You probably learned how to play bingo when you were a kid. But don’t worry if you still get a huge thrill from being the first one to yell “Bingo!”. It doesn’t mean you’re a total simpleton. The fact is, Bingo is one of the world’s most favourite pastimes. And with me as your host, you’ll soon see why. From the comfort of your bar stool, you can indulge your competitive streak and win some great prizes. From the comfort of your bar stool, you can also indulge your passion of smooth liquor and fast women. And men. Or men… Look, I’m not here to judge.
Marking Your Card
First thing you’ll need is a bingo card and a pen. These are provided free of charge to all customers of The George. Yes, that’s right. It’s free to play – even though you will regularly have the chance to win thousands of euro in cash prizes and a whole rake of other fantastic prizes.
On the card, you will have two pages, one for each game we will play. On each page, there are six boxes and across these six boxes you will find the numbers 1 to 90 randomly spread. My electronic bingo machine will randomly generate a number and, when I call it, you need to find it on your card and mark it with a circle or an ‘X’. All numbers between 1 and 9 will be somewhere on the left-hand column, numbers between 10 and 19 are on the next column and so on.
Winning A Prize
We play for two prizes in each game – a Line and a Full House. Prizes will be announced at the beginning of each game.
If you are the first person to mark off all of the numbers on any horizontal line on your card – and the first person to make yourself known to me by yelling “House”, “Line” or any random swear words that grabs my attention – you will win the prize for the Line.
If you are the first person to mark off all of the numbers on any of the six panels on your card, you can claim the Full House prize. Remember, you need to shout out to claim or someone else might steak it from right under your nose.
Our second game of the night is our Snowball Round. In this game, you have the chance to win our incredible rolling jackpot prize. The Snowball is the same as the Full House except that you must complete the Full House within a set number of calls in order to win. Starting at €500 and 45 calls or less, the snowball grows by an additional €100 for each week that it is not won and the number of calls in which you can win it grows by one too.
The current snowball will be advertised on the blog. Check this week’s poster in the Latest Events section.
Despite what our official adjudicators think, the screens speak for themselves and, in any case, my decision is final. (Your rights and obligations under Irish & European Criminal & Commercial Law remain unaffected).