What is Charity Bingo and Where Can You Play?

What is Charity Bingo and Where Can You Play?

Charities are organisations set up to provide help and support, but in order to offer those services they must raise money for those in need. We’ve seen bake-offs, coffee mornings, races and even the shaving of heads to highlight the importance of giving, but there’s a much easier way to help worthy causes – and without even noticing you’re doing it!

Playing bingo is a popular activity among many different age groups, some like to play online while others prefer the social aspect of land-based bingo halls. The game itself involves paying for tickets to win prizes, and the same principles apply to charity bingo. You buy your tickets and play to win prizes, only difference being a chunk of the operator’s profits go to charity!

Pink Ribbon Bingo launched in 1997 and since opening, it has been their mission to help combat breast cancer. Worrying statistics reveal 1 in 2 of us will develop cancer at some point in our lives, and I have had personal experience of just how deadly this disease is. Known for being the first-ever and original charity bingo site, many have copied their idea, only they haven’t been quite as successful.

So, how does it work? Like you’d expect! You sign up in less than a minute and deposit to receive your welcome offer. You then get to choose from all the popular bingo types – 90-ball, 80-ball, 75-ball and even some unique games like card-based bingo, and every time you play, you not only stand a chance of winning cash prizes, but you will be helping to beat breast cancer.

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There may only be one or two charity bingo sites around, but there are operators who host special fundraising events, like Coral Bingo for example. A dedicated ‘Carers UK’ bingo room was founded in 2021 with daily games designed to raise funds for Carers UK. There are more than 6.5million unpaid carers throughout the UK and Coral want to help support those by hosting daily special games. Tickets cost 20p each with all proceeds going directly to the worthy cause. To join in, head to the bingo room from 7:30pm every evening.

Charity Bingo FAQ’s

Q: Will There be a Reduction in Prize Money?

A: No! A portion of profits from hosting games goes directly to the charity. Prizes remain as they always have been. Pink Ribbon Bingo offer prizes of up to £500 in mystery jackpot games where tickets cost just 5p each! Those same tickets on other Dragonfish brands cost 10p!

Q: Can You Still Win Jackpots at Charity Bingo Sites?

A: Yes! Aside from the hundreds of online slots with big jackpots, there are bingo jackpots available too! Daily jackpot games include £600 on Mondays for 5p, £1,500 on Tuesdays for 25p, £500 on Wednesdays for 50p a ticket and £1,000 on a Thursday for 25p a ticket. These are only a few of the jackpots available at Pink Ribbon Bingo, the most popular being the ‘must drop jackpot’ that must be won every Friday!

Q: Do Ticket Prices Cost More?

A: Ticket prices are the same as they would be if you were playing at a non-charity bingo site or in a non-charity bingo game. Look out for bargain sales or BOGOF specials too!

Q: Do Charity Bingo Sites Have an App?

A: No, making it quicker and easier to play the games you love! Simply open up the browser on your device, head to the bingo site, log in and play! You can deposit, withdraw, claim bingo bonuses, chat, take part in chat games and play slots via mobile.

Q: When it Comes to Charity Bingo Games, Can You Win Real Cash?

A: Absolutely! All of the prizes will be paid as cash unless otherwise stated! Sometimes, you may find games where you win a bonus or spins instead of real money. This will be highlighted in the lobby.

Q: Will There be Wagering Requirements on Winnings?

A: Real money winnings come with no wagering requirements, it’s the bonus you receive prior to winning that may come with wagering. Our exclusive Pink Ribbon Bingo welcome offer of 100% up to £50 and 60 bonus spins carries a 4x wagering on the bingo bonus. Example: if you deposit £10 and receive £10 as a bonus and then go on to win £100 with your funds, you will only be able to request a withdrawal once that wagering is complete (4x £10 = £40). If you received no bonus and win, those winnings will instantly be available for withdrawal.

Q: Does it Take Longer to Process Withdrawals at a Charity Bingo Site?

A: Processing withdrawals is a process that can take between 2 and 7 working days on any online bingo site, not just a charity bingo site. There are a few things you can do to speed up withdrawals, including adding KYC before you’re asked to and using PayPal instead of a debit card.

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