PADDY POWER TO HOST EUROPEAN BINGO CHAMPIONSHIP Car and travel prizes in new bingo extravaganza The online bingo division of Irish betting group Paddy Power is ramping up the competitive stakes in the burgeoning bingo sector by hosting a new European Bingo Championship that is scheduled to take place next (June) month. The firm is promising players a new Chevrolet car, travel and laptop prizes and bonus incentives as part of the action. Throughout June several bingo games will be hosted exclusively at PaddyPower, with the championships comprised of ten qualifying rounds and one grand final on June 29. Qualifiers are running online Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. A Paddy Power spokesman commented that while the Euro2008 football spectacular is on, instead of screaming for someone else to win some silverware, players should get on their computers and score some personal winnings. "Move over football – The Bingo Championship has arrived and it means business!," he said.