Complete Guide to the Bingo Chat Room

Complete Guide to the Bingo Chat Room Do You Like To Chat While Playing Online Bingo? A bingo chat room is a pop up box, where bingo players can interact with other members. Many online players will know what this … Read More

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Complete Guide to the Bingo Chat Room

Do You Like To Chat While Playing Online Bingo?

A bingo chat room is a pop up box, where bingo players can interact with other members. Many online players will know what this is, however if you don’t know, then you are about to hear all about it. Players love to chat in the rooms; They can talk to the chat host who is on duty, play chat games and even put their photo in their profile.  It’s a very communal feeling in the chat room with people getting to know one another and talk about many subjects like; Work, family, bingo wins and much more. In the following article, I will explain every single aspect of the chat room, so sit back and enjoy. Do you like what you have read so far? If yes, then read on for more juicy facts.

What Is A Chat Room Box?

The chat box is a section in the bingo room that is designated for the players, so they can chat. There are many things that users can do in this box, from chatting to sending gifts.

Chat Guide room box

‘Top Of The Chat Box Screen’

At the top of the chat box screen, players can view the name of the room that they are playing in. (See Diagram >>) On the right hand corner, next to ‘How many players chatting’ There is a Down Arrow, and when you click on it, members can navigate to the Lobby area of the site, or click on the HELP button to get assistance.

Disconnect & Help

There are another two buttons next to the name of the room. (See diagram above) These are two circles, and one has a negative sign symbol. This option allows users to disconnect from the chat room. The other button has a question mark. If you click on it, a pop up box will open up and in this section, you can read all the chat rooms rules etc.

Chat Colour, Font Colour And Clear

At the top of the chat box there are three tabs, (See diagram above) and these are as follows:

- Tab 1. Chat Colour

This looks like a black box, and if you click on it, this option will allow you to change your font colour. This means that when you type into the chat box, the writing will change to your chosen colour.

- Tab 2. Font Size

This option has two A’s, a small one and a larger one. This is known as the chat zoom button, where players can zoom the size of their chat font. The results are shown instantly.

- Tab 3.  Clear

The third tab will allow users to clear current chat conversions that are in the chat box. This is a good option because the room can be full of chatter, and clearing it makes it look much better.

Players In The Chat Room

You can also view how many people are chatting. This is displayed at the top of the chat box area. Further along, next to the amount of people chatting is a tab with the shadow of two people. This option allows you to view all the chat names that are in the room. You can also chat with the host privately, by clicking on their name in the list.

Chat Padlock

On the right hand side of the screen there is a padlock, which if you clicked will lock the chat box, allowing you to scroll back to previous conversations. This is a useful tool, especially if you missed important information, or if
you wanted to check back for the chat game rules.

The Typing Box

There is a long white box at the bottom of the screen; this is where you can type messages to fellow players or the chat host in the room. You can post gifts, smileys or anything that you want to as long as you make sure to keep chat language clean at all times as it has to be user friendly. Don’t get me wrong, this does not mean that you can’t have fun and have great chats and make new friends.

Smiley Icons

There are ten symbols that you can choose from. These range from smiley faces through to sad faces, crowns and even cool dudes wearing sun glasses. I absolutely love this feature, because players can have some good fun by sending them to each other.

Bingo Lingo

Just below the ‘Smiley’ icons, there are a range of messages that users can send into the chat box. These are as follows:

  • GL = Good Luck
  • Wtg = Way to go
  • Brb = Be Right Back
  • Ty = Thank You
  • Lol = Laugh Out Loud
  • 3tg = Waiting on 3 numbers to win the bingo prize.
  • 2tg = Waiting on 2 numbers to win the bingo prize.
  • 1tg = Waiting on 1 number to win the bingo prize.

There are tons of other types of bingo lingo, but the above ones are the main ones that players like to use regularly.

Give Gifts

You can find a nice, big, pretty gift box on the far right corner of the chat box screen. If you click on it, you can send and receive gifts from fellow bingo mates. The host can send them too, and some of them are really cute.
You can find the following gift sections in this area.

  • Free Gifts are the ‘Royal Babies’

The Ones You will have to pay for are as follows:

  • Share the love
  • Tea and Cocktail
  • Lucky Charms
  • Food for thought
  • Dessert Delights
  • Accessorize it
  • Cute and cuddly
  • Sunny Holiday

Even though you have to pay for most of the adorable gifts, it is only small amounts.  Players pay for them by using their loyalty points. Once you have selected the gift you want to send, highlight the players name, click on it and then SEND! Your mates will love you for it, and they may even send you a gift back.

The Chat Host And The Roomies

A chat host is someone who is in charge of the bingo room. They will meet and greet all the players, also known as roomies, as they enter and leave the room. The host will also play chat games, and ensure the room is running in a fun but professional manner too. They may post promotions and help members with any questions that they may have. In some cases the chat host, may have to refer the players to the correct departments, depending on which issue they may have.

What Is A Chat Game

A chat game is something the chat host would play with the bingo players. The games can vary from lucky number through to a general quiz. Users like to play them because if they win, they get rewarded with bonuses or Lps. BBS = Bonus Bucks and LPS = Loyalty Points. These bonuses basically mean the same thing, because for every 1,000 loyalty points, a player can redeem them for a £1 bonus. If you win 1BB, then this means you will have won £1 bonus.

Chat Guide How does it work

How Does A Chat Game Work

If you want to play a chat game, you will need to keep the chat box open, and make sure to keep your eyes on the host to see which game they will be playing. You don’t want to miss it, so watch the host like a hawk. Lol – The game works as follows:

  • The host will display the details and rules regarding the chat game.
  • You may have to choose a number or similar, depending on the type of game you’re playing.
  • When your number has been announced by the caller, then you will be required to type into the chat box, for example:  ‘Lucky Number 5’.  If you were the FIRST correct person to claim then you will win the prize.

How To Get Involved

If you’re the quiet type, and don’t know what to say in the bingo chat rooms, then don’t worry because I am going to explain to you  how you can get involved. Start by using the bingo lingo icons, found at the bottom of the chat box. When players are waiting on 1tg or 2tg etc. Wish them luck and use the smiley icons too. Send them a free gift, play chat games, and interact with the roomies, slowly join in with them. You will find that you become one of the regular chatter boxes in no time.

Chat Guide Check List

Five Top Ways To Get Involved

1. Use the bingo lingo
2. Send some smileys to the players
3. Wish them luck
4. Give them a gift
5. Play Chat Games

Understand The Chat Room T&C’s

It’s always best to read the terms and conditions on any online bingo site. There are a lot of rules and legal stuff that I strongly advise that you read so that you are clued up on all that is going on. The main rules that you will want to know about are as follows:

1. The minimum deposit required
2. The minimum withdrawal amount
3. The wagering rules
4, The withdrawal rules
5. Check to see if the site has a licence.

Once you have found out all the answers to the above questions, and if you feel comfortable with them, then you’re sure to enjoy your bingo experience.

Chat Room Top Five Checklist

1. Remember to wish your fellow members GL (Good Luck)
2. Always use the WTG icon, when players win (Way To Go)
3. Play Chat Games
4. Give gifts to your mates and the host
5. Watch what the host puts into chat, because you might just grab some special offers.


Whatever your experience has been in a bingo chat room, the most important thing to remember is that you have fun, and have the best gaming experience possible. If you have never used a chat room before, then use the tips in this article, and you will be a chatter box in no time.

I have to go Ladies; someone is calling me in the chat room :)

Good luck and see you in the bingo rooms!
Hugs & Kisses – Mrs. Bingo

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1TG & 2TG Players Win Money Too!

1TG & 2TG Players Win Money Too! You may be wondering how is it possible, for someone to win at bingo after the game has been won? Some players were waiting on 1tg and 2tg to win the game, but … Read More

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1TG & 2TG Winners

1TG & 2TG Players Win Money Too!

You may be wondering how is it possible, for someone to win at bingo after the game has been won? Some players were waiting on 1tg and 2tg to win the game, but someone else won it. So, how can 1tg and 2tg players be winners? It does sound very confusing, but it’s a well known fact that sometimes, you can still be a winner, even if you lose at bingo. You may be asking yourself at this stage, ‘How can that be’? So, let’s explain all the details now.

Some online bingo sites will set aside EXTRA money, so that players who are waiting on 1tg or 2tg to win the full house game, will still win some sort of prize money. The money could be small or even large amounts, and these are shared between all 1tg and 2tg players. The extra funds are normally paid to players, who have been waiting on 1tg or 2tg for the full house game only.

Definition Of 1TG And 2TG Winners

1tg bingo players, mean all players who have only 1 number left on their card, at the time when the bingo game has been called. 2tg players mean all players who only have 2 numbers left to cross off on their cards, when the bingo game has been won.

1TG & 2TG Winning Chances

How Does 1TG and 2TG Work

Imagine the full house game has just been won, and you were only waiting on 2tg to win the game. The disappointment can make you lose heart, and might make you want to stop playing. But if you’re playing at an online bingo site, that offers money to 1tg and 2tg players, then you will win a share of the prize pool. Please view an example below:

The Facts

  • The full house game has been won.
  • 48 players were waiting on 1tg to win the game.
  • 72 players were left waiting on 2tg to win.
  • The prize pool is £250 and will be SHARED between all 1tg and 2tg winners.

1TG & 2TG Facts

How To Find A Site That Offers 1TG And 2TG Money

  1. The best way to do your research is to head straight to Google, type in ‘Online Bingo Sites That Offer 1tg and 2tg” you should then get a full list of sites, that will offer this option.

  2. The next thing to do is check them all out, one by one. You won’t need to spend any money, while doing your research, because you will just be checking the online bingo sites, to see if they have 1tg and 2tg on offer. You might want to check the prize pool amounts, that are on offer for 1tg and 2tg winners too.

  3. Check at least 10 bingo sites on your check list, then select the one that offers the most money to 1tg and 2tg players. Please keep in mind, that even though they may offer the most money, you will have to check out the site rules, and make sure the wagering rules aren’t too high. You don’t want to be wasting your time spending money on a site, that might never allow you withdraw cash to your bank account, because the wagering rules were too high.

  4. Check out the wagering rules first, and if the rules are only X2 on deposit and bonus, and they offer 1tg and 2tg rewards, then this will probably be the bingo home for you!

1TG & 2TG Right Sites

With the overcrowded online bingo market, as it is today, it’s never easy to choose a site that meets your budget, and one that gives players extra money even if they lose. So, in order to make sure you find the right site, that offers 1tg and 2tg players this extra money, follow my list of tips below:

  • Do Your Research: Go to Google find the top ten online bingo sites, that offer 1tg and 2tg players, that all important bingo money, even if they lose the game.

  • Check Out The Wagering Rules: While searching through the sites, check out their wagering rules, and make sure they are no more than X2 your deposit plus your bonus. If they are X2 and you win at bingo, then it is more than likely that you will be able to cash out.

  • Sum It All Up: One bingo site might offer a large amount of money, to their players who are waiting on 1tg and 2tg, to win the full house bingo game. But their wagering rules are high, so, you wouldn’t want to deposit on a site like this. This is because it would be near impossible to withdraw your winnings to your bank.

  • Best Bingo Option: Once you have found the site that offers 1tg and 2tg players money, and the wagering is only X2 your deposit plus your bonus, then you should have an easy and straight forward withdrawal (If you win). This will more than likely be the site for you, and hopefully you will be a winner!

How To Better Your Chances At Winning

To be able to have a greater chance of winning while waiting on 1tg and 2tg at bingo, it’s always best to buy as many cards as possible. It’s a well known fact, that the more you buy, then the bigger your chance will be of winning. You don’t need to buy maximum cards to win, but if you buy at least 12-24 cards for each game, then you are sure to be in with a good chance of winning a share of that 1tg and 2tg prize pool.

So, if you have joined an online bingo site, that offers extra money to 1tg or 2tg players, you should never feel disappointed again, because if you’re waiting on 1tg or 2tg, then your guaranteed a win. Even though you didn’t win the potential full house prize, at least you will win a smaller amount. Now, this might not be as satisfying as winning the larger bingo prize, but it’s better than nothing! It only takes one card to win the bingo game, and even the smallest amount of bingo cash, could potentially make you a BIG cash winner!

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Ultimate Guide to Payment Methods

Ultimate Guide to Payment Methods Protecting your money when participating in online gambling is first and foremost the #1 priority that should be on your mind. Many, if not most, online gaming providers are in business legitimately and have your … Read More

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Guide to Payment Methods

Ultimate Guide to Payment Methods

Protecting your money when participating in online gambling is first and foremost the #1 priority that should be on your mind. Many, if not most, online gaming providers are in business legitimately and have your best interests in mind, however there will always be that percentage that is looking to take advantage of the increased popularity of internet gambling and attempt to walk away with your funds.

To maximize security, you need to be aware of the most current practices used by the top payment providers in the industry, which names are the most reputable, and how you can personally take action to ensure your deposits and withdrawals are going to where you intend them to. It can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve put together our “Ultimate Guide to Payment Methods”, an instructional tool you can use and reference as often as needed to give yourself the information that will aid you in picking the right payment portal.

Picking a Gaming Site Based on Payment Options

Picking a Gaming Site

A great rule of thumb to start off with is to only gamble at well-known online gaming sites who have been in business for years and offer a wide-range of payment methods. This shows that they’ve spent the considerable amount of time it takes to develop a working relationship with many top financial institutions and place value on the ideology of giving their customers the widest range of selections as possible.

It might be tempting to play on a brand new internet gambling site that just started up because the competition will be far less of a challenge, but shady operators count on you thinking this way and it can be used as a bait tactic to lure unsuspecting gamblers.

Research the Payment Processor

Research the Payment Processor

This is your money we’re talking about here, so doing a little research shouldn’t be outside your comfort zone. Once you’ve picked a site to play on, look at their list of payment methods (we’ll provide a full breakdown of different payment types later on) and try to find one that appeals most to you. What you’re looking for here is an option that supports a merchant that you hopefully already have a relationship with. This would include accepting deposits from major credit cards like Visa/Mastercard, or from popular existing digital wallets like PayPal.

If you’re an inexperienced online gambler, chances are you’re going to come across a lot of names that you don’t recognize when it comes to payment merchants. This can be an intimidating mental wall to hit as it could cause you to fear for the safety of your money. If the only options available to you are ones you’re unfamiliar with, now would be a good time to go online and do the independent research.

What you want to look for during your research would be to find how long the payment processor in question has been in business, do they have a good standing online with users, and are there any articles or forum posts you can find from those who have pointed out weaknesses with said processor, such as delayed availability of funds, inability to access accounts, etc.

Safety and Regulations

Internet gaming sites employ some of if not the best anti-fraud technology in the world, but that’s used primarily to prevent cheating and to keep the existing funds in your account safe. The security of the deposit and withdrawal of funds is left up to the payment processor, so don’t skip out on doing the necessary research. The best payment processors are held accountable by a number of different regulatory organizations, meaning you can process transactions with them with peace of mind. Visit a few gaming sites and see if the same processor names keep coming up as available options. These will be the ones that have the highest safety standards.

Types of Deposit Methods

Types of Deposit Methods

More often than not, you’ll find that all online gaming providers will offer a combination of payment processors that fall into one of the following three categories:

  1. Credit Card, Debit Card, Prepaid Card.
  2. e-Wallet.
  3. Transfer Services.

All three categories have been used successfully since the inception of internet gaming, so really what you’re looking for is the option that best suits you and your situation. Lets look at the pros and cons of each as well as the top companies for every category.

1. Credit Card, Debit Card, Prepaid Card

Making an immediate deposit with a credit card is universally the most popular method used by internet gamblers around the world because it allows you to quickly deposit funds (based on the limit you have with your provided financial institution). It normally requires the least amount of personal information to be provided at time of deposit, but the trade off is that there normally isn’t a way to withdraw the money from your online gaming account back to your credit/debit/prepaid card later on. This means you’ll have to select a different withdrawal option, preventing this payment method from being a true all-in-one solution.

Pros:- Simple, fast way to get money in your account quickly.

Cons:- Limited withdrawal options, incomplete total solution.

Information Required at Time of Deposit:- Billing address, card number, expiration date, and Card Verification Value (CVV) code.

Top Companies in this Category:

Credit Cards

  • Visa: Considered the most accepted credit card in the world for online gambling.
  • Mastercard: Accepted at many sites and is equally as safe a method as Visa.

Debit Cards

  • Switch
  • Maestro
  • Visa Debit
  • Laser

Prepaid Cards

  • UKash: Popular in the UK and across Europe. Players pre-buy funds that go on their UKash account, with account details then entered in to the online gambling site during payment request.
  • PaySafe: Similar to UKash and offers users ability to add funds to account via live vendors.

2. e-Wallets

e-Wallets gained huge popularity in the gaming world through their ability to serve as a true all-in-one outlet for users to make both deposits and withdrawals. The emergence of e-Wallet providers simplified many of the downfalls found in other payment processors, and became the preferred method of choice for gaming operators themselves due to the ease of use provided by these trusted companies. In fact, some gaming sites will even offer specials in the form of deposit bonuses for customers that use e-Wallets.

Pros :- Typically the safest and most secure way to both deposit and withdraw money. Allows users to quickly move money from different gambling sites that use the same e-Wallet as a payment processor. Offers special bonuses to encourage customers to use this method.

Cons :- Fees are typically charged by the e-Wallet provider to the customer for use of the service. Establishing brand new e-Wallet accounts and linking them to your gaming account may take a few days.

Information Required at Time of Deposit :- Billing address, email address, credit card information, and potentially more details required to verify identify.

Top Companies in this Category:

  • PayPal :- The global leader in e-Wallets. However, PayPal is very picky about what gaming sites and countries it does business with for internet gambling. US players for example are unable to use PayPal as a funding option for their account.

  • NETeller :- A very popular e-Wallet that was created specifically to be used for gambling. Reputation for having high deposit fees, but does offer an in-house debit card that can be used to access funds quickly.

  • Skrill :- Originally known as MoneyBookers, Skrill has emerged as an industry leader in e-Wallets for the gambling community and is accepted in over 200 countries.

3. Transfer Services

Very popular in the US (due to lack of support from other methods allowed in the UK and other parts of the world), transfer services like money orders and bank transfers are a very secure way to deposit and withdraw funds. The downside is that elevated fees are normally involved and the funds cannot be easily used for other gaming sites you may be a part of the same way you can using popular e-Wallets. Doing transfers can also be daunting for users that don’t want to have to deal with routing numbers or other formalities that are necessary when dealing with wiring money.

Pros :- Quick and easy once established, can be done in-person if need be.

Cons :- Complicated setup, lack of supporting features, high fees.

Information Required at Time of Deposit :- Billing address, email address, credit card information, and potentially more details required to verify identify.

Top Companies in this Category:

  • Western Union: Top wire transfer service in the US.
  • Moneygram.
  • eChecks.

Best Payment Methods Based on Region


UK Gaming:

Gambling in the UK is made simple due to very few restrictions that allow for most payment methods to be used freely.

  • Deposits:- e-Wallet or credit card.
  • Withdrawals:- e-Wallet.

US Gaming:

After the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed, online gaming in the US was severely crippled and most payment processors withdrew their support. Currently, there are no e-Wallet providers available for use by US customers.

  • Deposits:- Credit card/prepaid card or money order.
  • Withdrawal:- Check sent via courier or wire transfer.

Canada Gaming:

Many US players headed north to Canada after the gambling act was put in to effect due to the countries abundant payment options for internet gaming.

  • Deposits:- e-Wallet or credit card.
  • Withdrawal:- e-Wallet.

Australia Gaming:

Essentially every option we’ve listed above is available to Australian gamblers, plus a unique service called POLi, which allows user to instantly access their bank account for deposits and withdrawals with no wait period.

  • Deposits:- POLi or e-Wallet.
  • Withdrawals:- POLi or e-Wallet.

South Africa Gaming:

e-Wallets are accepted at some sites, but direct deposits via credit card and withdrawals using wire transfer are more widely used.

  • Deposits:- Credit card.
  • Withdrawal:- Wire transfer.

India Gaming:

In recent years some financial institutions in India have voiced their distaste for customers of theirs being involved in gambling transactions. As a result, e-Wallet Skrill has become the hands-down leader in this region.

  • Deposits:- e-Wallet (Skrill).
  • Withdrawals:- e-Wallet (Skrill).

Common Deposit Problems (and Fixes)

Common Deposit Problems

No matter what payment method you use, you’re inevitably going to experience a delay or error in the process along the way, which can easily cause panic in customers who are worried about the state of their money. Here are some common issues that you’ll likely experience during the deposit stage and how to deal with them:

  • Payment Method Declined :- If you receive this message, the first thing you should check is to make sure the financial account you’re trying to access (credit card, debit card, bank account, etc) has the necessary funds available. If there are enough funds, check to see if the personal information you listed (billing address, etc) is correct, as that is a common and simple error. Lastly, attempt to make a smaller deposit, as some banks will have limits on how much money they’ll allow to be sent to a gambling site.

  • Payment Limit Exceeded :- This happens when the amount you’re trying to deposit is greater than the limit imposed by the gaming site. Some gambling providers don’t want to be exposed to the risk of having sums in the high four or five digits done in a single transaction. If you encounter this problem, check the site’s “deposit and withdrawal” page for information on transaction limits. If you don’t like what you see, you may be happier simply playing elsewhere.

  • Deposit Not Immediately Available :- There’s nothing worse than the excitement building up to making your deposit so that you can start playing immediately, only to find the money doesn’t clear in to your account right away. This will be a result of your selected payment processor. e-Wallets almost always deposit funds instantaneously, while credit card transactions may be stalled until the financial institution that issued you the card approves the transfer. The same can be said for wire transfers, which can take a few days before all the details are finalized and cleared. Just be aware of what to expect with your available payment providers, this way it won’t come as a surprise to you.

Common Withdrawal Problems (and Fixes)

Common Withdrawal Problems

You always want to pick the withdrawal method that will get you your money in the fastest and more secure way possible. But take note that most sites make it easier for your to deposit money than to withdraw money by adding extra required information that will be mandatory to complete before you can get your funds out. Here are a few common issues you may run into:

  • Withdrawal Denied :- To make a deposit normally all you have to do is sign-up for an account on your gaming site, pick a processor, add some generic information, and you’re good. For withdrawals the requirements increase and as a result you may face an error saying that your withdrawal was denied for lack of documentation. Additional paperwork you may have to provide includes proof of identity (driver’s license or photo ID), proof of address, and a signed withdrawal form.

  • Cashout Limit :- To remain solvent and prevent lack of cash flow, it’s not uncommon for gaming operators to limit how much you can withdraw in a week. Research these limits on their website and see how higher withdrawal amounts are handled (such as recurring weekly payments).

  • Slow to Receive Funds :- If everything has been properly submitted and is on the level, you could still be looking at a couple of days or more to receive your money, especially during the first withdrawal on a new account. This is why e-Wallets have gained so much favor with online gamblers, as funds can be pulled near instantly.

Making Your First Deposit

Making Your First Deposit

You should now be ready to comfortably make your first deposit. Here is a step-by-step on how these types of transactions are handled on the majority of sites.

  1. Log-in to your online gaming account (or create one if you haven’t already).
  2. Locate the “Make Deposit” button on the homepage.
  3. Select the payment processor of your choice based on the information we’ve provided in this guide.
  4. Enter in all relevant information the processor asks for, including billing address and contact information.
  5. Enter the amount you would like to deposit, keeping in mind limits and restrictions that particular site may have.
  6. Double check to ensure that all of the information you entered in is correct, including the deposit amount.
  7. Click the “Confirm” button and wait for the process to complete.
  8. Once you receive your transaction confirmation, all you have to do now is wait for the funds to become available. If you used an e-Wallet, the funds should be available right away.

Last Second Tips for First Time Deposits and Withdrawals

First Time Deposits and Withdrawals

  • Deposit a small amount to test the turnaround time of the availability of the funds and how smooth the transaction was
  • Attempt a small withdrawal and, same as above, watch to see how long it takes for the funds to reach your account
  • If the results for either are unsatisfactory, repeat with other provided payment processors until you find the one that gives you the best results.

And that’s it! Hopefully this guide has answered the majority of your payment method questions. There’s always more you can learn, and you can never be too safe with your money. Constantly check the deposit/withdrawal pages of your favorite gaming sites, as restrictions and guidelines can be changed regularly. Now get out there and have fun!

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