TERMS AND CONDITIONS

You are supporting a Voluntary Community Organisation

Mullingar Town Band Bingo is run on a voluntary basis by the Bingo fundraising committee of Mullingar Town Band. Our online bingo is run for the enjoyment of players and to generate 25% of income from each bingo session to directly to Mullingar Town Band. There is no intermediary so the remaining 75% of ticket sales income goes to the players at that bingo session. Each night this amount is divided equally across all six games and we declare at the start of each Online Bingo Session the prizes for 1 line, 2 lines and full panel in each of the 6 bingo games.

Membership of our Supporters Club:-

In purchasing bingo sheets on our website you are also signing up to 1 years membership of “Mullingar Town Band Supporters Club” and you will be kept informed of how the band is doing via our regular “Bandlink Newsletter” which will be sent to you by email. We may also update you from time to time of Band matters that we think may be of interest to you.

Important:  CLICK HERE TO READ :- Additional Terms and conditions applicable to those attending in person at our Bingo Hall

Internet and Social Media Competence Requirements

Online bingo requires a level of competence – and you can choose to learn this as you go along or if you are already competent in these areas please forgive us for pointing out the obvious. We know from the first few games – online bingo has brought different generations together to ensure people like me has the support of a “10 year old geek” helping me use the technology while I am happy checking the numbers.

  • You must be comfortable with using Facebook live – or be prepared to learn as you go along – accepting that this is a learning curve – or have someone who has this competence with you during the session.
  • You must be comfortable using facebook comments to call your check – notify the caller of our panel number or give feedback if requested – or have someone with you during the session with this competence

  • If unable to contact via facebook  – your membership of the whatsapp group on the night allows you send this checking information via the whatsapp group for that night – to allow you send a pic of your bingo sheet – when you check, and you must be able to return to facebook live if you have to undertake this on rare occasions.

You are free to choose to do all on a smartphone or have facebook live on a laptop/desktop computer and use your smartphone for whatsapp requirements – or have someone with you during the session who has this competence

  • You are responsible for ensuring your smartphone / laptop/ desktop and internet connection are fully functioning for the duration of the bingo session.

  • We are not responsible if you lose connection to our facebook live or to whatsapp group for whatever reason – other than a failure of our session to remain live on facebook live – due to technical reasons – in which case we will send a message on whatsapp as to postponing the rest of the session or advising recommencing as soon as technical issue is fixed on our end.

  • We reserve the right to move the session ( or the remaining unplayed section of this session) to another date – due to technical faults. You will be notified of same – if you are not available on that new date, you need to advise us by return and a voucher to the value of unplayed games will be issued towards the cost of  purchase a ticket for another online bingo session.

Buying your Bingo Sheets:-

  • Mullingar Bingo facebook –will be the official place to receive updates of when the next Bingo session is open for purchase of tickets and here you will find a link to the online shop.

  • Purchase of tickets for a session is made on Mullingar Town Band website http://mullingartownband.ie and payment is made at the same time. A limited number of tickets for playing in the Bandhall will be available for the next session in the bandhall on a bingo night. Do not arrive in bandhall without prior purchase of tickets and only Tickets issued  for the Bandhall will be valid in the Bandhall. Online tickets are not valid in the bandhall.

  • Please read each session ticket information for times, dates and end times for purchase for delivery/ post/ email – before making a purchase.

  • You are required to “tick” at time of placing your first order – your  confirmation that  you accept all terms, conditions, rules and information contained here. This indicates your agreement to accept these terms and conditions and any future changes to them which are always available on this website. Do not proceed to purchase if you do not agree with any of this content. By clicking to accept –  you are confirming your acceptance of all information, terms, conditions and rules included here.

  • Once you make your payment and it is validated -you will receive an email to the email address supplied by you – confirming your payment and your order.  When you receive your email – you are invited to scan your email to our whatsapp group. Please do this asap – as you will have to register on our whatsapp group each night – in order to a backup for checking if you have any problems on facebook and to register with our caller as a valid participant on the night.  If you fail to do this, you will not be able to take part. If you fail to complete this at least 2.5  hours  before bingo start time – you are choosing not to take part.  Once you do this we will send you a confirmation that you are registered for that bingo session. These requirements should be completed as soon as possible but not later than 2.5  hours of commencement time of the test bingo game in that session.

  • You will be invited to a private group page on Facebook on the day of play, it is your responsibility to join this book and be available either 5 minutes before the first game start time – these details are on on the information when you select and view tickets on our website. Please dont leave this till the last second – in case you have issues connecting. If you do not take up the invitation before this time – the bingo caller will be too busy to let you in to the group, and you will have to wait until the next full game is over for the bingo caller to authorise your entry. So please do so in good time.

  • Number of players will be restricted – based on our teams comfort at managing the numbers playing – as we have limited resources to manage checks at present. We hope in time to be able to increase the number of players per session.

  • . This means when tickets go on sale – they are sold on a first come first served basis and when all tickets are sold – the session is full and no more tickets will be available. Please watch our facebook for information on future sessions.

  • Do not share the private group page you receive your invitation to – with others who are not playing – if more people visit and make comments – it will slow the game down for all players. ( it is ok to let others look over your shoulder – who may want to play for fun). Players who breach this rule, maybe refused participation in future sessions – whether or not the purchase tickets. You accept that if you breach any of our terms, you may be refused participation in future.

    Costs to you, and what you get.

  • Important – we ask you to whatsapp us so you can join the whatsapp group – please ensure the name you use when sending this is the same name as your facebook profile.  So if your facebook name is in Irish or your maiden name –  please use this same information for the whatsapp message you send us – otherwise you may miss out on a check e.g. A check on facebook says Jude Townsend C25 and the whatsapp check sheet comes in with a name Thomas OBrien – we wont know that this will not be treated as a valid check.
  • Ticket prices are shown on our website at time of purchase.

  • You are purchasing  either A) a set of 6   sheets for 6 games of which the six payment games are double sheets. or B) a set of 6 single sheets for 6 games.  

  • You will also have options to purchase Jackpot  Sheets ( for sessions where jackpot game is advertised) 
  • Each of the  6 games have prizemoney for 1 line, 2 lines and 3 lines. The value of this prizemoney at each bingo session is set out at the top of this document.

  • During the purchase process you may have a number of options (depending on how long before the session you make your purchase . Please select the correct ticket for your needs. If you want your ticket emailed to you- select the email ticket, if you want your ticket posted to you select the post ticket and if you want your ticket to be collected in Rochforts select the Rochfort ticket . If you are playing in the Bandhall – you must select a Bandhall ticket ( no other tickets are valid in the Bandhall) – Once you select your ticket then choose the appriate charge for your ticket e.g. Email – no charge for delivery – Rochforts, Bingo Hall and Post -€2 printing and packing charge. 

  • If you choose to have your sheets sent via email – we will send you an email with a pdf of your unique sheets for that particular session. You need to print these out in good time before the session. It is solely your responsibility to print out your bingo sheets in time. It is your responsibility to ensure you have access to a printer that will print each panel clearly and that the codes on the panel can be clearly seen when sent via whatsapp. or the panel number correctly entered on facebook comments ( when requested to do so)   There is no obligation to print out your bingo sheets in colour as each sheet has the colour in words – so readable black and white print is sufficient – or colour if you prefer.

  • If you choose to collect at a nominated Shop – you will receive an email notifying you of the times of collection and a unique code you must quote to the shop when collecting. It is your responsibility to ensure you collect your envelope at the nominated shop during the hours advised in the email.

  • If you choose to have your bingo sheets sent by post, you should order early, we do not accept responsibility for any delays by An Post in getting your sheets to you, or if they deliver to an incorrect address. We strongly recommend ensuring your Eircode is included in your address when ordering your bingo sheets.

How is a winner decided?

  • As soon as you have a check you comment on facebook as follows C(for check) followed by the number you check on e.g. if you check on 25 you comment C25.

  • You will be asked the the caller on the night to enter the panel number – in facebook comments ( bottom left of each individual panel – so only enter the panel number of the panel you are checking on) 

  • As there is a delay of up to 20 seconds between when the caller “calls” and some players actually hear that call – there will be a delay – usually between 10 and 20 seconds after a check is entered on facebook comments. So you may find that 3 or 4 numbers continue to be called after you enter your check on facebook.

  • This is normal – When the caller sees a check, the caller stops and asks if any more checks – when all checks are in – caller checks the order the numbers were called and awards the check  to the oldest number checked on. ( subject to verification).

  • eg called sequence, 84,32,11,77, 44, 32,51,45 and caller stops at 45. If 3 checks come in for say 1 line e.g. C51, C45 and C44 – the winning check is 44 as this number was called before the others – and this is the winning number subject to the verification of the winning sheet via whatsapp.

  • When the caller announces this check – the caller will wait 20 seconds to ensure there are no more checks showing on facebook comments, and if not, caller  indicates we are moving on to the next prize ( 2 lines, full panel or new game as appropriate. That check is now finished and any checks made after that are considered late and will not be valid for that claim. If you have an internet problem and it extends beyond this time limit and when the caller has clearly indicated we have moved on – then your check is invalid ( even if the check number was correct- it is invalid because the time limit has expired). All players must accept this as a condition of playing. This can be unfortunate for some – but the nature of playing online and issues that can arise – require that you accept this as a condition of playing. 

  • It you fail to check on the facebook comment area within the allowed time  or if you fail to confirm panel number  via facebook or whatsapp– then any claim after that time limit by you – are not valid and you exclude yourself from being considered for this check – by so doing – unless the caller authorises this due to technical issues on our end with connecting subject to the any other player awarded this claim accepting to split the claim.   

  • Once a prize is awarded – we move on to the next prize – late checks are not accepted after the caller confirms a valid check  and 20 seconds has passed for any further claims to show on facebook comments for this sessson.

  • If you have made a check and caller has not mentioned you– you should enter again in facebook live comments  -CHECK in cap letters as a reminder to the caller. You will see your check on the facebook comments screen if the check has been received.

  • Do not call us on the whatsapp number – it will not be answered – during sessions this is reserved only for sending photos of checked numbers.

  • Important –  Winning Checks will be reviewed after bingo – and are subject to scrutiny. Our bingo system keeps a record of numbers called and the sequence of these calls. We keep records of all sheets and panel numbers issued to each player – if there is any discrepancy between the panel code for the week, the sheet numbers claimed V the sheet numbers issued and the person to whom the sheets were issued to and the person claiming, or something missed by the caller- or any combination of these  – Mullingar Town Band reserves the right not to make a payment or to withhold a payment or award this game ( or part thereof) to a different player(s) or withdraw the winnings altogether. ( in which case winnings will be donated to Mullingar Town Band.  In this light when the bingo caller calls check or awards a prize to a player  – this prize or award is always awrded subject to verification after the bingo by our scrutineers and their decision  takes precedent over any notification called during the bingo.  It is a condition of playing that you accept these terms which includes the overriding authority of the scrutineers – after a bingo session . This rule is to allow for correction of human error and to ensure there is no unauthorised sheets used during our bingo sessions. 
  • The sheets issued for a specific bingo session  – are not valid to use at any other bingo session.

Privacy and your personal information

  • When you purchase bingo sheets for any of our online bingo sessions, you are also signed up as a member of Mullingar Town Band Bingo Supporters Club – and this membership lasts for a whole year.

  • You agree to your information shared with us will be shared with other players – phone number, facebook name and any other personal details you display during a live game or via whatsapp –  Please do not play if you do not wish this to happen.
  • You agree to the our using information from live games and whatsapp shares – in promoting our bingo or announcing prizewinners. Please do not play if you  do not wish this to happen.
  • The information you provide us either via the purchase of tickets or the information showing on facebook live / comments or whatsapp – is shared with your consent – Outside of sharing information referred to above we will not share information with other  third parties and is only used for the purpose of running the bingo game, promoting it  and communicating with you and other players in relation to our bingo sessions. Winners details will be published.

  • Information relating to players as in their Facebook names and titles and information shared on comments – will be publicly visible to those with access to the facebook live session and your participation in our online games and purchase of tickets is your consent to this information being in the public domain.

  • You will receive information from time to time regarding our bingo or Mullingar Town Band activities via your contact details

  • If you wish to discontinue receiving information please let us know by emailing info@mullingartownband with message “Bingo supporter request to cease contact”.

  • You are required to follow the instructions of the caller at all times, failure to abide these requests will automatically disqualify you from the rest of the session – and if you check – you will not be eligible for the prize money.
  • do not host a facebook watch party   – only one stream is allowed to run during our game – if you do , you automatically disqualify yourself from partication for all prizes during this session and the game will be stopped until you comply – or game wlll be postponed and all members other than you invited to the new location.

Learning Curve

  • To help new players we run occasional free fun binog games – so they can get comfortable before committing to buying bingo sheets.  Message Jane on the bingo mullingar facebook page if you would like to be included in one of these–  Start Times and dates are shown at time of ticket purchase for all bingo sessions

Other Rules

  • All players in games offering prizemoney must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Winnings can be off set against purchase of tickets for future sessions – in the form of a gift voucher , you can use when buying tickets to future session or you can bank your winnings and we will pay out once a month via transfer to bank accounts,.

  • We won’t be sending out payments every week . We will keep a record of winners each week and you can request your balance at any time by messaging the Facebook page.

  • Regular bingo rules will apply, no abusive behaviour or bad conduct will be tolerated, offending players will be banned.

  • Your patience is important there will be gaps for checks and you must facilitate that.

  • We can not be responsible for your poor internet connection or technology issues that are not on our end, if you generally experience bad internet connection and your Facebook freezes on a regular basis we ask that you don’t play.

  • Play will be stopped for valid reasons, if our connection falters or you missed a number please let us know, glitches and kinks will happen.

  • Unfortunately there are no refunds for tickets if you dont show – or can’t connect ( a bit like buying a ticket for a Daniel O’Donnell concert and finding you couldn’t go on the night, or your car broke down and you didnt make it . Sorry – but thats the rule that allows up pay out based on paid entries – and if you dont show- (even if its not intentional) someone else may have been denied the opportunity of taking part.

  • Winners get paid either at end of each month – by bank transfer to nominated account or in the form of vouchers that can be used to buy tickets for future games. You can choose either/or or a combination of both, depending on the value of your winnings. 
  • Important: Winners each night :   – You have three options 1) Bank 2) Vouchers 3) Bank/Voucher combination. For option 1) do nothing it will happen automatically. For option 2) and 3) you need to claim by 10pm on the night after bingo by emailing gnallym@gmail.com or we will assume you have chosen option 1). This is your responsibility. If we dont hear from you within this time limit, your monies are banked until end of month.
  • End of month ” for Banked winners”  – you have 6 days after the last bingo each month  to advise us of where to transfer your winnings.   We plan to pay out not later than the 7th of the next month ( or next banking day if a weekend or bank holiday) – payments are made direct to your nominated bank account. You can also choose to convert to vouchers. Please complete the claim form on the home page of this website – to advise us of where to send your winnings – Do so immediately after the last bingo of the month or any night you win during the month – on this form https://mullingartownband.ie/banked-bingo-claim-form/  . On a weekly basis you can be paid in voucher ( or a mix of vouchers/banked) by claiming on this form on our home page.  https://mullingartownband.ie/bingo-night-winners-bank-or-vouchers/
  • In case of dispute between person who has purchased tickets for any one of our bingo sessions – the maximum liability to Mullingar Town Band will not exceed the amount paid by that purchaser for that particular set of sheets on that night  – plus any associated  postage costs  – or the value of the claim – whichever is less.
  • If for some reason more than one player has the same panel number – you play on – but let us know and we will issue you with a voucher to the value of cost of the set of sheets – or the cost of that jackpot sheet  –  no compensation is paid for shared winnings.  This will happen occasionally and you have to accept this rule
  • A dispute or claim must be made within 24 hours of end of the particular bingo session by facebook messager on the bingo.mullingar facebook page. Your failure to raise the matter within that period of time  automatically exempts you from having a claim processed or considered.
  • We may introduce additional games from time to time and each of these will clearly state the prizes and terms.
  • New game  – Jackpot – starts  with 500 euro jackpot for full panel within 44 calls. Tee rolling jackpot will incease  by 25 euros per bingo session until won. Jackpot starts again at 300 euros.  Prizemoney for 1 2 and 3 lines in this game will be announced before start of this game (which will be paid out if jackkpot not won in 44 calls or less in that bingo session.). We reseve the right increase or decrease prize values based on the number of players.
  • We are volunteers – every member of the bingo team is a volunteer  – under Covid-19 regulations, we are few in number and we take on a lot to ensure the bingo runs smoothly. We do our best, we are human and we do make mistakes. We ask that all players respect that we are volunteers and as part of our terms and conditions you accept that there will be errors  – from time to time – – unintentional on our part – but due to our human frailities – we will make mistakes – We will do our best to rectify these as best we can within these terms and conditions – All we ask is that you show us courtesy and respect in relation to any such matters and where possilbe that you notify us in good time, to help us to help you.
  • Finally if your isolation companions, family or children wish to play along FOR FUN ( they won’t be able to check ) , we suggest you make up your own bingo cards by copying a panel on your sheet and filling in random 15 numbers five on each line so they can play along.

Thanks for your cooperation.

  • Do not purchase a bingo session ticket – if you do not accept the above rules, terms and conditions and guidance advise

LINK TO TICKET SHOP

Above information will be updated from time to time. Please check back from time to time to view current information

Version 1.02 dated 20th April 2020


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