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?
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?
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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In addition to the new slot machines released last week, Bingo Mania just launched its first Arcade Slot Game called Sugar & Ice. Exciting!
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 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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
* A cooler
* 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:
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!
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.
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
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!
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 Thrones, Dancing 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
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
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.
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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 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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
As they say, you really wish you had three eyes to keep track of the fast moving bingo game.
Here’s how to play:
You get 3 cards per game
You’ll need to manually daub your numbers (which you earn points)
The goal is to be the 1st player to match all 3 pattern using your 3 cards
HeyBingo.com has been around since 2001 and has always been a free site with one focus: free bingo games.
You’ll find 3 different variation of 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.
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.
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.
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.
About the Bonus Game
Hit 3 Cupcakes anywhere on an active payline to win up to 9,000 bonus points
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.
100 – 9000 Bonus Points
About the Free Spins Info
Hit 3 or more Gummy Bears anywhere on the reels to get up to 20 free spins!
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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.
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!
We will be releasing another set of new games on Friday to go along the following slot machines: sugar rush, carnival of venice, and forest treasure. More about the new slot machines in this week’s upcoming newsletter.
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 $10 free credits (see below for details). This machine is available from the new slots lobby. If you haven’t tried the Lost Inca’s Gold, we think you’re going to love it.
About the Lost Inca’s Gold Slot Machine
Get ready, it’s time to venture deep into the rainforest to discover the ancient gold, gems and treasure of an extinct civilization!
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Basic Game information
Lost Inca’s Gold
Player level: Beginner/Experienced/Expert
Bet per Payline (minimum)
Max Bet per Payline
Free Spins Feature
Table 1: Summary Information
3 or more consecutive Treasure Chest symbols appearing from the 1st reel on an active payline will trigger the “Lost Inca’s gold” bonus game where you can win up to 950 Bonus Points!
The user selects various options in 3 steps on one stage. The user can win up to 3 times, or end the game before that if they lose once.
10 – 950 Bonus Points
Table 2: Bonus Game Information
Number of Free Spins
5/10/20 (3,4 or 5 Scatter symbols earn you 5/10/20 free spins)
Table 3: Free Spin Information
Bet Amount Information
Range from 0.01 to 5.00$
25 Lines x 5.00 $ Per line = 125.00 $
1 Line x 0.01 $ = 0.01 $
25 Lines x 0.01 $ = 0.25 $
Bonus Game Winning Amount ($)
Bonus Points x Total Bet
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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.
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.
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!
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Player level: Beginner/Experienced/Expert
Bet per Payline (minimum)
Max Bet per Payline
Free Spins Feature
Free Spin Table
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
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Basic Game Info
Bet per Payline (minimum)
Max Bet per Payline
Free Spins Feature
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25 Lines x 5.00 $ Per line = 125.00 $
1 Line x 0.01 $ = 0.01 $
25 Lines x 0.01 $ = 0.25 $
Bonus Game Winning Amount ($)
Bonus Points x Total Bet
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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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
Flame-haired Sansa Stark is really a blonde; well, the actress who plays her is at least.
Jack Gleeson, who plays the tyrannical Joffrey, starred in the hit movie Batman Begins.
Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn Stark, appeared in the Harry Potter movies as Hermione’s mom.
Natalia Tena, whose character is the wildling called Osha, is the lead singer of a band called Molotov Jukebox. She also plays the accordion!
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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