Internet Bingo Sites Celebrate the Olympic Games

The 2012 London Olympics are underway and the world is paying rapt attention to the games in London. The Olympics are held every four years and fans wait for years to watch the games. For the lucky ones who have travelled to London for the games the experience will be a lifetime memory. London is the first city to host the Olympic Games three times; in 1908, 1948 and, of course, 2012. Preparations have been extensive and news reports say that the National Lottery and Euromillions contributed 2.2 billion pounds towards financing this year’s games. This year London has established a 200 hectare Olympic Park on the site of former factories and events will be held in venues around London. The city has been preparing for the games for seven long years.

Bingo players are also gearing up for the games and online bingo operators have launched several Olympic themed promotions. The British newspaper The Telegraph offered readers a clever Opening Ceremony bingo game. A full house of 80,000 spectators was expected for the opening ceremonies and details were kept top secret until the very last moment. Internet bingo sites are joining the celebration and are offering special chat games and other Olympics themed events. It will be interesting to see player statistics during the games. Undoubtedly player numbers will fall during the game as fans are glued in front of their television sets during the games. It is anybody’s guess how effective all the promotions will be in luring Olympic fans away from the games.

A Google search will reveal hundreds, if not thousands, of special events at internet bingo sites during the games. Some internet bingo review sites have compiled list of the special Olympic themed games available to bingo players. In the past special events have been profitable for internet bingo operators. The celebrations of the Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne attracted millions of players. Summer is usually a slow season for internet bingo operators but this year promises to be different.

In addition to special games many operators are offering very generous bonuses during the games. For internet bingo players this summer has been great due to the large number of special bonuses and promotions. Players looking for exciting online bingo action should check out the many progressive jackpot and coverall games offered at most bingo sites.