Updated: 15th Jul 2021
Ray Quinn is undoubtedly more famous than the bingo site he’s going to be guest starring at, but in case you need a reminder here’s just a few of things on his CV:
You probably already knew who Ray is. But what about Bingocams?
Bingocams is the brainchild of Dazzletag Entertainment and first arrived on the scene back in 2010 with a truly groundbreaking idea; enhanced player participation in online bingo via a webcam (but how many of us, back then, even had access to a webcam?).
The bingo games ran as normal via Dazzletag’s proprietary bingo software so could be played without a cam, and the chat was text based so no cam was needed to participate, but players who wanted to could activate their webcam for a more interactive, community experience. Central to this was the concept of the Live Win Moment; players could win extra by giving permission for footage of them celebrating a win to be used for promotional purposes and there were also contests for the best themed fancy dress live win moments.
The trouble with all of this was that it was massively ahead of its time so only caught on with a small number of players. Indeed, when Dazzletag came to launch another bingo site a few years later, and the mobile version of Bingocams itself in 2015, both were conventional bingo products without the cams.
Fast forward to 2021 and the whole idea of participating in bingo via webcam looks far more mainstream. The latest version of Bingocams, launched in May this year, enables players to join regular live bingo events on their mobiles.
Bingocams only has a couple of bingo rooms that function in the normal way with cards available to purchase on a game by game basis. The rest of the bingo is the previously mentioned live bingo events which are basically session bingo; you choose the number of tickets you want to buy per game and pre-buy in one go for every game in the session. Each session has guaranteed extra jackpots as well as prizes determined by ticket sales. They run several one or two hour sessions every day (with pre-buy up to 24 hours in advance) and special events from time to time; Celeb Saturdays is one of the special events and is next running from 8pm on 31st July, but you can buy tickets now.
The Celeb Saturdays event consists of 32 rounds of bingo and tickets cost 25p each. That’s 25p per ticket per game so if you buy in with one ticket per game it will cost you £8; not bad for a couple of hours’ entertainment especially as some bonuses (including the welcome bonus) can be used for this. The additional jackpots on offer are 5 x £100 and 1 x £500 and the session is limited to 300 players. Normally the live bingo events are hosted by one of the “Bingo Stars” (Bingocams regular chat hosts) but in this case it’s going to be Ray Quinn. Enjoy!
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