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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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Win A Trip To Greece At Charming Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Saturday, Nov. 18th 2017 4:10 AM

Charming Bingo is one of the many brands that make up the 15 Network, meaning their roomies have access to a wide range of impressive promotions. As an added extra, they also add exclusives into the mix too, giving their players the chance to win a little something extra, and because it’s only available to them, you have a greater chance of winning.

Whereas a lot of brands add smaller exclusive promotions to their line-up, Charming Bingo opted to do something a little different. Their big prize draw runs over the entire year, and gives you the chance to win a better prize. This means you have until midnight on New Year’s Eve to qualify for the chance to win a trip for two to Greece.

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Coral Bingo Slots Prize Draw

Posted by Lee on: Thursday, Nov. 16th 2017 4:38 AM

Online Bingo is a great game, but every now and then, it’s always nice to put down the virtual dauber for a while so you can try everything else the sites have to offer. If you fancy a change from the norm and want to try your hands on the reels, then now would be an idea time to do it, as Coral Bingo are in the middle of a superb slots prize draw.

This exciting new promotion from Coral Bingo is running throughout November. It has been broken down into four weekly sections, and whilst you have missed the first one, there is still three more to, meaning you still have time to walk away with a share of a whopping £15,000 real cash prize pot.

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Win A Spa Weekend From Bingo.com

Posted by Lee on: Tuesday, Nov. 14th 2017 4:45 AM

When you think about it, the school schedule is not well designed. You have a long six-week school holiday and whilst you are trying to recover and recharge the old batteries, you have to start preparing for Christmas! The next couple of months will no doubt be a stressful time but Bingo.com want to help you tackle it head on with the help of their latest mini-game tournament.

Before you do anything, you must first log in to your Bingo.com and opt in by visiting the promo page and clicking on the yellow ‘Play Now’ button. Once you have done this, you will need to play the featured mini-games as much as you can, because the lucky winner of this promotion will be the player with the best net win over ten consecutive rounds.

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Royal Room Christmas At Chit Chat Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Nov. 13th 2017 4:13 AM

It won’t be too long now before we hear the pitter patter of reindeer hooves on the roof and Santa dropping down the chimney to bring presents for all the well-behaved boys and girls! Just in case you have been put on his naughty list, Chit Chat Bingo has lined up a special Stocking Filler party, giving you the chance to win a range of prizes.

This four-hour long Stocking Filler party is all set to take place between 7pm and 11pm on Wednesday 15th November in their Royal Room. During the evening you’ll be able to enjoy a range of chat games and not only does each one come with a minimum 1,000 Loyalty Point payout, but also Christmas themed prizes.

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Autumn Giveaway At Bingo Date

Posted by Lee on: Saturday, Nov. 11th 2017 4:36 AM

Bingo Date is one of the many brands powered by the Cozy Games software that go to make up the Best Bingo Network. As such, their lucky roomies have access to a wealth of exciting games and an impressive line-up of regular promotions. In addition to these, you will often find them adding monthly specials into the mix too, one of which is their Autumn Giveaway.

This exciting new promotion from Bingo Date comes in the form of a raffle, and to join in the fun you simply need to log into your account and play your favourite games before the end of the month. The good news is that is does not matter whether you are playing on your computer or your mobile phone as it all counts the same way.

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bet365 Bingo Champion

Posted by Lee on: Thursday, Nov. 9th 2017 4:07 AM

Now that Winter is well and truly on the way, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to jet off somewhere a little warmer? Sadly, with Christmas on the horizon, the odds of this happening any time soon are somewhat bleak. Don’t give up hope just yet, because if you are crowned the bet365 Bingo champion this month, you’ll win yourself an amazing holiday.

This exciting promotion from bet365 Bingo is running until 9pm on Saturday 26th November and to join in the fun you must first log in to your account and opt in. Once you have done this, it’s simply a case of playing bingo to earn cards for an All-Winners Finale game that is taking place later in the month.

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New Direction For Harry Styles

Posted by Lee on: Tuesday, Nov. 7th 2017 4:19 AM

Harry Styles Bingo Caller

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We all know Harry Styles, member of One Direction, multi-million selling artist, songwriter and actor extraordinaire. He must be one of the most-known men on the planet, and it’s rare for him to be able to go anywhere without being hounded by the paparazzi.

He is also very good friends with Nick Grimshaw, the breakfast DJ from BBC Radio 1. Nick decided Harry needed to get away from the limelight for a while, so took him on a trip to meet some very special people.

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Gadgets Galore From Wish Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Nov. 6th 2017 1:14 AM

When the Wish Bingo genie is not out and about, making peoples dreams come true, you will usually find him chilling out at home in his magic lamp. He keeps himself entertained with the latest home-entertainment goodies, and likes to ensure he is always ahead of the trend. He wants to share his love of tech with his roomies too, so has lined up a Gadgets Galore promotion.

We all love gadgets, but they can be an expensive hobby, especially if you constantly feel the need to upgrade. This is where Wish Bingo’s new promotion will come in handy as they have lined up three fantastic prizes for the lucky winners, and you can either keep them for yourself or give them away as Christmas presents if you are feeling generous!

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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.