If your husband or boyfriend has suddenly started sprouting dodgy facial hair in the last week or two, then the chances are they're taking part in Movember. This annual event aims to raise awareness as well as vital funds for men’s health, specifically for testicular and prostate cancer. Each “Mo Bro” has the entire month of November to grow their best moustache, and many online bingo sites are helping to support the campaign by holding Movember-themed promotions of their own. That means that even the girls can get involved too, so let’s look at where you can play, whilst helping to raise money for this good cause.
Firstly, the newly-launched BGO Bingo (previously XBingo) is encouraging players to take part in their big Movember jackpot game, where there’s £1,000 up for grabs, and for every player who takes part, they'll donate £1 to Cancer Research.
It’s no surprise that Costa is joining in the fun too, and they’ll be holding a special free game to celebrate their mascot, Sunny’s, temporary tash. Members can help to increase the jackpot size by buying cards for any game during the month; the more million cards that are sold, the bigger Costa will make the jackpot. On top of a very tempting prize fund for people to play for, they’ll also be matching the final jackpot amount, and donating it to the Institute of Cancer Research.
The UK’s ever-popular, Jackpotjoy, want you to vote for your favourite moustache via their website. After you’ve cast your vote, spend £15 on any bingo game, or £30 on slots, minis or casino games, and you’ll receive a share of £20,000 cash. In addition, the site will be donating £1 to the Movember Foundation for every qualifying player who enters the promotion.
Currently, these seem to be the only online sites which are holding Movember-themed promotions, but if you think we've missed any, please do let us know.
Have you taken part in any of these promos this month? If so, what do you think of them? Do you think that more online bingo sites should’ve taken the opportunity to get involved, and raise cash and awareness for cancer research? Do you think that the amounts of money they’re pledging are enough, or do you reckon they can afford to give a higher share to charities? Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment via the field below.