Online Bingo Newbie Wins World Record $9.5 Million With $0.50 Bet

This is truly a case of beginner’s luck paying off in a big way. A Lincolnshire, England man who had only been playing online bingo for a few days recently hit the world’s largest Internet bingo jackpot after scoring £5.90 million ($9.51 million US) on a bet of just 30 pence, or just under 50 cents in US money. The 60-year-old from Long Sutton, a market town in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, was working as a Jobcentre employee when he made the win playing an online video slot game based on the Batman film The Dark Knight, on an online bingo site he was still learning how to use.

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Monday 12-17-12

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A Facebook Full House – Social Gaming to Become Social Gambling

Would you rather shovel manure in Farmville, or play Texas Hold ‘Em live with your friends around the globe in a game like Zynga Poker? Evidently, you are not alone. Recently, farm-based games at social media sites like Facebook gave up their number one popularity spot for online casino and poker games. Facebook games like DoubleDown Casino have absolutely exploded in popularity, and have opened the door for Facebook friends and frequent flyers of other social networking sites to enjoy legalized real money gambling from home as soon as states in America pass regulated online gaming laws.

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Friday 05-18-12

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American Gaming Association Report Shows US Online Gambling on the Rise

On Wednesday, May 9, the American Gaming Association (AGA) made available their annual “State of the Union” report concerning commercial gaming and gambling in the United States. While much of the report didn’t offer any earth-shattering news, one section of the report revealed interesting data that was collected through surveys the AGA conducted both on and off-line this year and last. Those surveys were conducted in the hopes of shining some light on exactly what types of gaming Americans enjoyed during 2011 as opposed to 2010.

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Friday 05-11-12

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