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UK Online Bingo Room, Mecca Bingo, to Offer Branded “Blockbusters” Bingo Game Shortly

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

blockbustersDepending on how old you are (if you’re reading this, hopefully old enough to gamble online), you may or may not remember the game, “Blockbusters”. A bingo variant that stormed the gaming scene back in the 80’s, “Blockbusters” gained enormous popularity – namely in Britain – due to a quiz game show of the same name being aired for nearly twenty years straight.

Bringing “Blockbusters” back – well, to the world of online gambling, that is – is leading European facing online casino and gaming software developer, Playtech. Bridging the gap between Playtech and the British online bingo community is Virtue Fusion – the leading licensor of online bingo products in the UK. As part of a licensing agreement with MeccaBingo.com, Virtue Fusion and Playtech have successfully brought another branded game to the masses.

If you are thinking that Mecca Bingo sounds familiar, that’s because it probably is. Owned by the Rank Group, which is one of the leading betting companies in all of Europe (operating Grosvenor Casinos and Blue Square), Mecca Bingo has some serious backing, and hence, it’s ability to team up with Playtech for the Blockbuster bingo game.

Rank Interactive Head of Gaming, Angus Nisbet recognized the impact of such a deal, stating, “Branded online bingo games are among the most popular on MeccaBingo.com, and I am sure that Blockbusters will be another success. Playtech’s Virtue Fusion Alderney has created a fantastic product and I am positive it will strike a chord with fans of the show and be well-liked by new players too.”

The Blockbusters deal shortly follows a partnership between Rank and Virtue Fusion, in which Virtue Fusion created the “Britain’s Got Talent” bingo game, which can now be seen on the homepage of Mecca Bingo – Official Bingo Partner of Britain’s Got Talent.

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.