Bingo Player Mark Fridlington

    If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Cheese and tomato sandwiches. Not the most adventurous of foods but at least tomatoes have health benefits, which is fortunate, as they would counteract my excessive dairy product intake!  

    When was the last time you went for a run?

    The nearest I get to going for a run these days, is when I use a ladder! (rung of a ladder....yes, you are correct, Tim Vine - the Master of Puns - has nothing to worry about!)  

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    What's your dream holiday destination and why?

    An around the world cruise. Why settle for one place when you can have the world?  

    What's your favourite bingo site and why?

    Tombola, as it is more than just a bingo site. They also have some fancy graphics, which for some reason, makes losing my money seem more pleasurable!  

    What did you have for breakfast today?

    Beware...I've only gone and had my Weetabix! (Have you noticed, that advertisers don't make catchy and memorable TV ads like they used to years ago?)  

    What made you decide to try online bingo?

    Easier than going out in the cold plus you don't get many northern blokes in the Bingo Hall although it is a good place to meet women!  

    What's your favourite cake?

    Battenberg. I was one of those kids who pulled off the marzipan and kept it till last. Actually, I still do!  

    Have you made any friends playing bingo?

    Sadly, no.  

    What do you think of Team Bingo?

    I think it is a good innovation that encourages more competitive fun. Obviously it has been introduced to increase a player's loyalty to just one site and spend more there, but I can see a potential danger whereby some players may feel socially forced to overspend because they do not wish to let their team down in the table.  

    How often do you play bingo?

    Whenever I get fed up of losing at poker and feel the need to try another form of that's most days! Someone the other day accused me of having a gambling addiction. I said: "Do you want to bet on that?!"  

    What's your least favourite bingo site?

    I best not mention any specific sites but those bingo sites that offer you take a huge bonus only for you to find that you need to "turn" your original deposit and the bonus about 10 times before you can withdraw any winnings.  

    What tips would you give to a new bingo player?

    Read the small print of the website's Terms and Conditions regarding any matched bonus and your withdrawal rights.  

    What makes a good chat host?

    One who listens to the interviewee rather than competing for the attention. One who asks proper questions and not just feeds pre-rehearsed lines so that the interviewee can appear intelligent or funny. One who asks the difficult questions that the audience really want to know the answers to. e.g. What were you really doing on that CCTV footage?  

    What's on your iPod right now?

    Ranges from being stuck in the 80's music-wise with songs from the likes of Belinda Carlisle, Madness, rock classics from Europe and BonJovi to more modern artists such as Caro Emerald and Paloma Faith  

    What do you think of bingo chat games?

    Being a typical man, I have difficult concentrating on more than one thing at time, i.e. the bingo and the chat. However, I do like them because I am quite a fast typer so I have won a few small prizes from general knowledge quizzes that various bingo chat moderators have run.  

    What do you like to do to unwind?

    Go on a long walk, watch the football or play poker..oh, and play bingo of course!  

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