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Land Bingo Is Alive And Well!

Saturday, Mar. 11th 2017 10:59 AM

The past couple of decades have been tumultuous for the land based bingo industry. The only real reprieve came from the taxation reduction in the 2015 budget which was literally a lifeline for many struggling bingo halls.

One main perceived threat to bingo halls has been the growth in online bingo. We say ‘perceived’ as we have yet to see any research which ‘proves’ that Foxy and friends are actually stealing customers from the halls. If the internet ‘broke’ overnight would we really see the bingo halls being flooded with desperate new players or, are online players a different species altogether?

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Bingo Money Laundering?

Friday, Feb. 24th 2017 11:02 AM

It seems that Mecca Bingo are vigilant when it comes to ensuring that money spent in their clubs is not the result of criminal activity. They recently banned a player from their Greenock hall under suspicion of money laundering. But, have they got it right?

Mecca employees ‘swooped’ on Linda Bannon while she was playing bingo in their club, apparently in front of everyone. They gave her the opportunity to prove that her money was from legitimate sources by suggesting that she provide proof in the form of bank statements, a pay slip or a P60 tax form, which she declined.

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Bongo’s Bingo Still Going Strong

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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Bingo Romance

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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What Would You Do With Massive Bingo Win?

Saturday, Feb. 4th 2017 2:50 PM

We’re really pleased that land based bingo is still notching up the big wins in the clubs, as just like online bingo, the the allure of a life changing win is a real draw that keeps the players playing bingo. The latest big land based winner is an anonymous granny who bagged and impressive bingo win of £233,000 at Mecca Bingo in Sale.

The National Game, which the lucky lady won is a linked game that is played across clubs in the UK simultaneously. This means that you are unfortunately playing against thousands and thousands of other players, not just the few hundred that may be sat around you in your club.

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Beacon Bingo Giving Away New Jaguar

Friday, Feb. 3rd 2017 10:13 AM

Beacon Bingo

Win A Jag
At Beacon Bingo

Fancy a new Jaguar XE, fancy a game of bingo at Europe’s biggest bingo hall? You may not be a regular, but, we’re guessing that the chance to win a brand new car worth £27,000 may tempt a few new players through the doors of Beacon Bingo’s club in Cricklewood.

Don’t fancy a new motor? No worries, Beacon are giving away a cash alternative of £20,000. The promotion that started in December will conclude on February the 26th when the raffle is drawn and a lucky player will the proud owner of a classic motor.

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New Bingo Hall To Open In Fleetwood

Friday, Jan. 27th 2017 10:04 AM

Coming Soon

New Bingo Club
For Fleetwood

“Eyes down” hasn’t been called in Fleetwood since 2009 when Top Ten Bingo on Poulton Road closed. Businessman Stephen Ashe hopes to change that by opening a new hall on Station Road.

Mr Ashe currently owns the Tailor Made Upholstery shop which he intends to convert into a small bingo hall with room for 180 players. He currently has an application underway with the local council so, at the moment the nothing is set in concrete, but according to Mr Ashe people are already asking when it will open.

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Puppy Power In Glasgow Mecca Bingo

Thursday, Jan. 19th 2017 2:09 PM

Over the past few years we’ve seen some strange promotional activities in bingo halls, strippers at Mecca Ayr is one that immediately springs to mind! And the latest one is also in a Scottish club, cute dogs to cheer up players with the winter blues in Mecca’s Glasgow Springfield Quay club.

Mecca Bingo have got together with Guide Dogs Scotland to offer bingo players the chance to ‘cuddle a mutt’ to help uplift their spirits during the month that for some people is just plain depressing. The stripping night did end in complaints (not from the customers…), but we doubt that there will be any complaints this time around.

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