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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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Bongo’s Bingo Still Going Strong

Posted by Gareth on: Saturday, Feb. 18th 2017 10:14 AM

A while back we commented on the ‘fad’ of bingo events in night clubs. We use the word fad because at the time it did on face value appear to be something that would not last.

A couple of years on, and bingo club nights are still going strong. OK, so it’s not bingo as we know it, but, it is still bingo(ish). It is however keeping the word in the national consciousness, and more importantly, in the minds of the young, who are potential bingo players of the future.

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The V10 At Virgin Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Feb. 18th 2017 7:51 AM

Whilst many bingo sites have focused their promotional efforts on Valentine’s Day in February, Virgin Bingo brought something different to the table by way of their V10 promotion. This offer kicked off at the beginning of the month and whilst we’re now at the 18th, there is still plenty of opportunity to get involved.

Getting involved at this late stage simply means that you won’t have as many entries into the prize draw as you would have if you got involved from the 1st of the month. That said, you only need one entry to be a winner of some great prizes at Virgin Bingo so get started on your V10 journey today.

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Bingo Romance

Posted by Gareth on: Friday, Feb. 17th 2017 11:02 AM

It’s love week! St. Valentine’s Day may have passed, but surely ‘amour’ deserves more than a paltry day to celebrate the union of souls! So we thought we’d continue the celebrations with a couple of bingo romance stories to warm your cockles. With thousands of people playing bingo in halls across the country every night it’s inevitable that eyes will meet across crowded tables and nature will take its course.

Two couples who met at the bingo have celebrated meeting at the bingo in their own special way this week. Read on with a Kleenex handy!

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Big Win On White Wizard Slot

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Feb. 16th 2017 7:56 AM

When it comes to slots at various online bingo sites, there are some that are more popular than others. White Wizard is one of the main stable of games that have been on the 888 / Dragonfish brands for quite some time. At Bid Bingo recently one lucky player walked away £15,000 richer thanks to this slot but his stake was probably at bit more than your average bingo player would wager.

The Bid Bingo player spinning the White Wizard slot reels was called ‘carlsberg0407’ and it would be fair to say that this was ‘Probably The Best’ win he had to date. This player had started his gaming session with a £200 deposit to the site but when he finished, his balance was at over £15,000!

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Age Verification With Blighty Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Feb. 14th 2017 7:01 AM

Blighty Bingo brought something new and different to the bingo table when it launched recently. The most obvious was the change in welcome bonus structure, offering free bingo tickets and free spins that carried no wagering requirements. In addition to this, there was a new look lobby and new games rooms.

However, the new features didn’t stop there. Blighty Bingo has also introduced a compulsory age verification process for new players. This comes in to play the moment that you make your first deposit and from that point you have just three days, 72 hours, to provide details of your passport or driving licence number via the online system.

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Romance In Rome At Heart Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Feb. 13th 2017 4:40 AM

Rome is considered to be one of the most romantic places in the world, famous for it’s ruins, museums, nightlife, shopping and gorgeous cuisine. This makes it perfect for a romantic getaway with that special person in your life, and Heart Bingo are giving you the chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style by winning a trip to the city for two.

You will need to be quick if you want to qualify for Heart Bingo’s Romance in Rome promotion as it comes to an end at midnight tomorrow. Taking part is nice and easy, and once you have opted in, you will pick up one prize draw entry for every £10 real cash you spend on bingo cards or £30 you wager on slots and slot mini-games.

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Volcano Bingo Erupts On WSN

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Feb. 11th 2017 7:04 AM

Volcano Bingo joined the ranks of the Wheel Of Slots Network (WSN) towards the end of January and as you would expect, the logo and home page design features a volcano. However, what the brand fails to deliver is an explosive gaming experience for the player. This is simply because the Wheel of Slots Network caters more for the slot player than those who are after a decent game of bingo.

Volcano Bingo is the second brand from the Meteor Marketing to launch on the Jumpman Gaming software. The first was Rocket Bingo on the 15 Network back in

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A Great Welcome From Bumble Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Feb. 9th 2017 7:02 AM

Bumble Bingo

Bumble Bingo
Creates A Buzz

Bumble Bingo joined the ranks of the Dragonfish network just before Christmas 2016 and at first glance, looks like a number of others that we had seen prior to its launch. It’s often hard to get excited about something you have seem multiple times previously but then a little something landed on our doormat and we were buzzing!

We’d registered and deposited with Bumble Bingo at launch but hadn’t been back for a few weeks. Yesterday a little package was delivered from this new bingo site and to say we were impressed would be an understatement. What we received was very apt, it was a candle making kit complete with instructions, bees wax, wick and ribbon and two bumble bee pins.

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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.