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Leeds, W Yorks, United Kingdom, 2011/01/07 - WhichBingo UK, the UK's largest online bingo directory has named Sun Bingo as it's Site of the Year 2010.
Sun Bingo has been named as the Online Bingo Site of the Year 2010, in a poll conducted by WhichBingo.co.uk/.
Sun Bingo beat off competition from high-street giant Mecca Bingo, who finished as runners up for the second time in as many years, and relative newcomer Moon Bingo who came third. The Sun's online bingo offering first launched back in 2006, but 2010 proved to be their most successful year to date, with promotions such as the 30 car giveaway during the summer being an instant hit with bingo players.
The New Bingo Site of the Year was awarded to Bingo Hollywood. The New Site award is open to those bingo sites which entered the market during 2010.
Barry Sage, Head of Gaming and Gambling at The Sun, said: "We have had a very busy year with the launch of our new look site, following a lot of great input from our members, and with launching new games like Session Bingo and Mystic Meg Slots has meant 2010 was a busy one! So starting the new year with an award as prestigious as WhichBingo's Site of the Year is a real honour. Thanks from the whole Sun Bingo team to everyone at WhichBingo, but mostly thanks to our wonderful members who voted and who’ve helped make the past year such a success. Here's to a an even more successful 2011!"
The awards, now in their 8th year, are decided by the bingo playing public - making it one of the most prestigious accolades in the online bingo industry.
The WhichBingo UK awards were originally launched back in 2002 to celebrate and reward excellence in online bingo, by allowing players to vote for their favourite sites. The awards are designed to reflect the quality, excitement and entertainment value of online bingo sites.
Unlike other similar awards, the WhichBingo UK Awards are open to all of the UK's online bingo websites and are decided entirely by players.
Head of WhichBingo.co.uk, Phil Fraser, said: "Online Bingo continues to go from strength to strength and our awards reflect that. Because we include every site in the vote (rather than limiting people's choice to a shortlist) we believe the WhichBingo Site of the Year awards are the most accurate gauge of site popularity across the internet. Congratulations to both Sun Bingo and Bingo Hollywood - they are both worthy winners, continuously pushing the bingo boundaries."
Site of the Year - Top 10
1. Sun Bingo
2. Mecca Bingo
3. Moon Bingo
5. Giggle Bingo
6. Cyber Bingo
7. Gossip Bingo
9. ChitChat Bingo
New Site of the Year - Top 10
3. Moon Bingo
4. 888 Bingo
5. Bingo All Day
Over 60 new bingo sites were launched during 2010 and the trend looks set to continue into 2011. There are currently 338 online bingo sites in the UK and globally in 2010 online bingo was said to be worth £1.76bn (US$2.67bn), with forecasts suggesting 2011 will topple the £2bn mark.