After visiting my local Gala Bingo in Aylesbury for the first time last year, I had such a fun filled and exciting evening playing my cards and drinking wine with a sticky toffee pudding and bingo dobber in hand. Fast forward to 2014 and I had no idea that the online bingo community was so huge. There are sites all over the television, newspapers, internet and social media, all touting for your business and offering attractive sign up deals and incentives. But who can you trust and where can you find the best deals?
I guess you could say that the lucrative industry of online bingo playing is possibly as expansive as the battlefield of car and home insurance providers. So where do you go to find reliable online bingo providers who you trust to share your personal information and bank details with whilst getting the most for your money? Cue Glitzy Bingo.
Glitzy Bingo is a treasure trove of everything bingo; providing safe links, giveaways, information and news to every secure bingo site available online. It is incredibly simple to use with none of those annoying advertising banners or popups and is also available as a mobile site so that you can play on the go. In essence, Glitzy Bingo has done all of the leg work for you, bringing together an easy access selection of the finest and most secure gaming sites where you can play with handy no deposit offers, free play news and promotions all in one place. So seeing as the weather has been so disastrous this winter, I couldn’t resist finding out what online bingo is all about.
I was fortunate enough to receive £30.00 in gift vouchers from Glitzy Bingo to play at Mecca Bingo online or in store. I simply had to scratch off the back panel on the reverse of each voucher and type it into the bonuses section on Mecca Bingo online to claim my vouchers and let the bingoing begin. Unlike the traditional method of manual bingo where you cross off or dot each number called on your paper card, online bingo is far more fast paced and intense. Where I would play two or three cards myself in a bingo hall against a hundred other guests as I panic to catch the numbers in time, online I can play thirty-six cards automatically crossed out for me against just a handful of online players, so the odds of winning are greatly improved.
Games start from a matter of pennies and you can choose to buy as little or as many cards as you want across thousands of themed games and reliable sites thanks to Glitzy Bingo. My method of playing online is to pick the game rooms with the least amount of players, but obviously those with the highest jackpot attract more attention so it’s worth looking around and avoiding the busiest hours in order to win big. Purchasing my game cards was as simple as clicking a slider and choosing the amount to spend, and the games begin every minute or so and run continuously. As the numbers are called out, your cards do all of the work for you, changing colour in order of importance as the countdown to the prize gets closer by the second. For each line, two lines and house there is a cash prize, with huge jackpots for completing cards in a set amount of calls. It was so much fun as I was on the edge of my seat throughout and screamed at my laptop like a man shouting at the football each and every time my cards got down to the last number.
I almost punched the ceiling when my numbers came up and I won two lines for £5.26; it is the biggest thrill ever to get down to the last number and then have your name read out, as the other players congratulated me in the chatroom when my win flashed up onscreen. Considering I spent an entire evening at my local Gala, and far more than £30.00 on tickets and the bar without winning a penny in return, then to have won online within a matter of minutes was incredible. It was the perfect mid-week treat to play online, on my comfy sofa with no makeup on, the children in bed, not having to rush home for a babysitter, no hassle over parking the car or needing to run out of the game to go to the toilet. My night was relaxed, entertaining and profitable all thanks to Glitzy Bingo, and I shall be checking the site daily for offers of free play and more prize giveaways. If you never give it a go then you’ll never know what it’s like, and it certainly is true that you have to be in it to win it. Here’s wishing you all a happy house jackpot!