UK Bingo Wars
By emily
As the popularity of online bingo grows, have joined the battle to bring the UK's five million bingo fans online.

UK based, was launched last August and its players are already claiming £35,000 of prizes every day. Now Gala Bingo, Virgin and Yahoo have announced they too will be running bingo online, with Mecca expected to follow suit, to battle it out to be the biggest online bingo player of all.

The British are taking to online bingo in a bigger way than anywhere else in the world. In a year's time it’s forecast that more than 250,000 will be playing online bingo on a regular basis, spending over £1 million a day. Dylan Schlosberg, spokesman for says: 'There are more bingo players in this world than poker players. Unlike poker, everyone knows how to play bingo. In five years’ time online bingo will be as big, if not bigger, than poker.”

'Three or four years ago most people playing in bingo halls were pensioners. Now bingo is the biggest leisure activity for women aged 25 to 45 living outside London. Around half of online players still go to their local bingo hall too. Bingo halls are not going to disappear tomorrow but companies like Mecca and Gala have realized that having a flutter online has become big business in the UK.'

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