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Published On: Thu, Jun 11th, 2015

Bingo showers a fortune of $71,000 – No underestimating the winning powers of this game

For almost five centuries, Bingo has been considered as one of the most popular games in the world. Its humble beginnings were in the back streets of Italy and gradually it became a billion dollar industry with online gaming sites, glamorous casinos and a host of celebrity fans. Like the households around the world, even the Royal family loved to arrange a get-together and settle down with a game of Bingo. The popularity of this game is growing faster than it was predicted and now it has become not only a luxury but also a source of recreation for the players.

photo Roman Oleinik via wikimedia commons

photo Roman Oleinik via wikimedia commons

Which was the world’s biggest Bingo win?

Well, if you’re someone who doubts about the winning chances of Bingo, you will be rather surprised to know that the world’s biggest ever Bingo win was in December 2012, when a man who worked in a jobcentre gathered a staggering 5.9 million pounds. This Bingo jackpot winner was Jack Orchard, 60 had been playing bingo online with a number of other games throughout the world. This incredible win clearly meant that John could retire comfortably with his wife. He quickly bought a Jaguar FX for 40,000 pounds and started living a life of luxury.

June 8th, 2015 – A woman wins $71,000 by playing e-bingo

According to recent reports, a customer at the Roosevelt Bar situated in Eveleth won $71,054 by playing a bingo game electronically, which was the largest ever for the charitable e-bingo business that was started in Minnesota. This staggering amount was won by a regular customer who was busy playing the Voodoo Guru game with her husband on a bar’s iPad, as per records by the owner of the bar, Margie Koivunen. She suddenly shouted and screamed “I got it, I got it”. The money will reach her account on Wednesday, the 10th of June as the mentioned bar will host an event where the game organizers will hand over the check to her.

Roosevelt and Koivunen were among the initial back of bars and restaurants that started off with charitable e-gaming. They say that this has become a fun form of entertainment where people enjoy playing such games and winning money. Only after their initial sales fell short, these games started being considered as infamous but only they were seen as a major source of funding for the new Vikings stadium, the linked e-bingo and electronic pulltabs started getting famous.

As per the Minnesota Gambling Control Board, sales have increased this year (2015). In fact, the state saw $5 in gross sales for the month of May, 2015, which was up from $1.2 million in July, 2014. Sales of all the charitable or non-profit gaming for Minnesota, including the highest grossing game are running about 10% of the last financial year.

The state witnessed over $1.2 billion in gross sales for the financial year 2014 and the present financial year already saw sales of about $1.2 billion. This proves that bingo has been constantly bolstering up the economic development of various states and contributing to fiscal improvement. For your personal interest, you may find the best bingo sites and try your luck in e-bingo.

Guest Author: Jimmy Simond

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