Grease And Bingo? How the Online Casino World Celebrates Film Classics

Written by JR Hartley
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When it comes to discussing the most-loved big-screen musicals of all time, it is fair to say that Grease is most definitely the word.

Released in 1978 with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the starring roles as Danny and Sandy respectively, the romantic comedy was a huge success at the time and its reputation has only grown in the decades since. Furthermore, its soundtrack, featuring songs ranging from Grease Lightning to You’re the One That I Want, has become equally iconic.

While the influence of the film has been seen in countless areas since its release, the classic has now been immortalised in a rather surprising way – more specifically, in the world of online bingo.

Grease Bingo

Available at domains including the online bingo site from Betfair, Grease Bingo is an official game based around the theme and famous iconography of the hit film.

Using the 90-ball format of bingo, it includes imagery of much-loved characters while other elements have also been worked into the gameplay. For example, it includes a fixed amount jackpot prize known as ‘You’re the One That I Want’, which can be won by a House Prize winner when the prize is called on any number which ends with a 1.

While some people may find it surprising to see Grease adapted into an online game in this way, the film is far from the first to get this form of treatment. In fact, numerous Hollywood hits have been immortalised in the online bingo and casino world, as sites seemingly look to leverage their popularity to attract players.

The Latest in a Long Line

Many big screen successes have been transformed into online casino games in recent years, with notable examples including classic titles like Spinal Tap and The Invisible Man. Furthermore, more contemporary hits including Bridesmaids, Ted, and Justice League have had the slots treatment too, with each game using music and imagery from the films to bring the action to life.

It is not just films that have been through this process however, as many small screen franchises like Game of Thrones have also been turned into slot games. NetEnt also transformed Netflix hit Narcos into a slot last year, while Betfair also features a bingo game based on the TV gameshow classic Deal or No Deal.

But why have so many famous names from the entertainment world been used in this manner? There may be various reasons behind the move, but a key one must be that sites are looking to attract players by offering games based on their nostalgia or love for certain films and shows. In addition, such games give people a chance to experience the things they love in a new and – to be fair – somewhat unexpected way.

More to Come?

So, while Grease may be just the latest film classic to be turned into an online casino game, chances are, it will be far from the last.

In fact, it will be intriguing to see which titles are next to get the treatment, as the worlds of online bingo and casino gaming look to take their recent successes to a whole new level.

Cover Image - Grease Album Gatefold  Source Vinyl Covers

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