The Ultimate Bingo Cruise

CyberBingo have combined the perfect ingredients for the ultimate prize giveaway for any bingo lover… a week long Caribbean cruise for two people with pre-paid entry to play in the invitational, World Champion of Bingo tournament. This once in a lifetime holiday is the perfect match for bingo players of any level, combining the luxury of an all-inclusive Caribbean cruise with the fun and excitement of on board bingo tournament that could see them crowned as the 2017 World Champion of Bingo!

Each time a player funds their CyberBingo account between April 1st and August 20th 2017, they will be rewarded with tickets to CyberBingo’s Cruise Giveaway. The different tiers of deposit rewards players with different amount of free tickets. The more tickets that a player collects within the timeframe of the Cruise Giveaway promotion, the greater their chance of winning this incredible bingo cruise.

What is included in the CyberBingo Cruise giveaway package?

  • Complete Buy-in for 120 games of Bingo playing for more than $80,000* in cash and prizes, including a free cabin for two on the 2018 30th Annual Bingo Cruise.
  • 7-day cruise vacation to the Caribbean on the Allure of the Seas November 12-19, 2017
  • Accommodations for two in an Ocean View Stateroom with balcony
  • Round-trip air transportation to Ft. Lauderdale from most U.S. airports
  • Pre-cruise hotel stay and ground transfers in Ft. Lauderdale
  • All shipboard meals including complimentary 24-hour in-room dining.
  • Private Bingo Players Party with complimentary cocktails and door prizes.
  • Souvenir Tote Bag with Commemorative Program, Official Tournament Shirt, Play-board, Daubers and special gifts.
  • Entertainment, including dazzling, full-scale productions, Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, ice skating, comedy club and incredible dive shows.
  • Optional Turbo Bingo, Early Birds and Pull Tabs paying thousands of dollars in prizes.
  • Port charges and government fees

This incredible CyberBingo Cruise Giveaway has got to be the dream of any bingo player, 7 nights fully inclusive stay on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship for themselves and a guest plus the ultimate bingo prize of a lifetime, pre-paid cards to play for up to $80,000* in cash and prizes and the chance to become the World Champion of Bingo.

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Check out your Star sign at CyberBingo in January

Astrology has had its place in human history as early as 25000 years ago, humans trying to find meaning in the skies and the movement of the astral bodies. With the birth of agricultural, new needs were met by increasing knowledge of constellations, whose appearances in the night-time sky change with the seasons, allowing the rising of star-groups to herald annual floods or seasonal activities.
Modern day astrology is seen more as an entertainment, a form of fortune telling that has little significance to its early day purpose and the importance that it played within early civilizations. However, we all like to believe that our star signs can foretell elements of our future and this belief is what keeps astrology alive today.

stargazers-bingo-tourney-790x245Start the new year with fantastic bingo fun as you look to the stars to discover if you will be one of 10 winners to share a fabulous $2,850 of prizes in CyberBingo’s exciting Stargazer’s Bingo Tourney. It does not matter if your star sign is Aries, Libra or Sagittarius, every star sign can be a winner when you play CyberBingo’s fun filled Stargazer’s bingo tourney.

The Stargazer’s Bingo Tourney plays from January 1st until January 31st in the New Year’s Bingo room and guarantees a fabulous $1,000 cash prize for the tourney winner. Each hour of every day throughout the month CyberBingo will play one of its special Stargazer bingo games. Playing on one of the 12 zodiac bingo patterns, these fun bingo games have a card cost of only $0.50 each and every time you win, you will automatically receive one tourney point which will be added to your tourney ranking. The more of these stargazer bingo games that you win, the higher you will climb up the tourney leader board towards $1,000 cash as CyberBingo’s Stargazer’s Bingo tourney winner.

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Celebrating Patriot’s Day

Patriot’s Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775.  Patriot’s Day is annually remembered on the third Monday of April.

For many people in the states, the third Monday of April is a day off work or school as it is considered to be quite an important day on the calendar.  Such is the significance of this day, a wide variety of events take place with running marathons among others.

As Massachusetts celebrates Patriots’ Day, Cyberbingo is inviting all players to the USA bingo room for cash prizes of up to $12,000 playing three top of the hour $4,000 minimum $4,000 coverall games.aff-patriots-day-700x700

Starting at 7 pm EDT on Monday April 18th, there’s no better place to celebrate Patriots Day than our USA bingo room.

Boost your chance to win

Cards for our $4,000 minimum $400 Patriots Day coverall games are $1.00 each and with the fantastic Buy 6 Get 3 Free offer on all cards on offer; your chances to be a winner on Patriot’s Day are looking even greater.

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Sisters finally reunited through Online Bingo!

Online bingo is renowned for drawing millions and millions of people like you together to enjoy an exceptionally great time playing your favorite bingo.  Yes, you may interact with the majority of your cyber roomies on a regular basis, but in truth how well do you think you know your Cyberbingo friends?

Sisters, separated for almost 60 years finally hit the biggest jackpot of their lives after discovering they had been bingo buddies for more than nine years.

The older sister Elaine who lives in Teesside, United Kingdom finally ended her pursuit of her long lost sister that she had been desperately searching for the last thirty years.  Quite astonishingly it turns out the two sisters had been communicating with each other through online bingo everyday for the last nine years and had been unaware that they could possibly be related.

However it is the huge difficulties faced of finding each other which makes this story so fascinating.  Elaine first learned she had a sister called Jackie when she was 25, and there was no mention of a possible sibling before then.  Upon discovering that she did actually have another sister, Elaine started tracking her younger sister but with little success.

Discovering that they had been in contact for all these years under their aliases was a huge surprise for the sisters, they had even been referred to as ‘Best bingo buddies’.  The two sisters had grown up hundreds of miles apart, unknowingly aware of each others’ true identities, only their aliases of‘Dukie11’ and ‘Whisky666’ on a bingo site they have been actively part of for the last decade.

Since their initial meeting which took place earlier last month, the two sisters have since kept in touch on the phone every week and are planning to meet again very soon.

We simply cannot ignore such a moving story and how much bingo seems to bring more and more people together and this is something we are very fond of at Cyberbingo.

With this in mind we hope to continue to grow and cherish more of these great bingo moments together while always keeping in mind that you never know who your bingo friends may be! 🙂

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Easter Eggs, Easter Bunnies and Traditions

As we begin the week, the last few days leading to Easter, we try to remember what Easter is all about in the different countries around the world along with customs that people normally practice in regard to this special festivity.  Traditionally Easter is widely regarded as a religious  holiday which commemorates love, sacrifice and the beginning of a new life.

Such is the popularity of Chocolate and Easter eggs during this holiday that the confectionery industries seem to come up with all kinds of different chocolate eggs every year.  And who can blame anyone for this love for chocolate eggs filled with bonbons?  The little things in life 🙂

While we agree about the deliciousness of these little things, it is also important to remember that Easter eggs carry a very old tradition symbolizing spring and a new life.  In fact they are a popular custom in many countries not just in the US; with many different games associated with egg hunts taking place during this time.easterbunny

Nowadays people give each other delicious Chocolate Easter eggs to indulge in, and children look for their Easter eggs around their homes or garden, left for them by the Easter bunny.

It could be however that the inclusion of children in the origin of the fun side of Easter can be widely accredited to the complex and different issues surrounding the real meaning of Easter, which is the life and death of Jesus Christ.  So because of this, we tend to divert to the more light hearted and eye catching symbols of eggs and rabbits which have therefore resulted in the traditional joy-filled egg hunts we are now accustomed to.

We hope our Cyberbingo followers have found this short read interesting enough.  Just a little reminder our next blog edition will focus on our upcoming ‘Easter Eggstravaganza‘ for more fantastic chances to win amazing bingo prizes this Easter.

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The Advantages of playing Bingo online

Times have changed and we’ve seen a big shift in bingo players switching to playing bingo online, this shift has brought with it a range of different types of players. While the traditional means of playing bingo in physical halls is still alive and well, as well as good fun, there are still quite a few advantages of playing bingo online. Nowadays, online bingo communities consist of men, and a spectrum of women from all different ages.

Let’s take a look at a select few of the advantages of playing bingo online:

Online Bingo is easy to access

Despite there being physical bingo halls, people who live in rural areas or who don’t have a means to getting to a hall are able to get online and play right then and there.

More Social

While being in a hall with other bingo players is considered a social activity, being online means you don’t have to sit in silence while numbers are being called and you the ability to chat to numerous people at the same time while playing.

Automatic

Being able to put your games on auto is fantastic especially when you’re multitasking! You also don’t have to worry about the speed at which numbers are being called.

You can play with friends in the comfort of your own homes

If your friend in a different state or even if your own state uses the same bingo site, you can both be online when you’re miles apart and play a game or two together. As mentioned before, you also get to make new friends!

Chat Room Games and other games

Sites like CyberBingo.com have all sorts of chat room games that give you bonuses and extra ways to win more! You also get to play these games with friends and people you’ve met on the site. For people who like more than just bingo you also have the advantage of being able to play video slots and other mini games.

If those advantages aren’t enough, check out our recent promotions and offers for even more advantages to playing bingo online!

Let CyberBingo be your spot for the best bingo entertainment.

 

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Some more Bingo patterns

The winning combinations which are used to win in games are made up of patterns. When the squares which make the patterns get marked you are eligible to claim a bingo. These bingo patterns can be based on alphabets, numbers, lines and other forms which can be converted into valid designs to cover the squares in the 5 x 5 square grid of the bingo card.

Bingo patterns of Fun

Bingo patterns of Fun

These patterns can be of three types, i.e. Static or Standard, Crazy and Wild. The Static or Standard bingo patterns cannot be shifted or moved on the bingo card with the progression of the game. A bingo can be claimed only when all the squares of the pattern on the card are marked by the player.

The patterns are called Crazy patterns when it rotates by 90, 180 or 270 degrees from its original position as the game progresses. The bingo can be won if you are able to mark the squares which form the pattern whether it is formed sidewise or upside down. For example, if the letter Crazy T is the winning pattern then you can claim a bingo if the squares marked on your card form an upside T or a letter T fallen on its side.

The Wild bingo patterns are those patterns which remain the same and do not rotate as they move around the bingo card while the game is on. Let us take the example of a 6-pack pattern which has two columns and three rows packed together. This pattern is called a Wild 6-pack when it retains its upright position but moves around the bingo card as the game progresses. This means that you can claim a bingo as soon as you have all the squares comprising an upright 6-pack marked anywhere on your card.

The basic patterns are the straight lines, the diagonals and the four corners which are all used in the game of bingo. Alphabets like A, B, C, E, F, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z can easily be used to form corresponding patterns. Patterns looking like the numbers 4, 8 and 13 are also used in the game of bingo. The patterns formed by these alphabets or numbers look almost exactly like the original forms.

The form of animals is also used to make patterns in bingo. Some of the animals whose forms are used to make these patterns are a turtle, a dog, a deer, a spider, a butterfly, a bear, a dragon fly, a fish or a giraffe. Even parts of an animal have been used to form these patterns like the chicken foot or the head of a fox.

The normal bingo patterns which are used by the online bingo sites in their games have several names and appearances and are formed from the shape of objects. The simple ones are called a stamp, double-stamps, triple stamps, a clover leaf, a railroad track, a telephone pole, a ladder, a layer cake, a windmill, a small egg, a tilde or a chess-board. There are other easy to understand patters like a six-pack, an eight-pack, a nine-pack, a plus sign, a lightning bolt, a check sign, a chevron, a hockey stick, an inside diamond, a flower, an outside diamond, an inside picture frame, an outside picture frame or inside four corners.

Some patterns used in the game of bingo are a bit complicated like an airplane, a cent, a dollar, a bow-tie, a question mark, a smiley, an anchor, a hangman and many others.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

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Knowing bingo – Calls used in traditional Bingo

In the earlier days there were no bingo cards with a 5 x 5 square grid with which we are very familiar now. The Lotto or Housie game as they were known then had tickets which were normally sold to the players in bunches of six. Each ticket had a 9 x 3 square grid where each row having 9 squares were filled with 5 numbers and the rest 4 were left blank. The player would mark the numbers when they were called out to get a single line, a double line or a full house or three line bingo.

Bingo Halls

Bingo Halls

To increase the excitement of the game, calls were devised in such a fashion that the players would immediately recognize the number being called by listening to their descriptions, e.g. when the caller called out “a pair of fat ladies” the player would immediately know that he was mentioning the figure 88. The explanation for this type of call was quite apparent because the figure looked somewhat like two ladies sitting side by side. As the number 2 looked like a duck swimming in the water the call which described it was usually “One Little Duck” or “Me And You”. Similarly, the figure 22 became to be called as “Two Little Ducks” and the figure 11 was called “Legs” signifying a pair of slim legs.

In the same way the figure 3 came to known as “A Cup Of Tea” and the figure 33 as “All The Threes”. The figure 4 was called “Knock At The Door” while the figure 44 was described as “Droopy Drawers” meaning the number looked like a sagging pair of trousers. The number 10 was referred to as the British Prime Minister’s “Den”, whoever he was at the moment and living at 10 Downing Street while the number 7 was called “Lucky Seven”, the number 12 was called “One Dozen” and the number 13 was referred to as “Unlucky For Some”.

The number 16 was denoted by “Sweet Sixteen” while the number 18 was called “Coming Of Age”. In a similar way the number 65 was called “Stop Work” signifying the age at which everybody retires in UK while 89 was called “Almost There” and 90 was called “Top Of The Shop”. Lists of all the typical calls are available at all the bingo halls or on the internet.

The descriptions came to be known as the “Bingo Lingo” in the UK which still prevails to this day. The style of calling these numbers was different in different land based bingo halls. In some halls the caller would call out the description and the numbers together for the players. In some other bingo halls the caller would call out the description and the players would shout the corresponding number in chorus as they marked the tickets. While in some other bingo halls the caller would call out the number and the players would say the corresponding description in chorus as if they were reciting a rhyme.

Any avid player worth his salt who visited the land based bingo halls regularly had to be familiar with the descriptions of these calls as otherwise he would be late in marking the number on the ticket and lose precious moments. He could also miss winning the game by being late to call out “Single or Double Line” or “Full House”. The player could not ask anybody to correct his error because disturbing a fellow player was absolutely prohibited while the game was in progress.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

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Some Information on game of Bingo

The game of bingo has thrown a large number of interesting information some of which are given below.

· Bingo was invented by the Romans and first played in the camp of Roman soldiers in ancient times.

· Bingo was played in Italy in 1530 under the name of “Lo Giuco de Lotto d’Italia” as a national game.

· The game came to France in the year 1778 as “Le Lotto” and was played by both adults and children in family parties.

· The French were the first people to use cards for the game of Lotto.

· The Germans adopted the game in the 1800s to teach their children mathematics.

· The game reached the shores of America in 1929 and was called “Beano” as bean seeds were used to mark the cards.

Game of Bingo

Game of Bingo

· Edwin S. Lowe, a toy salesman discovered this game being played in a village carnival in Atlanta, Georgia and commercialized it in New York in 1930.

· Edwin S. Lowe changed the name of the game from “Beano” to “Bingo” when one of his friends mistakenly shouted out “Bingo” in the excitement of a win.

· Carl Leffler, a Columbia University mathematics professor went insane while trying to create 6000 different bingo card combinations at the behest of Edwin S. Lowe.

· By 1934 almost 10,000 games of bingo started to be played per week in the churches and casinos across America.

· The game of Lotto spread to England, Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries during the 1940s and 1950s after the end of the First World War and came to be known as “Housie” there.

· The game became a commercial hit in the United Kingdom only after the 1960s and became the most popular game even surpassing the passion of English football.

· In the UK only there are almost 700 land based bingo halls which conduct bingo games every day of the year except on Christmas day.

· The National Game held in UK every day except on the Christmas day is played by almost 500 bingo halls who are linked together to play the game.

· More than 3 million people play bingo regularly in the UK.

· Bingo became very popular when it was used to raise funds for charities and for building new churches in America.

· Bingo was first played to raise money for charity by the Wilkes-Barre church of Pennsylvania in the USA.

· Every week American players buy more than $90 million worth of bingo cards to play the game.

· Though bingo was considered initially a game for women more and more men have started playing the game though 70% off all the players are women still.

· The ages of the bingo players vary from 18 to 80 with the average age being 47 years.

· Each game of bingo takes approximately 3 to 6 minutes to complete.

· The chance of hitting the jackpot in the game of bingo is very high where 96% of the players have won at least one bingo at some time or other.

· The greatest reason for playing bingo is for the sheer enjoyment of playing the game while the least important reason is the chance of winning money.

· Women more than men love to play bingo as they are able to socialize and chat with their friends while playing the game.

· Researchers at the University of Southampton have found out that a game of bingo enhances brain functions and improves mental agility.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

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Teaching numbers with Bingo

To teach the numbers to a group of young children you can use the concept of bingo game which can appeal to the minds of the young people as it is a game. This game will definitely appeal to both the sharp and the not too sharp students as it is luck rather than intelligence which is involved in the game. The not so sharp students can easily overcome the sharper students thus finding the game very interesting.

Bingo Game

Bingo Game

You have a large number of rhymes and poems which you can use to teach the numbers 1 to 9. But when the number goes beyond 9 it becomes very difficult for the young children to comprehend. The numbers from 1 to 50 can be the starting point for the number learning class. Since a 3 by 3 square matrix is very easy to understand, you can use this simple matrix to teach the numbers to the children.

To play a game of bingo you need a set of cards which have these 3 by 3 square matrices filled with the numbers from 1 to 50. You can take a blank A4 sized paper and make 4 equal pieces from it. Next you can draw the 3 by 3 square matrix on the 4 pieces you have made and fill them with numbers randomly from 1 to 50. The number of such cards you need depends on the number of students you have.

Making these cards for the first time may be a small hassle but once you have created the various combinations then you do not have to repeat the process. You can also take the help of some sites from where you can directly print these educational cards. You can also get the cards laminated so that you do not have to make them or print them over and over again. If numbers beyond 50 are also used then the number of probable combinations also increases thus increasing the number of bingo cards.

The next part of the process is the preparation of the tick list where the numbers which are called out are to be marked. It is very simple to make such a list by dividing an A4 blank sheet into a 5 by 10 square matrix or grid with the numbers 1 to 10 in the first column, 11 to 20 in the next column and so on to have five columns.

The third part of the preparation needed for this game is how to mark the numbers. For marking the numbers on the cards you have to issue 9 buttons to each student. This avoids the cards being defaced by marking them with pencils and pens and they can be used repeatedly for subsequent bingo games.

Next comes the part of calling out the numbers which you can accomplish by using a book which has at least 50 pages. You open the book randomly and call out either the even page number or the odd page number. For each call you have to open and close the book every time. You have to tick the number you have called with a pencil to keep a track of the numbers you have called.

The game can now begin and every time a student gets a bingo win he is awarded with a chocolate. Gather the cards after each game and redistribute them to the students so that they get a different card every time.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

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