It’s the time of summer promotions in the world of online gambling – and Mecca Bingo is the latest brand to get in on the act with its Summer Sizzler giveaway.Still Time to Join In the Summer FunOpting into the promotion is straightforward.First, players must have an online account with Mecca Bingo, as this promotion is only available via the web and not at Mecca Bingo clubs.To take part, customers need to enter the promotional code SIZZLER in the ‘My Bonuses’ section of their account.The promo kicked off on 31 July and runs until midnight on Sunday 3 September, so players still have time to enter.
The previous record was $656m, which was set in 2012, but once again no ticket matched all six numbers in the draw, prompting the figure to rise to an estimated $868m for Friday’s draw.That will be a new record for Mega Millions – which has soared so high as there has been no winner since July 24 – and is the second largest in US lottery jackpot history.Top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots To DateTuesday night’s winning numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61 and 69, plus the gold Mega Ball which was 9.Although no one scooped the jackpot, there was a precise total of 4,527,495 winning tickets on Mega Millions’ lesser prizes as the US bought into the increasing hype.One of those nine scooped an extra $4m for including the optional Megaplier, which is available to customers at an extra cost of $1 per ticket, which was sold in Texas.
America’s Mega Millions jackpot is within touching distance of the all-time record amount ahead of this Tuesday’s mid-week draw.The multi-state lottery game has seen its jackpot figure soar to an estimated $654 million – that’s within $2m of the $656m record accumulated in 2012 – after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn on Friday night.The jackpot has been rolling over since July 24, when a California-based office pool of 11 colleagues split a $543m payout, which was the largest prize ever claimed off a single ticket in Mega Millions history.“It’s so exciting for our players, and all of us, to see the Mega Millions jackpot getting so close to an all-time record level,” said Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Consortium and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming.“With a little luck, we may still break that record by Tuesday.And there’s even more fun with $862 million in combined jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball.
The Paddy Power brand is notorious for attracting players with lavish marketing so no one is surprised to see their Paddy Power Bingo Summer Bargain giveaway going on right now is offering up to £2.4 million in prizes.That's right, Paddy Power's bingo site is giving away a guaranteed £2,400,000 this summer!The headline-grabbing bingo promotion is the latest publicity move by the Irish bookmaking giant, which analysts expect to further boost the brand's position as one of the leaders in the online bingo industry.Read on to find out why you want to join the fun and how easy it is to get started and win prizes!Summer Bingo Bargain to Payout £2.4 MillionSports betting remains a very strong component for UK bookmaking companies, but the wider iGaming sector is rapidly becoming a key part of their business strategy and revenue generation.
Earlier this year Lottoland paid out what many thought was a record-setting jackpot.The astonishing €90m win blew by the previous Lottoland record of €14m - and all other online lottery payouts in history.He told the Gibraltar Chronicle that the company was “absolutely delighted” to achieve the record.This is what we do…trying to give the biggest jackpots out and we want to break our £90million record.”The improbable win comes from an arguably even more unlikely situation.Unlikely Player Takes Home Record
What has happened to the lottery ticket from South Carolina that won last month's Mega Millions record $1.537billion?It has been three weeks since the monster Jackpot, accumulated via rollovers that stretched back to July, was won by a single ticket bought at the KC Mart 7 on Lee Vaughn Road in Simpsonville.Mega Millions Record Jackpot WinnersThat Mega Millions Jackpot was the lottery's biggest prize ever, and ranked second in US Lottery's all-time list behind a 2016 Powerball Jackpot of $1.58billion that was split three ways by players in California, Florida and Tennessee.It was won by a single $2 ticket, but there were also 36 second-tier winners, collecting $1million each, and plenty have already begun spending their lottery winnings.'Don't Forget Lottery', Texted Virginia Husband
A man from Queensland, Australia has doubled his Lotto jackpot winnings, after accidentally purchasing two tickets online for the same draw!The AU$3.9million jackpot was split four ways after four tickets matched all six numbers on the Lotto draw.The man, in his 40s, new he had the numbers on one ticket, and was already celebrating winning nearly AU$1million, when the lottery official called.The lottery people dropped a line to the man from the Gold Coast, who wishes to remain anonymous, and revealed that he had not won a quarter of the jackpot - he was in fact nearly AU$2million richer!Oh my god," he replied.If I'm going to play, I have to play those numbers.
It seems somewhat plausible considering it happened around 35 years ago, but social media users have branded ex-professional boxer Chris Eubank Sr an ‘insane’ liar following his claim to have been cheated out of a big lottery win as an 18-year-old.The former two-weight world champion was replying to a tweet which compared his 1990 WBO middleweight title win over Nigel Benn to a “homeless man winning the lottery” when he revealed a pivotal moment in his young life.“I won the lottery in 1984 at 18 in NYC, I got five of six numbers and should have won over $100 thousand,” he wrote.“The guy in the grocery said it’s five numbers and the payout is $25 and naive me took it.“If he didn’t cheat me I would have lost my focus to make champion six years later.The responses were overwhelmingly unfavourable and it didn’t take long for popular Twitter profile @_DHOTYA – which stands for Didn’t Happen Of The Year Awards – to get involved.
Buzz Bingo, the new name for Gala Leisure's iconic Gala Bingo clubs, has unveiled a shiny new advertising campaign focussed on attracting a younger audience to online bingo.Three new television ads will be rolled out, featuring the 'world's friendliest grizzly bear', and shouting the message:'It's about playing together anywhere: in the club, on the sofa, while you're in the bath - you get the idea.'The campaign begins as Gala Leisure nears completion of a £40million rebrand, separating Gala Leisure from the Gala Coral Group, which maintains the Gala Bingo name online.The Gala name has been replaced by hipper 'Buzz Bingo' in 103 of Gala Leisure's clubs in the UK, with plans to complete the final 19 clubs in February 2019 - and buzzbingo.com fully operational.With Buzz Bingo seeping into local high streets, most recently in Weston-Super-Mare , it was time to turn the lights on and begin welcoming new customers online, where people can now play in groups with their friends.
This summer has seen a rush of online bingo promotions from the leading names in the iGaming industry, making it an ace time for those who love playing via laptop or mobile app.One of the latest bingo bonus offers comes in the shape of the Codebreaker bingo promotion, from Bet365 Bingo.This lucrative bonus is running until 27 August 2017 and gives gamers multiple chances to win!Throughout the promotional period, players of the bingo website can enter the bonus draw by playing in five specific bingo rooms:The rooms offer different styles and bingo themes, meaning every gamer is likely to find their kind of bingo banter during the promotion.The bingo bonus pays out cash prizes and free bingo game credits, depending on which numbers a player manages to unlock.
One Northamptonshire Mecca Bingo player has turned a £1 stake into the jackpot of a lifetime.A Northampton-based online bingo player won £321,000 on only a £1 stake.The player, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Northampton Chronicle & Echo that she plans to clear her debts and take a holiday somewhere sunny.“Getting a sum like this has been a real shock, it hasn’t even sunk in yet.You hear about others winning this kind of money in the news but you never think it could happen to you.I can’t wait to put my winnings towards enjoying some summer sun in style.”
The fresh branding of the famous game will be aimed at bringing in younger audiences.Gala Leisure’s rebranding plan revolves around a £40 million investment in their bingo clubs across the UK over the next two years.They’ll introduce Buzz Bingo in two clubs initially before converting every Gala Leisure club across the country to their new brand.The company partnered with Playtech to help bring their re-launch to life.Playtech’s lineup of games includes titles such as the DC branded Batman and the Riddler Riches online slot and Superman The Movie online slot.Interestingly, Playtech also partnered with Gala Leisure’s now rival Gala Group (more below) in March of 2018 to integrate all Ladbrokes platforms onto a single, Omni-Channel account.
Have you got the golden ticket?there are still plenty of good times to be enjoyed.There’s an eye-catching 52-ball game available, plus a whole bunch of other confectionary-based goodness.The Candylicious room has been created by Dragonfish, the software-developer owned and operated by the team at 888, and while it’s yet to be pushed out across all of the brand’s bingo sites, 888ladies is one of the first to offer the new platform!There’s even an appearance from a Willy Wonka-style character to sweeten the deal!Alongside traditional bingo gameplay, there’s a selection of titles where it’s less about the numbers and more about keeping your eye on the ball…
A winning EuroMillions lottery ticket worth over £76million has gone unclaimed almost a week on from the draw.The winning ticket for last Friday’s draw was sold in the UK and matched all five main numbers – 5, 15, 17, 37 and 44 – as well as the two Lucky Stars numbers, which were 7 and 11.Camelot Group, who operate The National Lottery in the UK and are affiliated with EuroMillions, have confirmed the ticket was sold at a shop in the UK, but are unable to reveal the precise location of where it was sold until two weeks after the draw, as per their protocol with winnings of over £50,000.The exact value of the ticket is £76,369,806.80 and it was bought on the day of the draw – Friday, November 2 – and it’s the fourth EuroMillions jackpot win in Britain in 2018.Andy Carter, senior winners’ adviser at the National Lottery, said the winning buyer likely has no idea of the windfall, but the public are being urged to hunt down their slips and double check the numbers.“Instead of enjoying their massive £76million windfall, the lucky ticket-holder has already let a week slip by and may be going about their everyday routine completely unaware of their amazing change of fortune,” said Carter.
Mecca Bingo is pushing the boundaries of online bingo with an innovative game concept known as Linka-Balls.Launched at the start of August in conjunction with Virtue Fusion, the 90-ball rooms are just another example of Mecca's bid to bring fresh concepts and opportunities to the online bingo mix.Alongside Mecca Bingo favourites such as 1 and 2 To Go games, where you can still win even if you miss a full house by a number or two, Linka-Ball games are a great way for seasoned bingo fans to get more out of playing.As the game progresses, the players who fill the side column with the correct colours in the correct order will win a bonus prize.This means you'll have dozens of chances to play each day, but only if you enter the game with 12 tickets or more.Then, if you can match colours vertically, horizontally or diagonally (just as you would in a game of Connect 4), you'll win.
One lucky lottery ticket from South Carolina has scooped a record Mega Millions jackpot in the US.The jackpot had been rolling since July 24 when a California office pool of 11 co-workers shared a $543million prize, and by Tuesday evening's draw on Octover 23 it stood at $1.537bn.The odds of anyone winning the main prize estimated at a staggering 302 million/1.People from the 46 localities that play Mega Millions - 44 states, the District of Columbia, and US Virgin Islands - sat tight on Tuesday night, as the balls bounced into the draw drum at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.The now famed jackpot numbers that rolled out minutes later were: 28, 70, 5, 62, 65, with a Mega Ball of 5, officials reporting that one ticket from South Carolina had scooped the record jackpot - smashing the lotteries last high-roll of $656 million, set in March 2012.Gordon Medenica, lead director of Mega Millions Group, said: "The moment we've been waiting for finally arrived, and we couldn't be more excited."
Bingo enthusiasts can be forgiven for getting a tad excited about the news that Yggdrasil are set to make their move into the sector.The firm, which has developed a reputation for innovation and excellence in the field of slot gaming, confirmed plans to expand into the world of online bingo.Speaking ahead of the brand’s presentation at the ICE Totally Gaming conference, which will take place on February 6-8 at London’s ExCeL Arena, Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist commented that:“…We’ve been analysing bingo for some time, and have realised there’s exciting potential to innovate in what has become a relatively dormant area of the industry.On launch, players will recognise industry-first features for bingo which have been adapted from the wider casino space, reinvigorating the much-loved pastime and raising the bar against other products on the market.”Yggdrasil Aiming for Full House
Favourite hobby, new friends, plenty of cash – the trifecta of reasons why so many play online bingo is clear for all to see.So if an all-time favourite online bingo house was offering up a generous cash prize sum and all you had to do was play your favourite game to stand a chance of winning, you'd sign up wouldn't you?That’s exactly what Butler’s Bingo is offering via its ‘JPGot2Go’ game, with a tidy £1,000 jackpot prize up for grabs every Thursday!If you plan on trousering the grand and already have an idea of how to spend it – an exotic holiday, perhaps, or putting it towards the new kitchen or bathroom fund – then you’ll need to know how to get involved.This is a straightforward house game where the winner takes the lot.Tickets can be bought just prior to the game going live or pre-purchased in advance from the Broadway Room, which is the Butler’s own little slice of bingo heaven.
It’s the time of year when most go trick-or-treating in pursuit of treats, but why not play a spot of bingo at Gala Bingo during the ghostly celebration?The site can tempt you with an assortment of Halloween-themed promotions to sink your teeth into, covering both bingo games and video slots for all you ghoulish gamers!Gala Bingo's "fang-tastic" promotions at run for a full week, starting on 24 October and running all the way up until Halloween Night on 31 October.Players who make a deposit during this hallowed window will be sent a spooky message via the Gala Bingo chat messenger service to indicate they opted in.Once it's been credited into the Gala Bingo wallet, it then has to be used on The Chase Bingo or The Chase video slot game.Any winnings earned during the Halloween extravaganza will be credited as a bootiful bingo bonus.
Christmas is here again, and that means it's time to find out which top bookmakers and casinos have behaved themselves... and which haven't.There might not be an actual present for those who make the 'Nice' list but making the top three is certainly a reward in itself!Check out our list below of operators we feel standout among the rest for success in 2018 or were highlighted for poor practices throughout the year.Experienced online casino players and sports bettors will already know that 888casino & 888sport are among the premier international gambling brands within their markets but in 2018, 888 not only expanded their player pools across Europe, they exploded onto the US scene - or more specifically, the New Jersey market.In June of 2018, 888 and Evolution brought live online casino gaming to New Jersey only to follow that up with launching mobile sports betting in the now legal NJ market.The operators's last bang of 2018 was securing the NFL's first online gambling sponsorship when they agreed to sponsor the New York Jets.