The continuing popularity of online bingo was illustrated this week when more than 660 entrants registered for Paddy Power's inaugural European Bingo Championships.
Robert Robinson from Nottinghamshire in England won the championship and a Chevrolet Aveo car, revealing that it had taken him two hours solid to slug it out and qualify for the final, but it was well worth it. "I'm glad England weren't in Euro 2008 [football championship) now or I might not have entered and won the car!" said Robinson.
Other prizes included a weekend in Paris, a home makeover, one year of free flights, one year of free bingo and laptops and flat screen televisions.
Paddy Power spokesmen said that the obvious popularity of the event means it will be repeated in the future.