Online bingo sites are always on the lookout for an excuse to offer special promotions and games. During the Christmas holiday season just about every online bingo site will offer their best promotions of the year. People have time off from work and bingo operators want to make sure that people spend that off time playing online bingo! In Breat Britain there are more holidays than in the United States. There are several bank holidays throughout the year and British holidays such as Boxing Day. Bank holidays are long weekends and most bingo operators report increased profits during the long weekends. This year online bingo operators really have something to celebrate; The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne since 1952 and her coronation took place in 1953. Since then Great Britain has enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity. Queen Elizabeth took the throne while the country was still repairing the extensive damage suffered during World War Two and now reigns over a prosperous nation. The Queen’s diamond jubilee is a celebration for all Britons. Today, Sunday June 3rd thousands lined the banks of the Thames to catch a glimpse of the Queen leading a flotilla of a thousand boats. The Queen’s gilded barge is the centerpiece of the largest pageant on the Thames in 350 years. A 41 gun salute started the celebrations.
The procession up the Thames took several years of planning. Pageant Master Adrian Evans said he has been planning this event for two years and stated “It’s a piece of theater on the water, and we mustn’t forget that. It’s not simply a question of boats. There are 10 music barges, a fabulous belfry at the front. We’ve got the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the back, and in the middle, we’ve got bagpipes, we’ve got brass bands. We’ve got all sorts.” On Monday June 4th there will be a BBC concert at Buckingham palace which will be televised and celebrants can view the concert on several big screens throughout London. On Tuesday there will be more pomp and pageantry as a carriage procession will carry the royal family to a Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Online bingo sites are joining in the festivities by offering some very special jubilee themed games and promotions. A quick Google search will reveal hundreds of special diamond jubilee games and very special promotions.