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Michael Hess: Bingo And Social Club Five Years On
Michael Hess:
Bingo And Social Club Five Years On

Latest: Bingo And Social Club Five Years On

In an exclusive set of photos commissioned for Playing Bingo, the photographer Michael Hess opens up the secretive world of the UK's bingo halls for all to enjoy.

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Cook Up A Storm At Treasure Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, May. 29th 2017 5:56 AM

We all associate pirates with sailing the seven seas and burying trunk fulls of goodies before marking the spot on the map with a great big X. When they are not up to mischief, you will usually find them relaxing on the beach, cooking up a storm and generally have a great olde time. They want their Treasure Bingo roomies to share this experience, so are giving away some sizzling treasures!

These sizzling treasures come in the form of three fantastic BBQ’s worth a total of £400, and they are all up for grabs through a 90-ball bingo game that is taking place at 10pm on Monday 5th June. If you get a move on and sail over there right, you also have the chance to save yourself some money by earning cards for the big game.

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Travel Treats From Costa Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, May. 27th 2017 7:52 AM

The weather might be taking a turn for the better in the UK but for many, we are turning our attention to the summer holidays and planning our trips out with the kids. It could be holidays camping or just days out but Costa Bingo have a few travel treats to be won in a special game on Monday 5th June at 10 pm.

As is the case with many promotions from Costa Bingo, you have options for ways to get your tickets. You could do it the traditional way and buy them at a cost of £5 each, or you could exchange 10 Diamonds for one card. But there is also another way….

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New Bingo Hall To Open In Dudley

Posted by Gareth on: Friday, May. 26th 2017 10:23 AM

Bingo News

New Bingo Hall
For Dudley

The wheels of the bingo industry recovery vehicle may be moving slowly since the change in bingo taxation, but they are moving surely. The latest news is that there will (hopefully) be a new bingo hall opened in Dudley as part of a gambling facility.

We say hopefully, as planning permission has not yet been approved buy local authorities. The 450 seat bingo hall will be located on the ground floor offering 14 bingo sessions per week. Upstairs will be the casino, named Casino 36. Casino 36 opened a casino in Wolverhampton in 2016 at a cost of over £7 million.

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£5 Free From New Site, BingoRoo

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, May. 25th 2017 7:32 AM

It’s been a while since we have seen a new site on the Dragonfish network, the last being Big Tease Bingo in March. May heralds the launch of a new addition to the network, BingoRoo and with it comes the chance to grab a £5 free play bonus to try before you buy.

As is the case with many sites that offer this type of bonus, new players are eligible for it when they register and include their financial details. If you then choose to make a deposit because you like the site enough, a £10 deposit will earn you a 400% cash match bonus. Deposit £10 and you will have £40 to play with. Remember, all bonuses carry wagering requirements.

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Increased Welcome Offer From Sun Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, May. 23rd 2017 7:07 AM

If you haven’t yet registered with the popular bingo site, Sun Bingo, now really is a good time to see what they have to offer as they have just upped the welcome package for new players. Previously newbies were awarded a 300% cash match bonus when they deposited and played through £10 on bingo at the site. The new bonus is 400%!

The increase is actually not for bingo, the bonus given for this game remains the same as before – £20 (200%). It’s the all games bonus that has been revved up a little at Sun Bingo, rising to a £20 bonus rather than just £10 for new players.

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Race Roulette At Bingo Godz

Posted by Lee on: Monday, May. 22nd 2017 5:56 AM

We all love online bingo, but at the same time, it’s sometimes good to put down the dabber and take a look at slots and casino games. If you are a Formula 1 then now would be that time, because Bingo Godz are in the middle of a huge Race Roulette promotion that could see you jetting off to the Monaco Grand Prix.

This superb promotion has been running since Monday 15th May and comes packed full of prizes. Whilst you have missed the first round of qualifying, there is still two more to go, with the first one starting today and running until midnight on Wednesday and the final one running between Monday 29th May and Wednesday 31st May, so put your foot on the accelerator and zoom over there now!

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£5 Free From PocketWin Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, May. 20th 2017 7:01 AM

Nearly all online bingo sites are now available to play via your mobile thanks and whilst many translate well to playing on the go, others are quite poor. If you’re a mobile bingo player then you might want to check out a new site that we have just added to our mobile bingo section, PocketWin Bingo.

Better still, trying it out won’t cost you anymore than a few minutes of your time to register as PocketWin Bingo are offering all new players a £5 no deposit required welcome bonus. This is given with no requirement to enter financial details and you can withdraw winnings of up to £50 with no deposit required!

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Foxy Zero Vanishes!

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, May. 18th 2017 7:05 AM

Bingo News

Foxy Zero
Closes Down

Over the last few months we have seen many changes to popular brands under the Cashcade / bwin.Party hat. The changes include a change of mascot at Foxy Bingo and Casino, a makeover for Cheeky Bingo and today, we have found the Foxy Zero is no more!

Foxy Zero launched a few months after Cheeky Bingo opened in February 2009 so has been around for quite some time. However, whilst it may have been around a while, in all that time is has always been in the shadows when compared to the likes of Cheeky and Foxy Bingo. You only had to look at the overall design of the site before it closed to see that it had gathered dust. Where the main Foxy brand had received a swish new look, Zero aged.

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Elsewhere on the site you'll find loads of great content on the game - below is list of what's available here for you.

Land Bingo

As the name suggests, the Land Bingo section of the site features information on high street version of the game, played at bingo clubs all around the UK. Here's what's there for you:

  • Bingo Guides - Our guides section will help you get to grips with a number of bingo related issues. Covering different aspects of the game they'll give you the advice you need.
  • Club Finder - Find a club in your town, and don't forget to send us your reviews of the clubs you play at. The UK's largest bingo club directory.
  • Bingo History - The UK's largest online collection of UK bingo history materials and information. Find out about the game's colourful history and culture here.
  • Lost Bingo Halls - The UK's only online archive of bingo halls that have fallen by the wayside, photos, comments and history on some of bingo's fallen palaces.
  • Old News Section - Our archive of old content from older versions of the site. The content here is still of interest to bingo fans, but archived in its own section as it is no longer updated.

Mobile Bingo

One of the newest ways of playing bingo, the game on mobile platforms is still in its infancy. Rest assured, we'll help keep you up to date in our Mobile Bingo section.

  • Platforms - If you don't know your dongle from you WAP, take a look at our quick guide on the technology and platforms of the mobile gaming world.
  • Reviews - Using our tried and tested play testing and review criteria, we take a look at what's hot and what's not in the world of mobile bingo.

Online Bingo

For those that enjoy a game of bingo without leaving the house, our Online Bingo section features loads of great info to help you choose the best bingo sites to play at, the best deals, and the pitfalls of playing bingo online.

  • Bonuses & Promo Codes - Find out about the many bonuses available for online players, and any extra bonuses we've been able to arrange on your behalf.
  • Complaints - If you've been cheated by an online bingo site, or found yourself with a grievance, then check out our complaints section to see what satisfaction you can get.
  • Facebook Bingo - In the last couple of years, a number of popular bingo games have appeared on Facebook. We review them in our Facebook Bingo section.
  • Free Bingo - Playing for free for cash prizes has become a big hit in the online bingo world. Take a look at our list of some of the most popular free sites and free offers.
  • Funding Methods - This section is a guide to what sorts of payment methods you can use with online bingo, and lists which sites tale which payment methods.
  • Networks - Bingo networks are an integral part of the online experience, but most players know little about networking and what it means. Find out who's networked and who isn't.
  • Reviews - We've reviewed and play tested all the most popular bingo sites, as well as many you've probably never heard of before. Get the low down in our reviews section.
  • Slots & Side Games - Many a bingo player likes to spend a bit of time playing the various side games on offer. Our guide reviews some of the most popular.
  • Software - Despite there being hundreds of online bingo sites, there are only a handful of software solutions powering the games. Find out which one your favourite site runs on here.

General Bingo

As well as our three dedicated sections, there are a number of other sections of the site which cover areas that would fit well in to both the land and online sections, rather than to just the one of them.

  • Articles And Interviews - Editorial and interviews on different aspects of bingo, from industry events to legal info and review of people involved in the game.
  • Bingo Fun - Take a bingo themed coffe-break with one of our fun quizzes or eye-catching galleries.
  • Blog And Bingo News - You'll see the latest posts above, but if you want to delve deeper, this page will get you in to all our older posts on the new blog.
  • Competitions And Prizes - Creative challenges and the chance to win prizes, take a look what competitions we have on.
  • Creative Corner - Fancy a bit of bingo culture? Our Creative Corner is right for you. Art, writing, photography and more, all inspired by the game.
  • Gallery - A section to quickly find the visual things we have on the site. From the Flickr groups to the club images and other stuff.
  • Shop - A range of different bingo related items, from tickets and pens through to games and DVDs. Take a look and see if what you need's there.

And finally, if you'd like to contact us you can do it here: Contact Playing Bingo, and if you want to find out about who runs the site, visit our About Us page.