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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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Gala Bingo Sponsor Aussie Soaps

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Aug. 26th 2017 7:45 AM

Neighbours and Home and Away were always a main stay of early evening TV when we were kids. We have fond memories of coming home from college and lolloping in the chair to catch up with the latest happenings with the likes of Harold and Madge and Scott and Charlene. However, both Aussie soap casts have changed since then but they both still remain popular in the UK.

It’s no surprise then to hear that Gala Bingo have just secured a deal with Channel 5 to sponsor both of these Aussie soaps! This means that over the coming weeks, if you watch the shows, then you’ll see the popular online and retail brand in the commercial breaks.

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Wink Bingo Scratch And Reveal Cards

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Aug. 24th 2017 7:50 AM

Daily Scratch and Reveal cards are the latest promotional introduction from Wink Bingo for players who make regular deposits. Whilst the end date for the deal is listed as 31st August, which leaves just a week to get involved, we think the site are going to extend the date because it’s proving to be a hit.

If you love Wink Bingo and you regularly deposit with them then the chances are you will already be taking advantage of the daily Scratch and Reveal cards. However, for those of you that aren’t, a £20 deposit in any seven day period will mean you get to grab a little something extra for your money for a whole week by logging daily.

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Bid Bingo Opens Royal Room

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Aug. 22nd 2017 7:23 AM

Bid Bingo is one of a trio of sites that are all marketed by the same company (the other two being Bingo Zino and Chit Chat Bingo) and all three are on the Dragonfish network. Often this means that you’re only able to access the network selection of promotions but for these three sites, there’s always a little something more on offer.

The most recent addition to their exclusive deals and offers is the opening of a standalone room at Big Bingo and the other two brands. The room is called the Royal Room and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Master and Champ players. Additionally anyone who has deposited at least £1,000 in their lifetime with the brand, and all recently deposited players (within 30 days).

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Real Deal Bingo’s Ace Club

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Aug. 21st 2017 4:24 AM

Real Deal Bingo may be one of the latest brands to hit our computer screens, but they have the backing of a company that has years of experience in the industry, spread across some of the biggest names out there including Costa Bingo. From the moment you fund your account, you will become part of their Ace Club loyalty scheme and it comes packed full of benefits.

Unlike most of the sites out there, Real Deal Bingo will reward you with real cash instead of bonuses. The Ace Club is made up of fifteen levels, and as you wager more money, you will progress through them, unlocking more goodies such as daily free spins, monthly cashback, free cards and even access to loyalty rooms and their guaranteed jackpots.

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New Jumpman Gaming Sites Coming Soon

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Aug. 19th 2017 2:12 AM

Jumpman Gaming

Jumpman Gaming

As regular readers of our site will know, we are always on the hunt for news of new and coming soon bingo sites. Usually what happens is we will see an influx of new sites on a certain network or software and it would appear that it’s currently the turn of the Jumpman Gaming software. There are two networks powered by this software, 15 Network and Wheel of Slots Network (WSN), and both have new sites coming soon.

We are not sure on the launch dates for any of the brands that we are looking at, and to be honest, we could be waiting some time if Spins Bingo is anything to go by.

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Dotty Bingo Take To Social Media

Posted by Nickie on: Thursday, Aug. 17th 2017 7:01 AM

In a very competitive market, online bingo sites have to try many different marketing sources and for Dotty Bingo, their recent dalliance has been with social media. A recent scout around YouTube for all things bingo related revealed what we thought was a commercial for the brand. However, on contacting Broadway Gaming, the company who owns Dotty Bingo, it was revealed that it is in fact a viral campaign.

The advert, which can be seen further on in this article, is 30 seconds long and tells the story of Dotty the dot and his colourful history. It tells of his beginnings and how, despite many changes over the years, his love of bingo remains as passionate as ever.
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Reduction In Minimum Withdrawal Amount At Ignite Brands

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Aug. 15th 2017 7:58 AM

The world of online bingo is one that is always changing, always evolving and for a few years now, this has often been in favour of the player. With responsible gambling at the fore we have seen changes in wagering requirements, clearer terms and conditions and many other changes that have enhanced our gaming experience.

Earlier in the month we received an interesting email from Ignite Bingo, the company responsible for marketing brands like Costa Bingo and the most recent launch from this company, Real Deal Bingo. The email was waxing lyrical about the minimum withdrawal amount at all of their sites.

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Keep Cool With Treasure Bingo

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Aug. 14th 2017 4:28 AM

Whilst out at sea, you will find that the Treasure Bingo pirates do not look very stylish. They find it hard to look terrifying whilst plundering any passing ship if they are all wearing their finest clothes. Once they have docked and are back at home, that all changes, and you will find they are the trendiest crew around! They want you to share in their style stakes too with their latest Keep It Cool promotion.

Treasure Bingo want to help you be one of the coolest cats in town this month, so are giving you the chance to win a share of £500 worth of the latest designer prizes. They are all up for grabs through a 90-ball game at 10pm on Monday 21st August, but if you sail over there now, you could find yourself with a handful of free cards too!

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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.