Deal or No Deal
Noel Edmonds has presented the UK TV game show Deal or No Deal on Channel 4 since 2005. And since that time it has gone from strength to strength, not least in attracting 4 million viewers.
About Deal or No Deal
The premise of the game is fairly straightforward and simple. There are 22 sealed boxes each containing a sum of money ranging from 1p to £250,000. The player must open 3 boxes and the amounts revealed are removed from the play board of potential winnings. They then get a call from the banker, who offers them a price to buy their box.
The player must decide whether to accept the offer or to continue playing by opening further sets of 3 boxes and getting further offers from the banker. When playing to its eventual conclusion, there will be just two boxes left, and they must finally choose to deal or no deal. Whatever it is their box will be the amount of money they will go home with, if they don’t accept the banker’s final offer.
There are some added twists to the show every now and then, but the format has remained essentially the same.
The Bingo Game
As evidence of its popularity is the development of Deal or No Deal bingo games, and their growing prevalence across many UK bingo sites. Of course Endemol have the rights to the Deal or No Deal brand, so they own the official website, but plenty of other sites have realised how popular the game is with online bingo players and now offer it.
All of the big Winner Bingo and Sky Bingo offer the Deal or No Deal game. It isn’t really a mystery as to why it’s so popular with players, bearing in mind the rather large jackpots in comparison to other bingo games.
How to Play
The game is based on a traditional 90 ball or 75 ball bingo game, but 21 of the bingo balls have a red Deal or No Deal box instead of the usual bingo square. The 22nd box is for the players, and this has a mystery amount inside.
As the numbers are called, the boxes are opened and the amounts are revealed. When someone wins with a full house, the banker will make them an offer for the box. Then they must decide whether to deal or no deal. But this decision is not made entirely alone, as the other players in the bingo room can vote to help the winner make up their mind.
If you enjoy the TV show, you’ll love playing the bingo game online. It’s certainly a fresh experience when compared to all the more traditional bingo games available on sites.