An Aberdeen father of two who decided to quit his job as a bingo hall manager has achieved his dream by yesterday being award a degree. The degree in geology and petroleum should help him secure a career as a geologist.
Former Mecca Bingo employee, Gary Catto, decided that he wanted more from his life, so he handed in his notice to follow his dream four years ago to study at Aberdeen University.
Gary said: “I thought why not combine what I liked and the industry Aberdeen is famous for.”
Gary stated that he had enjoyed every minute of the degree course but would have struggle without the support he received from his family. He said. “It was a struggle being in full-time education, having to work part-time and raising two kids as well.
“I had great support from my wife, from my family and from the university when I needed it”.
Analysts suggest the general trend for online bingo in the UK still indicate further growth although June 2010 has been a very disappointing month. There is though no need for alarm. Traditionally during the summer months in the UK (June to August) there is always a slowdown in online gaming. For the first time in many years the UK is experiencing decent summer weather, which is a major factor why many hardcore online bingo players are deserting their computers. The World Cup has also hit online bingo hard as families join in with the World Cup spirit.
If you take a look at virtually all of the online bingo operator’s websites you will find that most have great value promotions and sign up offers. The fight to retain existing player’s plus sign up new players is to say fierce during the summer slowdown.
The UK must be the most developed online bingo market by far, although sleeping giants such as MTV are still entering the online bingo market. If all projections are correct, then 2010 will be a record breaking year for online bingo with bumper autumn and winter turnover.
Virgin Games are renowned for their great range of slots. One slot player who really does appreciate Virgin slots is scattyhat. Last Friday she scooped an amazing £31,470 playing Mayan Mania. Scattyhat had only joined Virgin a few weeks ago and simply just could not believe her luck.
She had just recently returned from Greece where she had been on holiday. She intends to use some of her winnings to pay off a few debts but plans to use the remainder for herself including perhaps another holiday in Greece. She took down the jackpot with a £2 stake hitting 5 x Mayan Volcano symbols on a win line.
Virgin Games seems to be producing many jackpot winners recently. Player Big123 scooped a £10,000 jackpot win, whilst the aptly named, janealwayswins walked away with £2,500.
Virgin Games is rapidly climbing the ranks of the UK most popular gaming site with the likes of Virgin Bingo and Virgin Casino becoming extremely popular. Unlike many other sites, Virgin Games are not tied to one particular game provider. They simply “cherry pick” the best games from top providers to offer what many suggest are the best range of games online.
Rumours suggest that the UK government is looking to review the smoking ban which analyst state is costing the UK economy up to £6 billion pounds each year. The smoking ban forbids any individual smoking in any enclosed place in the United Kingdom Since the ban was introduced in 2007, the UK pub and bingo industries has been hit extremely hard. Over 130 bingo halls have closed plus over 5365 pubs have closed with a total loss of over 24,000 jobs.
At the time the smoking ban was introduced in October 2005, MPs were told that a review would take place 3 years after the smoking ban came into effect.
“We will monitor the impact from day one, and we will have a full review at the end of three years,”
The health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, told MPs at the parliamentary select committee on health.
Over the last 3 years the pub industry has been reduced by an estimated 10%. The smoking ban clearly can’t be blamed for the entire decline as the economic slowdown must also have taken its effect on the industry. The bingo industry has hit harder than any other sector. Over 20% of UK bingo halls have closed since 2007. Many solely blame the decline on the smoking ban although there are clearly other major factors. Online bingo has clearly hit the live bingo scene hard. Playing bingo online is far cheaper than playing live as players have no travel or beverage costs. Players can also play for bigger jackpots online plus play for pennies rather than pounds at a live bingo hall. Last year’s new tax on bingo halls is also another major why the live bingo industry is struggling.
The Jackpotjoy Deal or no Deal Jackpot is rapidly moving towards a massive £1,500,000. Many suggest that the Jackpot could even surpass the existing Jackpotjoy Deal or no Deal jackpot which stands at over £1,600,000.
Jackpotjoy are one of the UK’s biggest online bingo sites. Each day they pay out on average over £3m to their players. The Deal or no Deal game is Jackpotjoy’s most popular progressive jackpot game as it gives players to win a life changing jackpot for as little as 20p a go. The last record holder was Paul M from Kent who sat down to play the game at 9.45am, one Friday morning, and by 10am he was a millionaire.
Jackpotjoy’s Deal or no Deal slot is based on the popular Channel 4 game show of the same name. The game is an actual slot that you can play for just 20p a spin. If you hit the bonus, the game then plays like the actual TV game show. The game is a progressive type game as a portion of every stake is added to the jackpot prize pool.
Jackpotjoy are renowned for the biggest jackpots online. 3 lucky players have already scooped over £1m playing Deal or no Deal at Jackpotjoy in the last couple of years. Perhaps there has never been a better time to claim Jackpotjoy’s generous £100 sign up bonus. Will you be Jackpotjoy’s next mammoth jackpot winner?
To the dismay of England fans, England are out of the World Cup much earlier than most expected. One lucky England fan though has plenty to celebrate. A 48 year old women from Leeds has scooped a mammoth £82,000 cash jackpot, just minutes after logging onto Gala Bingo.
The 48 year old grandmother asked to remain anonymous so Gala Bingo has respected her request. Gala Bingo has though released details of what the jackpot winner had to say about her win.
“I’ve got four children and two grandchildren and we have always dreamed of going away together. We’ve never had a big family holiday and without this money we would not have been able to go. I’ve just booked a trip for us all to Disneyland Paris and my grandchildren are over the moon.”
She added: “Things like this just don’t happen to me. This win really has changed my life!”
Lesley Hall, consumer PR manager at Gala Bingo said: “We’re absolutely delighted to hear how becoming one of our 500,000 monthly winners they’re going to be able to have a great family holiday in Disneyland. We hope they have a fantastic time Paris.”
Many online bingo sites have reported a decline in visitors during the World Cup. The situation has also not been helped by the great summer weather in the UK. Most UK online bingo sites have been running special promotions during the last month to try and tempt their players away from World Cup coverage. Many of the World Cup promotions are now coming to a final conclusion which means we should have many jackpot wins to report to you in the year near future!
There is no doubt that Virgin Bingo has one of the best range of slots online. Unlike many online bingo operators they are not tied to one particular slot network so they can cherry pick the best slots from each network.
Recently Virgin Bingo has started to add Microgaming slots to their range of games including Thunderstruck and the very popular Tomb Raider Slot. We have exclusive news of further slots that will be added to Virgin Bingo in the coming months.
We can exclusively reveal that HITMAN, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, Break da Bank, Mega Moolah and The Osbournes will be added to the range of slots available at Virgin Bingo in the very near future. Better still most of these will be available to play in play money mode.
Virgin Games have also recently announced that they now allow deposits and withdrawals from standard Paypal accounts. This is of course great news for those who prefer not to use debit or credit cards online. Many suggest this could be a smart move from Virgin Games as very few operators allow the use of Paypal.
Perhaps it is no surprised that Virgin Bingo is becoming so popular!
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Who says online bingo is boring? Play online bingo at Virgin Bingo caused pregnant Ann Marie Stubbs from Scarborough to go in to labour. Ann was playing in Virgin Bingo’s Marrakesh room when she told other players in the chat room that her waters had broke. Ann had to be dashed to hospital where soon after she gave birth to Harley Jay Stubbs who weighed in at 7lbs 1oz.
Virgin Bingo managed to have a few words with Ann Marie a few days after the happy event.
“I could not believe my waters broke while I was playing bingo, to say I was shocked was an understatement! Everyone has been fantastic in the Marrakesh room. It must be a first Virgin Bingo baby” said Anne Marie.
Virgin Bingo’s Marrakesh room is renowned for its great promotions including free bingo. Rest assured though the baby was not part of any promotion!
Our congratulations go to Ann Marie and of course Harley.
Trisha McCauley will feature in a prime time UK TV bingo commercial for the next 8 months. The TV commercials will be broadcast during every episode of the popular UK soap, Emerdale Farm. Trisha simply could not believe her lick when she was selected to be featured in the Tombola advert.
Actual Tombola Bingo players were chosen to audition for the commercial. Trisha made an instant impact as her audition included everything from dancing to kite flying. Ask you can imagine Trisha was delighted .
‘I never imagined anything like this was going to happen,’ said Trisha.
‘I enjoy playing online bingo and one day I decided to fill out an application form on a website, and I thought that would be it.
‘Then they called me up and asked me to come and audition in London – it was absolutely amazing.’
Tombola Bingo chose 25 players for three days of fly-on-the-wall documentary style filming in April.
They were taken to various locations, including Rye town centre, Camber Sands beach and London, and given the chance to enjoy pottery making, horse riding and a specially-made Victorian fun fair.
But after the shooting of the adverts was over no-one thought to tell Trisha when they would be appear on the television.
Trisha said: ‘I was talking on the phone in my house one evening when I suddenly realised I was on TV!
‘It was totally unexpected and caught me by surprise, but I ended up really liking them.’
And having made some friends for life Trisha said she was amazed by how natural it had felt.
‘The whole experience was unlike anything I’ve ever done before, or probably will do again, and I’m just really grateful for the chance they gave me,’ she said.
Head of marketing at tombola.co.uk, Dawn Clayton, said: ‘Everyone had such a great time over the three day shoot – it felt more like a mini tombola holiday as players just had fun and we filmed them having a laugh together.
‘We think the warmth and fun they had together comes across brilliantly and it really reflects what tombola.co.uk is all about.’
Margaret Craig aged 63 told how she was mugged for her bingo winnings. She was kicked in the face by a mugger who snatched her bag containing her bingo winnings. Margaret was taken straight to hospital after the attack. Police are now hunting for the mugger who performed what can only be described as a terrible attack.
Margaret, of Aberdeen, said: “I was at the bingo and decided to walk home because it was such a nice night.
“I was going on to Portal Terrace when I heard someone running behind me.
“When I turned round, this guy started pulling my bag and said, ‘Give me it.’
“I swore at him and said no but he kept pulling and pulling and we struggled.”
She said the man then pointed a silver sharp object against her hand and she stumbled to the ground.
She added: “I landed on the grass verge. That’s when he kicked me in the face.
“When he kicked me a second time, the strap broke and he ran away. I screamed and screamed. A guy came down and helped me.”
Margret was treated for minor injuries, including a big bruise on her eye and later released.
Police constable Duncan MacKintosh said: “This was a terrible attack on a lone woman.
“We are determined to find the person who was responsible.”
Virgin Bingo has joined the small band of bingo operators who now accept Paypal deposits. Playing at Virgin Bingo you can now deposit and withdraw to using your own Paypal account. Virgin Bingo seems to be going from strength to strength in recent months. Allowing online bingo players to use Paypal is bound to attract even more players. Virgin Games has a joint wallet for all their products so once you open an account you can also use your existing account to play at Virgin Casino and Virgin Poker.
Virgin Bingo, almost silently has been climbing the ranks of the most popular online bingo sites. Virgin of course is a brand held in high regards all around the world renowned for simply giving their customers what they want.
Virgin Bingo offer one of the most popular sign up packages online. All new sign ups receive:
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We rate Virgin Bingo as one of the very best online bingo sites as their loyalty scheme is second to none. Don’t forget you still have time to play free bingo to win up to £1000 during every World Cup game.
Gala Bingo has announced that actress Sheree Murphy will be the celebrity face of their World Cup Bingo promotion. Sheree is well known for her roles in Emmerdale and Hollyoaks plus many other appearances on UK TV. She is also of course married to Australian footballer Harry Kewell.
The fight to retain players during the World Cup seems to be fierce as most UK online bingo sites are offering great promotions. Gala have an amazing £75,000 available in bingo jackpots during World Cup games. Gala will also be running a link jackpot game every day each week at 7.55pm apart from Fridays.
Sheree will have her own personal room at the Gala bingo site. Meet Sheree by simply visiting her room from 8pm to 10pm daily during the World Cup.
Now that the winner of Britain’s Got Talent has been decided our thoughts now turn to the X Factor. Mecca Bingo is renowned for teaming up with the popular show so as you can imagine Mecca Bingo yet again have a great X Factor promotion.
Mecca Bingo is pleased to announce that yet again they can offer X Factor tickets to their players. If you are a fan of X Factor then Mecca Bingo have a great treat installed for you! Not only will you get to see Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh you will also get to see a special guest judge. Rumours suggest guest judges could be Pixie Lott, Katie Perry or even Kyle Minogue.
You have until Thursday 17th June to enter the prize draw. You simply have to wager at least £5 on Mecca Bingo’s X-Factor Steps To Stardom slot. Good Luck!
Gala Corel seem to be fighting for its life although many hope a restructuring plan will breathe some life in to the company. Lenders have written off a staggering £558 million as part of a takeover by the company’s creditors. The deal is part of an equity swap which saw the exit of private owners Candover, Cinven and Perimra after seven years.
The new owners are Apollo, Cerberus, Park Square and York Capital who have injected £200 million to support the business of 145 bingo clubs and 1,600 betting shops. Many blame the UK smoking ban for the demise of online bingo but it seems clear that many bingo players are simply switching to the online game. Whilst there is no doubt that live bingo is in decline, online bingo is still seeing rapid growth. The economic slowdown has also hit online bingo and betting shops hard during the last couple of year.
Analysts predict a brighter future the Gala although it is clear the company simply has to increase its footfall. Even after an upturn in the UK economy with Gala’s debt shrinking by £700m the sad fact is that the current debt is a staggering £1.9 billion.
Perhaps for stability the management team will remain the same with Neil Goulden remaining executive chairman.
Neil Goulden stated: ‘The restructured group is now in a strong position and fully able to complete in an increasingly competitive and global gaming market”.
For all England football fans we bring you news to give you a lift after England dismal performance in the World Cup so far. We have a great treat for you which will give you the chance to cheer on the England lads in great style.
Foxy Bingo are giving their players a chance to win dozens of England kits play bingo games with just a 1p stake. That’s right for only 1p you have the chance to win your very own England kit.
To be in with a chance of winning you simple need to play at Foxy Bingo from 8pm as games will run from 8pm to 11pm at 20 minute intervals. Prizes will include England World Cup training jackets plus of course England World Cup shirts.
All you need to do to be within with a chance of bagging the England World Cup merchandise is simply play any of the special promo games. For just a penny you simply can’t go wrong.
Most parents will know that England football merchandise can cost a small fortune so not only does this Foxy Bingo promotion give you the chance to escape the football but could save you a small fortune.
Virgin Bingo has done it again! Virgin Bingo have a great promo for those who want to escape the next month of World Cup football. During EVERY World Cup game Virgin Bingo will offer FREE BINGO!
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Every time there’s a World Cup match being played, Virgin Bingo will offer 90 minutes of free bingo and bargain bingo games! With the free prize money gradually increasing with every round, each game will become a crucial fixture not to be missed!
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A Chester Bingo Hall is holding a tea party to raise funds for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity. This is another great event which is part of Mecca Bingo’s partnership with Marie Curie which will continue for the remainder of this year.
The event will take place on Saturday June 19th and will of course include bingo. Better still those who partake in the event will be able to purchase a hot drink and a cupcake for the bargain price of £1.
Bernie Dullagham was delightedthat the Chester has hosting the event: “We are very excited to be holding a Blooming Great Tea Party to support our charity … and hope that many of our club customers will come and join in the fun.”
She added the money will help provide free care for the terminally ill in their own house.
Mecca plan to run many other similar events this year as they hope to raise a massive total of £200,000.
These type of events are proving to be a great success as theyhave been well supported around the UK. Well done Mecca Bingo!
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You mathematicians out there will already have noticed that the expected value for Deal or No Deal is simply the arithmetic mean, or more simply, the average dollar amount remaining in the cases. Risk aside, accepting a “deal” for less than the mean should generally be regarded as a gutless, weak decision, and the contestant should be ridiculed accordingly. However, late in the game, if a savvy contestant were to wrangle an amount out of the banker that is greater than the mean, then he or she ought to be carted off stage like Mike Ditka after the ‘85 Super Bowl.
Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I invite you to look at things in a purely mathematical light here. If you don’t consider “luck” to be of any help to you (and you shouldn’t – although I see you over there with that scratch-off lottery ticket!), then when you begin the game, your goal ought to be to “beat the mean.” Obviously, the mean changes as suitcases are removed, but regardless of the mean at any given time, your goal should remain the same: beat the mean.
Let’s say that you got unlucky and blew off the 13 most valuable cases on your first 13 suitcase removals. It should be abundantly clear at this point that you’re not going to walk out with a wad of cash, but you should still be expecting no less than $185.85, which is the mean. If you made it to this particular point in the game and the banker were to offer you $200, then in my less-than-humble opinion, you’d be an idiot not to take it. If you prefer facts to my freewheeling opinions, then try this on: it would be a statistical mistake not to accept this offer.
There are many versions of the Deal OR No Deal game online but our choice for the best version has to be PKR. With superb 3D graphics it is almost like playing on the TV show and you can win some amazing prizes! Other versions such as those offered by Ladbrokes and Mecca may be good but PKR simply seems to have raised the standard. Check out the videos below to see the stunning graphics of the actual game play. Why not down the PKR so you can try out the software for free!
These strange phrases originate from the East End of London, they are in effect rhyming slang.
Kelly’s eye – (At the beginning / Nelson’s column / Bingo baby)
Kelly’s eye named after the Australian gangster Ned Kelly who had only one eye.
One little duck – (Me and you / Doctor Who / Little boy blue)
One little duck based upon the shape of the number – it looks like the neck of a swan.
Cup of tea – (You and me / One little flea / I’m free / Debbie McGee)
Knock at the door – (Bobby Moore)
Man alive – (One little snake)
Tom mix – (Tom’s tricks / Chopsticks)
Lucky seven – (God’s in heaven / One little crutch / David Beckham)
One fat lady – (Garden gate / Golden gate / Gareth Gates)
Doctor’s orders Originates from the British Army – in WW1 a pill known as number 9 was given out as a laxative by army doctors!
Tony’s den No doubt now will change to Gordon’s den as it refers to the current Prime Minister.
One dozen – (One and two / Monkey’s cousin)
Unlucky for some – (Devil’s number / Bakers dozen)
Young and keen – (Rugby team / Stroppy teen)
Sweet Sixteen – (She’s lovely / Never been kissed)
Dancing queen – (Often been kissed) Dancing queen from the Abba song ‘young and sweet, only seventeen’.
Coming of age
One score – (Getting plenty / Blind 20)
Key of the door
Two little ducks – (All the twos / Quack Quack)
Thee and me – (The Lord is my Shepherd) The Lord is my Shepherd refers to Psalm 23 in the Bible.
Duck and dive
Pick and mix – (Bed and breakfast / Half a crown) Bed and breakfast – the traditional price of bed and breakfast accommodation many years ago was 2 shillings and 6 pence (the equivalent of half a crown).
Gateway to heaven – (Little duck with a crutch) The number 7 looks like a crutch.
Over weight – (In a state / Duck and its mate)
Rise and Shine – (You’re doing fine / In your prime)
Dirty Gertie – (Burlington Bertie / Speed limit / Flirty thirty / Blind 30) Burlington Bertie is racing slang – odds of 100-30 on the racing circuit.
Get up and run
Buckle my Shoe – (Jimmy Choo)
Dirty knees – (All the threes / Two little fleas / All the feathers / Sherwood Forest) Sherwood Forest – ‘all the trees’
Ask for more
Jump and jive
More than Eleven – (A flea in heaven)
Those famous steps From the classic spy novel and film ‘The 39 Steps’.
Naughty Forty – (Life begins at / Two score)
Time for fun – (Life’s begun)
Whinny the Pooh
Down on your knees
Droopy drawers – (All the fours)
Halfway there – (Halfway house)
Up to tricks
Four and seven
PC (Police Constable) – (Copper / Nick nick) PC 49 was a well known radio police show in the 40s and 50s.
Half a century – (Bulls eye / Blind 50)
Tweak of the thumb
Danny La Rue – (Weeks in a year / Pack of cards)
Stuck in the tree – (feng shui)
Clean the floor
Snakes alive – (All the fives)
Was she worth it?
Heinz varieties Heinz (who make baked beans) historically made 57 varieties of products.
Make them wait – (Choo choo Thomas)
Brighton line The London to Brighton bus service was the number 59.
Five dozen – (Three score / Blind 60)
Turn on the screw – (Tickety boo)
Red raw – (The Beatles) The Beatles is from the well-known song ‘When I’m Sixty Four’ and is often sung by players when the number is called out.
Old age pension
Clickety click – (All the sixes)
Made in heaven
Either way up – (The same both ways / Your place or mine / Meal for two)
Three score and ten – (Blind 70)
Bang on the drum – (J-Lo’s bum)
Six dozen – (A crutch and a duck / Par for the course)
Queen B – (Crutch and a flea)
Strive and strive – (On the skive)
Trombones – (Was she worth it?) A musical piece called ’76 trombones’ is commonly played at parades. Was she worth it? – a wedding licence used to cost 7 shillings and 6 pence.
Sunset strip – (All the sevens / Two little crutches)
One more time
Eight and blank – (Gandhi’s breakfast / Blind 80) Gandhi’s breakfast refers to his protest fast ‘Eight Nothing’ or ‘Ate Nothing’
Stop and run – (Fat lady and a little wee)
Straight on through – (Fat lady with a duck)
Time for tea – (Fat lady with a flea / Ethel’s Ear)
Between the sticks
Torquay in Devon – (Fat lady with a crutch)
Two fat ladies – (All the eights / Wobbly Wobbly)
Nearly there – (All but one)
Top of the shop – (Top of the house / Blind 90 / End of the line)
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Remember also that bingo sites just do not just offer the standard bingo type games. All online bingo sites offer slots and instant win games. Many of the slot jackpots do have much bigger payouts than standard off-peak bingo games. A great strategy would be to use 50% of your free money to play the big jackpot games as discussed earlier and use the other 50% to play slot games with decent jackpots. If you get lucky and have a win playing slots use this money to play more big jackpot games.
Two sites that offer free money bingo bonuses are Wink and Bet365 and these have a great selection of other types of bingo games including slots.
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I had to enter my card details but received £15 free without making a deposit from Wink Bingo.
I guess the bigger sites don’t need to tempt new users with free cash as they have already built their client base. The sites that did offer the free cash though are established online bingo sites and they also offer some great deposit bonus offers if you later decide to make a deposit. More about deposit bonuses in my next report!
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A good strategy when playing The Money Drop is to divide your prize amongst different trap doors as this will increase your odds increase of a payout. Unless you are very lucky placing your entire prize fund on one trap door is not optimum play. Also remember the greater the number of rounds and doors you play, the larger the potential prize money.
To all our Australian and New Zealand “housie” readers let me first say welcome to you all. As I’m sure you are all aware the format of you game is exactly the same as ours although we call our game “bingo” and you call yours “housie”.Please do go to our home page and try some of our free bingo money offers as we would love to see our Australian and New Zealand friends online.
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There are two ways of gaining entry into this prize game over the next month or so; you can pre-buy tickets now, which cost £10 each (eeek!), in the Wink Mini room from the games lobby. Or better still, you can receive one free ticket for every 500 bonus points you earn – which if you’re a Wink Bingo regular is a much better way to get ‘em! There are several ways of earning these bonus points which are:
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