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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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No Deposit Required Free Spins From Quid Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Apr. 5th 2018 7:44 AM

Quid Bingo joined the ranks of the many online bingo sites available a week ago and already we’re seeing players take an interest. The reason is that this site has launched with a no deposit required welcome offer that’s slightly better than that offered by your standard Dragonfish brand.

New players to Quid Bingo are able to enjoy the usual free play games in the Daily Doozey room, a standard offer at all Dragonfish sites, but they get a little more from this new bingo site. A new player who registers and includes their financial details (credit or debit card) will also get 25 free spins on the Lucky Irish slot.

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SkyBetting And Gaming Fined £1 Million By Gambling Commission

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Apr. 3rd 2018 7:58 AM

Gambling Commission - SkyBet

SkyBet Fined
Over £1m

Another hefty fine has been levied against a gambling operator and once again it’s for shortcomings in the social responsibility area! This time it is Sky Betting and Gaming and whilst the fine is a lot less than that of 888, £1 million is still quite a hit on the bottom line for this operator!

The failures that the Gambling Commission found all related to Sky Betting and Gaming customers who had self-excluded. Players who are having trouble controlling their gambling use this tool. A self-exclusion requests the operator to refuse their custom.

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Once In A Life Time At Heart Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Monday, Apr. 2nd 2018 7:14 AM

Bingo have really rolled out the red carpet when it comes to promotions with a brand new offer that has a holiday for four to Florida as the top prize! Understandbly it’s a promo that bingo players are uber excited about, who wouldn’t be witha £20,000 trip to Florida and Caribbean Cruise on offer?

Best of all, it won’t break the budget getting involved in this promotion from Heart Bingo because all players can only earn a maximum of 21 entries in the promotion. One entry will be earned for every day that you spend £1 or more on any of the games available at the site between 19th March and 8th April 2018. That’s just £21 for 21 chances to win the incredible prize package on offer.

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More Plans For Safer Online Gambling

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Mar. 31st 2018 7:31 AM

Safer Online Gambling - Gambling Commission

Safer Online
Gambling Plans

The Gambling Commission have made many changes to the world of online gambling over the years and over the last few months there has been quite the fluffy of activity. We’ve seen operators become more transparent in their wagering requirements, changes in the overall design of web pages and stricter rules implemented around the appeal of gambling to younger people.

New plans have recently been announced by the Gambling Commission which means there could be even more changes coming to the way we gamble online. With an estimated nine million people across Britain gambling online, improvements on safety are always welcome.

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Everyone’s A Winner (Again) At Sun Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Mar. 29th 2018 7:20 AM

On 21st March Sun Bingo announced another round of their very popular Everyone’s A Winner promotion. We may be a week or so away from the start of the promotion but with an end date of 8th April 2018, there’s still plenty of time to get involved in the offer.

In the Everyone’s A Winner promotion there is a daily draw that offers a total of £10,000 in prize money to the players who have secured an entry. Getting your name in the hat is really easy too, you just have to spend £10 cash on bingo, slots or games at Sun Bingo and then your name is in the hat to win a share of the cash and bonuses the following day!

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Skate Off At bgo Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Mar. 27th 2018 7:31 AM

In 10 weeks, 12 celebrities skated to win the Dancing On Ice final 2018 and when the winner was announced as Jake Quickenden over Brooke Vincent, there was a bit of furor. However, that’s all died down now and fans are looking forward to the Dancing On Ice Live Tour in Birmingham between 13th and 15th April. bgo Bingo could get you there if you haven’t already bought your tickets!

The latest promotion at bgo Bingo is the Skate Off and there is still change (just) to win a pair of tickets for the event. Every day in the Golden Galaxy Room there are three qualifying games. These take place at 2pm, 6pm and 10pm and tickets for the games are just 5p each. Winning a game will get you tickets for the final game!

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Easter Egg-citement At Costa Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Mar. 26th 2018 4:26 AM

Easter falls on Sunday 1st April this year but we promise you, this new Easter Egg-citement promotion from Costa Bingo is no joke! It comes in the form of a 90b-ball bingo game that is taking place at 10pm on Thursday 5th April. Sunny always likes to think outside the box, so instead of giving away chocolate treats, you have the chance to win one of three thrilling prizes.

Whilst the rest of the country will be busy eating over-priced chocolate eggs, make sure you log in to Costa Bingo to join in the fun. You can take part in the big game on your computer as you normally would, or on your mobile phone or tablet device if you prefer. You don’t even need to download an app, simply head to the usual web address and log in with your existing account details.

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Yay Bingo Joining The Tau Crowd Soon

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Mar. 24th 2018 7:50 AM

Yay Bingo

Yay Bingo
Coming Soon

Tau Gaming have several different bingo brands online already but soon they will be adding another title to their portfolio. Yay Bingo is expected to open to players in April but is it going to bring something new and exciting to the table? Sadly the answer looks to be know if early reports are to be believed but that’s not to say what it will have on offer isn’t a good thing.

Yay Bingo will be like the majority of the brands from Tau Gaming and offer the end user bonuses on deposits that carry no wagering requirements. This is becoming more and more popular in the world of online gaming, certainly from brands on the Dragonfish Real Money Network at least.

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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.