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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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Monster Halloween Scratch Card Giveaway At Bingo.com

Posted by Lee on: Thursday, Oct. 19th 2017 4:26 AM

Halloween may be the one time of the year when you can scream and not feel too embarrassed, but why wait until the end of the month? Make your way over to Bingo.com right now and you will find they are in the middle of a superb Monster Halloween Scratch Card Giveaway promotion and it comes packed full of exciting prizes.

The promotion started on the 1st October and is running until 23:59 on Thursday 31st October so you have plenty of time to join in the fun. We suggest you don’t hang around though as there is a whopping £15,000 worth of prizes up for grabs each day, so the sooner you log in to your Bingo.com account, the sooner you could win a pocket full of cash!

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All No Deposit Bonuses Dropped From Cozy Games

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Oct. 17th 2017 1:36 AM

Cozy Games

Cozy Games Drop
No Deposit Bonus

Yesterday all the Cozy Games sites dropped their no deposit required welcome bonuses and introduced a different welcome package for all new players signing up for their first account with any of the brands. In place of the old deal comes something we see at multiple sites already, the chance to access free games in a Newbie Bingo room.

Currently we are working hard to update all of our pages to show the new welcome package at Cozy Games site and would ask that our readers take into consideration exactly how many sites that are online powered by this software, and ultimately, how many changes we have to make. Read on for the details of the amended welcome offer…

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Is The 15 Networks Wheel Really That Mega?

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Oct. 16th 2017 4:12 AM

15 Network

15 Network
Mega Wheel

The 15 Network has been around a while now, and until recently, if you registered for an account at any of their sites, not only would you earn yourself an impressive 200% first deposit bonus, but you would also be invited to take a spin on their bonus wheel for the chance to win up to an extra £2,500 and everyone was guaranteed to be a winner.

Their first deposit bonus has now been abolished entirely and the Bonus Wheel has now been replaced with a Mega Wheel, so we thought we should look and see just how Mega it is. Sadly, we can’t say that we are impressed, this new wheel is a shadow of its former self and the prizes up for grabs are not very good at all.

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Play Bundles At Katie’s Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Oct. 14th 2017 7:44 AM

The main topic of news in the world of online bingo of late seems to be around changes to bonuses from various sites and today, we’re looking at yet another. However, this bonus change isn’t for the new player, the changes at Katie’s Bingo have been implemented for the regular depositor!

For quite a while now, most Dragonfish network brands have removed the regular reload bonuses on deposits. On the Katie’s Bingo blog there was recently a post that told of how the site had had to scrap their exclusive bonuses because of the new tax on bonus cash. Not resting on their laurels though, this site got back to the drawing board and organised bonuses that work for players and the site.

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Dublin People Bingo Joins LBN

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Oct. 12th 2017 6:30 AM

A new site has launched on the Cozy Games software called Dublin People Bingo. The site is part of the Live Bingo Network and opened to players in mid-September. Like all sites on this software, this new brand is rolling out the welcome carpet with a £10 free play bonus at the point of registration. And, like the other sites on LBN, your credit / debit card details are required to avail yourself of the offer.

The cash match bonus on your first deposit is not to be sniffed at either with Dublin People Bingo, it’s an impressive 500%. With recent changes to the T&C’s across the Cozy Games platform, you can claim this offer with just a £5 deposit.

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Win Mulberry Handbag At Bid Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Oct. 10th 2017 6:31 AM

When it comes to the disposable income that we have at the end of each month, many of us (especially those with children) don’t consider treating ourselves or our partners to a designer handbag. It’s a luxury item and the chances are that you have more pressing things to spend your money on. A £425 price tag is not one that many would splash the cash for, at least not a handbag. A 50p price tag would be more acceptable and within most people’s budgets and that’s what you’ll pay for your chance to win at Bid Bingo today!

Up for grabs in the 9pm game under the ‘Specials’ tab at Bid Bingo is a £425 Mulberry Satchel and whilst we wouldn’t consider buying one, at 50p a ticket for the chance to win one, we’ll see you in the room!

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A Month Of Fun At Tombola Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Oct. 9th 2017 4:25 AM

October is renowned for being the scariest month of the year, but all that can change if you make your way over to Tombola Bingo. They have lined up a month’s worth of exciting promotions for you to enjoy and it does not matter which one of their many fun-packed games you prefer to play, there is sure to be something for you.

Between now and midnight on Wednesday, make sure you are playing in the Cinco rooms. Each evening between 8pm and 10pm, Tombola Bingo are giving you the chance to win guaranteed cash jackpots. You have the chance to win £150 in the 5p rooms, £200 in the 10p rooms, £300 in the 20p rooms and a whopping £800 through every game in their 40p rooms.

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Cozy Games Make Improvements

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Oct. 7th 2017 7:50 AM

Cozy Games

Cozy Games
Improvements

We’re not backwards in coming forward about our dislike of the Cozy Games software and offering. Over the years there have been a number of issues that we have had with the product, namely high minimum withdrawals and the difficulty in meeting these. There have been occasions when we have been quite complimentary about Cozy Games, the introduction of the Wizard of Bingo game being one time, but on the whole these are very few and far between.

Today we are going to be praising Cozy Games so if you want to take a seat and recover from the shock, now is the time to do so. There are a number of reasons for the slight change of heart and these include changes to the minimum deposit amount, the minimum withdrawal amount AND the introduction of NetEnt games to the suite of titles for slots.

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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.