Firstly what is bingo raiding? Bingo raiding is a term used by online bingo players that define buying bingo cards in more than one room at once. A player who does this would usually be labelled as a raider which begs the second question why is bingo raiding frowned upon at one online bingo site but not others? To the best of my knowledge there is only one internet bingo site that carries a no bingo raiding rule and that is Think Bingo.
Sometimes you can enter an online bingo chat room and see the bingo players talking about bingo raiding as if it were the crime of the century although the site in question does not carry a no bingo raiding policy. Why would an internet bingo site try and stop its players from buying bingo tickets in more than one room at once? It doesn’t make good business sense to my mind. The more tickets a player buys surely the better the profit?
Having said that it would appear that the no raiding policy at Think Bingo is something that makes the site unique and the bingo forum community over at the Think Forum really seem to be all for it.
A no bingo raiding policy has its benefits for bingo players but I also find it difficult to grasp how an internet bingo site might be able to police bingo raiding. A benefit or plus point for players is the people who don’t have a huge bingo budget know then that they are playing against what they consider to be “fair” players; players who like themselves are just buying bingo tickets in just one room.
Personally though I have no issue with a player who wants to play maximum tickets in every room available at an internet bingo site; bingo after all is a game of luck rather than a game like Poker where there is an element of skill and judgement involved as well as luck. It only ever takes one ticket to win a bingo game so by raiding you are only increasing your chances not guaranteeing a win.
Think Bingo have a no raiding policy and I contacted the site directly to ask them about the policy. These are the questioned that were posed via their web contact form and the responses received from internet bingo site Think Bingo:-
Is it true you have an anti raiding policy at Think Bingo?
How do you police this?
Players email in with room details and time if they think a fellow player is raiding. We then investigate.
If a player is caught raiding how do you deal with that player?
Speak to them and ask to stop.
If a player is continually caught raiding at Think Bingo how would you deal with it?
Other than on the forum how are players made aware of the anti raiding policy at Think Bingo?
Conversations within the bingo chat room kick off as soon as anyone is suspected of raiding.
The question then is should bingo raiding be allowed or would you rather see the Think Bingo ethos being introduced across many other internet bingo sites?