The festive season is very nearly upon us and each year the world on internet bingo is awash with great Christmas bingo promotions as each site tries to out do the other with their festive bingo offerings. Year in and year out we see the Christmas bingo promotions grow with the jackpots getting larger, the prizes getting bigger and the numbers of players plumping up like a turkey ready for the Christmas dinner table.
Over the last couple of years and popular Christmas bingo promotion has come from Wink Bingo and although the big game doesn’t actually take place until New Year’s Day, we still consider it a festive bingo promotion. In 2009 and again in 2010, Wink Bingo offered a brand new Mini Cooper as the prize in a festive bingo game! Tickets cost £5 a piece but a lucky winner did/will drive off in a brand new car. Unlike other bingo promotions where a prize can be split, this Christmas bingo promotion from Wink Bingo goes to a tie break game if more than one winner calls bingo on the full house.
Even in the run up to the festive season all the promotions seem to take on a Xmas bingo theme or is it simply how the online bingo content writers promote them? All the bingo prizes on offer, from November onwards, are suddenly described as ‘stocking fillers’ or a ‘great prize to put away for Christmas’ when in essence, with exception of the big bingo prizes like a car, they are similar prizes to those that have been offered all year.
Who are we to knock it though, we have been as guilty as the next person of milking the Christmas bingo card and after all it is the season to be jolly!
Xmas bingo is a phenomena that we are going to continuing seeing for as long as online bingo remains popular amongst players and as the market grows we are sure to see more and more competition amongst operators to have the best Christmas bingo promotion!