Bingo Babble – New Interviews, Bingo Hall History And Lost Hall

I can’t quite recall who said it, but someone at the 3rd Online Bingo Summit described a number of people as ‘Bingo nerds’. Well, I guess I must be one, as this will be Bingo babble to most people, but I’m actually really excited to be making this post as I’ve got a load of new content up on the site that will be of real interest to us self-confessed Bingo nerds.

So enough babble, and on with the great new content, starting with a couple of new interviews. First up is an interview with Stephen Hare, the Bingo Manager at the new online bingo site Love Bingo. Love Bingo have tried to offer a bit more than the usual St Minver skin and to make a mark in the market place, in the interview you can read about what they’ve tried to do that’s different and the challenges of setting up a new online bingo site.

The second interview piece is one of the busiest Bingo commentators around today, Nickie Shute writes for BallsUp Bingo and Bingo Spy but to name two of her sites. Nickie has worked as a CM in her time, and currently writes about Bingo for a number of clients as well as for her own sites. We met at the Online Bingo Summit last month after lots of chatting and gossiping in IM. She agreed to do an interview about her work and experiences in the game. You can read the interview with Nickie Shute here.

I’m also really stoked to be able to post the latest instalment of Ian Grundy’s ongoing series of articles looking at the history of some of the UK’s best looking Bingo halls. In this one he takes us on a photographic tour of Shrewsbury’s Gala Bingo club, The Granada. The photographs are stunning, I’ve never seen this hall before, but it’s colour scheme and décor are pretty remarkable, I’d love to visit for a game just to take it all in.

And whilst we’re on the subject of Bingo halls, I was contacted by Tony Mettam from Staveley, with the offer for a photograph of his local, the Regal Bingo And Social Club which shut down in October 2007. I’ve added a page to the Lost Halls section of the site for the club, as well as Tony’s picture. If you’ve got any photos of this club’s interior, or any closed down club come to that, drop us a line here at the site and I’ll put some pages together to show them off.

Phew, it’s been a busy week – and I’ve really enjoyed putting this stuff together and up on the site. It doesn’t end there, I have some plans for some more exciting content for the site in coming months, and the Club Finder section is also having a lot of work done to add clubs to it, finally! So, if you enjoy a bit of the Bingo babble like I do, stick around and be a Bingo nerd with me!

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