Would You Use a Good Luck Charm While You Play Bingo?



We would all like to get a bit of extra luck when we play bingo but how far would you be prepared to go in order try and get this?

Good Luck Charms playing bingo

Some people like to carry about a good luck charm all day, have one in their house or even do things in a certain way in order to try and generate some extra luck. Would you be happy to use any of the following good luck charms?

We know that bingo is a game of chance and cool perks such as the new rewards program will further improve your odds of winning delicious cash size prizes. But majority of players still believe in lucky charm when playing.

Today we take a look at some of these good luck charms and how they can improve your chances at winning in online bingo!

 

The Mystic Knot

This is a good luck symbol that is used in the world of Feng Shui to bring wealth, unending love and a happy life. In the Indian culture this symbol also represents the goddess of wealth. The Mystic Knot symbol is made up of a series of interlinked loops and is often described as being the image of a snake swallowing its own tail. The Mystic Knot can be found on charms, necklaces, amulets and in a lot of other different forms, with red being the most common color. If you want to follow the Feng Shui approach then this good luck charm should go in the south west corner of the room you are using it in.

Crickets in the House

The next good luck charm is a bit gross but, hey, maybe it’ll get you a big win and you won’t mind. Crickets are viewed as bringing good luck in a number of different cultures around the world. In Brazil, for example, when crickets start to sing it is said to be a sign that it is either going to rain or you are going to get a lot of money; we know which outcome we would prefer. The Chinese believe that having crickets in the house is good luck, as the huge number of eggs they lay is assign of abundance and prosperity. A similar theory exists in Barbados, while crickets are hugely important in Native American cultures. If you want to try and get some good luck with the help of a cricket then maybe you could keep one in a cage, as people do in some countries.

A Rabbit’s Foot

In the Western world, a rabbit’s foot is one of the most popular good luck symbols. However, would you be happy having one sit next to your computer while you play bingo games? This is one of the most common good luck charms in many parts of the world and is also one of the oldest, with its use being dated back to possibly 600 BC. If you are going to use one of these charms then you need to get it right. First, it has to be the left hind foot. Secondly, the rabbit has to have been caught in a cemetery. Some people will tell you that the phase of the moon or the date is also important. These are among the most common good luck charms used by American gamblers and you should be able to find some for sale in a curio shop without too much trouble. You might even find one with a handy keychain on it.

A Red Envelope

If we go back to Feng Shui for a moment, we will find that a red envelope with coins inside it is viewed as being a powerful symbol of good fortune and prosperity. It is classed as a way or respecting and protecting the passing on of age-old knowledge and it is common for Chinese families to use red envelopes when gifting money. There is an interesting story behind the importance of red envelopes, though. A young man killed a fierce dragon that had been terrorizing his village and was rewarded with a red envelope filled with money. If you are going to use the red envelope technique for good luck then put some coins in it and then place it in the south east corner of the house or in your purse.

A Four Leaf Clover

Another good luck charm most of us are aware of is the four leaf clover. However, have you ever actually seen one of these things? Well, while they aren’t common they do exist. It is estimated that for every 10,000 three leaf clovers there is one with four leaves. This symbol of good luck is strongly associated with the Irish and they say that the four leaves each represent something different. The first one is for faith, the second for hope, the third for love and the fourth for luck. If you have no luck finding one then you can either buy a real one online or else get a piece of jewelry or a key ring with the image of a four leaf clover on it.

A Laughing Buddha

Another popular Chinese good luck charm is the Laughing Buddha. If you want to use one of these symbols at home then, according to Feng Shui principles, the best height for a statue is said to be 30 inches. This guy is said to be a reincarnation of the original Buddha and was a fairly eccentric monk who brought a lot of joy and laughter to the world. Having one at home is said to offer you happiness and wealth. If you want to see if he can bring you some good luck at bingo then you should place him facing the front door of the room you play in.

A Beckoning cat

The so-called Beckoning Cat or Waving Cat is another oriental symbol to attract good luck for the owner. In this case it comes from Japan and is called Maneki-neko there. This good luck charm has now spread to many parts of the world and you shouldn’t have too many problems finding one for sale.  It is also called the Fortune Cat or Lucky Cat by some people and is said to be ideal for bringing good luck when placed in a home or business premises. The gold colored models are highly popular, although with a bit of research you should be able to find other colors too.

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Sugar Ice, the New Arcade Slot Game



Have you heard?

In addition to the new slot machines released last week, Bingo Mania just launched its first Arcade Slot Game called Sugar & Ice. Exciting!

Sugar & Ice new Game

With all these new games, we might need to write a new post about the Must Play Slot games at BingoMania similar to the recent Your Bingo For Money Guide :D Okay, back to the new exclusive game.

 

About Sugar & Ice

Is it an online slot machine or an arcade game?

Sugar and ICE is the first slots arcade game available at BingoMania and it’s sure to be a hit!  The maximum win is $50,000 and it seems you just never lose playing this game.

How To Play

It plays similar to other favorite games like Candy Mania and Candy Crush, but instead of having to match 3 or more candies you have to match 4 or more Sugar & ICE symbols. These symbols can be either candies or ICE.

If you need a little help matching the candies you may be lucky enough to get the WILD yellow candy wrapper.  This wild wrapper replaces any candy or ICE symbol to complete the win combination.

You Win Sugar & Ice

With typical video slot games, you spin once and you either win or lose (if you’re lucky you’ll get a scatter or bonus round).  However, when you spin and win a combination playing Sugar & ICE, the winning combination disappears from the game board allowing for more candy and ice to fall from the top.  If again match 4 or more of these candies you will continue to win and win until no more winning combinations remain.  All this with just 1 spin!

Let’s look at the Paytable

For example, if you’re betting $5 and you match 8 twisted lollipops you will get a win of $500 (circled in red on the paytable image below).

How do you calculate this? Take your Bet amount, multiply it by the multiplier in the column of the number of candies you matched.

In this case it would be:

Your $5 bet X 100 multiplier (because you matched 8 twisted lollipops) = $500 WIN

Pay Table Sugar & Ice

How to win the Jackpot

The jackpot starts at $0 and increases with every cinnamon heart you match in the game. When it reaches $50 the jackpot is awarded to you on top of all your winning prizes!

Limited time game launch offer at Bingo Mania;

all depositing players will get a free $25 pre-loaded jackpot contribution when they play Sugar & ICE. This offer is only valid for a limited time and will be removed within a few days of this blog post.

Also remember, your Jackpot is your personal Jackpot. So be sure to log back into Sugar & Ice to ensure you unlock the $50 cash prize.

HOT TIP!

The ICE symbol pays out the most and gives the max win of $50,000. So make sure you’re playing the $5 bet to have the chance to win the BIG prize!

As you can see now, you have more games and activities along side your bingo games. 

Bingo Mania blog special promotion!

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The first 5 players to get the $50 jackpot and comment below with their alias and date/time they hit the jackpot will get an additional $50 Cash!



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Online Bingo Chat Rooms and Chat Games



One of the most common things that players say they love the most about playing online bingo is the social factor, and that wouldn’t be possible without the existence of chat rooms. Nearly all online bingo rooms have chat windows although not all games are hosted by a chat moderator; they’re an excellent place to hang out and get to know your fellow roomies, as well as ask for help, talk about shared interests, and even play chat games where you can win prizes.

 

If you’re used to playing bingo the traditional way at a land-based club, you’ll know that when a game’s about to start, it’s “eyes down” all round. The main reason for this enforced silence, as you’re probably well aware, is so that everyone can hear the caller shout the numbers out. However, with online and mobile bingo, the numbers magically pop up on your screen so there’s not the same necessity to have absolute silence at all times. Plus, provided you take advantage of the auto-dab option, you won’t even need to concentrate on marking the numbers off your cards. This frees up a significant amount of your time and allows you to sit back and enjoy the game without as much pressure. While some players prefer to take a spin on side-games at the same time as a bingo game plays out, others prefer to keep the chat going.

bingo chat room

Why chat?

There are plenty of reasons why it’s good to talk while you’re playing a game, and one of the nicest things to see in your chat room window is the amount of encouraging and congratulatory comments from your fellow roomies. Should you win, it’s more than likely that not only your chat host will give you a jolly good virtual slap on the back, but the other players will as well; so, it’s always nice to return the favour when someone else scores a Full House, even if you really wanted the win for yourself.

Once you become familiar with the chat moderators and regular players, it’s fun to catch up with how everyone’s doing. So, without saying anything inflammatory or disrespectful, if you’ve had a bad day at the office, feel free to share. One thing that won’t be tolerated, however, is insults that are directed at other players, so even if you’re only having a laugh, be mindful at all times of how you’re communicating. You should also avoid the urge to type entire phrases and sentences in capital letters as this is viewed as ‘shouting’ and gets in the way of important messages that the chat moderator may be trying to communicate.

What role does the chat host play?

At online bingo sites, there are several hosts who normally work in shifts so that there is sufficient cover around-the-clock. The good news is that they’re around to make life more enjoyable and fun for the players and it’s only in extreme circumstances that they would ever consider banning anyone from the chat room or site. Their main job is to make people feel welcome, but they’re also responsible for answering questions and resolving issues, announcing winners, explaining chat games, and keeping the general mood cheerful. So, if you’re new to online bingo or a particular site, and you want to ask a question about the game you’re playing, just type your query as concisely as possible in the chat room window and they’ll get back to you as quickly as they can.

The hosts are often referred to CMs and CHs (chat moderators and hosts), and you may well one day want to consider becoming one yourself. While jobs are often available, just be aware that it’s quite a demanding role, which requires patience, multitasking, strong levels of concentration over long periods of time, the ability to disperse potential arguments or friction, explain game rules confidently, and ensure that everything runs like clockwork …… and of course have excellent keyboard skills; so, while it might look easy on the surface, the role of a CM is anything but.

How chat games work

One of the things we’ve already alluded to a couple of times in this article is the topic of chat games. These are a great way to ensure that your time playing games is never dull, and they also offer you the opportunity to get your hands on additional prizes. The diversity of chat games is truly extraordinary, so we really can’t give you a definitive list. However, here are just a few examples of the types of games you might come across while you’re playing online.

The following games can be enjoyed alongside some of Bingo Manias most popular games:

Trivia quizzes

Some sites like to run trivia quizzes where roomies need to answer either one or a series of questions correctly in the quickest time possible. In return, the CM will usually dish out loyalty point rewards. Quizzes are a great way to test your knowledge and reaction times, and it’s always handy to pick up extra loyalty points for free.

Neighbours

Some sites reward you for when other roomies win. It sounds a bit odd, we know, but it’s all to do with being neighbours (or Nabors, as they’re often referred to in the world of online bingo). For example, if your name appears in the chat list directly above or below the last winner, typing “Nabors” immediately after their win could secure you some handy BBs.

Sing-along games

This type of game is pretty popular across many of the big online bingo sites, and when the CM types the first line of a song, the first person to guess the tune correctly gets some free bonus credits or loyalty points.

Summary

Now that you’re all clued up and ready to get chatting, why not head to your favourite online bingo site and introduce yourself to a few CMs and roomies. If you can’t find a schedule of what types of chat games that the site hosts and what time they take place, ask the customer support team who will no doubt be very happy to point you in the right direction.



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Meet The Two New Slot Machines at BingoMania



Hiya Maniacs now that weve introduced and launched your new Rewards program and the exciting Progressive Bonus Feature at Bingo Mania, our team had sometime to devote their energy on launching two new slot machines for you this week.

New Slots

Meet Ducks n Eggs and New Tales of Egypt machines both available right now from the Slots lobby under the New Tab; two great additions to play along side your bingo games.

 

About New Tales of Egypt
New Tales of Egypt

Free SpinsDiscover the secrets of Ancient Egypt but with an all-new modern perspective.

With its 20 paylines, you can dive into the sands of time, play in the Queens Palace and unlock the secrete scatter symbols.

  • Game Type: Video SlotBonus Rounds
  • Reels: 5
  • Symbols: 11
  • Paylines: 20
  • Bet Per Payline: 1¢ to 25¢
  • Wild Symbols: Yes
  • Paid Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins Feature: Yes

About DucksneggS

Ducks 'n' Eggs

Free SpinsIf you love Bring Home the Bacon, we think youre going to love playing DucksneggS with its comical Ducks theme.

Alien infested ducks rule the lakes on 20 paylines with main characters Buster, Bruno, and Earl joining the Fishing Contest bonus game where you can win up to 13,8000 bonus points.

  • Game Type: Video Slot
    Characters
  • Reels: 5
  • Symbols: 12
  • Paylines: 20
  • Bet Per Payline: 1¢ to 25¢
  • Wild Symbols: Yes
  • Paid Scatter: No
  • Free Spins Feature: Yes

You can now enjoy both of these games alongside other recently released games such as Happy CircusLost Incas Gold, and Sugar Rush.

Now Its Your Turn

New Slots

As always, we give you an opportunity to participate and win free spins towards the our recently released slot games. Heres how:

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  2. Simply let us know in the comment box below which of these two games youre excited about
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BingoMania Gets a New Site Design



If you’ve visited BingoMania in the past, you haven’t seen anything yet. We just launched the new re-design of BingoMania.com this is our first site re-design since 2008. So you can say, it was a long time coming.

All New BingoMania

The whole new site design for our players is  going to make bingo games online better than ever! We’ve been in the online bingo business since 1996, but that doesn’t mean we can rest on our laurels.

Here are some of the things we think you’re going love with the new BingoMania re-design:

New games

Want more chances to win big?  We will be releasing some bingo variants for you to play over the coming weeks.  There will be more options on the cards, and more fun!

Keep an eye on the Mania newsletter as well as the promotions page for daily surprises you never know what Skippy will have in store for you. It could be a session of colossal bingo game prizes to special free XP giveaways.

We’ve already released a new Video Slot Game Pinocchio 

Modern site design

It was time for a brand new site design, one which would make your experience even more enjoyable.  Not only is  the look improved, but our techies and designers have worked together to ensure the site and games even run  much faster for you.

Better user interface

Part of our design change is to make it easier than ever for you to enjoy the games you love.

One of the new features is your favorite feature for the slots lobby. You’ll be able to favorite your preferred games and be able to sort through all the exciting slot games available at BingoMania!

Our cashier page has received a complete overhaul to help you  to deposit and see the clear deposit bonus you’ll receive. s, .

If you’ve been a member of BingoMania and you’ve been enjoying our bingo games in the past, we want to thank you for your patronage. With our new site design, we hope to make your experience better than ever before. We hope to continue to be your number one online bingo game site.

What do you think of the new BingoMania Design?

We would love to hear your feedback, please let us know any comments or suggestions you may have in the comment box below.



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4th of July Scavenger Hunt Bingo



We Bingo is normally played with numbers, but there are other ways to play bingo. If you can put it on the card and make up rules for players to cover the spot, you can make a bingo game out of it. Weve already talked about math bingo before, where the callers uses math problems to call out the numbers. Today, in celebration of the upcoming holiday well be talking about scavenger hunt bingo.

4th of July Bingo

Scavenger hunt bingo uses pictures of objects or short descriptions on the card instead of numbers. Players receive their cards, then everyone runs off to find items that will make a bingo line on their card. If they can bring them back to the caller and show that they have a bingo, then they win! You can even include very difficult items by allowing pictures of the items to count.

Sometimes this game is used for icebreakers at corporate functions, but its popular among kids as well. You could make scavenger bingo for any kind of event youd like, so long as there are enough items there to find. Heck, you could have a line be the C-suite of your company! Wouldnt that be an interesting time? Or you could play it around the house. A neat parenting trick would be to make scavenger bingo cards of your childrens toys. The next time their room is messy, hand them the card, explain the game, and stand by the toy box. The room will get picked up quickly!

What are some things that could be put on a card for a 4th of July scavenger bingo game? Lots of things, like:

* A U.S. flag
* A (small!) firework like a sparkler.
* Hotdogs
* A cooler
* Soda
* Picnic basket
* Picnic blanket
* A squirt gun
* Condiments (ketchup, mustard)
* Chips and dip
* A tri-corner hat (Difficult!)

If you dont want to make your own bingo card up, we have one of our own that should provide plenty of fun and challenge for your players:

4th of July Bingo - 34th of July Bingo - 14th of July Bingo - 24th of July Bingo

Just print out the card for your 4th of July picnic and make sure some of the items are around. You probably will want to accept pictures unless you want your kids trying to take down bald eagles! Give it a try and well bet that you and your kids will have a great time at your celebration. And if you have some downtime, why not try an exciting game of bingo on Bingo Mania to celebrate as well? You could win big!



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What Else Could You Do While Playing Bingo?



There is no doubt that settling down to play some online bingo games at Bingo Mania is one of those treats that never loses its shine.

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However, as a bingo player, have you ever sat there and wondered what the other players were doing while they were playing? Playing a game or two online is so easy and intuitive these days that it is possible to play and do something else at the same time (thanks to aut-daub). So what do you do or would you be interested in doing?

 

Eat and Drink

Eat something

On the face of it, eating and drinking while enjoying some bingo action sounds like it could be a dangerous business. After all, you could easily lose track of what you are consuming and take on board a lot more than you really should. Having said that, let’s look at it from the opposite point of view and consider whether this could be a way of adding more healthy snacks and drinks to your life. If you have always struggled to drink water, fruit juice or smoothies then this can be an ideal time to sip them without even really noticing. The same goes for healthy snacks. You could place a few pieces of fruit beside you when you play and munch on them while you are distracted by the game. The same goes for a nice salad or anything else healthy that you don’t normally eat. This can give you a tremendous energy boost while you play and also let you live more healthily. Grazing is after all the new black!

Watch Television

Could it be the case that the most popular way of playing bingo at home involves watching a television show at the same time? It certainly seems likely. You don’t want to miss your special bingo times but what if it clashes with Game of ThronesDancing with the Stars or Breaking Bad? You won’t want to miss your favorite show but could you concentrate on it while playing bingo at the same time? Perhaps your chosen technique is to stop playing from time to time so when something really dramatic happens on screen and then go back to playing when the action slows down. It definitely seems like an approach that could give you the best of both worlds if your brain can handle both things at the same time. Another idea is to put on a news channel and catch up with the happenings in the world while you play.

Learn Something New

An interesting idea could be to use your bingo time to learn something new while you play. This might sound impossible but it can be done. Let’s take the example of an avid bingo player who wants to learn a foreign language. The week might seem too short to do both things but what if you combined them? For instance, you could be playing away and trying to win while listening to a movie or song in your new language. This is a fantastic way to absorb new words and sounds without seeming to pay all that much attention. If there is something you want to learn but haven’t yet had the time to do so then this method could work for you.  This might also work if you have some information you need to learn for work purposes but don’t want to spend your time exclusively doing this.

Speak to Friends

The social aspect of online bingo playing is one of the main advantages for many people who play at home. It is a great feeling to enter your favorite site and see that your friends are already there. However, another possible approach is to play with your friends that are already sitting beside you. This is an option that has been made a lot more possible now because of the incredible rise of mobile bingo sites (please note that the members usually must have been registered at different addresses to meet with the site’s terms and conditions of use – one account per household). All you need to do is connect to a Wi-Fi network, each person can access via their own mobile device. This can form the basis for a good fun get-together, especially for friends who don’t often seem to get the chance to spend time with each other. You could even combine it with one of the previous ideas and have some healthy food while you play or else watch your favorite shows together during your bingo games. Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic evening?

Carry Out Your Other Hobby

Hobby

Having a hobby is something very worthwhile and if you have more than one then that’s even better. If you love playing bingo then that doesn’t mean that you need to forget about the possibility of doing other things too. So what hobby would you like to start that could be combined with some bingo playing time? Well, how about doing some exercise? This could be as simple as doing some stretches or leg toning exercises while sitting down. If you play on a phone or tablet then this gives you the flexibility of working out on a treadmill or exercise bike while hoping for that huge, life-changing win. You could also listen to music, sew, paint or do any one of a number of other things at the same time as enjoying some bingo.

Plan a Vacation

Vacation

One of the things that keeps us all going through the year is the thought of a delightful trip away on vacation. The good news is that by spending some time looking for online deals you might be able to get more bang for your buck. There are lots of great value travel sites around and it makes sense to check them out while you play. Provided that you start looking in plenty of time you can afford to be relaxed and take your time. In this way, you can look for special deals in a stress-free way while playing some bingo. That sounds like a wonderful combination of things to do that should make for some very interesting time spent on your computer. Of course, if you grab a massive jackpot then you might want to head straight back onto the travel site to upgrade to a 5 star hotel.

Now, it’s your turn, what do you like to do while playing bingo?

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The Best Free Bingo Sites



Playing online games is fun and now that you can play free bingo practically on virtually any device, we thought we take one step back and highlight a few of today’s leading free bingo sites.

The Best Free Bingo Sites

The following sites might have an app or not. That’s not the focus. Simply, we want to highlight the communities that have shaped and continue to provide casual games on the web.

Some of the sites are 100% only bingo, while others offer a mixed of free bingo games.

All of the listed sites are 100% free (meaning it costs you nothing to play with a few pro versions to play ad-free).

Tip! If you’re looking for complimentary games but with the ability to win cash prizes, then we invite you to check out the BingoMania free bingo games.

 

Here we go …

Bingo Luau from Pogo

As long as we can remember, Pogo has been a top tier destination for free games online. They’ve been able to support free play through ads and now they have introduced “Club Pogo”, a premium account where you play all the games you love but without annoying ads.

Bingo Luau

Seriously that’s the biggest downfall of free sites. But at the end of the day, they’re a business with real expenses to keep their games performing at their best.

Bingo Luau is a Hawaiian themed game  with a relaxing tropical feel to it. It’s traditional bingo where you have to daub your numbers to match the games patterns.

As you know, like any bingo game, the main object is to “bingo” before your fellow players.

What we like about this game:

  • 10,000 tokens on sign up
  • Gifting badges to share with your friends
  • Option to upgrade to add-free version
  • Series of challenges and albums to unlock
  • The relaxing sound of crashing waves while you play

At anyone time, you can find 500+ players playing this game spread across a slew of different chat rooms. If you’re after a relaxing game, we think you’ll enjoy this popular and classic game.

Our score: 7 out of 10

Slingo Bingo

The popularity of Slingo is no surprise but many players forget that the folks behind the popular game also offer 3 variety of free bingo online games over on Slingo.com.

Slingo Bingo

So many things to love about the games on this site. Here’a few of the key perks we really love:

  • You can win real cash prizes on certain free games throughout the day
  • Fantastic bonuses in the form of XP points & collections
  • Each room with its own series of badges & collection
  • Best card feature
  • Manual or auto daub feature
  • Automatic card sorting to show your best cards and highlights how many calls your away for each card for ‘Bingo!’

You can also:

  • Participate in chat
  • and play mini slots right inside the bingo room

Unique Perk: The Real Cash & Prize Rooms

You can play for real cash prizes in the following two rooms:

  • Treasure Hunt
  • Grand Gold Rush

The Bingo around the World rooms are great. As you move up the levels, you’ll have the chance to unlock rooms based around the great cities of the World.

Bingo Around the World

All in all, there are well over 50 different rooms. So variety is never in question. Our only reservation about Slingo’s bingo games are that all the rooms have the same look and feel. Though the rooms have fun names, it doesn’t spread into the actual game design.

If they can slowly upgrade their room skins, we believe it will add tons more to your excitement. Right now, it just feels like you’re in the same room.

Our score: 7 out of 10

Three Eyed Bingo

Gamesville’s Three Eyed Bingo is a fun online free game. It’s super simple. You simply play bingo and earn points for your activity as you daub.

You won’t find any flashy or complicated point system unlike the other sites listed here. You just play 100% pure bingo. Our favorite game has to be the Three Eyed bingo.

Three Eyed Bingo

As they say, you really wish you had three eyes to keep track of the fast moving bingo game.

Here’s how to play:

  1. You get 3 cards per game
  2. You’ll need to manually daub your numbers (which you earn points)
  3. The goal is to be the 1st player to match all 3 pattern using your 3 cards

For more, check out how to play three eyed bingo instructions.

Our score: 6 out of 10

Hey Bingo

HeyBingo.com has been around since 2001 and has always been a free site with one focus: free bingo games.

Hey Bingo

You’ll find 3 different variation of bingo:

  • 75 Ball
  • Spin-a-Bingo
  • and the British 90 Ball style

The object of HeyBingo games are simply to play, collect points  and occasionally be able to exchange them for prizes.

Over the years their popularity has dwindled down a bit but you will still be able to find an exciting game throughout the week, specially during the evening hours when the traffic to their site is at its highest.

Our score: 5 out of 10

There you have it – a complete roundup of today’s best free online bingo sites. Now it’s your turn, which are your favorite free sites to play on?

Are there any other portal that we should highlight on this list? Help us make this the #1 listing for free online bingo games.

 



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Sugar Rush Slots Machine at BingoMania.com



Update 06/05/2014 – winner’s announced and credited. Thanks for participating everyone and good luck on next week’s featured new slot machine at BingoMania.

At BingoMania, you get more than just bingo. In addition to the 30+ casino games, we’ve started to introduce new Video slot machines with up to 25 line bets.

Sugar Rush

Last week, we offered you a chance to win 1 of 20 x $10 free cash credits towards the new Forest Treasure Video Slot and today, we’re featuring the sweet Sugar Rush 20 lines video slot and a chance 1 of the 20 x $10 free cash credits.

 

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About the Sugar Rush 20 Lines Video Slot

Get your sweet tooth ready – it’s a Sugar Rush!

Candy Street is now open for business and you are invited to take part in the festivities.  The candy stores have set out their goodies on 20 lines. Line up the Gummy Bears to win up to 20 free spins. The Gingerbread Man is WILD and helps you pile up more sugar. Help the happy candies build the highest castle in The Candy land bonus game, where you can fill up on sweets and win up to 9,000 Bonus Points.

Pay Table

Sugar Rush Paytable

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Feature Information

About the Bonus Game 

Bonus Game Rush

Feature Type Bonus game
Bonus Rule Hit 3 Cupcakes anywhere on an active payline to win up to 9,000 bonus points
Bonus logic Candies of different shapes and sizes appear one by one at the top of the screen. Users need to stack them one on top of the other by dropping them clicking the Drop button or pressing space on keyboard.Each candy has a value attached to it. The value is awarded when the user properly places it on the tower. Values can be bonus points or loses. Game ends when user places 2 loses on the tower or all the values have been awardedIf users miss the tower, nothing is lost and the value is re-added to the pool of values. So missing the tower does not equal losing but actually helps users make a choice which candies to place and which to “throw away”. The pieces become easier to place progressively as users miss the more and more.
Winning range 100 – 9000 Bonus Points

About the Free Spins Info

Feature Type Free Spins
Rule Hit 3 or more Gummy Bears anywhere on the reels to get up to 20 free spins!
Number of Free Spins 3 symbols – 5 Free Spins4 symbols – 10 Free Spins5 symbols – 20 Free Spins
Multiplier none

Basic Game Info

Player level: Beginner/Experienced/Expert

All

Reels 5
Symbols 11
Paylines 20
Bet per Payline (minimum) 0.01 $
Max Bet per Payline 5.00 $
Progressive No
Wild Symbol Yes
Paid Scatter No
Free Spins Feature Yes
Bonus Feature Yes

Bet Amount Info

Recommended Bet Range from 0.01 to 5.00$
Default Bet 0.01$
Max Bet 20 Lines x 5.00 $ Per line = 100.00 $
Min Bet 1 Line x 0.01 $ = 0.01 $
Default Bet 25 Lines x 0.01 $ = 0.25 $
Bonus Game Winning Amount ($) Bonus Points x Total Bet

How To Play Sugar Rush at Bingomania?

  1. Login or sign up to BingoMania.com
  2. From the Game Lobby, click on Slots >> followed by the “New” tab to see list of the new games including Sugar Rush

Play Sugar Rush Slots

 

Like this post and comment below with your BingoMania alias and qualify for a chance to win 1 of 20 x $10 free cash credits.

Winners will be selected by Tuesday, May 6th 12pm ET. Thanks.



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St. Patty’s Gold Arcade Slot – With a new Bonus Game!



The luck of the Irish has come to Bingo Mania with the exclusive, high paying St. Patty’s Gold arcade slot game. This game is now is better than before with the addition of a FREE Bonus Round!

St . Patty's Gold Slot Machine

How do you win the bonus round you say?

It’s easy! When you fill up the glass with gold coins you’ll win the Jackpot AND the FREE Bonus Round. During the bonus round you can choose from six gold pots which will award you with a jackpot bonus! This free jackpot contribution allows you to win the new jackpot faster.

By reading this blog you’re the first to know that you have a FREE Bonus round waiting for you as soon as you log in to the website and load this game. Try you luck now and claim your free jackpot if you haven’t yet.

Tell us what you think of this new game below & win 1 of 7 Free $5 cash credits to try this new exciting game.

Here’s How:

  1. Comment with your alias if you like the St. Patty’s Gold Slot Machine
  2. Share, tweet or google plus this blog post
  3. And on Monday, March 9th by 8pm ET we will credit and award 7 player’s comments with $5 free cash to enjoy this new game

 



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How to play bingo on your iPad



As many of you know, BingoMania’s games are flash based. But that doesn’t fare well when you want to play a few  bingo games on the go or from on your beautiful retina displayed iPad device.

Puffin App

Thanks to 3rd party app developers, you can now enjoy flash based games from your iPad and iPhone device, thus mobile gaming is possible for flash based games.

The amazing fast  Puffin browser has made it super easy for you to load flash and it’s surprisingly a pleasant experience.

Depending on your internet speed, flash games will load and play as they would on an Android or on your desktop browser.

We love Puffin so much here at BingoMania that we offer all of our members who download the $2.99 paid version a $5 credit into their BingoMania account.

Here’s how:

  1. Visit iTunes app store and download the paid version of Puffin App
  2. Then contact our support team and we will credit your account with $5 as a token of our appreciation

Moving forward, whenever you’re in the mood to play bingo mania games on your ipad or iphone, simply open the Puffin Browser and type BingoMania.com in the url box and login as you would normally.

Your games will load and you will have access to the full version of the Mania site.



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Online Bingo Directory – WhichBingo.com



While we would dearly love to be your one and only bingo site, we know that we don’t have every game under the sun. People often play on multiple sites. There’s a different crowd, different games, and a different look-and-feel to the experience. It’s okay, we understand!

In fact, we want to help you a bit. Here’s what you need to look for when finding a pay-to-play bingo and slots site. The best place online to find one of these sites is WhichBingo.com. This is a special directory of hundreds of bingo sites, both free-to-play and pay-to-play varieties. No matter what your interest is, you can find a lot of sites on this website.

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If you go to the main page of their directory, you can set some search filters. The two broad categories of bingo are 75 ball and 90 ball. 75 ball is more popular in America, while 90 ball bingo is more popular in Europe. However, when choosing an awesome bingo site you’ll want to pay attention more to the next filter.

Since bingo sites are all over the world, you need to find a site that will take your form of currency. Most bingo sites operate in dollars, euros, or British pounds. Some can convert between all of them, but it’s best to choose one that caters to your currency to avoid fees. And if you do want to play a free-to-play game, you can select that option as well.

The last filter talks about downloads. Some sites have their game system entirely on the web. Others require you to download a special application to play their games. If you choose a download site, make sure that it doesn’t install any adware or other unwanted software as part of the package.

Once you have your filters in place, you’ll have plenty of bingo sites to explore. Here are some other things you’ll want to look for on the sites:

* Is their software independently verified for fairness?

* How much is the initial deposit, and how much do you need to make before you can make a withdrawal?

* What games are offered and when?

* Are there any special jackpots to know about?

Finally, look on the web for some user feedback. Bingo players aren’t shy about telling others about a bad or shady site.

We hope to see you in our own game rooms often, but if you want a few other sites to try you can’t go wrong with WhichBingo.com. By the way, BingoMania is in their Editor’s Pick list!



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Lost Inca’s Gold Slot Machine



Hope you enjoyed last week’s new featured Great Reef slot machine.

We will be releasing another set of new  games on Friday to go along the following slot machines: sugar rushcarnival of venice, and forest treasure. More about the new slot machines in this week’s upcoming newsletter.

Lost Inca's Gold Slot

Play the Lost Inca’s Gold Machine Now

For this week, we’re featuring the popular Lost Inca’s Gold Slot machine at BingoMania with a chance for you to win 1 of 20 $10 free credits (see below for details). This machine is available from the new slots lobby. If you haven’t tried the Lost Inca’s Gold, we think you’re going to love it.

About the Lost Inca’s Gold Slot Machine

Get ready, it’s time to venture deep into the rainforest to discover the ancient gold, gems and treasure of an extinct civilization!

You’ll have an opportunity to explorer alongside Jane the WILD as she explores to find hidden treasure on every pay line, while the cool Treasure Maps guide you to up to 20 free spins.

Continue to explore inside the dark temple, where a hidden treasure of up to 950 bonus points awaits you.

 

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Below you’ll find all the relevant information about the Lost Inca’s Gold Slot including bonus features and max bet.

Basic Game information

Theme Lost Inca’s Gold

Player level: Beginner/Experienced/Expert

All

Reels 5
Symbols 12
Paylines 25
Bet per Payline (minimum) 0.01 $
Max Bet per Payline 5.00 $
Progressive No
Wild Symbol Yes
Paid Scatter No
Free Spins Feature Yes
Bonus Feature Yes

Table 1: Summary Information

Feature Information

Feature Type Bonus game
Bonus Rule 3 or more consecutive Treasure Chest symbols appearing from the 1st reel on an active payline will  trigger the “Lost Inca’s gold” bonus game where you can win up to 950 Bonus Points!
Bonus logic The user selects various options in 3 steps on one stage. The user can win up to 3 times, or end the game before that if they lose once.
Winning range 10 – 950 Bonus Points

Table 2: Bonus Game Information

Feature Type Free spins
Number of Free Spins 5/10/20 (3,4 or 5 Scatter symbols earn you 5/10/20 free spins)
Multiplier none

Table 3: Free Spin Information

Bet Amount Information

Recommended Bet   Range from 0.01 to 5.00$
Default Bet 0.01$
Max Bet 25 Lines x 5.00 $ Per line = 125.00 $
Min Bet 1 Line x 0.01 $ = 0.01 $
Default Bet 25 Lines x 0.01 $ = 0.25 $
Bonus Game Winning Amount ($) Bonus Points x Total Bet

Win a $10 Free Credit

We’re giving you the opportunity to win one of the twenty $10 free credits to be used on the Lost Inca’s Gold slot machine or any of the new slot machines at Mania. Here’s how:

  1. Click on Facebook Like or Google+ or Tweet
  2. Then enter your alias along with any comment you may have in the comment box belowWe will randomly select twenty (20) participants on Tuesday by 12pm ET and credit accordingly. Thanks for participating and happy spinning!

**update May 27th 12:56pm ET: thank you for participating. The random winners for this week’s contest have been selected and credited. You can find the list of winners here over on the lost inca’s gold facebook post.

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How to Improve your Chances at Winning in Online Bingo



Many people who aren’t that familiar with online bingo for real money  think that winning is merely a case of luck rather than skill. While there’s an element of truth in that, due to the fact that the balls are ‘called’ using a random number generator and, therefore, no-one knows which player will win which game in advance, there are certain skills – or tips, shall we say – that can be employed to improve your chances at winning in online bingo.

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Screenshot of the recent BingoMaia $10,000 Bingo Game Winner on Dec 25th 2013!

Many of them are extremely simple to employ and, while we can’t guarantee that any of them will secure you a win, they may well prove to shift the odds in your favor and it’s certainly worth seeing if they work for you.

 

Use the auto-daub option

Not every online bingo site offers the auto-daub option, but most do. You’ll more often than not find it under a ‘settings’ button once you’re inside a room and you’ve purchased cards for a game. Some traditionalists like the feel of land-based bingo and, therefore, prefer to mark their cards themselves.

However, the auto-daub option is there for a reason and if you’re new to the game or you’ve bought more cards than you can physically keep your eyes on without going giddy, it’s an easy and foolproof way to ensure that you don’t miss marking off any balls on your card.

Fortunately, at Bingo Mania, even if you have auto-daub off, and you had the winning bingo card, you’ll be rewarded with the win.

So be sure to look for bingo sites that offer you auto-win even if you do not have auto-daub turned on.

Imagine how cross you’d be if you realized you’d missed out on a Bingo win because of one number you didn’t see on your card! This single, nifty feature does all the hard work for you, as does the auto-shuffle feature which sorts your cards into order depending on how many numbers remain to be dabbed before you can claim a win. Auto-daub will mark off every single number on every single card you’ve bought, and it will do this simultaneously if a certain number appears on more than one card. It’s not only the safest way to play, but it will also free up your time to chat with your fellow roomies and even play side-games if you so wish.

Choosing when and where to play

Some of the most popular sites get busy – it’s a fact of life – and the more roomies there are, the more people will be vying for a limited amount of prizes. However ‘nice’ your fellow players may be, they’re still your competitors at the end of the day and, unlike a sports competition where you’ll have the upper hand if you’re the superior athlete, you can’t really train to be a ‘better’ online bingo player than anyone else. So, unless you want to join a less popular and less busy site (and if you do, don’t forget to check it’s got great player reviews, and is properly licensed and regulated before you register), how do you go about increasing your chances of winning?

There are two main factors that can help you out here:

  1. Time of day and
  2. When you play.

Firstly, most online bingo lobbies will show you how many players are currently in a room, how many tickets have been sold, and what prize money you’ll be playing for. If at all possible, pick a room that’s got less people in it, as so long as there’s a reasonable amount of prize money up for grabs, you’ll stand a better chance of winning if there are fewer people playing.

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Time of day is a major factor too as players tend to jump online at certain peak times and crowd the rooms, such as mid-morning, lunchtime, early evening, and after their evening meal.

Tip: Did you know you can win huge prizes late night at BingoMania inside the Naughty & Nice room as well as the fun-filled Pajama Party?

These rooms tend to have less players than average giving you a great chance at winning some exciting prizes.

We’re not suggesting that you go without sleep or totally reschedule your day around online bingo, but it certainly helps if you can play at less busy times of the day when there are fewer people in the rooms.

Typically, quieter times include midnight through till 6am, as well as 8.30-9am and 4.30-5pm when many people are heading to and from work or doing the school run.

Buy max cards where possible

We know that how many cards you purchase for each game depends on your budget and the price of the cards. However, it stands to reason that someone holding 30 cards stands a better chance of winning a prize than someone else who’s only purchased one. Many online bingo players would say that, if you can afford to, you should always buy the maximum allowable number of tickets in order to increase your chances of winning.

Tip: at BingoMania, you get a minimum 100% and up to 300% daily bonus on your deposits on special days up to 400%. Instead of depositing $20 at a time, deposit a higher amount to reap more free bonuses, giving you longer playtime & playing power to win those juicy prizes.

If you are on a budget look out for special games where all players have to purchase the same amount of cards – these games are fair to all players, so those that usually max out can’t have an unfair advantage by purchasing more tickets than you.

Inside the Loony Bin Room – you’ll find hourly Fair n’ Square games. Plus, with new Pack & Line Room, we’ve set the max card as low as 12 cards, evening out the playing field and reducing the chance of a few high rollers over purchasing vs the rest of the players.

Take advantage of freebies and special offers

Another way you can help increase the odds of your winning a game is by joining online bingo sites which offer generous bonuses (welcome bonuses and re-deposit bonuses are always good), BOGOF card deals, Happy Hour card prices, and other incentives that will help you play more games for little to no money. The more you play, the more regularly you ought to win.

TIP – Check those T’s & C’s though for any special play through requirements from other bingo sites. Fortunately at BingoMania, long ago we opted to never ever force our players to go through a wager bonus requirement on their free bonus. Other sites like our competitors always force you to wager you bonuses several times before being eligible to cash out your winnings.

Ask other players for advice

Most online bingo players are a friendly bunch, and if you get particularly chatty with a few of the roomies at your chosen site, they’re not likely to mind giving you a few pointers if you ask them nicely. You could also join an online bingo forum to discuss ‘tactics’ with other players. If you choose to do this, make sure it’s not all one-sided; be prepared to share and discuss your own formulas for winning.

TIP – take full advantage of the chat room. There are often bonuses available to the friendliest roomy or special chat games and sometimes random spot gifts given by the CH.

You’ll find great chat games inside all of the BingoMania rooms, where you can win and grab a few free bonuses alongside your bingo game.

Unique features such as Bingo Pals at BingoMania

Summary

We hope that some of these tips have shown you that it can be possible to improve your chances at winning bingo online for real cash prizes. However, don’t rely on these ideas alone. After you’ve been playing for a while, you’re likely to realise what seems to work for you and what doesn’t. Plus, if winning becomes so important that you lose sight of what online bingo’s really all about – social play, banter, relaxation, and fun – then you should reconsider playing.

If you’d like to test out a few of our tips or even some of your own, it’s well worth making use of free and penny games/rooms at your favourite online bingo site to do so.

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The Highs and Lows of Dancing with the Stars 2014



If there’s one thing reality U.S. TV fans can thank their neighbors on the other side of the pond for it’s Dancing with the Stars. This hugely-popular American TV series came to life following the success of the equally well-loved UK TV series, Strictly Come Dancing. Both versions feature some of our favorite sports, television, and supermodel celebrities learning (or sometimes just improving) their skills on the dance-floor. Here in America, we’re so gripped by the weekly airings of Dancing with the Stars, that those of us who suffer from two left feet in reality at least now know the difference between a bolero and ballroom dancing, and a salsa and a shimmy.

Dancing with the stars

To keep us going until the Fall series begins in September 2014, we’ve been treated to the Spring series, which is the eighteenth season to run since the show began back in the summer of 2005.

 

Everyone, including Skippy at the BingoMania HQ is hooked on this show along with the TV drama series Game of Thrones.

Since the latest season started, we’ve seen two sports stars try their hardest to impress but get sent home with their tails between their legs in the first round of elimination. Long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad, partnered up with Henry Byalikov, and successfully survived the show’s first airing, in which none of the contestants were eliminated. Nyad told the media that she’d wanted to perform on the show for nine years, and thinks “it’s spectacular”, comparing dancing to “freedom”. Her only regret on going home so soon is that she wished her and her partner, Henry, “could have had a few more weeks” to wow the judges. Diana wasn’t the only celebrity to be eliminated in Week 2; joining her was Sean Avery, the former NHL player, who the viewers and judges voted bottom of the pack after his performance with professional partner, Karina Smirnoff.

In Week 4 saw James in a one-off partnership with Cheryl Burke as part of “switch up” night. 23-year-old James (who’s a member of the boy band, Big Time Rush) was subjected to a serious grilling by Dancing with the Stars’ new co-host, Erin Andrews, who was determined to find out if rumors that James is dating his dancing partner, Peta are true or false. The couple squirmed as Erin called them “adorable”, and said she wanted a DWTS baby. All Peta could respond with was, “Oh my God”, while Maslow told Peta, “You can’t have a baby while you’re dancing, alright?” Luckily, the duo soon managed to move the spotlight onto their dancing skills in Week 5, where they scored the first perfect score of the 18th season – 30 out of 30. Their impressive routine was performed to the popular song, “Let it Go” from the hit movie Frozen.

Elsewhere, there have been awkward moments of a less romantic nature, with Julianne Hough accusing professional dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy of being lazy and “phoning in” his performance in Week 4. While Maksim managed to maintain his composure on the live show, he swiftly spoke to the media to call judge Julianne’s comments “absurd”. Fans of the renowned, hot-headed dancer have sprung to his defence on social media, and have hinted that Julianne’s comments may be biased as her brother, Derek Hough, is directly competing with Maksim in the dance competition.

As for the most tear-jerking performance of the season, in our mind, that award has to go to Paralympic snowboarder and actress, Amy Purdy, who dances with Derek Hough. Episode 3 saw the celebrities tasked with dedicating their performances to the most memorable year of their lives so far, and Amy, who lost both of her legs to meningitis in 1999, chose to tell her story through dance on the big night. Previously, Amy has kept her legs firmly covered during live performances, but Week 3 saw her proudly unveil her prosthetic legs for all to see. The pair performed their dance to “Only Human” by Christina Perri, causing tears to spring to many of the audience’s and judges’ eyes. Judge, Bruno Tolioni called the performance “borderline miraculous”, and the pair received a glowing score of 36 out of 40.

One shock announcement that came after the show on 31st March 2014 was the sudden departure of 77-year-old movie actor, Billy Dee Williams, who cited back problems as his reason for bowing out of the competition early. As the oldest contestant to appear on Season 18, Billy managed to make it through the first round of eliminations on 24th March, but to most TV viewers, audience members, and judges, he was visibly struggling with both his rehearsals and live performances. In Week 1, he told viewers that he’s had two hip replacements in the past and suffers from a “chronic back problem”. Despite his dancing partner, Emma Slater, praising his resilience, “commitment and determination”, the pair only scored 15 out of 30 for their cha cha cha.

One of the most entertaining episodes of Season 18 came courtesy of Week 5, where the theme was Disney Night. The evening saw game show host and comedian, Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke score 28 for their quickstep, which was performed to “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin; ice dancer, Charlie White and Sharna Burgess scored 37 with a jazz version of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins; and Full House actress, Candace Cameron Bure and her partner Mark Ballas score 35 with their samba, which was performed to “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. Despite not scoring the lowest score of the night, pop star, Cody Simpson and Witney Carson’s samba to The Lion King’s “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” resulted in elimination.

Who will stay and who will go from the line-up of remaining contestants is a mystery every season which is one of the reasons we are all so glued to this show. However, provided America keeps tuning in to watch and vote each week, we’re sure next seasons will have more twists and turns as seasons past.

With 15.44 million television viewers watching the premiere on 17th March 2014, and a steady figure of around 14m tuning in for every subsequent episode, Dancing with the Stars seems to be one US TV show that’s going to be around for some years to come!

Can’t wait for the next season to kick off.

What’s been your favorite couple from this past seasons of Dancing with the Star? Share your thoughts for a chance to win 1 of ten (10) lucky $7 freebies.

Leave your comment and alias along with your favorite couple in the comment box below. Winner’s will be randomly selected and credited over the next 48hrs. Good luck!



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Happy Saturday Bingo Maniacs



We’re experimenting with an all new blogging format for you at Bingo Mania – our goal for this new communication platform in addition to one of the ever first bingo blogs to be launched Mania Stu, we aim to better communicate and celebrate all that’s wonderful at Bingomania and life all around us.

As you know, we have been busy celebrating big progressive winners as of recent. This is what we believe we do better than any other bingo site. Where our competitors like BingoPalace might be able to offer bigger bonuses, we pride ourselves in bigger jackpots.

Here are some of our recent progressive jackpot winners so far in September.

We hope to celebrate even more winners in the coming week as the Loony Bin coverall progressive remains in 50 calls.

Good luck and we hope to see you in the winner’s circle.

Happy Bingo!



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Your Guide for Playing Bingo Online For Money



 you’re looking to play bingo online for money, you’ve come to the right place. Since we launched BingoMania.com back in 1996 as one of the first internet bingo sites, we’ve gained tons of knowledge and experience over the past two decades.

How to Play Bingo online for Money

Fast forward to present, not only can you play for real money at Mania but you can now play the popular game on various devices & channels:

 

  1. Online for pay to play from your desktop & laptop
  2. Free play on several bingo sites
  3. On your iPad or mobile device
  4. or on Facebook with sites like Zynga
  5. and of course at your favorite local bingo hall

Though there are many ways to enjoy a game of bingo, sites such as BingoMania or BingoPalace remain as the preferred option for real cash prizes.

How To Get Started Playing Online For Real Money

If you’re in North America, there are about twenty or so sites that are pay-to-play with standard technology to easily and securely play.

To get started, heres’ a quick laundry of check list to go through before you sign up:

1) Do you receive a no deposit bingo?

If yes – Always check the site’s bonus policy.

You want to watch out for any funny business such as bonus wager rules. (see below for more details)

2) Do a search on Google “site name + review” to see what other players have said about this site

If after above you’re still interested, here’s what we suggest:

1) Sign up for an account

2) Before you make a deposit, open one of the bingo rooms and the chat room

3) Get a sense of how vibrant the chat community is

4) Look at the current & upcoming bingo games’ prizes. Are they descent jackpots?

5) How often does the bingo room’s jackpot get hit? (TIP: you can find this usually on the site’s winner’s page)

What Are Bonus Wager Rules?

Think about it this way – when you walk into a land base casino, does the club give you any bonus when you exchange your money into chips to beat the house?

Of course not!

To remain competitive, online sites do offer you a bonus. These bonuses are intended to extend your playtime and enjoyment.

But majority of sites protect themselves by imposing a bonus wager rule on your bonus money before you become eligible to cash out any of your winnings.

Typically, you can expect on average a bonus wager rule of 3 x the bonus you received.

For example if you receive 100% free bonus on your $20 deposit, you’ll have to wager a minimum of $60 before you can qualify to cash out your winnings.

Why $60? Since you receive $20 free in bonus and the sites 3 x bonus wager rule will require you to wager $60 (3 x $20 = 60).

Are there any sites that do not force any bonus wager rule?

Yes!  In fact CyberBingo.com a competitor of ours and of course us at BingoMania are one of the few sites that do not make players go through silly bonus wager rules.

We believe, you have more fun when you receive fantastic deposit bonuses to go along with life changing jackpots like our regular $100,000 Bingo Game.

How Do You Cash Out Your Winnings?

In North America – winnings on average take 7 days to reach you after you have requested a withdrawal.

Traditionally you can receive your winnings in the form:

  • Wire Transfer
  • Money Gram
  • Bank Transfer
  • or Check

How Can You Load Your Account Safely?

You have several options for loading your account which includes:

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • eWallets

Each site is different – so be sure to see which options are available to you from the cashier page.

There you have it – hope you found this guide to playing bingo for money helpful and if you have any comments or suggestions we’d love to hear from you in the comment box below.

For more tips, we suggest you check out these resources:

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Great Reef Slot – Featured New Game



other week and more new slots at BingoMania for you!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced several new games including the exciting Carnival of Venice slot and Forest Treasure game.

This week, we have added another premium 3D machine to the new collection – Great Reef Slot – you’ll find that it resembles the sweet Sugar Rush Slot, with superb graphics.

Great Reef Slot

About the Great Reef Slot Machine

The Great Reef is a premium play video 5-reel slot with up to 25 lines of excitement. Dive deep into the blue ocean and hunt for treasures such as the pearl oysters with up to 33 free spins and the 6x multiplier in the Pearl Hunter Free Spins Round.

 

Tip –  Hit “Gamble” after every win to enter the Gamble screen. Your goal is to bet whether the next card will be red or black.

Gamble Feature

Paytable

Theme Underwater
Player Demographic All

Player level: Beginner/Experienced/Expert

All

Reels 5
Symbols 12
Paylines 25
Bet per Payline (minimum) 0.01 $
Max Bet per Payline 5.00 $
Progressive No
Wild Symbol Yes
Paid Scatter Yes
Free Spins Feature Yes
Bonus Feature No

Pay Table Great Reef

Free Spin Table

Feature Type Free spins
Number of Free Spins End Users select 2 from a number of items at the beginning of the Free Spins round. Items contain either a number of free spins or a multiplier. Up to 33 free spins and up to 6x multiplier. Additional free spins can be won during the round with more scatter symbols
Scatter symbol payout 2 Scatter symbols – 23 Scatter symbols  – 54 Scatter symbols – 20

 

5 Scatter symbols  – 100

Bet Table

Bet Coins Range from 0.01 to 5.00$
Default Bet 0.01$
Max Bet 25 Lines x 5.00 $ Per line = 125.00 $
Min Bet 1 Line x 0.01 $ = 0.01 $
Default Bet 25Lines x 0.01 $ = 0.25 $

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Forest Treasure Video Slot Machine



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The new Forest Treasure at BingoMania is a popular 25-line, 5-reel forest fantasy, complete with pixies, leprechauns, wizards, unicorns and fairies. Forest God idols pay up to 40 free spins.

Forest Treasure

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Five (5) Leprechauns will lead you to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, worth 1000 coins! If you capture five (5) unicorns to win up to 2500 coins. But if you find a group of Green Men and play in the Bonus round, you can win up to 53, 760 bonus points!

Bonus Round

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Basic Game Info

Reels 5
Symbols 13
Paylines 25
Bet per Payline (minimum) 0.01 $
Max Bet per Payline 5.00 $
Progressive No
Wild Symbol Yes
Paid Scatter No
Free Spins Feature Yes
Bonus Feature Yes

Bet Info

Recommended Bet Range from 0.01 to 5.00$
Default Bet 0.01$
Max Bet 25 Lines x 5.00 $ Per line = 125.00 $
Min Bet 1 Line x 0.01 $ = 0.01 $
Default Bet 25 Lines x 0.01 $ = 0.25 $
Bonus Game Winning Amount ($) Bonus Points x Total Bet

Featured Info

Feature Type Bonus game
Bonus Rule Find at least 3 Green Men on an active payline to play in the Enchanted Quest Bonus Round! Make your way through the forest to the unicorn and discover a treasure up to 53,760 bonus points!
Bonus logic Bonus game has 5 levels. User have to pick an object in each level until they find a Game Over or they pick a value in all 5 levels.
Winning range 5 – 53,760 Bonus Points

Pay Table Forest Treasure

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Free Spin Feature

Feature Type Free spins
Rule Find the hidden jewel encrusted Forest God Idols and WIN up to 40 FREE spins!
Number of Free Spins 3 symbols – 10 free spins4 symbols – 20 free spins5 symbols – 40 free spins
Multiplier none

How To Play Forest Treasure

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Carnival of Venice Slot Machine



**Update** – the winners of the Carnival of Venice Slot machine have been credited. List of winners can be found on this facebook post.

Yippee – more new slots are available for you at BingoMania.com and more to come your way in the days to follow.

So far, we’ve featured the two exciting machines: Sugar Rush and Forest Treasure slots and this week, we’ve got the spotlight on the 20-line Carnival of Venice Slot machine with a chance to win 1 x 20 $10 free credits (see below for details).

Carnival of Venice Slot

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About Carnival of Venice Slot Machine

Inspired by the annual Venice Festival in Italy, this gorgeous 5-reel, 20-line video slot has all the excitement you’ll love. You can discover the city by night on an active pay-line to see it’s WILD side.

Or,  engage 3 gondoliers anywhere on the reels, and you’ll be spoiled with 30 free spins. Plus, with the bonus round, you have the chance to unmask up to 6,710 Bonus Points.

 

We think you’re going to love this new machine at BingoMania. Below, you’ll find more info about this exciting game.

How to Access the Game:

  1. Login to your BingoMania account
  2. Click on “slots”
  3. Then select “new” and look for the new Carnival of Venice image

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Figure 2: Bonus game intro “UNMASK ALL OF THE REVELERS TO SEE WHO IS HIDING BEHIND THE VEIL!”

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Figure 3: Bonus game “Unmask all of the revelers to see who is hiding behind the veil and win up to 6710. Finding two ghosts will end the celebration”.

Overview

Reels 5
Symbols 13
Paylines 20
Bet per Payline (minimum) 0.01 $
Max Bet per Payline 5.00 $
Progressive No
Wild Symbol Yes
Paid Scatter No
Free Spins Feature Yes
Bonus Feature Yes
Stop Feature Yes

Feature Type

Bonus Rule – Three or more bonus symbols on any active pay-line trigger the “Unmask the Revelers” bonus game.

Bonus logic – User selects any of the 5 masked silhouettes that he is presented with to unmask them and find either one carnival participant or a an empty robe.

Carnival participants have a value behind them while empty robes count as “fails”

Game ends when player has found 2 “fails”

Winning range 50 – 6710 Bonus Points

Table : Bonus Game Information

Feature Type Free spins
Number of Free Spins Depending on number of scatter symbols
Multiplier 3 Scatter symbols give 7 x Free Spins4 Scatter symbols give 15 x Free Spins5 Scatter symbols give 30 x Free Spins

Pay Table

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Bet Info

Bet  Range from 0.01 to 5.00$
Default Bet 0.01$
Max Bet 20 Lines x 5.00 $ Per line = 100.00 $
Min Bet 1 Line x 0.01 $ = 0.01 $
Default Bet 20 Lines x 0.01 $ = 0.20 $
Bonus Game Winning Amount ($) Bonus Points x Bet per line

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Bingo Mania Free Bonus Codes



Looking for  Bingo Mania Free Bonus Codes?

You won’t be able to find them.

What?

Bingo Mania Free Bonus Code

Let us explain, unlike other online sites where you can find free bonus codes hidden across the web, a while back, we decided we will offer our best promos up front to all welcoming players without the need of any silly bonus codes.

That means, as a new player, you can rest assure you’ll receive the best and most rewarding free bonuses being offered by Bingo Mania directly from BingoMania.com

Our current bonus offers for newbies are as follow:

  • $5 free welcome bonus which allows you to try a couple of games before making a deposit
  • 500% free bonus on your 1st deposit (that’s a minimum $100 free bonus)

Then, you can enjoy further bonuses as you continue to play at Mania:

  • a minimum of 100% on all your future deposits  with special 500% free bonus events
  • 20% loyalty cash-back on Tuesdays
  • Surprise bonus giveaways
  • Daily special chat games where you can unlock more free bonuses

As we’ve been known to highlight, free bonuses alone are not what creates an enjoyable bingo online experience. We believe good value bonuses combined with exciting promos and cash prizes are the ideal recipe for the best in bingo experience.

We hope this posts saves you time in the search of Bingo Mania free bonus codes and allows you to jump right into the exciting games available for you on our site.

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Bingo Billy Login – Learn Why NewBingoBilly Bonus Is Not Friendly



ello Bingo Billy fans, before you login to New Bingo Billy, we thought you’d might also be interested in BingoMania.

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Why you ask?

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3.5 x bonus & deposit wager rule on bingo games

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What? 

Exactly. In other words, let’s say you won $1,000 on a bingo game and you want to cash out. Bingo Billy will not allow you to withdraw your winnings until you wager your winnings several times well over $1,795 to qualify.

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Do you think that’s a fair bonus offer?

We understand some players love their bonus and are not so much interested in cashing out. They simply want to ensure their deposit allows them to play a long time.

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America’s Obsession with Game of Thrones



It might not be bingo, but Game of Thrones is swiftly becoming one of the favorite guilty pleasures of the people of North America and is one of the hottest water cooler topics at the Bingo Mania office.

So, why exactly has this fantasy-themed TV show got us (and much of the rest of the world) in such a fluster? Well, imagine the anticipation of playing for the biggest Full House prize you can think of, only to fall at the final hurdle with 1TG, but then winning another amazing prize unexpectedly, just an hour later… This comparison goes some way towards describing the highs and lows of the emotions that this smash hit show causes among its fan base each week.

Game of Throne

If you’ve been missing out on watching the series unfold due to lack of time, or just because you think fantasy-based dramas such as Lord of the Rings are the most boring things you can imagine, we urge you to think again. We know plenty of people who never expected to like the show end up raving about how great it is, and it’s currently ranked as the second-most popular TV broadcast in North America, which has to say something about how addictive it is…

 

So, without giving away too many spoilers, here’s some interesting background information, along with some fascinating facts and figures about one of the most popular TV shows of all time.

Where did the show come from?

Game of Thrones came about as a direct result of a series of fantasy novels written by American novelist and short story writer, George R. R. Martin. The debut book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series is called Game of Thrones, which is where the TV show took its name from, and it was first published back in 1996. George has written seven books in the series so far (Book 2: A Clash of Kings; Book 3: A Storm of Swords 1 – Steel and Snow; Book 4: A Storm of Swords 2 – Blood and Gold; Book 5: A Feast for Crows; Book 6: A Dance with Dragons – Dreams and Dust; and Book 7: A Dance with Dragons – After the Feast), and it’s said that he plans to write eight novels in total.

D. B. Weiss and David Benioff came up with the idea of adapting the fantasy series in 2006 after reading the first book, and managed to quickly convince both HBO and George R. R. Martin to help them make their dream a reality. Development began in early 2007 once HBO had acquired the TV rights to the books, upon which D. B. Weiss and David Benioff were commissioned to write and executive produce the series.

Cinematography

One of the most talked about things of this hit TV series is the amazing cinematography. While some of the locations featured are created using CGI (Computer Generated Imagery), others are very much real-life locations. For example, the wedding scene for the Dothraki wedding, where Daenerys Targaryen weds Khal Drogo, was shot at the Azure Window in Malta. Many locations in North Ireland have also been used throughout the series, with Castle Ward and Doune Castle being used for some of the Winterfell scenes, Magheramorne Quarry standing in for Castle Black, and Sandy Brae being used for Vaes Dothrak. Later on, the cast got to travel to more exotic locations such as Morocco and Croatia, where some of the scenes requiring sunny climates were filmed.

Money

With such a huge cast and crew, plus significant travel costs to shoot all over the world, it’s fair to say that Game of Thrones is possibly the most expensive television series ever commissioned. Many sources say that each episode costs an average of $5,000,000 to make, which comes to an eye-watering total of $50 to $60m for a whole series.

Characters

The show is said to employ the largest cast on TV, with no less than 257 actors’ names (not including extras) being recorded by the time the third series was broadcast. Understandably, therefore, it can sometimes be a little hard to keep up with who’s who. The main families in the show are The Starks (Ned, Catelyn, Sansa, Arya, Robb, Bran, Rickon), The Lannisters (Cersei, Jaime, Tyrion, Tywin, and Joffrey), the Greyjoys (Theon, Balon, and Asha), and the Targaryens (Daenerys and Viserys).

Nationalities of the Cast

One of the wonderful things about actors and actresses is their ability to put on convincing accents, and this is proven brilliantly in Game of Thrones. Some of the characters who speak with English-sounding actors are, in fact, American, such as Peter Dinklage (who plays “The Imp”, Tyrion Lannister), while Aidan Gillen (who plays Lord Baelish), Jack Gleeson (who plays Joffrey), and Michelle Fairley (who plays Caitlyn Stark) are all Irish. Mellisandre (played by Carice Van Houten) is Dutch, and Tyrion’s secret lover, Shae, is played by German actress Sibel Kekilli.

5 fun facts about the show

  1. Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, is UK singer, Lily Allen’s brother. She even sang a song about him in 2006, which included the lyrics, “My little brother’s in his bedroom smoking weed”.
  2. Flame-haired Sansa Stark is really a blonde; well, the actress who plays her is at least.
  3. Jack Gleeson, who plays the tyrannical Joffrey, starred in the hit movie Batman Begins.
  4. Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn Stark, appeared in the Harry Potter movies as Hermione’s mom.
  5. Natalia Tena, whose character is the wildling called Osha, is the lead singer of a band called Molotov Jukebox. She also plays the accordion!

Summary

The last episode of Season 4 of Game of Thrones aired on HBO East at 9pm (ET) on Sunday 15th June 2014, but all’s not lost, as you can catch up with many of the previous series via HBO’s On Demand service or buy purchasing the DVDs. Just imagine if you’d never tried a game of bingo, you’d be kicking yourself; so, give Game of Thrones a try and see why millions of Americans think it’s one of the best TV shows ever!

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10 Things You Can Do with Your Next Win



Everyone thinks or even dreams about it. We discuss it among our families, friends, and coworkers and ask ourselves; “What would I do with the money when I win?”

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We’ve all got dreams, big and small. No matter how much money is involved, whether it’s a little or a lot, winning can be exciting.

Here are 10 ideas of what to do with your winnings playing bingo online here on BingoMania:

  1. Go out to dinner – If you and your partner have a favorite restaurant that you haven’t frequented in years, why not go there with your latest BingoMania winnings? Even the smallest treats can pay off real dividends in memories with the ones you love.
  2. Go to the spa or salon for some extra pampering – There is certainly nothing wrong with spending your winnings on a little bit of self-indulgence. Think of it as investing in yourself for a little “you” time. Booking a day at the salon or the spa is a fantastic way to spend your winnings. You can get your hair done, have a makeover, enjoy a full massage, a facial, a manicure or pedicure for example and you will feel absolutely fabulous afterward!
  3. Buy that outfit you’ve had your eye on – Along the theme of pampering, you might want to take your BingoMania winnings and splurge on that chic outfit you’ve had your eye on, for example, or get that gorgeous leather jacket that’s just your style. It feels awesome to have something new in your closet and if you bought it with your winnings, it might even make you feel lucky!
  4. Get someone you love that special thing they have been wanting – Has your partner been moaning about that 20-year-old coffee maker or lawn mower? Have the kids been badgering you about getting the latest X-Box game or bicycle that all their friends are riding these days? A BingoMania win can be the perfect time to give that ‘just because’ gift and let them share in your latest windfall.
  5. Pay off a debt – There is nothing in the world quite like having a zero balance on your credit card, car loan, student loan or mortgage! Even if you only win enough money to make a substantial or even a single payment on any one of these, imagine how good it will feel to have it taken care of.
  6. Buy a new car – Maybe it’s time to get rid of the old clunker and get a new set of wheels. It’s entirely possible to win enough money playing bingo online that you can walk into a dealership and pay cash for a new vehicle.
  7. Start a college fund – Sending your kids to college or going back to yourself doesn’t have to be a distant dream. You can take your BingoMania winnings and put them into a college fund for your child or even yourself.
  8. Do some home remodeling – Maybe it’s time to update your kitchen, bathroom or another part of your home. You could get some new living room or bedroom furniture or finally get rid of those 30-year-old Harvest Gold or Avocado colored appliances and get something new. How about splurging on that reconditioned claw foot bathtub you’ve always been wanting? Your BingoMania winnings can turn your home into your dream home.
  9. Make a charitable donation – You could make a donation to your favorite charity to help one of your favorite causes. Whether you are inspired by Public Broadcasting, Doctors Without Borders, or your local animal shelter, giving has its own rewards. The nice thing about this option is that not only do you feel good about it; you get a deduction on your taxes, too.
  10. Take that luxury vacation you’ve been promising yourself – Maybe you have wanted to take a break from work, unplug the phone, and go on a cruise. Or you could journey to a far off dream vacation in Europe, an African safari or spend it lying on a beach somewhere in the Bahamas. You can even keep playing BingoMania even while you’re on vacation, too!

What will you do with your next BingoMania winnings? Whatever your dream is, share some of your ideas with us in the comments.

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Bingo Patterns – The Different Way of Enjoying Bingo



Believe it or not, there are countless ways that Bingo can be played. While everyone is familiar with the traditional way of getting a bingo; all of the numbers in a straight line, across, down, the four corners or a blackout, there are other bingo patterns as well.

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Sure, you have seen many different bingo games on BingoMania, but obviously, they weren’t a “thing” before. Bingo patterns can range from simple to complex. The key to understanding how a pattern works is to concentrate on the game in front of you. The pattern that is needed to win can manifest in all sorts of directions and provide a challenge for even the most seasoned bingo players.

Different games require different patterns. Here are some of the more common bingo patterns that are played around the world wherever bingo is played.

 

Popular Bingo Patterns

ArroBingo Game Patternsw – The arrow pattern can usually be formed in any corner and a diagonal that stretches to the opposite corner.

B & O –For this bingo pattern, to win, every square in the B and O line are covered.

Blood, Sweat & Tears – This bingo pattern is comprised of three bingos on the same card. For most games employing this pattern, having the four corners doesn’t count.

Diamond – The diamond pattern in bingo is formed in the shape of a diamond with the square of each side of the bingo card forming the point of the diamond.

Frame – The frame for this pattern can be on the outside or the inside of the bingo card. The winning pattern for a Dotted Picture Frame is made when every other square is used to make the frame on the bingo card.

Holiday Themed Patterns – Some bingo game patterns are made to form certain themes that correspond to the holiday. For Halloween, a Jack-O-Lantern could be chosen. For the Christmas Season, it’s not unusual for the bingo caller to decide upon a bingo pattern resembling a Christmas tree, a holiday bell, a Santa hat, candy cane, or Christmas stocking. To ring in the New Year, it isn’t unusual to see a call for a bingo pattern in the shape of a champagne glass.

Layer Cake – In this pattern is formed by the covering of every square in every other horizontal line.

Letters – Your bingo caller may decide on a specific letter for a winning bingo. Letters are usually formed on the outside edges, diagonals, and corners on the bingo card. Popular letter patterns include the X, Z, S, or E.

Lucky Seven – One of the more popular bingo patterns is the Lucky Seven. A player can get this particular pattern with all of the squares in the top or bottom of their card and a diagonal line from one of the corners.

Numbers – Like letters of the alphabet, the bingo caller will let players know the pattern before the game starts. The most popular number pattern is the number 7. Others include the number 3, 4, 8 & 9. The winner is the first person to form the number on their card.

Pyramid – The Pyramid bingo pattern is a graduated stack from a filled bottom or top line, extending to a single point at the top. A similar pattern would be that of the Triangle. From any corner, the triangle of covered squares is formed to cover half of the card.

Six Pack – A six-pack game means that a player has a pattern of six numbers, two rows of three each. These can be horizontal or vertical. This game may or may not allow the use of the free space as part of a winning pattern.

Top & Bottom – This pattern is created when a player plays all top and bottom squares on their bingo card.

Bingo is a versatile game that can make use of any number of patterns. Be sure to check the requirements before each game and try your hand at bingo patterns for your next online bingo game at BingoMania.

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7 Advantages of Playing Bingo Live Online



It doesn’t matter if you have been playing bingo at your local bingo parlor for years, you might be thinking of giving bingo games online a try. Even if you still enjoy the social aspect of seeing and interacting with your friends at the bingo hall, there are some advantages to playing bingo online that you don’t get at live games. All you need to take advantage of the fun is a computer and an internet connection.

Advantages of playing bingo live online

Here are seven advantages that playing bingo live in an online setting can offer.

 

  1. Playing Bingo Online is 24/7 – You don’t have to wait for your local bingo venue to open and the games to officially begin when you play bingo online. You can play any time of the day or night and on any day of the year.  It’s nice to not have to get dressed, get in your car and travel to the nearest casino to be able to play into the wee hours. You can enjoy the fun of playing bingo anytime you like right from the comfort of your own home.  That means you can play bingo while dressed in nothing but your night clothes and your bunny slippers if you wanted to. Even when it’s 3:00 in the morning and you can’t sleep; it may surprise you just how many others are also up playing, too. Playing bingo anytime online allows you to work it around your schedule.
  2. Playing bingo online can be less annoying – Some of the real downsides of playing bingo are all of ‘the little things’ that go on at the bingo hall. There always seems to be someone who just gets on our nerves while we’re trying to focus on the game. Other players may have annoying habits such as being too talkative, or taking up an entire table on their own with all of their cards and assembled good luck charms. Other players may be just too loud or moan and whine aloud every time someone else wins. You don’t have to keep a constant eye on your cards to avoid interference from other players, and you don’t have to worry about being short-changed by bingo hall staff either. It’s also nice to not have to worry about having your clothes, hair and everything else smelling of cigarette smoke by the time you get home. Playing bingo online lets you avoid all of that.  Once you get started playing bingo online, you may never want to go back to the bingo hall again!
  3. Playing online can be less expensive. Playing bingo live will often mean that you are buying a set number of cards for a set price. Online bingo will have a range of prices, depending on how much you want to try to win. Some feature free or very low prices for players who are risk averse. Those who want to spend more potentially have a chance to win bigger prizes. Many online players appreciate having that choice.
  4. Online bingo games are fast paced! Playing bingo is often considered to be very dull when waiting for the bingo caller to pull the numbers out of the hopper and read them aloud.  The computer based Live bingo games online are more fast paced. The numbers are chosen by the computer and you don’t need a dauber to mark your cards, simply click them with your mouse.
  5. You can play bingo and chat with friends around the world – One feature of the best bingo sites online is the chat feature. You can still interact with friends who moved that you once knew at the bingo hall. In an earlier article, we asked whether our users liked to chat while playing bingo. We got a variety of interesting answers but the general consensus was that chatting with others adds to the fun and for some, it’s their favorite feature.
  6. Playing bingo online has more variety – In order to keep players interested and engaged, sites feature colorful graphics, sounds to keep it interesting.  At BingoMania we have a variety of cards and different games as well as courteous and attentive staff on hand 24/7.
  7. Online bingo sites will often offer bonuses to players – Online bingo is a multi-billion dollar business each year and most will offer incentives to get people to join their site. At BingoMania, we have a number of different incentives for players to play such as our $10,000 Tuesday- Thursday free bingo sessions from 8:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. or our end of the month Mega Prize Game.

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Do You Chat While Playing Bingo?



Do you have memories of playing bingo as a child? Do you remember being gathered together with friends to receive some cards? What fun that was, playing with your friends and hoping that you’d get Bingo before them. That’s one of the many reasons people play bingo today.

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Now imagine playing bingo all by yourself with a computer running the calling. It doesn’t sound much fun, does it? And yet, bingo sites like ours have been flourishing for years and years. Why? Because we put the social element back into the game through our chat room function. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if our chat rooms are an even bigger draw than the bingo!

 

Our players get to know each other through the chat rooms while the game plays. We’ve had people strike up life-long friendships with people all over the world, and even a few romances as well! The demographics of our players show a wide range of ages and locations. A lot of women like to chat in our rooms. It’s a great place to meet people in a safe location.

A previous story we shared tells about the power that online chatting and bingo can provide. Two women in the UK had struck up a friendship on a bingo chat room, talking for years and years. It was eventually discovered they were long-lost sisters! They’ve since met and are trying hard to reunite the rest of their separated sibling family.

If you’re worried about online harassment in our chat rooms, fear not. We have a dedicated moderator team to keep rude people out and to educate others in chat room etiquette. The etiquette is pretty similar to the same etiquette you’d use in an email list. Don’t swear or use excessive capital letters. And don’t spam the boards! Basically, it’s the opposite of what you see on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. It’s a form of the net that goes back to the simpler and more genteel times of the 1990’s net (we have been around since 1996 after all!)

People tend to be very polite in the chat rooms by offering praise to the person who won and sympathy to those who lost. People come here for fun, not to put other people down. This is a sentiment not found in many gaming channels anymore, much to our chagrin.

If you have any questions about Mania’s bingo games or about the chat rooms, the first place to start is to talk to the chat room moderator. The moderator is responsible for the smooth function of the game and of the chat room. They can educate you in how the game is played and the functions of the game board and of the chat room. They facilitate conversation and throw out people who break the rules. Many of our moderators started as regular players and gained moderator privileges due to how well they helped the chat rooms function. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Bingo chat room boards may have started as an extra-value feature, but they’re now a core component of all online bingo sites. The ability to converse with other players while the game is in progress is a huge advantage over dead-silent bingo halls. So if you want to make a bunch of new friends while bonding over a fun game that could net you a little bit of spending cash, sign up for a BingoMania account and get in on the action today! You’ll be glad you did and our players are ready to meet you. Who knows? You might even spark up a romance with someone.

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15 Fun facts about Bingo that Will Show you Love the Game



Bingo has been around for a lot longer than you might think and has a lot of interesting stories you probably don’t know. Are you ready to expand your bingo knowledge? Check out some of these bingo facts have both sources and come from our own experience as a premier online bingo site!

For the love of Bingo

 

(1) Bingo from 1530s

  • The earliest that we can trace a bingo-type game is back to the Renaissance era. In the 1530s, Italy was playing a game called Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia, the Game of Italian Lottery.

(2) Bingo Cards as Educational Tool

  • The earliest bingo cards we have heard of come from Germany in the 1800s. Surprisingly, it wasn’t for gaming. They were used as educational tools for students to learn multiplication. See, there’s some history to math bingo!

(3) So Many Bingo Cards …

  • Have you ever wondered just how many bingo card combinations there are? One calculation puts the number of possible cards at 552,446,474,061,128,648,601,600,000!

(4) 6,000 Cards, all by hand

  • Despite having so many different combinations, the first bingo cards sold in a set for the U.S. may have caused a man’s insanity. Carl Leffler, a math professor from the University of Columbia was hired to generate 6,000 cards by hand random enough to give all the players an equal shot. Legend has it that the man went insane after his efforts. Remember, there were no computers or electronic calculators back then!

(5) 1,474,200 Ways to Win!

  • You might only play with the standard 5-in-a-row win, which gives you 12 different ways to win. But if you calculate out all the different combinations of spots on a 5×5 card, there’s actually 1,474,200 ways to win. You just have to convince your caller that your pattern is valid!

(6) Bingo, Beano

  • The word bingo, by legend, is said to have derived when an excited woman called the word out instead of beano, which is what the game used to be called. Beano was called that because they used to mark the cards with dried beans. Considering the use of the product we call Beano today, it’s probably a good thing we changed it.

(7) 80% Female

  • If you’re looking for a partner and you’re a guy, you might want to consider going to the bingo hall or playing online. Statistics show that around 80% of all bingo players are women. Many of them are European, where the game is very popular. And if you think they’re all old, think again. The fastest growing segment of bingo players is under 35.

(8) #1 Reason for Playing Bingo?

  • Why do people play bingo? The top reason is for the sheer enjoyment of the game. Winning the big jackpot is only the fifth highest reason. Nevertheless, most regular bingo players do report hitting the big jackpot at least once in their lives. That’s a lot better than most regular slot machine players!

(9) Huge Market Size

  • Online bingo is huge, especially in Britain. In 2010, $640 million in revenue was earned by the online bingo industry. Half of that came from Britain.

(10) The Game You Love

  • About half of online bingo players play at least once a day. Considering the chat functions in online bingo, that means you have a good shot of keeping up a daily conversation with your bingo partners.

(11) Random-Generator at the core of it

  • Online bingo sites use random number generators to choose the numbers. In order to prove they are fair, bingo sites have to register their number generators with testing authorities that also work on real-world slot machines and other gaming devices that use electronics to generate random results.

(12) Bingo & Other Games

  • Bingo is a game that often sits at the edge of traditional gambling and non-gambling games. Some jurisdictions in the U.S. have a weird combination of slot machines and bingo machines. Each play actually generates a new bingo game and results from a set of cards. Depending on the results of those, you get a flashy electronic slots experience. The bingo results are displayed on a separate screen above the player’s head. This is a way to get around rules banning normal slot machines.

(13) Charity-driven

  • Despite a reputation for being a dowdy game in the U.S., over $90 million is spent each week on bingo cards. That’s a lot of charity games!

(14) 90-ball and other variations

  • If you play bingo across the pond, you’ll likely find a much different game than you’re used to. U.S. players play 75-ball bingo with a 5×5 card. Most other players play 90-ball bingo on a set of 9×3 cards.

(15) The Largest Bingo Win

  • The largest known bingo wins were recorded in Britain. One grandmother won over £1.1M at a bingo hall in Wales. The largest online win came in at £430,900.

With these facts in your pocket, you’ll be sure to impress some of your friends with your bingo knowledge.  Do you have any interesting facts that you’d like to share about online bingo?

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Bingo From All Over the World



If you’re like most bingo players, you’ve tried a lot of different online bingo sites and bingo halls, and you probably ran into some pretty strange bingo variants. The UK has a huge online bingo community, but the kind of bingo they play there is not the kind US players are used to. We’re going to take a look at how different countries approach bingo and online bingo. You just might read a variant you’ll want to try!

Around the World Bingo

 

USA: 75-Ball Bingo

This is a game that uses 75 balls and 5×5 cards and is the most common way to play bingo in the United States. Each column is labeled with one of the letters of the word bingo. Numbers 1-15 can be found in the B column, 16-30 in the I column, and so on. Thus, each column will have a third of the possible numbers for each letter. The center space is considered to be a free spot.

 

The goal of the game can vary, but the basic version involves getting five spots marked in a straight line in any direction. However, there are many different win variations depending on the game that’s going on. Players playing in a bingo hall or online should always confirm what that game’s winning conditions are.

During play, a caller pulls out a random number one at a time, then announces the letter and the number.  If no one calls out bingo after a period of time, another number is pulled and the process repeats until someone calls out bingo. Once that happens, play stops and the caller or an assistant checks the cards to see if the win is valid.

The UK and other UK Territories: 90-Ball Bingo

This version of bingo is played with 90 balls and has more of a gambling feel to it. Instead of cards, players are issued strips. Each strip has a set of tickets on a page, usually six,  and one strip is used each game. Each ticket is made up of three rows of nine spaces. Within each row, four spaces will be blank and five will have numbers. The first column can have the numbers 1-9, the second 10-19, and so on. A six-ticket strip will have all 90 numbers somewhere on it.

There are only three ways to win. The first person to fill in all five spots in a row on one of the tickets wins first. Then the person to fill all five spots in two rows in a single ticket wins. Finally, the person who can black out an entire ticket wins. It is possible to win more than once in a single game. Usually, the later prizes are worth more than the earlier ones.

Other than these changes, the same procedure is used for calling, though only the number is called with no letters.

Mexico: Loteria

Loteria is a bingo variant, but a very strange one. Instead of using numbers, a special deck of 54 cards is used with different images on them. Players have 4×4 cards with corresponding pictures on them as their play cards. There are several ways to win depending on the variant played, including four-in-a-row, four-in-a-square, all four corners, and blacking out the whole cards.

Loteria callers have a set of riddles that they use to describe the cards before showing them. Those who can figure out the riddles early have an advantage over newcomers. Callers are rated on the cleverness of their riddles. It’s a great way to learn some colloquial Spanish.

And instead of bingo, winners call out Loteria!

Thanks to online bingo, there are also minor variants you can find like 30-ball (speed) bingo, which is played on a 3×3 card, and 80 ball bingo, which is played on a 4×4 card. Smaller cards like these lead to faster games which appeal to some players. There are also strange variations like death bingo where getting a bingo kicks you out of the game!

The most common variants you’ll find online are 75 and 90 ball, so anyone who wants to play bingo with foreign players should learn both variants. BingoMania offers both 90 ball and 75 ball bingo so you can pick the one you like the best! If you haven’t tried one or the other, sign up for an account on BingoMania today.

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A Comparison of Online Bingo to Bingo Halls



While we’re obviously big advocates of online bingo, it wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the many bingo halls that continue to hold in-person games. Most people learn how to play bingo through playing with family at home or some charity function or school activity, but a bingo hall is a different experience. People who play bingo in dedicated buildings can get quite intense over their game!

Comparison of Online Bingo to Bingo Halls

Perhaps you’ve been curious about visiting a bingo hall. Will it be like your online experience? Or maybe you just want something to do? Here’s what you’ll need to know.

 

The space

Most bingo halls can be divided into three sections. The front entry will have the registration table where you can buy cards, daubers (special markers to hold down the cards), and sometimes concessions. The middle section will have long rows of tables for players to sit. The far end of the hall is where the caller runs the game. There will be some method for randomizing bingo draws. There will also be a big board that will show which numbers have been called so far. Sometimes it will also have information about the game that is in progress.

Bingo Halls

Game types

Most bingo halls in the US play 75-ball bingo using 5×5 cards. The classic bingo win is to get five spots in a row in any direction, but in bingo halls there are quite some ways to win. The caller is responsible for describing the win conditions before each game, but you’ll have to keep a close eye on your card to see if you have it. There are many combinations. Most are shapes of some kind, but some are specific objects like airplanes or letters of the alphabet. Sometimes these shapes can win in any direction! This makes it tricky to tell if you’ve won, lending excitement to the game. Large jackpot games might even require you to black out your entire card!

Playing the game

Each card is marked with a special paint pen called a dauber. It is vital that you only mark the numbers that you have. A card with incorrect marks could be considered invalid even if the actual numbers marking the bingo are painted correctly.

Hearing a caller do bingo for the first time can be disorienting. Many callers use a particular set of slang terms for each number, though most do call the number after the slang. At the very least, you can see which numbers have been called by looking at the light-up board. This bingo slang is part of the appeal of playing in a hall. Learning the slang can give you a slight edge over a new player if you can recognize the reference and mark you card before they can.

Unlike online bingo, there’s no automatic check for a win. You have to yell out Bingo in order to claim your prize. After bingo is called, the caller will send someone to look at the card and the numbers. If the card is validated the game is finished and you win. If not, then you’re out. Because players have to call out bingo to win, talking is strongly discouraged during play. No social chatting like you can in our bingo rooms! Some light chatting does happen between games.

Superstitions

One other thing to look for in bingo halls is particular fears by players. Some of them can get kind of weird. Sitting in the same spot is a big one and you should be prepared to give up your seat if someone comes in later to claim it. Another superstition is to leave money or coins in a particular pattern over your cards, but others say money on the table at all is bad luck. Other lucky charms and even entire rituals are done by some players hoping to catch an edge.

If you like playing online bingo, you might want to try a bingo hall once or twice and see if you like playing that as well. It’s an interesting change of pace. But, we have to say, online bingo is a lot easier for the newcomer to get into!

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Bingo vs. Slots vs. Poker – What’s Your Game?



Have you ever wondered why there are so many different types of gaming? It’s not just for entertainment’s sake. Different types of games appeal to different types of people. Some games have a lot of risk while others have very little. Some have strict forms of etiquette and others are very laid-back. Some are simple and are some are complex.

 

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What attracts you to a specific game? Do you find that you love the skill that it takes to win? Are you more interested in getting to hang out with your online friends? Let’s take a moment to talk about some characteristics of games and see what types of gamers are drawn to them. By the time you’re done with this, you’ll know what sort of games you might be attracted to, especially the games we offer here at BingoMania: Slots, Bingo, and Poker.

Chance vs. Skill

This is the first thing to consider. Few gambling games are considered true games of skill. Most, like bingo, keno, and slots, are pure chance. Granted, there are a few things you can do to improve your odds like daubing your numbers faster, but as far as the game is constructed the emphasis is on chance.

Some games are based on skill, notably poker. Some might say that video poker isn’t based in skill, but it really depends on the machine. Some people love to try their techniques they learned from table poker and try them in video poker. They really enjoy it! The other two major online games we offer, bingo and slots, are definitely chance-based. You won’t have to worry about playing the game wrong with those. You can just sit back and play until you hit the big jackpot! And if you’re worried you might get bored, you can also chat up the other players in the bingo rooms. Many people come to play just to meet the crowd!

Risk

Risk is actually surprisingly tricky to calculate. There are two ways you can calculate it. The first is the Return to Player (RTP). This is how much a game will pay out for a bet over time. If a slot machine has a 95% RTP will pay out 95 cents for every dollar that is placed into the machine. Eventually. It’s an average payout over a large number of bets. Slot machines and online gaming are tested on RTP by gaming regulators to show fairness.

There’s another statistic more interesting to the individual player called the Risk of Ruin. The Risk of Ruin is how many bets of each size can you expect to make before you run out of money given a certain amount of starting cash. Good games have a low Risk of Ruin, which may surprise you. Gaming in any form is meant to be a form of entertainment, first and foremost. Having a high Risk of Ruin doesn’t allow people to get their fill of that particular game because their money would run out.

The best way to control risk is to limit how much you’re going to put into your bankroll and what size of bet you’re going to make in your chosen game. These depend on how much money you want to risk losing and how long you want to play. Good, responsible gamers realize that they could lose everything and play with that expectation. In other words, they play to lose. Then when they win, it’s even more exciting!

Bingo and slots are low-risk games. Each playthrough costs a fixed amount of money and it’s easy to choose a room or a machine that has a bet size to your liking. There’s a reason why penny slots are so popular. Sure, you win only a little, but you can play for a long time! Video poker has a bit of a higher risk because the minimum buy-in for video poker is often higher than for slots or bingo. In-person poker can be very risky because the bets are so high, and high-roller games like baccarat are extremely risky. That’s one reason why online gaming is so attractive. You can play for a long time on a small bankroll.

Simple or Complex?

Some games are very complex. Certain forms of poker, craps, and roulette are examples of complex games. Games like keno, bingo, and slots are much simpler though they do have variants that can bump up the complexity. It’s really up to a player’s taste about what sort of complexity they’ll like in a game. Some people find simple games to be too boring, and some find complex games involve too much gray matter to be fun. If you like simplicity, stick with bingo or slots. If you want a little more complexity, try video poker. You could even make it more interesting by trying out different strategies and see how you do.

Social vs non-social

One last thing to consider is how much interaction you want to have with other people. Most online gaming doesn’t have a high social component as part of the game. Online bingo often has chat rooms, but interaction with the players isn’t a necessary part of the game. On the other hand, some games thrive on social interaction. If you play games because you like to play with other people, rather than just play the game, you may want to stick to games that are played in-person. Chatting in a chat room may not be enough stimulation for your tastes.

At BingoMania, our main games are bingo, slots, and poker. If you like a low-risk game that you can play for a long time with little interruption, slots is your game. If you like a low-risk game that has some social interaction but can be played with little thought, bingo is a good choice. If you want a little more risk and a little more thinking, try our video poker rooms. Whichever game you choose, have fun with your game. Remember, games are supposed to be fun! Please play responsibly.

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Bingo Olympics



Bingo has been played for a really long time in a lot of different forms. Every week you can find hundreds of thousands of players in bingo halls hunched over their cards and hunting for called numbers before someone else steals their bingo. It’s a lot of fun to play bingo, and while we do prefer the online form, obviously, there is an appeal to playing it in person.

Bingo Olympics

But one bingo hall wants to take the popularity of playing bingo to a whole new level. Call it a marketing stunt if you want, but Mecca Bingo, a big hall in the UK, has launched a campaign to make bingo an Olympic sport. Yes, you read that right.

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Lesly Clifford at Mecca Bingo said: “Successful bingo playing requires a steady hand, intense concentration and mental agility; three attributes that most athletes are keen to possess and that our members have by the bucketload.”

“All of the factors which make for a great game of bingo are evident within the criteria set by the committee and we are proud to launch this campaign today.”

They hope to get bingo declared an Olympic sport for the 2020 Summer Games.

We don’t know if they have a shot, but just in case, may we recommend getting your training started at BingoMania? Our halls have different levels of difficulty. Many players play bingo for the social aspects so they let our software handle finding the numbers and calling Bingo. But those features can be easily turned off to build up your number finding skills.

When your skills get better, print off some random bingo cards off the net and turn the autoplay back on, then try finding the numbers with a dauber. Go for time and find the best routes to move the pen across the cards so you can beat your opponents. If the IOC announces official card taping rules to keep them from sliding, you’ll want to start doing that as well.

As your speed gets better, you may need to start playing speed bingo. We think this is the best game for an Olympic-level event. The numbers are called pretty rapidly, requiring players to think fast on their feet and move the pen efficiently. If you can start consistently hitting the numbers in a good speed bingo game, you just might be ready to try out for the national team!

If the IOC accepts the bid, of course.

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The Radio Bingo Fiasco and Online Bingo Security



Some people prefer playing bingo in person and not online. That may be their preference, but it opens them up to possibilities that would make any bingo player cringe. Take this example that happened in Canada.

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Way up north in Rankin Islet, Nunavut, a radio station was holding a bingo game. Players bought cards in advance and listened to the radio to hear the numbers. One of the players thought she had bingo and called in to claim the $10,000 prize and it was declared valid.

Then the next day, the radio station had to apologize on Facebook. The winning caller had misheard a number. They said they wanted to continue the game. Over a hundred people blew up in the comment feed to complain about the problem. Some say they would have won with the next number called. Others said they had already destroyed the cards. Still others demanded a complete restart.

In the end, the radio station decided to draw the next number with the remaining players. Five people got Bingo and split the jackpot between them. Fortunately for the radio station, the local authorities that oversee bingo gaming in Nunavut said that this was an acceptable conclusion.

Doesn’t that sound like a bingo nightmare? On online bingo sites like Bingo Mania, this is never a problem. Why? Our software keeps careful records of all cards and numbers drawn in every room. It can auto-daub numbers and even declare bingo on your behalf. Our thousands of players come back to us again and again because of the reliability of our bingo program, not to mention the bonus money, wonderful prizes, and great people in the chat rooms.

But how can we prove to you that it works? Reputable bingo sites have third-party independent investigators test the randomness of their software. It’s a requirement to show that the game is fair cannot be tampered with. Our software was tested by Technical Statistics Testing. TST is internationally recognized and trusted even in regions where gaming standards are highly regulated, and works with online gaming sites and physical gaming devices. They even perform testing to ensure that a fair random number generator cannot be tampered with from the outside. Check out the last blog post on bingo online tips for more help.

You know the game is fair when you play with BingoMania and you know that the software isn’t going to cheat you. You won’t have to worry about halted games while people check cards, or like in the radio case, someone marking the wrong number and getting a false win. If you think your local bingo hall Is calling shenanigans, why not give online bingo sites like ours a try?

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How to Play Bingo Tips



You may think you already know how to play a bingo game. Just sit around and wait until you get five in a row, right? There are actually quite a number of variations on playing bingo games that keep people coming back to bingo halls and online gaming sites like BingoMania. We’re going to talk about some of those variations in this article so you’ll be ready to play when you dive into one of our many gaming rooms.

How To Play Bingo Tips

 

Bingo Board Variations

Whether you like wearing your bunny slippers or not, the classic way to win bingo is to get five in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally on a 5×5 card. To be honest, most games are still played like that. When you know how to play other bingo variations the game can get a lot more exciting.

Let’s talk about blackout games, also known as coverall games. You win a blackout game by blotting out all of the numbers on one of your cards. Lest you think that this is just bingo drawn out long, most blackout games are linked to a progressive jackpot system. Every time 10 balls are pulled, or some other predetermined amount, the amount that you can win goes up. This keeps the suspense high throughout the whole game and makes lasting longer more fun.

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Another common variation is to require that the winner get other kinds of patterns on their card before they can call bingo. Here are some common shapes:

  • Double bingo: Two complete lines on two cards.
  • Diamond: A diamond shape with the points in the middle of the edges.
  • Layer cake: Rows 1, 3, and 5 filled in.
  • Lucky number: Make the shape in the middle of the card. Seven is the most common but any number will do, even 13!
  • Arrows: Make an arrow pointing in a particular direction of the compass.
  • Alphabet: Many letters of the alphabet can be spelled out on a bingo card!

These are just the tip of the iceberg. In traditional Bingo Halls you can find all sorts of crazy patterns. One of the reasons that complex patterns are more exciting is that it’s more difficult to see when you’ve won. It takes a sharp eye to know when you’ve got an airplane block filled in just right!

Try some of these variations in our bingo rooms. You never know when one is going to pop up, and you can usually win extra bonus cash with them too! Remember, with auto-daub feature you can daub along or have your cards automatically daubed with every call.

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Play Bingo in Your Bunny Slippers



Playing bingo online can do more than just give you a fun activity to do anytime, it can also improve your health. At least compared to going to a normal bingo hall. Bingo halls used to have another habit closely associated with them, smoking. But smoking bans in many states have forced a lot of traditional halls to close down or consolidated to get enough non-smoking players to keep going.

Playing Bingo in Your Bunny Siippers

 

After all, if you’re supposed to be paying attention to the board and you go outside to smoke, you could miss on a valuable bingo! And no bingo player wants to miss out on that. Bingo halls are hopeful that things will turn around, but online bingo is going to give them a run for their money.

After all, if you’re playing on a smartphone or a computer you can do what you want. Smoke, play in your pajamas, or anything else you do at home and not in public. After all, the game is the same and you can chat with your fellow players, something that many bingo halls frown upon.

Plus, when you play on a site like ours, you get a lot of additional benefits as well. For instance, you get the chance to earn free bonus money so you can keep playing for longer, and you can earn XPs to get tha thelp you unlock further perks.

Another benefit is that we have more than just bingo here. You can play exclusive slot games and other Las Vegas style games too for more chances to win and to get a break if you need to rest your eyes from tracking bingo numbers.

Plus, we also give you bonus cash when to make a deposit on our site, allowing you to play for even longer and anytime you want. A game of bingo only takes a few minutes. If you’re waiting in a long line, why not play a game to pass the time? And if you need to look away our auto-play feature will make sure you never miss a bingo.

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New trends in gaming



We can’t have an early 2016  without an article predicting what the future trends in online gaming are, can we? A detailed article from Global Gaming Business Magazine shared ten things they’re predicting will happen in 2016, and we wanted to share a few of them with you.

New Trends in Gaming

This is the best time in history for online bingo and it looks like the gaming industry is growing and maturing as a whole, which means, better deals and values for players.

 

* Slots are going digital to capture the Millennial market, and are teaming up with third-party content providers to make experiences that cater to them. VR or augmented reality slots anyone?

* Gaming providers may finally be ready to collect, and more importantly analyze, all the data that patrons are generating. This is a problem in both the online gaming space and in physical casinos. Notably, the data generated from loyalty programs and memberships must be leveraged better.

* In an effort to attract Millennials, slot manufacturers are developing new forms of the game that use a skill-based element. Most Millennials prefer table games over slot machines, despite their love for video games. Could you be playing a gaming-version of Candy Crush soon? Maybe!

* While games like online bingo do attract a young crowd, the most common gaming customer is someone in their 40s. By this time they’ve become empty-nesters and have a lot more disposable income. They’re more comfortable with spending extra money on gaming. Overall, there has been a decline in the industry. Expect games to become even more exciting as casinos and gaming sites go for the younger crowd!

* Online gambling statutes in the US have stalled over the last few years, but we could be approaching a tipping point. Seven states may be poised to allow online poker and casino games by the year 2020. The state to look for as a bellwether is Pennsylvania, which has it on the ballot for this year.

* Here’s something online bingo caught on to early. It hasn’t gone without notice that many people are gaming together due to the social component rather than the chance to earn money. Social gaming, think your favorite Facebook games that all your friends keep sending you request for, may start to be embraced by the larger gaming industry rather than being viewed as a competitor. However, integrating a traditional gaming component into the mix is not easy. There are legal questions involving whether it would be considered gambling by legislatures, how to prevent minors from playing a gaming version of a social game, and how to keep operators running a fair game despite a lack of regulation.

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Best Time In History For Online Bingo



There are a lot of things to consider when deciding where to play bingo online. It may seem like there is a dizzying array of options for the discerning player to try their luck. According to an article in SBC News, 50% of bingo players in the UK, where the game is the most popular, have accounts on 10 or more bingo sites, and 30% have accounts on 15 or more! So it’s okay to shop around and try some different ones before you settle in on your core list of sites you like.

Best Time for Online Bingo

This is a rather inventive time for new bingo sites all over the world. There was an explosion of interest over the past few years that drew a lot of new players to playing bingo online, but now the audience is starting to mature, so bingo sites are having to come up with new ways to offer a positive experience for new players and keep their loyal players happy. It means better games, more exciting promos, and of course, better funding bonuses are coming to you, the loyal player.

 

For instance, many sites are turning toward individual reward strategies, similar to what BingoMania did about a year and a half ago, with the launch of our new Progressive Reward Program. With the help of your feedback, we can introduce new incentives and promos to match your playing style.  For instance, we’ve recently offered you free spins on new games and progressive jackpot contributions towards new slot games. We are now also working on a new feature called the Bonus Spinner (coming soon). Our motto at Mania is: let’s offer our loyal players what they want.

Bingo sites are also having to compete with bingo applications that don’t involve money. Sure, you could do that, but you’d have no chance to win real money playing those games. We want to see our players win cash and have fun while they enjoy the games, the chat room features, and all the other site amenities.

If you are an avid bingo online player, this is the time. With so many sites competing for your attention, you can find great deals and unique rewards that you wouldn’t have been able to find before. But before you go wandering over, don’t leave before you try out Bingo Mania’s complete offerings: We have an excellent selection of

  • bingo games
  • slot games
  • and table games for you to try out
  • plus a very friendly community who will be glad to talk with you about the site and about how much they love to play bingo!
  • Progressive Rewards Program
  • Surprise Funding Bonus Days
  • New innovative video slot games
  • More variety of slot games than any other bingo site
  • No silly bonus wager rule
  • and massive bingo games

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Choosing a Bingo Game to Play Online



There are so many options for choosing what sort of bingo or slots game you like to play. Do you like to play for money or not? Do you prefer a website or an app? Bingo Mania has you covered. We have a handy flowchart on this page that you can use to discover which sort of bingo or slots game you’d like to play, and which sites will have the best options for your fun! Just answer the questions below and you’ll be on your way to a fun bingo or slots experience.

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Online Bingo Is For Everyone



Just who is playing bingo online? The answers may surprise you. Bingo is a far more popular game in the UK than it is in the U.S. Though, online bingo got its start in the US first, it is our friends across the pond who now are crowned as the online bingo country of the world. Unfortunately, Bingo has a bit of a weird reputation in the U.S. Most Americans see the game as something only older folks play. However, this is quite false.

Mobile or Desktop Bingo

Most bingo players around the world only play bingo online because of the chance to interact with people. In traditional bingo halls, quiet is the rule. Speaking during the game will get you a lot of dirty looks. But in online bingo, chatting is encouraged. The ability to talk with other people while playing the game is one of the major draws to online bingo.

 

The primary audience of online bingo is women. About 70% of all online bingo players are women (at Bingo Mania, we have 85% female online bingo players) mostly because of the social aspect. But more men are coming onto the scene because it’s so easy to win a game. Unlike many other online gaming opportunities, over 95% of people who play online bingo will win a game (there are so many varieties of bingo games to enjoy today)

Playing online bingo allows players to socialize with people all over the world and make some money while doing it. Perhaps best of all, playing the game is inexpensive; you can play free bingo games and find games that have cards as cheap as 1 cent per card, so you can play for hours and hours with only a small budget. Plus, people with extra money to invest, might have a higher probability of winning but, here at Bingo Mania, we’ve had players win bingo with just one card. 

It’s not just for an older demographic either. While many players do tend to be older, about a third of all online bingo players are under the age of 35, and the number is on the rise. The biggest reason for this is mobile bingo. When you can play online at any time, you don’t have to wait until the evening where a bingo game could take up precious, lovely time.

With all these changes, bingo is losing its image in America as something only an older demographic play in quiet halls. Play online bingo today by signing up for an account on BingoMania.com, or log in to your account to see for yourself how fun it can be to meet people from all over the world while playing the game you love.

Plus, now with the addition of video slots and more side games, bingo is attracting more players.

Do You Prefer to Play Online Bingo On Your Mobile or Computer?

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Spanish Bingo



There are quite many bingo variants out there that don’t get as much attention as 75-ball or 90-ball bingo. In this week’s article we’re going to talk about one of these variants. It’s a Mexican form of bingo called Loteria.

Spanish Bingo

It’s a little like playing bingo with a tarot deck. Here’s how it works. Players have one or more cards (tabla) made up of a 4×4 grid of pictures. The caller uses a unique deck of fifty-four cards, each with a picture and a number on them. The caller shuffles the deck and describes the image. When a player gets four in a row, or another combination agreed upon beforehand, that player calls Loteria. After a check of the tabla, that player wins.

 

You can often find this game played at Mexican fairs. It’s quite an old variant of bingo. It has been played at least since the 1700s! Most Loteria decks use the same 54 images though some regions have significant variations. One of the most famous images is el diablito, the devil, but all of the images are iconic. For over 100 years, one manufacturer has been the primary distributor of Loteria games, so their images are very well known.

Much like how bingo callers will use slang to describe the numbers pulled, Loteria callers will use riddles to describe the cards. This makes the game more interesting. Some callers prefer to use poems or verses to describe them instead. The success and popularity of a caller depends on their ability to come up with interesting calls for the images. Callers will adjust their sayings depending on the audience. Some of them can get quite adult, or even use social commentary!

For instance, one of the cards is “the bottle.” The caller might say “La hermienta del borracho” which means “the tool of the drunkard”. Incidentally, “the drunkard” is another card in the Loteria deck.

To mark the tablas, player don’t use daubers. Kernels of corn or beans are the most common marker though some use plastic chips as well. This allows the cards to be reused.

Some people use the Loteria deck like a tarot deck, but most Latinos see this as a very unusual use for one of their national pastimes. If you find yourself in Mexico at a fair, why not give this form of bingo a shot? You’ll brush up on your Spanish skills and have a little fun at the same time.

To play more traditional online bingo games, checkout the options Bingo Mania offers.

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Thanksgiving Slot Fun



Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating the things we are thankful for during the year. We’re thankful to our players for keeping us in business for so long, and we hope that you’re thankful for all the fun gaming! But there are other things about Thanksgiving that are not so pleasant. For many people, spending that much time with family and the stress of cooking all that food can be a big hassle!

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While we can’t cook your turkey for you or keep your annoying sister from blabbing about how great she is, we can provide you with a fun way to relieve some of your holiday stress, even when family is over. Just sneak in a quick game from one of our slot games via the slot lobby! We have several exciting games for you to try and we think they’ll help you beat your holiday blues.

 

We know you love bingo and free bingo games, but the fun of slots at BingoMania goes further when you want to be away from your computer. Most of the new slot games at Bingo Mania are mobile friendly. For instance, you could play our new game Unicorn or  the popular Pinocchio slot game.

Unicorn game

This game features multiple game levels offering unique features: Fairy Re-Spins, Pinocchio Wandering Wilds and much more! Travel to School and find the Scatter Wild Books or go to the Stage and discover the Dancing Wild reel. When you travel to one of the secondary worlds, all wins are doubled! Can you reach Real Boy Mode and win big?

Plus, you can play this game on any device, so you can sneak a few quick spins on your smartphone whenever you like. You can find out more about Pinnochio on our game here.

Pinocchio Game

Another bonus of slot games is that it doesn’t take very long to whip out a round. We don’t recommend playing while you’re eating dinner, but if you’re stuck in the kitchen browsing Yummly for last-minute stuffing suggestions, there’s nothing wrong with having our page open in another tab and tapping the spin button between steps, right?

And what about the post-Thanksgiving game and celebratory food coma? That’s when you can dive back into our many bingo rooms and join others who love bingo and have no desire to watch football. Who knows, you could win a holiday jackpot! Now that’s something to be thankful for.

So don’t let Thanksgiving blues drag you down. Perk yourself up with one of our many exciting games at Bingomania. Be on the looking for any special slot games we may have on Turkey Day just like we did for our special Halloween game!

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Play free bingo games with BingoMania



Bingo is our obsession, our passion, our, well, mania! We love playing bingo in any of its forms and you can play a lot of them here on our website. It’s a fun low-stress game that you can play anytime on any device that is connected to the internet. But do you have to pay for online bingo?

Absolutely not! There are ways to play free bingo games online. There are plenty of apps out there on the market that will run a quick bingo game for you, but you have to be careful about your games. There’s a difference between free and free-to-play. Free-to-play apps offer a slick presentation of the game and the opportunity to buy bonuses to help you win more often. What they don’t tell you is that they’ll slowly ramp up the difficulty behind the scenes until you won’t win anymore unless you start making purchases. Just read the reviews on some of the major bingo apps and you’ll see what we mean!

At BingoMania, we have a better solution. We do offer free bingo cash prizes to all of our members. When you enroll on our site, we give you free money to purchase cards with as a special thank-you offer for signing up. You’ll get the chance to try out our bingo rooms for free before you decide to spend any more money on your experience. We believe you’ll like us so much that you’ll want to stay!

In addition, every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from 8pm to 9pm ET, inside the Party Room, you get 1hr of $5 to $100 free cash bingo games. All players are welcome to enjoy.

And if you’re lucky, you can win additional bonus cash. If your luck holds up you can continue to get free cash and extend your free bingo games. But wait, couldn’t we do the same rigging that the other free-to-play apps do? NO! Our random number generator, the piece of software that makes our bingo games work, has been certified multiple times by trusted third parties with long experience in the gaming industry. You don’t need powerups to win at our games, just good old-fashioned luck!

So if you’ve been burned by playing a free-to-play bingo app, come try out our tables instead. Sure, you may have to put in a little money every so often, but we think that the superior experience you get at our online bingo halls will be far more fun than any app you can find online. Sign up today, enjoy the bonus cash, and see for yourself why BingoMania has been in operation for nearly 20 years! 

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Online Bingo Review Sites



Bingo is obviously our main draw. We love the game and we’d like to see more people play. But there’s a big bingo community out there outside of the halls. We want to share some of the top bingo site reviews on the web for participants in the community.

Though, the reviews found on most of these sites come from disappointed players, it is useful for sites like BingoMania, 123Bingo and Cyber Bingo to help bring attention to such review communities.

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http://www.whichbingo.co.uk/ and http://www.whichbingo.com/

These two sister sites are large bingo directories. They give reviews on all the major sites and ranks them according to their criteria. The one with co.uk at the end focuses on bingo sites in the UK. If you want to get your feet wet on several websites, take a spin through these.

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https://www.internetbingosites.com/

This site is in the same vein as the ones above, but it also has extensive pages on gambling laws, the rules of different bingo variations, and it also has a discussion forum for players. Another one-stop-shop for extending your bingo community!

http://www.bingochatter.com/

If you just want to talk bingo, this is the site for you. It is a discussion forum for fans of the game. You can write about your latest jackpot, talk about your experiences on different sites, and much more. Check it out.

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http://www.latestbingobonuses.com/

We’ve mentioned this site in the past. If you want to take advantage of free offers given by bingo sites, this is the place to look. You can get great sign-up bonuses, free spins on slots, and much more. Just make sure to read the fine print carefully!

http://forum.ixgames.com/

The IXGames forum is a general forum on gaming sites online. If you want to branch beyond bingo into the world of sports betting and online poker, this is the place to go. They also have a bingo section.

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http://www.bingo.org/

Finally, the site with the easiest name to remember, this is another site aggregator for bingo websites. It also has articles on the latest bingo news from around the world.

Don’t be afraid to try multiple sites. You may like hanging around the UK crowd more than the US crowd we have here, or perhaps you just prefer 90 ball bingo more. If bingo is your passion, you owe it to yourself to explore the wide variety of bingo opportunities out there. Try reading some reviews on mobile bingo apps. You could sneak a game in anytime! Or sign up for one of the forums so you can complain about that cruddy site with the poor terms of service, or that one big blackout bingo that got away. Take a spin through these and let us know what you think.



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