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10 Things You should know before playing...

 

Responsible Gaming’ …..

 

… IS there for the protection of minors, and for the prevention of compulsive gambling, plus much, much more !

However…. The ‘ultimate responsibility’ remains with you, the player !

‘Gambling’ and ‘investing’ are two entirely different things…. NEVER CONFUSE THE TWO !

Have a look at:  http://www.gamcare.org.uk ….

… NO-ONE SAID YOU ARE AN ADDICT ! … BUT THE INFO IS STILL VERY USEFUL !!

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‘RESEARCH THE PARENT COMPANY‘ …..

 

YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE SET TO PLAY ON A ‘NICE LITTLE SITE’ … UNTIL YOU REALISE THE SITE IS A SMALL PART OF A HUGE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION !

MANY BINGO SITES USE THE SAME SOFTWARE, SO MAY LOOK THE SAME, BUT THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE SAME COMPANY….

IT DOES NOT TAKE MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES TO TYPE THE COMPANY/SITE NAME IN TO A SEARCH ENGINE LIKE ‘GOOGLE’ OR ‘DOGPILE’, AND CHECK OUT THE RESULTS!

 

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READ AND UNDERSTAND THE SITE RULES, INFO, AND ‘SMALL PRINT’ …..

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE, WITH ANY SITE, ARE THE ‘TERMS & CONDITIONS’… (SOMETIMES LABELED ‘T&C’s)… TO ENSURE NO MISUNDERSTANDINGS, PRINT ‘EM OUT…. YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO FIND THAT EVERYTHING IS NOT ALWAYS WHAT IT SEEMS, FOR EXAMPLE… IF YOU WIN A COOL 5 MILLION, HOW LONG BEFORE YOU GET IT ALL ?? 

 

FUNDING AND CASHING-IN

 

USUALLY THERE IS A ‘FUND & PLAY’ POLICY BEFORE ANY WITHDRAWAL CAN BE MADE… BUT… MOSTLY, ANY MONEY YOU HAVE WON IS YOURS.

AGAIN SITES MAY VARY, SO CHECK OUT THE INDIVIDUAL RULES.

REMEMBER….. WHEN YOU SIGN UP TO PLAY ON A SITE… YOU AUTOMATICALLY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE ‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS’, AND RULES,

VERY OFTEN, YOU HAVE TO ‘FUND’ A CERTAIN AMOUNT, THEN SPEND IT ALL BEFORE YOU CAN RETRIEVE A PENNY OF YOUR WINNINGS, ONLY THEN TO FIND… YOU WILL LOSE MUCH, IF NOT ALL, OF ANY BONUSES YOU MAY HAVE GAINED . . .

 

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‘OVERT’ or ‘COVERT’  ??

IF YOUR CHOSEN SITE’S TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND GENERAL RULES ARE NOT EASILY FOUND…. OR THERE IS NO “About Us” LINK….

…..  ASK YOURSELF ‘WHY’ ??

BY PLAYING ON ANY SITE, YOU ARE STATING that you fully understand and agree to comply with thE Terms and Conditions, SO IT IS AS WELL YOU FIND THEM FIRST!

If there is no ‘about us’ button, then possibly the site does not want to give away too much info that may lead to them….

…..  Ask yourself ‘why’ ??

 

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MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ‘DEBIT’ AND ‘CREDIT’ CARDS

 

IT’S IMPORTANT !

 

‘DEBIT’ or ‘CREDIT’ ??

THIS MAY SOUND OBVIOUS, BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME FOLK WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ‘DEBIT’ CARDS, AND ‘CREDIT’  CARDS !

BASICALLY…

A ‘DEBIT’ CARD ALLOWS YOU TO GAMBLE WITH YOUR OWN MONEY, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE SOME !

A ‘CREDIT’ CARD ALLOWS YOU TO PLAY WITH SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY, WHICH ALWAYS HAS TO BE PAID BACK, WIN OR LOSE !

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE DIFFERENCE !

FIND OUT EXACTLY HOW YOU WILL BE ‘PAID-OUT’ SO THAT YOU ARE PREPARED FOR ‘WHEN AND IF’ YOU WIN !

 

MORE ‘small’ PRINT !

SOME BINGO SITES ARE UNABLE TO PAY OUT WINNINGS TO CERTAIN CREDIT CARDS, AND AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD SHOULD BE FOUND, SHOULD YOU WISH TO ‘CASH-IN’ ANY WINNINGS ….

THIS IS LARGELY DUE TO THE SPECIFIC BANKING SYSTEM RATHER THAN THE BINGO SITE MANAGEMENT… AGAIN… TAKE THE TIME TO FIND OUT, BEFORE YOU PLAY !

… AND REMEMBER… MANY LARGE JACKPOT PRIZES WILL ONLY BE PAID OUT IN INSTALLMENTS, NOT NECESSARILY IN ONE ‘LUMP’ !

AGAIN… CHECK OUT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS !

 

 

HELP ??

 

HELPROOMS

MANY SITES ADVERTISE A 24/7 HELPROOM FACILITY… THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN YOU CAN HAVE INSTANT ‘TALK’ WITH HELPROOM STAFF AT ANY TIME…. IT MAY MEAN YOU CAN ONLY REGISTER A QUESTION AT ANY TIME, THEN YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT FOR UP TO 48 HOURS FOR A REPLY… BY E-MAIL !

MANY QUESTIONS SENT TO HELPROOMS CAN BE AVOIDED IF THE PLAYER TAKES THE TIME TO READ ALL THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE SITE…

OFTEN, THE ANSWERS ARE ALREADY SUPPLIED ON THE SITE, BUT CAN BE EASILY OVERLOOKED BY AN OVER-ENTHUSIASTIC PLAYER KEEN TO GET ON WITH THE GAME !

WOT’S THE CG ??

WHERE’S MY BP’S ??

 

FAMILIAR CRIES ??

 

CHAT GAMES….. [CURRENT ‘CG’ IS USUALLY DISPLAYED ON ENTRY TO ROOM… STAY ALERT !]

… ARE USUALLY PLAYED DURING OR AFTER THE ACTUAL BINGO GAMES… ‘BINGO/LOYALTY/BONUS’ POINTS ARE AWARDED TO PLAYERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SPECIFIC ‘CHAT GAME’ RULES… YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND THE RULES FOR THE ‘CG’s’ (as they are known) SOMEWHERE ON THE HOME SITE PAGES… BUT REMEMBER… BP’s/LP’s ARE NOT REAL MONEY…. NOR IS IT THE ‘RIGHT’ OF THE PLAYER TO RECEIVE THEM. THEY JUST ALLOW YOU TO PLAY SOME MORE AND MAYBE WIN SOME REAL MONEY, AND ALSO TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY ON THE SITE FOR LONGER !

CHAT GAMES HOWEVER, ARE FUN, AND CAN RANGE FROM WINNING TRIVIA QUESTIONS TO ONE PLAYER NOMINATING ANOTHER FOR POINTS!

THE CHAT HOST HAS THE POWER TO REMOVE ANYONE FROM THE CHAT IF THEY ARE ABUSING THE TERMS & CONDITIONS… BUT THEY HATE DOING IT !

 

NEED I SAY MORE ?

 

CHAT HOSTS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION !

THE RÔLE OF THE ‘CHAT HOST/MODERATOR’

IS QUITE COMPLEX, BUT IS SEEN BY THE PLAYERS TO BE VERY SIMPLE… IT IS PART OF THE HOST’S JOB TO MAKE THINGS APPEAR EASY… WHICH IS WHY MANY PLAYERS ‘THINK’ THEY CAN DO THE JOB AS WELL AS, IF NOT BETTER THAN, THE CURRENT ROOM HOST!

IN REALITY, THERE ARE MANY UNSEEN PARTS OF THE HOST’S JOB TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION HERE, HOWEVER, THE CHAT HOST IS NOT ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PLAYING OF THE CURRENT CHAT GAME, BUT THE AWARDING OF BONUS/LOYALTY POINTS, CHANGING THE CHAT GAME WHEN REQUIRED, AND ‘POLICING’ THE CHAT, WATCHING OUT FOR BAD LANGUAGE AND INSULTING BEHAVIOUR, NEITHER OF WHICH ARE ALLOWED AND CAN BE PUNNISHED WITH A BAN. (ALL THE CRITERIA FOR BANNING SHOULD BE PUBLISHED ON THE HOME PAGES!)

ALSO REMEMBER THAT … BETWEEN GAMES IS A BREAK FOR THE PLAYERS, BUT IS PROBABLY THE BUSIEST TIME FOR THE HOST!

 

HELP THE HOSTS, DON’T HINDER THEM… THEY DO A GREAT JOB IF YOU LET THEM, AND THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TECHNICAL PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE WITH THE SITE… SO DON’T BLAME THEM  !

AS AN EX-CHAT HOST, THIS WEBMASTER HAS FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE OF ‘BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE’ !

 

 

 

 

Make sure the site on which you are proposing to play has a ‘Responsible Gaming’ policy !

FREE MONEY ???

IS THERE SUCH A THING?

YES… BUT THERE ARE USUALLY CONDITIONS ATTATCHED...

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE SITE RULES, INFO, AND ‘SMALL PRINT’, BEFORE YOU PART WITH ANY MONEY         

FULLY RESEARCH THE PARENT COMPANY WHOSE SITE YOU WISH TO PLAY ON !

DOES THE ‘SITE’ WANT YOU TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE ??

ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE PARTING WITH YOUR MONEY !

 

SUMMING UP:

 

ONLINE BINGO SITES ARE A GREAT WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GET TOGETHER, TO CATCH UP WITH OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONES, TO MEET LIKE-MINDED FOLK, AND TO CHAT WHILE THE GAMES ARE IN PROGRESS, LOL !

THE PURPOSE OF THIS SITE IS NOT TO PUT ANYONE OFF PLAYING ONLINE BINGO… RATHER TO POINT OUT IMPORTANT ISSUES WHICH SHOULD BE UNDERSTOOD AND ACTED UPON BY ALL PLAYERS, THEREBY MAKING THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE A MORE PLEASANT ONE FOR ALL… ESPECIALLY THE PLAYERS AND THE ‘FRONT-LINE’ STAFF.

MANY NEW ONLINE COMMUNITIES ARE BEING CREATED EVERY WEEK BY ONLINE BINGO SITES, BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS:

BINGO IS ‘BIG BUSINESS’ AND WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT THE PLAYERS

BINGO IS NEITHER AN ‘INVESTMENT’ NOR A ‘CHARITY’… AS LONG AS YOU REMEMBER THAT AND FOLLOW THE BASIC ADVICE LAID OUT ABOVE, THEN YOUR ‘ONLINE BINGO EXPERIENCE’ SHOULD ALWAYS BE A PLEASANT ONE !

GOOD LUCK TO ALL !

 

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REMEMBER... (I KEEP USING THAT WORD—BUT IT’S IMPORTANT !)… THE ONLINE BINGO INDUSTRY IS “BIG BUSINESS”… THAT MEANS IT IS THERE TO “MAKE MONEY”… NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT, BUT THAT BUSINESS OWES YOU NOTHING IF YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED YOUR MONEY OF YOUR OWN FREE WILL.

BINGO IS A ‘GAME OF CHANCE’… NEVER EXPECT TO WIN ANYTHING… THEN, WHEN AND IF YOU DO… TREAT IT AS A ‘BONUS’… ALSO, WHEN YOU BUY TICKETS/CARDS, YOU ARE PARTLY PAYING FOR THE ‘EXPERIENCE’… AFTER ALL, YOU DON’T EXPECT TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK FROM THE MOVIE THEATRE JUST BECAUSE YOU MAY NOT HAVE LIKED THE MOVIE!...(NOR  DO YOU GET A FREE ICE CREAM!)

ABOVE ALL THOUGH, ENJOY YOUR ‘BINGO’…

THERE IS BALANCE IN ALL THINGS AND THE ONLINE COMMUNITY CREATED BY YOU, THE PLAYERS, IS TERIFFIC; IT HAS BROUGHT SO MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER, SOME OF WHOM MAY NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ENJOY THE GAME BEFORE !

 

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DISCLAIMER

BUSTY BINGO.COM & HARTUNE MEDIA ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MISUNDERSTANDING OR MIS-INTERPRETATION OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE, WHICH HAS BEEN PLACED HERE FOR THE BENEFIT OF NEW AND EXISTING PLAYERS OF ONLINE BINGO

IMPORTANT !

 

SOME SO-CALLED INDEPENDENT REVIEW SITES ARE ACTUALLY RUN FOR, OR BY, THE COMPANIES THEMSELVES…

SO LOOK CLOSELY TO SEE WHO THEY ARE ACTUALLY ADVERTISING !