When it comes to bingo, players are in it more for the fun and the social aspect associated with this game, again winning cash is a welcome bonus. However, Barbados Bingo has been known to have its quirks and some prizes range from holidays, which are relatively normal, to the completely strange and unexpected.
Bingo nights in pubs are pretty standard and they help boost visitor numbers. The venue can choose the prizes it wishes to give away and these are not always cash prizes either. Pub bingo nights can help increase revenue and they make for an entertaining night out.
One New Yorker who strayed far from their city comfort zone and ventured into the great American countryside ended up with a cow as the star prize thanks to a win at a bingo event at an independent country pub. This was probably one of those rare moments when a bingo player wished they hadn’t walked off with the big one. This bingo player had won herself a milking cow that would be useful to a farmer, but pretty problematic to a New Yorker. For once, the runner up prizes that included TVs, phones and other gadgets sounded far more appealing.
Ann summers is a popular brand with adults, but not one associated with the game of bingo. However, over a decade ago, Ann Summers entered the world of bingo with their own unique take on the game. This adult only form of bingo involved saucy user names, sexy bingo callers and prizes made up of products that were sold in Ann Summers stores. This brand of bingo was not surprisingly aimed mostly at a female audience and was a success with a certain female age group. The prizes consisted of items that would normally be sent out in discreet packaging.
Other Strange Prizes
With so many bingo sites competing with each other across the world, it comes as no surprise that some sites try something a little different when it comes to prizes. Experimenting with some unusual alternative prizes can be a little risky and anything from DVDs, chocolates, clothes, mugs and even stress balls, have been awarded to bingo players, some have even received picnic hampers. This is probably an okay prize to win, but most players would like a generous cash sum as the top prize and these stranger rewards would work best as runner up prizes.
Cash has been the main prize throughout the history of bingo and punters have more options when they win cash prizes, as they can spend it on whatever takes their fancy. This is why winning a cow, that is a milking cow or not, will not be catching on at a bingo hall or bingo site, any day soon. Thankfully, cash is still number one.