Bingo tournaments had been few and far between for years when Dragonfish decided to run “Daily Christmas Bingo” for Christmas 2020. The format proved to be very popular with players and now, in 2021, tournaments are back with a vengeance at Dragonfish bingo sites.
- National Bingo Day Tournament
- Weekend Tournament
- Kickstarter Tournament
National Bingo Day Tournament
National Bingo Day is coming up on 27th June, and Dragonfish are running a special (and rather complicated) bingo tournament to celebrate, located in its own National Bingo Day tab in the Dragonfish lobby. It’s available at ALL Dragonfish powered bingo sites no matter what other rooms they do and don’t have.
The first thing to know about the National Bingo Day Tournament is that to participate, you’ll need to be playing with cash; if you only have bonus left in your account you’ll find you can’t even get into those bingo rooms to look around.
The tournament is happening in two stages, the first of which is the Appetiser. These 90 ball games run from 14th – 23rd June and there’s quite a lot of them; apparently they’re going to be running every 5 minutes from 7pm to 9pm but as there’s no schedule buy in the Dragonfish software, at the moment you can only buy tickets for the first game on the first day (and several hundred people have done so already). Tickets are priced at 5p, with a maximum purchase of 96 tickets and all prizes are bundles of tickets which can be redeemed against specified games in the second stage of the tournament, as follows:
- FH: 50 Tickets
- 2L: 30 Tickets
- 1L: 15 Tickets
- 1TG: 5 Tickets
- 2TG: 3 Tickets
If you didn’t win any tickets in the Appetiser stage or don’t fancy taking part in it, you can buy tickets directly for the second stage games; they are on sale now and again, some players have already stocked up on them.
The really great thing about the four games in the second stage is that all of them are Everyone Wins games. As well as the regular prizes, there’s a community pot which is to be split between all the tickets held by non winning players.
|£5K Grand Finale
Going by the number of players who’ve bought tickets already, these games are likely to be very popular indeed and your chances of winning one of the big prizes will be very small. You’re bound to go away with something, though, if you participate in any of the final games – and the whole thing looks to be big on entertainment value which is absolutely in keeping with the spirit of National Bingo Day!
The Weekend Tournament has been running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays since the end of April and will continue to run until further notice. It’s a “Dragonfish network” promotion which means that not all Dragonfish powered sites have it; you’ll find it at sites such as Prize Land Bingo that have a room configuration including Chatterbox, Sunny 90s and Big £10K.
The first stage in the Weekend Tournament is the Win Finals Tickets room. All the games in this 90 ball room, which is open from 7pm until 8.50pm, have prizes of free tickets and slot spins and tickets are priced at 5p each. Here’s what you can win:
- Full House: 50 Tickets + 30 Spins
- 2 Lines: 25 Tickets + 25 Spins
- 1 Line: 15 Tickets + 10 Spins
- 1TG: 10 Tickets
- 2TG: 5 Tickets
The slot spins are delivered as vouchers and come with the usual Dragonfish caveats of a win cap and wagering requirement. The free ticket vouchers can be redeemed in the second stage games which take place in the Weekend Finals Room. There’s a game at 9pm and another at 10pm, each with a prize pool of £125.
Again, this bingo tournament is really more about the entertainment value than about the possibility of winning big – and again, going by the numbers of players taking part it seems to be hitting the mark!
Royal Room Kickstarter
A small and select group of Dragonfish bingo sites including Lovehearts Bingo are running yet a third bingo tournament, the Royal Room Kickstarter. This is set to be a regular occurrence on Monday evenings in their exclusive Royal Room. It follows the same two-stage format as the other two tournaments.
The first stage games play from 8pm until 8.54pm with tickets priced at a very reasonable 2p each, and (as in the Weekend Tournament) you can win slot spins as well as free tickets to the final. The prizes are as follows:
- FH: 50 Tickets + 30 Spins
- 2L: 25 Tickets + 20 Spins
- 1L: 15 Tickets + 10 Spins
- 1TG: 10 Tickets
- 2TG: 5 Tickets
The climax of the evening comes at 10pm with the Kickstarter Final, which has cash prizes of £100 for Full House, £75 for 2 lines and £25 for 1 line. The ONLY way to get tickets for the final is to win them in earlier games.
The Kickstarter is very obviously a better proposition for players in terms of entertainment value for money than the Weekend Tournament.
- The prizes in the first stage games are the same but the Kickstarter tickets are cheaper (2p rather than 5p)
- The Kickstarter Final has a bigger prize pool (£200) than the Weekend Finals (£125 per game)
- You’ll only be competing with players from a couple of other sites, not right across the network
If you’re interested in any or all of these tournaments, you can find all three of them at these sites: