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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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Iceland Bingo Cover Your Shopping Bill

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Sep. 27th 2016 7:26 AM

When it comes to your weekly food shop, how much on average do you spend? If the answer is around the £60 mark then Iceland Bingo could be offering you the chance to have your food bill paid for a year! The team at the site have done their maths, and based on a £57.60 spend a week, a £3,000 Iceland shopping voucher would cover you for 12 months.

Iceland Bingo doesn’t have just one of the £3,000 Iceland shopping vouchers to be won, there are FIVE! Better still, you don’t have to stretch your budget to get involved in the game because it doesn’t take place until 31st October at 9pm. This means you can buy a couple of tickets every now and again when the bingo budget allows. Tickets aren’t priced too highly either, they are just 10p each for this special promotional game,

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Golden Raffle At Hippo Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Sep. 26th 2016 6:38 AM

Hippo Bingo is one of the many brands on the Dragonfish network, and as such they have access to a massive range of fun packed games and plenty of exciting promotions. If you head on over there right now, you have the chance to win one or more of over one hundred fantastic prizes through their Golden Raffle, but make sure you don’t hang around as the goodies are going fast!

This new promotion is running until Thursday 27th October, and Hippo Bingo will reward you with one raffle ticket for every £20 you deposit into your account. This does not need to be a single £20 deposit either, it can be made up of small deposits if you prefer, as long as you meet the qualifying amount, and the good news is there is no limit to the number of entries you can earn or prizes you can.

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Zinger Bingo Players Nets 75 Ball Progressive

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Sep. 24th 2016 7:05 AM

The Diamonds Are Forever progressive jackpot is probably one of, if not THE, best known PJP online today. It’s been available in the world of online bingo for quite some time and over the years has created some impressive winners. The latest to join the 75 ball PJP winner across the Dragonfish network hails from the Zinger Bingo site and this player saw Lady Luck take a seat beside him on Monday 12th September.

The lucky player is zash21, or Ashley M. from Kent and he has been a player with Zinger Bingo since April 2016. The site only launched in March of this year, so this player did really well to land the Diamonds are Forever jackpot which had clearly been growing for quite some time. The seed for this PJP is £500.

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Beefed Up Bonuses From Hunky Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Sep. 22nd 2016 7:48 AM

Hunky Bingo recently made some changes at their site and like many sites before it, it has beefed up the bonus offers for newbies. What they have done is change things around, mix things up a bit with the bonuses in an effort to have more appeal to more players. The same bonus is also available at Zinger Bingo, the sister site of Hunky.

We’re becoming used to seeing online bingo sites offer a bonus structure for new players that incorporates a little something for both the bingo and slots player. Hunky Bingo has certainly delivered with the amendments that have been made, both on the new player bonus and with new and exclusive promotions for players.

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Changes Coming Soon To 15 Network

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Sep. 20th 2016 7:18 AM

We’re soon to see a substantial amount of changes at sites like Film Bingo, brands on the 15 Network as they introduce a new payment option and a new bonus structure. Coming soon to all sites on this network is the introduction of Instant Game (IG) bonuses.

We’ve seen it across many other networks for quite sometime, but in the next few weeks, hybrid bonuses are going to arrive at the 15 Network bringing it more inline with the rest of the online bingo marketplace. Of course, the introduction of IG bonuses means that wagering rules are going to change too.

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X Marks The Spot At Treasure Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Sep. 19th 2016 5:04 AM

Those cute little pirates that keep Treasure Bingo seaworthy have sailed into port this month for their X Marks the Spot promotion. It is running throughout September and culminates in a very special 90 ball bingo game at 10:30pm on Sunday 2nd October, and each of the three lucky winners will walk away with a little piece of treasure of their own!

Treasure Bingo’s winners will share £1,000 worth of jewelry between them. The full house winner will receive a stunning 14ct Strawberry Gold Diamond ring worth £500, the two line winner will be taking home a Zadig and Voltaire Crystal Bezel Bracelet Watch worth £290 and the one line winner will look gorgeous with a Buckley Sapphire Blue Collar Necklace worth £195 sitting around their neck.

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Lollipop Bingo Gets A Makeover

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Sep. 17th 2016 7:31 AM

Lollipop Bingo has only been part of the online bingo marketplace for just over a year, launched in June 2015, but already the site has changed ownership and had a makeover! As of 1st September the people behind popular brands Flog It Bingo and Lucky Wheel Bingo are at the helm of Lollipop.

With the change of ownership comes a little bit of a makeover for Lollipop Bingo and a brand new exclusive promotion for September. Other changes at the site have meant that some of the old exclusive offers have been lost, but as the new owners have already shown, new and exciting deals will be added often.

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The Secret Garden Opens At 888Ladies

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Sep. 15th 2016 7:16 AM

The Secret Garden at 888Ladies is full of surprises, or so they so and the site is promotional to add a touch of magic to your time with them this September. They are asking you to wander through their enchanted garden and discover a variety of mysterious treats, some of which are still hidden away.

The promotional page for the Secret Garden boasts a door that needs to be opened and a wishing well that needs to be clicked. Opening the door at 888Ladies reveals an increase to the FREE mobile jackpot that plays on a Sunday on mobile only. Instead of £200, the jackpot for September will be £300 on each game.

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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.