888 Holdings Strikes Gold With Playzido Deal

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

Casino games brand giant is recognised as a global leader in the Bingo and iGaming industry. And following the successful conclusion of a series of recent high-profile deals and partnerships, the operator has managed to boost even more i...Read More

Manitoba Bingo And Gaming Halls To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

VLT and Bingo games enthusiasts living in Manitoba are without a doubt absolutely thrilled by the news that the province has declared indoor entertainment and recreation centres next to reopen as part of the third phase of reopening the l...Read More

Charity Bingo Reports Major Revenue Loss

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Nationwide shutdown orders in the US (and certainly the world over) are reported to have taken a huge toll on especially charities. And since Bingo halls in Amarillo, Texas, have been closed since mid-March and are now only permitted to f...Read More

Alberta Charities Suffering Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Non-profit Alberta charities and charitable support organisations are beginning to suffer the consequences of province-wide temporary casino, Bingo and charitable gaming venue closures. According to Brenda Thiruchelvam of the Edmonton Col...Read More

Reach’s Mirror Bingo Relaunched With Jumpman

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Well-known UK operative Reach plc is the largest commercial, national and regional news publisher in the United Kingdom today. The publisher creates superbly engaging content which is then distributed via a colossal range of newspapers, d...Read More

MGA Games Stuns With Golden Lucky Cat Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Luck is just about on every player’s side now that leading online casino software developer Games has officially released its new Golden Lucky Cat video Bingo game. The game is of course based on the Far East cultural concept of a ...Read More

RCMP Warns Against Rogue Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

The best of intentions aside, Canadians have been warned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to refrain from participating in unlicensed Bingo and Lottery games, even when engaged with via platforms. Hosting or even just participating i...Read More

UK Player Wins Big In Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Vicky Bevan is proof yet again that one need not have played for years and years on end to come out the other side a big winner. The Wigan (Lancashire, UK) resident, and a mum of three at that, has much to celebrate after having nabbed a...Read More

TravelPulse Hosts Massive Virtual Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

TravelPulse Canada has pulled off what may very well be the largest virtual travel agent game ever staged. Friday afternoon saw very close to 500 virtual participants take part in the live video feed event on Facebook. Hosted by Toronto&...Read More

Pragmatic Play Launch Bingo Blast

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Part of Bingo’s magical appeal is its relaxing laid-back nature. In fact, it’s a game that caters for every preference, with some choosing to dab at various cards at once and others preferring to choose a more relaxed pace of ...Read More

Girl Scouts Troop’s Kindness Bingo A Hit

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

It’s true that the most challenging of times often mark periods of exceptional human kindness. And our present-day human health crisis is no different. Just ask the members of Girl Scout Troop 83824. Wanting to spread some desperate...Read More

Celebrating Canmore’s Unsung Bingo Hero

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

When unprecedented circumstances forced all of Canmore indoors for the better part of every day and night, local Bingo caller Randi Lynn Rinaldi stepped up to the challenge of trying out for an entirely new title: that of local hero. What...Read More

Bingo Crook Finally Meets His Fate

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

The man accused of having benefited from more than $10,000 in ill-begotten wins by having rigged a series of Bonanza Bingo games in Monroe in the U.S. state of Louisiana, has just got what’s been coming to him after having been fou...Read More

BCLC Adds to Its Online Bingo Offering

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Since remaining indoors and at home is the right thing to do right now if we’re to save our economy, we’re going to need a whole lot more activities to keep us free of the dreaded cabin fever. And thanks to the , not only will...Read More

Virtual Bingo Carries Saint John’s SPCA

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Virtual Bingo is doing for the animals in shelter at Saint John’s SPCA Animal Rescue what otherwise freely giving folks simply no longer can as a result of everyone having to reign it in on spending due to uncertain times.

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Seniors Play Bingo With Matthew McConaughey

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

It could be argued that if any one group of people were to be singled out as most severely affected by the , or at least from a physical and mental health point of view, then that group would have to be senior citizens. A category of peop...Read More

The Town Heroes Present Isolation Bingo

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

In times of anxiety and even self-isolation at home, sometimes all you need to keep you going is to take your mind off the new normal for just an hour. Which is exactly what Halifax-based alternative rock band The Town Heroes are doing wi...Read More

Bingo Supports Animals In Need In Niagara

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Bingo has helped save the day so many times in the past that its truly earned its charity support reputation. By joining in on a game, players get to not only have fun and stand the chance to win some money, but also get to contribute to ...Read More

Microgaming Announces Bingo Network Shutdown

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Its barely been six months since Microgaming closed its proprietary and now its about to shut down its Bingo operations too. The company has said that the decision was made on the strength of it having headed in a new direction, being th...Read More

Social Distancing Bingo Is Changing Lives

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

Bingo has saved the day so many times in the past that it’s become impossible to keep count. And thanks to Stacy Bruner from Madison, Wisconsin, Online Bingo has in a very short while raised thousands in support of various local ch...Read More

Safe Gambling A Focal Point For Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

Operator WhichBingo has just released its 5th Market Report and what keeps on recurring as a decidedly strong theme all throughout the report is that operators are collectively moving toward safer gambling tools as a key consu...Read More

Raleigh Diner Gets Innovative With Car Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

It’s heartening to see that even in particularly challenging times, people aren’t losing their sense of fun and innovation. players, especially, have been adopting creative means in an attempt to keep engaging with their favo...Read More

No More Bingo For Quebec’s Seniors

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Senior citizens face a set of unique circumstances in general. Loneliness, social isolation and other related challenges are very much a part of daily life for many people and oftentimes, the only reprieve in an otherwise dull existence i...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Puts Hold On Races

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

The Coronavirus is pushing world economies right to the precipice of another global recession and the casino and betting industries are among the hardest hit of all. Great Canadian Gaming’s horseracing operation is the latest of the...Read More

Alberta Bingo Halls & Casinos Go Into Shutdown Mode

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Alberta is the latest province to have joined the casino shut-down line. As continues to spread like wildfire, Canadian industries are reeling under the pressure of trying to keep afloat amid various restrictions on large gatherings, act...Read More

Spaniards Get Bingo-Creative In Quarantine

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

Let it not ever be said that Spain’s community lacks creativity. The country may be on lockdown, with residents now only permitted to leave their homes on a have-to basis when in need of fuel or medicine or food supplies, but that ...Read More

Nunavut Minister Stunned By Bingo Deductions

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Nunavut’s family services minister, Elisapee Sheutiapik, has expressed her surprise at having discovered that winnings classify as a stream of income according to the wording contained in current legislation relating to the Income ...Read More

Bingo Loco To Host Rebecca Black On Tour

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

may have been pooping sports parties left right and centre, but at least Bingo seems to be right and ready for the next Bingo Loco event series to tour Australia during the month of May. And better still is the news that internet pop ico...Read More

Bingo Helps Clear School’s Lunch Debt

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Bingo has championed for charities for as long as what anyone is able to remember. Whether the need involved raising money for medical care for retired vets or for upgrades to housing for seniors, has consistently stepped up to the plate...Read More

Apollo Bingo Ladies’ Night Goes Full Monty

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

On February 15th the Apollo Bingo Hall in Barrow hosted with a bit of a twist as male strippers took to the stage after the evening’s Bingo proceedings, showing “it all” Full Monty style. Needless to say, non...Read More

Palace Bingo Rolls Out Coronavirus Checks

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Forget about the price is right – try the temperature is right! Bingo lovers wanting to get their game on at Palace Bingo in Great Yarmouth will no longer be allowed to participate or even enter the club to begin with, unless their ...Read More

Bingo Drag Queens Accused of Felony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Washington State had better have a solid plan in place in terms of the future support of its senior citizens. Especially since its now calling out those hosting charitable drag queen Bingo nights on acts of alleged class B felony. Why the...Read More

Bingo Raises $13.2M For Pickering Charities

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Bingo has been doing it for charity since right from its humble beginnings. And thanks to the evergreen popularity of the game, sixty-two local Pickering charities now stand to benefit from the cool $13.2 million raised by the Pickering C...Read More

Lucky Player Lands $100,000 Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Just about anything beats leaving the casino empty-handed after an evening of sheer gaming entertainment. And whilst its perfectly alright to go home with fun memories only, it’s a whole lot more exciting to leave with a money windf...Read More

SkillOnNet Goes Big With Slingo Deal

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Online Bingo-and-slots content supplier SkillOnNet wants to not only give players what they want, but also to elevate the entire player experience to new levels. And after having sealed a distribution deal with , SkillOnNet is one step cl...Read More

End 2 End’s ICE London Debut A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

End 2 End is fresh from a simply superb inaugural appearance at London and according to company CEO Alejandro Revich, online Bingo, more than any other game or offering, continues to lead the way when talking social interaction. So much ...Read More

How Bingo Generates Millions For Charity Each Year

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Not only is it fun, but Marathon Bingo is also a massive generator of big-business revenue for non-profit organisations and players alike in the state of New Jersey. So much so that one New Jersey town benefits from funds to the tune of $...Read More

Lucky Bingo Numbers From Around Our World

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

So, you consider yourself a believer in luck. Or in lucky numbers, to be more to the point. Also, you’re a self-professed expert in where it all originates from. You love numbers, you especially love and generally, you’ve got...Read More

Breathing New Life Into Age-Old Bingo Ways

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

We love , and we’ll continue to love it until the cows come home. It’s a game that’s been around for the longest time, after all. Its many benefits are widely celebrated; sung even. There are so many positives and outrig...Read More

IRS Issue Behind Bingo-Suspension In Emmett

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

It’s safe to assume that this January 22nd did not at all go as planned for the players who regularly frequent twice-weekly games night at Emmett’s Gem County Senior Community Center. Players made their way on over...Read More

Music Bingo Catches On Big Time

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

  Once you get to do what you love, you never again have to work another day in your entire life. Just ask Elliot Piper. The entrepreneur didn’t exactly hold his breath hoping for anything longer than a 6-month run, but now th...Read More

Mum Wins Big At Online Bingo and Buys 1st House

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

There’s nothing quite like finally being able to buy one’s dream home. And this dream recently came true for mum-of-two and Porthcawl United Kingdom resident Samantha McKay and husband Damien, who incidentally had been saving ...Read More

Tyler’s New Bingo Hall Does It For The Vets

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

A new community venue has come to town for the residents of Tyler and it’s all for a very good cause: supporting the nation’s veterans. January 24 saw Christian Restoration Community Women Veteran Program Bingo open its doors...Read More

Bingo Fan Celebrates 100th Birthday In Style

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

Not only did great-great-grandmother Eunice Greenwood recently celebrate her 100th birthday, but the West Yorkshire resident also boasts a pretty amazing personal record. Greenwood has been playing  for the past 45 years, ...Read More

Why Online Bingo Is Enjoying A Revival

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

may very well be headed in the direction of a global resurgence as online gaming in general continues to make headlines. This is very much a case of one sector garnering support for all related sectors and as far as the game of Bingo goe...Read More

Why We’re In Love With Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

It’s true; is no unsung hero. It’s a game that’s not only stood the test of time but one that’s also as versatile as it gets as far as people-centered games go. What better way to enjoy any old night of the week t...Read More

eQube Bingo Rolls Out The Tringos

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Meet the Tringos! A community of characters who are no larger than a standard Bingo ball. But the Tringos do more than merely lap up the sweet tropical sun on the sandy white beaches of Bingoland because they also happen to be part of a c...Read More

Diversification The Secret To Bingo’s Success

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Bingo’s many virtues are well-sung, especially its absolute tenacity in terms of having stuck around for literally centuries when many other games and entertainment-style activities have in actual fact perished or changed to the ext...Read More

Bingo And Bass A Star-Combo At Banff

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

pairs well with just about anything, however seemingly unlikely a fit. And perhaps this is the main reason behind the game having stood the test of time; surviving world wars and famine and poor politics for literally decades on end. In ...Read More

January Jones Badly Wanted Birthday Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2020

Not only is American actress January Jones the face and persona of popular series Mad Men’s Betty Draper, but she’s also a self-professed fan of . Playing Bingo while drinking wine, in a church basement to be exact. Jones rece...Read More

Bingo Saving Challenge Gets Players Attention

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2020

Bingo lovers all over the world know that if there’s a problem that requires a truly creative solution, then there’s bound to be a game of Bingo out there somewhere that holds the answer. According to popular online news publi...Read More

Positivity Bingo A School Success

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

A group of eleventh graders at Kitchener’s Eastwood Collegiate Institute are spreading positivity around their school in a unique and simple way; they’re playing Positivity Bingo. The big lesson being learned by th...Read More

Pro Tips for Avid Bingo Players

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

Bingo is enjoyable from the very first time it’s played, and with practice it’s possible to develop great strategies and skills too. Experienced players have several tricks up their sleeves, to help them have more ...Read More

How To Enjoy Bingo on a Budget

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

A big part of responsible gaming is setting a budget, and then sticking to it. Bingo can be enjoyed on small, medium or large budgets; you just need to adjust your playing habits accordingly. Find practical advice for ...Read More

The Great US – UK Bingo Divide

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

Bingo is well known in the United States and in Britain, but there are some key differences in the games. As the saying goes, these nations are “two countries divided by a common language” and the cultural distinct...Read More

The Many Modern Uses of Bingo Cards

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

You may think that Bingo cards only really have one specific purpose. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Bingo cards are highly versatile and can be used in numerous different settings, not just in the...Read More

Lucky Charms Give Bingo Players a Boost

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Gamblers are quite a suspicious group, and Bingo players most of all. People choose to play at specific times, or pick particular games, believing they’ll be more successful than they would be in other situations. Th...Read More

How VR May Be The Future of Bingo

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2019

Bingo has stood the test of time; no doubt about it. The game has survived two world wars and a great depression and continues to stand tall even today. It all started out as game played mainly for the purpose of raising funds for chur...Read More

The Best Bingo Strategies To Boost Your Wins

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2019

Winning is fun and Bingo is just about the most fun that anyone can have on what would otherwise be a pretty dreary evening. Traditionally, Bingo was regarded as being all about luck. The one lucky enough to get to dab...Read More

Biggest Bingo Wins In History

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

Some of us play for the love of Bingo, some of us play for the money, and then there are some who play for the love of the money up for grabs when playing Bingo! And the bigger the jackpot up for grabs, the more eager ...Read More

How Charity Bingo Is Improving Lives

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

Over many decades, Bingo has generated literally millions for the benefit of charities all over the world. What makes it so popular as a means towards raising funds is the fact that its fun as well as sociable. The rul...Read More

Happy Holiday Bingo A Sanity Saver

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2019

It’s sad but true, the holidays aren’t always entirely “happy”. Nearly everybody knows the drill of having to spend time with one or more family member annoying to the point of considering life without any fami...Read More

Introducing Christmas Holiday Movie Bingo

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2019

We hardly watch holiday movies with Christmas as a central theme for the art of filmmaking. That’s just not the point of watching Christmas movies in the first place. We want to relax and be able to keep up without t...Read More

AI Robot Teaches The Elderly to Play Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2019

Bingo is no ordinary game and so it stands to reason that when a “social robot” is tasked with teaching the game to society’s most vulnerable members, that robot will be no ordinary robot either. Enters Stevie ...Read More

Bell Island Now Home To A Radio Bingo Spat

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

All radio-Bingo’d up and nowhere to go (or rather broadcast)? This is the story of the unique set of circumstances playing itself out on Bell Island. Oh, and then there’s also a radio Bingo fighting to renew a lice...Read More

Play’n GO Ramps It Up With 4 New Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

Top-class slots and games creator Play’n GO obviously has its sights set firmly on impressing the Latin American market. The developer-supplier has just released a superb total of 4 brand-new online Bingo titles aime...Read More

Bingo Games Help Save Therapy Horse Farm

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2019

Although it looks very like a normal Bingo game, what’s been unfolding at the Brothertown Indian Nation hall every Monday night is so much more. Tim Wiskow, the owner of the Whisper Hill Clydesdales Therapy Farm in F...Read More

Revised New York Bingo Restrictions Benefit Seniors

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

Toby Ann Stavisky, member of the New York State Senate, and Assembly Member Daniel Rosenthal recently announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed their proposed Bingo Bill into law. This bill will reduce the restri...Read More

Bingo Helps Raise Money For Cancer Research

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

It’s no secret that the money generated by charitable Bingo games changes lives. And who better to understand the plight than those in need than someone who had passed through a specific ordeal themselves? The story ...Read More

Bingo Loving The Entertainment Awakening

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

Folks are now more than ever before interested in more than just getting smashed and dancing into the night when considering ideas for a fun night out on the town. And Bingo, for one, is positively loving the modern-da...Read More

Winnipeg Bingo Players Foil Armed Robbery

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2019

On Halloween night group a of particularly alert Bingo players foiled a robbery attempt at Winnipeg’s Portuguese Cultural Centre at the corner of Young Street and Notre Dame Avenue, which also happens to double up as...Read More

Black Tie Bingo Raises Thousands For Kids

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2019

27 years and still going strong. Such is the magic of the success story that is Red Deer’s Rotary Club’s Black Tie Bingo. Each year, the organisation raises thousands of dollars for a charity of annual choosing, an...Read More

Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser Changes Lives

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

Tommi Rose, who is a successful drag queen entertainer in the Coachella Valley, uses his passion for Bingo for the greater good of everyone he meets, because in the entertainer’s own words, “Everybody loves Bingo!...Read More

Waterford Lions Club Bingo Helping The Needy

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

Bingo has over the years shown itself to be a helping hand in the lives of many in need of aid and assistance. Single mothers, veterans in need of a new means to a livelihood, the sick and the lonely, those suffering f...Read More

Wiscongo Is Wisconsin’s Idea Of Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2019

You simply have to love Wisconsin culture; especially now it’s been used to inspire a Bingo game, aptly called Wiscongo! This version of Wisconson Bingo features items and icons that range from cheese to beer, to the slightly mor...Read More

Railway Bingo A Hit On Twitter

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2019

A London commuter who goes only by the name of “Mike” has taken common issues experienced on the London’s railway lines and turned them into a rather creative outlet for the typical frustrations experienced on a ...Read More

Rank Bingo Revenue Skyrockets

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

The age of digital Bingo is here to stay. This is yet again evident from the information recently released by The Rank Group with regards to the performance of its Mecca retail Bingo venues vs. that of its online digit...Read More

Bingo Holds Its Own In UK Google Play Store

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

Source: gadgets.ndtv.com The casino industry’s relationship with mobile tech has come a long way. When Google announced in 2010 that all apps containing elements of gambling was officially ...Read More

Cow Chip Bingo’s Lucy Not In The Play Mood

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

Cow Chip Bingo is a thing. Just ask the residents of Warner. It is after all the highlight of the annual Warner Cow Chip Day, and involves a cow pooping on a numbered or lettered grid fashioned into a patch of grass. T...Read More

Michigan Pubs Warned Against Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2019

Bingo, it seems, is stuck in a bad marriage with gambling. And despite the most valiant efforts of its supporters, a successful divorce from the latter’s controversial nature just doesn’t appear to be in Bingo’s ...Read More

Finding Love And Romance With Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

Bingo has over the years served its players in many a superb manner and the latest on the Bingo news front is that its now playing Cupid to those hoping to find love and romance. Bingo halls in Liverpool are putting ev...Read More

Grocery Bingo Spreads Joy Among Students

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2019

The life of a student often revolves around free goodies and most importantly, free groceries. Money isn’t exactly growing on trees for most students and so free food is a real bonus whenever it is to be had; which i...Read More

Beeston Mecca Bingo Caller Has Big Dreams

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

Beeston Mecca Bingo caller Lawrence Williams knows that having a dream may just as well mean having a big one. Williams (32) has been calling the numbers ever since he was 18 and wants to become the best damn Bingo cal...Read More

Hamilton Backs Princess Bingo e-Application

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Hamilton-located Princess Bingo says it will be out of business in less than a year if it isn’t granted a licence to offer electronic Bingo to its patrons. Princess Bingo is Hamilton’s last hall in business and sup...Read More

Drag Queen Bingo Supports Blue Star Mothers

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Drag Queen Bingo is all about the fun and having a good old laugh right out of the belly. But its more than just having a good time and picking up a make-up tip or two from the hosts of the evening, because its also en...Read More

IWG Awarded Exclusive Slingo Content Rights

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2019

Slingo originals by Gaming Realms are regarded as some of the best games available on the market today. Combining elements of Lottery-style numbered slot games with elements of Bingo, the concept is a unique take on th...Read More

Bongo’s Bingo Dispute To Be Decided By Law

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

The ongoing bitter ownership dispute between Jonathan “Jonny Bongo” Lacey and Liverpool Baltic Triangle headquartered entertainment company Camp and Furnace will now be settled by a court of law following the parti...Read More

Bingo Puts The Fun Into Sex Education

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

Bingo is getting its groove on in new and more modernised and liberal ways than ever before. The Week of Welcome committee at Albany’s College of Saint Rose recently gave new meaning to what it means to “call the win” w...Read More

16 Year Old Helps Fix Vet’s Broken Bingo Machine

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

The benefits locked up in Bingo are too many to mention and the stories populating gaming news headlines often revolve around the benefits of the game from the players’ points of view. Bingo is officially recognised ...Read More

Big Apple Given Permission to Mix Wine And Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not all spirits are created equal. And if a Bingo card-and-dab in one hand a glass of wine in the other sounds like your idea of a good time and you just so happen to live in New York, then the winds of change are blow...Read More

Aspire Global Awarded UK Bingo Licence

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

Casino tech and games platform provider Aspire Global has its sights set firmly on the European iGaming market. This has been true ever since the company was founded back in 2005. The UK is a significant market for the...Read More

Meet Bingo Joe – The Happiest Caller In The Game

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2019

A readily available smile and a heart that beats for those in need of kindness and care will never go out of fashion. Just ask the man fondly referred to as ‘Bingo Joe’. Real name Joseph Ratyna, Bingo Joe now resid...Read More

Rank Bingo Planning For A Possible No-Deal Brexit

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

In an attempt to ensure on ongoing supply of foodstuffs at its casinos and Bingo venues in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Rank Group has come up with a plan that involves local smart-sourcing of ingredients and pro...Read More

Baton Rouge Seniors Enjoy Bingo With PD

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2019

Many have sung the praises of Bingo, and as it turns out, there’s even more reasons to celebrate the game than its social and charitable attributes. Bingo is able to bridge any divide and is the perfect catalyst for ...Read More

Why Millennials Are Embracing Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2019

Bingo really has come a long way. The game has perfected the art of adapting and changing with the times and is no longer viewed as a game intended only for the old or for charitable church events. In fact, so successf...Read More

Police Raid Seniors Bingo Game In Toronto

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2019

Seniors at the Scarborough Village Recreation Center in Toronto have been at it again trying to boost their Bingo winnings by going all in at a dollar too many. But this time round they were made to meet the strong mus...Read More

Bride-To-Be Wins £50k Playing Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2019

Not only is Kylie Preece about to be married, but the 30-year old mother of 3 from Kidderminster, England, is now also able to contribute towards the wedding of her dreams. Kylie is after all £50,000 richer thanks to her having boug...Read More

Vancouver’s Planet Bingo A Beacon Of Hope

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

Planet Bingo in Vancouver is the largest hall in the Lower Mainland region and its management is particularly proud of the sheer size of the 400-seater venue. But this BCLC owned powerhouse is about much more than just a place where peopl...Read More

Dispensary To Host Medicated Bingo Night

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Don’t ever claim to have “seen it all” because there’s always more where “that” came from. A medical cannabis dispensary based in Perryville, Carroll County is launching the first ever “medicated&...Read More

Bingo May Considerably Lower Dementia Risk

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2019

Imagine stumbling upon a pill capable of reducing the risk of developing dementia and other neuro-cognitive diseases by up to 12% – guaranteed. A thought-provoking idea indeed; especially when you consider the fact that around 850,0...Read More

Televised Live Bingo Comes To Elliot Lake

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

Elliot Lake may be a city on a map but this particular one has, unlike so many others, managed to preserve a real community feel. And soon, thanks to a very special project spearheaded by a local community member with a big dream, Elliot ...Read More

Dunkin’ Donuts Launches Special Bingo Promo

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2019

US multinational coffee company Dunkin’, perhaps most famous for its Dunkin’ Donuts line of sweet treats, is offering lovers of coffee the opportunity to engage in a very special treat of another kind. Dunkin’ has launch...Read More

Deputy Fire Chief Also A Born Bingo Caller

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2019

Carlisle Fire & Rescue Services Deputy Fire Chief Adam Roth is a natural born Bingo caller. Roth recently did his thing at the Carlisle Fire & Rescue carnival and attendees were left looking on (and listening!) in awe as the deput...Read More

Bingo Is Bursting From Its Seams–Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

Interactive online Bingo is experiencing a surge in popularity the likes of which previously would not even have seemed possible, let alone probable. Bingo truly has experienced a total make-over and full-on revolution within its own rank...Read More

Seniors Outraged About Low-Charge Games Rule

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

A group of regular senior Bingo and card game players from Scarborough last month made casino news headlines following their having voiced their absolute dissatisfaction after having been ordered to cease from charging entry fees to card ...Read More

Alabama Sheriff And Brother’s Bingo Battle

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

Bingo is yet again at the centre of a controversial legal spat; this time round involving a US sheriff in office suspected of long-time connections with illegal gambling and unregulated Bingo games, family ties with a local businessman an...Read More

War Vets Unhappy About Instant Bingo Threat

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

Instant Bingo machines installed at the North Fort Myers VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) are causing quite the stir. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has warned that if the machines aren’t removed from t...Read More

Tractor Museum Gets a Boost from Black Tie Bingo

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Westlock’s Canadian Tractor Museum is a true national heritage institution and it reflects all of the wonderful elements of Alberta’s rich agricultural history. Thanks to a recent Black Tie Bingo event that was hosted by membe...Read More

Pensacola’s Bingo Crooks Charged & Sentenced

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

The Pensacola man and woman charged with having operated a rogue charity Bingo business in Fort Walton Beach, Larry and Dixie Masino, have been found guilty on a number of charges ranging from money laundering to fraud and thievery, and h...Read More

Bingo Supports Scholars Via WCCC Event

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2019

A Bingo night out is just about the best fun that anyone can have. Throw in a designer handbag or a basket full of branded goodies for a special night out, and what you get is an experience that’s almost as good as a holiday. Just a...Read More

Acquinnah Tribe Must Apply For Bingo Permit

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

The US town of Acquinnah has much to celebrate following a landmark ruling by a Boston Federal Court judge regarding the rights of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head to construct a Bingo hall on local tribal land. US District Court judge Den...Read More

Buzz Bingo Makes Massive Donation To Alzheimer’s

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2019

Not only is Buzz Bingo the UK’s biggest land-based Bingo brand, but the operator also appears to have a special fondness towards its older players. The latest news in Buzz-land is that the Bingo giant will be donating more than &pou...Read More

Rank Group To Pay £115,3 Million For Stride Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

When the Rank group first made known its plans to acquire market rival Stride Gaming, many were perplexed by the decision, having reasoned that Rank’s Mecca Bingo brand did not appear to be in need of any growth strategies as far as...Read More

Rank’s Mecca Bingo Set To Acquire Stride Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

Mecca Bingo, which belongs to the Rank group, has confirmed that it has entered into talks to buy one of its biggest rivals in the market, namely Stride Gaming. The group has confirmed that it has indicated its willingness to acquire Stri...Read More

Miss Thea’s Drag Queen Bingo Makes a Difference

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2019

Its true: everything is prettier in drag. Even Bingo. Just ask the hundreds of fans and players who regularly support Miss Thea Trix, the eloquent star of Miss Thea’s Drag Queen Bingo. Drag queen Bingo has at its heart a selection o...Read More

Redditor Creates Victoria Traffic Jam Bingo Card

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

After obviously having had his fill of frustrations with Victoria’s infrastructure-related challenges, one Reddit user recently took to the popular social media platform to vent his feelings on the matter. But it was the mode of con...Read More

Dispute Threatens To Taint Bongo’s Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2019

A bitter ownership dispute is threatening the future existence of the popular Bongo’s Bingo brand. Bongo’s Bingo is a true Liverpool-based success story, and over the course of the last 4+ years, the brand has grown into one o...Read More

Bongo’s Bingo Host Gets The Boot After Rant

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Bingo may no longer be a game played exclusively by older, more conservative groups of players, but players (of all age groups and backgrounds!), want to be treated with respect and preferably without the displeasure of a full-on mad-man-...Read More

X-Rated Film Causes Shock at Bingo Hall

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2019

Bingo night at Canada’s Carnival Bingo Hall recently put the luck into Bingo in new and unexpected ways; or so some would say. But not everyone present was equally impressed by the fact that a TV monitor suddenly went all out X-rate...Read More

Red Tiger Goes Live With Buzz Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2019

Following yet another successful integration, award-winning developer Red Tiger Gaming’s entire portfolio of games is now live with Buzz Bingo, via the Playtech Open Platform (POP). Red Tiger Gaming creates content that is widely kn...Read More

Lucy Hammett’s Latest – National Parks Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2019

Lucy Hammett’s latest Bingo game pays homage to the Animal Kingdom. National Parks Bingo is already a flying success, in part says Lucy, because animals are out true treasures and wildlife is a best seller, irrespective of the outle...Read More

Gila Sets 2 Bingo Guinness World Records

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

When Gila River Hotels & Casino announced earlier this year in March that it planned to smash not one, but two Guinness world records by staging literally the biggest game of Bingo; including the biggest card as well as the biggest ba...Read More

Macomb County Woman Wins $300,000 Bingo Prize

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Gone are the days when winning at Bingo meant leaving with a bag of prize sausage and a smile on one’s face. And we’re in no way suggesting that there’s anything wrong with sausage and smiles. But when compared to a $300...Read More

Call for eBingo To Be Legalised In Alabama

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

2011 saw eBingo machines removed from all entertainment and racetrack venues in the state of Alabama. At the time, the official reason provided by lawmakers was that eBingo machines closely resembled typical slot machines. Even though Bin...Read More

Bevy Bingo To Raise Money For Animal Shelter

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

Thanks to a simply stellar initiative by a group of students, fun-lovers and Bingo players are invited to congregate at the Siberia Bar & Hotel in Aberdeen on May 1st to have a drink or two and play some Bevy Bingo. But wha...Read More

New York Bill Seeks To Liberate Bingo

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

Bingo gives more meaning to the lives of senior citizens; giving them a reason to get up, get dressed and leave their apartments or homes. In short, it adds value to their lives and helps to prevent complete isolation in old age. These we...Read More

April Fool’s APTN Bingo Joke Not a Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

News broadcaster APTN on Monday said that in order to boost revenue figures, its newscast would in future be supplemented by the income derived from an on-air Bingo game. The broadcaster also revealed that celebrity guests would make regu...Read More

888 Integrates Realistic Games Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

In a time troubled by the uncertainties of Brexit and British trade-offs, its never been more important than what it is at present to pool resources with truly visionary partners.  888 Holdings has shown itself to be exactly such a p...Read More

Kinsmen TV Bingo Making A Difference

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

Kinsmen TV Bingo has been doing its bit for charity for many years now, and every month, the group raises thousands in aid of individuals living with MS and CF. It’s part of a regional mandate. Funds are also raised in aid of local ...Read More

Pensacola Couple To Pay Back Bingo Money

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

If Larry and Dixie L. Masino, a couple from Pensacola, had any ideas about holding on to the $6 million that they had raked in thanks to having operated illegal Bingo games, then they had another thing coming. The couple, aged 68 and 65, ...Read More

New Survey Reveals Fascinating Bingo Facts

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

There are multiple studies available regarding the habits of UK players who frequent Bingo halls in the United Kingdom. But a new study has its focus exclusively on the online Bingo sector, and its findings make for some very interesting ...Read More

Bingo Used to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Bingo is doing its bit for kids with special intellectual needs. Every Spring, the Special Olympics host their games at the Westminster High School in Carroll County, and according to Donna McGuire, fundraising co-ordinator for the Specia...Read More

Bingo-Upset In Small English Town

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2019

Leominster, England. A little market town that is best described as remote, surrounded by rolling hills, peaceful; a tranquil retreat from busy metropolitan life. Unless you happen to be a regular patron at the Clifton Bingo Hall that is ...Read More

888 Acquires Bingo Trilogy From JPJ Group

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

If one thing is for certain, then it’s that Bingo is worth its weight in gold. 888 Holdings must have cottoned on to the fact, as the operator-supplier has announced that it has acquired a bundle of Bingo-brands from the Jackpotjoy ...Read More

Bingo Players Raise Funds for Utah Hospice

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2019

Charities have turned to bingo for decades to raise funds for worthy causes. Most recently, more than 200 supporters gathered together last Sunday (Jan. 20) for a session of gaming, bratwurst and beer to raise over $7,000 for the Utah Hom...Read More

Amendment 4 May Boost Bingo Worker Numbers

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

over in Missouri, USA, has seen consistently declining revenues over the past few years. However, there is hope yet; the faltering industry might find relief through a local ballot proposal that has been aimed at alleviating a lack of bi...Read More

5ive Get Bingo Players Dabbing to the Music

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

Everybody got up and dabbed with the stars when boy band 5ive took to the stage at the Mecca Acocks Green bingo club in Birmingham, UK. The 29 September show saw Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, and Scott Robinson perform the greatest hits b...Read More

Charitable Bingo Raises Money for the Deker Bauer Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2016

Although I have begun to discuss the virtues of online bingo, I am moved today to write about a wonderful charity that held a fund raising bingo event yesterday. The Deker Bauer Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide was founded in the ...Read More

Bingo News From Around the World

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2016

In April, a listener heard a number incorrectly, thought she had bingo, called it in and started a bingo firestorm in the northern Canada hamlet of Rankin Inlet. The mistake caused many listeners to tear up their cards. Some people later ...Read More

12th Grader Chris Patterson-Piquette Has an Idea Worth Hearing About

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2016

Bingo continues to prove its enormous flexibility. Far from being "just" a birthday game, bingo is constantly being used to create offbeat games under a bingo rubric. Thus, Jimmy Kimmel had a fat baby bingo game on his show recently. From...Read More

Charitable Bingo Has Untapped Potential

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2016

In 2008 a student from Strathcona High School in Edmonton named Chelsea was seriously injured in an auto accident, becoming a paraplegic. Neither the school nor Chelsea's home had wheelchair accessibility at the time. Chelsea's classmates...Read More

Bingo Angst: Taking Sides on Lawsuit against Windsor and Tecumseh

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2016

The lawsuit alleges that Windsor and Tecumseh overcharged for bingo licences. Plaintiffs have been granted the right to sue for compensation from 1993 onward. If the plaintiffs win the suit, it would cost Windsor up to $70,000,000 and Tec...Read More

Bingo Supports Charities of All Types: Play Bingo to Support the Community

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2016

Last time I spoke about how charitable bingo centers are retooling to attract younger players. This week I want to talk a bit about the charitable organizations that receive funding through charitable bingo. It is because of these groups...Read More

Happy 100th Birthday to the Bingo Queen

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2016

I've been blogging so subjectively, especially about charitable bingo, that I decided to devote at least one article to just reporting Canada bingo news. I almost succeeded!

Chatham Bingo Centre

The Riverview Bingo Palace in Ch...Read More

Beware of Bingo Addiction

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2015

I read about a woman who killed her uncle in order to steal £300 from him. This is a terrible tragedy and leads to a subject that I haven't touched upon yet. Bingo addiction is a form of gambling addiction. About 5% of North...Read More

Charitable Bingo Game Moving

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2015

I've spoken a lot about charitable bingo. I've even made the moral case for spending one's bingo money on charitable bingo. Every so often a news item points out a sad but true element in the broad charitable bingo story: bingo is still p...Read More

A Never Ending Stream Of Unusual Bingo Themes for Charity

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2015

There are so many ways people use our wonderful kids' game! Some of these ways raise money for excellent causes as for instance musical bingo to raise money for local hospitals. Bingo can also be used to simply have fun at the expense of ...Read More

Charitable Bingo Lends Itself to Variations on a Theme

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2015

Last time I diverted from my usual discussion of bingo as a fun way to raise money for worthy charities to talk about online bingo. As much as I do enjoy playing bingo online, I much prefer playing at a centre or some other venue, not to ...Read More

Bingo is Good Exercise for Your Brain

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2015

One of the dreaded diseases of old age is Alzheimer's disease. I for one am terrified of losing cognition. As much as we may say that it will not happen to us, it can happen to anyone. I remember when I had minor surgery years ago and, on...Read More

Choosing an Online Bingo Site: Things to Consider

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2015

I've been away for two weeks but now I'm back. Since I started this blog I've spoken almost exclusively about playing bingo at bingo centres. This was because my overall focus is on charitable bingo. But, as I said in my first blog, I als...Read More

Black Tie Bingo Raises Thousands

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2015

Black Tie Bingo is the mirror image of drive-in bingo, which I discussed last time. The name Black Tie Bingo may scare off some people who think it's strictly for high rollers but that could not be further from the truth. It is a good dea...Read More

Carp Drive-in Bingo Was A Big Success Again

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2015

The annual Carp Drive-in Bingo took place over five Wednesdays in July. The Carp Drive-in Bingo is part of the Carp Fair in Ottawa, billed as Canada's best fair. Carp Drive-in Bingo is more about friendship and community than it is specif...Read More