The 888ladies team is proud to welcome Mrs. Bingo!
Meet our new and exciting bingo expert
Here at 888ladies we’re all about you, our player, and your love for bingo. We want to give you all the tools that you need to make the most out of playing your favourite game. This is why we are excited to welcome aboard a leading expert on bingo! She knows exactly how it feels when you’re waiting on 1tg, what it’s like to win or lose, and that amazing feeling of happiness when getting to know other players. Whether you play online or in the bingo hall, the feeling is the same.
So without further ado, we’d like to introduce Angela, Mrs. Bingo. She will let you in on all the best bingo tips, and best-kept secrets of the online bingo industry from her years of experience, for you to make the most out of your bingo budget and improve your skills.
Her expert spotlight on the 888ladies blog, also known as “Mrs. Bingo’s Bulletin” will be updated on a weekly basis, with everything you ever wanted to know about bingo games, jackpots, bonuses, promotions and anything you could think of.
So who is Mrs. Bingo?
Get to know her in this fun interview we’ve conducted with her:
Question: Mrs. Bingo, welcome to the 888ladies team!
Answer: Thanks! My name is Angela, but my alias is Mrs. Bingo, and I’m happy to introduce myself to all bingo ladies out there!
I’m really excited to be a part of the team and to share everything I have learned about bingo, which is really my passion. High Five to all Bingo Ladies out there!
Question: So tell us a little bit about you and how you got into the world of bingo.
Answer: I am compassionate about online bingo, and have played the game from a very early age. In fact, I still play to this very day! I love the game with a passion and have learned a vast amount of information and tips along the way concerning bingo, which I would love to share with you!
I remember the first time I stepped into a bingo hall with my mum and her friends, the hall was crowded with players and the excitement was incredibly amazing. It was even better when I won – the feeling was out of this world. I now live with my lovely, but annoying husband – just kidding – he’s really quite adorable. Would I swap him for the bingo game? Oh yes, in an instant! (Ha! Ha!).
Question: At what age did you start playing bingo?
Answer:I started playing bingo at home with my family and friends at 10 years of age. (Shh this is supposed to be a secret – lol.) We had a board game that we would play most evenings, and our father thought we were doing our mathematics homework, when in fact we were all playing bingo. (Well, it does have numbers, so it’s much the same lol!) I visited my first bingo hall at the age of 18 (the legal age limit). I come from a long line of family members who have played the game for many years.Question: What gave you the urge to play bingo?
Answer: Bingo is in my blood nearly all of my family members are bingo fanatics. The buzz goes back a long time, my grandmother and her mother often played the game. It was played differently in those days, but we ladies really love bingo in any shape or form! When it comes to bingo we stop at nothing to enable us to take part. Even if it means hiding and playing the game in secret. Like the time I told my husband I was going to the gym, when in fact I went to our local bingo hall. Lol.
Question: What is the feeling you get when playing the game?
Answer:The feeling is amazing it’s quite a buzz, especially when I get down to 1tg. When I am waiting for the caller to announce my winning number, I am so excited that I can hear my heart beating in my ears. When I win the game, the feeling is like nothing on earth, and the buzz I get is awesome. It’s not all about the money, but about taking part in the game that I love the best! You can’t beat a bit of bingo!Question: What is your favourite bingo game?
Answer: It has to be 90 ball variation. This is because before this game launched, there was only 75 ball available. The 75 ball bingo game only gives you one chance of winning, but with 90 ball, you have three chances of scooping a prize. The more chances of winning the game the better, because not only will your stay be longer, but you will be able to join in with the chat room fun too.
What is your favourite slot game?
It has to be Fluffy Favourites
I love everything cute and sweet, and enjoy this game.Question:
When did your online bingo career begin?
2002 – (Does that make me sound old? Lol.) I was playing the game one evening, when I received an invitation to join the brand manager by email. I replied to the email and the lady asked me if I would be interested in becoming a chat host. I had a day job at that time, and told her I would certainly give it some thought.I didn’t need much persuasion because I became a host the very next day. My first chat host name was called after an air freshener ” Lilac Haze” – lol, and needless to say bingo became my first love. With regard to my other half, well, I bought him a shed to play with his gardening tools, so I wouldn’t be interrupted. Lol.
Question: What inspired you to want to work at bingo?
Answer:I love bingo and played the game from an early age. Although it never entered my mind to actually work at bingo, I was overjoyed when the opportunity did arise. I suppose my mother was my inspiration because she was known as “Bingo Betty” in her day, and bingo is a massive family thing.Question: Going from being a player to an employee, how did this feel?
Answer: The feeling was wonderful, but I had to keep pinching myself to make sure the journey was real. I still played bingo and still do, so I had the joy of both worlds! I have everything a bingo lady’s heart desires, because I have a bingo career and I am a bingo player too!
Question: How long did it take you to climb up the online bingo career ladder?
Answer: After only a few years of being a chat host, I became a team leader. Six months later I became a manager, then a bingo director. It took me around three years to achieve many of my skills, but I am still learning new things every day. I heard some really funny stories on my journey.
One funny story in particular, was when a player told us in the chat room that she had failed to turn up for work, and that she had been sacked. She felt it was an unfair dismissal, and when I asked her to share her story, she revealed that on the day she failed to turn up for work, she was busy playing bingo, and it was a big cash game that was playing. She went on to say that “To be sacked for that reason was unfair”. Well, I was in fits of laughter! It just goes to show what lengths us ladies will go to when playing BINGO! LolQuestion: What have you gained the most from your experience while working online?
Answer: You hear of people who have dreams, goals and passions in life and sadly some don’t fulfil them. I feel lucky and blessed to be fulfilling mine on a daily basis. My one true passion has been fulfilled, and that has been my greatest gain while working online. I have met some wonderful people from all walks of life too.
Question: What skills have you learned?
Answer:Chat hosting, promotions, operations, HR, social media, payroll, shift schedules, creating and running an online office, creating in-house bingo game variations, HtML writing via word press, bingo reviews, web content and creating the brand merchandise, assisting in the brand domain name, creating the sites from start to finish (navigation etc.), CRM, conversion, acquisition and retention, bingo evaluations, customer support manager (I created the manual and completed daily training), accounts, affiliate manager this included sending a weekly newsletter to all the Affiliates. Plus many more!Question: If you could change anything about your bingo journey, what would it be?
Answer: I wouldn’t change a single thing because not only am I loving the experience, I have learned a lot along the way. I have had great fun, laughter and met some wonderful people on my journey.
Question: What has been your funniest moment while working in a chat room?
Answer: This is a difficult question, because there have been so many funny occasions, but the funniest has to be when one of our regular players was giving another user a lesson on how to pamper his wife. She thought the member she was talking to was her husband, who had a similar alias to the player in question. When the player asked her who she thought she was talking to, the lady instantly realised her mistake. Lol.
Question:If you were to give our ladies some advice regarding playing bingo, what would it be?Answer: Enjoy the games, get involved in promotions, pick times to deposit when the depositing bonuses are higher than normal, get to know everything about your bingo home, have fun and play responsibly!
Thanks for listening to me and I hope to see you in the bingo rooms 🙂
Lucky hugs and kisses – Mrs. Bingo!