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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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Goldy Bingo Is Missing The Bling

Posted by Nickie on: Friday, Dec. 1st 2017 7:20 AM

It’s been a while since we had news of new bingo site launching but a few days ago, Goldy Bingo joined the throng. At first glance, the site looks to offer all the bling that you might expect from a site with this name and then you realise, it’s just another brand on the Cozy Games software.

Whilst Goldy Bingo ,and other sites on the same software, do boast an impressive choice of bingo games, they are all much the same as each other with little to separate one brand from another. With the loss of the no deposit required cash, is there enough about this site to make it worth registering and depositing with?

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Winter Wishlist At bet365 Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Thursday, Nov. 30th 2017 4:39 AM

The festive season is one again upon us and the kids are no doubt bust writing letters to Santa and putting circles around everything they want in the Argos catalogue. Just because you are spending a fortune making everyone else happy, does not mean you have to miss out on a few goodies of you own thanks to the new Winter Wishlist promotion from bet365 Bingo.

This exciting new promotion from bet365 Bingo is running until Christmas Eve, so you have plenty of time to get involved. We suggest you make your way over there as soon as possible though, as each week you have the chance to take part in special bingo games, so the earlier you start, the more chances you will have of walking away with a fantastic prize.

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Smart Prizes From Costa Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Tuesday, Nov. 28th 2017 4:02 AM

Don’t you just love modern technology? These days, your phone can organise your life, play your favourite songs, control the temperature on your boiler whilst you are sitting on the bus, turn your lights on and off as you relax on a beach and even boil a kettle without you even having to move off the sofa! To take full advantage of this, you will need to upgrade your home, and a great place to start would be the ‘It’s a Begging’ promotion from Costa Bingo.

This high-tech game from Costa Bingo is the latest in their countdown to Christmas and it comes loaded with prizes that are designed to make things a little easier for you. You could of course give them away as gifts, but you might just find they will come in more useful keeping you comfortable during the long winter months!

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Christmas TV Special At Gala Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Nov. 27th 2017 4:13 AM

We hate to break it to you, but before too long, you are going to have to start thinking about Christmas. December can be an expensive month and if you are anything like us, you are having to cut down on the entertainment budget in favour of paying for all those festive essentials. Don’t worry, this does not mean you have to miss out on the chance of big jackpots because Gala Bingo is running a TV Special promotion that is packed full of them.

Before you do anything, you must first log in to your Gala Bingo account and click on the ‘Join Now’ button on the ‘Christmas TV Special’ page. Once you have done this, it’s simply a case of playing featured bingo games so you can win access to a private free bingo session at the end of the week.

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New Look Iceland Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Saturday, Nov. 25th 2017 4:36 AM

Has your mum been to Iceland Bingo recently? If she has then is no doubt still raving about their new look. Their old site and its orange colour scheme was starting to look a tad dated, but we are glad to say that is now a thing of the past, and it has been replaced with a more modern design that is pleasing to the eye.

The new Iceland Bingo homepage is bright and welcoming, and everything you could possible need is just a mouse click away. The cartoon style graphics have gone, in favour of bold blocks of colour detailing their latest games and promotions along with an impressive welcome offer. They have even done away with the old logo, and in its place, you’ll find a curvier and more stylish proposition.

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Win A Winter Wardrobe At Rio Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Thursday, Nov. 23rd 2017 4:57 AM

Those cute and colourful parrots over at Rio Bingo are extremely lucky, as they live in a place with constant bright blue skies and golden sunlight. Unfortunately, the rest of us must put up with miserable grey clouds, rain showers, freezing cold weather and the promise of snow just around the corner. They hate to think of you catching a chill, so have lined up a Winter Wardrobe promotion.

This special 75-ball bingo game from Rio Bingo is all set to play at 9pm on Wednesday 29th November, and as always, you can join in the fun online via your computer or by using your mobile phone or tablet device, meaning you can take part no matter where you are!

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Slots Tournament At Castle Jackpot Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Tuesday, Nov. 21st 2017 4:45 AM

Castle Jackpot Bingo is one of a handful of site running on the Bebe Gaming software that was launched in 2012. They are home to a great range of games covering Slots, Jackpots, Live Casino, Table Games and Instant Wins. If you have not yet registered for an account, then now would be an ideal time to sign up as they are in the middle of a huge tournament.

You don’t even need to opt in to take part, if you are one of Bingo Extra’s funded players. You have until 23:59 on Sunday 26th November to join in the fun. They are keeping things nice and simple too, as all you must do is log in to your Castle Jackpot Bingo account and start spinning the reels of your favourite slots games.

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£10k Slider Prebuy At Bingo Extra

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Nov. 20th 2017 4:04 AM

Can you believe it is nearly the end of November already? This year is flying by at an alarming rate and before too long, we’ll all be sleeping off the Christmas turkey and watching the usual James Bond repeats on TV! Just because December is just around the corner, does not mean that Bingo Extra don’t have time to fit in one last big money game.

Bingo Extra is home to a wealth of regular special offers, prize promotions and big money games. One of these is their £10k slider, and as the name suggests, there is up to £10,000 up for grabs. These games run at 9pm on the last Friday of every month, meaning the next one is less than a week away on Friday 24th November.

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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.