Aug 4 2011 By Fraser Lenson-Wade
The British have a soft spot for bingo. Whether played in a community hall or at a holiday camp, the attraction of a simple game of chance (where winning depends upon the right numbers being randomly generated), has been a firm favourite through the past few decades and, thanks to the Internet, players can now play the game online on dedicated bingo sites.
UK gaming site Jackpotjoy is a leading supplier of online games that cater to an audience that enjoy partaking in virtual games of bingo, roulette, poker and online slots. For registered members of Jackpotjoy, there are over 80 games to choose from, including numerous versions of bingo and games licensed from popular television shows such as ‘Deal or No Deal’ and ‘The Price is Right’. The emphasis is on fun and excitement in a secure gaming community, with the chance to win money and engage in real-time chat with fellow players through an instant messaging service.
Mrs. Samantha G won £8,566 playing Bingo 75, and sentimentally claimed that it was even more special as she shares all wins with her mother. “I’m very, very happy and my mum is too as we go halves on all our wins!”, smiled Samantha. “It’s been an amazing win and with it we can do lots.”
One of the most popular bingo games on the site, Bingo 75 is played on a standard 5x5 grid containing random numbers from one to seventy-five. A player purchases a grid before the game begins and, much like in traditional bingo, the aim of the game is to mark off the numbers as they are generated.
Bingo 75 requires players to complete a pre-assigned pattern on the card with the different options to choose from displayed. To win the game, the player must either complete the pattern or mark off all the numbers on the card to achieve a full house (also called a blackout). As this is a jackpot game, the first person to achieve either of these is the winner.
For a winner like Samantha, the chance to share the spoils of victory with her family is what keeps her coming back to Jackpotjoy; “I also foster two lovely girls who will be treated with trips”, she said.
Hitting the jackpot is what draws players to the game and Jackpotjoy offers numerous versions of classic games with the chance to win considerable sums of money. Casino-style games, bingo and poker are all available along with themed games of Tiki Temple, Diamond and Bullion Bonanza, Tycoons Progressive and Deal or No Deal. Community participation, a good old knees-up and a spot of bingo isn’t that what being British is all about?