October 30, 2000
Bingo.com is a Winner in the New York Times; Bingo.com Featured at Length in an Article about Virtual Gaming
MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Bingo.com Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIGR), announced today that the company’s Web site has been positively singled-out numerous times in an article by Hilary Appleman that ran in the on-line Business Section of The New York Times on Oct. 25, 2000.
At home or in the office, the United States is game-happy and one of the most popular destinations is Bingo.com. The article in The New York Times pointed out the success of Bingo.com in the growing frenzy of game players across the country. Bingo.com offers a myriad of stylized, play for free multiplayer bingo games, video poker and other casino-style games.
The article noted that people stayed at the Bingo.com site an average of eight and a half hours during the month of August. Appleman also pointed out the tremendous community that has developed around chat-rooms on the site. “Since you don’t have to play ahead in bingo, there’s time to meet other players who are playing in the same virtual game as you are,” said one Bingo.com member.
The article also noted that Bingo.com goes, “Way out of its way to make new players feel welcome.”
Online game sites took in more than $100 million in advertising and subscription fees in 1999 and will probably double this year according to the article. Driving all that advertising and member registration are women and their shear love of the game. The site is a magnet for 25-40 year old women with a 67 to 33 female-to-male ratio. Bingo.com signs up an average of 10,000 players each week.