- How to Protect your Bingo Hall from Online Scammers
Scammers are everywhere and on every market. Although some scam types are harder to prevent than others, there are some actions you can take to avoid that and BingoMeNow!!™ is ready to help you. Our system offers advanced reporting and user blocking that will help you keep your bingo safe and your charity funded.
Protection Against Credit Card Chargeback Scams
When dealing with online sales, the most common scam is the Chargeback Scam. This type of fraud involves purchasing good and services online and then filing a complaint with the credit card issuer stating that the customer never received their goods, or they were defective.
Credit card companies will open a chargeback dispute and demand proof from the hall that the good were received. To help dissuade players from trying this scam, we recommend you have your players sign a printed receipt when picking up their orders. You can then use this receipt as proof of delivery with your payment processor.
BingoMeNow!!™ also offers full order receipt flexibility. Any Hall Manager can customize the receipt display template and add relevant information, such as terms and conditions and fraud warnings, as well as a signature line. Fraud warnings can be an effective method to stop players from initiating chargebacks.
As an extra security step managers should demand that the card used to make the purchase is presented and take note of the 4 last digits.
Block New Users from Purchasing
It is possible to block new accounts from purchasing at a hall. Any new accounts created will be on hold until validated by a manager. Once cleared these accounts can purchase without any issues.
Don’t Allow Unknown Users to Pay in Advance
By using groups and access restrictions available to you on BingoMeNow!!™ it is possible to block new users from purchasing until they are validated in-hall. The hall manager has full access to the backend configuration and the power to allow – or to block – customer from paying online.
These customers will be allowed to reserve seats and will be requested to complete transaction in-house. Acting this way creates a mild level of friction and allows hall manager / workers to get to know clients. If there are scammers in your area they’ll most likely not show up at all.
Alternatively it is also possible to limit what can be purchased by unknown users.
Finally if you are sure there are some bad people lurking around you can take note of their usernames (emails) and block users from even looking at your hall’s menu. This can be done with a warning to said users or with no warning. They’ll just think something is wrong.
- Cashless Payment for Casino and Bingo is Becoming Mainstream
Based on ‘Cashless-payment systems, still evolving, poised to become more prominent in casinos’ article from CDC Gaming Reports.https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/cashless-payment-systems-still-evolving-poised-to-become-more-prominent-in-casinos/
Technology and innovation are a standard in many areas of customers’ daily lives. From your local organic produce shop to big retail stores, from e-toll payment systems to going to the movies. Everything can be paid with electronic transactions.
What about Bingo? Not everywhere. Why?
According to Sightline Payments Co-CEO Omer Sattar, it’s “the billion-dollar question” in the gaming industry today. Starbucks started cashless with 50 stores before expanding to its properties across the country, Sattar sees a similar pattern happening in the gaming industry.
BingoMeNow!!™ is a cashless ready system that will allow bingo and casino customers to buy ahead of time, reserve seats and use their mobile phones to acquire games and amenities all without ever opening their wallets.
The brilliance of BingoMeNow!!™ relies on the user experience design. The app will not touch neither user’s or operator’s money, instead it facilitates the transactions based on pre-existing licences for offline card use. This is by far the easiest way to start a cashless operation for any bingo hall.
The U.S. consumer averaged 68 payments per month in 2020, the same rate as in 2019. Of that total, debit cards accounted for about 28 payments and credit cards were used for 18. The other 14 were made with cash.Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
And in a survey published by McKinsey & Company in October 2021, 82% of American said they used some form of digital payments – defined as “browser-based or in-app online purchases, in-store checkout using a mobile phone and/or QR code, and person-to-person (P2P) payments” – in the past year.
Cashless payment is not the only newcomer in town. Advanced reservations systems will allow smaller operators such as charities and small bingos to sell ahead of time and release some of the pressure on their games.
This can be particularly useful for charities as statistics show an increase in in-venue purchasing of up to 20% after the initial buy-in has been dealt with a few days earlier.
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- French casino announces drive and play format
From G3 News Wire – read the original article
Drive-In is not something new in the U.S., but the French may have added a bit of refinement to the business.
The La Grande Motte Casino will start, by January, 2021, to allow customers to arrive by car, park nearby unique access tents filled with slot-machines and other typical casino games. An interesting solution for an ongoing problem: keeping players safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Here in the US there initiatives like that have been helping charities keep their fundings coming through Drive-In Bingo. Although we don’t claim to have invented the thing, here at BingoMeNow!!™ we are proud to have helped quite a few bingos to keep playing despite the Health Department safety regulations.
BingoMeNow!!™ can help charities organize drive-in format bingo games with our unique, player focused, Bingo ordering App.
Here’s a brief description of how a drive-in Bingo works:
- Start with BingoMeNow!!™
- Bingo Halls / Charities sign in with BingoMeNow!!™ for free
- Our support staff will help setup the Bingo in the App
- Bingo Hall signs in to a payment processor (if Bingo Hall does not have one, we got that covered)
- Players purchase
- Players are shown to download the App
- Players order their Bingo packages, paper and even electronics online
- Players pay in advance with either Credit or Debit cards
- Run the game
- Players arrive at the hall and get their pre-packaged games in the entrance
- The Hall / Charity runs the game via Google Meets, Facebook Live, Youtube or Zoom broadcasts
- Players will play in their cars and honk when they Bingo!
If you’re interested in running drive-in Bingo on your local Bingo Hall, please contact us.
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- COVID pushes cashless payment technology forward
Credit and debit cards have been around for a while now, but today’s market encompass so many options it may be hard to find the best one.
With major tech giants like Apple and Google dominating the mobile phones market and introducing their own virtual wallet systems users can no longer be indifferent to the ease of use and flexibility of cashless payment systems.
Bingos are no different. Any location that features a cashless payment system for Bingo gains immediate advantage over its competitors.
This month’s issue of Casino Journal features a panorama of the cashless options for the gambling industry. Read the full article here. Or continue down to understand how can charity related Bingo turn cashless.
BingoMeNow!!™ is a mobile app designed to connect players to their favorite Bingo locations. But it does so much more!
While targeted at players, the BingoMeNow!!™ App offers bingo locations a full set of features to help them increase their business without ever stepping outside of their comfort zone.
In order to implement a cashless payment system for Bingo R66 Solutions, the company behind BingoMeNow!!™ is ready with several solutions for an easy and seamless transition.
If you’re a Bingo Manager or member of a Charity that does fundraising through Bingo, contact us now and step into the future with our help.
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