Bingo Adventure in The Philippines
List of Places Where You Can Play Bingo
The Philippines is often overshadowed by Singapore and Macau when it comes to gambling, but do you know that this lovely archipelago has more than 200 bingo halls? No wonder many online bingo companies are starting to eye this country because it already has a stable market for this game. Even hotel and recreation firms such as Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC) have plans of expanding their bingo facilities in the Philippines. LRWC is set to open a megacasino worth 1.3 billion US dollars (or approximately 841,696,700 British pounds) in 2014. In a recent interview with the president of LRWC, Reynaldo Bantug, he said that “We also have growth in core projects like the bingo boutique. LRWC, which will roll out more bingo boutiques, is enjoying brisk revenues from its electronic bingo machines.”
Looks like we can expect more bingo action happening in the Philippines for the following years. What makes bingo appealing to the masses is its low stakes because bingo cards can be bought per piece in certain bingo halls. This traditional game is also very accessible especially with the arrival of many online bingo websites. Do you know that as of 2011, there are more than 30 million people in the Philippines that uses the internet? Imagine how many of those play at Cheekybingo.com and other reputable bingo sites. According to Statcounter Global Stats, 52% of Filipinos have a computer with a high-speed internet connection right in their own homes. Those who don’t have any internet at home can find an internet café in almost every corner of Metro Manila.
For serious bingo players, there are several venues where you can play this game. Here are some of my top picks:
Bingo Fiestas at Casino Filipino Hyatt
For a different setting, attend the Bingo Fiestas at Casino Filipino Hyatt in Manila. This 5-star hotel is known for giving away huge rewards so make sure to purchase a ticket for their bingo games in advance. Their jackpot prizes range from a brand new car to one million Philippine pesos (or 14,802 British pounds).
Fun Bingo at Resorts World Manila
You can win as much as 100,000 Philippine pesos or approximately 1,480 British pounds daily at Resorts World Manila. Aside from huge cash prizes, you can also take home cool prizes like movie passes at the Newport Cinemas, iPod Nano, and gift certificates. Fun Bingo is held at Bar 360 and there are four bingo sessions each day.
List of Places Where You Can Play Bingo by Iain Purdie, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.