The Betfair Bingo Ball Scratcher is a simple scratchcard game offered by, well, Betfair Bingo. Unlike some other sites promotions, Betfair has opted for a straightforward scratchcard format for this game. When you log in to the site, you will be presented with a simple scratchcard split into a grid of six squares. To reveal all the symbols you simply need to click a link (no scratching involved) and the aim of the game is to match three identical symbols to win a prize.
What can you win? Free spins and Slingo bonuses.
That’as pretty much it. It really is a very simple offer. But for those of you who want it, here’s some beating around the bush.
Ball Scratcher Prizes
The biggest prizes include 100 Free Spins on and a £10 Slingo Bonus, although smaller prizes are also available. The games for the spins seem to change from time to time but at time of writing they were on 10,001 Nights (see screenshot below where we won 10 free spins):
According to the terms, the chances of winning these top prizes are 1 in 1500 and the chances of winning no prize are 1 in 1.14. Meaning you’re much more likely to get nothing than you are 100 free spins, but it’s free, so it doesn’t hurt to try.
Running the numbers on the odds that means that 87.7% of the time you’ll walk away empty handed, and 12.3% of the time you’ll win something. The max prize of 100 free spins is relatively uncommon (fun fact, if you played every single day you’d expect to win it, on average, once every three years) but there are plenty of smaller prizes that will trickle in.
Assuming you play every single day, this means you can expect some kind of prize (eg: 10 free spins) about once every eight days or so, or roughly 3 to 4 times to month.
How to Play
Playing the Betfair Ball Scratcher game is easy and straightforward. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started for those of you who need hand holding:
- Opt in: Probably the most important step of all. To be eligible you need to opt in to the promotion. To do this, log in to your Betfair account and navigate to the Bingo Ball Scratcher game. Then click “opt in”.
- Launch your free scratchcard: Once opted in you can launch the game to receive your free scratchcard.
- Scratch the Numbers: Click to scratch off the numbers on the virtual bingo card. Each number reveals a hidden symbol or prize.
- Match Symbols or Win Prizes: The objective is to match three identical symbols to win a prize. As you uncover the hidden symbols or prizes, keep an eye out for matching combinations.
- Claim Your Prize: If you’re lucky enough to win, congratulations! The game will automatically credit your account with the prize. You can choose to continue playing or cash out your winnings.
Is the game available on mobile devices?
Yes, Betfair Bingo Ball Scratcher is compatible with most mobile devices, allowing you to play on the go. Simply log in to your Betfair account through your mobile browser or use the Betfair mobile app to access the game.
Can I play for free?
Yes, Betfair Bingo Ball Scratcher is free to play.
How often can I play?
The game is available once per day and refreshes at midnight. So if you want you could play at 11:59 and then double up a minute later with another go.
How much are the free spins worth?
The free spins are worth 10p each. So if you win the top prize of 100 free spins, this is equivalent to £10 worth of spins.
Are there wagering requirements?
Slingo bonuses will need to be wagered once before winnings are withdrawn. Free spins need to be spun to achieve winnings, but there’s not wagering requirements on the proceeds.
What else do I need to know?
Bonuses expire after 24 hours. So once you’ve claimed them, don’t forget to use them.