I used to love playing a bit of bingo. The husband and I regularly went to our local bingo hall with a few friends and found it really fun and enjoyable, whether we won (which we did some times) or not. The atmosphere was great and there was always a camaraderie among players even though you were technically playing against each other. Since children are not allowed in bingo halls, it was one of the many things that slipped once Harry was born.
So, I took to playing bingo online once Harry was in bed. I would sign up to whichever site was running an offer and play along. Most, if not all the sites that I play on have many games to choose from, each with their own on-line chat room, which I find hard to keep up with.
When I was invited to play a new game called Millionaire Genie on 888ladies.com I accepted the offer as I am always up for trying new games and who could resist the opportunity to win £450,000, certainly not me!
Millionaire Genie has, as the title might suggest, an Arabian nights theme and I was given £5 credit to try this game and give my opinion on it. Whilst 88ladies.com is marketed as an on-line bingo site, Millionaire Genie itself is a slot machine style game.
Aside from knowing that I needed to get 3 or more scatter symbols (that is the close up of the Genie) to trigger free spins or 3 or more pictures of the girl with scarf to trigger bonus game, I really didn't understand what I needed to do. So I summoned the husband to have a go since he has enjoyed slot machines before but he couldn't seem to really figure it out either. Unlike regular slot machines you might see in your local pub or bingo hall, this does not have a hold button, so each time you spin, all of the wheels spin.
When you get a match, a gold line appears to show you.
Of course, you can win multiple times on the same spin and you are shown how.
The most I won was £2.00 which, whilst not a huge amount, was nice. In typical fashion and doing exactly what the game tries to do, I decided to play on.
The jackpot which the genie is sitting on is awarded at random thereby meaning the more you play the game, the better chance you have of winning the jackpot and you can bet from as little as 1 pence per payline. You can also choose the autoplay option and enable up to 75 spins at a time for you.
I must admit, I wasn't too sure about this game and it did take a little getting used to. By the time I had even the slightest idea of what I was doing, my initial £5.00 had disappeared, although I was starting to get to grips with it near the end and found that I was beginning to enjoy the game. Despite beginning to enjoy Millionaire Genie, I think more regular bingo style games are for me!
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Disclosure: I was given £5 credit for the purposes of this review and compensated for my time. All words and opinions are my own.