Virgin have today announced the launch of a licensed 90-ball bingo game in the United States. Not all USA Bingo players will be able to take advantage of bingo games as it is presently only available in New Jersey.
The launch of licensed USA Bingo games is a significant step forward even if it is 90-ball bingo and not the 75-ball bingo games that bingo players in the United States are more used to enjoying. New Jersey Bingo players can enjoy bingo games at the Online Virgin Casino that now exists in partnership with the Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort.
The new bingo game is powered by Gamesys software which is also the supplier of bingo software to Jackpot Joy. Jackpot Joy has recently been purchased by the Canadian gambling group Intertain which is buying up and partnering with every major bingo site around.
Virgin Bingo games will be available to play during the hours of 10:00 am and 11:00 pm each day with £90,000 worth of prizes available to bingo players. Although this is still relatively small in terms of prize money, it must be remembered that these are the first stages for licensed bingo in the United States and this is for play in New Jersey alone.
In addition to offering normal bingo games, Virgin will also be aiming to entice players by offering free bingo games where jackpot prizes are won. Prizes include one-line and two-line wins as well as a Full House Bingo prize.
A Bonus Mystery prize is awarded to players getting any of these results. There is also a Super Jackpot if a bingo player gets a full house in 51 or fewer calls. This will also trigger a community bingo jackpot.
The popularity and growth of bingo games online worldwide are in our opinion largely due to the use of free bingo. Free Bingo games offer players rewards that far exceed the small amounts of money it takes to get bingo tickets.
Bingo is the most played form of online entertainment in the world for good reason. The first licensed USA Bingo room has now happened and it will be interesting to see what comes next.
The likes of Dragonfish Bingo who power some of the biggest bingo rooms in the United Kingdom and also have a Casino partnership with Caesars Casino will be looking at this situation enviously. We expect more licensed USA Bingo Rooms in operation in very short order. That can only be a positive thing for bingo players in North America.