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End Of An Era At Playing Bingo

Friday, Nov. 9th 2018 10:09 AM

Things they are a changing around Playing Bingo in coming weeks and months. The first big change is we will be saying goodbye to our resident Bingo Queen Nickie Shute, who finishes working here today. Over the best part of a decade, Nickie has been the voice of PlayingBingo.co.uk, covering developments in the world of online bingo from great promotions to not-so-great behaviour from online bingo companies.

It’s been a time of great flux in the industry, with hundreds of sites opening, closing, moving platforms and regulatory changes changing the face of online bingo. The one constant has been Nickie’s unswerving dedication to the game, and covering it in all its various guises and moods. At times Nickie has been a lone voice, standing up for the bingo players out there whilst other sites have just parroted the company line in thinly veiled advertorials. At other times her insights into the minds of bingo players and what makes us all tick have been second to none. With her unique take on the industry, Playing Bingo has been blessed with not one of, but, ‘the’ absolute best writer in the field of Online Bingo.

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Foxy Bingo To Migrate To Cozy Games!

Wednesday, Oct. 24th 2018 3:39 PM

Foxy Bingo To Make A Move

Cozy Games For
Foxy Bingo

An interesting email landed in our inbox this morning and upon reading it, we were left scratching our heads, perplexed by the choices made by the owners of Foxy Bingo. The email was notification that as of 20th November 2018 888 will no longer operate the brand but instead, Electraworks Ltd will be responsible.

A little background for those who are not completely au fait with the Foxy Bingo history; the brand was created by Cashcade, Cashcade was sold to PartyGaming that then became bwin.Party before being sold to GVC. GVC recently acquired Cozy Games and it’s run by Electraworks Ltd, Electraworks is part of the GVC Group.

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bgo Bingo Changes Bonus Offer

Wednesday, Oct. 17th 2018 3:10 PM

bgo Bingo have been offering new players to their site Candy Club points (CCPs) as the welcome bonus for a while now but recently they made changes to the new player deal available. Gone are the CCPs, and now it’s back to a match bonus with your initial deposit.

A code is required to claim the bonus as a new player at bgo Bingo and it is an easy one to remember. The code to use is BINGO and the bonus is £5 of bingo tickets. Now, with the minimum deposit required to earn the bonus being £10, that equates to a 50% match bonus, not the most impressive of offers available on the Internet today!

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New Question For Online Bingo Registration Form

Monday, Oct. 8th 2018 11:53 AM

Occupation Question - Online Bingo

Occupation Question
From Online Bingo

We recently had call to register a new account at one of the most established brands online today, Bingo Ballroom and whilst doing so, noticed that as part of the registration process there was a new question to be answered. As usual we were required to enter our name, address and date of birth but today we were asked our occupation too!

At Bingo Ballroom, and other sites on the Dragonfish network, the new question is part of the second stage of the registration process. This is where you enter your postal address and your bankroll currency. Underneath the latter you will find the new drop down menu for Occupation.

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Rollover Bingo Latest On Cashcade Casualty List

Wednesday, Sep. 12th 2018 12:05 PM

Rollover Bingo Closing

Rollover Bingo
Closing Soon

Not so long ago we brought you the news that a few of the Cashcade brands had made the decision to close their virtual doors and at the end of August, they ceased to offer online bingo. Recently we heard of yet another of these sites set to close, and this time it is the turn of Rollover Bingo.

Whilst Telly Talk Bingo, ITV Bingo and Bingo Scotland weren’t a significant loss for the world of online gaming, we think that Rollover Bingo will be. The reason for this is that they offered something a bit more than the bog standard offers when it came to welcome bonuses. Players were awarded lottery tickets with their first deposit.

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Cashcade To Close Popular Brands

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd 2018 12:44 PM

Cashcade Brands Closing

Cashcade
 Sites Closing

Although Cashcade was sold to PartyGaming and then on to GVC Holdings, the popular brands from the company remained open and available to players even when all around them were closing or making significant changes. Sadly this is no longer the case as several of the brands are due to close at the end of this month.

That’s not all though, it looks as though the first brand I ever played bingo at, Think Bingo, is set to go to the dark side! When I say that, I mean it looks set to move to the Cozy Games product if I am reading the email correctly.

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Take A Nibble On Bite Size Bingo

Sunday, Jul. 8th 2018 7:49 AM

It’s been a while since we’ve introduced you to a new bingo site but today we came across yet another addition to the upgraded Jumpman Gaming software. Bite Size Bingo is the game, and if we are entirely honest, the bingo is pretty bite size because hardly any games run because there just aren’t the bingo player numbers on the network anymore.

With that said, whilst Bite Size Bingo doesn’t wow players with the impressive bingo offering or massive jackpots on those games, what it does do is offer quite the selection of instant win games and slots. This seems to be the focus of most of the 15 Network sites, and has been for quite a while.

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Online Gambling Financial Checks

Thursday, Jul. 5th 2018 7:29 AM

Gambling Operators - Financial Checks

More Stringent
 Checks Coming Soon

In June 2018 32Red was penalised to the tune of £2 million following an investigation by the Gambling Commission. They were found to have serious failings in their social responsibility and money laundering checks but they weren’t the first company to be slapped with a hefty fine for this reason.

£7.8 million was the fine levied against 888 back in August 2017 after they were found to fall short on their social responsibility processes too. These sort of shortcomings are not a new occurrence.

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