This time I paid the price at Bingo Mega. This is a Byworth software site and I think it’s great usually, as once you have made a deposit on the site there are no wagering requirements. However, if no deposit is made then there is a 15x wagering requirement.
This weekend, however, I took advantage of some free bingo bonus that was sent through by Bingo Mega and although it was just a fiver, the 30 ball bingo provided enough small wins to keep me ticking over. Then it was time for the 75 ball must go jackpot hour. I love this as the ball count starts at 52 balls and a jackpot of just over £16, but with every game the ball count and jackpot rise. It usually reaches about 59 balls and just over £100 before it drops.
I played a few games and the ball count was getting higher. It reached 61 calls and about £165 and at that point a lot of people max out on tickets I think, which costs £15 – tickets are 15p each. I spent £5 without much optimism and what do you know, I won it. Whoop Whoop.
Then the fun began. I made a deposit to fall in with the ‘no withdrawals unless a deposit made within 30 days’ rule and waited until the next day to try and withdraw. I only wanted £75 of it, but almost immediately I got an e-mail back saying I had to have deposited in the 30 days before winning to avoid the 15x wager requirement as well as being able to withdraw.
I argued my point that this is not clear in the terms, but despite my eloquence(??) support were adamant I couldn’t have the cash. Oh well, I chalked that up to experience and enjoyed spending the cash. I was soon out of funds having splashed the cash on the slots and also maxing out on the jackpot games later that same night, but without the same success.
Maybe I should have used the ‘Don’t you know who I am in the bingo world?’ line, lol.
I got another bonus from Bingo Blowout, another of the Byworth sites on Sunday and I played again without making a deposit – lightning couldn’t strike twice could it? £2.40 on the 30 ball bingo and no win. 75 ball bingo jackpot time, ball count 59 balls – only had £2.60, but put it on anyway. Darn it all if I didn’t win the £113! But guess what, I can’t get may hands on it.
That is one mistake I will never make again when using any bonus funds and I hope you will all learn from my very foolish mistake. These sites are great fun and don’t have hundreds of players to compete against, so the chances of winning are that much greater as I think I have just proved, but make sure those accounts are funded before starting to play – it could be very profitable.