STOP PRESS – 1st July 2011 –
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Facebook is now a place where a lot of people spend a lot of time and they tend to try and have all their fun within the realms of its pages. We know that bingo works well in this space, we just have to look at the success of Wonder Bingo, Big City Bingo and Bingo Blitz.
However, it seems that all may not be well for Facebook bingo sites as there are reports that the popular bingo app Bingo Blitz has beem removed from the Facebook pages with no explanation as to why. Buffalo Studios, the organisation behind the app, are as much in the dark as everyone else and are struggling to find out why their popular bingo game has been removed without warning.
This means that it is not just a site glitch or maintenance issues that are to blame, there is a bigger issue of Facebook making sweeping changes and maybe trying to ‘clean itself up’ to distance itself from anything that could be construed as gambling or encouraging people to gamble in any form.
If this is the case there are implications for many other popular apps and for many bingo sites that choose to advertise to the the world’s largest captive, but receptive audience.
Buffalo Studios are endeavouring to clear up the problem whatever it may be as quickly as possible and request that players bear with them until more is learned of why the bingo app and its fan pages have disappeared.
Bingo Blitz fans are also puzzled as to why this may have happened – can you imagine how the internet would erupt in fury if say Farmville just disappeared, the whole system would probably crash under the worldwide weight of traffic. While not on that scale, the unexplained disappearance of Bingo Blitz will send shock waves around the bingo industry generally, especially to any organisations with Facebook exposure.
We have set up a petition to present to Facebook to let them know how strongly people feel and to try and get them to Bring Back Bingo Blitz – click here to sign now.