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Give Back Bingo Gives Back

Thursday, Feb. 8th 2018 7:43 AM

Bingo has been used to raise money for various charities for as long as we can remember and whilst it may have started in the local village hall, the world of online bingo has quite a few sites who raise money for good causes through special games and promotions too. Give Back Bingo are one such site and when you think about it, it’s pretty apparent in the brand name.

Give Back Bingo say they like to put the fun into fundraising and as such have a fundraiser frenzy every Friday night from 8pm until 9pm in the room of the same name. Head on over there and join their chat hosts for a whole hour of charitable fun.

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Charity Bingo Up To Its Old Tricks Again

Tuesday, Oct. 13th 2015 7:22 AM
Charity Bingo

Charity Bingo
Needs An Update

Regular readers here at Playing Bingo will know that for some time now we have had an issue with Charity Bingo and their inability to keep their players informed of the donations being made to charity. The whole ethos of the site, its unique selling point is that they donate £1 to charity for every £20 you deposit, but regular updates to the charity of the month and the donations made are a rarity.

A previous article like this resulted in an update to the charity pages [read the article here] following the brand providing no update since March 2015! We are now in October and currently the dedicated page shows donations up until June 2015 only.

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Charity Bingo Take Note And Update Pages

Thursday, Jul. 2nd 2015 7:27 AM

Often when we address certain issues around the world of online bingo it can appear that our concerns fall on deaf ears. However, on some occasions these issues are serious enough that the ‘offender’ sits up, takes note and acts quickly to rectify the situation. This is the case with Charity Bingo who have now made all of the missing donations for March, April, May and June.

We’re still not convinced that all is at is should be and there is still the small matter of charitable donations not proven from October 2012 through until December 2013, but at least Charity Bingo have taken aboard the concerns raised and addressed them. It is worth noting though that all of the donations were only made on 30th June 2015, the day our article went live.

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Charity Bingo Stuck In March 2015

Tuesday, Jun. 30th 2015 7:21 AM

In April of last year we reported on the fact that Charity Bingo could not, or would not, account for the charitable donations that has been made by the site between October 2012 and December 2013 [read original article here]. No response was received to our article of the emails that had been sent to the owner but we continued to monitor activity at the site and all seemed to have settled with donations being made regularly for 12 months between January 2014 and January 2015 via Just Giving.

Whilst this doesn’t justify the previous 14 months of unaccounted for donations, it looked as if management were honouring their unique selling point. However, this seems to have ceased as of January 2015 with the last donation of £1,774.00 to Keech Hospice Care. We then stumbled upon a link that showed us they donated to the Riverside Animal Centre in March 2015. Where’s the money for April, May and June 2015 gone?

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Thinking Pink For Breast Cancer At Foxy Bingo

Monday, Sep. 29th 2014 7:14 AM

As most people in the UK are probably aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the country, and many businesses, and many of our favourite bingo sites are getting behind this great cause. Over at Foxy Bingo there are tons of specials plans right through the month with plenty going to the Breast Cancer Campaign too!

There’s be special charity games, giant jackpots and more at Foxy Bingo as the Think Pink promos carry on all month, and not only will you have the chance to win some fantastic prizes but you also know you’ll be helping out a great cause too! This is the fourth consecutive year that Foxy Bingo is getting behind the Think Pink campaign, having already raised £30,000! All of this is raised by you in the bingo rooms and there’s plenty happening this year too.

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Danyl Johnson, Dogs Trust And Postcode Bingo

Thursday, Aug. 21st 2014 7:22 AM

On a regular basis the team here at Playing Bingo check the bonus structure at all of the sites that we promote and whilst it is a mammoth task, and a little tedious, it is a task that often reveals some quite interesting changes. One such change sees Postcode Bingo, Danyl Johnson and the Dogs Trust all interlinked.

It might not be an obvious combination but it certainly caught our attention. The home page of Postcode Bingo now sees Danyl Johnson welcoming you to the site and the chance to grab a 200% cash match bonus on first deposit. To receive the bonus you do have to enter the code WIN200 or you will only receive the 100% standard bonus.

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Charity Begins At Home

Thursday, Apr. 3rd 2014 12:10 AM

Charity Bingo has a unique selling point over other brands on the 15 Network, the brand offers £1 to charity for every £20 deposited at the site. In January this year Cancer Research benefitted from a donation of £392, in February The British Heart Foundation received £358 and last month Scope hit the jackpot with £529. There’s a real feel good factor to the site but unfortunately, there is a bad smell lingering around the brand that refuses to dissipate.

Prior to January 2014 we can find no historical references to donations made to worthy causes by Charity Bingo and despite contacting the site for information, it has not been provided and emails have been left unanswered. We do know that since the beginning of the year that has been a change in management and this is clear in the transparency of the site now, however it does not negate the fact that since October 2012 until December 2013 the brand refuses to provide details of their charitable donations.

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Tickety Boo Bingo And Marie Curie Cancer Care

Friday, Feb. 28th 2014 7:29 AM

Charity bingo is not a new concept, far from it – in fact there are already several different brands online today who donate to various worthy causes. However, it has been quite a while since we saw a new brand launch but recently Tickety Boo Bingo joined the Dragonfish network. The brand is owned and operated by Marie Curie with all net profits from this brand being donated to the Marie Curie nursing services.

Tickety Boo Bingo is actually the second charitable brand to launch on the Dragonfish brand to support a cancer charity, Pink Ribbon Bingo opened in September 2010. This site gives just 15% of their gross revenue directly to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

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