Game Show Bingo is a newish 90-ball affair from Jackpotjoy, and this established operator added the game to its repertoire at roughly the same time that it launched Blox Bingo. It takes a fairly conventional bingo format, but is followed by a bonus round, which you can play as long as you’ve bought a minimum of half a dozen tickets for that specific game. In fact, there are three bonus features in Game Show Bingo in all, not to mention a couple of progressive jackpots.
How to play
Available daily from midday onwards, Game Show Bingo tickets cost between 10p and 25p. After the standard 90-ball game, there are three bonus rounds, described below. All involve a degree of skill, and you win free tickets if you score highly enough.
Hit one of the trio of sumo wrestlers using one of the balls to win points, as follows:
- Red sumo – Five points
- Yellow sumo – 10 points
- Blue sumo – Five points
- Consecutive hits trigger a streak multiplier, ending when you miss a wrestler.
No jumping off bridges involved here! You run along the game area (timed) as you pick up boxes to collect points:
- Large box – Five points
- Medium-sized box – 10 points
- Small box – 20 points
- Again, consecutive wins launch a streak multiplier, lasting until you miss a box.
Balloon Pop Bonus
This one’s about satisfyingly popping differently coloured and sized balloons:
- Large balloon – Five points
- Medium-sized balloon – 10 points
- Small balloon – 20 points
On top of all the bonus features, there’s a community progressive jackpot in Game Show Bingo that rises with every game ticket purchased. You need to call a Full House within a particular number of calls to bag the pot. If it’s won, the winner banks half of the fund, with the remainder being shared out equally among their fellow players.
But that’s not all! There’s also a Fantastic 51 Super Jackpot, won if you manage to land a Full House within at least 51 calls. And the prize for doing so is a tidy x1000 ticket price. That means in a 10p game you pocket a nice £100, and in a 25p game, you get an even nicer £250.
What’s more, this seems to be awarded on top of the main Full House prize.
Return to Player (RTP)
This, of course, refers to the amount that players can win back relative to the money wagered, expressed as a percentage. With Game Show Bingo, as with all of Jackpotjoy’s bingo offerings, it hovers between 80.99% and 85.45%.
Since long before the advent of the web, bingo has always been a sociable activity. The online version is no different, and the feature is incredibly easy to use on all of Jackpotjoy’s games. Just enter your message in the chat screen and hit ‘Send’ to join in the fun.
Chat moderators run regular little extra chat games with cash prizes and are around to keep an eye on players and ensure that everyone’s having fun. Their words are easily identified in red.
Game Show Bingo may not actually offer anything truly earth-shattering, but the bonus features certainly enhance the overall playing experience, and it’s fun and affordable. It’s also pretty similar to Blox, actually, so if you enjoyed that game, you should love it.
Equally, of course, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you’ll be playing with a high-profile, reputable operator that’s extremely well established and highly thought of in the UK. Its generous welcome offers mean you get to play with £50 of free bingo after your first £10 deposit.
Take Game Show Bingo for a spin and see for yourself if it’s one you enjoy.