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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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Walk Of Fame At Bet365 Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Aug. 1st 2015 7:57 AM

When it comes to stardom, Hollywood is the place to be and Bet365 Bingo are offering all of their players the chance to win a star-studded holiday for two to Los Angeles. The promotion has been running since the beginning of July but you still have until 9th August to get your free tickets for the finale.

Every day there are special feature games being played at Bet365 Bingo in the Paparazzi Room. A full house win on these special games will earn you one free ticket for the finale game, your chance to be the player who enjoys the trip of a lifetime thanks to this bingo brand. The games play between 1am and midday, 3.30pm and 5.30pm and then again from 8.30pm through until 10.30pm.

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Midsummer Madness At Sun Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Friday, Jul. 31st 2015 6:34 AM

We all love a bit of bingo chat fun and if your reason for playing bingo is a social one then Sun Bingo has the perfect midsummer promotion for you! For one day only, that’s today join in the chat fun and you could win a share of the hundreds and hundreds of pounds of special chat prizes to be won, and have a fun day in with your favourite bingo buddies.

The fun starts at 7am for the early birds but don’t worry you don’t have to set your alarm as there are wall to wall games through to midnight. You need to be in the Lollipop Bingo room to join in and you must have wagered a minimum of £2 in the last 7 days at Sun Bingo.

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Lollipop Bingo Charity Chew Promotion

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Jul. 30th 2015 7:54 AM

Tomorrow night sees the 15 Network sites play their monthly Pay Day jackpot game, a game that boasts the largest jackpot available on this network. There’s £1,000 to be won and tickets for the game cost 50p each and are on sale right up until just before the game starts. Each of the sites on the network hosts the game, but Lollipop Bingo have a bit more to offer than most from the Pay Day jackpot game with their Charity Chews promotion.

The jackpot and chances to win remain the same at Lollipop Bingo but buying a ticket at their site will see half of the ticket price donated to a worthy cause. Currently, the charity that Lollipop are supporting is the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) but this is only for the first six months, after this players will get to choose the charity.

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A Winning Weekend Planned At Mecca Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Wednesday, Jul. 29th 2015 7:44 AM

If you’re looking for the best bingo deals and the biggest winning chances this weekend you won’t go far wrong than to head to Mecca Bingo online for their £750k winning weekend. You’ve never seen anything like it, £750,000 to be given away in a single weekend and if you head into the bingo rooms you can join in all the fun.

Whether you like to play on desktop, from your smartphone or from your tablet you can join in the fun and grab some big winning chances during this almighty giveaway from Mecca Bingo.

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BOGOF Birthday Bounty At Tidy Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Jul. 28th 2015 7:14 AM

In just a few weeks our very own bingo site, Tidy Bingo, will turn two! It certainly doesn’t feel like we have been open for two years but then they do say that time passes when you are having fun! We have lots of celebrations planned for the big day, one of which is an exclusive jackpot game for all of our Tidyers. Not only is the game only available to players at our site, we’ve made it a BOGOF game – pay for one but have TWO tickets for the same price.

Tickets for the game are on sale now so you don’t have to stretch your Tidy Bingo budget over the next couple of weeks. The game plays at 10pm on our birthday so over the coming weeks you can just buy a ticket or two when the budget allows.

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Hook A Duck At Foxy Bingo

Posted by Kath on: Monday, Jul. 27th 2015 7:34 AM

Foxy Bingo is well known for their extra free little games and in case you’ve missed it we’re here with a reminder that there’s one playing right now and you could win daily bonuses and credits for joining in!

Right now, log onto Foxy Bingo and you’ll see the Hook a Duck game, it’s one we all know and no doubt have played at the fairground many times but now you have the chance to win something more than a fluffy toy, not much more but something at least!

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Ladbrokes Bingo Open The Guest Room

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Jul. 25th 2015 7:10 AM

We often get emails from various bingo brands telling us that they are changing their welcome bonus and recently it was the turn of Ladbrokes Bingo. At first glance we couldn’t actually see what was changing – players have been offered the ‘Deposit £10, play with £40’ structure for quite some time. Then we clocked it, what is changing is not really a change, more of an addition – a keep up with the Joneses’ type offer – the opening of the Guest Room for seven days of free bingo!

We’ve seen this deal at numerous Virtue Fusion sites over the years so it’s not something ‘new’ really. That said, Ladbrokes Bingo are only opening the room to you when you have deposited and spent £10 with the site.

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Live Bingo Network To Integrate Microgaming Slots

Posted by Kath on: Friday, Jul. 24th 2015 7:47 AM

The Live Bingo Network has gone from strength to strength over the last year, adding new brands, new features and improved welcome bonuses. While we have criticised high wagering requirements and depositing hoops to jump through in the past, things have been greatly improved in more recent times but the network still has a way to go to compete with the big guys!

The Live Bingo Network counts sites such as Aunty Acid Bingo, Raw Bingo and others and while the network is popular, we feel the software is what lets the brands down a little, but a deal with Microgaming could see new games on site, at least improving the slots side of things.

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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.