How To

HOW TO: Social Profile Features

AstroBingo has introduced a new section next to the Player Profile, called Social Profile. This area allows you to create your own personal profile visible to any friends you make on the site.

Your Social Profile will have the following features:

  • Quick Launch Buttons
  • Player Icon
  • Status Updates
  • Interests
  • Friend Search
  • Pending Friend Requests
  • Friends Location Map
  • Online Players

Quick Launch Buttons

Along the top of the site there are Quick Launch buttons for the following features:

  • Spin to Win Wheel
  • E-Gift options
  • See Friends Online

These buttons will bring you directly to their pages to make your experience on the site even easier!

Player Icon

The new Player Icon can now be modified to your preference! Selecting the + button will allow you to change from the default icon image to one of your own choice. This image will be shown alongside your Alias to other Friends and Players and is a great way to personalize your account!

Status Updates

Enter any Status Update you like! This status comment will only be shown to players that you have accepted as your Friend. But remember, please keep it clean!

Status Feed

Any Status Update that you or your friends enter will be shown on your Status Feed. This Feed will update on your Social Profile, showing you or your friends’ newest comment and how long ago it was entered. Your most recent Friend Status Update will always be shown at the top.

Interests

Select up to 12 pre-defined Interests for your Social Profile. These interests will be displayed to both your Friends and any Players online who may look at your profile before requesting to be your Friend. If you have any suggestions for new Interests, please submit them to support@astrobingo.co.uk

Friend Search

To add Friends to your Social Profile, you will first have to search and find your Friends by Alias. Simply enter in either their full Alias or a portion of it and submit.

This will bring up a Players screen where you can find and Request a Friend. There may be a scroll bar offered between the Players and Featured Games sections to see the full list of players returned by your search. To make the Request, click on the REQUEST + button. The REQUEST + button will turn GREEN when the request has been submitted.

Please note that Players will not appear in this list if you have previously made a request and it’s waiting to be accepted.

You may also Request a Friend by selecting REQUEST + on a Player’s Social Profile screen, after selecting and viewing them from your Online Players section in the Social Profile tab.

Pending Friend Requests

There are two areas where you will be notified that there are Pending Friend Requests. The first is on the Social Profile tab, on the very right corner in RED. The second is the person icon between your Icon and Status Update on the Social Profile window. These areas will show the number of Pending Friend Requests.

Selecting the Pending Friend Request icon, on the Social Profile tab, will bring up your Friend Requests screen. Here you have the choice to APPROVE or DECLINE the request. You can select the Player Icon to view their profile first before deciding to approve or decline.

If you choose to APPROVE the Player, then you will see the APPROVE button turn GREEN. Now this Friend will appear in your Status Update Feed and on your Friends Location map. You will also now appear on theirs.

If you choose to DECLINE the Player, then you will see the DECLINE button turn RED. This player will not be able to search and request you as a Friend again. If you want to request this Player at a later date, you will still have the ability to search and request them as a Friend.

Friends

This section will show you the number of Friends you have, who they are and if they are currently online.

Each Friend will show a green ONLINE if they are currently logged in to AstroBingo. Plus you will see their player Icon and Alias. If their Alias is long, then you can hover over their image to see their full Alias displayed.

Clicking on the Friend’s Icon will bring up their Social Profile for you to view.

From this Profile, again, you can see their Status, Interests and Friends. Plus now you can send them a gift using our quick button for E-GIFT. This will bring you to the E-GIFT menu which will pre-populate the page with your Friend’s Alias.

You can also see if and where your Friend is playing Bingo. You can see the Bingo Room Name plus there is an easy quick launch button that loads the bingo game for you.

Friends Location Map

On your Social Profile tab, by default you will see your location on the Friends Location map. To view this map, simply click anywhere on the map and a new screen will expand the image.

To zoom in and out of locations, use your mouse scroll button. To move around the map, hold down your mouse button and change positions.

Your Friends locations will be marked with a Person icon. Clicking this icon will show you all your Friends within that city. Please note that only your City will be shown to other players, along with your Friend’s cities shown to you. This is taken from your Player Profile on registration.

Online Players

This section lists all Players currently playing on AstroBingo. Selecting one of the Player Icons will bring up their Social Profile screen for you to review and possibly Request to be a Friend. Here you see their Icon, Alias, Location, Interests, and their Friends.

You can see if you have any Mutual friends with this player, by looking at their Friends list. A MUTUAL image will appear along the bottom of their icon.

Bingo Lobby

In our newly redesigned bingo lobby, you’ll now see a section for Friends Online. Hovering over the FRIENDS ONLINE field will show you which of your Friend’s are playing in that Bingo Room. You can see their Player Alias and Icon. You may also launch their Social Profile from here.

How To: Refer A Friend

AstroBingo offers an excellent Player Referral Bonus. Invite a friend to become a AstroBingo member. They must register using your account alias as their reference. Thereafter, you will earn a 15% bonus on each of their deposits for 180 days. In order to receive referral monies you must have deposited to your own account within the past 30 days. Relatives and members of the same household may not refer each other.

It's easy to Refer a Friend at AstroBingo from our referral form.

Choose the My Account button and select REFER A FRIEND from the left menu.

All you need to do is fill in your friend's First Name and Email and an email will be sent to your friend asking to join you! The email will contain a link for them to register and your User Alias will be automatically entered for them under Referring Player.

How To: Use the e-Gift Feature

You may use the cash in your account to gift another player, who will receive the equivalent amount in bonus!

Choose the My Account button and select E-GIFT from the left menu.

Have the precise spelling of your friend's alias handy to enter in the first two fields:

  • Friend's Username:
  • Confirm your friend's Username/Alias:
  • Amount of cash to transfer:
  • Notes:

Enter the amount of the cash gift you wish to send.

You may then add a brief note which may be seen by your friend in their transaction report.

How To: Use the Bonus Exchange Feature

We offer players the option to exchange their bonus into cash at an exchange rate of 10%. If you have less than £1 cash in your account and have no pending withdrawals you may opt to exchange your bonus into cash. Please note this transaction is irreversible.

Choose the MY ACCOUNT button and then select the BONUS EXCHANGE menu option on the left.

You will see your total amount of Bonus available to exchange in the Bonus Balance field.

You will see your current Bonus Exchange rate listed below.

Enter in the amount of Bonus you would like to convert to Cash. By default you will see your Total Bonus Balance in this field.

You will be able to PREVIEW the exchange before the transaction goes through.

You will be asked to confirm the Bonus money you want to debit and see the resulting Cash balance. To complete the transaction, simply click on the CONVERT button.

You can see the debit to your Bonus balance and credit to your Cash balance in your TRANSACTION report.

How To: Close Your Account

We offer two options for closing your account:

Temporary Self- Exclusion: If you wish to close your account for a short period of time, go to My Account and choose "Close Account." You will be asked to select an exclusion timeframe. Please note, at the end of this time you must contact our Help Desk; http://www.astrobingo.co.uk/support/openticket, as accounts under temporary exclusion do not reopen automatically when the specified time is up.

Permanent Self- Exclusion: If you wish to permanently close your account, go to My Account and choose "Close Account". If there are any funds remaining in your account this will automatically generate a withdrawal request. If the withdrawal amount is under £1.00 we will donate the amount to charity. If you wish to reopen your account in the future you will need to contact customer support by email to: support@astrobingo.co.uk

How To: Use Deposit Promo Codes

First select the DEPOSIT button to start your deposit process.

Under the amount you select to deposit, there is a field called PROMOTION CODE.

You will need to enter the code exactly as you read it, otherwise the code will not award you the bonus value.

Once your deposit has been completed and approved, you may see your bonus value in the TRANSACTION report.

HOW TO: Buy from the AstroBingo Shop

AstroBingo has introduced a new merchandise shop with all of your favourite swag!

Quick Launch Buttons

Along the top of the site there are Quick Launch buttons for the following features:

  • Spin to Win Wheel
  • AstroBingo Shop
  • See Friends Online

These buttons will bring you directly to their pages to make your experience on the site even easier!

Items for Purchase

You can see all the items available to buy right as you select the Shop option. For each item you can see the Cash cost, an image and options to BUY for yourself or BUY AS GIFT for any of your friends within your social profile.

You will need to enter the code exactly as you read it, otherwise the code will not award you the bonus value.

Once your deposit has been completed and approved, you may see your bonus value in the TRANSACTION report.

BUY for Yourself

Selecting the BUY button will bring up the purchase confirmation screen for you to verify using your Cash or Bonus to buy the item.

Here you will see the item name, image, Cash Cost, Bonus Cost and options to select which type of funds you want to use for purchase. Please note that the Bonus Cost of items is always five times the Cash value.

If you do not have enough funds for a purchase option, it will not be available to you.

Once you submit the BUY NOW button, the amount will be immediately debited from the appropriate Cash or Bonus account.

You will also receive an email confirmation, to the email associated to your profile, with your order number and item information.

All items purchased will be mailed within 2 weeks to the mailing address on file with your profile.


BUY for a Friend

Selecting the BUY AS GIFT button will bring up the Choose a Friend screen with a list of all your friends within your Social Profile.

Selecting the GIFT TO FRIEND button will bring up the purchase confirmation screen for you to verify using your Cash or Bonus to buy the item.

Here you will see your friend’s Alias, the item name, image, Cash Cost, Bonus Cost and options to select which type of funds you want to use for purchase. Please note that the Bonus Cost of items is always five times the Cash value.

You can also type in a personal message that will be emailed to your friend.

If you do not have enough funds for a purchase option, it will not be available to you.

Once you submit the BUY NOW button, the amount will be immediately debited from the appropriate Cash or Bonus account.

You will also receive an email confirmation, to the email associated to your profile, with your order number and item information. Your friend will receive an email telling them a gif has been purchased for them from you, with your personal message.

All items purchased will be mailed within 2 weeks to the mailing address on file with friend’s profile.

How To: Match5 Bingo

What is Match5 Bingo?

Match5 is a great new style of bingo where players match numbered patterns on their cards to win!

Each game of Match5 features four different patterns. These can be anything from the 4 suits in a deck of cards, to 4 themed patterns!

Each of the 4 patterns has 13 values associated to it, like a deck of cards, Ace (A), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack (J), Queen (Q) and King (K)!

This means that Match5 runs a bit quicker than most Bingo games with a total of 52 calls possible in each round.

How do you play?

Match5 is not all that different from regular bingo in that you follow three simple steps:

  1. Select and purchase your card
  2. Fill you card
  3. SHOUT BINGO!

There are however a few differences to make this game unique!

First, as the name suggests, your card will only feature 5 squares to daub. These 5 squares can be a mix of any pattern or number value.

The object of the game is to fill your card! Unlike 75 or 90 ball bingo games which have different lines and patterns available, Match5 is full house wins ONLY.

Finally, to have a card square filled both the Pattern and the Number Value MUST match the call! If you see a 7 of Diamonds, your 7 of clubs stays un-daubed.

If you’re the first player to match up all 5 patterns on your card, YOU WIN!