British Sky Broadcasting has announced what it claims is a new way to play bingo with the launch of Sky Bingo Interactive, allowing viewers to play bingo and watch their favorite Sky shows at the same time.
 
Sky Bingo can be played either online at Sky Bingo.com or interactively on television. By simply pushing the red button on the Sky remote control and selecting “Play Sky Bingo” on the menu, players can enjoy bingo with all the comforts of home and no need to venture out. If players choose, they can minimise the Sky Bingo screen to show only their leading tickets and the ball calls, or fully minimise, to show how many numbers they have to go on each ticket that they have purchased.
 
“Bingo continues to grow in popularity in the UK and we are thrilled to be the first to bring bingo to TV audiences,” said Edward Moss, Marketing Director at Sky. “Sky Bingo is a revolutionary and innovative new format for a traditional and popular game that has fans across the country, and what’s more, selected games are free to play every Monday and Thursday”
 
The service offers three different ways to play the 90 Ball Bingo game; the player wins with one line, two lines or a full house. Every Monday and Thursday, Sky Bingo will offer selected games for free, and players have the opportunity to win jackpots that start at GBP 10 000.
 
Sky Bingo players will be able to use their accounts to play on the other services of the Sky betting and gaming family, which includes Sky Poker, Sky Vegas and Sky Bet.