Profile of the Online Bingo PlayerWritten by Jonathan Bentz
“There was a farmer had a dog…" You know rest. For most of us, our first encounter with Bingo is as a farmer’s dog. Bingo’s legacy as a children’s campfire song is undeniable.
As we grew up, so did that dog. Bingo mutated from a song to a game. Five column cards filled with random numbers became essential game of chance. That dog’s name became a shout of victory, filled with joy and satisfaction of beating odds. For several decades, bingo was played in large halls, where hundreds of people played on game cards of cheap cardboard, hoping for big score. Over past decade, game that owns name of a farmer’s dog has made jump from VFW to WWW. Bingo as a song is still tailor-made for young kids at campfire, but game has changed with times and moved online. Bingo has always been one of America’s hidden pastimes. According to IGWB (http://www.igwb.com), an estimated 1.6 billion people attended bingo halls across country in 2003. To put things in perspective, that staggering attendance number is almost more than amount of people who attended movie theaters and bowling alleys, combined. Over past four years, number of bingo sites on internet has increased twenty-one fold, from five in 1999 to 105 in 2003. Free bingo sites definitely seem to be most popular place to get a game going. According to WhichBingo.com (http://www.whichbingo.com), over 45% of bingo sites are free play only. Around 70% of all online bingo sites are either totally free to play, or mostly free with a few premium, pay-to-play games.
Online bingo shows overwhelming popularity here in States. According to Bingo.com (http://www.bingo.com), 90% of online bingo players who use free play sites are North American. Eighty percent of those who played free, online bingo last year were female, according to Bingo.com. Surprisingly, average age of an online bingo player (male or female) was 41, with over 80 percent of those players being between ages of 25 and 55. Somewhat more surprising is low percentage of players over 65. Traditionally, bingo is associated with senior citizens who spend their twilight years hoping for jackpot. However, Bingo.com found that only two percent of free, online bingo gamers are over age of 65.
How I Made Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies In Simple, Super Easy StepsWritten by Kori Puckett
I was sitting there watching one of my favorite tv shows when a cookie craving hit me. As I watched one of main characters take her chocolate chip cookies off baking sheet, I drooled at prospect of some freshly baked cookies.
I wanted something that was easy, quick, and didn't require me to go out and buy ingredients. So I searched Internet, figuring peanut butter cookies would do trick. I was surprised to find a peanut butter cookie recipe that didn't require flour. In fact, it didn't require many ingredients at all.
My curiousity peaked, I tried it out:
Flourless, 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup sugar (or 3/4 cup, if you prefer) 1 large egg 1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
Combine sugar and egg in mixing bowl, stirring until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix thoroughly. Roll into walnut-sized balls.
Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet(s) at least 2" apart. Flatten with tines of a fork, then turn 90 degrees and use fork again t create cross hatches.