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31st August 2011
A very merry unbirthday to you, to you. It's great to drink to someone and I guess that you will do. A very merry unbirthday to you. In celebration of my unbirthday I spent the evening with the Wonderland slot at Sun Bingo and had a tea party of my own.
I don’t know how else to describe this slot but adorable. The music is soothing and the symbols paint the perfect fairy tale picture. Vines separate the reels and reach out connecting winning combinations. There’s also a progressive jackpot. As usual, I fantasized about what I would do if I won it. Wonderland is simply magical.
I began with £1 per spin. With 100 lines wagering on Wonderland is steep to say the least. The highest paying symbol is Alice herself followed by the Mad Hatter. The White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat also make an appearance.
I allowed a small bankroll to experiment with. The bonus is exciting. Three bonus symbols on the reels cause three tiny doors to appear. Choose one and Alice drinks a potion to shrink her down to size allowing her to proceed. Choose between two cards and win a prize when you choose the high card. When you choose the low card, you win your line bet.
I got so caught up in the cuteness of this slot that I hit the spin button and had run out of credits. Each spin was had me enchanted. I landed one bonus round but it wasn’t enough to keep me going.
I was left with nothing but soggy tea bags. I think I can hear the Red Queen yelling “off with her head”.
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30th August 2011
What is the “X” factor? There’s just that something unique and interesting drawing us in. XBingo is like being carried off to another world.
Sign up was easy peasy. I got £5 free after registering a card. I went to the 90 ball rooms and there are two for players that are not “funded”. I chose the room with the bigger prize but it wouldn’t load. I received an error message of trouble loading the page several times. I gave it a few minutes and I was back in business. I bought 48 cards for £2.40.
I had just over 3 minutes before the game started so I looked around the room. They have awesome slots such as The 50,000 Pyramid, Elvis and Monopoly. The bonus money may not be used on slots so I was out of luck there.
The game was in progress. I was so irritated. You know when you need a number and they call the number before it, after it and the reverse of it? Well that was me. I was going crazy. I really like one of the chat features at XBingo. The status of all the players is streaming in the chat box. 5tg, 4tg, 3tg and so on. It really puts me on edge even more because I can see how well others are doing.
Looking at chat, my cards and the calls, I felt like my eyes were crossed. It made for a really exciting game though. I won £1.72 for the double line. That money went into my cash account so I could have maybe one spin on the slots. My only complaint is the long wait between games.
Like a moth to a flame I’m drawn to XBingo because they’ve got IT!
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29th August 2011
Taking a Caribbean cruise……
I the most beautiful destinations I have travelled have been in Caribbean. Being a sun worshipper and lover of the sea, the beaches have me awestruck. Not to mention the tropical cocktails and sunsets that seems to sink into the abyss until sunrise.
I decided to play at Bingo Flash and have a Caribbean gambling adventure. I have always been a poker lover and decided to head to the tables to play Caribbean Poker.
Caribbean Poker is different from other poker games because a player plays against the dealer not against other players. The fundamentals of the game are similar and before the start of the game there is an ante.
I bet a $2.00 ante and was dealt 5 cards down with the dealer showing one card up of his 5 cards. The card showing is an Ace which meant the dealer stayed in and both are hands are shown face up on the table.
I had a pair of 6’s showing and the dealers best hand was Ace high. I made a nice little profit with $12 in chips.
The the rank of wins are the same as any standard poker with the Royal Flush being the biggest payout of 100-1.
I will have to remember to play again when I have a larger starting bankroll and I can place higher bets.
For now the only tropical celebration in sight is to put a umbrella in my drink and fill up the kiddie pool and pretend I am floating in paradise.
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21st August 2011
Like a rich jewel….
One of the most tragic love stories of all time has to be Romeo and Juliet. I was about 8 when I learned to appreciate not only romance but Shakespeare. There was one quote I carried with me “like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear”. My sister would laugh at me as I would recite it through the house and in wonderment as to how that passage stuck with me.
I went into the .25 Soda Pop Café room at Instant Bingo and in a instant I saw the the bingo pattern “poison” and thought of beautiful Juliet. The Chat Moderator Wizzard was happy as lark and is one of my favorites there.
This was a Jackpot game worth $1,595.76 in 17 calls or less. Shakespeare once said “Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered”, I promised myself if I won i would definitely steer that kind of fortune right into my bank account!
Nobody won the jackpot and the consolation prize was $39.45 with all 22 players hoping to claim a bingo on. I had a feeling 17 calls would be a bit rough to accomplish to begin with.
I had 1TG on two cards I-24 and I-21 when a bingo was called after 33 numbers. I had $10.00 left in my account and played two more rounds of bingo and never came that close to win again.
Until next time…… "Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good i night till it be morrow."
p.s what is an Ethiope anyway?
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20th August 2011
King Jackpot was generous enough to allow LatesBingoBonuses.com to offer an exclusive sign up bonus. I love free, so I took advantage immediately.
King Jackpot Bingo requires a download. I’m not really a fan of that and the lobby and graphics could use some updating. That said, the site is very easy to use. If you utilize the chat feature, you’ll love it. It has smiley faces built right in and it’s large enough to read. The bingo rooms are simple with pull tabs and slots available. As a new player, there are hints placed around the room. The bingo balls drop down in a way that reminds me of Keno. Live support is also available within the software which is also a plus.
As for my bingo game, I purchased 20 cards which was the max I was allowed and the prizes were pretty low in the Newbie room. If you “activate” your account by becoming a depositing player you will have access to a much better prize pool. I was waiting for two numbers forever on 3 cards for the line prize. I knew they wouldn’t be called but I was set up nicely for a double line. Sure enough, two numbers to go on two separate cards almost immediately then one to go for two lines. I needed 48 on one card and 40 on another. Two opportunities for bingo blew right by me. I was on edge waiting for either number but someone else beat me to it. The full house was in my grasp but quickly slipped through my fingers. I had some close calls on this round and I was gritting my teeth the entire time.
Right when I thought my head was going to explode, I suddenly remembered 20 free spins were part of the exclusive offer. I’ve certainly got some spinning to do.
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16th August 2011
There are quite a few things you can get with $5 but none will give you as much as what you get with the Bingo Fest $5 Exclusive No Deposit Bonus from LatestBingoBonuses. After the revamp at Bingo Fest, the site is 100% improved. I was sorry to see the frog mascot go but Festy Fred, the parrot, is doing an amazing job.
My game is normally 90 ball but I opted for the Summer Bingo 75 ball room. The prize was $38.90. The Summer Bingo room has some music playing while the numbers are called. The pattern was hourglass. I was quickly reminded why I love 90 ball bingo. The calls were so slow. If you’ve got places to be, this is not the game for you. The funky beat did help tremendously. It speeds up as you get closer to a win. My card went purple with 3 to go. I had purchased 12 cards at $0.25 each.
With 2 numbers to go, I actually couldn’t wait for the game to end. We were on call 53 and I heard the music get super-fast. This is not the place to turn your sound off. The suspense was extreme and just when I couldn’t take it anymore, someone bingo’d.
I hung around to play the rest of my balance. We were playing for the coffee mug. I won’t bore you with the details of this one. If you could see my face, it would say it all.
One thing I must say is that the rooms are fun, bright and cheery. Oh and did I mention the music? The new look at Bingo Fest is awesome. It’s definitely a feel good place to be.
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12th August 2011
I spy with my little eye a saucy, audacious and bold bingo site. The logo is bright and cheery with purple hair and amazing lashes. If you guessed Cheeky Bingo you’re right!
I put my cheeky smile on and registered at Cheeky Bingo. LatestBingoBonuses.com landed an exclusive offer for £5 free. Registration couldn’t be simpler. Cheeky Bingo makes it easy for players to get through the sign-up process and start playing ASAP. Oh my goodness the selection of bingo rooms is amazing. There’s plenty to keep you busy with 5p, 10p and the Cheeky Mix with cards for 3p. The room names are way too cute. I wanted to pop into the Chubby Cheeks room but it won’t be open until 7pm.
It was tunnel vision for me straight to 90 ball bingo. After a couple of games I had depleted my balance. I could’ve kicked myself for not making it last a bit longer.
I explored Cheeky Bingo and wonder of all wonders! Free bingo! No deposit required just free bingo at its best. I was back in business. The jackpot was £3 in the free room. There is another room available for depositing players and the jackpot is slightly higher. I had a great time becoming part of the Cheeky Bingo family. A little luck will come in handy on my next visit.
What can I say? The prizes are great and now they’re offering free cash to try them out. Quite cheeky if you ask me.
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11th August 2011
When a bingo site rewards its players, it’s a pretty good one in my book. Among the endless bingo sites I’m registered with, not many take care of me like Bingo Empire. No deposit bonuses, free card specials and 1p bingo keeps me coming back. When I felt the tingle for a bit of bingo there was only one choice. Bingo Empire!
The choice is refreshing. Bingo Empire offers 30, 75, 80 and 90 ball bingo rooms. By now I’m sure you know that the more balls the better is my philosophy. A game was already in progress in the 90 ball room so I decided to play the slot mini games within the room while I waited for the next game to begin. These are mini games in the truest sense. I chose the 9 line/ 5 reel Mandarin slot game and it was so tiny that I struggled to see it. There was no way I could play that one. Maximizing the window just distorted the game. Maybe a simpler less “busy” game might be better. The 5 line/3 reel version was much better! I blew through most of my bankroll spinning before bingo even began.
I had just over £5 left. Cards were only 5p so I bought up 24 and had a short wait until game time. If I could bingo within 7 calls the £100 jackpot was mine. Yeah right! Anyway, on to the double line. I was doing horribly. 48 calls in and I still had 3 to go on several cards. I felt my teeth beginning to grind. I had visions of throwing my laptop through the window.
One card with 1 to go and 67 calls out left me feeling hopeless. The TV began to distract me. I heard bingo called and to my surprise it was me! I hadn’t paid much attention to the prize aside from the jackpot amount. I had won £4.77 for the full house. The rooms were fairly empty which affected the prizes. I couldn’t imagine why the rooms were not jammed with players at this site.
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8th August 2011
If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen…..
It is hotter then blue blazes and to be honest it might as well be winter because you can’t really go outside. So stuck in the house I get the bright idea to make peanut butter and jelly cookies. Although the AC is cranking, the kitchen is heating up faster then the thermometer outside! While they are baking I head for the living room play bingo….
I have not played at New Bingo Billy for awhile so I thought I would go and try my luck. I couldn’t be happier when I saw I had some bingo bucks waiting for me! I don’t remember where, how or why I got them but I wasn’t going to complain!
One of the things I love most about any bingo site is when the the room is jumping with players. And it seems every time I play at New Billy there is a lot of players.
The pattern is a right arrow and each bingo card is .25. I purchase 12 and wait for the game to start as the aroma of the cookies are filling up the house. Today I am quiet and prefer to read the chat instead of be part of it.
Things are looking good as I need one to go on two cards. I am thinking I might just win this because I filled these two cards up fast and not a single player out of 36 bingo buds were saying they were down to one number.
Well I waited and I waited and I waited! Here are these two bright yellow bingo cards teasing me and taunting me and what happens? Somebody else declares bingo! And to be honest I really got mad. Not just sort of mad I mean really mad!
I decided to have a little “woe is me” party and went right back in the kitchen, took my cookies out of the oven and ate not one or two but three of them! Well maybe i can just go outside and sweat it out the calories in the heat. You think that will be just as good as a working out? Hmm let me have another cookie and think about that one lol!
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6th August 2011
There are many things that are best done simply. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s not good. If you agree then you’ll enjoy hanging your hat at Hats Off Bingo.
Latest Bingo Bonuses had an exclusive No Deposit Bonus. I signed up with ease but had to wait an hour or so to receive my £20 bonus. Hats Off Bingo sends an email that activates your account and includes the bonus. The design is very simple. There’s no room for confusion. There are quite a few bingo rooms supported by different languages. I played a couple games of 75 ball bingo. When I’m new to a site I have to look around and get used to where things are situated. You won’t find slots or mini games in these bingo rooms. It’s Bingo made simple. It wasn’t long before I thought “why do I bother?” Let’s just go where I really want to be. So, I entered a 90 ball bingo room. Now we’re cooking with gas! Or so I hoped.
The cards were £1 each. I bought 4 strips of cards for £12. Each strip contains 6 cards. The game began and I needed 1 number on two separate cards. 79 and 80 were the thorns in my side. For the two line prize I was waiting for number 10. They called 8, 11 and 12 but no 10. There’s nothing more annoying than when you are waiting for one number. Call after call and you’re holding your breath for one little number. Well, there was no beginners luck for me today.
I just had to take a look around and get a glimpse of the slots. I have never had the pleasure of playing aberrant software slots. They actually look really cool. I need to make a deposit and give those a whirl. Luck of the Irish and Disco Fever look like fun. There’s a full casino also including poker, keno and scratch cards.
It’s all there at Hats Off Bingo. Just without the frills. Sometimes simple is the best way.
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5th August 2011
My mother-in-law buys “pretend” bacon. She’s a complete vegetarian and buys all the products available to give herself a variety. When I saw the bacon I had to laugh. It’s amazing what’s available now for vegetarians. She’s around for dinner quite often. It’s actually very cool because when we grill she can have a veggie burger. For sandwiches she uses veggie meat. On spaghetti and meatball night we make her veggie meatballs. She really feels like part of the group. When I logged into Wonder Bingo I chuckled when I saw Makin’ Bacon. I had to play it.
I received an email with free cash and it was burning a hole in my pocket. Makin’ Bacon is a nine line slot with a minimum bet of 5p per line. At 45p per spin, I couldn’t complain. The lines are held up by colorful little piggies. The symbols are farm animals and fruit.
On my fourth spin I won £10. Three little kitties was a nice win. Three pig and scale symbols trigger the pig scale bonus. Choose one to reveal your prize. There’s an additional bonus game called the Pig Roast and also a progressive jackpot. After my mini win it was all downhill. I played through my bankroll and then sat there staring at the screen. I didn’t want it to be over. I still had a craving. I got up, took a break,thought for a minute then made a deposit.
Mother-in–law isn’t the only one Makin’ Bacon.
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4th August 2011
It’s Summertime and the living is easy…..
Blow up the baby pool, get the bikini on, throw on some suntan lotion and wade under the sun kissed sky. Close your eyes and you find yourself suddenly on a tropical beach with smoking hot tanned male servers rubbing in the sun lotion in all the spots you missed. Now that’s what I call living easy bingo girls!
Bingo Fest has a room that is perfect for the season. The Summer Bingo room has a backdrop of white sandy beaches and an ocean that is calling my name. This is 75 ball bingo and what I love is they have an element of 90 ball bingo with three part games. The cards are .25 each and I purchase 12 at a time.
One drawback is I couldn’t find the nickel room or penny rooms anywhere. If my funds got low I always like to bring it back by playing there. What was pretty cool is this room is it's shared with their sisters Bingo Sky and Cyber Bingo. The more players the bigger prizes! There were approximately 54 players and the room was hopping with fun.
Everyone in chat referred to the bingo caller as “Bertha” and not many were fond of her especially when they were just one number away. If you check the chat box in the screen shot you can see where one player called Bertha “an old drunk witch”! It was all in good fun and had so much entertainment in chatting I never did play the side games.
I was on my second game when I when I won first prize of $5.00! Though the prize wasn’t big there is something thrilling about winning. I was hoping I was on a bingo roll and could land the second or third prize but the bingo fairies said don’t press your luck!
Make sure to take advantage of the Latest Bingo Bonuses Exclusive for 5 free! And while you all are playing I am going to fill up the baby pool and do what I do best……..dream!
3rd August 2011
Bubbles, the new Sun Bingo mascot, has been all over the television. I eat, drink and sleep Sun Bingo. She had a point. No matter what I’m doing I’d rather be playing Sun Bingo!
I logged in and took a turn toward the slots. Bingo was looking good but slots were looking better. I’ve had horrible luck on Mystic Meg. She and I just can’t seem to establish a friendship. I decided her and I should give this one more shot.
I was not about to spend more than £20 trying to make this relationship work. I took a few spins and hit the bonus round. I wasn’t sure if this was good or bad. Usually, when I hit a bonus round early on it doesn’t pay. I had every reason to worry. The bonus was pointless. I took a few more spins at £2 per spin. If I was going to do it, I better put my money where my mouth is. This 5p stuff doesn’t get me anywhere.
Mystic Meg herself serves as the wild symbol. She scattered herself on the reels and more than doubled my bankroll. If you haven’t played this slot before, it’s got an astrological theme. There are two bonus games, Star Signs and Fortune Teller. I had never seen the Star Signs bonus game and I finally hit it. You choose star signs and reveal coins. You keep selecting until your selection doesn’t award anything.
I didn’t wasn’t to push my luck so I took my cash and ran. I guess it was in the stars for me.
2nd August 2011
Bingo Gala has a futuristic look. It sort of reminds me of my childhood days watching Mr. Wizard. There’s a hand holding a ball with bingo balls whirling around inside it. The font is very Star Trekish to me.
There was a no deposit code posted on the forum and we had some difficulty finding an area to redeem the coupon. I contacted live chat and they were very helpful in redeeming the code for me. I did find the response a little odd when I asked if there was any reason that I couldn’t see the redemption box in the cashier. The rep basically said sometimes this happens. If they are aware of an issue, they should be doing their best to correct it. It may discourage some players from playing there.
Anyway, I hit the 90 ball bingo room. The prize was nearly £9 for the Full House. I went to purchase my cards and noticed a BOGOF deal on cards, purchase 5 and get 2 free. It’s been a while since I’ve played at Bingo Gala, so I took a moment to look around and figure out where things were situated. The game began and I was hoping for a win of course. I watched the calls floating around the hand and I was so distracted. It’s almost hypnotic. The line prize was awarded and the closest I got was 2 numbers away.
Back to the swirling balls. I was in a trance and then started laughing my head off at what I was doing. I’m telling you, the game was secondary to those balls. The double line prize was gone and my only hope was to win the full house prize. I had two good cards but in the end they weren’t good enough.
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1st August 2011
You Put the Lime in the Coconut?
I got the bright idea to buy a fresh coconut and shred it. Caution, if you have ever considered to attempt it, DON’T!! I told myself I know I can do this. I mean how hard could it be right? I brought it home and set it on the counter rolled up my sleeves and stared at it for ten minutes trying to figure out what tools to use. I decided on a screw driver to chisel and a hammer to gently crack it open. After 30 minutes I had maybe a quarter of the shell off. I decided to toss the shredded coconut idea and do the next best thing, crack it in half with the hammer and use it to drink out of……
In the little town of Bingoville waits Gorgeous George slot. This jungle themed slot has coconuts and I began to wonder, is it sign to play it after my coconut ordeal or does it mean stay away from it. I decided to give it a few spins and find out.
Gorgeous George is the jackpot when 5 of him appear on the reels for a cash prize of 2,500 credits. The coconut and fruit symbol is the bonus when it appears on lines one and five. My starting bankroll was 5 free bbs that I discovered in my email. I love bingo bucks when slots are included to play!
Because I was starting with such a small bank, I decided that I better play the minimum .05 coin value at .45 per spin. If I could spin a decent win I would be ready to up my wager to at least .90. I didn’t start out bad and within the first 10 spins or so I doubled my players account.
I did hit the coconuts (not the bonus) and thought ok this just might be a good omen. That’s when I decided to raise my bet to .90. It was probably a bad omen, because I slid straight down the palm tree in the next 20 spins or so.
I was not even lucky enough to see the bonus round. I have played this slot in the past and I know I have triggered that darn bonus round before, but I couldn’t remember what the bonus round was. I soon realized that if I can’t get the shell off a coconut why on earth did I even attempt to spin for coconuts!
So here I was an empty players account and no shredded coconut. But I did add lime to the coconut and after all it was that dang song that prompted me to buy it in the first place when i heard it in the car on the way to the store. And yes I drank it all up with the coconut milk……..and I didn’t get a belly ache!
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