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Advertorials Underfire From ASA

Tuesday, Sep. 26th 2017 7:13 AM

Advertising Standards Authority

Advertorials
Upset ASA

If you haven’t already figured it you, here at Playing Bingo we advertise online bingo sites. We do so by providing our readers details of promotions and various updates on software, new bingo sites and general news from the world of online gaming. In all the years we have been doing this, we have done it with honesty, integrity and first and foremost as players ourselves. Some other advertisers are far less scrupulous as the Advertising Standards Authority recently revealed.

All advertisers are bound by BCAP and CAP codes and face a virtual slap on the wrists if they break the rules. It would seem that some pay no regard to the codes, or have any morals in promoting online gambling.

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Will You Be Grinning With Smile Bingo?

Saturday, Sep. 23rd 2017 7:44 AM

After news of a couple of site closures over the last month, it’s good to be able to talk about a new bingo site. The latest addition to the Wheel of Slots Network is called Smile Bingo and it opened earlier this month. The site is owned by the same people who are responsible for a number of brands on the Jumpman Gaming software, so we are expecting good things.

Smile Bingo is still in its infancy at the moment but like other sites from this company, we expect that there will be a selection of exclusive promotions being rolled out over the next couple of months. At this point in time, there’s just the standard network offering.

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Bingo Elf On The Shelf

Friday, Sep. 22nd 2017 11:36 AM

Bingo Elf

Bingo Elf
On The Shelf

If you are a fan of social media then you will no doubt have seen the array of meme’s that have parodied the original Elf on the Shelf. Back in 2015 a creepy Christmas themed toy went viral and this year, the new wave of potential icons are floating around the Internet.

We thought we’d have a bit of fun with it and create some bingo Elf on the Shelf after seeing Tombola opt for their brand sat on top of a tooth (a molar of course). It’s been fun creating the following and if you find any funny, please feel free to share the images on Twitter or Facebook, and of course, we’d love to see any bingo related ones you have created!

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BingoCams Shake Up Welcome Bonuses

Tuesday, Sep. 12th 2017 7:18 AM

Over the last few weeks it seems like all we have been doing is amending bonus pages and removing no deposit required offers from our listings of various sites. The most recent has been Bingocams because they have opted to remove their £5 free offer to new players.

However, when we took a look at the overall picture and took into account the terms and conditions of the new offer at Bingocams, we weren’t quite as disappointed. The no deposit bonus offer may have gone, but they’ve introduced free spins on the Starburst slot to complement the 300% cash match offer (which incidentally hasn’t changed).

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888 Fined For Responsible Gambling Error

Thursday, Sep. 7th 2017 7:06 AM

888 Fine

UKGC Fine
888 £7.8M

A few months ago now I started receiving emails from Security at Cassava telling me my accounts had been closed at a number of different bingo sites on the Dragonfish network. The same happened with all sites powered by the same software. I thought at the time they were doing what had happened with other players, that I was being banned for what they consider to be bonus abuse.

This was not the case, and when I started receiving emails from them requesting bank details, I asked what was going on. It turns out that when I closed my 888 Poker account a few years ago, 888 should have closed all associated accounts.

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New Bonus Options Coming To Dragonfish Sites

Tuesday, Sep. 5th 2017 7:56 AM

Every now and then a really interesting piece of information comes our way and we get a little bit giddy with excitement. Today our excitement is because we have heard that the Dragonfish sites are set to introduce and opt out option for bonuses in the not too distant future! We’re like dogs with two tails because way back in September of 2015 we verbalised what many players were thinking, why was there no opt out available for bonuses?

In an article entitled ‘Dragonfish Move The Bonus Goal Posts’ [read it here], we looked at how the changes that Dragonfish made at that point around bonuses was going to affect players. In the piece we said ‘we would like to see is the ability to opt out of receiving the deposit bonuses’ and even asked the question of the powers that be at 888 if this was likely to be an option.

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Should Mums Still Be Going To Iceland Bingo?

Tuesday, Aug. 29th 2017 7:01 AM

On 1st August a new tax was levied against bingo operators, one that meant many have chosen to drop their no deposit required bonuses and re-think their welcome bonus structure. The new tax sees operators charged 15% for all free bets / plays they offer to their customers.

Whilst many brands have opted to remove or reduce significantly their free play bonuses, Iceland Bingo appear to have been a bit more subtle. It may be that they were hoping players wouldn’t notice, or aren’t that interested. It’s our job to be interested on your behalf and we noticed a change when checking the bonuses at all sites we have listed.

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New Jumpman Gaming Sites Coming Soon

Saturday, Aug. 19th 2017 2:12 AM

Jumpman Gaming

Jumpman Gaming

As regular readers of our site will know, we are always on the hunt for news of new and coming soon bingo sites. Usually what happens is we will see an influx of new sites on a certain network or software and it would appear that it’s currently the turn of the Jumpman Gaming software. There are two networks powered by this software, 15 Network and Wheel of Slots Network (WSN), and both have new sites coming soon.

We are not sure on the launch dates for any of the brands that we are looking at, and to be honest, we could be waiting some time if Spins Bingo is anything to go by.

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