Lovehearts Bingo Joins The Real Money Network

18+ only, terms & conditions apply. Full Ts and Cs are here. There have been a lot more closures of online bingo sites lately than new sites launching, a sign of the ongoing consolidation and troubles in the online bingo world. While it’s not strictly speaking a new site, Lovehearts Bingo has now relaunched on […]

End Of An Era At Playing Bingo

Things they are a changing around Playing Bingo in coming weeks and months. The first big change is we will be saying goodbye to our resident Bingo Queen Nickie Shute, who finishes working here today. Over the best part of a decade, Nickie has been the voice of PlayingBingo.co.uk, covering developments in the world of […]

Gala Sell All Its Land Based Bingo Halls

Over the years we’ve followed the ebb and flow of the retail industry’s biggest players. There’s been a number of purchases and sales, but this latest move from Gala is possibly one of the biggest we’ve seen here. In one fell swoop Gala has sold its entire portfolio of high-street bingo halls. That’s 130 halls […]

Now Available – The 1st PlayingBingo.co.uk Anthology Of Bingo

We’re proud to announce that our first ever book is now ready for public consumption. It’s taken a while to come to fruition, but we’re finally able to show off our book. It’s titled The 1st PlayingBingo.co.uk Anthology Of Bingo, and collects together a range of short-stories, poems and photographs all inspired by the game […]

Bingo Awards, Recommendations and Seals Of Approval

When you visit a bingo site online you may find that they have a ‘seal of approval’, ‘rating’ or award emblem located somewhere around their home page. Many of these are valid awards and recommendations however do they all carry much value? With so many portal operators now also operating pay to play brands, is […]

Tory Bingo Budget Boo-Boo

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 […]

The Results Are In! Poetry Competition Winners Announced

It’s been a busy year for our cultural quest to get bingo a body of creative work to be proud of. With the launch of our Creative Corner we’ve had a couple of great projects come to fruition, the latest of which is our 1st Poetry Competition. The competition closed at the end of October, […]

New Gallery – Michael Hess: Bingo And Social Club Five Years On

Bingo Caller at the PerseveranceSocial Club – South Shields Back in April we announced that Playing Bingo had commissioned the photographer Michael Hess to visit a number of UK bingo halls, in a follow-up to his his excellent book Bingo And Social Club. The original book was a visually stunning document of the players and […]

Short Story Competition Winners And A New Poetry Competition

I’m pleased to announce that we have our winners for our first ever Short Story Competition. We opened the competition back in the spring of 2012, in which time we received 174 qualifying entries, on a range of bingo related subjects. The stories covered a range of styles and ideas including humour, horror, raunch, romance […]

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