Do you have you a great story to tell about bingo? Have you ever used bingo as the backdrop to a work of fiction? In this section you can share those stories with our readers. Your story could be funny, sad, poetical, fictional, factual or whatever. Maybe you’ve written a short story about playing bingo?
There’s loads of scope to write great stories about the game, its characters and history, and here at Playing Bingo we want to be the focus for these stories, featuring the best and latest in bingo related writing.
If you have something you’d like to send us which will fit in this section then Contact Us now! We also run an annual Short Story Competition – you can check to see if we have one open and enter for the chance to win a cash prize.
Reminiscences and events related to bingo, these personal stories are non-ficiton pieces. We’d love to hear yours too – if you have a personal story you’d like to see on the site, you’re invited to Contact Us.
- Losing My Bingo Virginity – Nickie Shute writes about her first bingo experiences and how they changed her life. Visit
- 14 Years Working In Bingo – Stephen Cross reminisces about his time working in bingo in Liverpool. Visit
- Bingo In My Life – Background info on how bingo has been a constant entity in the site creator’s life and how it inspired this site. Visit
- Memories Of Slough Gala – A walk through Gala Slough as seen through the eyes of Charles S. P. Jenkins. Visit
- Life After The Standard Bingo – Helen Fox, wife of Gerry Fox the manager of Standard Bingo in Hackney, takes us through his life after he sold the club. Visit.
- The Passing Of The First Bingo Caller – Helen continues her story of the life she had with her husband, the man who was the first in London to reopen an old cinema as a bingo hall. A very moving tale, rich with history. Visit.
- Charles S.P. Jenkins: The Rise And Decline Of The Odeon, Top Rank & Mecca Hackney Road – A native of Bethnal Green, Charles gives a full picture of the Odeon before it became a bingo club, and charts the venue’s rise and decline. Visit.
- Your Personal Story Here? – We’d love to feature your personal story about you life and bingo. If you’re a writer and want to get featured then contact us. Visit.
You can’t beat a good bit of fiction, and with its rich culture, the game of bingo is ripe subject matter for a good story. Read some great bingo related fiction in this section.
- Mr. Price – A short story written by the site’s creator about a persistent customer at a Welsh bingo hall. Visit
- The 1st Playing Bingo Short Story Competition – Read all the entries and see who won our first short story competition. Visit
- Your Short Story Here? – We’d love to feature your fictional short story about bingo. If you’re a writer and want to get featured then contact us. Visit