WIN £1k on footie predictions thanks to new bingo game

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The new Match Bingo app - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Bag yourself £1,000 in cash courtesy of a brand-new bingo game exclusively on offer to Evening News readers. 

The first of its kind, Match Bingo sees footie fans make their predictions before kick-off in an app-based bingo card.  

Competitors’ guesses are then stamped off a game card as the live match unfolds.  

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley.Byline: Sonya Duncan

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley. Byline: Sonya Duncan

And ahead of the Canaries’ clash with Aston Villa this weekend, players are being offered to have a go for FREE, and take home £1,000 in cash at the end of the season. 

Each bingo competitor will be offered five free game cards via a link exclusively found on the Evening News+ app.  

Will Buckley, founder and chief executive of Norwich-based Match Bingo, dreamt up the idea while listening to football on the radio.  

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

He explained: "All I could hear were things like: 'Corner to city', 'Goal kick to United', 'Goal to city'. 

"All these events were happening in a random order - which is fundamental to the game of bingo. 

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"People also carry phones around all the time as well which, conveniently, are the right shape for bingo sheets." 

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Players who download the app for Norwich City vs Aston Villa this weekend will find a three by five bingo card.  

Each line includes two events – like a penalty – which is triggered by each club. 

A further neutral bet – like a red card – can be triggered by either team.

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

All events on the bingo card are team-related as opposed to player specific so people who may know the ins and outs of the beautiful game can still enjoy the fun. 

Will added: "For each game, players can win either £10, £20 or £50 depending on the lines cleared. 

"However throughout the season we will have a leader board for those who have got the quickest full house and the winner at the end of the season will win £1,000. 

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley.
Byline: Sonya Duncan

The new Match Bingo app with its creator Will Buckley. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

"The more people who play the more likely it is for someone to win." 

Bingo cards cost £1 each, with players being able to buy maximum of five, and a significant amount of the proceeds going to the East Anglia Air Ambulance charity. 

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