Bingo launches US jackpots, by Melinda Varley
- 23rd August 2007
Virgin Bingo has launched a new
game two weeks ahead of the introduction of the
Gambling Act 2005 called Pattern Bingo.
Bingo will offer players a wider choice and variety
as part of its redesign and gives players the
opportunity to win “fixed” or “progressive”
jackpots as well as on-the-spot prizes.
game, which was first launched in the US, can
be won by marking off all the numbers in a particular
pattern before anyone else does.
launch of the game coincides with Virgin Bingo’s
redesigned site which includes a number of new
features including live online customer support,
community pages, VIP club, a promotional section
and a games timetable.
Burridge, CEO of Virgin Games, said: “Virgin
Bingo has always been about fun and entertainment.
Since launching in 2005, we’ve continued
to identify our players’ needs and adapted
the site accordingly with the introduction of
features such as celebrity web chats, which has
proved hugely popular.
feel the addition of Pattern Bingo to our games
portfolio along with the changes made to the site,
such as live online customer support and the VIP
club, will offer our customers the variety and
strong sense of community Bingo players are now
month, the Gambling Act 2005 will come into force
which will allow betting shops and gambling companies
to advertise on television for the first time.
ads will still be banned during shows aimed at
under 18s and anyone who looks to be under 25
cannot be shown gambling on TV or radio.