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Online bingo players are turning into football fans after Costa Bingo’s innovative Euro 2012 promotion, which saw bingo ‘roomies’ able to enjoy bigger jackpots the more goals England scored!

The online bingo world saw a blaze of new promotions kick off during Euro 2012 and Costa’s was one of the most entertaining – perfect for getting footie fans into the bingo rooms for the first time. Players at Costa Bingo were able to play in a series of ‘Go for Goals’ bingo games with each jackpot dependent on the previous night’s result.

The Costa Bingo Euro 2012 games played the day after each England match, with the jackpot increased by £100 for every goal England scored. This promo ensured that even the sports-phobic bingo roomies were rooting for our boys to boost the cash prizes on offer.

This innovative competition at Costa was just another in a long line of sporty competitions running all over the online gaming world this summer. In fact, football and online gambling have always gone hand in hand. Online sports betting kicked off the craze, with punters able to place their bets from the comfort of their armchairs. From there, bettors have moved happily into online gambling at casinos, poker rooms and more recently online bingo sites.

It’s clear that football and sports betting fans looking for the most online gaming entertainment should turn to bingo rather than casinos or poker. The most exciting promotions come from the bingo world, and most have an added ingredient of quirkiness and sociability thrown in for good measure.

Perhaps one of the biggest connections between football and bingo during Euro2012, and certainly the most surprising, has been the number of professional footballers turning to bingo for some relaxation in their down time. It may not seem a likely combination at first, but the link between footie and bingo is growing stronger – and there has even been a ‘footie’ themed bingo game invented to prove it!

For gamers wanting to get a bit of football feeling into their bingo game, ‘footie bingo’  allows bingo players to play their favourite game by striking off relevant football phrases or words on their bingo cards, instead of numbers. This is a great game to play with your mates and we’re sure that many England fans shared a few pints over the Euro2012 matches while enjoying a sneaky game of ‘footie bingo’ on the side!

Euro 2012 has brought online bingo to the attention of footie fans and vice versa. We can’t wait for the next big football tourney to kick off and reveal a whole load of new footie-themed bingo promotions – and we’re sure there will be a few bingo cards flying round the England dressing room!