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Win Mulberry Handbag At Bid Bingo

Tuesday, Oct. 10th 2017 6:31 AM

When it comes to the disposable income that we have at the end of each month, many of us (especially those with children) don’t consider treating ourselves or our partners to a designer handbag. It’s a luxury item and the chances are that you have more pressing things to spend your money on. A £425 price tag is not one that many would splash the cash for, at least not a handbag. A 50p price tag would be more acceptable and within most people’s budgets and that’s what you’ll pay for your chance to win at Bid Bingo today!

Up for grabs in the 9pm game under the ‘Specials’ tab at Bid Bingo is a £425 Mulberry Satchel and whilst we wouldn’t consider buying one, at 50p a ticket for the chance to win one, we’ll see you in the room!

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Chancellor Plays In Cardiff Bingo Hall

Wednesday, Mar. 26th 2014 3:15 PM

To counter claims that the present coalition are not in touch with their electorate, Chancellor George Osbourne has been visiting the ‘hardworking’ people of Britain on a whistle stop tour, one of his stops being in Castle Bingo, Newport Road in Cardiff.

The Chancellor spent his time chatting to ‘hardworking’ pensioners and staff, posing, and actually playing a game of bingo where after a bit of guidance he managed to come three numbers away from a cash win.

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Tory Bingo Budget Boo-Boo

Thursday, Mar. 20th 2014 11:02 AM

Well, there’s an old saying about it sometimes being unpleasant to get more than you bargained for than less, and since yesterday’s budget announcement, bingo has been getting a lot more attention than usual and for all the wrong reasons. With the other saying ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity’ in mind, bingo is firmly in the public eye, at least until it’s tomorrow’s chip wrappers. Let’s have a quick round-up of what’s been occurring out there, and plant our tongues firmly in our cheeks.

It all started when Tory “PR Genius” Grant Shapps posted this tweet and the below picture.

Tory Bingo Budget

Well, I could barely keep my cloth cap from flying off in rage at the condescending nature of this message. I fed the pigeons, then came in and ate some Hovis to calm down, and thought what would Jeremy Kyle do in this situation? My wife filled up the tin bath and I drank some pale ale, and soon was calm again. We’re all in this together I thought to myself, and all was well with the world again. I could drink 500 pints and save £5 to go and have a game of bingo. Happy days! Thank you masters, we’ll be working extra hard at the coal face today.

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Tax Changes And A New Look Bingo Association Site

Friday, Mar. 23rd 2012 9:49 PM

The dust might have had time to settle on Tuesday’s Budget, but the bingo industry is likely to be ruing the changes made to the tax regime for a long time to come. Most notable is Machine Games Duty (MGD) which will be hitting operators in their most profitable area of business, a further tax burden to an industry already taxed way more than other gambling businesses, which will offset any gains made from double taxation relief that’s also on the way. The Bingo Association says that this of the new changes:

“This new duty will help ensure that bingo’s potential for growth is substantially reduced, with some smaller independent operators seeing potential growth translated to contraction.”

The changes laid out by Chancellor George ‘Artful Dodger‘ Osbourne will see the UK’s bingo club’s prime source of revenues taxed at 20% from the 1st of February 2013. It’s come as a blow to the industry given the importance of the interval earnings from the slot machines. After a hard slog to get the number of £500 jackpot machines upgraded in the clubs a few years back.

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