LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, Jun 01 (MARKET WIRE) —
Gala Bingo has teamed up with Sheree Murphy to offer the
football-fatigued an escape from all the discussions regarding Rooney’s
right foot or England’s penalty shootout chances.
While her World Cup footballer husband, Harry Kewell, is away playing for
the Australian team in South Africa, the Hollyoaks actress will be having
plenty of fun at home without him.
She’ll be going out with her friends to play bingo at the UK’s number one
bingo operator, where every day during June and July someone can win GBP
250K playing Gala Bingo’s ‘World Cup Fever High 5′game.
Driven by big prizes, excitement and teamwork, ‘World Cup Fever High 5′
is a rollover jackpot game. If ‘house’ is called on number 5, the winner
claims half the jackpot, while the other half is shared by all the other
players at the club.
From 9-30 June, Gala Bingo is also offering the chance to win between GBP
50 to GBP 15k cash prizes in its eight ‘All Winners Games’.
Gala Bingo offers plenty of things to do if bored of the World Cup. From
June 1 and throughout the World Cup, Sheree will have a series of online
games in the dedicated ‘Sheree Murphy’ club at galabingo.com, as well as
weekly jackpots of GBP 20,000. Popular interactive bingo channel, Gala
TV, which is streamed and broadcast on Sky and Freesat channel 861, will
also be running a number of World Cup themed games.
Sheree said: “During the World Cup, I’m not going to be sitting
around watching endless hours of football. Instead I’m really looking
forward to a great night out playing bingo with my friends.”
She added: “I’m really excited to be working with Gala Bingo. I’ve
always loved to play bingo. It’s a great night out.”
Chris Edgington, group marketing director at Gala Bingo said: “With
Sheree’s help, we’re delighted to be offering our players a fantastic
escape from all the World Cup fever in June and July. We’ve got some
great cash prizes up for grabs as well as the chance to win GBP 250k. We
wish all our players – and England – the very best of luck!”
Gala Bingo’s ‘World Cup Fever High 5′ game will take place in Gala Bingo
clubs nationwide everyday throughout the World Cup at 14.30 and 20.30hrs.
Notes to editors
Gala Bingo, galabingo.com and Gala TV are all part of Gala Coral Group
Limited – Europe’s leading gambling operator.
Gala Bingo is the UK’s number one bingo operator, with 145 clubs. Gala
Bingo hosts a rollover jackpot game called High 5, a unique offering in
the bingo industry whereby jackpots are shared between club members. The
largest win to date was in November 2007, where nearly GBP 875,000 was
won – half of which was distributed among High 5 players and the other
half went to one overall winner.
The way High 5 works is very simple. If ‘house’ is called on number 5,
players can claim 50 per cent of the rollover jackpot, while the
remaining 50 per cent is shared by all the other players at the club.
There’s another chance to win if members call ‘house’ on a number ending
with a five – for example number 85 – where 10 per cent of the total cash
is awarded to that player and the rest of the jackpot rolls over to the
The High 5 game has paid out GBP 2.3 million in Jackpot prizes alone
since January 1, 2010. That’s the equivalent of a High 5 Jackpot paid out
every single day.
galabingo.com is a leading online bingo website with a winner every
second (bingo and games) and gives away GBP 65 million a year.
galabingo.com offers bingo, chat and other fun games 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
Gala TV is streamed at galabingo.com and broadcast on Sky and Freesat
Gala Coral Group
Gala Coral Group is proud to support Sue Ryder Care, and has raised over
GBP 1m and is the first gambling operator to have received full GamCare
accreditation across all its divisions.
Gala Coral Group employs nearly 17,000 people.
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