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What is Responsible Gambling?

Sitting down to play our favourite online slot and bingo games can be fun and a great way to unwind, however, there are times when responsible gambling takes a back seat and it becomes all about winning. It is really important that if you start to notice potentially unhealthy patterns of behaviour that you get help to ensure that you do not start developing an addiction.

There are a number of ways that online gaming companies can help you if you think things are getting out of control as well as some effective actions you can take yourself.

Set the Limits

When you sign up for an account you can specify the limit to which you will play up to and after that, the casino or bingo site will no longer process payments. There is also usually a three card maximum rule that won’t allow you to add more cards to the account, nor can you register anyone else’s.

It is vital to keep track of your finances to ensure that you are staying within your budget and to stop you from over-spending.

Walk Away

It can be so easy to lose track of the time when playing, particularly when you have had a lucky streak, however, taking regular breaks is healthy and just getting up and leaving the computer or mobile device to do something else can really help give you a reality check and let you get on with other more important things.

Set a game-play goal for yourself that you will get up and do something else after 1 hour. Set an alarm that will alert you when your time is up and stick to it. You can also commit to only playing with a set amount, for example, £10. Once you have deposited this and used it then it’s time to move on.

It is not difficult to become emotionally invested in the game and have a competitive mindset but these unhealthy behaviours can quickly escalate into an addiction so it is important to recognise these signs early on.

Know where to go

At the bottom of most online gambling establishments are lists of places sites you can visit to get help if you are starting to feel that things are getting out of control. GamCare is an invaluable tool and can give you advice on limiting your exposure to these sites using blocking software and can give you additional support through their dedicated helpline.

The gaming establishment themselves will also have a committed section that will offer advice and encourage you to take regular breaks so that you can continue to have fun playing but realise that you have to do so in a responsible way.

Do Bingo Strategies Really Work?

There’s quite a lot of information going around on the internet about strategies you can use to improve your bingo time. However, you have to use this quite carefully as not all of them are really true. We’re here to dispel the myths and teach you how to really improve your game.

Mathematical Strategies

Quite a few mathematicians have put their heads together to figure out if there’s a way to win bingo a bit more often. They’ve used averages and mediums to be able to work out if there really is an ideal card. Some believe that a wider spread of numbers will statistically bring you more luck, whereas others think that the median number holds the secret.

This is all well and good, however it doesn’t have a massive impact on online bingo. As you’re not able to pick your own numbers with most online games, you can’t really create your ideal bingo card. The only way we can see this helping you out is to assess the kind of tickets you have.

Facts and Figures

If you are mathematically minded, then you can use facts and figures to improve your bingo time. Use the RTP (return to player) of your games in order to figure out whether they’re the best ones to get playing on. This allows you to figure out how often people really win on the game and then you can use this information to decide if you want to play it.

If you open up a slot or bingo game, you will be able to find out the average RTP. This is usually around 90%, so you can use this to figure out which games are right for you.

Betting Strategies

There are many betting strategies that do actually work for players. One of the best ways to maximise your bingo time is to play conservatively and responsibly. This is really simple and actually allows you to build up a buffer as you play. Then, whether you win or lose you’re still up overall.

You can use this to mix up your gameplay time too. For example, you can create a nice buffer using penny games and then go for the more expensive games as you progress. This means that you’re always ahead.

Most of all, you should know when to quit! You don’t want to be up a large amount and then dwindle it away. Take your withdrawal times into consideration too.

That’s pretty much all you need to know about bingo strategies that can have an effect on your bet. Use these well and you will be able to win more often, you can go practice them in our lobby!

Top Tips for being a Responsible Player

We want all of our players to be enjoying our games responsibly here, as we want you all to be happy little bingo players. If you don’t know what this means, it’s basically choosing to gamble in a way that will keep you safe from overspending or maybe developing an addiction.

Here are our top tips to make sure you’re playing in a responsible fashion.

Keep an Eye on your Bankroll

If you feel like you’re burning through money faster or topping up a bit more often than you’d like, then it may be time to assess your spend. Keeping an eye on your bankroll and limiting yourself will help you to stay out of trouble. Think about how much you want to spend over your time on the site and then stick to that.

This will help you to stay abreast of your spend, rather than having it all coming down at once. Then, you can take steps to limit yourself if you feel like you’re overspending. You don’t want to end up spending more than you have!

You can also set limits within your account. This stops you from overspending as there are limits to what you can actually deposit on the site. Then, you don’t just have to rely on your own willpower.

Use Reality Checks

As you can see on our site, we have a number of what’s known as reality checks. These keep you grounded by showing you the time and encouraging you to take a break if you need it. This means that you’re not playing for a long time without realising just how much has passed.

Don’t just ignore these when they pop up, actually use them as intended. It’s a good idea to take a break now and again if you’re at a screen for a long period of time.

If you find yourself becoming frustrated with a game or getting annoyed, definitely make sure you’re taking a break. You don’t want to get too emotionally invested and irritated by playing.

Take a Break

On our site, you are able to take a break and self-exclude yourself. This can be for a set period of time or indefinitely. Use this tool if you want to make sure you can’t get back into your account until you’re in a better frame of mind.

Taking a little break from gambling, for a week or a month, can drastically change how you feel about it. You can come back refreshed and feeling better, which is all great for players.

Being a responsible player is a great habit to get into. Temper all the fun you’re having with us with a bit of caution and you’ll really enjoy yourself!

Online Bingo Security Tips

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.

Password Choice

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!

It’s Almost Time for New Year’s Resolutions

As we get to the end of 2016, many of us will be thinking about what we’ll be doing in 2017. If you’re making some resolutions then we can help you out! Just check out our ideas below.

Get Out More

If you want to get out more then we can help you with that. Whether you’re heading off on the town or just out for a walk, take us with you on your mobile. Simply getting out of the house can be great for people, you can even play bingo at the same time.

Get Fit

Heading to the dreaded gym can use up just about all of your willpower, so get some support from your roomies. Chat away to others in our rooms and talk about what you’re hoping for in 2017. If you want to get fit, lose weight or even stop smoking there’s probably another player with the same ambitions.

If you find a friend that’s attempting to reach similar goals to you then this can help you immensely. You can cheer each other on and chat about your goals while you play bingo. Just having a positive chat about what you want from next year can help you out.

Save Money

After the big blowout of Christmas, you might be wanting to save a bit of money. Cutting out your daily coffee or going dry for January can save a whole heap of cash.

If you want to save money while you play online bingo then you can keep your eyes peeled for bonus offers. These will help you get more games for your money and you won’t feel like you’re missing out either.

You can also take advantage of our free bingo offers, as you don’t need to spend to play. We also have loads of cheap bingo games too, so you can play from as little as a penny if you’d like. Plus, if you win a jackpot your savings will be booming once more.

Socialise

If you want to chat with other people then you can do so in our rooms. Making friends and having fun is all a part of the bingo experience, so make sure you take part. The more you play, the more you’ll get to know other roomies and form friendships.

Head over to our Facebook page if you want to have even more fun, as we love chatting with roomies and making friends. If you love funny pictures and jokes then you’ll be right at home on our Facebook page, we’ll even give you 5,000lps for liking us (T&Cs apply).

We hope that 2017 is filled with jackpots, fun and good luck for all of our players, stick with us and they’re bound to appear.

Our Guide to Jackpot Bingo Games

Our regular players will know that we’re big fans of jackpot bingo games at Cheers Bingo. If you need any evidence of this then just look in our lobby! In this blog, we have all of the information on these games and what to expect when you play in them.

Our Jackpot Games

When you play on our site, you will see a lot of different types of jackpot games as we like to keep things exciting for our players. Here are the most common ones and a brief explanation of what you can win.

Progressive Games

You’ll find quite a few of these on our site, as we love these types of bingo games. You can play these types of games in out Glitz and Glam room and the jackpot is dependent on how many tickets are purchased. These games take place every few minutes and it’s so much fun to watch the jackpot rise.

VIP Games

These ones are just for our VIP players, as we think you deserve something special for playing with us. The jackpot is fixed at £5 but it’s free for our regular players, so it’s a bit of freebie entertainment for you all. If you want to make sure you’re in these games then just make a deposit and get playing.

Guaranteed Jackpots

When it comes to our Pay Day Jackpot game, there are a total of six guaranteed prizes totalling £2K to be won. These prizes have to be won and they won’t change with the amount of tickets purchased or calls in the game. We have a Full House, 2 Line, 1 Line, 3TG, 2TG and 1TG prizes on offer, so there are loads of prizes to be shared.

Networked Jackpots

We’re on the fab 15 Network, so you can play in the jackpot games that are shared between all sites. These can be exciting as they get super busy and there are lots of roomies to get chatting to. If you’re a social bingo player on the hunt for a jackpot then have a look at these games.

Lots of Fun at Cheers Bingo

As you can see, we have loads going on each and every month on our site. These games come along regularly, so you can always purchase a few tickets and get playing. Remember that there are slot games for you to play on here too, so there’s always a jackpot game to suit your budget.

Have a little look into our terms and conditions on the site for more information on our jackpots and promotions. Then just pop into the lobby and get playing with all of our brill games in a flash, we’ll see you there!

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How to Play the Can Can Slot

Regular players at Cheers Bingo will know that we love to add more ways to play into our lobby. One of our most recent slot game additions in the Can Can slot, those who love great value will already be au fait with this slot.

Let’s take a look at what makes this slot game one of our winners!

How Does the Game Look?

As you would expect from a game with this title, there’s a distinctly French theme going on with these reels. The game is set on a stage, with luxurious red curtains forming the backdrop where the action takes place. All of the options to change the bet are in the seats in the front row, which is a pretty cool style choice.

On the reels you can see symbols that will evoke the old theatre style, with masks and fancy dress playing a role here. Alongside them, you’ll see landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and even some playing card symbols too.

Betting on the Can Can Slot

As you can change the bet and the lines of this slot game, it can be played from a mere 1p with us. If you want to boost the bet and your chances to win, then you can move the bet to up to £50 per spin.

When you match up three symbols, a jackpot will be triggered that multiplies your cash. This will act upon the wager that you make, so if you bet more then you could win more.

Special Features and Symbols

Some slot games only have a few features but this is not one of them, as you’ll find oodles of lovely special symbols. Here’s what you can expect to find with this game:

  • Scatter Symbols – The theatre masks that you see on these reels are more than just a pretty face, as they will treat you to free spins. You’ll get 6 free games when you see 3 of the happy or sad masks anywhere on the reels. When you see more scatter symbols during this round, you’ll earn more free games.
  • Substitution Symbol – The golden dancer is the wild symbol of this game and she will substitute for all symbols but the scatter. Watch out for encores of this symbol, as she appears frequently.
  • Gamble Feature – Once you’ve managed to gain a win on this game, you have the option to gamble your jackpot. This works by prompting you to pick a card suit or colour before it is revealed. If you are correct your winnings will be increased.

If you’re a Francophile that loves all things glamorous then be sure to check out the Can Can slot game with us, make sure you grab a bonus to play with too.

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Play Mobile Bingo with Us!

Did you know that there’s a top notch mobile version of our site that players can access on the go? We’re fully mobile optimised and you can expect the same jackpots and promotions while you’re playing on the move. Our signature purple site looks fantastic when you take it for a spin on your mobile device.

How to Access

It’s so easy for you to jump online with our mobile site, just visit the same URL from the browser on your device. There’s no need for you to download an app or software to use it, so you can keep space on your device free. We know how easy it is to run out of space on your iPhone or tablet, so this site will save you from having to clutter up your device.

Just log in with the same credentials you use on the main site then you’ll be ready to play. If it’s been a while since you logged in from a new location then you can request a new password if you have forgotten yours.

The main site will load and then you can pop into the lobby to start to play your favourite games.

Mobile Bingo and Slots

It’s not just mobile bingo that we have on offer, many of our slot games can also be played on your smartphone or tablet. They will look slightly different, as the buttons have been changed to make them mobile friendly. This is so that you can adjust your bet or access other features from your phone.

Similarly, there are small changes to the bingo lobby to make it simple to use on your device. The ticket purchasing and information is magnified depending on the size of your device. Our special mobile optimised site will shrink down to fit the device that you are using, from the smallest smartphone to the biggest tablet.

Mobile Friendly Promotions

Of course, our mobile site wouldn’t be complete without a great promotions section to boot. All of our amazing promotions can be found on the mobile site, with full details and terms. This includes this month’s Spin and Shop promotion, which still has another week left to enter.

Just play on the Shopping Spree slot game then you’ll be entered into our prize draw. We’re giving away £500 in Amazon vouchers every week and you could be one of our lucky winners. You have until the 28th of August to make your mark on this promotion so you have to act fast.

Test out our mobile site on your mobile device and let us know what you think of it. It’s simple to navigate and will have you playing mobile bingo in a flash!

Chat Features in the Cheers Bingo Lobby

If you’re a social bingo player then the chances are that you’ll be a fan of chatting with your roomies. Here at Cheers Bingo, our software means that your chatting time can come with a lot of additional features. If you’ve not explored this as of yet then keep reading to find out the perks that you get from playing here.

Use Emojis

Bingo lingo has evolved to include a whole load of chat to celebrate winners, such as WTG (way to go) and WDW (well done winners). In our lobby you can use emojis to express these sentiments, which is way more fun. We even have shortcut buttons for all of the most common phrases, so you can chat even faster.

Pick your Colours

You might have a keen eye for fashion and if this is the case then you’ll be glad to know you can colour coordinate your font. Pick your favourite colour from a rainbow of different ones so that your chat stands out. There’s no limit to how many times you can do so, the only limit is your imagination. If you want to see the box more clearly then you can also bump up the font size to make it easier.

Play Chat Games

Our dazzling chat hosts love to get involved and facilitate a bit of conversation. You’ll most often see them welcoming new players, gossiping about soaps and running chat games. They love to share the loyalty points and bonuses out in these games and it’s a case of being fast to win. These games can include trivia questions, popular culture and even just a bit of chat. Terms and conditions apply for any of these bonus funds.

Add Friends to your Buddy List

We all have our favourite roomies that we love to chat with and when you’re playing in our games you can add them to your buddy list. This is a section dedicated to your best buds, where you can see what they’re up to and when they’re online. It’s beneficial for those that want to maintain friendships and have a laugh.

Chat with the Help Team

Did you know that you can use the chat box to talk with our help team? Just use the drop down menu to change from chat to help and then you can get any assistance you may need. Our service team are happy to help with just about any query you may have, so this is a handy feature.

We hope you enjoyed learning about everything you can do with this versatile piece of tech. If you don’t want to have it around then the last thing you can do is hit the cross in the corner of the screen to quit chatting. Then, you can re-join later on when you want to!

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How to Play Ultimate Texas Hold Em

Here at Cheers Bingo, we have a suite of casino games for you to try your luck on – one of which is Ultimate Texas Hold Em. This fantastic casino game will make you feel like you’re sitting in Vegas enjoying the atmosphere. The game was created by NYX, who you may recognise from some of our slot games. If you’re ready for a thrill ride then buckle up and fire up this game.

Betting

Before you start to play, you’ll need to choose how much you’d like to wager on the game. This is decided with the chips that are under the table, which you choose the size of. These are then placed on the table where you want them, whether you want to wager on an Ante (whether you win, lose or draw) or on the cards you will be dealt.

How to Play

Once you’ve decided on the money you feel like putting on the table then you can start the dealing process. The initial deal will give you two cards and the dealer two cards as well. This is known as playing blind, as no one knows what the other is playing with. You’ll take a peek at your cards before deciding whether you want to fold (leave the game), check (continue on with the same bet) or bet (add more money on to your wager).

Then, three cards will be placed in the middle of the table and these are shared between players and the dealer. These are communal cards, which are used to create combinations with the players’ cards. This means that if you have a pair of aces in your own hand and there’s another in the communal cards, you’ll have three of a kind. There are two more opportunities to raise your bet and fold as two more cards are added into the middle of the table. This game is half about anticipating what cards come next and what they could bring to your hand.

Finally, in the last phase of the game all of the cards are shown and the player with the best combination wins.

Card Combinations

So what card combinations are the best? Well at the top of the table you have the Royal Flush. This consists of five cards which include every number and face from 10 to ace high. This will beat any other combination of cards.

From there, the rankings go through a Flush (five consecutive numbers anywhere in the deck) to four of a kind. Then, having three of a kind and a pair is the next best – which can still hand you a decent victory.

Ultimate Texas Hold Em might seem like a tricky game but once you get to grips with it, you’ll realise just how rewarding it can be.

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