by Guest Sponsor
Special to Bingo Bugle
Are you a bingo fan? Do you also love online gaming? Are you perhaps a bit of a fan of online games such as the Rocky Slots Game? Well, why not try Pop Bingo?! Pop Bingo works on a very simple premise; like most numbers games in the online room, the quicker you match the selections on the card, the more money you stand to win.
The reason why bingo games are so attractive to a wider audience is that, as with Betfair Fantastic Four Slots, they provide an ideal opportunity to win big off just a very small stake. The minimum you can play is just 0.10p and for this you could be walking away with a four figure amount as a reward. What more could you want?
If you can get all of your 15 numbers drawn in less than 40 balls, you will win the top prize in the game. This will obviously vary depending on the level of your stake. The higher the stake you opt to play with, the bigger the amount on offer will be. Even if you don’t hit your selections within this time, there are some prizes on offer all the way through to 88 balls.
The game will conclude when 75 of the 90 numbers are drawn from the machine. This means that there are only 15 numbers that are not pulled out from the pot. It is purely based on chance, so you have just as much chance as anybody who takes part, regardless of experience or knowledge of other casino or bingo games.
It is very easy to follow the progress of your card because, when one of your numbers is hit, it will be highlighted a shade of yellow. This will allow you to see clearly exactly what is going on and then determine how many more selections you need on your game card from the draw for a prize. What also helps is having a table of all 90 numbers on the right side of the board. Again, the numbers that have already been drawn turn yellow and the rest will always stay white.
by Guest Sponsor
Special to Bingo Bugle
If you stop to think about it – it could be perceived that all online Bingo sites are largely the same. After all, Bingo is a game of pure chance and there are laws governing the operation of such sites – to ensure that no games can ever be fixed to maximise income etc. So is there anything to choose between the alternatives?
The short answer is “yes” in terms of initial promotions and rewards for new members etc. As an example, the fast-growing Jackpotjoy site offers new members £30 for £10 deposited. It also offers £20 for recommending new members. The offers are real and genuine and you do get something for nothing.
But when the offers have run out – what then? Is there really much difference between the various well-known sites? Again, the answer seems to be a resounding “yes” but this is mainly to do with keeping up your level of interest.
If you keep playing the same games continually, there is a chance you’ll get bored. Having said that, some customers positively welcome monotony in the Bingo they play – so there really is no “one size fits all” approach here. If we go back to Jackpotjoy again you’ll soon see that its nine different online Bingo offerings offer something for everyone which may help explain why it’s growing so quickly.
To be successful, any Bingo website has to appeal to two very different audiences at the same time; namely, the old traditional Bingo audience and the modern user who may play a game or two whilst doing other things online – or maybe even working. After all, online Bingo needn’t demand high levels of concentration – it all depends how you want to play. You can even play for nothing with Jackpotjoy if you’re just playing for the sheer fun of the game.
And that’s the magic word for many new players today – “fun”. Today’s newcomers to Bingo want to have a little fun online whilst doing other things – yet still have the chance of landing a big cash prize. And many of Jackpotjoy’s big cash Bingo prizes regularly run into many tens of thousands of pounds – so there’s a real possibility of a little dabble turning into a life-changing experience. And if not, well … you’ve been thoroughly entertained by the creativity of the games along the way – all for what is a very small outlay for most players.
From my new series, “I Refuse to Age Gracefully”…
Here’s what I’m shopping for today: Coccyx cushions. My ass hurts, ’cause I sit on it too much. So rather than get off my sore ass, I’m looking for a cushion that will allow me to keep sitting on that ever-widening part of my body.
Getting older sucks. I’m thinking of wrapping what’s left of my betraying body in foam insulation.
I found a store not too far from here that sells them (and other “aging gracefully” accoutrements), so that’s where I’m headed as soon as I get off my rear.
I wonder if they have a GameStop near there? I’ve been wanting to go by GameStop for a while.
I’m at an awkward age… GameStop and Ass Pillows.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Head of a Dog” – 1870. How cute is THAT?!
by Gayle Mitchell
Special to Bingo Bugle
“I Won the Jackpot” is the sound of dreams coming true. With the ever-increasing progressive jackpots offered by casinos, the Big Hits are what we seek. This report details four of these winning stories from the lucky winners. It is interesting that the first two winning tales occurred on different dates, different slot machines at casinos far apart, yet both are almost equal in winnings. Curious, yes? Enjoy your read.
1) Super Wedding to Come
Colin Savage of Lowestoft England was visiting Vegas for the first time with his fiancée, Tina French and made stop at the Bellagio Casino. He chose a Quartermillion$ progressive that was soon to pay out $596,149. “I put $100 in the machine, but only planned on playing $20,” said Savage. “We are going to pay off the mortgage and then have a fantastic wedding. “This still has not sunk in. It’s truly unbelievable.”
2) Locked in a Win
Jane Schwaegerl, a nurse from LaCross, WI, related her winning strategy after hitting a $595,109 Wheel of Fortune MegaJackpot at a dollar machine. “If I am successful on other machines, I try the 3X slot to see if I can win more and this time it worked. It was unreal.” “I realized that the other machines scrolling numbers had changed and my machine locked on the winning amount.” Schwaegerl had played about $100 at the Majestic Pines Casino in Black River Falls, WI. There will definitely be presents for the grandchildren and Jane plans to invest the rest.
3) A Rewarding Detour
Sharon Haggard, 54, of Oakdale, CA is a legal assistant who stopped in Reno with her sister during a road trip. Upon arrival at the Grand Sierra Casino, a 50-cent Wheel of Fortune progressive was selected along with a wager of $100. The casino is a favorite stop for Haggard and her husband who compete for slot winnings. It will be difficult for her hubby to top Sharon’s Megajackpot win of $1,595,843. As she stated, “Mama’s got her mojo back.” The future does not include retirement for the new millionaire, but assisting her mother, son and daughter is a definite plan.
4) She Returned to the Wheel
The anonymous winner from Las Vegas explained her huge payday of $6,978,753. this way, “I had decided to walk away from the machine, but after a while, I opted to come back and play one more time. That was the best decision I every made. This is a dream come true.” Before walking away, she had asked a man at the Orleans Casino in Vegas sitting next to her how she would know if she won the jackpot. “He told me to keep an eye on the middle line and watch for five Wheel of Fortune signs all lined up in a row,” said the 52-year-old Korean native. Future plans include paying off her car and house, helping her children-grandchildren and donating to her church.
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino made this HILARIOUS video, where men are dressed as Bingo Balls and have a wild night on the town! Check it out:
Become a Facebook FAN!
The guys at Blendtec are amazingly cool. If you haven’t seen their videos on YouTube, it’s certainly worth a visit:
Their latest video places me in a bit of a dilemma, though. Part of me would like to own an iPad (starting at $499), but after viewing the video, I’m thinking my money might be better spent on one of their amazing Blendtec blenders ($399.95 + s&h). What’s a girl to do?
Everyone is on Facebook these days. Companies big and small, your mother (uh oh), your mother-in-law (double uh oh), your kids (they’re embarrassed you’re here), your boss (triple uh oh), your co-workers (this could be bad, or good), and your real world friends, including those “fab” gal pals who make it their mission to post snaps of you taken when you’ve had too much to drink and decide you’re a really, really good dancer.
It’s hard to create a Facebook page for yourself that reflects your many “interests” yet keeps you out of trouble with everyone. While “everyone” is probably okay with the fact that you like to post photos of dogs dressed up in holiday costumes (sample below), your boss might not like to see that update you made about falling asleep at your desk, or how much time you spend on Farmville. And while your friends may love those too-too-tipsy shots of you shaking your groove thing, I can guarantee your mother-in-law will use this against you somehow.
Bunny doesn’t want a bland Facebook page, but, then again, Bunny doesn’t want to get fired either. If you have any tips on making Facebook work every which way for everything and everybody, through privacy settings, or creating separate profiles, or some such, post your comments here please!
Is it just me, or do these people look completely nuts?