Kentucky Derby Speedy Bingo

It’s time to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” on Saturday May 7th as racegoers descend upon Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. The race is also known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for the time it takes to run and also as “The Run for the Roses” due to the blanket of roses that are draped over the winner. Time seems to stop still for this great race, nothing else seems to matter for those 2 minutes, filled with excitement, it’s incredible how many £1000’s of pounds are won and lost in such a short space of time. Being the first race in the calendar for the American Triple Crown, it has great importance for riders and owners. Whether you watch it live from your home or at Churchill Downs, this truly is a sporting spectacle not to be missed.
51973_thumb_kentucky-derby-700x700Enjoy all the excitement of the Kentucky Derby with your CyberBingo roomies from 1am BST on Saturday night as we play our exclusive Kentucky Derby Speedy bingo games. The fun filled, fast paced bingo games are filled with bingo excitement as we race towards great cash prizes every game. We’re under Starters orders at 1am BST in the CyberBingo Spring bingo room, so grab your Mint Julep and get ready to keep up with the caller as we play Kentucky Derby Speedy Bingo!

Points in favour of the entertainment provided by Online Bingo

The basic aim of the online bingo sites is to entertain the players who are interested in an online game. You can win some money by playing bingo on these online sites, but usually nobody plays bingo to make a profit.

Most of the new online bingo sites have players who say that they play online bingo for entertainment and to relax themselves. In case they win some money from the game, it goes to enable them to continue with their game by paying for it. If they lose some money then they consider that the money has been spent on entertaining themselves.

Online Bingo

Online Bingo

The players who are dedicated to playing online bingo are actually trying to find a portal with the help of which they can fulfil all their wishes. Since there are no restrictions imposed by the online bingo sites on location, age, gender or language, the game of bingo has become extremely popular to the people all over the world. Instead of losing popularity, the game of bingo has spread like wildfire among the masses throughout the globe and has a large number of people who are huge fans of the game.

The integration of the chat rooms with the operation of the online bingo sites has been the most attractive aspect of the game of online bingo. On top of this facility anyone can choose to play bingo without any money if he wants to. The chat rooms which are an integral part of the online bingo sites help the players to socialize as well as play the game of bingo. They help the players to keep in constant contact with one another during the period when the game is in progress.

The minimum requirement for playing the online bingo game is a personal computer which is connected to the internet. The online bingo sites offer huge bonuses which can be used to play a large number of games as soon as a player logs into the site and registers himself in order to play the game. Any fan of online bingo will tell you on being asked all about the games offered by the online site and how these games can help to increase the popularity of the industry related to gaming.

A large number of features have been added to the existing regulations and rules which a player should be conversant with. There are a large number of sites which pay cash to the winners directly. In order to show their trustworthiness some sites ask for deposits. Before putting your money on these sites it is better if you check beforehand reliability of the gateways used by the sites for making payments.

The availability of the numerous online bingo sites on the internet increases the opportunity of playing bingo for all the serious bingo players. As the online bingo is very similar to the land based bingo game, it becomes very easy for people who are familiar with the land based game to adapt to the online version.

You can relax after a day’s work by playing online bingo as the game does not require too much mental pressure. The software of the online bingo game does all the work for you by purchasing the cards, checking the numbers, auto daubing the cards and calling out bingo as well. The automatic feature of the game helps to reduce the errors caused by human intervention to a minimum. Thus it can be confidently stated that there is no entertainment like the one provided by a game of online bingo.

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Gary Beal

Recession does not affect Online Bingo

The game of online bingo is no more restricted to aged players, old ladies and grandmothers at the recreation functions held by the churches. The demographic change brought about by the popularity of online bingo has seen a huge shift towards the dominance of young women players in the present world of online bingo players. The number of men who play online bingo has also increased to a large extent. As a matter of fact, there are no more online bingo sites which have exclusively male clientele only.

Online Bingo

Online Bingo

The game of bingo is sometimes considered as an integral part of the British culture and has been looked upon as a means of passing some spare time. Both the land based and online forms have been greatly appreciated by the masses for its entertainment content. The huge cash prizes and high stakes are considered to be secondary to the entertainment value by many bingo players.

Most of the players think that the chance to meet and mix with people from different corners of the world in the chat rooms is the most important feature provided by the game of online bingo. This feature is considered to be the best part in the industry of online gaming at present.

The number of new sites entering the gaming industry has spurred the speedy growth of the industry of online gaming. The new sites are bringing in better features with them making the overall playing experience reach new heights. More and more new sites had contributed hugely to the growth of the gaming industry in the past also.

One such new contribution to the gaming industry is the webcam which has brought the game bingo played in land based bingo halls live to the homes of the online bingo players.

The internet and the networking features have led to the development of a large number of online games and have helped in the building up of a large community of bingo players. All the online sites encourage the players to join this online community and participate in the chat room games and the discussions.

The chat rooms are the meeting places for the community of online bingo players. The charisma of the chat room moderators in many of the chat rooms of the online sites have contributed to the cause of retaining the members to a large extent. The webcams which have been added recently in the chat rooms enable the players to have visual contact with the chat room moderators and other players.

These features had been planned a long time ago but their implementation finally has helped the industry attain higher levels in providing entertainment to the players. More number of players joining the site for socializing makes it all the more interesting and attractive to induce more affiliated companies to open new sites.

The companies affiliated to the online bingo gaming industry are attracted by the huge commissions and revenue earned by these online bingo sites. In fact, the online bingo sites are responsible for creating a large number of jobs for the professional engaged in marketing and advertising. These online games are capable of generating huge amounts of money for the affiliated industries.

The growth and expansion of the industry has been very steady due to the constant introduction of new online gaming sites every week. Due to the positive growth there has been no effect of recession in this particular industry. There are almost 400 such online gaming sites on the internet and the number is growing every week.

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Gary Beal

What a Bingo Winner feels

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The Bingo Winner – lukkkyme_grand

Let’s talk about a bingo winner:

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Thank you so much Cyber, if ever i am asked to recommend a site – this would be the one...

I still can’t believe i won that money, I was sitting with a nice glass of wine and a very loving partner and we was so happy we were laughing and kissing. It has been a really hard winter with business very slow, this money will go a very long way to setting us up for the forthcoming season in our business, and its a wonderful feeling to know that the security is now there. Thank you so much Cyberbingo, if ever I am asked to recommend a site – this would be the one. Good luck to all bingo players, it really does happen.

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You have to be very careful when choosing the site where you want to play online bingo. The reason for this caution is because when you want to get yourself registered with a site for playing bingo, you will be asked to provide your credit card or debit card number.

But some of the online bingo sites are too lax with their security which may allow offenders to steal your personal information and use it for their own gain. The possibility of such an occurrence taking place may cause you sleepless nights.

To know more about the online sites you can go through the reviews and discussions which take place in their chat rooms between different players. From these reviews and discussions you can make out whether the online site is dependable or not both financial wise and integrity wise.

This is what happened to a lady player when she decided to play bingo on a reputed online bingo site. This lady was facing acute financial distress because of a long and hard winter which had taken a heavy toll on her business and her day to day life. She was completely at a loss about how to go on operating her business under the circumstances. She had no more money to invest in the already failing business and was about to go bankrupt.

So with a heavy heart, she turned to the game of bingo for help. For a long time now she had been hearing people get rich playing bingo on the online sites. She had even read stories in the newspapers about bingo players winning a lot of cash. She was quite doubtful about these stories and did not trust unknown people getting hold of her credit card number.

But curiosity had got the better of her and whenever she found nobody around, she would try to do research on the subject of online bingo sites. Through painstaking research she found out the names of some of the online bingo site which looked respectable, dependable and secure.

As she was feeling quite desperate and depressed she chose one of these sites which looked most favourable in her opinion, got herself registered and started the game of bingo. At first she was a bit hesitant about what cards to buy and how much to bet. But as the game proceeded she became more and more confident.

The game was going on fairly well and she could see people winning a bingo now and then. She was wishing fervently for her turn to come to win a bingo when suddenly it happened. The colour of her card changed and a message on the screen started blinking saying that her card had won a huge sum of cash.

At first she could not believe her eyes but when she realized it was true, she was so elated that she hugged her partner sitting beside her with a glass of wine and kissed him in joy. By winning such a huge amount of cash she felt very relieved as all her worries about the future of her business had been reduced to zero in one stroke. She was so happy with the way the online bingo site had helped her in her hour of crisis that she wanted everybody to go through the same experience.

It is a wonderful feeling which you get when you win a huge amount of prize money by playing bingo on an online bingo site which is known for its credibility, honesty and fairness.

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Gary Beal

A Bingo Winner story

As the story goes for a bingo winner, there was this lady player who would regularly spent some time playing online bingo but could not win much even after playing every day without fail.

The lady was an avid bingo player but could not spare enough time to play during the day or night as she felt very tired after a day’s hard work. But being a great lover of the game, she used to get up early every morning and have a game of bingo before moving over to her daily household tasks. She had to do the laundry, scrub the tiles, sweep the floors, vacuum the carpets and myriad other jobs which a housewife has to do.

Bingo Winner

Bingo Winner

One day as usual she got up early end logged into her favourite online bingo site and started playing bingo. But soon she realized that she was not winning anything at all, but just like all the other days only losing money steadily. Frustrated due to the losing streak she was facing, she decided to finish off her daily chores which looked more important to her.

But she could not give up the game and so she bought some cards and then she went about her business. She started by sweeping the floors as she could use a machine to do the job and did not have to go down on her knees to do it. This made it easier for her to make frequent checks on the computer and the progress of the game as she worked on her chores at the same time. She would hurry to the computer, buy some cards if required to continue the game, and return to her work.

But every time as usual, she would find that the balance was getting less and less as she bought the cards but won nothing in return. She was afraid that she would soon lose all her balance and have no more money to pay for the cards. She started to dread this moment as it would mean that she would have to borrow money from her family so that she could play online bingo.

It happened on one of her frequent checks when she found that her balance amount displayed on the computer screen had suddenly shot up by a huge amount. She stood staring at the computer screen for some time unable to believe what she was seeing.

She was so habituated to losing that she could not absorb the fact the Lady Luck had smiled on her at last. Not able to take in what she saw on the screen she stopped the game and logged herself out from the online bingo site. She thought that there must be something wrong with the computer or the internet or the site’s server conducting the game.

She logged in again into the online bingo site and checked the balance displayed on the screen again. Indeed the screen displayed that she had won a huge amount of cash in the last game she had played and the amount was being displayed after being added to her balance. She was totally unable comprehend as to how or when she had won the bingo but felt elated that she had been able to win.

She felt herself on cloud nine after winning such a huge prize. Such was her excitement at winning this huge amount of cash after patiently playing the game of online bingo for such a long time, that she forgot all about her daily chores in the exhilaration of the moment.

Patience and consistency in bingo definitely has its rewards.

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Gary Beal

How Bingo Promotions affect the game of Bingo

Among all this talk of Bingo Game let us talk about a new bingo promotions from Cyberbingo and VistaGaming.

CyberBingo & VistaGaming Promotion: Buy 6 Cards and Get 3 FREE!

Bingo Promotions

Bingo Promotions

You already know the game of bingo originated in Italy and how it spread from Italy to France and Germany and the United Kingdom and finally America. You have also heard how internet has helped to reach this popular online game to people all over the world which is not the end of the story. This ever growing popularity of bingo is not only because of the ease and excitement of the game, but has been possible due to the bonuses and promotions offered by the online bingo sites to a great extent.

The month of February has been a very hectic period for these online bingo sites like CyberBingo & VistaGaming. The promotional games offered by these online sites have been quite a few with large amounts of prize money and bonuses being offered. One of the best promotions which the reputed online sites had come up with for the first time in the history of bingo can be considered a very novel idea. The promotion on offer to the players was 3 free cards for every 6 cards you buy, or 6 free cards for every 12 cards bought or 9 free cards for every 18 cards bought and so on. The games were held in a special bingo room called the Valentine’s Day Bingo room every evening from 6 pm Eastern Time until midnight of the same evening. The games were held on a pari-mutuel basis meaning that the prize money was not declared at the beginning but depended on the total cash inflow due to sales before the game actually started. You can imagine the amount of interest this promotion generated.

There were other promotions offered during the month of February which made the month so special to both online bingo sites and bingo players alike. The reputed online bingo sites like CyberBingo & VistaGaming were offering the games of President’s Max called $150 maximum $500 games which were held every hour starting from 6 pm onwards up to midnight on the evening of Monday, 18th February. The games were held in the Valentine’s Day bingo room on top of the normal bingo games.

The type of promotion you should keep yourself aware of and participate in whenever they are offered are the Guaranteed Games. They had guaranteed prize money of $10,000 and were held in the month of February. In this huge bingo event there were three warm-up games which were held before the commencement of the actual game. The games started at 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm respectively with cash prizes of $1000 in each game. The actual Guaranteed Game of $10,000 cash prize started at 11 pm with the Coverall pattern being declared as the winning pattern. One of the regular players who participated in the game saw the color of his card change from the earlier color to red showing that he had won the bingo. At first the player could not believe in her luck and thought that the red color meant that she had to share the winning amount with other winners. But when her name was displayed beside the winning amount of $10,200, she just could not believe her eyes and vented her excitement in a scream of ecstasy as she lobbed her laptop towards her brother.

This confirms the fact that if you play on the reputed online bingo sites like CyberBingo & VistaGaming, which offer you absolute privacy for your personal information, you always have a chance to win big. So, start playing online bingo at these sites without any hesitation and get rich in the process.

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Rules and Etiquettes in a Bingo Game

What if you get the full bingo card pattern? A simple, loud “Bingo!” is the customary way to make caller notice you. Once you notify the caller, an assistant, who is sometimes called a floor walker, will verify your win. Once your bingo game numbers are verified by the computer, your winning bingo card will be posted all throughout the night for other players to check. This is needed to keep the things transparent.

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bingo game

If two players win a bingo game on the same declared number, the jackpot is equally divided into two. Same thing when three people win together. The prize is also divided into three.

Common Rules

  • Bingo halls may vary when it comes to rules. What you have to do is just read and observe the rules carefully before you start the game.
  • Never, ever cheat. Alteration of a card is worthless and you can’t fool anybody. Be a good example to every player. Play safe by being honest. Below are some common rules you may encounter:
  • In most halls, players must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Not every bingo hall permits alcoholic beverages although there are some who sells them and even soda drinks. Certain establishments may expect you to buy foods only within their area.
  • During special high-stakes games, players should not frequently enter and leave the room.
  • Reservation of specific cards is not allowed.
  • While playing, other people who are not part of the game should not stay inside to watch. Seats are exclusive only for people who have their buy-in. Some halls even require attendance tickets for the players.
  • If a player wins, he or she should notify the caller by shouting a loud “bingo!” to temporarily stop the game before the next number is announced. Bingo should be claimed right after most-recent number is called. If the caller already announced the next ball, then it’s too late to call for you to call “bingo”. When a caller closes the game and drops the balls for the next game, any missed bingos becomes invalid.
  • One practical reminder: Bring a photo ID in case you hit the big one. For large jackpots, players should produce a Social Security card which they would fill out to state their earnings and tax.
  • In addition, the hall has the right to announce the identity of the winners and the winning numbers.

Bingo Etiquettes

  • Most bingo players are cordial and they are more than happy to converse with you should you have any bingo problem. Always observe friendly manners to them.
  • Avoid stepping on any toes as you make your way through the bingo hall.
  • Pipe down instantly as soon as the caller gets down to business.
  • Choose a lucky seat.
  • Don’t serve as a parrot. Never announce numbers in repetition as you are just be distracting other players.
  • If you bring your kids along with you, make sure to involve them in certain activities to keep them quiet. This is to avoid distracting other players.
  • Whatever the game leads you, never ever let your frustrations annoy anybody around the hall. If you have any concern, the bingo manager is always there to listen and assist you.
  • Double check your numbers before you call bingo.
  • If you smoke, you can do it in a designated area.
  • For the first-timers and seasonal players, just follow the playing tips the players mention in the next section.

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Gary Beal

Bingo Jackpots and Prizes offered in Bingo

The value of the cash prizes offered by the bingo halls may vary from a mere $50 to $100 and can sometimes go up to a $1 million or even more in the casinos located in the reservations of North America. The prize can also take the form of gifts like trips, cars and even drinks. The money that is at stake in bingo bingo jackpotsis defined by the money that the bingo hall will finally earn in the process. Normally is is around 50 to 60% of the jackpot amount. In some states the laws restricts the maximum payout amount per night. In Georgia the limit is $1100 per night and in the state of Louisiana this limit is about $4500 per session.

Bingo jackpot

Bingo jackpot

The progressive jackpot amount goes on increasing with every passing game until there is a winner. Instead of being a percentage of the money earned, the initial seed money for a progressive jackpot may be declared as $500. To win this jackpot a player should get a blackout i.e. getting all the numbers on a bingo card marked when the 49th ball is called. As long as there is no winner, then the money in the progressive jackpot goes on increasing, sometimes at the rate of $100 per game, throughout the sessions held maybe for days and weeks.

State laws put a limit to what the maximum value of a progressive jackpot can be and the value remains at that point until a winner is declared. The state of Michigan on the other hand does not put any cap on the amount a progressive jackpot can have.

Games with high stakes like $50,000, $100,000, $1 million or more has become the latest phenomenon because of the great popularity of the bingo game. Bingo halls are getting insured against bankruptcy as they compete with each other to offer these high stakes.

A few bingo halls hold the game in steps in which $50,000 is paid for getting a blackout in 49 balls or $100,000 is paid out if the blackout occurs in 45 balls. But as it is very difficult to get a blackout with so few balls, the progressive jackpot game can stretch over weeks and months.

Some of the bingo halls offer $100,000 jackpots which can be won in a session spread over a week comprising of five games at night and one game in the afternoon. In this session the winner should get a special winning pattern within a limited number of balls. They may also have to chose a winning card or spin a wheel to win after they get the winning pattern.

A player may win the top jackpot prize at the first chance he plays bingo or may take weeks or months or even years to win it.

Winners of a large progressive jackpot do not get the money immediately. They have to wait for 48 hours before they can be paid. During those 48 hours the balls are checked for tampering by labs and the video tape footage is checked by the insurance companies. Only after passing these tests does the winner get the money in lump sum cash or check if it is less than $100,000. If the value is more than $100,000 then he is paid in yearly installments.

A type of bingo game is called Satellite Bingo where a number of bingo halls in one area are connected by satellite so they can offer a bigger jackpot. The bingo halls can thus offer a bigger jackpot collectively than they could have offered individually.

These are some of the important points you should remember when playing a game of bingo.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal

TV Bingo – Bingo Game and the TV

The popularity of the game of bingo is increasing at a rapid pace all over the world. The growth of its popularity is due to its ability to provide entertainment to a person whenever he has some free time on his hand accompanied by the excitement of winning money while playing the game. The game of bingo is highly popular throughout the world, but it has achieved maximum popularity especially in the United Kingdom and in the United States. This popularity has been given a boost mainly by the rapid proliferation of the internet, its allied technology and the affordability of a computer. The easy availability of an internet connection helps everybody to set up his own game console and start playing online bingo. However the importance of the TV has also played a significant part in increasing the popularity and interest which are created by seeing this game being played on the TV. The minds of the viewers get influenced by the sight of players trying to win a huge cash prize in a game of TV bingo which make them wish that they also participate in the game. As a result, TV shows on the bingo game are still being telecast in the UK and the US to attract more and more new players to the game of bingo. The names and details of some of the TV shows are mentioned below.

The TV serial called “Bingo America”

The most popular TV Bingo show presently being telecast regularly in the United States and hosted by Patrick Duffy is the show called Bingo America. In this TV serial in each episode one male player and one female player compete against each other to win a jackpot of $100,000. They are joined by people in their homes who have downloaded and printed the cards from the GSN web site. Each number drawn has a question that has to be answered by the players. Money is won by a player when the player on the opposite side gives an incorrect answer. The bonus round for the $100,000 jackpot is played when there is a tie. The game captivates the audience and provides a lot of tension and excitement sometimes. The thrilling TV bingo game is very popular to both new and experienced bingo players and attracts new viewers as well.

The TV serial called “TV Bingo Night Live”

ITV telecasts a TV Bingo show called Bingo Night Live in UK. This game is played with printed cards by people sitting at their homes. The TV serial takes one hour to complete and offers both free games and games that can be played with actual money. It is worth playing with real money as the value of the Golden Jackpot can go up to 25,000 British Pounds. To participate in the game the players have to get themselves registered with the game website to get the cards for free. Michael Underwood and Melinda Messenger are the hosts who make jokes which are very funny and liven up the proceedings with their flirting.

The TV shows and serials can definitely help you to enjoy yourself if you like to play the bingo game on TV. But if you want to play online bingo, then there are a lot of sites you can choose from. You enjoy more because in an online bingo site you have a worldwide community of professional and new players who have the same intention as you have, that of playing bingo only.

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Gary Beal

Bingo is picking up Speed

What exactly is Speed Bingo? How is the game of bingo beginning to get faster? Bingo is not becoming faster because the caller of a land based bingo hall suddenly starts calling out the numbers very fast because he has a nature’s call to attend to and he wants to finish the bingo game fast in order to rush off. Nor it is an online bingo game where a virus infects the server of the bingo provider and instead of degrading the system performance it makes the numbers appear at ever increasing speeds and there is a cacophony of unbearable sounds until the system eventually crashes and the game ends.

Bingo

Bingo

A game of bingo has become faster by the introduction of the 30-ball bingo game. In this new version of the game, the total number of balls has been reduced from 90 to 30 and the cards have a 3×3 square matrix instead of the normal 3×9 format. Only one-third of the numbers in the original game i.e. 30 numbers are required to be called for finishing a game in lesser time. You need to mark only 9 numbers on each card to win. There are no one-line or two-lines to be won in this game. You can only win a full-house in this form of bingo game whether it is land based or online. The short span of time required by this version of the game to finish enables you to play more games in an hour’s time thereby increasing your chances of winning a bingo more frequently.

The popularity this form of the 30-ball bingo game has been phenomenal with the amount of the jackpots becoming more and more as larger number of players are getting attracted to the game.

Since there are less numbers to call out, you need to concentrate more to avoid getting distracted and failing to hear the number being called out when you are playing in a land based bingo hall. The auto-dauber feature of an online bingo game is able to handle the speed at which the numbers appear on your computer screen without any problem.

Speed Bingo is preferred by players who want to play a warm up game before they play an actual 90-ball game. New players can get acquainted with the rudiments of the game by playing a game of Speed Bingo. It is quite possible that the young people who do not seem to have much time on their hands or feel impatient about a normal game taking too much time to finish, normally prefer the Speed Bingo.

If you have not played 30-ball Speed Bingo till now, it is recommended that you try your hand at it at least once. You can play the Speed Bingo as a warm up game before the actual session of bingo starts or a cool down game after the actual session of bingo has ended. The best part of a game of bingo is the suspense created by your cards getting filled up by marked numbers and the tension generated by the thought about whether you are going to win or not. With the calling of more and more numbers your level of anticipation flow of adrenalin increases which is not there in a 30-ball Speed Bingo. The large time taken for you to win eventually gives you a higher level of enjoyment. But it is your discretion to choose whichever form of the game you prefer as after all it is your money and you are paying for the game.

Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.

Gary Beal