The UK's shortest professional bingo caller has been unveiled as the mascot for FreeBingoHunter.com, a new information portal that helps players find the best sites for free bingo.
At four-foot in height, 25-year-old Jason Owen is a former finalist for Bingo Hall Caller Of The Year and will also soon help establish a second site at BingoMinis.com aimed at those who enjoy shorter games.
Owen stated that the new sites are hoping to cash in on the growth in young females affected by the credit crunch who stay in to play free online bingo. The game used to be the domain of the over-60s but recent figures have shown that 48 per cent of all new players are women aged between 18 and 34 attracted by rewards in excess of one million dollars.
'Women of whatever shape or size love bingo and online bingo gives them the chance to carry on their busy lives while socialising and winning prizes,' said Owen.
Owned by English firm QuickThink Media Limited, FreeBingoHunter.com stated that the online bingo market in the UK has grown by 80 percent over the past six months to be worth in excess of one billion dollars a year. In addition, figures released by the National Bingo Association indicate that four out of five of the three million people playing bingo in the country are women and Owen even has his own groupies, Jason's Bingo Bunnies.
'The Bunnies love FreeBingoHunter.com because it helps them find the best value free bingo games and prizes all on one website,' said Owen.
'The Bunnies were the ones who spurred me on to go for my dream. We may be in a recession but bingo has bucked the trend since the days of the Romans. While bingo halls maybe closing online bingo is here to stay. I'd bet my hat on it.”