work in games played on online bingo sites? Are the bonus offers real?

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Play Bingo

Pay out in online bingo sites is close to 70% on real cash. You will earn the same regardless the amount of bonus money given. On a card-by-card basis, if you use your bonus money in playing, your pay out per card lowers.

· You cannot redeem bonus money as real cash. As you play bingo online, you will have to make deposits. You will also win and earn bonuses but you can spend bonuses only as last recourse.

· Bonus money discourages cash out in live bingo. On per card basis, it improves effective pay out. It will also be lost when you redeem your winnings. Most sites reset bonus money to $0 if you claim your winnings.

· Bonus money expires. There is bonus money offered in live bingo. The bonus money may come from deposits or chat games. To play bingo online with bonuses offered, they let it expire after 30 days.

· Scams detected in bingo bonuses. As mentioned earlier, you cannot redeem bonus money and disregarding the amount of bonus money in pay out makes me wonder more. So, what is the essence of having this bonus money if you play bingo? Will live bingo be more credible? It seems that earning bonuses is just an illusion to add value on their sites.

Looking at the brighter side, bonuses can also become valuable in sites with live bingo. Here is how bonus money becomes an advantage … you only have to know how it works.

This happens if as you play bingo, you decrease the bonus money in play. How will it happen? Thru redeeming cash, expiration of bonus money or spending it on promotions. Yet, the reality on payout never changes.

· The amount of bingo bonus is greater than the average bonus money. It is helpful if you get more bonus money than the average player does. The pay out of about 70% is distributed to real and bonus money. With the same pay out and let’ average bonus of 50% then the net payout 47%. You will get $35, which is 47% of $75. That $35 is also the 70% of $50. A 100% bonus on a $50 deposit while having average bonus of 50%, payout is in your advantage. However, this does not give you greater chances of winning but gives the ability to buy more cards.

· What is great with unused bonus? It lowers the average bonus.

Generally, bingo bonus encourages greater distribution of winnings. Truly remains an illusion if the net average bonus in play is greater than your bonus money. Claim your money if you win greater amount. Do not play with your deposits or bonus money but with your winnings. Now that live bingo games are flourishing over the internet, it provides more attraction than going to bingo halls.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Bingo Chat Rooms – The Chat and Chatter of the Bingo Site

It is true that all of those who really love to play bingo in land based bingo halls, may not be interested in playing online bingo. It is also true that all of those who love to play online bingo may not be interested in the facilities and entertainment provided by the Bingo chat rooms.

Bingo Chat Rooms

Bingo Chat Rooms

The reason why people want privacy while playing online bingo is not known exactly. It maybe because of some guilty pleasure they want to enjoy alone, or maybe they do not have the time or are not inclined to mix with other players. It is very difficult to change their attitudes, but there may be newcomers to the game of online bingo, who would like to experience the enjoyment, offered by the bingo chat rooms but have not yet made up their minds to do so.

The purpose of the people who visited the bingo halls during the period from 1950’s to 1980’s was not only to play bingo but also to socialize with other players. The bingo halls still provide the environment for socializing, while the online bingo sites have started to provide the same environment with the help of their integrated bingo chat rooms. The advantage of these chat rooms are, that you can meet people hitherto unknown to you and you can become a part of an online community of bingo lovers. You get a chance to come across people whose interests are similar to yours and you can start relationships quite easily with them. You can achieve all this while enjoying the comforts provided by your own home.

You can find people who welcome and encourage you, show their interest in you and what you do, when you join bingo chat rooms for the very first time. The initial conversations may start with basic things like whether you have played online bingo earlier, what are the sites which interest you most and maybe some personal questions like where you stay, what hobbies you have and all that.

There are moderators in the chat rooms who overlook the conversations taking place in the bingo chat rooms, and who will steer away from you players who ask too many questions. The chat room moderators make you feel at home and take care so that you do not get bothered by other players.

You may often find events in bingo chat rooms of an online bingo site which you can use for holding a private party with the players you have befriended recently without any problem. You can easily find out the chat rooms which you prefer and which are attended by like-minded players with whom you would like to chat and mix. But at the back of all this is the common love for bingo which is shared by all of you and your friends and which will make you return to the game again and again.

A special game called a Team Bingo is played in many online bingo sites. In this game the bingo chat rooms are divided into separate teams of players which compete against one another and try to get as many bingo wins as they can. The players in each team chat among themselves and easily form bonds of friendship especially when they work together to win a bingo.

Your experience of online bingo can easily be enhanced by befriending players in the chat rooms. It has happened that people have met their future spouses when they attended these bingo chat rooms. A time may come when marriage ceremonies may be held in these chat rooms but as of now, it is not possible.

Recent news that has come of recently in Cyberbingo chat room is given below for the benefit of readers to tell them what actually can happen in these chat rooms. This is actually the message from one Jackpot winner, actually a thanks giving message to the site and all the friends playing on the site

“Thank you so much Cyberbingo Sky! I love playing at this site! It is the best site online!

I was playing the new game in the Arcade Tweet Tweet I was having fun i love how the birds fly in and out.

The Winner

The Winner

I could not believe it when I had a bunch of the same birds and won $1,000. I was so excited! Then I played a few more times and hit $2,000. Those were the prettiest birds I ever saw. I could not believe my eyes! I love all of the games and everyone is so nice! I will be playing here for a long time! Thank you again!! Good Luck to everyone!! If I can win so can you”!

So, are readers able to get what actually can happen on a Cyberbingo Site? What are you waiting for then?

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

More information on bingo chat room moderation

Are you a person who likes to play online bingo? People who love playing online bingo are habituated to enjoy these online games hugely as they normally make use of the chat rooms besides playing the online bingo game itself. Do you use the chat rooms while playing online bingo? Are you aware of the friendly gossip that goes on in the chat rooms? While using bingo chat room do you ever have any doubts about who oversees all the verbal traffic? Those of you, who use the chat room while playing online bingo, know very well the benefits of chat rooms by this time that flow of verbal traffic is controlled by the moderators. The moderator is known by different names like chat room host, facilitator, administrator or plain operator. The job done by him is very important to the functioning of the chat room.

The basic job of the moderator is to ensure that the users of the Bingo chat room are enjoying themselves, telling each other their experiences and stories and passing on information between themselves and their bingo friends. The conversation may be on any topic provided it is within the rules and regulations of the online bingo sites. The moderators lay down the rules and regulations required to accomplish this task. The rules and regulations are very similar to those found in social gatherings and online communications between two or more people. The rules and regulations cover good manners, etiquette, respect and common sense you need to have, for mutual communication and conversation.

The standard rules followed by most of the online bingo sites have the following characteristics:

· Upper case words or words marked in red colour represents shouted communication and are not allowed.

· Icons with sexual intonation or abusive icons of any type cannot be used in your conversation.

· Bingo Chat rooms cannot have offensive names.

· Disguises and masquerading as someone else are prohibited.

· Abusing or disrespecting others based on their age, creed colour, race, religion, gender, sexuality, intellectual prowess, or physical appearance is not tolerated.

· You are not allowed to use the site for marketing your products or services or for creating a spam.

You are advised to be aware and keep away from playing on those online bingo sites where the owners, employees or employers of rival online bingo sites register themselves as genuine bingo players and use the chat rooms to influence the players to leave this site and play on the sites they promote. Though you have all the liberty to choose any online bingo site which you like, it is unfair on the part of these people to circulate malicious and fictitious misinformation like payment problems or data security about the site.

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bingo chat room

This is the reason why the conversation in the bingo chat rooms is controlled by the moderators. The moderators act as a Big Brother and overlook the conversations taking place in the chat rooms of the online bingo site to prevent any untoward incidents. Before you feel upset with some admonition from any moderator and want to shout at him, calm down and think that the moderators are doing their job and they are there for your own good. Stop for a moment and go over what you have done to get rebuked and you will understand why the moderators in the bingo chat rooms of online bingo sites are needed.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Learn saying “NO” to Bingo Bullies

Why do you have to be afraid in turning down Bingo Bullies in a Bingo Chat Room? Primarily, you do not want to hurt anybody’s feeling and probably not wanting to be labelled as “mean” in the bingo chat room where these bingo bullies are lurking to lure their next subject. With this, you might just find yourself saying yes even if it is contrary to your belief.

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bingo bullies

Actually, difficulty to say “NO” is not a rare issue. There are lot other people that are usually trapped in uncomfortable situation because of wanting to have social approval and end up doing the opposite of what they want to have. If you have this kind of personality and become a bingo player in the internet and these bingo bullies find you they will draw you to take their bait. You will be deceived by their schemes of making you their bingo buddy but they are only up to sizing you. They are just trying to know if you can loan them money if they run out of theirs. These manipulators have ways to annoy their targeted bingo player that the concerned may think that saying “yes” will solve their problem. Remember that once you give in to their tricks, they will keep on coming back to you making you someone they can run to for loans and they will do any way they can to convince you.

How will you identify these persons? Well, be cautious with those persons in bingo chat room who will be fond of offering you free points. They will keep on doing you favor even if you decline their offer, they will insist. This is the tactic that they do to make you feel indebted and you will not just turn them down whenever they seek for favor from you. However, this kind of players may be difficult to be differentiated from others who genuinely share their winnings but expects nothing in return. The best indicator of their difference, I guess the genuine ones will not call you in a private bingo chat room just to ask you to loan them money

How will you make protect yourself from becoming soft target of bingo bully? How will you do it in a way that you will not become mean-spirited and will not offend a so called “buddy”? Remember to be firm in your decision of saying NO. Then even if you do not actually have to explain to anybody, you may do so. This will make you appear not so aggressive. Tell someone asking for bingo loans that it is your principle not to lend money to anyone for the purpose of making things fair. Tell the concerned bingo buddy that you do this because you have tight budget. Do not feel guilty for not lending money. After all, you are doing it to everyone. This will protect from being fooled by bingo bully you will not end up regretting that the money you worked hard to earn was just carted away just as fast as saying “Yes” by someone who deceived you.

Do not be hesitant, say “NO”. Them nicely and be firm. You may ignore them or report them to bingo master if they become a nuisance.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Make friends in the Online Bingo Chat Rooms

There are a lot of serious players who enjoy playing online bingo but do not understand the advantages offered by the chat rooms and its culture.

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bingo games

It is accepted that to some players, playing online bingo is a very private matter which is not to be disclosed to anybody else. They may also feel a sense of guilt for playing online bingo without informing even their family members or friends. These players may not feel inclined to know the other players who are participating in the online bingo game or whom they are competing against. They may not feel like spending any of their time to get to know the other players. But there are always new players who would like to make good use of the chat rooms and get to know other players with the help of these chat rooms but are a bit hesitant to do so at the moment.

The actual reason why people visited the Bingo halls during the period stretching from 1950s to 1980s was to meet other people as well as play bingo. The custom of visiting the real life Bingo halls to meet and talk to other people still holds good even to this day. The online bingo sites have adopted this idea and have replicated the same environment with the help of chat rooms. These are an integral part of the online bingo game and give the player a chance to befriend new people and to become a member of a community of online bingo players. As the people playing online bingo have similar interests, meeting new players and building relationships with them becomes very easy. And this has been made possible while sitting at home amid all the comforts it provides.

The first time a player joins a chat room, there will be other players, who welcome, encourage, show their interest about the new player and his background, and help him to play the game of bingo. The initial questions a player may be asked would be concerning some personal and basic information, e.g. hobbies, place of residence, favourite things, grasp of the game and so forth. The chat rooms have moderators who do the actual job of introducing new players to old ones. In case a player tries to become too overbearing, then the chat room moderator steps in to diffuse the situation.

Online bingo sites conduct games and other social activities in these chat rooms besides having the main game of bingo. The chat rooms offer like-minded players to gather in these chat rooms and have a virtual party of their very own. To do this the player needs to find out which chat room is the most suitable and collect his like-minded friends by talking to all the players in the chat rooms. Behind all this, the game of bingo which every person is interested in playing holds everyone together as a community.

An event called the Team Bingo is conducted by many online bingo sites. Groups of players are assigned to different chat rooms and the idea is to win as many bingo games as possible by the group in each of those chat rooms. In this type of game, an individual player does not have to compete against the others but the groups of players compete within themselves. As the players form groups, they chat within themselves and come close to each other very easily. The bond thus formed becomes stronger if the group together manages to win a bingo.

Making friends in the chat rooms of online bingo is absolutely easy. This experience makes the game of online bingo more interesting and wonderful. Some players have met their future spouses in these chat rooms offered by online bingo.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

How to keep your Online Bingo Service up and running

Some hints to fix technical glitches in your online bingo service are given below. You can use these hints to fix the problem yourself or give the service provider or online bingo site customer service a call.

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online bingo

Before trying anything you should always compare other online bingo sites with the problematic one. This way you can become sure whether problem lies with that particular site or the service provider or you. Something may be wrong with your computer if the same problem occurs with all online bingo sites.

If you press the F11 key on your keyboard then you can fit the game screen to your monitor screen. If you want to change the resolution of the monitor screen, then follow the steps given below.

1. Click on the Start Menu

2. Click on Control Panel

3. Click the Display icon twice

4. Click on the Settings option

5. Move the slider on Screen Resolution to increase or decrease the monitor screen resolution

6. Clicking on the Apply button will change the monitor screen resolution and you will be asked for confirmation. You can either confirm by clicking on the Yes button or go back to the earlier resolution by clicking on the Revert button.

Ensure that you have the latest version of the Internet browser installed in your computer along with the correct plug-in. This will reduce problems with your browser.

Turn off the sound from the options menu of the online bingo site if you are having connection problems with your bingo site. If the Network Congestion problem shows up, or your connection fails, check whether your firewall or anti-virus software or the proxy-server is disallowing the connection. Try to connect to other sites on the Internet. If the connection problem still persists then there is no problem with your online bingo site. You have to check the hardware and the software of your computer for regaining your internet connection.

To overcome a firewall or a proxy-server problem, the settings have to be changed by entering TCP port values on your computer. Make use of the help files to change these settings or ask the network administrator to help you.

The ActiveX control for your browser should be enabled. Reset the Security values of your Windows system to their default settings using the following steps.

1. Click on the Start Menu, the Control Panel option and then Internet Options.

2. Choose the Security option

3. Choose the Custom Level tab

4. Change the option to Medium in the Reset options menu

5. Click the Reset tab

6. Close the browser and all running applications and Restart your computer to enable the changes made.

To take care of internet lag or latency, which increases the time to load the game or interrupts the process of loading or disconnects the computer while the loading process is on, do the following.

1. Start your computer again.

2. End all applications.

3. Start you Internet connection with minimum windows open in your Web browser.

4. If you have a dial-up connection, try to connect with help of other numbers provided by the ISP. The internet connections should be all right.

5. Take the help of your network administrator to get back the default network settings of your computer.

6. If your ISP software is outdated, then update it with the latest releases.

7. Updates for drivers are regularly available to enhance the functionality of the hardware. Use the updates offered by your manufacturer to increase the performance of your computer. Else, the hardware needs to be upgraded.

8. Too many Anti-virus and Spyware software running at the same time slows down your computer. Select the best and de-install the rest to make your computer faster.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Ten best hints on how to win a game of bingo

The fun and excitement derived from all gambling games, except poker, is the main attraction while making some money by winning the game is just an extra on the side. It does not mean that a player would have a good time by losing a game of bingo. A player should always try to win when he plays. Following are ten best hints which can be useful to win in a online game of bingo:

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game-of-bingo

1. Sometimes there may be 10 players or even less playing on an online bingo site. At other times there may be more than 300 players. A player should choose those games which have less number of players as the possibility of winning becomes remote with a large number of players. Though the prize money lessens with less number of players, the possibility of winning at regular intervals is more in these rooms.

2. All new players should become familiar with the different aspects of the bingo game before expecting to win big amounts. The new players should play in tournaments and free games on online bingo sites, discuss the game with others, let others know what they had learnt and follow hints on playing methods acquired from friends in the chat rooms.

3. Out of the total number of balls used during a bingo game, sometimes a few balls are used to give bonus points or extra tickets to the player. Unfortunately, these bonuses are specially offered only by some online bingo sites and not all.

4. A player should buy tickets in the range of $0.25 to $0.50 to win more money. But care should be taken regarding which tickets to buy because losing in the bingo game after buying costlier ticket means more money lost.

5. Playing on new online bingo sites is risky because a player may lose more money than what he is able to win. To avoid this happening, an online bingo player should go through the reviews about the site and choose only those online bingo sites which have good reputations.

6. Normally the chances of winning frequently become more with larger number of cards bought for a single bingo game. Since a player needs to keep track of all the cards he has bought and to prevent spending too much too quickly, it is advisable to buy approximately half the number of tickets being offered or whatever number is affordable for a single game of bingo.

7. While playing a game of bingo, players sometimes go through both winning and losing streaks. If a player finds himself in a losing streak, then it is advisable that the player cuts his losses and leaves the game to come back later and join the game again.

8. All online bingo sites offer the auto-dab facility which automatically marks the card even if the player is away or the connection is lost. If this feature is switched off to give the game a real-life feeling for fun, then a player would have to manually keep track of the numbers being called, and to do this, quiet surroundings is a must.

9. By keeping himself updated through reviews and e-mails, a player can have fun and win extra cash by playing in free games offered by online bingo sites during certain time frames.

10. Some online bingo sites offer promotional offers by allowing the player to take part midway in a bingo game which is already in progress. This is advantageous to those players who do not have a ticket comprising the numbers being called. But this offer is not available on most of the online bingo sites.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

Points of interest in a Online Bingo site

In 1996, the Bingo Act laid down in the UK, changed the classification of the bingo game from a game for gambling to a game for recreation. But as far as the levy of taxes on online bingo sites were concerned, they remained the same as per gambling laws.

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online-bingo

Millions of people across the world play online bingo everyday on the Internet, which has further boosted the existing 60 year old popularity of the bingo game.

The online bingo sites are under huge pressure to make the best services available to the large number of competing players as otherwise they would have to close down. The mandatory services that an online bingo site should provide are given below.

To choose the best online bingo sites, a new player looking for information on online bingo sites, will be able to decide better by considering the following:

1. Quality and number of bingo games on offer: The features of the games on offer are various:

· A good number of both the 75-ball and 90-ball games should be on offer by any decent online bingo site. To retain the interest of the players in the interval between two main bingo games a decent site should offer other games like keno and slot-machine games. Without these, the online bingo site becomes unpopular, with less people playing and less prize money being involved.

· The online bingo games should have expertly designed graphics which can be easily handled by the player’s computer.

· Most of the online bingo games should have their entry price usually on the lower side between the range from $0.10 to $0.50 and not more. Games with jackpots may be higher priced as an exception.

· Tournaments and progressive jackpots should be offered by the online bingo site regularly.

· Online bingo sites should have schemes where loyalties and rewards are available.

2. Online bingo sites should offer incentives for the promotion of the game:

· All new players should be offered a bonus as a welcome gesture by all online bingo sites which seriously want to do business.

· Players should play on those online bingo sites which offer promotions like bonuses on deposits. Sites like these are in plenty to choose from.

· Referral bonuses should be offered to players by the best online bingo sites for introducing new players to the site.

3. More about prizes:

· In order to offer more excitement and a large prize, sometimes almost half a million dollars, online bingo sites should have a minimum of one game where a progressive jackpot is on offer.

· A minimum of one tournament for winning a big prize should be held per week or month.

· To win some great prize money over and above the money to be won in a regular bingo game, the best online bingo sites should have chat rooms with more games on offer for the player.

4. Forums for discussion, information from chat rooms and services available to players:

· A player should be able to access the online bingo site’s helpdesk or service desk on a 24-hour basis without which the site may be considered below normal standards.

· Online bingo sites should have the best software running on their machine to make sure that the player can play without any hindrance. In the case of a player moving away or a lost connection, the software should be running the auto-daub feature to mark the cards.

· In some of the online bingo sites the color of the cards change when only three cards out of several remain. This change signifies that the end of the game is near and enhances the feeling of excitement.

· A bingo player should play bingo only on those online bingo sites which presently allow the player to play more than one game simultaneously.

· A new player should have access to discussions and reviews related to the bingo game in general, and the online bingo site in particular, to help him to make his own decisions. But the player should always be wary of those online bingo sites which have shady chat rooms and biased reviews reeking of self promotion.

To choose the most suitable bingo site to play on, the information given above can be used to check the credibility of the online bingo site. To help the player derive the maximum enjoyment out of a game of bingo, the online bingo site should always provide incentives, ensure smooth play, offer chat rooms and discussion forums par excellence, and give access to round-the-clock helpdesk services.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal