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Meet The Team – Regular Authors

A number of writers regularly contribute to the news section, blog and other sections here at Playing Bingo. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce them to you and give you the opportunity to see what they’re about.

David Lloyd

The founder of Playing Bingo started the site back to 2005 to help his friends get tips and advice for their virgin trip to the local Castle Bingo. A bingo caller and operative for a number of years, David also enjoys the odd game with his family down the local hall, or online. With a wide range of knowledge of the industry, this site provides the perfect platform to both whinge, praise and editorialise about the UK’s burgeoning bingo scene.

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Nickie Shute

Nickie has been an avid bingo player for many years making the move from bingo hall to online in early 2004. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Playing Bingo pages and says things how they are, good, bad and even the downright ugly. Like David, Nickie can often be found in the bingo rooms participating in a few games and as a player is able to offer a player perspective on all things bingo related, from the promotions to the small print – she covers all angles of the world of online bingo.

Nickie was the founder of a BallsUpBingo and has been a speaker at industry events in the past. Whilst she started life as a player she has been a chat host, an affiliate and even offered consultancy to some big name brands. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the site and speaks on behalf of the player!

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Kath Cross

Kath brings a wealth of bingo knowledge to the pages with experience as both a player and a chat host. She loves to bring our readers the latest news and views about online and offline games but is the team member who chases the big jackpots rather than the low cost games, except towards the end of the month when like most of us, it’s the bargain games that have the most appeal

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Belinda Friend

Belinda is our resident free bingo hunter, she loves nothing more than checking out all the no cost games available online and works to a strict bingo budget each and every month. Like all players she has her favourite brands but isn’t averse to trying something new. If you’re looking for a bargain from your bingo game then Belinda is the one who will bring you the best of the cheap and free bingo promotions and offers.

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Lee Ashbourne

Bingo isn’t just for girls and Lee is the second of male to become part of the Playing Bingo and he is always on the lookout for the big jackpot games. From the pre-buys to the big free jackpots that are offered from time to time, Lee has his finger on the pulse of the large money. Lee is also a fan of the instant win games and can often be found spinning in the reels in the hope of winning one of the progressive jackpots!

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Gareth Whieldon

Gareth is our writer who concentrates on keeping our Club Finder and Lost Halls sections packed with great info and details. From closures to new halls opening, from session times to special offers and deals, Gareth is the man with his finger on the pulse of all the latest happenings in a bingo club near you.

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