The Big Interview: Ophelia Dennis
As you may have noticed, this month’s FreeBingo sponsor is a new site called Jack’s Live Bingo. I believe this site is going to be huge, and it has a very unique selling point – real live presenters you can interact with on screen.
To find out more, I took time out to ask their lovely presenter, Ophelia Dennis, a few questions about her role on this amazing new site.
CM Wayne: For those players who are unfamiliar with Jack’s Live Bingo, tell us a little bit about it.
Ophelia: Jack’s Live Bingo is the world’s only bingo site with a live and interactive caller. Here you get the experience of being in a bingo hall, but from the comfort of your own home or wherever you choose to play from. The caller appears on your screen and calls your bingo numbers and chats and interacts with you.
CM Wayne: How did you get involved with Jack’s Live Bingo and what’s it like to be a live caller?
Ophelia: I got involved with Jack’s Live Bingo as I used to be a presenter on a poker site and an opportunity arose with Jack’s Live Bingo and I decided I wanted a new challenge.
CM Wayne: How does the live caller aspect work? Do you chat to the players using a keyboard, or do you speak to them directly, or is it a bit of both?
Ophelia: The live caller aspect works by us callers communicating to the players direct through the computer. The players can see us on their screens and communicate to us via a chat box and we respond by simply talking to them. In addition, the producer can also communicate with players via a microphone so they can hear the producer through their speakers and the producer can also use the chat box to type in the same way the players do.
CM Wayne: Do you play any chat games?
Ophelia: At present we have a promotion called ‘Fun Hour’ in which every day (except Saturday) from 6pm – 7pm we have a fun hour alongside the bingo where players can win more money. The games include Family Fortunes, Countdown and Who am I? Sometimes the players and presenters will play chat games for fun too. It’s great fun and sometimes I learn a thing or two. LOL.
CM Wayne: Do you have any free bingo games at Jack’s Live Bingo?
Ophelia: We have free bingo games during our Cash Climber days which are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am – 10am and 1pm – 2pm.
CM Wayne: What are the roomies like at Jack’s Live Bingo?
Ophelia: The roomies are fun, mad, crazy, hilarious and out of this world! The roomies are lovely and they are extremely welcoming and like to get involved in the game and chat in a weird way like one big family. It’s funny because sometimes the older women are like mothers to me, and then those my age are like sisters. The men as well… I have so many cyber fathers and brothers! LOL.
CM Wayne: What would you say was the best / funniest moment you’ve had during a shift?
Ophelia: Oh my goodness! The funniest moment I’ve had at work? Well because I am little at 5ft 4, I have a step that I stand on to add some height. One day I decided to wear some stilettos, even though no-one can see my feet. My heel wore down into the box and my foot fell through it live on air! I was calling the numbers and there was a loud bang and suddenly I was on the floor! LOL. Everyone in the chat box was laughing and the producer was literally rolling on the floor in hysterics. I just carried on calling like the true pro that I am, trying not to cry in embarassment. LOL.
BEHIND THE SCENES
If you fancy seeing some behind the scenes video of Ophelia, check out this YouTube clip below.
Click here to visit Jack’s Live Bingo and see what it’s all about!