won the coveted Online Bingo Operator 2010 award at the 5th Annual Online Bingo Summit which took place in London this week.

The annual online bingo industry awards were held in the evening, Tuesday 8th June at the Victoria Park Plaza hotel in central London. Operators, affiliates and software providers attended the well respected event and voted from a short list of nominees.

tombola is the UK’s biggest online bingo site with more players than any other bingo site (source BingoPort) and also currently sponsors Emmerdale on ITV. “We have had an amazing last 12 months and are thrilled to win this award. Receiving recognition from within the industry for our recent achievements means a lot to us, we are really proud.” said Dawn Clayton, Head of Marketing at tombola.

It has been an exciting week for tombola as new Emmerdale idents are set to launch on Thursday 10th June. As with the last campaign tombola featured their players as the main focus of the bumpers to promote the community aspect of tombola.

A small group of players were taken away on a mini tombola holiday for a three day shoot where they did lots of activities including horse riding on a beach, salsa dancing, ten pin bowling, enjoying rides on a Victorian fun fair and much more! The bumpers were shot in a ‘fly on the wall’ format and the director captured some fantastic moments and fun times. These will be on air at the start, middle and end of each Emmerdale show on both ITV1, ITV2 and online.

More than £3m in cash prizes are won every week on Dawn Clayton added: “Sponsoring Emmerdale, one of ITV’s leading brands, is a significant opportunity for The show’s reach, the affection in which it’s held, and its values of drama, fun and community make it the ideal partner for the tombola brand and it’s wonderful that the players had such a great time on the shoot. Winning the online bingo operator award has topped it all off!”

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