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Online Bingo Rooms Continue Catering to Growing USA Market

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Ahhh...the good 'ol days of old smoky bingo rooms

Take a deep whiff...second hand bingo hall smoke at its finest; Credit: Rocket000

United States citizens have long been a prodigious source of the revenue that accounts for the multi-billion dollar online gambling industry. While it is impossible to give exact figures for each of the many forms and branches contributing to the overall industry as a whole, it is common knowledge that online poker, sports betting and online casino games account for the bulk of revenue going to offshore online betting destinations.

Although not as popular as the online casinos and poker rooms, online bingo rooms certainly take in their fair share of U.S. internet traffic. Steadily increasing over the last five years, online bingo traffic doesn’t just come from bettors looking for more of a social online gaming experience, which it does indeed provide for. Bingo traffic also comes from the same demographic of gamblers who enjoy frequenting online casinos for their large progressive jackpots and free bonus offers.

The US friendly bingo rooms of today, such as those making up the World Bingo Network (WBN), are now actually rivaling online casinos in many regards. Offering large free cash welcome offers of their own, bingo rooms are attracting loyal bettors looking for a good chance to win some money (with some free money, of course), and who also value the casual entertainment factor that inevitably becomes more interesting with the social element.

Bingo rooms like USA Bingo, even offer casino-style side games, such as micro-slots, roulette, blackjack and video poker. It’s no coincidence these are some of the more popular games at online casinos. By offering these popular games to bettors who are typically inclined to play at online casinos, USA Bingo is, in effect, introducing the game of online bingo to more players, many of whom now consider bingo their “game of choice”.

Knowing just how loyal many of their American bettors are, WBN and USA Bingo are also committed to keeping their doors open in light of the pending online gambling legislation (the UIGEA) seeking to block certain forms of online wagering. WBN is ever-so-aware of this potential roadblock, and has even published an announcement on their website, stating that they will continue monitoring the situation while remaining open for business on the US front.

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Will Hill Online Calls Bingo for Virtue Fusion Alderney

Friday, January 29th, 2010

virtuefusion_williamhillIf William Hill Online ever had any reservations about staying in the online bingo industry, they certainly don’t anymore. As of this week, Will Hill has extended it’s agreement with Virtue Fusion Alderney – an industry leading licensor of online bingo games and thriving bingo player network. A deal equally serving both companies, the relationship means that Virtue Fusion will get to continue boasting the respected Will Hill brand as one of its clients and that Will Hill players will have access to a large pool of tournaments and popular bingo games like “Deal or No Deal”. So, to capitalize on the opportunity to use a pun, I guess you could say the “deal” went down once again.

Will Hill, which is one of the oldest and most reputable gaming brands in the UK (now licensed in the premier regulatory jurisdiction of Malta – Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority), has long been associated with providing fixed odds bookmaking services. Their launch, last year, of a Playtech Software powered online casino and the Will Hill Online business entity as a whole, ushered in a new direction for Will Hill, now resulting in a strong online presence across the boards, including a 70% asset share with Playtech. Not only is Will Hill into sports betting, bingo and online casino games, they also offer an arcade and Vegas Casino subdomain, live dealer casino, skill gaming and lottery.

If you ask me, it all gets a little confusing. For what we are concerned with here at Online Casino Suite, however (being that we specialize in reviewing online casinos), we like to tell UK and European players about the William Hill Casino Club, which is the aforementioned Playtech-powered online casino with the best free cash bonus offers Will Hill Online has to offer. As opposed to a £100 welcome bonus and £25 no-deposit offer (which is offered through WilliamHill.com), Will Hill Casino Club (www.williamhillcasino.com) offers a £150 welcome bonus and £30 no-deposit bonus.

As for Virtue Fusion, well, they have been doing some serious expansion of their own. Not only is Will Hill a major client in their network, Ladbrokes and the ever popular Virgin Gaming (which operates the UK favorite, Virgin Online Casino), are tapped into Virtue’s platform of 30,000+ players (7,000 peak concurrent players; 1,001 concurrent players at time of publication) generating over 100 Million Euros in stakes per month. Adding to their good name, Virtue Fusion is licensed and regulated by the UK white-listed Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Jackpot City Bingo and the Rise of Bingo Love!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Jackpot City Bingo BonusesOkay, so in my last post I started talking about online bingo – Jackpot City Bingo in particular – all before I rudely interrupted myself and went on a bloody rampage about Lotsa Loot video slots. What can I say, I get lootie for Lots of loot. I know….you don’t have to say it. Let’s try again, shall we?
If you didn’t hear already, there was a recent £25,000 jackpot win at Jackpot City Bingo. Although it wasn’t hit playing a bingo card per say, the win nonetheless demonstrates that internet bingo rooms have big money to give away and should be taken seriously.
The way in which this particular win went down was not rare for Jackpot City, although it was certainly a shocker for the player (we’ll call him Jack for privacy reasons) from Hartlepool, UK (how’s that for privacyy :)) who was on the receiving end of the jackpot.
According to a “press release” recounting the win, Jack said he had only just opened an account at Jackpot City approximately five minutes before the win. He said he bought a bingo ticket and was awaiting a scheduled game to start, and in the meantime, decided to play one of the side games at Jackpot City, which includes scratch cards, video slots and more on the way (over 100). Needless to say, Jack chose the progressive video slot, Lotsa Loot, and within a few spins hit all five Lotsa Loot symbols and “literally had tea coming out of his nose”.
Jack, like many other players, said he came over to Jackpot City after hearing about their recent upgrade to Microgaming’s software platform. Besides the fact that Microgaming simply is better than Virtue Fusion, Jackpot City Bingo is part of the Belle Rock Entertainment Group of online casinos, which are all eCOGRA certified and powered by Microgaming. It was really only a matter of time for the change to take place. And player’s are thus far responding positively.
Seriously though, going back to my earlier point about online bingo rooms giving online casinos a run for their money, the welcome bonuses and promotions alone now being offered by the most prominent bingo rooms is enough to make me want to open an account. Jackpot City offers all new players a free £25 no-deposit bonus (better than 99% of online casinos even offering a no-deposit bonus to begin with). When that’s all used up, first time depositors can also claim a 200% Welcome bonus up to £200. On top of that, there’s a reload bonus worth 25% up to £100 on the next deposit. As with all bonuses, there are wagering terms. However, you only have to make a purchase of four times the bonus amount in order to be eligible to withdraw bonus winnings.
Now, for all you sharp tools in the shed, you will know that Jackpot City Bingo (being powered by Microgaming) does not accept U.S. players. Don’t worry my American friends, for there’s a bingo room that’s just as good as Jackpot City (probably even better, but don’t tell Jackpot City I told you that :)).
USA Bingo, which is owned by the reputable World Bingo Network, has over 14,000 active subscribers. With numbers like that, you can bet the payouts here are going to be as good, in many cases – better – than online casinos. Indeed, USA Bingo pays out over $100,000 to players every day and hosts one of the most comprehensive bingo game schedules (complete with chat games and side casino games), I have ever come across.
And just like Jackpot City, USA Bingo also has some serious free money to give away to new players. Their big offer is a 250% Welcome Bonus, followed by a 50% cash-back bonus on all losses potentially incurred, and never-ending reload bonuses ranging from 100% to 300% – depending on how much you wager over the lifetime of your account. And beating out Jackpot City, and again, most online casinos, USA Bingo offers a no-deposit $30 Free Bonus just to try out their games. Read the OCS USA Bingo Review for more information.