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News Roundup w/e 1st May

News Roundup w/e 1st May

It’s been another exciting week of twists and turns in the world of online bingo. We’ve seen the creator of Bongo’s Bingo host his very own bingo street party, the majority of gambling ads being removed from TV and radio, a £9m emergency fund being awarded to GambleAware and a host of brand-new slots and daily jackpots being added to Stride Gaming sites.

For all the details and more breaking news, continue reading.

Stride Gaming bingo brands introduce new Red Tiger games

Many of you will be familiar with Stride Gaming as it owns the proprietary software platform that powers many famous online bingo and casino brands including Lucky Pants Bingo, Spin and Win, and Kitty Bingo.

Stride Gaming has just announced that it will be integrating an exciting new range of slots and daily jackpots through a new partnership with Red Tiger Gaming.

This means that some of your favourite bingo brands will now feature popular slots like Dynamite Riches, Wings of Ra, and Pirates’ Plenty: Battle for Gold, as well as the Daily Drop Jackpots.

The Daily Drop Jackpots should prove particularly exciting for players as they must pay out every single day, and their value is based on how much players stake on the games in a 24-hour period.

Jonny Bongo treats his neighbours to a street party

Jonny Bongo Bingo

Social distancing street parties have become all the rage since the UK government brought in the lockdown rules almost 6 weeks ago. However, not many of these parties include celebrity guests, let alone celebrity hosts unless, that is, you’re lucky enough to live in Liverpool.

Jonny Bongo – of Bongo’s Bingo fame – invited his neighbours to take part in a special show last weekend.

On what turned out to be a beautifully sunny afternoon, Jonny and the residents of 12 houses in his street, enjoyed three bingo games in true Bongo’s Bingo fashion.

There were karaoke challenges, dancing, sing-alongs, and more, and the prizes that were awarded included cardboard cut-outs of Ainsley Harriet, David Attenborough, and Will Smith, as well as a space hopper and a karaoke machine.

Jonny is currently taking a break from presenting Bongo’s Bingo via live stream and thought that a social distancing street party was the perfect way to get “creative” while “bringing the street together”.

GambleAware receives £9m emergency fund

be gamble aware org

GambleAware – the leading gambling-harm prevention charity – has been awarded £9m of emergency funding by the UK Gambling Commission.

The £9m will be used to allow GambleAware to continue offering advice and support to the public during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, as well as carry on with its research into problem gambling.

The funding has been fast-tracked by the UKGC as the Commission and other gambling prevention charities are concerned that the UK lockdown may be putting more people at risk from gambling harm.

Gambling ads temporarily removed from TV and radio

Following on from the previous story, the UK’s major gambling firms have agreed to temporarily stop advertising during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The decision was made on behalf of the industry by the Betting and Gaming Council after gambling companies came under fire for targeting and exploiting vulnerable individuals who are currently stuck at home.

The advertising ban will last for at least 6 weeks, and in place of the planned adverts, there will be safer gambling messages.

Jumpman Gaming changes its welcome bonus Ts&Cs

Jumpman Gaming Software Provider

Jumpman Gaming, the owner of the 15 Network and the Jumpman Slots network, is in the process of updating its bonus terms and conditions. The move affects the maximum winnings that players can withdraw as a result of the current welcome offer, and the changes are effective from 4th May 2020.

Previously, Jumpman’s bingo sites invited new customers to take a chance on a wheel or some other reveal mechanism to win as many as 500 free spins. The maximum allowable winnings were capped at £250. As a result of the recent changes, the same number of free spins can still be won. However, the terms and conditions now state that the maximum allowable winnings are equal to a player’s lifetime deposits up to £250.

This means that unless you make a first deposit of £250 at the site, you won’t be able to win £250 via the welcome offer. Instead, if your first deposit was £10, for example, you’d only be eligible to win up to £10.

Well, that’s the mainly good, with just a bit of ugly, news for this week. Lot’s going on to keep the online bingo and slots world spinning safely.

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