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Express Newspapers has dabbled in the world of online bingo and games in the past with sites powered by GTech, but these disappeared from view in the last few months as GTech was eaten up by IGT and IGT have backed off from bingo to concentrate on instant and slot games.
The group is back in the game, however, as it has been revealed that a deal has been done with the Gaming Realms real money gaming division Bear Group. The Daily Express and the Daily Star will be launching Star Wins and Express Wins in the next few weeks.
The build and support of the new gaming sites will be through both the digital and print assets of Express Newspapers as part of a three-year revenue share agreement.
Gaming Realms CEO Patrick Southon said of the deal, “It’s fantastic for the Group to sign a partnership deal with one of the UK’s major newspaper businesses. If successful the partnership is expected to unlock a valuable source of revenue as well as potential further opportunities for collaboration.”Read more about the Bear Group
Loony Bingo has already been open for almost a year and in that time has prided itself on being among the biggest and best with regard to its welcome offer.
Looking to remain competitive the offer has recently been amended to take into the enduring popularity of the no deposit bonus among online bingo fans.
With immediate effect all new players that sign up to the crazy bingo site will be able to sample the bingo games on offer for free thanks to the £7 freeplay bingo bonus on offer - with no deposit required.
As long as a valid debit or credit card is added at the time of registration the no deposit bonus will be waiting in your Loony Bingo account as soon as sign up is complete.
To add to their claim of 'the Wackiest Welcome ever' there is also a 300% first deposit match bonus and more bonus codes are issued regularly. The maximum first deposit bonus is £30 so no need to try and break the bank to take full advantage.
You can withdraw up to £100 of any winnings with the no deposit bonus once 3x wagering has been completed.Learn more about what Loony Bingo has to offer
With new bingo taxes on the horizon based on bonus funds given out to new and existing players the online bingo operators are looking at new and ingenious ways of keeping players happy and, therefore, continuing to play.
Wink Bingo has this month launched The Wink Wheel. Every deposit of £10 or more will unlock a spin of the wheel which will grant a guaranteed bonus of spins, bingo bonus or games bonus - although the winnings will be capped and subject to wagering requirements. However, it does mean that once again every deposit is rewarded.
To get a spin of The Wink Wheel you have to use code SPIN when you deposit or the feature won't be triggered.
The wheel will initially be available until 31st October, so give it a go. Whether it is a feature that exploits any loophole in the impending tax legislation remains to be seen.Learn more about The Wink Wheel
In the next few weeks visitors to Mecca Bingo both online and on the high street can expect to see some changes. There will be a new look, including a new logo and tagline - 'We Know the Feeling'.
To help launch all this newness there is a new UK marketing campaign that has been developed by independent creative marketing agency Pablo London. It will be a high visibility campaign and you will notice it across multiple advertising formats. The campaign will also benefit from the increased profile of the celebrity chosen to be the face of Mecca Bingo, Louise Redknapp, due to the fact she is currently appearing in the new season of top BBC entertainment programme Strictly Come Dancing.
This new 'We Know the Feeling' campaign is the result of its biggest ever marketing outlay and aims to focus on what Mecca knows players love and capturing the excitement of playing online bingo with them.
Check back with WhichBingo soon for the 'first look' at the new Mecca Bingo TV advert.Read more about new Mecca Bingo
Every year, tombola run a massive reactivation campaign whereby they give all their players a free fiver in bonus money.
From 19th September to 28th October, eligible players who have staked £20 or more in real money in the past can claim. The precise date you become eligible is down to the first letter of your surname, (e.g. A = can claim from 19th Sept. Z = can claim from 17th Oct).
The free bonus can be used on any game except Hamster Race and tombola Roulette. See tombola for more details.Read more
From Monday 19th September to Sunday 2nd October, Sky Bingo are running a special "£10 Treat" promotion which is open to new and existing Sky Bingo players.
The premise is simple. Simply enter the code 10FREE and you'll get £10 bingo bonus, completely free.
The catch is that it's paid out over 5 seperatate days. You get £2 instantly, and then the rest come in £2 installments that are credited on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
They can be used only for bingo tickets but can be used in any bingo room. Act fast though as the £2 bonuses will expire after 48 hours if not used.Read more
If there is one online bingo site that everyone will recognise on sight whether you love or hate the game it is tombola. This is thanks in no small part to the exposure they get on daytime and early evening TV with a wide range of adverts, most of which include real players from the site.
This latest TV ad packs in a lot of images from the latest shoot and shows a wide variety of the games on offer. The voiceover mentions their awards, the unique games, the jackpots worth up to £20,000, the £7million they give away every week in prizes and that more than all that it is a lot of fun to play - pure and simple.Learn all about tombola here
Coronation Street Bingo is exclusive to Gala Bingo and it is a hit with the players at the site. Each game boasts some super cash prizes and there's always the chance to scoop a Golden Cobbles progressive cash win too. If you don't know what that is get yourself over there and have a go!
Until 8th October there is even more reason to give Gala Bingo and the Coronation Street room a visit as you can win some extra special Coronation Street prizes every day including the chance to mingle with famous faces from The Street at a special and very exclusive Corrie event.
Just spend £5 in the Coronation Street Bingo room to qualify for six tickets to the full house game the following day at 10pm for a range of exclusive prizes.See what Gala Bingo has to offer
The X Factor is back on TV looking for the next big singing star and Gaming Realms have done a deal with Fremantle Media and Simco to launch a branded slots and games site.
So nobody will miss it The X Factor Games also has a TV advert showing now and to get the reels spinning the site is offering all new players 50 free spins with no deposit required as well as the traditional 100% first deposit bonus.Learn all about The X Factor Games
The sun seems to be putting his hat away and summer has all but drawn to a close so it could be that you’re looking for a way to beat the blues.
Well, we can point you at Zinger Bingo. The site has bolstered the bonus offer, added new bingo rooms, enhanced their bingo jackpots and added more zing to their free bingo. Plus it has an outstanding welcome package for all new players.
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