Press Releases 1999
Beta Site Launched and Bingo.com Traffic Increased by 88%
Thursday, December 16th, 1999, Tallahassee, FL. – Bingo.com Inc. (OTC BB:BIGR) shows web traffic (user sessions) increased by 88% as a result of the beta release of the Play-4-Free games for the North American market and the new web site.
The new Bingo.com site (http://www.bingo.com) was released late Monday, December 13th and provides Bingo.com registered users with a variety of free games and other forms of entertainment including chat, sweepstakes, BingoGrams, BingoFortune and more. The games are Play-4-Free and therefore cost nothing to play. The more often you play the more Bingo Bucks registered users can win, which are redeemable for SuperCertificates via a premier prize partnership with GiftCertificates.com. The first 25,000 registered users during the month of December will also receive a $10 SuperCertificate, and be entered to win $1999. This is just the start of many great events with Bingo.com.
Bingo.com Officially Launches Beta Site with New Games
Tuesday, December 14th, 1999, Tallahassee, FL. – Bingo.com Inc. (OTC BB:BIGR) officially launches a beta web site and the initial Play-4-Free Bingo games.
The new Bingo.com site, which can be seen at www.bingo.com, provides Bingo.com registered users with a variety of free games and other forms of entertainment including chat, sweepstakes, BingoGrams, BingoFortune and more. The free Bingo games can be played for points, which are redeemable for original gift certificates at a wide variety of national merchants via a premier prize partnership with GiftCertificates.com.
“We made a commitment to deliver the most fun and entertaining Bingo-based site on the Internet.,” said Shane Murphy, Bingo.com President and CEO. “We believe we are solidly on track and our site shows it. Registered users at Bingo.com will enjoy an ever-evolving array of Bingo games, other fun distractions, and a selection of social events to come such as Happy Hour Bingo, Friday Night Bingo, and more. If you love Bingo, which billions of people do, and you want to have fun and win great prizes, then come have a ball at Bingo.com.”
Giftcertificates.com Enters Agreement as Premier Prize Supplier for Bingo.com
Friday, December 10th, 1999, Tallahassee, FL. – Bingo.com Inc. (OTC BB:BIGR), the online center for bingo action, announced today a strategic alliance with GiftCertificates.com, a leading e-commerce provider of gift certificates, to provide Super Certificates to bingo game winners.
This agreement, upon release of the Play-4-Free games for the North American market, will provide GiftCertificates.com’s online shopping destination, featuring an unsurpassed selection of high-quality products and services, to the registered users on Bingo.com as they play and win a variety of bingo games. As part of the agreement, Bingo.com will utilize the SuperCertificate, an emailable gift currency that can be redeemed for original gift certificates to 100s of leading merchants, restaurants, spas, and hotels found on GiftCertificates.coms web site. After winning, the bingo player will receive via email a SuperCertificate. The recipient then visits the GiftCertificates.com site and has the flexibility to select his or her favorite gift certificate. GiftCertificates.com then mails (or emails) them their selection. SuperCertificates represent an innovative way to use the Internet to electronically send a gift to the places people like to shop–the leading “brick and mortar” merchants that represent the bulk of retail sales, including Barnes & Noble, Bath & Body Works, J.Crew, Macy’s, Brooks Brothers, The Sharper Image and many more.
Bingo.com Shows 72% Increase In Web Traffic
Wednesday, December 1st, 1999, Tallahassee, FL. – Bingo.com Inc. (OTC BB:BIGR) shows web traffic (page views) increasing 72% as a result of additional marketing efforts, and in anticipation of the release of the Play-4-Free games for the North American market.
The number of visitors to Bingo.com is increasing in anticipation of the new Play-4-Free games and web site for the North American market. Web traffic statistics show the average number page views per day increasing by 72% from the month of October to November. October average number of hits per day were 27,410 and average page views per day were 3,560 as compared to November’s average hits per day of 51,550 and average page views per day of 6,107. This shows an increase of 72% (in page views) as a result of implementation of the initial elements of the marketing strategy which is currently running adds with Gamesville, Val-Pak.com, Prodigy and COX Interactive Media, and bringing additional content to the site through a working relationship with InfoSpace.com. Bingo.com is also noting an increase in the number of return visitors and the length of time these additional visitors are spending on the site which will lead to proving Bingo.com as a ‘sticky’ site. In line with this marketing strategy, Bingo.com is placing additional priority on increasing public awareness preceding the release of the new Play-4-Free bingo games for the North American market in December.
B Cox Interactive Sales Partners with Bingo.com Through Media Agreement
Wednesday, November 17, 1999, Tallahassee, FL. – Bingo.com Inc. (OTC BB:BIGR) today announced a promotional partnership with COX Interactive Sales which will create more then 12.75 million impressions per month and place Bingo.com advertising on sites including Gamesville.com, Val-Pak.com and COX Interactive Media, as well as on the Prodigy Internet service, giving Bingo.com a strategic position on some of the most valuable real estate on the Internet.
With this agreement, advertising will initially be focused on promoting Bingo.com within the North American market through high profile ads with a variety companies, which will create broad exposure for the company. For example, Bingo.com has purchased a special advertising feature on the Prodigy Internet Homepage (prodigy.com) that allows Bingo.com to promote itself directly to Prodigy members (currently 1.2 million managed subscribers). The advertising from Bingo.com is yet another way Prodigy Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGY) is pursuing its strategy to create new revenue streams from the redesigned Prodigy Internet Homepage. Gamesville.com (gamesville.com), another premier advertiser, is the leading provider of online massive multi-player real-time games for prizes, named by MediaMetrix as the “stickiest” site on the internet. With over 30,000 coupons, Val-Pak Coupons On-Line (valpak.com) is the largest database of money-savings offers for local products and services on the Internet. Bingo.com will also place advertising on COX Interactive Media (cimedia.com), which owns and operates a network of 32 local city sites across the US. (Atlanta, Austin, San Diego, Seattle, Pittsburgh, among others).