Bingo in Philippines
Bingo is a very popular game in the Philippines. The game is played a bit differently there than in most countries. Instead of bingo balls, numbers are found on small chips. These chips are drawn from bottle-shaped baskets. Patterns are determined before the game, and winners get prizes when they complete the special pattern.
A special twist is sometimes added to bingo games in Philippines. Instead of calling the numbers directly, the caller will say a witty or humorous phrase that players know is associated with a particular number. The game is played in large, modern halls with electric boards showing the winning pattern and the numbers that have been called. There are nearly 200 dedicated bingo halls across the Philippines today, and all are run by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), which is a government-controlled gambling monopoly. All but one of the country’s PAGCOR casinos also hold regular and big-pot bingo games.
PAGCOR also assists Filippinos in setting up charitable bingo events by renting out equipment and conducting the games.
Online Bingo in Philippines
Several operators in the Cagayan Freeport area have been licensed to offer online bingo, but PACGOR does not offer any bingo or bingo-style games on their Filipino online casino website.
Instead, players in Philippines interested in playing online bingo need to join foreign sites that are hosted in other countries. There are hundreds of bingo sites on the internet, and most are in English or other major languages. Not all of these sites will accept players from the Philippines, but many do. They provide a great way for Filipinos to enjoy playing real-money online bingo games.