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Gamesville.com's Pirate Cove Bingo™ sets sail on Facebook®

WALTHAM, Mass. - December 5, 2011 - Gamesville.com, home of the web's original free online bingo game for real cash prizes and a property owned by Lycos, Inc., announces the launch of Pirate Cove Bingo for Facebook, a freebooting social game that lets friends play free bingo together and take home real cash prizes. More

Gamesville Releases First for the Casual Gaming Industry

WALTHAM, Mass. - July 28, 2011 - Gamesville.com, part of the Lycos Network and the web's premier destination for free online "game shows" offering real cash prizes, has distinguished themselves even more by announcing the release of the all-new Countdown to Ca$h. More

Gamesville Debuts All-New Frantic Fish® to Celebrate Mother's Day

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 5, 2011 - We couldn't purchase koi ponds for the thousands of fish-loving moms and wives who play every day on Gamesville, so we did the next best thing: Breathed new life into our classic massively multi-player bingo-style game: Frantic Fish! More


Gamesville Celebrates CASHTOBER with 31 Days Of Jacked Up Prizes

WALTHAM, Mass. - October 1, 2010 - Your calendar might say today is "October" -- but at Gamesville, this month is CASHTOBER! More


Gamesville Serves Up Free Money This St. Patrick's Day With Super Chef

WALTHAM, Mass. - March 17, 2010 - St. Patrick's Day is traditionally celebrated with green food. But with the debut of Super Chef, Gamesville.com is updating that tradition to include greenbacks -- as in, free cash money! More


Ninjas. In Your iPhone.

WALTHAM, Mass. - May 4, 2009 - Money can't buy happiness. But it can buy ninja assassins. Or, in this case, ninja assassins for your iPhone and iPod Touch. Gamesville.com is pleased to announce their first iPhone/iPod game: Ninja Rally. The game is available at the iTunes App Store and can be previewed at Ninjarally.com... More


Lycos Showcases Free, Online Interactive "Game Show" Community With Debut Of CatchUp CoverAll™ On Gamesville.com

WALTHAM, Mass. - Dec. 17, 2008 - Lycos, Inc. today announced the debut of the all-new CatchUp CoverAll™ on Gamesville.com. CatchUp CoverAll is the first online massively multiplayer game to feature Community Cash Winnings: When one lucky player wins the progressive jackpot, up to four other players with the same "Lucky Ball" as the jackpot winner can each take home a bonus $25 cash prize... More


Lycos Debuts All-New Bingo Zone® To Celebrate Gamesville's 12th Anniversary

WALTHAM, Mass. - June 23, 2008 - Lycos, Inc. today announced "the cash is back" in a new version of an old favorite with the all-new Bingo Zone® on Gamesville.com, one of the web's premier destinations for casual, massively multi-player online games and game shows. More


Lycos Re-Introduces The New "Old" Gamesville, Brings Fun Entertainment & Interactivity Back To Classic Games Destination

WALTHAM, Mass. - April 11, 2007 - Lycos, Inc. today announced the re-birth of Gamesville, the entertaining interactive games destination in the Lycos Network. In celebration of its 11th year, Gamesville returns to its roots as an entertainment gaming destination where the emphasis is on fun and community. More


FUN Technologies' SkillJam And Lycos Sign Comprehensive Online Casual-Gaming Deal

LONDON, England - January 5, 2006 - FUN Technologies plc ("FUN"), one of the world's leading online casual gaming providers, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, SkillJam Technologies Corporation ("SkillJam"), has signed a comprehensive agreement to create a private-label casual-gaming platform for Lycos, Inc. SkillJam will develop, operate and support the pay-for-play casual gaming for Lycos Games, customizing the gaming platform for Gamesville.com (www.gamesville.com), Lycos' gaming channel. More


"Come On Down" To Lycos Gamesville And Play 'The Price Is Right'™ - Online!

WALTHAM, Mass. - June 17, 2002- Terra Lycos today announced the launch of the online version of the popular game show The Price is Right™ on Lycos Gamesville. Lycos Gamesville, in conjunction with FremantleMedia, the production arm of the RTL Group owned by Bertelsmann, is the first and only site to host an online version of the game where users can play the game show favorite. More


Terra Lycos And BMG Direct Announce Music Match, Now Available On Lycos Gamesville

WALTHAM, Mass. - February 21, 2001 - Terra Lycos today announced the launch of Music Match, sponsored by BMG Music Service, on Lycos Gamesville, the Web's premier free games destination in the Terra Lycos Network. More


Lycos Announces the Online Wedding of "Bingo Zone" Love Birds, Mike & Mary

WALTHAM, Mass. - June 22, 2000 - Lycos, Inc., today announced the live online wedding of Mike and Mary, devoted gamers and devoted to each other. After meeting in the Bingo Zone of Lycos' Gamesville nearly four years ago, Mike and Mary carried their online romance offline, and will marry at their home in Virginia Beach, Va., on Saturday. More


Lycos Acquires Gamesville For $207 Million

BOSTON, Mass. - November 23, 1999 - Lycos, Inc., the fastest growing Internet portal and world's largest online community, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gamesville.com, a leading interactive entertainment company and direct marketer. More


Gamesville.com Honored By CIO Magazine As One Of Top 50 Web Sites

BOSTON, Mass. - July 1, 1999 - CIO magazine has named Gamesville.com, Inc., the Web's leading game show site and database marketing company, a 1999 CIO Web Business 50/50 winner for its online business excellence. More


Gamesville.com Introduces Quick-Draw Poker, the World's Biggest Poker Game

BOSTON, Mass. - June 28, 1999 - Gamesville.com, the Internet's leading game show site and database marketing company, today introduced Quick-Draw Poker™, the latest entry in its roster of original, massively multi-player online game shows. More


Gamesville.com Receives Over $14 Million In First Round Of Financing From Premier Venture Firms

BOSTON, Mass. - June 16, 1999 - Gamesville.com, Inc., the Web's leading game show site and database marketing company, today announced that it has received over $14 million in its first round of venture capital financing. Flatiron Partners was the lead investor and they were joined by SOFTBANK Technology Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and General Catalyst Internet Partners. More


Nineco Changes Name To Gamesville.com, Inc.

BOSTON, Mass. - March 22, 1999 - nineCo, the Internet's leading online database marketing company, today announced that the Company has changed its name to Gamesville.com, Inc. The name change reflects the strong awareness of the Company's immensely popular Gamesville.com Web site. More


Win Prizes For Watching Movies

BOSTON, Mass. - February 16, 1999 - Gamesville.com, the Internet's premier game show site and entertainment destination, today announced the commencement of the second annual Crystal Ball™ competition, the free online game show in which contestants compete to predict the outcome of the Academy Awards® for a Grand Prize of one year of entertainment. More


Gamesville.com Boasts Largest Single Real-Time Online Game Ever

BOSTON, Mass. - January 18, 1999 - nineCo, Inc., announced today that their Web site, Gamesville.com, hosted the largest real-time online game ever. Two thousand eight hundred forty nine Internet users played against each other in the largest single Web game ever, competing for the coveted prize of $700 in the site's unique, free-to-play, bingo-style game Catchup Coverall™. More


Nineco Inc.'s Introduces First E-Mercial™: New Technology Adapts TV Commercial Programming for the Internet

BOSTON, Mass. - January 18, 1999 - nineCo, the premier online database marketing company, today introduced the first e-mercial™. Like TV commercials, e-mercials are full-screen advertisements shown during breaks in programming - the award-winning, massively-multiplayer Web game shows on nineCo's popular Gamesville.com site. More


Nineco Inc.'s Gamesville Debuts AceyDeucy: Internet's First Massively-Multiplayer Card Game

BOSTON, Mass. - JUNE 22, 1998 - Award-winning online realtime marketing and game developer nineCo, Inc. has launched the new Web game show AceyDeucey™ on its hugely popular Gamesville web site. AceyDeucey is a fast, fun, free massively-multiplayer playing card game in which huge groups of players race in realtime to accumulate points by betting (points) on which card will be dealt next. AceyDeucey is the first and only card game on the Web in which literally hundreds and thousands of players play together in realtime (simultaneously) in a single game. More


Bingo Zone® Debuts on WWW: Internet's First Realtime Multi-User Game Is Easy, Fast, Fun

BOSTON, Mass. - June 20, 1996 - Available 7 days a week, 365 days a year at http://www.bingozone.com, the Bingo Zone is "The Interactive Game Show" - an online bingo game where hundreds of players compete with one another simultaneously. Because it is advertiser supported, The Bingo Zone is always free to play (so isn't gambling) yet pays winners $5, $10 or $20 per game. Games begin every thirty minutes. More