LONDON, December 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
One lucky bingo player has won nearly 2 grand playing online bingo at Jackpotyjoy.com. Mrs. Tina M scooped £1,968 on the website's 75 ball version of the game - on the occasion of her 50th birthday.
Bingo 75 is an enormously popular permutation of online bingo, appealing in its simplicity. A 5x5 grid is laid out with cards numbered from 1 to 75. An online bingo caller announces random numbers while players mark of each number they see called, across however many cards they have purchased.
Winners like Mrs. M have daubed predetermined patterns or marked off all the numbers on a card, known as a 'blackout'. The patterns appear during gameplay in the top left of the window. Even if other spaces are marked off, a player can win as long as they have daubed all of the required boxes.
A chat function lends a civic atmosphere to proceedings, turning a standard game of online bingo into a community experience akin to the traditional bingo hall. A chat window appears in the bottom of the screen, moderated by a 'Chat Host' - highlighted in red - who looks after new players, answering questions and providing a point of contact. Chat Host's also hold their own games-within-a-game, where extra cash prizes are up for grabs.
Bingo 75 attracts longtime bingo lovers as well as those new to the experience. The possibility of automatically monitoring a few cards at once gives players more chances of winning than with a traditional, manual game.
Latest winner Mrs. M is delighted with her birthday win, saying, 'Well I would like to thank Jackpotjoy for my amazing lounge progressive jackpot win. It couldn't have come at a better time - my 50th birthday - and what a fantastic birthday pressie it is.
"I treated myself to a new hairdo and some new clothes and took the whole family for a slap up Chinese meal in celebration of my birthday and the grandkids have got their eyes on some good Christmas presents. Thank you once again!'
The Gamesys Group was founded by Noel Hayden in April 2001 with a small team of developers. The aim was to build a profitable online entertainment business providing Roulette, Scratch cards and Slots to a worldwide audience using proprietary gaming software.
SOURCE Jackpotjoy, London