News of the World Bingo Closes Its Doors
Article published on July 14, 2011 07:53am
by Hannah Swales
News Of The World Bingo, a fairly well known and popular online bingo site with the UK bingo community, recently announced that it would be closing down.Over the past few weeks, there has been a large amount of speculation that the News Of The World Bingo site would be closing down after the release of several news reports that announced that last publication of the News Of The World newspaper. Although many loyal bingo players were hoping that the site would stay open despite the end of its newspaper services, the general public expected its closure. The News of the World Bingo newspaper closed on Sunday the 10th of July. As of now, the News Of The World Bingo site is closed and all of its old members are being encouraged to use the Sun Bingo site instead. Sun Bingo is sure to benefit from this influx of traffic, as yet another UK bingo site bites the dust. However, since The Sun bingo site is run by the same people who operate the News Of The World Bingo site, the company will not suffer a big loss of profit. Players from the News Of The World Bingo will be able to use their old login details and passwords to sign up with the Sun Bingo site. Some bingo news sites are of the opinion that bingo players who have current News Of The World Bingo accounts will not only be able to log in to the site but also transfer funds from their News Of The World Bingo accounts to Sun Bingo accounts. Some sectors of the UK bingo community are of the opinion that the closure will help the News Of The World company. It must be noted that is not likely that existing News Of The World bingo players will be financially recompensed for any inconvenience that they might face during this transition. The News of the World newspaper went under after reports surfaced about it having hacked into people’s private voice mail accounts to get information for their stories. The British public was both shocked and outraged by the conduct of the newspaper which had been running for a 168 years. When the News Of The World newspaper run by News Corp stopped its publication, many bingo players from the UK community know that its bingo site would close down as they felt that the brand had lost its credibility.