LONDON, January 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
One of the web's most popular online bingo sites, Jackpotjoy, has announced details of a record win. Mrs. Janet A bagged £16,211 on the website's popular 75-ball version of the game, saying she is "shocked and surprised!" adding that she "can't wait for a publicity call and to see herself in a magazine!"
Since its launch, Jackpotjoy has been one of the most successful gaming websites, providing players - from those after a casual flutter to the most hardened punter - with the opportunity to win big for example by playing classic roulette, poker or any other online casino game, slots or simply bingo.
The site's bingo section boasts a wide range of variants on the classic game, with Bingo 75 especially popular. Players such as Mrs. A put this popularity down to ease of use matched with lots of chances to win big.
On entering the bingo rooms, players are met with a 5x5 grid, comprised of numbered cards from 1 to 75. Styled after the traditional bingo halls, a bingo caller announces numbers at random, whilst players mark off any corresponding numbers on their card or cards. Players can run numerous cards at one time, without worrying that they will miss any numbers, as each card is automatically daubed by the computer.
Patterns appear in the top of the screen, which players must copy on their own cards if they are to win. Once a pattern is complete - regardless of how many other numbers not featured in the pattern are daubed - a player wins. Additional chances to win come in the form of a 'blackout', when every number on a given card has been called and marked off by the player.
The chat function allows players to communicate with each other, lending a community spirit to the game (sadly lacking in many other versions of online bingo). This helps to make the experience closer to that of a traditional bingo hall.
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 casino games, online bingo and slots. Due to Jackpotjoy's success in the UK the company has established international growth with bingo websites in Sweden and Spain.