Columnists,Amra Yooseph,Main Slider,Top Story l by Amra Yooseph l 3 Nov 2022     - 25

Answer quick, Win big with Bingo!


These are trying times and we are all out here looking for ways to make a quick extra buck whether it’s through a freelance gig, a startup business or an online giveaway. Unfortunately, these versatile options can be time consuming, not worth the hassle or even have an unnecessary catch to it. Now imagine this. A game released with the sole intention of creating a fun way to win money. That’s what Bingo! is all about.

Mr Bingo is the official face of Bingo! and he’s here to answer a few questions we had lined up.

What’s Bingo! you ask? Here’s A brief intro to what Bingo! is all about for those that don’t know
Bingo is Sri Lanka’s fun-nest online giveaway with plenty of cash prizes up for grabs! In order to win, gamers have to participate in our challenges or answer our visual puzzles correctly before anyone else does. The whole experience is free to play and hosted entirely on social media so it's easily accessible for everyone. 

How do you play? 

Step 01 - Check out the challenge as soon as it’s posted on our Instagram or Facebook pages. 

Step 02 - Complete the challenge or submit the right answer before someone else does. 

Step 03 - The first person to answer correctly WINS the cash prize 

How did the concept behind Bingo! come about? 

Giveaways have been garnering its round of popularity over the years and businesses have turned towards social media contests to build brand engagement and reach an increasingly digitally conscious consumer. With this in mind we wanted to bring a novel giveaway experience to Sri Lanka with entertaining puzzles and challenges with cash prizes as rewards. 

When the economic crisis hit, we thought it was the perfect time to launch,  so we could directly help everyday Sri Lankans financially and also provide a bit of relief through light hearted games and entertainment. 

What’s in store for Bingo! participants? 

A chance to win a cash prize of up to Rs 10,000 per challenge or vouchers to some of the hottest retail stores and experiences in the country! 

It's also not only entertaining and fun to play, but also aims to sharpen the player’s focus and eye for detail through interactive games. Solving puzzles are known to reinforce improved memory, mental speed and thought processes. Moreover, interactive games enable creative problem-solving and are scientifically proven to delay symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Convinced much? Bingo! is not just your everyday escape into a fun distraction, but also your supporting hand that keeps your brain power in check!

One success that Bingo! has faced so far? 

Success: We've successfully given out Rs. 100,000 in prizes in just 2 months! 

How do you decide which puzzles the contestants are in for next? 

We spend a lot of time researching interesting puzzles and visual challenges either online or in books and re-create these, so they adapt to a local audience. It's a very time consuming process as we don't want to keep doing the same challenges or else the experience will become stale and boring. However, we also need to find challenges that everyone can understand, so it's definitely a balance that we're still trying to get right.

For this month, we're shifting more towards challenges, where we'll be asking contestants to submit pics or videos of them completing the challenge to win and so we're super excited to see how the response will be! 

We can't give away too much information just yet, so you'll have to wait and see what we have in store! 

What has been your takeaway from introducing Bingo! to Social Media platforms so far? 

Building trust and credibility is essential for a platform like this to succeed and gaining this trust does not happen overnight. There are so many scams on social media these days and we found that a lot of people were initially hesitant to play Bingo as the experience seemed "too good to be true." However, we've spent a lot of time and effort building a rapport with our players and now people see that Bingo is a legitimate experience that can be enjoyed safely. 

Does a previous winner have a chance of rewinning the next game? 

Yes, they can! 

What would you say are the rule breakers of the Bingo! experience? 

1) Submitting dangerous or physically / verbally abusive content to us in response to one of our challenges will get you blocked immediately. 

2.) Trolling

3.) Spamming 

If this has peaked your interest and you would also like to get winning, follow their pages to stay up to date and take home the next cash prize!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WinMoreWithBingo/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bingo.sl/ 

Website: https://bingo.lk/ 

Don’t forget, it’s not just fun and games, it’s money too!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amra Yooseph

Amra is a full time sustainability auditor who makes time to follow her passion in journalism as a part time writer and presenter. Something she loves doing is meeting people and learning what their outlook on a given situation is. She also happens to be a big foodie and is always down for a good meal.

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