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How To Play CatchUp CoverAll


Quick Rules With Screenshots 

CatchUp CoverAll is a blackout bingo game. To win CatchUp CoverAll, you must completely match the pattern on any one card and then click the "Bingo" button. Gold balls are worth bonus GV Rewards. (What are GV Rewards?)

At the start of each round, you have the chance to pick a pair of "Flip Flop" numbers for a special chat game and a Lucky Ball that could win you 2000 GVs (see full rules below). If you enter the current game late, you won't be able to make picks for that game. However, you will before the next game begins.





How to play CatchUp CoverAll?



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How to Enter and Play

To enter the Promotion, log on to Gamesville at http://www.gamesville.com and follow the directions set forth in the registration area. You will be asked to provide your name, address, email address, and date of birth and other information. Once you have completed the online registration process, you can play any Gamesville Game. After you have registered as a Gamesville Member, to play any Gamesville Game visit http://www.gamesville.com, sign-in and click on your selection.

  • To win CatchUp CoverAll, check off all the numbers on any one of the three bingo cards provided, then click the "Bingo!" button.
  • The first valid claim wins. To be valid, all numbers checked off on your cards must correspond to the numbered balls shown on the bingo board.
  • Use your mouse to check off numbers on your bingo cards. When you click a number on a bingo card, it will display a daub mark to show it has been checked. You can remove the daub mark by clicking the square a second time.
  • When the game begins, several balls have already been called--so Catch Up!
  • One new bingo ball is available and automatically displayed every seven seconds.
  • The game ends after 62 bingo balls have been dropped, whether or not there is a winner.
  • The odds of winning depend upon the number of individuals participating.
  • When a CatchUp CoverAll game ends, it is followed by a brief intermission, then a new game begins.
  • CatchUp CoverAll runs around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Bonus "Lucky Ball" Prize

CatchUp CoverAll includes an optional bonus game called "Lucky Ball" that can be played alongside the main game. In the moments before each game begins, you are presented with a grid of nine bingo balls (B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B-7, B-8, B-9). To play, select one of the numbers by clicking on it and then click the submit button. You can see your Lucky Ball on the screen during the game, but cannot change your Lucky Ball mid-game, only before each game starts. NOTE: If you enter during an intermission, or after the current game has begun, you may not be eligible to play Lucky Ball. When someone wins the jackpot prize, up to four random players in that game, with the same current Lucky Ball choice as the winner, each wins 2,000GVs as a bonus prize. If the winner has not selected a Lucky Ball, no one receives the bonus prize. If no one's Lucky Ball matches the Lucky Ball selected by the winner, no one receives the bonus prize.

What is "Flip/Flop"?


CatchUp CoverAll features two optional chat games that can be played alongside the main game. "Flip/Flop" is one of these chat games.
  • In the moments before each game begins, you'll be presented with several pairs of "flip flopped" bingo balls (eg, 12/21 or 13/31).
  • Click your pair. (When you're done selecting things on this screen, be sure to click the "OK" button to submit your choices.)
  • When your 2 "flip/flop" numbers are called type "flip/flop" into the chat and click the "Send" button.
  • Win 242 bonus GV Rewards!

What is "Lucky Ball"?


CatchUp CoverAll features two optional chat games that can be played alongside the main game. "Lucky Ball" is one of these chat games.
  • In the moments before each game begins, you'll be presented with a selection of balls. Click a ball to select it. (When you're done selecting things on this screen, be sure to click the "OK" button to submit your choices.)
  • This is your Lucky Ball.
  • When someone wins the jackpot prize, everyone with the same Lucky Ball choice as the winner gets 2,000 Bonus GV Rewards!
  • If the jackpot winner has not selected a Lucky Ball (because they entered the game late, or elected not to choose one) everyone receives 500 bonus GV Rewards.

What are the Gold balls?


The Gold balls represent chances to win additional GV Rewards. If you daub numbers on your cards that match the gold bingo balls, you'll win bonus GV Rewards. NOTE: The numbers can appear in the stated pattern or outside the stated pattern.

If I daub outside the pattern (for example, to claim a Gold ball), will I jeopardize my win?


No. If I daub outside the pattern (for example, to claim a Gold ball), you will not jeopardize your win.

Our system only checks to verify that you daub the balls that match the stated pattern, regardless of whether they're gold or not.

To win, what matters is that you daub the balls that match the stated pattern and click "Bingo" before the game ends.

Why does the ball caller sometimes pause and then call out a bunch of balls in a row?


Gamesville requires a constant connection between your computer and our servers. This is because the game on your computer is constantly "talking" with our servers, and vice versa, communicating information about GV Rewards, chat messages, balls called, and so on.

If anything interferes with that connection--for example, if your Internet Service Provider goes down for maintenance or experiences a network "hiccup"--you will not receive the latest ball called on your computer, even while others do on theirs. When the network interference on your end clears up, all the balls that have stacked up in those few seconds will come racing down toward you, making it seem like our bingo caller, Dickie, is suddenly on speed.

If I enter a game late, do I have less of a chance of winning?


Your odds of winning a game are not diminished if you enter the game after it has already started.

When you enter a game in progress, you are automatically sent ALL the bingo balls you have missed since you last received one. So while you will need to "catch up" for a moment or two if you enter mid-game, you should quickly get right into the thick of things on an equal basis with everyone else playing that game.

(Of course, there are exceptions: For example, if you enter a game when virtually all balls have already been called -- meaning there are a scant few moments left in the game -- then the few moments it may take you to get caught up may keep you on the sidelines while players who have been in the game all along pounce on the one or two balls they need to win!)