The moment avid games fans have been waiting
for has arrived! From August 7th,
players on Facebook will be able to play bingo
and slots games
for real cash prizes and jackpots. Until now, only free games and
virtual prizes were available on Facebook, but
this move guarantees that the number of people
playing games on the social network will
continue to rise.
The cash prizes are available only through a
new app called Bingo Friendzy, named because
of its connection with the network where we
collect our friends into a virtual group.
Facebook Friendzy contains many different
bingo and slots games in just one App, so
you only need to install it once to get
access to dozens of different kinds of bingo
and games. Seasoned bingo players will
recognise all the old favourites including
Bingo 90 and Bingo 75, references to the
number of balls at play in a single game.
There are instant spot prizes and cash
bonuses to be won, or you can play in a
rolling competition called the Community
Progressive Jackpot, where the pot of money
to be won accumulates over weeks.
Newcomers to bingo will be instantly
welcomed and made to feel at home by fellow
players in the Jackpotjoy bingo Friendzy
chatroom. It's easy to get started. When
playing Bingo 90 for the first time for
instance, players are invited into the Games
Lobby and presented with a choice of 90 Ball
Bingo Rooms. Players often take up residence
in the same room, so their friends and bingo
buddies know where to find them when they
return to the site. If you are a new player,
don’t fret about which room to enter. Pick
one, then another and you’ll soon find the
right room for you, where your personality
fits with the other characters and players
in the room. Once inside the room you’ll
find three columns on your screen – the
left-hand column holds details of the
current game jackpots, number of players,
balls called and mini games you can play,
the right-hand column contains the Chat
window and the middle column has a timer
that’s counting down towards the next game.
Simply buy a ticket and start playing.
You’ll always find someone online who wants
to be your bingo buddy.
Having people who are online through the day
and evening is just one reason why Facebook
makes such a strong platform for Gamesys,
the company behind the Friendzy innovation,
which also owns
popular bingo sites like Jackpotjoy.com. Michael Saunders, Gamesys'
Managing Director noted this at the launch
of Friendzy, saying: "We are committed to
forming decisive partnerships and extending
our products to a wider audience. To be
selected to provide our award winning games
and entertainment to the UK Facebook
community marks an exciting turning point
for the industry and a milestone for the