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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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New Bingo Product Expected From Pragmatic Play

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Feb. 22nd 2018 7:56 AM

Pragmatic Play Bingo

Pragmatic Play
To Launch Bingo

When it comes to bingo software and the overall gameplay at a site, as players we are used to just a handful of the regulars and these have been the mainstay in the industry for a number of years. We’ve come to expect that most new bingo sites launch using 888 / Cassava, Playtech, Microgaming, Cozy Games or Jumpman Gaming software but soon there could be a new option.

Bingo software is a bit like the old analogy of buses, you wait ages for one and then two come along together. It wasn’t that long ago that Yggdrasil announced that they would be launching a new bingo product and now Pragmatic Play have made a similar announcement.

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New To 15 Network – Coffee Break Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Feb. 20th 2018 7:23 AM

Coffee Break Bingo

15 Network Launch
Coffee Break Bingo

There are some new bingo sites that simply launch with no fanfare and actually, don’t even hit our radar until months after they have opened. Coffee Break Bingo is one such brand! According to various sources, this site opened in November 2017 but here we are in February and we only stumbled on the fact that it was open when looking into the reappearance of the Newbie Room on the 15 Network!

Coffee Break Bingo looks like many of the other sites available on the 15 Network but whilst others have followed the recent request to remove certain titles for landing pages, this new site still shows Fluffy Favourites and Sugar Train under their Hot Slots section.

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Everyone’s A Winner At Mecca Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Feb. 19th 2018 4:58 AM

If you are a registered Mecca Bingo player, you are extremely lucky as they seem to have a never-ending stream of promotions for you to enjoy. The majority of these come under their ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ umbrella, and since its launch they have used it to give all manner of cool prizes including cars and holidays. Their winning ways continue this month, so make your way over there and join in the fun.

This exciting new promotion from Mecca Bingo comes in the form of a series of daily prize draws, and each one is packed full of cash and prizes. You have until 23:59 on Sunday 4th March to take part in the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ promotion, and it does not matter if you are playing online or on your mobile phone, as entries are earned in exactly the same way.

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Bingola Closing Soon

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Feb. 17th 2018 7:47 AM

Bingola Closing

Bingola
To Close

Over the last few months we have seen many site closures across many different platforms. Over the last couple of weeks it has been the predominantly sites on the Dragonfish network that have shut their virtual doors for the last time. However, we have also seen Cashcade brands cease to trade. All of these products were powered by the 888 / Cassava software and the latest casualty is Bingola, a JackpotJoy Group brand!

Bingola launched in September 2014 and joined the likes of Costa Bingo in the portfolio of brands that offered a great selection of free games to the masses as well as a no deposit required bonus at launch.

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Eat, Sleep, Love At Costa Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Feb. 15th 2018 7:45 AM

Costa Bingo are really pulling out all the stops in the romance stakes with a number of lovey dovey promotions on offer this February at their site. Earlier in the month they announced their Be Mine offer which gives all players the chance to win a romantic prize every Wednesday in February.

There are only two prizes left in this promotion now but at just 2p a ticket, who wouldn’t want to take a chance on winning a paid of Swarovski Crystal earrings or a Dancing Heart necklace? The terms and conditions of this promotion can be found here.

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Bingo Besties Are Friends With Benefits!

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Feb. 13th 2018 7:13 AM

Tau Gaming, the company behind popular brands like Zinger, Dabber and Hunky (to name just a few) has been hard at it creating another brand new bingo site for players and earlier this month Bingo Besties made its debut! Like the other sites from Tau Gaming, the latest addition is part of the Real Money Network which means no wagering requirements.

Whether it’s utilising the Free 4 U Room and getting lucky on the no cost games available for a few days without deposit, or the bingo tickets allocated to your account on first deposit, or the 10 Fluffy Favourites spins, none of the bonuses given with the code BESTIES have wagering requirements!

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Valentine’s Day Party At Bingo Zino

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Feb. 12th 2018 4:51 AM

If you find yourself single this Valentine’s Day don’t fret as there is no reason why you must spend the night alone. Bingo Zino has lined up a huge Valentine’s Day party for their lucky roomies to enjoy and everyone is invited. All the fun is taking place between 7pm and 11pm in their Royal room and you’ll have four hours of lovey dovey bingo fun to keep you entertained.

Bingo Zino has lined up a superb evening of fun for their funded players, with every chat game paying out a minimum of 1,000 Loyalty Points. That’s not all though, as they like to reward their players as much as possible, so will also be giving away shopping vouchers too, so their lucky winners can treat themselves to a little something nice.

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All Aboard The Gala Bingo Corrie Bus

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Feb. 10th 2018 7:19 AM

Gala Bingo launched a brand new promotion on 4th February but you haven’t missed out because it continues right through until 4th March. Up for grabs in this latest offer from the popular brand is the chance to win bingo bonuses, access to free bingo sessions and seats on the Corrie Bingo Bus Tour. Land yourself the latter and you’ll be meeting a former Coronation Street star!

Each and every day of the promotion there is a What Do I Win? button available at Gala Bingo, simply click it to view what the prize of the day is. On the day we prepared this content, if we had spent £5 playing Coronation Street Bingo we would have been playing free games in the Margarita Room at 6pm the following day. Additionally our £5 spend would have gotten our name in the hat to win seats on the Corrie Bingo Bus Trip.

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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.