Monthly Archives: March 2017

Playing Bingo Responsibly: Knowing When to Stop

You have probably read the words “gamble responsibly” countless times but what exactly constitutes responsible gambling? Different players will different opinions on this subject so we thought we would look at how you can recognise when it is time to stop playing online bingo here at Lucky Cow. As fun as the game is, it is possible to have too much of a good thing so what exactly should you look out for with regards to your own gambling?

What is Responsible Gambling?

Quite simply, playing responsibly is all about control and having the ability to consciously make a decision on when to stop. Of course, responsible gambling practices will be different for every player but to us, there are certain things that you can do to ensure you are giving yourself the best possible chance of gambling responsibly. These include:

  • Only spending what you can afford to lose.
  • Understanding when bingo is affect other areas of your life.
  • Limiting playing time to make time for other activities.
  • Understanding and accepting losses and not trying to cover them with more bingo.

Some Tips to Keep Bingo Fun

There is little point in playing bingo if you are not having fun so what can you do to keep things fun while playing responsibly? We have managed to gather a few ideas of our own that we feel can help enhance your online bingo experience. These include:

  • Avoiding drinking alcohol while playing – This can affect your judgement and may impair your judgement when it comes to key decisions while playing the game.
  • Don’t play at unreasonable times – What we mean by this is don’t play online bingo when you have other commitments such as family time or social occasions.
  • Keep an eye on your spending – Always stick to your budget and never try to win back losses. When you’re done, you’re done!

Playing Smart

This is also relates to your budget and essentially playing smart to us, is all about choosing the bingo games that best fit your playstyle. Try and choose games that allow you to get more for your money. Those with smaller budgets should choose games with smaller ticket prices and even some of our free bingo options pay out real cash prizes from time to time. Additionally, we always recommend withdrawing any significant winnings so that you can avoid the temptation to buy more bingo tickets. Winnings should always be enjoyed not gambled!

Help & Support

Of course, there are plenty of online resources where you can seek help and assistance should you feel the need and we have listed a few of these below for your benefit:

  • www.gambleaware.co.uk
  • www.gamblock.com
  • www.responsiblegamblingtrust.org.uk

Now that you’re in the know, you can play in our lobby just for fun. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with support if you need any further help!

Lucky Cow Bingo on Smartphone or Tablet

Recently, it has been reported that mobile gaming has finally overtaken traditional desktop gaming. This rings true for the online gambling industry also and more and more players are choosing to play from their phone or tablet. Whether you are one of our existing players or are have just stumbled upon this post accidentally, keep reading for more info on why you should go mobile with Lucky Cow Bingo!

Bingo Games from the Palm of Your Hand

The massive rise in mobile technologies and their ever increasing sophistication has led to the exponential rise in mobile gaming. Playing from your mobile is a convenient and fun way to access Lucky Cow Bingo. Playing while out and about is an excellent way to win jackpots while on the train or bus and with excellent public WiFi services and mobile data now available, you never have to miss another game!

Accessing Lucky Cow Bingo Mobile

Our website runs highly sophisticated software that recognises when our players are joining in from their phone or tablet. This allows Lucky Cow Bingo to optimise itself specifically for your chosen device. For example, our website will operate perfectly on an Apple iPad but also just as well on an Android smartphone. With such cross-platform functionality, there really are plenty of ways to enjoy some mobile games.

If you are unsure about your devices compatibility then simply try logging in using your mobile browser. The best bit is you don’t have to create a new account as your existing Lucky Cow Bingo login details will work with the mobile version of the site. Additionally, you don’t have to download any silly software or apps, you just need a mobile browser to gain access. Easy!

What Can You Play?

This varies on the device that you are accessing the site from but in general, tablet users can enjoy the majority of games and slots on our site. Players using their Smartphones have more limited access but there is still plenty of bingo and slots to enjoy. On your typical smartphone players can access plenty of 90 ball bingo and also some of the most famous slots on the web such as Stampede, Fluffy Favourites, Money Bunny and much more!

Additional Information

Remember to take care when entering personal details into your phone or tablet especially if you are out in public and this can be done by hitting the menu tab and clicking on banking. Players can access jackpot games easily but you won’t be able to redeem all of our promotions from your smartphone so bare this in mind. Additionally, if you are not connected to a WiFi connection, using Lucky Cow Bingo will drain your mobile data so be sure to check your current data plan with your service provider if you are unsure of how much data you are limited to per month.

Get Ready to Shamrock n’ Roll

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and this famous day is celebrated all over the world on 17th March every year so we thought we would celebrate in our way here at Lucky Cow Bingo! We have some big cash prizes to giveaway and also plenty of free spins so there really is plenty of reasons to get involved. Our slot tournament will let you play the brilliant Irish Luck game and hits promotion is running for the entirety of March so there are still plenty chances to get involved and win some real cash prizes!

What Can You Win?

This month at Lucky Cow Bingo we are giving away an incredible £4000 in cash prizes as well as hundreds of free spins! You have to spin the Irish Luck slot to be in with a chance of winning and we will announce the winners on the Wednesday morning after the promotional week ends.

When & Where?

This promotion is running for the entirety of March and is split into the following promotional weeks:

  • Week 1: Wednesday 1st– Tuesday 7th March
  • Week 1: Wednesday 8th– Tuesday 14th March
  • Week 1: Wednesday 15th– Tuesday 21st March
  • Week 1: Wednesday 22nd– Tuesday 28th March

The Luck of the Irish

To qualify for a prize you have to play the Irish Luck five reel slot and the top 100 players who wager the most on Irish Luck will receive 10 free spins each week. For every £10 wagered on Irish Luck, a single entry will be granted for the Irish Luck draw each week. Winners will be contacted by email so be sure to check that your Lucky Cow Bingo account details are up to date on the site. If you win and we cannot contact you then you will lose your prize so don’t risk it!

New to Irish Luck?

Both new and existing players can enjoy Irish Luck as it is super simple to pick up and play. The game offers players 25 paylines and the chance to spin the reels and uncover some big jackpots. The lucky leprechaun is on hand to guide you on your way to eternal fortune and he can help trigger the Prize Pick bonus game which can offer you a maximum prize of a 100X multiplier. You can also win free spins and wild combinations so it really is a fantastic slot to play on or around St. Patrick’s Day!

Terms & Conditions

Of course, there are terms and conditions associated with Shamrock n’ Roll so be sure to read these on our site as they explain exactly how the promotion works and remember that this will end on 31st March so don’t wait around if you want to play!

Online Slots for Beginners

A spontaneous trip to the casino isn’t always an option for a lot of our roomies hence the reason they choose online bingo as their game of choice. Last week we discussed the merits of the free bingo options that we have available here at Lucky Cow but this week we thought we would take a look at how new players can try out some of our slot machines for the first time!

You will commonly find slot machines in casinos or pubs but there are thousands of great titles to now available with just a few clicks. We have a fantastic range right here on Lucky Cow so if you have ever taken a look at some of the slots on the site but decided not to play for whatever reason then fear not as we have all the info you require right here!

Why Play Slots?

Slots are a great way to unwind and many of our players enjoy them as an alternative to bingo or as a side distraction between games. Slots vary massively in terms of their structure, betting options and bonus features so you can find some games that are extremely simple to play but also some more complex titles as well.

They can be played for free or for even a few pennies, it really is up to you the player! Becoming a slots pro does not take long so what type of slots do we have here on the site?

The Basics

Most of our games have 5 reels and there are a number of basic points you should consider when playing a game for the first time. The basic principle is to spin the reels to reveal symbols and complete winning combinations. A slot machine will have a set number of winning combinations and these are known as paylines.

Bonus Features

In addition to the base gameplay, there are often bonus features or bonus rounds that are activated in a variety of ways. These can vary in what they offer the player but the most common ones are arguably the inclusion of free spins and wild combinations. The two most common bonus symbols that you will encounter will be the wild and the scatter. The wild symbol replaces other symbols and helps you pick up additional wins whereas the scatter usually offers a cash prize or triggers a bonus game.

Choosing a Game

If you click on the slots section of our site then you will be able to view the games that we have available and you will most likely recognise a few of the more famous titles. Try out some games that you find interesting and remember to start out with some smaller wagers until you are used to the game. Some slots will let you gamble from just a couple of pennies so start small and work your way up!

Free Bingo Overview & Options

We get a lot of questions about our free bingo offers here at Lucky Cow Bingo and a lot of players assume that because that some of the bingo games are free, that there is little point in playing them as they will not offer significant prizes. While the prizes can be smaller, you can still win real cash when you play free games so we thought we would go into more detail about the free bingo options on our site.

What Exactly is Free Bingo?

Quite simply, free bingo is a bingo game whereby you don’t have to deposit any real cash. Players can simply join the game without having to buy a ticket and there is no deposit required. Easy stuff!

Why Play Free Bingo?

There are so many different reasons as to why players choose to play the free version of the game. Many of our newer players begin their Lucky Cow Bingo adventure by playing the free version of the game to test out the quality of our games and to see if the games run well enough on their device. Of course, free bingo is also risk-free as there is no need to spend any real cash on these games.

Additionally, some players may alter their budget and allow fewer funds for online bingo as a whole. The free game can be used as a substitute should players still want to play as many games as before. Overall, though, free bingo is just great fun and a good way to socialise with other roomies! Terms and conditions apply to free bingo, check our policy for more info.

Can You Win Prizes?

A lot of our free online bingo games do offer prizes and you can win real cash playing them! In general, cash amounts won’t be as high as paid games but the thrill of even winning a small cash prize is enough for thousands of our loyal players. Players can play as much free bingo as they please and the only requirement is that you have made a deposit within 7 days.

How Can You Get Started?

Even though free bingo does not involve any cash deposits, we still require our players to be over the age of 18. Playing for free is pretty easy and we offer free games every single day between 12pm and 2pm. That’s two whole hours of bingo that you can play every single day. Each game has a £1 jackpot with a full house win resulting in a 50p cash reward.

This may not seem like a lot but you can play as many free games as you wish for two hours every day. As we mentioned, all you have to do is make any deposit and you can play free bingo for a whole week. Good luck and we hope your free bingo adventure is a success!