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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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Film Bingo Shouts Mayday!

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, May. 2nd 2015 7:28 AM

With May now here and the first weekend and last weekend of the month boasting a Bank Holiday, thoughts often turn to the weather and how we all hope that the sun has his hat on! At Film Bingo their Mayday promotion has a double meaning – firstly to celebrate the two Bank Holidays but also a sinking ship/water theme. The latter is what the prize involves because the player who tops this month’s leaderboard will win a family sized swimming pool for the garden!

As is often the case with the promotions exclusive to players at Film Bingo, a winner is determined by the person who can reach the top of their leaderboard by the end of the month. This is done by scoring the most points.

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Bank Holiday Specials At William Hill Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Friday, May. 1st 2015 7:30 AM

The Bank Holiday weekend is all but upon us and we have you have bingo planned into your relaxation time for the long weekend. At William Hill Bingo this weekend there’s a selection of specials and promotions with big jackpots, special prizes, double loyalty points and more!

The William Hill Bingo promotional schedule is jam-packed with Bank Holiday specials so we thought we’d give you a rundown of exactly what you can expect if you log on for a few games!

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888 Sites Boast £200K Jumbo Jackpot

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Apr. 30th 2015 7:57 AM

How do you fancy taking a chance on winning a life-changing jackpot of £100,000? Or at least taking a share of a community jackpot worth £100,000? If that sounds appealing that you’ll want to read on about the £200,000 Jumbo Jackpot that all of the 888 standalone sites have to offer at the end of May! And, if the jackpot wasn’t impressive enough, a ticket will only cost you £1.

There are several brands, including Wink Bingo, that will all be selling tickets for this game but it’s worth noting that 888 have capped the number of tickets available to be sold at 600,000. Each site is able to sell their players just a maximum of 48 for the Jumbo Jackpot game but imagine the profit for 888 if all 600,000 sell?

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Guess The City At City Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Wednesday, Apr. 29th 2015 7:17 AM

City Cat has been in London this month for the Marathon, the Queen’s Birthday and St George’s Day and he’s had a fantastic time in the capital, but as we know he’s quite a jetsetter and never stays in one place for long. However before he gets off again with City Bingo you get a chance to guess the city and if you do so you could win a share of the loot!

It’s easy to take part, you just have to be a member of City Bingo and signed in to vote. Head to the promotional page and make your guess of where City Cat is jetting off to next before midnight tomorrow and if you’re correct you’ll be quids in.

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Bingo On Silver Platter From Butlers Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Apr. 28th 2015 7:53 AM

When you take a look around social media sites like Twitter you’ll see many a non-bingo player, and even some that do play the game, complaining about the number of commercials on TV advertising online bingo. Well another brand has just joined the many others currently selling their wares on the small screen but will Butlers Bingo fair any better with the critics than the likes of Winner Bingo or Foxy?

If we’re honest, the commercial for Butlers Bingo is a bit repetitive as it tries to ensure that viewers known the brand can be played from your mobile, tablet and laptop as well as your desktop. It’s tedious to watch and the time spent in the 30 second commercial favouring the devices you can play on may have been better spent selling the features of the site.

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Fly The Flag At Fancy Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Monday, Apr. 27th 2015 7:11 AM

St George’s Day has passed now but over at Fancy Bingo the patriotic fun is just beginning. On 1st May the brand is offering a super prize in the Fly The Flag Game, the chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire HD and if you play between now and 30th April you could score some free tickets for the game!

The Kindle Fire is a fantastic device and not just for reading either, it has an internet browser and you can read books, watch films, browse the net and more with this fantastic tablet device, making this a fantastic Fancy Bingo Review giveaway. The special Fly The Flag game is a 90-ball game so there’ll be three chances to win, but there’s no runners up prizes here as Fancy Bingo is giving away three Kindle Fire HD devices, one to each line winner!

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Win A Car With Mecca Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Apr. 25th 2015 7:23 AM

It used to be that the opportunity to win a brand new car from your favourite bingo site only happened once a year, usually at Christmas but as competition hots up and the number of bingo brands available online increases the prizes get better and better. This month you have the opportunity to win a brand new Kia Rio, a sporty little 1.2 run around in white that would look great parked in front of your house. The site offering this impressive promotion is Mecca Bingo.

To be in with a chance of winning the car you simply have to play at Mecca Bingo between now and May 3rd. Just enter the code WINACAR in the bonus section of the main lobby and then for every £10 that you wager on bingo or slots at the site, you will get one entry in the special prize draw that takes place on Monday 4th May.

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Further Expansion On The Live Bingo Network

Posted by Kath on: Friday, Apr. 24th 2015 7:35 AM

It seems the limits of the Live Bingo Network know no bounds and is becoming one of the fastest growing networks in the industry, certainly the fastest growing on Cozy Games and in the last month the network has added two more brands with Ahoy Bingo and Champers Bingo so we checked them both out for size.

The network has added so many new brands in the last few months it’s hard to keep up with all the new developments, and while the software isn’t our personal favourite it does seem to be winning the players over.

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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.