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Buzz Bingo, Bringing The ‘Buzz’ Back?

Friday, Jun. 29th 2018 7:01 AM

Buzz Bingo

Gala Clubs Rebrand
As Buzz Bingo

For many years now retail bingo has been trying to shake the image of the blue rinse brigade. If you visit your local club you’ll find a more younger demographic in attendance than you might expect and Gala Leisure are hopeful that this becomes the norm as Gala rebrands to Buzz Bingo!  

The new branding for the high street venues is part of a £40 million investment that Gala Leisure are putting into their bingo halls over the next couple of years. Gala Leisure was purchased by Caledonia Venus Acquisitions in December 2015.

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All Because The Lady Love Bingo

Tuesday, Jun. 19th 2018 7:54 AM

Do you remember the adverts for Milk Tray of the late 60’s with the guy dressed in black performing James Bond type feats to deliver chocolates to the lady in his life? The strapline in these commercials was “and all because the lady loves Milk Tray”. When we heard the name Lady Love Bingo, we were reminded of those adverts.

Lady Love Bingo looks to have launched late May 2018 but there was no fanfare or pre-launch teasers from this new bingo site. The question is though, are the ladies going to love the new site or will it be like some of the other sites on the 15 Network, and only around a couple of years?

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Dazzle Bingo Coming Soon

Tuesday, Jun. 12th 2018 7:11 AM

Dazzle Bingo

Coming Soon
Dazzle Bingo

One of the things we get really excited about is the impending launch of a new bingo site, especially when we know that others from the same company have really pulled out all the stops. When we heard that the owners of Zoe’s and Katie’s Bingo are set to launch a new brand soon, we were keen to find out all the details. First things first, the name!

Dazzle Bingo is the name of the latest project from the people behind Zoe’s and Katie’s Bingo and the holding page tells us a bit more about what we can expect. This site also what your input too so check their Facebook page to get involved in helping them choose welcome bonuses etc.

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Wheel Of Slots Network Winding Bingo Down

Saturday, Jun. 9th 2018 7:17 AM

On 30th May we learned that Free Spirit Bingo was set to make a change. This change saw the brand migrate from the Wheel of Slots Network across to the 15 Network and the new software from Jumpman Gaming. For many this will seem a bit of a sidestep but it would appear that the Wheel Of Slots Network is to be wound down and will eventually not include any bingo brands.

Free Spirit Bingo first launched in November 2015 on WSN but it isn’t a site that has made a great impact in the world of online bingo, much like most of the brands powered by the Jumpman Gaming software. With the move to the 15 Network comes the chance to reclaim the first deposit bonuses again, even if you did have an account previously.

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Barbados Bingo Joins 15 Network

Tuesday, Apr. 24th 2018 7:18 AM

We’ve already reported on the changes that have been happening at sites over the 15 Network but what we haven’t yet done is introduce our readers to the site that first brought these amendments to our attention, Barbados Bingo. This brand joined the network on 9th April 2018, quite a few months after it’s name had been heard on the bingo drums.

We’re not entirely sure whether the old brands (Elf, Dove and Showreel Bingo) got their makeover ahead of the launch of Barbados Bingo, or if the new site was the first to unveil the new software upgrade. What we do know is that whilst the new software is far more responsive and the overall aesthetics of the brands boasting it are far improved, there are also a few issues.

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bgo Boss Verne Troyer Dies Age 49

Saturday, Apr. 21st 2018 9:15 PM

Verne Troyer

R.I.P
Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer was known for many different roles but probably his most famous was as Mini-Me in the second and third Austin Powers films. However, for online gamblers, especially casino players, he was known as the Boss at bgo. It’s with a very heavy heart that we write this piece because news has just broken that he has passed away.

News broke at about 9pm this evening following a post on his official Facebook page and whilst bgo have yet to react to his passing, we are sure that we will see some changes on site over the next couple of days to show respect for Verne Troyer and his family and friends.

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Major Changes On 15 Network

Thursday, Apr. 12th 2018 7:13 AM

15 Network

All Change At
The 15 Network

A short while ago we received an email requesting that we stop promoting a number of brands powered by the Jumpman Gaming software. The brands included some on the 15 Network, sites like Elf Bingo, Showreel Bingo and Dove Bingo. The email informed us of a re-design of all the sites and we’ve been eagerly awaiting its arrival.

We have to wait no longer, the new look is available now at the sites and first impressions are good. The changes are more than just a lick of virtual paint across the home page. There’s a change in the overall aesthetics, the software, promotions and even two new payment options have been added but there is a downside too.

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Rehab Bingo Re-Branded Because Of ASA

Thursday, Mar. 15th 2018 7:11 AM

Advertising Standards Authority

ASA Ban
Rehab Bingo

Rehab Bingo first launched into the world of online bingo back in 2005 as part of the Rehab Group. Since launch, a percentage of the money spent at the site has been donated regularly to the Rehab Group charity. The charity provides health and social care services in Ireland.

As we reported yesterday, Rehab Bingo is no more as it has been rebranded as Rosy Bingo but it was only after we published the news that we became aware of the reason for the rebrand. Some 13 years after launch, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have ruled that the word ‘rehab’ and ‘rehabbingo’ suggest that online bingo was a form of rehab that could be used to alleviate personal problems!

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