Sun Bingo

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Sun Bingo
Private
Industry Gambling
Founded 2006 (2006)
Headquarters Alderney
Services Online Bingo
Parent The Sun
Website sunbingo.co.uk

Sun Bingo is an online bingo operator based and licensed in Alderney.[1] It was founded in 2006, and is part of News UK Group[2] who also operates newspaper The Sun. The company provides online bingo gaming platform predominantly for the United Kingdom.

History[edit]

Sun Bingo was launched as the bingo arm of The Sun newspaper in 2006, operated by Tombola[3] for a period of four years, until it took over by rival gaming operator Gamesys.[4] During the time operated by Gamesys, Sun Bingo launched their first mobile dedicated site[5] offering bingo games. In November 2015, News UK and Playtech signed a five-year deal to operate Sun Bingo as part of Virtue Fusion, Playtech's Bingo division.[6]

Sun Bingo offering bingo games such as 90 ball bingo, 75 ball and 80 ball bingo alongside online slots, scratch cards and online games. Now it is a huge online platform for gambling, with a big choice of video slots, own players community and online chat with host.[7][8]

Television show[edit]

Sun Bingo has a popular televised game of bingo named "Having a ball".[9] The show began in 2006, and is presented by hosts Brian Dowling, Rustie Lee and Jean Martyn.[10] Each show is split into four sessions, an hour long each and with occasional celebrity guests.[9]

Awards[edit]

  • WhichBingo Awards 2014 – Best Television Advert.[11]
  • WhichBingo Awards 2014 – Best Chat Team.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gambling Control". Gambling Control. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "News UK". News UK. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sun Bingo launched". Whichbingo. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sun Bingo". Gamesys. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sun Bingo launch mobile site". Bingoport. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sun Bingo new deal". London stock exchange. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ever Wondered Where the Best Spots for Gambling Are?". All Casinos Answers. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "What is an online bingo chat host?". The Sun. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Having a ball". The Sun. United Kingdom. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Having a ball". Mobilebingosites. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Winners – WhichBingo Awards 2014". whichbingo.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.