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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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Golden Prize Games At Gala Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Apr. 19th 2018 7:23 AM

Golden Prize Bingo kicked off at Gala Bingo on Thursday 5th April and this great promotion has an impressive selection of prizes on offer to the players at the site. There are daily chances to win amazing prizes in the themed games room of Rainbow Riches Bingo. Prizes like holidays to Dubai or Las Vegas, iPhones, iPads, spa breaks, hair straighteners and much more besides.

It’s easy to get in on the action at Gala Bingo. To enter the draw for the following day you simply have to complete the two qualifying steps at the site and then make sure you are in the Martini Room for the following day at 9pm.

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City Bingo Travels To Paris

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Apr. 17th 2018 7:30 AM

City the cat, the mascot that is no longer seen on the homepage of City Bingo, likes to travel the world and for April he has landed in Paris. It’s only fitting then that the name of the promotion that is running this month is Paris in Springtime. Whilst the weather may not feel like spring at the moment, the temperatures are slowing increasing.

The flowers may be in full bloom in Paris though and for the player who wins this promotion, they’ll be the chance to see them for themselves! The top prize is listed as a day trip for two to Paris by Eurostar!

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Wheels Are In Motion At Treasure Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Apr. 16th 2018 7:37 AM

When the nice weather finally makes a return, you’ll want to make the most of it, as we never quite know how long it’s going to stick around! One nice way of seeing the sights and shedding a few of those extra pounds we put on to keep us warm over winter is by cycling everywhere instead of taking the car. The Treasure Bingo pirates agree and have put the Wheels in Motion for another superb promotion.

This special 75-ball bingo game is taking place at 10pm on Thursday 16th April and you can take part at home on your computer or whilst you are out and about on your smartphone thanks to mobile software. You don’t need to download an app or anything, simply head to the normal web address and log in with your existing account details.

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Pick N’ Mix At Sun Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Apr. 14th 2018 7:26 AM

Sun Bingo launched another great promotion at the beginning of the month and whilst we may be nearing the half way mark of April, there is still time to get involved before the Pick N’ Mix Bingo promo ends. We’re in the second week of the promotion and you have until Sunday 15th April to qualify for this week’s Pick N’ Mix Bingo.

All you have to do to qualify is deposit and spend a fiver on bingo tickets from the Monday to Sunday and then you will be granted access to the Beach Hut Room on the following Monday. For this qualifying period, the date will be Monday 16th.

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Major Changes On 15 Network

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Apr. 12th 2018 7:13 AM

15 Network

All Change At
The 15 Network

A short while ago we received an email requesting that we stop promoting a number of brands powered by the Jumpman Gaming software. The brands included some on the 15 Network, sites like Elf Bingo, Showreel Bingo and Dove Bingo. The email informed us of a re-design of all the sites and we’ve been eagerly awaiting its arrival.

We have to wait no longer, the new look is available now at the sites and first impressions are good. The changes are more than just a lick of virtual paint across the home page. There’s a change in the overall aesthetics, the software, promotions and even two new payment options have been added but there is a downside too.

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Is Mansfield The Lucky Place To Play Bingo?

Posted by Lee on: Tuesday, Apr. 10th 2018 4:41 AM

Costa Bingo

Mansfield Welcomes
Lady Luck

We all love online bingo and the chance to log on to our favourite sites and share a laugh with our buddies. Therefore, every now and then, we like to put down the virtual dauber and head out for a game or two at our local bingo hall. If you live near Nottinghamshire then you’re in luck, because the Apollo Bingo Club there is fast becoming one of the luckiest places in the country.

We can’t explain why, but it appears lady luck has set up home at the Apollo Bingo Club in Mansfield. Their players have been winning big over the past few months, with a whopping £50,000 won in one month alone, when the venue scooped a quartet of big wins. The club is currently owned by Majestic Bingo which was set up in 2014, but the venue has been serving the local community for almost twenty years.

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Two New Bingo Brands Coming Soon

Posted by Nickie on: Monday, Apr. 9th 2018 7:08 AM

Sunshine Digital Media - Two New Bingo Brands

Two New Bingo
Site Coming Soon

Sunshine Digital Media already has quite the presence in the world of online bingo with sites like Lucy Bingo, Welcome Bingo and more recently, Small Bingo to name but a few. Rumour has it that there are two new bingo brands coming soon from this company and the names that are being banded about are My Cute Bingo and Too Good Bingo. However, just because the names have reached our ears, that doesn’t mean to say that they will definitely come to fruition.

In the past we have heard of some other names from the Sunshine Digital Media camp that have yet to open their doors to players. The first was Big Boy Bingo, and let’s be honest, that really isn’t a great name for a site, and then Big Smile Bingo. The latter was expected around July 2What 017 and has still not made an appearance.

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Cloud Canine At Jackpot Joy

Posted by Lee on: Saturday, Apr. 7th 2018 4:22 AM

Now that Summer is on the way (apparently), your thoughts have no doubt turned to your holidays. Before you look online for a bargain deal or rush off down the travel agents to grab an armful of brochures, you might want to log in to Jack Joy and check out their Cloud Canine promotion, as they are giving you the chance to win one of four fantastic trips.

If you want to join in the fun you must first log in to your Jackpot Joy account and ‘Opt In’ on the Cloud Canine page to let them know you are taking part. You’ll need to be quick however as this prize filled promotion comes to an end at midnight on Monday 9th April and as they say, you have to be in it to win it!

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Around Playing Bingo

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.