The BBC recently reported figures from an official survey that looked into the effects of cybercrime. The report found that there were an estimated 3.6 million cases of fraud and over 2 million computer misuse offences in just one year. The report further highlighted that offences had risen 8% for the year and argued that fraud was now the most common crime in the UK. As a result, we thought we would come up with some tips and tricks for our bingo roomies on how they can stay safe playing online bingo!
General Device Security
This is super basic stuff and is all about the general security on your computer, mobile, or laptop. The firewall is arguably the most basic bit of security that you can activate and most devices will come with one built in so be sure to check that it is switched on. You would be amazed at how many players are unaware that their firewall has been turned off.
Your bingo account has access to real funds and if your password is compromised then your account can also be compromised. Of course, most players will have their own password protocol but in a general sense try not to make the password easy to guess. We know this sounds trivial but people’s passwords get hacked or guessed every day so it’s better to be safe than sorry. A combination of letters and numbers with some uppercase and some lowercase is always advised to give you the most robust password possible.
General Lobby Tips
As you are probably aware, Cheers Bingo has a lot of roomies and while the vast majority are just there to enjoy the game, you can never be too careful so we would not recommend using your real name as a username and we generally advise from giving it out in the chat although this is entirely up to yourself. Of course, never give out your address or phone number or even your date of birth!
Your Deposit Account
It can be tempting to make a large deposit and leave the funds in your bingo account for the sake of convenience. Before doing this make sure you have read our wagering requirements so that you understand how easily a big withdrawal can be made. Additionally, consider making deposits when you are physically about to play the game so that you do not need to keep money in your bingo account any longer than necessary.
Are You Secure?
These are just a number of things you can consider when staying safe online. We would recommend reviewing your account security and using this article as a checklist. Also, if you have any other ideas for bingo security then leave us a message on Facebook or Twitter and we will add them to this list. Have fun and stay safe!
For a lot of our players, January is their least favourite month but here at Cheers Bingo, there will be no reason to feel gloomy with some of our offers the best way to beat the blues. A lot of our players are not aware of our brilliant jackpot games so we thought we would compile a small list of the best games to enjoy this January right here at Cheers Bingo.
Fair & Square
The jackpot is a massive £100 and tickets are just a tiny 1p. If that’s not value for money then we don’t know what is! This game will take place on the 18th January and you will find it listed under the promotions tab but be sure to enter the bingo lobby if you want to buy tickets for Fair & Square.
This is one you definitely won’t want to miss. This one takes place every Friday in January so there are plenty of chances to get involved. Tickets are priced at only 10p but the jackpot is a whopping £250 so it really is fantastic value for such a modest outlay. This will begin at 8pm sharp so make sure to leave enough time to buy your ticket in advance as no ticket means no entry!
You won’t find this one under our promotions tab so the bingo lobby is the key if you want tickets for Cash Splash. While not technically considered one of our flagship jackpot games, you will still find this game under the 90 ball tab in the bingo lobby and there are inexpensive tickets on offer and it is not uncommon for the Cash Splash jackpot to exceed £200 so it is well worth checking out.
Free £25 Jackpot Game
This is another fantastic option for those players keeping an eye on their funds this month. This game will take place on 17th January and there is a £25 jackpot on offer with tickets costing absolutely nothing! Yet again, you will have to enter the bingo lobby to find this game and is under the free bingo tab so get those tickets purchased and you can play for £25 with absolutely no outlay required!
Pay Day Jackpot Game
If you are about to play this game then congratulations as you have made it to the end of January. For those that are unaware, this game takes place on the last day of the month and there is a massive £2000 jackpot on offer. Tickets are priced at just 50p so get buying now to avoid disappointment. This is a popular game and the perfect end-of-month celebration!
Terms & Conditions
T&Cs apply for all jackpot games and promotions so it really is important that you read these before buying bingo tickets. Additionally, we would advise players to read our bingo wagering requirements so that you know exactly how you can withdraw any winnings should you win. Good luck!
Here at Cheers, your happiness is our priority. January can be a tough month for everyone and with people feeling down about Christmas being over we thought we would add a bit of magic to our site with our exclusive January sales! This is one you won’t want to miss and we have all the details.
This is a slot promotion so if you are a slot player this could be the promotion for you. We are putting slot players against each other with the chance to compete for some big cash prizes!
How Can You Get Involved?
We are giving our players all the power and we have split the games themselves into two sections. The game you choose to play will determine the team that you are sent to with the two teams consisting of Team A and Team B. Each team has two different allocated slot games that can be played each week in January to try and win some big prizes.
Team A players can play Starburst or Aloha! Cluster Pays whereas Team B has the choice of Irish Luck or Fluffy Favourites. We have tried to choose games that we know most of our slot lovers will have tried so the choice really is up to you!
Big Prizes for Winning Teams
Players from the winning team will be rewarded each week and the Team with the most popular slot will win so the more you play the more chance you have of winning! After the weekend 10 players will be selected from the winning team and these players will receive £75 in cash. Wow!
Where & When?
The promotion is running for the entirety of January so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. You can play at any hour of the day so every type of player can join in! The weeks will be structured as follows:
- Week 1: Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th Jan
- Week 2: Monday 9th – Sunday 15th Jan
- Week 3: Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd Jan
- Week 4: Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th Jan
The winners will be announced on Monday after each draw week.
Players will be contacted by email so it really is important that you check that your contact details are up to date on the site. Should you win and we cannot contact you successfully then your prize will go to another winner. General terms and conditions also apply for this promotion so be sure to check these out on the Cheers Bingo website for all the key information.
Overall, this is definitely worth the effort and is a fantastic way to beat those January blues so get spinning and good luck!