Bingo – Electronic

E-Bingo is the electronic version of Regular Dabber Bingo. Electronic Bingo is offered on electronic terminals (Gecko) with touch screens making it easy to play – and to win. The cards automatically dab themselves allowing the customers to socialize during their event. Players still have the option to play paper bingo or both. The same Bingo Game is played on Paper and Electronic.

Gecko Packages are available in two different tiers at all sessions except for the Regular Carnival Sessions (Fri – Sun Mornings and Mon-Wed Late Nite Sessions):  Gecko Tier 1 Package – includes a 6 Strip Regular Book and a 3 Strip Special Book; Gecko Tier 2 Package – includes a 12 Strip Regular Book and a 6 Strip Special Book.  (Separate purchases are required for Turbo Challenge, Lightning Bingo and Double Action Games.)  Gecko Packages save customers money – approximately $20 cheaper to play Electronic than paper for the same package listed above.

Getting started with E-Bingo

  • An individual wanting to play E-Bingo will go to the sales counter and purchase a Gecko package and/or a Gecko Package and additional credits
  • The individual will then select a 4 Digit Pin Number
  • A paper receipt is issued that has a Player ID number on it

Logging into the E-Bingo Terminal (Gecko)

  • The customer will sit down an E-Bingo Terminal and touch the screen
  • The customer will be prompted to enter their Player ID # (the large number found on the sales receipt) and password using the keypad on-screen
  • After successfully entering in the Player ID # and password, the individual will be asked to select the bingo session.

After Logging into the E-Bingo Terminal

  • After successfully logging into the E-Bingo Terminal, credits will appear on screen and the E-Bingo Terminal will be in basic mode where game play is automatic.
  • If the player would like to make some changes (purchase extra cards, change the options, play POD Games) they must press the [Advanced] button

    Purchasing Extra Cards

    • The customer may only purchase additional cards provided that they have additional credits on the E-Bingo Terminal
    • If the customer would like to purchase additional cards for any games being played in the session, they press on the [Buy Cards] button
    • The Terminal has been configured and knows what the Game Dependencies are. (in order to purchase x, you must first have y)
    • When a customer makes a purchase on the E-Bingo terminal, they will be prompted to confirm their purchase and All Sales are Final
    • After a customer has purchased their cards, they press the [My Cards] Button to view their cards

      Changing Options on the E-Bingo Terminal

      • The customer can change the dabber style, colour, number of cards shown, etc, by pressing the [Options] button

      Playing Bingo

      • The customer needs to press the [Play Bingo] button to start session play
      • When a customer is playing bingo, the E-Bingo Terminal automatically sorts cards showing the best card (face) in the top left of the screen
      • At the Cambridge Bingo and Gaming Centre, the cards automatically dab themselves and Card View is 6 up
      • The Green Ball on the card shows the numbers left on the card to achieve the winning pattern.
      • The Ball will turn red when the customer is one number away
      • The number that the customer needs for the winning pattern will flash

      Winning Bingo on the E-Bingo Terminal

      • The screen bellows shows what happens when an E-Bingo Terminal has a Bingo
      • The customer needs to press the [Bingo] Button – and yell Bingo
      • Notice that the red ball on the card in the top left hand corner of the screen is Red with a Letter B

      Playing POD Games or Turbo Challenge

      • The customer can play POD (Play on Demand Games) or Turbo Challenge provided that they have additional credits on the E-Bingo Terminal
      • To play POD Games, the customer would press the [POD Games] Button
      • POD Games can be played at any time. (Before a Session, during a Session or after a session).  Turbo Challenge is only played at selected sessions