Recently, we caught up with Kathy Wakilefrom The Real Housewives of New Jersey to talk exclusively about her new partnership as a brand ambassador for Pala Bingo USA. What made Wakile want to get involved in this and what exactly is she doing for them? Read on for the exclusive details.
Kathy Wakile Bingo Exclusive Conversation
On how she got involved in the site and what made her interested in it, Wakile told us, “A lot of people are asking me that. What happened was I was on my book tour. A lot of my signings my family comes to. You never know who’s at your book signing. You never know who’s there when you’re doing a cooking demo or anything like that. It turns out there was this gentleman there that represented Pala Bingo USA. He talked to me and he loved that I was so family oriented… He said you’d be perfect for this project that we’re currently working on. I was interested to hear, of course… (He said) people really come out to hear you talk about your family. Not just for your products, but they believe in you because you know what you’re doing and your family is there responding and getting involved in your demo.”
“Then they brought up Bingo,” she continued. “It was the first game I ever learned how to play when I was a kid. I used to play in the church… At holidays, we’d all gather around at the end of the night after dinner and play Bingo… It’s easy and a game everyone can join in on. You don’t have to speak the language- there were a lot of people in my family with a language barrier- you didn’t need to speak the language, you just needed to know numbers.”
“I said I would like to hear more about it,” she added. “I was told it was the first 90 ball online Bingo in NJ and they wanted me to be the brand ambassador. They also wanted to incorporate me as part of the sweepstakes winners and a live chat.”
“I like to engage (with people),” Wakile continued. “And they loved that. So they started telling me more about Bingo. We worked on this project back in July or August. Then we waited on approvals for New Jersey. It finally came through. We had our first live chat- me playing along with other people- at the beginning of April. Every month for the first Monday of the month, I’ll be joining in and chatting and playing along with other people.”
“We’re not talking just about Bingo,” she clarified on the social interaction piece. “We’re cheering each other on. It’s fun when you win because you get to share it with someone immediately. While we’re waiting for the next game we get wrapped up in other conversations… The last time I was playing there was a bad thunderstorm and someone’s dog was going crazy and I was talking about that. It’s all New Jersey, so we all get one another… It’s a lot of fun and I love getting to interact with people like that”
“It’s chat- like a text,” Wakile further elaborated. “It’s fun because when the numbers are called it’s my voice that’s calling the numbers. When somebody wins a jackpot I’m cheering them on and saying you did great, way to go, stuff like that. I recorded all that stuff in the studio. It’s actually me calling the numbers, so it’s fun.”
“The question about (the new season of Housewives) always comes up,” Wakile told us of the conversations. “I can’t give too much away, obviously. Once the season gets into full swing and we’re playing and it’s airing, then of course there will be questions so I’ll be able to talk a little bit about what actually aired. But I’d like to keep it about personal things and food- again, food and lifestyle is such a big part of who I am. It will be fun. They get to ask me certain questions. You know me, always the diplomat. I’ll try to be as honest as I can without giving too much away.”
Wakile also revealed there is a sweepstakes where some winners will be able to spend time with her, cook with them, and eat together and that she thinks it will “be fun” and that it was the “clincher” that really made her want to do this.
Wakile wrapped with telling us that, “When you sign up immediately you get free bingo tickets right away. You get free money. Each time you log on, you’re entered into a daily jackpot for big money. The money is real. I’ve been playing and you win. It goes into your account and you’re winning big money. It’s a lot of fun. My next online chat with everyone is May 2nd. I love it. I really do. I’m really proud to be representing a family game like this.”
Below is the press release for Wakile’s partnership with Pala Bingo USA.
Kathy Wakile, Best Known for Her Role on Bravo’s Hit Series The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is Named Brand Ambassador of PalaBingoUSA.com, NJ’s First Fully Dedicated Online Bingo Site
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 30th, 2016) – Kathy Wakile, TV personality, entrepreneur, author and chef, is adding another moniker to her impressive resume, brand ambassador of PalaBingoUSA.com. Best known for her role on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Kathy is joining forces with Pala Interactive to help launch New Jersey’s only fully dedicated real-money 90 Ball Online Bingoweb site at PalaBingoUSA.com. To kick things off, Kathy will host a monthly Bingo night the first Monday of every month, exclusively for New Jersey residents, where players can interact and chat directly with her. The first Bingo Night With Kathy will be on Monday, April 4th, 2016.
From her television show to her best-selling dessert cookbook, Indulge, Kathy has achieved greatsuccess but says her most defining and important role is being a wife and a mother to her two children.
“New Jerseyans are deeply rooted family. I was born here, spent my entire life here and have raised my own children here,” says Kathy Wakile. “My family inspires me in everything I do especially when it comes to my business choices, which is why I’m proud to have partnered with Pala Interactive on PalaBingoUSA.com. They have developed a real, true community built around the fun and excitement of bingo. I’ve always had fond memories of playing bingo with my family and friends; so when Palaapproached me with this opportunity, it made sense to work with them on this exciting new onlineexperience.”
PalaBingoUSA.com’s 90 Ball Bingo will offer friendly and inviting chatrooms, hosted by moderators to create an entertaining and social atmosphere in a safe, legal and licensed environment. Additionally, PalaBingoUSA.com players are able to access over 130 Casino games while they are playing 90 Ball bingo.
“New Jersey is home to thousands of passionate, dedicated bingo players. We listened to their requests for a fun, fast, real-money, online bingo game and we created PalaBingoUSA.com to meet those needs,” said Jim Ryan, CEO of Pala Interactive. “There is truly something unique about bingo and bingo players. PalaBingoUSA.com offer players a community to swap stories, recipes and experiences while enjoying online bingo and casino games. Kathy Wakile embodies our sense of family and community and is a respected and trusted voice in New Jersey – having her as Brand Ambassador compliments our vision of the PalaBingoUSA.comexperience.”
New Pala players will receive 100 free bingo ticketswithout making a deposit.
In addition, PalaBingoUSA.com will offer players several promotions for 90 Ball Bingo:
• The 500K Dream Call Jackpot – Every 90 Ball Bingo ticket purchased on PalaBingoUSA.com is eligible to win a $500,000 Jackpot if the player gets a Full House, covers all 15 numbers, in 30 calls or less.
• The Full House 50 – Every 90 Ball Bingo ticket purchased between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. is eligible to win $200 Bingo Bucks if the player gets a Full House in 50 calls or less.
• A 100% Match First Deposit Bonus for players with a bonus equal to the amount of their initial deposit up to $100.
• Treasure Chest Promotion – Every Friday night that features $500 in Bingo Dollars added to games between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Pala and Kathy Wakile are kicking off the launch of PalaBingoUSA.com by awarding three lucky winners with the opportunity to win a weekend trip to Atlantic City and receive a culinary session and dinner with Kathy Wakile at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spain the “Cooking With Kathy” Sweepstakes.
Players can earn up to 12 drawing entries for the “Cooking With Kathy” Sweepstakes between Wednesday, March 30th and Saturday, April 30th. Players earn 5 drawing entries for signing up for a new account at PalaBingoUSA.com and 5 drawing entries for playing a real money bingo game at PalaBingoUSA.com.
Players can also earn two additional drawing entries by sharing the “Cooking With Kathy” Sweepstakes with their friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter through the “Cooking With Kathy” home page at www.palabingousa.com/CookinWithKathy
PalaBingoUSA.com is approved and authorized to offer 90 Ball Bingo by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
Pala Interactive, LLC in an online real money and social gaming operator that was founded in 2013 in anticipation of upcoming U.S. state legislation permitting real-money internet wagering. Focused on delivering an excellent user experience to consumers through its proprietary platform, Pala Interactive plans to be a material market participant in the U.S. regulated online gaming market. The Company’s majority shareholder is the Pala Band of Mission Indians, which owns and operates the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California.