What is Ovens Online Bingo:
Online bingo is a weekly bingo game that takes place live every Tuesday night at 8:30pm on Zoom. There are 10 games played with a minimum of 3 prizes per game. We have a guaranteed prize fund that is advertised a week in advance on Ovens Bingo social media pages. Why not like & follow to keep up to date…
How Does it work:
The bingo works in the same way as traditional bingo except you are playing online and not in a bingo hall.
The players join the bingo either on Zoom, 10 minutes in advance of 8:30pm.
The Zoom link and instructions to join the Zoom call are included with the email containing your bingo books.
The presenter calls the numbers and the players mark their cards from home.
Our software detects when we have a check and the presenter will stop the game to confirm the winner. There are 3 prizes in each game: one line, two line and full house.
Once the full house prize is claimed, the game is over, and the presenter will announce the start of the new game. The bingo continues until all 10 games are complete and it generally lasts about an hour and a half.
How do I purchase a bingo book:
Bingo books can be purchased via our website www.ovensbingo.ie. Books must be purchased by 12 noon each Tuesday to play that evening.
If you have successfully completed the transaction you will receive a confirmation email
When do I receive my bingo books:
Bingo books purchased up to 3pm Monday will be issued Tuesday morning. Books purchased Tuesday morning before 12:00 noon, will be issued by 3pm approx, Tuesday afternoon. Books purchased after 12:00 on Tuesday will be entered to the following week’s game.
You can print off books to play or edit on smartphone, tablet or laptop.
I missed the deadline to purchase Bingo Books:
The deadline to purchase bingo books is Tuesday 12 noon. Bingo Books are not available after this time for that day’s game but will be entered for the following week’s game.
To claim your bingo winnings please email your name, game no, panel no and prize to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your winnings will be transferred to your account via Revolut. Please note we do not make payments by cash / cheque.
I have not received my Bingo Books.
There are a number of things that you can troubleshoot before raising a query with us. It takes a lot of time for our volunteers to deal with queries and over 95% can be solved by following these simple checks
Check the date and time you purchased bingo books. Bingo Books are emailed in two bulk batches. The first batch is emailed on Tuesday morning/midday for books purchased prior to Monday at 3pm. Books purchased after 3pm on Monday up to Tuesday 12:00noon are emailed on Tuesday afternoon (3pm approx.)
Confirm your email address. Ensure you use the correct email address when purchasing books as the books will be sent to that email account. One quick way to ensure that you used the correct email is to check that you received a confirmation email after your purchase.
Check your spam folder. Email filtering and settings are very different dependent on which email provider you use e.g. Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail. Often the email containing the bingo books can be placed into the Spam/Junk/Trash folder. Check all folders in your email account to see has the email containing your books landed there. This issue is common with Hotmail users. Please note that if you access your email account on a mobile device vs a desktop or laptop that the view of the inbox will vary.
Many e-mail providers inbox is set to conversation view. Conversation view bunches emails with similar subjects and senders together which may hide your bingo books. This is very relevant to Gmail users. To unset conversation view in your inbox, go to settings and general settings and turn ‘conversation view’ off. Example below is Gmai
When will I get my book:
1. Books sold up until Monday 3pm – tickets distributed on Tuesday morning.
2. Books sold on Monday and Tuesday – tickets distributed by approx. 3pm Tuesday