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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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Halloween Spooktacular At BingoCams

Posted by Lee on: Thursday, Oct. 26th 2017 4:08 AM

The most frightful night of the year is fast approaching and BingoCams are celebrating with a huge Halloween Spooktacular promotion. They have lined up several scarily good promotions for you to enjoy and you have until 23:59 on Tuesday 31st October to join in the fun and hopefully win yourself a pocket full of cash!

To kick things off there is a £1,000 Trick or Treat Prize draw. To take part, you’ll need to deposit at least £10 before the end of the month. Once you have done this, you simply need to collect pumpkins as each one earns you one extra prize draw entry, and the good news is there is no upper limit on the number you can accumulate.

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£500 Slots Race At Bingo Zino

Posted by Lee on: Tuesday, Oct. 24th 2017 4:46 AM

Someone much wiser than us once said that “a change is as good as a holiday”. We must agree with them too, because every now and then it feels good to put down the virtual dauber and try some of the other games available on the market. This week is an idea time to do just that, because you have the chance to win a pocket full of cash thanks to the Slots Race at Bingo Zino.

You will need to put your foot on the gas if you want to take part in the Slots Race at Bingo Zino as it ends at 23:59 on Wednesday night. Before you do anything, you must first opt in by visiting the promo page and clicking on the green ‘Let’s Race’ button. Once you have done this, it’s simply a case of spinning the reels on your favourite games,

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Daub Of The Dead At Bingo Extra

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Oct. 23rd 2017 4:59 AM

We don’t think there is anything scarier than a zombie. Just the thought of the undead walking around in the search for brains is enough to send a chill down the spine of even the bravest soul. However, they can also be great inspiration for the online bingo community at this time of the year, so make your way over to Bingo Extra and check out their Daub of the Dead!

Before you do anything, you must first log in to your Bingo Extra account and opt in to let them know you want to take part. You can do this by visiting the Daub of the Dead page and clicking on the blue ‘Opt In’ button. Once you have done this, it’s just a case of completing challenges for the chance to win some spine-tingling prizes.

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Daily Jackpots At Bingola

Posted by Lee on: Saturday, Oct. 21st 2017 4:38 AM

Bingola bill themselves as ‘The Thrilling Bingo Funfair’ and whilst they might not host many of the prize bingo promotions we have come to associate with its sister sites such as Costa Bingo, Rio Bingo and Wish Bingo, it does not mean they don’t have a lot to offer. As part of their regular line-up, they run a series of jackpot games, giving you the chance to win a variety of goodies.

These special jackpot games run six nights a week at Bingola and they included 75-ball, 90-ball and 5-Line bingo, making sure all their fans are can join in the fun. You can take part online or on your smartphone and even pre-purchase your cards so you don’t have to be online to play live and with cards costing no more than 10p each, taking part is not going to break the bank.

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Monster Halloween Scratch Card Giveaway At Bingo.com

Posted by Lee on: Thursday, Oct. 19th 2017 4:26 AM

Halloween may be the one time of the year when you can scream and not feel too embarrassed, but why wait until the end of the month? Make your way over to Bingo.com right now and you will find they are in the middle of a superb Monster Halloween Scratch Card Giveaway promotion and it comes packed full of exciting prizes.

The promotion started on the 1st October and is running until 23:59 on Thursday 31st October so you have plenty of time to join in the fun. We suggest you don’t hang around though as there is a whopping £15,000 worth of prizes up for grabs each day, so the sooner you log in to your Bingo.com account, the sooner you could win a pocket full of cash!

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All No Deposit Bonuses Dropped From Cozy Games

Posted by Nickie on: Tuesday, Oct. 17th 2017 1:36 AM

Cozy Games

Cozy Games Drop
No Deposit Bonus

Yesterday all the Cozy Games sites dropped their no deposit required welcome bonuses and introduced a different welcome package for all new players signing up for their first account with any of the brands. In place of the old deal comes something we see at multiple sites already, the chance to access free games in a Newbie Bingo room.

Currently we are working hard to update all of our pages to show the new welcome package at Cozy Games site and would ask that our readers take into consideration exactly how many sites that are online powered by this software, and ultimately, how many changes we have to make. Read on for the details of the amended welcome offer…

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Is The 15 Networks Wheel Really That Mega?

Posted by Lee on: Monday, Oct. 16th 2017 4:12 AM

15 Network

15 Network
Mega Wheel

The 15 Network has been around a while now, and until recently, if you registered for an account at any of their sites, not only would you earn yourself an impressive 200% first deposit bonus, but you would also be invited to take a spin on their bonus wheel for the chance to win up to an extra £2,500 and everyone was guaranteed to be a winner.

Their first deposit bonus has now been abolished entirely and the Bonus Wheel has now been replaced with a Mega Wheel, so we thought we should look and see just how Mega it is. Sadly, we can’t say that we are impressed, this new wheel is a shadow of its former self and the prizes up for grabs are not very good at all.

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Play Bundles At Katie’s Bingo

Posted by Nickie on: Saturday, Oct. 14th 2017 7:44 AM

The main topic of news in the world of online bingo of late seems to be around changes to bonuses from various sites and today, we’re looking at yet another. However, this bonus change isn’t for the new player, the changes at Katie’s Bingo have been implemented for the regular depositor!

For quite a while now, most Dragonfish network brands have removed the regular reload bonuses on deposits. On the Katie’s Bingo blog there was recently a post that told of how the site had had to scrap their exclusive bonuses because of the new tax on bonus cash. Not resting on their laurels though, this site got back to the drawing board and organised bonuses that work for players and the site.

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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.