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

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Another New Brand – TRex Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, May. 30th 2015 7:33 AM

It was only a couple of days ago that we were reporting on a new bingo site and today we have news of yet another. Flog It Bingo launched on the 15 Network this week, a brand we knew was coming but TRex Bingo, this site has opted for the Dragonfish network and we had no clue about its impending launch. Could it be that this site was hoping to slip under the writer’s radar because it is so much like Dino Bingo?

You only have to visit the site to see that the prehistoric animal theme of the design is pretty much identical to that found at Dino Bingo. However, where Dino Bingo offers a no deposit required bonus to their new players, TRex Bingo sticks with the cash match bonus deal on first deposit.

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Party Bingo To Close Next Week

Posted by Kath on: Friday, May. 29th 2015 7:27 AM

Party Bingo is one of the longest established online bingo sites on the net but in recent years with the explosion of many big brands, the site hasn’t kept up with current trends too well and maybe the death knells have actually been sounding for a while but now the brand has announced that on 3rd June they will be closing their virtual doors for good.

Originally the bingo brand of the gaming giants Party Gaming, Party Bingo has fallen on less favourable times in recent years. From a player’s perspective it would seem there has been little investment in the brand for some while.

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New Site Flog It Bingo Welcome Offers

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, May. 28th 2015 7:38 AM

The 15 Network hasn’t been quite so prolific as it once was in opening new bingo brands but earlier this week we saw the Jumpman Gaming software used to power the latest addition to the ranks of online bingo sites. Flog It Bingo is the name of the new site but before you start thinking BBC antiques or Paul Martin and his team of experts, the brand has nothing to do with the show.

The welcome offers at Flog It Bingo are the best thing about the brand if we are honest, if only because there is nothing different in the promotional schedule or game play to make this brand unique compared to the other 23 available.

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Fire Up Your Summer At William Hill Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Wednesday, May. 27th 2015 7:08 AM

It looks like the weather is finally warming up for summer and that means that across the bingo world there are plenty of sunshine themed promotions to get involved in! This week if you play at William Hill Bingo you could one of five sizzling barbecues, worth £90 each, just enter the bonus code and play to be a winner!

William Hill Bingo always has a host of specials running at their online bingo site and so you should find plenty to get involved with while meeting the small wagering requirement for this promo, but if you want to win a brand new Weber barbecue and get your garden summer ready you must enter the bonus code, so don’t forget that!

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Lucky Charm Bingo Commercial

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, May. 26th 2015 9:46 AM

Lucky Charm Bingo opened to players March 2015 so it’s a fairly new brand to the world of online gaming. However, whilst it may be a relative baby it hasn’t stopped this brand from advertising its wares on television just a short while after launch! The site itself is powered by the Dragonfish software but like Bubble Bonus before it, this site has something a little more to offer the players.

The Lucky Charm Bingo commercial isn’t quite as impressive as some of the adverts we see for online bingo brands, but then nor is it as annoying as some of the others we are subjected to either. The advert is all animated and starts with the voiceover telling you to ‘lift off with Lucky Charm Bingo’ as a hot air balloon sporting the logo comes into view.

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SurPrize Bingo At Gala Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Monday, May. 25th 2015 7:13 AM

We get a real treat in May with two Bank Holidays and that means two long weekends to enjoy with friends and family! The first one was at the beginning of the month and the final one is today and it’s kicking off SurPrize Bingo all week at Gala Bingo!

The SurPrize Bingo games take place between today and 31st May at Gala Bingo and tickets for the qualifier games are just 10p each. The site has 9 prizes on offer, from iPads, gas barbecues, flight vouchers and more and the winner of the grand final game will win three of the nine prizes listed!

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Let It Go With Frozen Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, May. 23rd 2015 7:27 AM

A new site opened this week and you could be mistaken for thinking that you’ll be welcomed through the castle doors by Elsa and Anna at Frozen Bingo. This is not the case and you won’t see a Sven at the site either but what you will find is an Olaf type character and a selection of bow tie wearing bingo ball pigeons. Additionally, the welcome laid out for you as you slip on into this new Mandalay Media / Intertain site includes a £5 free, no deposit required welcome bonus.

Frozen Bingo is the latest name to join the ranks of Mandalay sites that offer games powered by the 888 / Cassava collaboration. As we have come to expect, alongside the no deposit required bonus new players can take advantage of a 300% cash match deal on first deposits too. The minimum deposit required for this bonus is £5 and the maximum amount eligible is £20.

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Mecca’s Twerking Cactus Proves Us Wrong

Posted by Kath on: Friday, May. 22nd 2015 7:18 AM

Now we try and have pretty informed opinions here at Playing Bingo but even we’re the first to admit when we have got something wrong. When Mecca Bingo’s twerking cactus hit our screens in an ad campaign for the brand we were the first to say it was a lousy idea and all just a little bit silly!

But as the younger generations know, random sells and clearly Mecca Bingo knew it too because they’ve just announced that their digital profits are up 18% and they are crediting the cactus for the success!

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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.