New Facebook bingo app has Britons in a Friendzy
One of the most prolific bingo operators in the UK has secured a new platform for providing its bingo and slots games. Gamesys, the company which runs bingo and slots games for The Sun as well as directly through its Jackpotjoy site, has beaten off the competition to become the first games operator in the world to offer real cash gaming on Facebook.
The arrival of the Bingo and Slots Friendzy App acknowledges the extent to which online games have become one of the dominant forms of entertainment in the UK, where millions of people play online games such as bingo and slots every week. Their appearance on Facebook recognises the social nature of online games in general and of bingo in particular, which, just as in the old days of the bingo hall, are best enjoyed with friends, new and old.
Here, we list just a few of the reasons why the joy of bingo has Britons in a frenzy:
FAST-PACED: Bingo is an energetic game and although it doesn’t require any skill, players do need to be mentally alert as the numbers are called out in rapid succession. The best approach is to start playing with only one or two cards and increase this as you become more experienced.
BEAUTIFUL GRAPHICS: The colours and characters in bingo and slots games these days are so attractive, it's almost like watching an animated feature film. For instance, the interface for Friendzy’s slot game Wonderland – which is based on the characters in the book Alice in Wonderland – presents a stunning array of colours in clear resolution. You won’t find any boring old fruit in Friendzy’s slot games but you’ll instead meet characters which blink, smile, speak and move.
PRIZES: Although players can have fun playing free bingo, winning a cash prize AND having fun is the ultimate in satisfaction. Some players like the immediate gratification of instant win prizes, but there’s no denying that jackpot prizes are a huge attraction for bingo lovers. Friendzy’s bingo game allows players to join a Community Progressive Jackpot which rolls over until a big winner takes the whole pot. Jackpots can run into the tens of thousands of pounds.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Prize money isn’t the only thing you can make playing online bingo – most players make dozens of new friends in the games and chat rooms. Players come from all age groups and locations across the UK – although women in the 25-45 age group make up many of the most committed players. All players share a love of bingo but the conversation isn’t limited to talking about the game. People talk about every topic under the sun in the chat rooms, from fashion to football.
Only Facebook members who are over 18 years of age and who live in the UK can sign up to play Bingo and Slots Friendzy. The rules preventing children from playing cash games online are strict so Friendzy will need to verify your age and identity before you can play and you’ll need a debit or credit card to join. Jackpotjoy members can use their login and passwords to access Friendzy straight away, without filling in a new member application.