Online Bingo: How Full Is Your House?

Posted by Gambling News | Bingo News | Saturday 27 April 2013 6:38 pm

Today it is virtually impossible to switch on the television, or flip through a UK newspaper without seeing an ad for an online bingo site. These websites have become the trendiest places to play if you fancy good night in. A great deal of advertising money is spent on making sure that all the best sites are visible to the public. But who is playing this game, and why has it become so popular?

A typical sort of night in for a typical sort of online bingo player, might see someone playing every night or at least regularly for two or three hours; sometimes more, sometimes less. Most people who play at these websites, don’t do it for the prizes, they play for the "social" aspect of chatting with friends, and making new online buddies. Some spend more than they win, but others win really good prizes, when they do win, generally we hear them say that they never expected to win.

The amount of new online bingo sites coming on to the World-wide web has also increased exponentially, and there is always supply where there is demand. Just a few short years ago, back in 2004, there were less than twenty such sites for the UK-facing audience. Today it is believed there are approximately 350 such websites.

Operators and owners of bingo websites range from Capital Venture partners, through newspapers such as The Sun, and live bingo club operators. Two of the biggest names in British Bingo are also found online. These are Gala and Mecca Bingo.

Originally this game was synonymous with smoky rooms, crowded tables and the camaraderie of a night out with the girls, but it has changed, and the socialising aspect of bingo has very much moved online. It was also once synonymous with older players, and now while elderly people do play online, the gross demographic is younger. Some start as young as 18.

One 21 year old player reported that she plays two to three times a week, and then five hours on Sunday. Citing that she enjoys the excitement the game provides, as well as the companionship of other players in the chat rooms. Not once was there made a mention of the prizes she could possibly win.

It is the chat-room that is the “key” element for most online bingo players. Talking or making a noise in a land bingo club is strongly discouraged, in case a ball call is missed or miss-heard. Online players can chat whenever they like. Cards are completed automatically, so there is nothing to concentrate on. Bingo Lingo has evolved, players can chat privately, and the cost of a bingo card starts at only 1p, many games are even for free. So what’s not to like? It is self-evident why the game is so popular.

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Online Gambling – The World In A Week

Posted by Gambling News | Gambling News | Friday 17 August 2012 1:27 pm

There has plenty of interest been happening again in the world of the online gambling industry. First off, after reading that a Full Tilt\PokerStars deal was complete speculation and was not going to happen; rumour is rife again in the news that PokerStars is going to pull the beleaguered brand out of the dung-heap they have found themselves in. It seems that for Full Tilt Poker; they are still deep in the you know what, but it’s only the depth that varies. I think we need to stop speculating and let’s wait to see what happens in real time. Only when PokerStars confirms that the rumours are true, will we be prepared to believe it. In recent reports from Gaming Intelligence, this deal is now for real.

More rumours were rife last year over whether Zynga poker were going to monetize their poker game, and get into gambling online. This seems to have now been confirmed and Mark Pincus says they will foray into real-money gambling online in 2013. As CEO of this billion dollar company, he has recently also lost Billionaire status when the stocks of Zynga took a nose-dive and dropped 40% in value. It looks like he is going to have to do something drastic to get share prices up again. Interestingly enough, purely online gambling concerns are looking at getting into social gambling now too.

Brent Buckley from Absolute poker was in the news again. He is part of the “Black Friday Eleven” who were indicted for conspiring to commit bank and wire fraud. Buckley is the former payment processor for Absolute Poker. Sentence was passed for fourteen months in prison, but then he did admit guilt in December. Ira Rubin got a three year sentence and was labelled a “con man and fraudster.” Rubin was also accused of illegally processing payments for Absolute Poker, PokerStars and FullTilt.

There has been some good news in online gambling too, as a couple of Playtech jackpots were landed. One – the ‘Holy Grail Jackpot’ from the Spamalot slot which is based on the Monty Python series. This lucky winner landed a mahoosive £692,209.05 prize. The other big winner was playing the Iron Man video slot and landed an impressive £558,306.01. Playtech is understandably proud to have been able to deliver these wins.

Look out for some great Olympic-themed promotions now that the summer games have started, and we are not only referring to sports-betting online. Online Bingo clubs are gamely going along with the flow, and British-based bingo sites are the place to look out for these offers.

We checked out William Hill where the Olympics aren’t really mentioned, but they are celebrating Glorious Goodwood, and we also checked out Costa Bingo where they are running a Track and Field event. Wink, Posh, Red Bus, Bingo Street, 88 Ladies and Tasty Bingo have a £10K Bingo for Gold event running as well as a £10K free summer Joy Pot, so, if you get tired of watching equestrian events, gymnastics, football and swimming, you can always get active too and play online bingo.

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Back2School Bingo Delights Online Bingo Fans

Posted by Gambling News | Bingo News | Monday 31 January 2011 12:39 pm

Back2School Bingo continues to impress online bingo fans into the New Year with a very attractive Welcome Bonus and entertaining 90-Ball bingo games with jackpot opportunities that all bingo players are able to take advantage of.

Online bingo has been steadily growing in popularity over the last few years and with a host of online bingo rooms to choose from; a standout from the pack is Back2School Bingo, which after only launching just over two months ago, has certainly thrown its weight in the ring of the bingo community.

Players have responded especially well to the online bingo room’s two-part welcome bonus consisting of a 200% first deposit bonus and a 25% recurring deposit bonus. Each bonus is offered up to a maximum of a £100 deposit.
Registering an account with the bingo site is also a simple undertaking. After filling out all the relevant account details such as one’s personal alias, name and physical details, the process is completed after the ‘Submit’ button is pressed. All personal information is kept secure and no third-party will be privy to this information without the players consent given.

Back2School Bingo has stuck to the basics of playing bingo, and gives players the opportunity to really get to know the game of bingo in a user-friendly environment. The most popular game in the UK; 90-Ball bingo is the only bingo game on offer. There is however three different Rooms that bingo can be played in; these rooms include Friendship, Harmony and Speed Bingo.

For players wanting to join in on online bingo games, they simply need to visit the website for more information; everything from registration, to the bingo lingo and tutorials can be accessed straight away.

There is also a comprehensive guide on all the current weekly and monthly promotions on offer as well as safe banking methods to use in order to make successful deposits and withdraws from.

The prospects for this online bingo room are favourable and will certainly keep the bingo playing public in the UK satisfied.

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New Multi-Currency Online Bingo Site Launches in December

Posted by Gambling News | Bingo News | Thursday 9 December 2010 2:51 am

Back 2 School Bingo launches at the beginning of December. Back2School Bingo is a new 90-ball online bingo room that offers multi-currency play and many exciting and rewarding opportunities for bingo fans.

The beginning of December will mark the launch of a new bingo room, Back2School Bingo in the UK online bingo community. Back2School Bingo is one of the new Fortune Lounge Group of online bingo room.

This new bingo room will see both new and experienced bingo players given a multi-currency platform from which to experience bingo in its most popular form.

Back2School Bingo falls under the Microgaming network and as such, will offer its players a credible and safe platform from which to play 90-ball bingo from.

Back2School Bingo will feature two various deposit offers namely the 200% first deposit bonus and the 25% recurring deposit bonus.

The bingo room has also promised players a host of weekly and monthly promotions to take part in, all offering rewarding as well as superior online bingo excitement.

The concept behind the 90-ball bingo room is one that will see players given the chance to flex their bingo muscle in bingo rooms that are simplistic in their premise yet rewarding in outcome.

The four network bingo rooms that will be offered at Back2School Bingo include Sunshine, Speed, Harmony and Friendship rooms.

An exciting feature of this new online bingo room will be the fact that players will be able to play bingo in multiple currencies. Players will be able to deposit cash in their choice of currency; this amount will then be automatically converted to the currency of the room they are playing in.

There will also be a host of online casino games available for play at the bingo room including blackjack, video poker and slots to name but a few.

With the launch date edging closer, online bingo players will be eager to see what Back2School Bingo has in store for them.

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September Cash Specials Sure to Make a Splash at Popular Online Bingo Sites

Posted by Gambling News | Bingo News | Wednesday 25 August 2010 6:06 pm

Both Titan Bingo and Bingo Day are offering fun, lucrative promotions to keep bingo players happy this autumn

As the summer comes to an end, the online bingo action is heating up at Euro Partners’ popular bingo sites Titan Bingo and Bingo Day.

September promises to be extra exciting with special bingo games and promotions throughout the month.

With £42,750 in guaranteed prize winnings up for grabs, players are sure to enjoy Titan Bingo and Bingo Day‘s Cash Splash promotion. September’s line-up of Cash Splash bingo games guarantees that a minimum of £1,425 will be given away each and every day. Cash Splash games are played hourly, every day, from noon-6pm for £75 in prize money, and 7pm-midnight for £150 in prize money.

The popular Super Catch Me promotion is also back by popular demand, with more games then ever. Now every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at 9pm, online bingo players are invited to vie for the £1,000 prize. Based on a sequence of 10 games, starting with a £1,000 jackpot, each game played in the series gets progressively easier, as the jackpot falls in increments of £100 (if the initial £1,000 jackpot is not claimed in the first round). Once the jackpot is won, it is automatically reset at £1,000. Highly interactive, and full of “edge of your seat” suspense, Super Catch Me games are a proven fan favourite amongst online bingo players.

In addition, players are certain to enjoy the ever popular Shop ‘Til You Drop promotion, offered at both Bingo Day and Titan Bingo, in which they can win £1,000 towards a new autumn wardrobe, awarded by random draw. All month long, for every £10 deposited players receive one ticket towards the final draw. In addition, winners of the special daily “Shopping Trolley” games (played daily at 12:35pm, 3:35pm and 7:35pm in the Barmy Club) get 10 free entries.

“Summer may be over,” commented Euro Partners Marketing VP Marc Kenigsberg “but our bingo promotions are bigger and better than ever, going into the autumn season.”

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