LONDON, December 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
One lucky gentleman has scooped a rather useful cash prize playing online bingo at gaming website Jackpotjoy. Mr. Grant B won £1,058 on the website's popular 75-ball version of the game, saying, "I have just passed my driving test, so this is going towards a car... Thank you Jackpotjoy."
Jackpotjoy is one of the UK's leading online gaming websites, providing a wide range of online slots, online casino games and online bingo. The bingo section of the site offers various permutations of the classic game, with Bingo 75 a particularly popular one, thanks in part to its sheer simplicity.
A 5x5 grid is laid out on the screen, with numbered cards going from 1 to 75. An online bingo caller announces random numbers as the players mark off each corresponding number on their card (or cards - one of the principle attractions of online bingo is the availability of working numerous cards at once, each card automatically daubed by the computer).
Pre-set patterns appear in the screen, which players hope to create on their own cards. Once they have completed a pattern, they win - even if they have daubed other numbers not featured in the pattern. A player can also win if all the numbers on a card are marked. This is known as a 'blackout'.
One of the big attractions of Jackpotjoy's Bingo 75 is the chat function. Being able to communicate with your fellow players lends a community spirit to the game, bringing the experience closer to that of a traditional bingo hall. The chat window appears in the bottom of the screen, where you can see all the other participants. A designated 'Chat Host' looks after proceedings - welcoming new players and answering questions. These moderators also host regular chat games, where you can take part in mini-competitions separate from the bingo. Cash prizes are up for grabs during these regular games.
Bingo 75 draws longtime bingo-heads as well as newcomers, with its automatic card-daubing and social aspect a big part of the appeal. Try it for yourself at Jackpotjoy.com.