How Bingo Once Went High-Tech In Moose Jaw

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Around for literally hundreds of years, Bingo certainly has a super colourful and rich history. Legend has it that Bingo could very well have been played as far back as the early 1500s – this would have been shortly after it had evo...Read More

Clipwire’s Bingo Story An Evergreen Success

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Mobile gaming is on a rapid approach to surpassing $100 billion in annual revenue, a target the industry is expected to reach before the current year is out. This according to a recent report released by software-and-app-tracker data and ...Read More

MGA’s Buffalo Bingo Goes Global Online

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

  Online casino software developer MGA Games’ new Buffalo Bingo title is officially live with all licensed international partner-operators. MGA specialises in big-scale online Bingo gaming products and focuses specifically on ...Read More

Delta Bingo To Resume Games In Sudbury

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

July 27th will at long last see Bingo return to Greater Sudbury, a Delta Bingo spokesperson has confirmed. Delta’s Sudbury and Val Caron venues will be among the first to resume in-person games in the Greater Sudbury regi...Read More

Buzz Bingo Announces Slots Tournaments

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

UK Bingo giant Buzz Bingo has ventured into all-new territory by now offering to their players the chance to complete in online slots tournaments. And best of all is that these are played alongside fiends and/or fellow online players, whi...Read More

Online Bingo Is Fuelled By Female Players

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Bingo remains as popular a game as ever before. And since technology has now catapulted humanity into a full-on digital reality, the online sector has experienced phenomenal growth. But even though land-based and online Bingo are essenti...Read More

Buzz Bingo To Close 26 Of Its UK Venues

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

UK retail Bingo giant Buzz Bingo (previously Gala Bingo) says it’s decided to permanently shutter at least 26 of its UK-based gaming halls due to the financial strain caused by the global health crisis. The permanent closures could ...Read More

Parking Lot Bingo Comes To Windsor

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Fancy a game of Bingo and all dressed up but with nowhere to go? Windsor residents this past weekend finally got to enjoy their long-awaited fill playing Parking Lot Bingo at the All Star Gaming Center. And it was quite the sight to behol...Read More

Bingo Back In Saskatchewan

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

July 9 after an exceptionally long wait at long last saw in-person gaming return to the community of Saskatchewan. The day was anticipated for a long time in advance, as the latest regulations now authorise the return not only of live cas...Read More

HBCU Students Graduate Bingo Party Style

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Bingo, perhaps more so than any other game or activity, is proving a lifeline in challenging times. While many students have not been able to enjoy celebrating graduating from college in the way they would have been able to do in the past...Read More

BCLC Finally Spills Beans Over FINTRAC Fine

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has after a nearly a decade-long battle trying to keep secret the reasons behind the $700,000 fine it got slapped with by Canada’s anti-money laundering watchdog, finally come clean. ...Read More

Online Bingo More Popular Than Ever Before

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

Now that so many of us are stuck at home, we’re obviously looking for alternative ways to enjoy a bit of gaming fun. And the world wide web is doing exactly that. In fact, if any one industry has managed to escape the perils of a gl...Read More

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

Play’n GO Stuns With Rainforest Magic Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Award-winning casino software developer Play’n GO has just released an exciting new online game called Rainforest Magic Bingo. According to the developer the new release was inspired by their Rainforest Magic slot, and it features t...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

Bob Eubanks To Host New LetsBingo On Mobile

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Popular television game show host Bob Eubanks has been named as the man about to give away daily cash prizes as the presenter and host of LetsBingo, an exciting new free-to-play live Bingo game developed specifically for the mobile gaming...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

Bingo Toonz On Zoom A Huge Hit

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

“Bingo Toonz” is nothing new to the majority of Edmontonian’s – it has, after all, been played in local bars all over the province for the past 12 years. But the game replacing traditional balls with snippets extra...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

William And Kate Play Surprise Virtual Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton recently brought a great deal of happiness and certainly many smiles too to a group of highly surprised residents living at Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home. The unsuspecting resi...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

Pragmatic Play Lauds New LeoVegas Bingo Deal

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

Leading online casino content and Bingo games developer Pragmatic Play is celebrating an extension of its partnership with LeoVegas, which extension will see the globally renowned operator roll out a number of the developer’s online...Read More

Microgaming Annonce La Fermeture Du Réseau De Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Cela fait à peine six mois que Microgaming a fermé son réseau de poker propriétaire, Microgaming Poker Network, et il est maintenant sur le point de fermer sa section de bingo. La société a d&eacu...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

Shepherdstown Bingo Isn’t Only About Winning

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

fans all over the world know that this is a game of which the guilty pleasures and sheer value far outweigh the joy of winning a cash prize. Winning some unexpected cash is a charm for sure but being part of a regular community is worth ...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

Welcome To 2020 Awards Season Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

The 2020 Hollywood Awards season is upon us and this year promises to be no different to any other year when talking all of the old hashed-out perfectly predictable old favourites. It’s very much its own kind of sill...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

Monroe Man Charged For Rigging Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2019

Monroe resident John Cook, age 43, is a man with a dubious Bingo plan. But hopefully those “plans” will be off the streets for a while as Cook was recently arrested and charged with felony thievery for having rigge...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

How Bingo Continues To Spread Happiness

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2019

Mecca Bingo’s Aylsham Road venue in Norwich in the UK may very well be just about the luckiest Bingo spot yet. And this has less to do with the fact that the venue is known to attract crowds of 800+ on busy evenings,...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

Bingo Dishes Out Big Wins In October

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

One would easily be forgiven for thinking of Lottery-style games like Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 when talking about massive October wins. But Bingo players, and specifically those living in and around Ontario, have had t...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

Two Women Arrested Over Bingo Card Scam

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2019

All is fair in love and war, and Bingo apparently. Police have confirmed a Thursday night New Jersey incident during which two players had supposedly taped the missing winning number needed for a win on to their card. ...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

Bingo Bag Thief Nabbed

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2019

The last thing anyone expects on a fun Monday night out is to be robbed of one’s belongings whilst playing 9 p.m. Bingo, especially when those belongings are carefully placed next to one’s walker. But a daredevil no-good-doer ...Read More

Ajax Downs Celebrates 50 Years In Business

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2019

The legendary Ajax Downs Racetrack this year celebrates its 50th birthday. That’s half a century in business and a very special achievement by any measure. The track is a popular entertainment hot spot and the only one of...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

Church Forces Drag Queen Bingo To Call It Quits

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2019

Drag Queen Bingo is a thing, just apparently not in the super-conservative Westmoreland County, and not even when it’s for a very good cause. Westmoreland’s Calumet volunteer fire department has announced that it will not be g...Read More

Bingo Regular Wins Huge Jackpot

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2019

Most people can only dream about what they would do if someone had to hand them £50,000. We can probably all come up with many a reason as to why 5 figures would be most welcome on any given day. Any given day did indeed come to 67-...Read More

Seniors Outraged By New Gambling Rules

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

Paying for something that could just as well be had for free, or at a considerable discount, isn’t anybody’s idea of fun. Unless paying more or even at all comes with a sturdy dose of excitement on the side. And unless you&rsq...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

True Love Lost At Bingo

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

Stories of new love and romance at the Bingo aren’t uncommon. But when love’s number is the next one up, its everything but fun and games. It’s a story that Denise Carter, a 58-year old support worker, is unfortunately a...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

Nektan Rolls Out New Mobile-First Bingo

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

If it’s true that variety is the spice of life, then top games supplier Nektan has paid a major service to everybody’s favourite numbers game, Bingo. The supplier recently announced the official rollout of a mobile-first new B...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

Cannabis Farm Found In Gala Bingo Building

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2019

The old saying rings true: there’s no better place to hide just about anything, than in plain sight. An old Gala Bingo hall in Kettering in Northampton in the United Kingdom is just about the best example of this, after a massive Ca...Read More

Gaum Bill Hopes To Authorise New Bingo Aid

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2019

Residents of Gaum in the US, and more specifically senior citizens and others who have become visually impaired due to old age or for whatever other reason, may soon be allowed to make use of Bingo card minding machines in order to keep p...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

First Nation Ex-Chief Denies Gambling Den

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

Unlicensed operators are under no circumstances permitted to offer gambling or betting opportunities to anyone present at any given moment within Canada’s borders. Illegal gambling isn’t only dangerous because the people who o...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

New Microgaming Bingo MD

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2019

Casino industry giant Microgaming has made known the identity of its latest appointee. The man of the hour is former Instant Win Gaming (IWG) Chief Commercial Officer Leon Thomas. Thomas will step into the position of Managing Director of...Read More

Munroe City To Review e-Bingo Restrictions

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

Monroe’s City Council has proposed an important change to be made to its electronic video Bingo machine law. Council is currently engrossed in an operator-vote process with regards to the abolishment of geo-restrictions imposed on t...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

Bingo Winner Shares Prize With Best Friend

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

If any one story deserves to be classified under the heading of “true and unusual” then let it be this one. Meet Shirley, a Buzz Bingo player from Leeds in the United Kingdom. Not only was Shirley recently lucky enough to bag ...Read More

Buzz Bingo Continues Re-Brand With New PR

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2019

A good old facelift every once in a while is never a bad thing. Gala Bingo’s re-brand to Buzz Bingo is a case in point and judging by the looks of things now, the operator is far from done on its journey of complete re-invention. Se...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

Bingo Becomes Big Business

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2019

Bingo’s transition from brick and mortar halls to the Internet has been a gradual but dynamic one; a little bit like online banking, if you really think about it. Most of us had a little bit of trouble trusting the internet of thing...Read More

Queens Seniors May Well Have Liberated Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2019

The exception to the “too much of a good thing rule” is that one can never have too much Bingo. Just ask a group of Bingo-obsessed senior citizens from Queens. It all started about five years ago when a group of players was fi...Read More

Tucson Proud To Present Chicken Poop Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2019

Every industry has its misfits; its crazy adventurers; those who boldly embrace the madness. We absolutely adore them, Bingo has a couple of them, and some of these just happen to live in Tucson. Ever heard of Chicken Poop Bingo? Well, yo...Read More

Comedian George Lopez Opens Casino Eatery

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

Authentic Mexican cooking straight from grandma’s recipe books, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, healthy food and an even healthier dose of humour. This, says comedian George Lopez, is what his brand new restaurant, Chingon Kitchen,...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

Mystery Bingo Singer Ruins Players Games

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

A mystery male singer – and apparently one not very good at singing – is ruining Bingo nights at Darfield Community Centre. Senior citizens at the centre in the UK are complaining about what they refer to as a “terrible ...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

888 Acquires Costa Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

888 Holdings has acquired Costa Bingo thanks to their willingness to put up £18 million in cold hard cash. The purchase price will be paid to soon-to-be-former owner Jackpot Joy Group (JPJ) in two instalments; £12 million as a...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

Bingo Trends Around The World

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2019

Whilst it’s true that the UK is widely regarded as the center of the Bingo world, the game of numbers has actually been played all over the globe for many centuries. The rise of Catholicism and to some extent even the Church of Engl...Read More

ASA Dismisses Betfred Bingo Ad Complaint

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2019

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a ruling involving a complaint received relating to a Betfred advertisement showing a three individuals engrossed in everyday activities whilst enjoying a game of Bingo on...Read More

Blue Sky Bingo One Of 10 e-Bingo Losers

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2019

Options, options, and more options. The global games industry provides more options to its players than any other industry in the world to its customers. And whilst the luxury and freedom to choose is not a bad thing by any measure, it do...Read More

Bingo Changing Lives In Ontario

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2019

Jackpot City. A gaming and entertainment brand run by the OLG. A great name for any operator, really. Whilst we’re all vaguely aware; mostly somewhere in the back of our minds; that casino and games operators donate a chunk of their...Read More

Creating Bingo Happiness In Mother’s Memory

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2019

To many people; especially those facing the many challenges associated with being of a senior age, Bingo is so much more than just another game; it’s a way of life offering relief in the way of companionship, meeting new like-minded...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

IGT Announces MBLL Bingo Provision Deal

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

International Games Technology, better known as IGT, is fast becoming the Number 1 games and solutions provider of choice to Canadian operators. The latest news is that the tech and content supplier has just closed a supply deal with prov...Read More

Patagonia Confirms Digitain Content Deal

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2019

The team at Patagonia Entertainment needs little introduction. The brand has earned a name for themselves for creating intriguing and exciting iGaming solutions for the global market, and they have a particular focus on Bingo. Now, they h...Read More

eBingo Remains Illegal In Alabama

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2019

Electronic Bingo machines and coin-operated slot machines are illegal in the state of Alabama. And yet, many have in the past tried to side step the law by trying to pass these under the guise of charitable endeavours. The brother of Jeff...Read More

Sault’s Rosie Guzzo Turns 100 Playing Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2019

Age is just a number and continuing to do what you love the most seems to be a sure-fire recipe for longevity. Just ask Rosie Guzzo, a soon-to-turn 100 years old mother of 10 and resident of Sault Ste. Marie. Rosie turns a century old thi...Read More

Gila Guns For Two Bingo Guinness Records

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

Bingo may not need any introduction what with having been around for a great many years, but a little positive PR every once in a while certainly doesn’t hurt. Thanks to Gila River Hotels & Casinos in Lone Butte, Bingo will on 2...Read More

Arguments In Favour Of Online Charity Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Most of us like to feel that we’re making a difference in the lives of others, whether it’s helping family or friends or even complete strangers. Human nature is to assist, and the trick is mostly simply to find one’s ni...Read More

Bingo Continues To Bring In The Money

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Bingo has been around for a very long time. The question as to why it still, to this day, enjoys the levels of popularity that it does, is interestingly enough, also the answer to the question as to whether it will remain the solid income...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

Bingo Inspires Award-Winning Musical

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

Bingo has been the inspiration behind everything from raising funds to social programs aimed a relieving loneliness in the lives of the aged. But treat of all treats; the game has now also inspired its very own musical! Bingo! The Winnin...Read More

NY Senate Passes Pro-Minor Bingo Law

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2019

A game of Bingo isn’t exactly what one would refer to as a typical gamble. But, and for good reason, it does classify as gambling because, much like the Lottery, winning is exclusively dependent on the luck of a typical draw. Which ...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

GVC Re-Launches Compliant Italian Bingo V3.0

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

UK gambling software giant and online Bingo specialist GVC Holdings has confirmed that its re-released Italian Bingo platform, Italian Bingo 3.0, is now fully compliant with Italy’s revised laws relating to online gaming. The countr...Read More

Why Bingo Is The Brain’s Best Friend

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

Over the years, Bingo has been credited with many a good deed. It does its bit for charities all over the world, and even plays a vital role in social progression by inviting senior citizens back onto the social scene. And whilst on the t...Read More

#FixTheSubway BINGO Puts New Spin On The Game

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2019

Bingo has been instrumental in fighting for many a social cause, but a group of Queens players who also happen to be daily commuters reliant on public transport in Jackson Heights may very well be the first to have expressed their frustra...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

888 Posts Record Figures Despite Decline

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

Big time global casino games operator 888 Holdings may have experienced a slight decline in revenue income during 2018, but such was the nature of its landslide success, that it still managed to post record figures for the most recent fin...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

Jacksonville Councilwoman Pushes For Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2019

Bingo has long been recognized as having definite redemptive qualities, especially when it comes to relieving the soul-destroying loneliness so often experienced by the ageing. Many Bingo halls struggle financially, and for many reasons n...Read More

Realistic Games Slots Now Live At Buzz Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2019

Britain’s largest Bingo brand, namely Buzz Bingo, has now incorporated slots designed and supplied by Realistic Games, into its player offering. The games are being made available to Buzz players via the Playtech Open Platform. Som...Read More

End Of An Era For The Bingo Haus

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

To many, Bingo night isn’t something they enjoy on the off and on, instead; it’s a way of life. Just ask Wilma Unrein and Ollie Billinger. Every Friday night, the friends sit side by side at The Bingo Haus in Hays, Kansas, dau...Read More

Social Media Gives Bingo A Brand New Lease On Life

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2019

It was around 2012 that Bingo made its first appearance as a social sub-genre on Facebook. Since then, it has exploded into a royal frenzy, and we’re not in the least bit surprised. In fact, anyone willing to give it a spin would mo...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

How Bingo Remains Relevant

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Despite that admissions to land-based halls have been on a steady decline all over the world, and most notably in the UK, it’s an entirely different story when it comes to online Bingo. And this is definitely not a bad thing for the...Read More

Bingo Hall Causes Problems with Wampanoag Tribe

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

The small Massachusetts town of Aquinnah is in all likelihood trying to bite off more than what it can chew. Situated on the island Martha’s Vineyard, the town is in close proximity to the Wampanoag Tribe of the Gay Head. Plans are ...Read More

Fundraiser Gets Fancy Bingo Off the Ground

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

If any one game is to be singled out as the heart of the gambling industry, then let that game be Bingo. The game has done much for charitable organisations since first having been employed by the Catholic Church as the perfect fund-raise...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

Bingo Loco Headed For Toronto

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2019

It’s true; everything changes over the years, even Bingo! But change is good, and the latest news is that this year’s St. Patrick’s Day in Toronto is going to be the Bingo celebration of a lifetime. The crazy team at Bin...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

The Story Of How Bingo Found The Faith

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2019

Not everyone, especially those not involved in any way in the Catholic faith or church, realizes the close connection between Bingo and Catholicism. Bingo has for as long our collective memories serve, been played in Catholic parish halls...Read More

Bingo Super Fan Opens Buzz Bingo

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2019

Bingo’s success as one of the longest running games history can for the most part be put down to the commitment of its loyal fans; people who aren’t only passionate about playing the world’s most famous numbers game, but...Read More

Book Bingo Gets People Reading

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2019

Readers often tend to stick to the genres that they are familiar with. Many readers never deviate from the beaten path, but one library in downtown Duluth has found an exciting way to circumvent this tendency. They call it Book Bingo. Du...Read More

Why Bingo Makes For A Great Thesis

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2019

The answer to the question as to why Bingo makes for a great thesis is not so much complex, as what it is comprehensive. Bingo has a long and colorful past, and it’s hard to imagine that commercial Bingo was only legalized for the f...Read More

Lucky Player Wins $1 Million Bingo Prize

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

Imagine winning $1 million in a game of Bingo! For a lucky man from Mukwonago, simply known as David H., everyone’s ultimate fantasy recently became a reality when he struck gold on the All Star Bingo Wheel at the Potawatomi Hotel &...Read More

Bingo Seating Squabble Ends in Brawl

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2019

People tend to grow more difficult with age, and this is most probably because everyone tends to get more comfortable in their own skins, but that having been said, the last thing anyone would expect to see is two seniors going at each ot...Read More

Retired Professor Turns to Bingo Calling

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2019

Group activities like bingo are essential to keep the elder members of our society active, social and happy, but it isn’t necessarily easy for everyone to dive straight into it at first. However, one senior citizen in the US has war...Read More

Boost the Super Bowl Experience with Bingo

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2019

Bingo is one of those casino gambling games that is truly versatile in every respect. Having some friends over? Sit them down with some homemade cards and a few snacks and let the fun begin. Need to devise a last-minute birthday plan or c...Read More

British Bingo Industry Brings in Billions

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2019

Although bingo has taken a while to regain its status as an on-trend gaming option, that hasn’t stopped the industry in the UK from earning more than £1 billion a year. According to a recent report from research firm Midia, th...Read More

Tennessee To Legalize Bingo for Fundraisers

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2019

Officials in Tennessee, US have long been pushing for the legalization of bingo games and other gambling-related activities between state borders. Most recently, a proposed joint resolution in the state’ senate is seeking to legaliz...Read More

Restaurant Bingo Hits Instagram

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2019

It’s easy to see why bingo and social media are a match made in heaven. While the game is highly social in nature and also extremely versatile, websites like Facebook and Instagram have enough of a following to take the pastime to n...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

Bongo’s Bingo is Back At It in Newcastle, UK

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2019

As far as the UK bingo market is concerned, experts are convinced that Bongo’s Bingo has helped to keep the pastime alive. Before the action-packed event kicked off across the pond, Millennials had seemingly little to no interest ta...Read More

Michigan Woman’s $300k Super Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2019

Although bingo is known for delivering some huge wins, most players expect a few hundred dollars in prizes at best when they take a trip to their favorite local halls. However, this is a game that is always full of surprises, so it should...Read More

Bingo Player Calls for Support for Female Gamblers

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

An overwhelming majority of bingo players are able to have a healthy, normal relationship with their gambling game of choice. However, there is a small percentage that suffers from addiction, as with all gaming-related activities, and tho...Read More

Mobile Bingo’s 2018 Boom

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

Bingo is clearly here to stay. Online and mobile versions of the classic game have soared in popularity over the past few years, and mobile games in particular were unbelievably successful throughout the course of 2018. But why has mobil...Read More

Alberta’s Gaming Revenues On the Rise

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

Following two years of concerning revenue decline, gambling revenues in Alberta have managed to turn themselves around of late. Earnings grew by $4 million during the course of 2018, driven primarily by increased use of video lottery term...Read More

Britain Gets New Guidelines for Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2019

Statistics have made it clear that the popularity of bingo is soaring, both in Canada and across the pond in the UK, too. As many as 1.35 million Brits have enjoyed the game online or at a physical hall over the past month alone, promptin...Read More

The Evolution of Bingo Halls

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

Way back in the 1960s, bingo players used to select one day a week on their calendars to set aside for their favourite game. On this particular evening, they would disappear into a cloud of cigarette smoke to chat, socialize, and enjoy th...Read More

Bingo Calls And How They Came To Be

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2018

To anyone not familiar with land-based Bingo halls, Bingo calls may appear to be somewhat of a mystery. Or at least, at first. The game has been around for a very long time, and over the years, a whole new language has developed, complete...Read More

UK Bingo Hall Bans Player For Acts of Kindness

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2018

A kind-hearted mother living in the United Kingdom says that she has been banned from Mecca Bingo for life – twice – after trying to perform an act of kindness for visiting a homeless man. Sue Francis, the mum in question, go...Read More

UAE Launches Social Care Bingo Initiative

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2018

The UAE is doing its bit for elderly residents who qualify to retire in the region. A local healthcare provider has put together a social program involving Bingo, grooming services and day trips. The initiative forms part of the region&rs...Read More

The Biggest Bingo Records

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

There’s no denying the fact: Bingo is coming back in a big way. Despite concerns over dwindling participation numbers, the endeavours by operators and land-based businesses alike, are starting to pay off for the game that has stood ...Read More

Bingo And The Tech That Drives It Forward

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2018

The story of Bingo deserves more than just an honorable mention. The game truly has stood the test of time, having started out being played on the streets, then onward into Bingo halls all over the world, and after that, onto the online a...Read More

Why Britain’s Bingo Industry is Still Thriving

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

Despite the closure of more than a few of its land-based halls, Britain’s bingo industry is actually doing as well as ever. In fact, according to recent statistics featured in a Mirror Online article, the game has now surpassed the...Read More

Fun Christmas Party Bingo Ideas

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

The days when Bingo meant a gathering of the purple rinse brigade in old halls are so far in the distant past we can hardly remember them any longer. Bingo really has broken free from its associations with everything stuffy and boring and...Read More

Doctors Agree Bingo Promotes Mental Health

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

Doctors working in 11 of Canada’s Community Health Centres are starting to realise and implement what the gaming community has known all along: playing games is good for the mind and for the soul and the perfect antidote to loneline...Read More

Bingo Becomes a Lifesaver

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

Who would ever have thought that Bingo would one day be considered a form of therapy, and Bingo-night a worthy and effective alternative to a session at the therapist; the perfect antidote to suicide, even? Statistics show that men are mu...Read More

Turkey Bingo Tradition Kept Alive

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

Turkey Bingo is alive and going strong. Just ask anyone living in the Santa Ynez Valley area. The Thanksgiving holiday tradition has been around since 1913 and was instituted by the Hejls Minde 23 Chapter of the Danish Society of Dania of...Read More

UK Gives Land Based Bingo a Facelift

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2018

Downing Street, pork pies and Bingo. It really just doesn’t get any more British than that. All three are age-old traditions in British society, but one of the three is undergoing nothing short of a modern-day revolution. And no, it...Read More

Jam City Bingo Sets Up Shop in Toronto

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

Mobile entertainment giant Jam City revealed on November 28 that it has purchased Bingo Pop – one of the world’s leading mobile bingo games – from its developer, Uken Games. The seasoned team of the smash hit offering h...Read More

Player Posts Complaint About Bingo Canada

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2018

A player at local online gaming operator Bingo Canada (BC) recently approached the brand’s team with a complaint about the service she received at the website. According to the complainant, she had followed all of the website&rsquo...Read More

Miss North Carolina Hosts Hospital Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

oung hospital patients at the Vidant James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital had the privilege of playing a fun-filled game of bingo alongside local royalty on the afternoon of Monday, 26 November. Inside the hospital’s ...Read More

Potawatomi Players Hit a New Bingo Record

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

Last week, a new bingo record was set at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino over in Milwaukee, US. This record came in the form of an all-time high in terms of the number of winning cards revealed in a game, which was chalked up to being becau...Read More

Kinsmen Bingo TV Error Under Investigation

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2018

Live television is never a perfect science. Every now and again, a mistake is made, a reporter forgets their lines, or even a bingo ball gets lost amid the excitement! That is exactly what took place in Manitoba during a charity TV gamin...Read More

Ontario Gives Bingo a Boost

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

The government of Ontario has decided to invest over $645,000 into two digital economy programs in a bid to support local business ventures. The move is also intended to help to generate more innovation when it comes to gaming in the Nort...Read More

Buzz Bingo Aims to Attract ‘Ordinary’ Folk

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

Although it is the UK’s largest bingo club chain by far with more than 100 venues and a million active customers, Buzz Bingo remains fairly unknown. However, this might soon be about to change as the brand embarks on a quest to attr...Read More

IGT Electronic Bingo Comes to Canada

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14, it was officially announced that New York Stock Exchange-listed firm International Game Technology (IGT) (NYSE:IGT) had entered the Canadian electronic bingo market for the first time ever. Thanks to an exclusi...Read More

5 Must-See Bingo Halls Across the Globe

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

No matter where in the world you are, almost everyone has heard about bingo. This classic gambling game has transcended the barriers of age, location and time, becoming a favourite with people across the globe that enjoy social fun with...Read More

Playtech’s Age of the Gods Breaks Into Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

Premium iGaming software developer Playtech revealed earlier this year that it had brought its popular Age of the Gods suite to the bingo market thanks to the release of a fresh new online slot titled King of the Underworld. Making its d...Read More

Downtown Bingo Players Enjoy Veteran’s Day

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

Experts say that players can always judge the quality of an online casino or gaming website by the quality of the promotions it offers. Many top brands even take it a step further, offering special promotions in celebration or remembrance...Read More

How Bingo Jackpots Work

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

Ever wondered how bingo jackpots really work? We’ve all looked forward to winning them at action-packed game nights, but the inner workings of jackpot pools are actually more complex than most players would expect. The typical priz...Read More

Great Canadian Raised to ‘Buy’ Status

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

Great Canadian Gaming (GCG), Canada’s largest operator of bingo halls and other licensed casino gambling facilities, has recently been upgraded by TD Securities analysts from its prior ‘hold’ rating to a ‘buy&rsquo...Read More

Amendment 4 Passed by Missouri Voters

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

Missouri has long suffered from a lack of bingo volunteers due to unnecessarily strict laws that prevent would-be volunteers from serving until they had been a member of the establishment hosting the game for at least two years. However,...Read More

Your Most Unusual Bingo Questions Answered

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

If you’re a bingo fan, whether you’re seasoned or new to the industry, there are undoubtedly a few pressing questions about your favorite game that have been on your mind for a while. Of course, many folks avoid asking such qu...Read More

Bingo Night Brawls Result In New Rules

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2018

After countless incidents of players fighting over seats during its popular bingo nights, the Whitehorse Elks Lodge has cracked down with a whole new set of rules for its guests. Last month, the venue issued a brand new policy that essen...Read More

Exploring the UK’s Love Affair with Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

When you think of Britain there are a huge number of rather loveable stereotypes that come to mind. The Queen, horse riding in top hats and tails, the inviting warmth of a hot cup of tea, scones with jam and cream and Paddington Bear are ...Read More

Bingo: A Unique Educational Tool for Kids

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

Bingo might not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for a child-friendly educational game. However, countless experts are united in their opinion that the game can turn out to be a great learning aid for kids and adults ali...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

Aspire Launches Microgaming Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2018

Malta-headquartered online gambling platform Aspire Global has now officially taken content live in Denmark. The top-tier content, which includes the Isle of Man developer’s full suite of online bingo games, is now available for re...Read More

Side Games Make Online Bingo Even Better

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Whether you’re playing at your favorite or a licensed Canadian online casino, almost every offering you’ll find will come accompanied by a few action-packed side games. Some are offered to keep you entertained between draws, ...Read More

Bizarre Bingo Facts From Around the World

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2018

No matter where you go in the world, among all ages, creeds and genders. Of course, there are plenty of rumors and stereotypes about the classic game – but we’re here to provide you with some fun facts about your favorite pas...Read More

Senior Centers Going from Bingo to Tai Chi

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2018

Bingo and a meal have always been a firm favorite at senior centers. However, it can no longer be denied that the elderly adults of today are demanding much more from these establishments than just these classic staples to keep them enter...Read More

OLG Pays Out $36.9m in Non-Tax Q2 Revenues

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2018

Communities that host casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming facilities in Ontario have now received some impressive checks, courtesy of the . Last Friday, the Crown Corporation paid out its Q2 non-tax gaming revenue payments that came ve...Read More

Selkirk Seniors Settle Bingo Dispute

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2018

Residents at the Woodland Courts retirement facility in Selkirk, Manitoba, have recently had their Bingo games reinstated. They were shut down for almost a month by the Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (previously the L...Read More

Bingo’s Pros as a Charity Fundraising Tool

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2018

Bingo has been used to for about as long as the modern version of the game has been around! The pastime was first used for a charitable application when Pastor Charles H. Hagus approached Edwin S. Lowe, the inventor of the game, to ask f...Read More

Microgaming’s Bingo Coming to Betsson

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2018

Online gambling giant has reportedly signed an exclusive content deal with UK content supplier Microgaming. As a result, Betsson’s online gaming and betting platforms will soon offer the aforementi...Read More

Have Fun With Halloween Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2018

It’s that time of the year again! Fall is approaching fast, and fans of Halloween are already flocking to stores to stock up on pumpkins, spooky decor and the likes to celebrate the season. While it has been around for centuries, n...Read More

Scottish Bingo Night Ends in Chaos

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2018

A packed bingo hall in Fife, Scotland quickly became the scene of utter chaos. Some players were injured, some suffered panic attacks, and others were even arrested on the night of a particularly juicy prize being offered...Read More

Gala Completes Rebranding to Buzz Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2018

Gala Leisure, one of the UK’s largest bingo operators, has finally completed the rebranding of 103 of its land-based clubs to the new ‘Buzz Bingo’ brand. However, that’s not all th...Read More

Debunking Five of Bingo’s Biggest Myths

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2018

It’s a steadfast rule: if something out there is popular, there are bound to be myths surrounding it. This is, of course, true for bingo as well. From some people believing that they can ‘beat the system’ and get their h...Read More

Bingo Cheers Up Hurricane Michael Survivors

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

As the devastating category-4 hurricane, Hurricane Michael, made its way across Panama City early last Wednesday. Florida-Bama bingo caller Sam Morgan was working hard to keep local spirits high. Inside t...Read More

Our Top 5 Tips for Online Bingo Victories

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2018

Bingo, like almost all other casino games, boils down almost . Sadly, there are no ways to guarantee a juicy win in any game of chance – but don’t be discouraged! There are plenty of ways to boost your odds re...Read More

Missouri Proposes Changes to Bingo Laws

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2018

Representatives of two US-based groups have voiced their support for proposed changes to the constitutional laws that govern bingo in the state of Missouri. Back in May, the state’s General...Read More

Millennials Love Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

Traditionally, Bingo is portrayed as the universal pastime of little old ladies with blue rinses and overcoats. According to reports, a poll conducted recently in the UK proves the popular image is nothing but a bald-faced lie – a w...Read More

Ontario Bingo Hall Regulator to Monitor Cannabis Stores

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

Since 1998, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has kept a watchful eye over the Canadian province’s and bars. However, as of this month, it also has an additional market to oversee: the soon to be legalized marijua...Read More

Students Host Disability Awareness Deaf Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2018

A great time was enjoyed by all when Texas Tech Student Disability Services hosted its much-anticipated Deaf Bingo event last month. The game evening is part of the service’s annual Disability Awareness Week...Read More

Bingo to Beat Loneliness

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

The brain-boosting power of Bingo, as well as its versatility as a learning tool, is well known. What has not really been considered in much detail until now is its potential to aid physical and mental well-being, especially when it comes...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

Grocery Bingo Event a Smash Hit

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

A Northwest Missouri Students Activities Council held its biggest grocery bingo night ever in September, proving the game really can be used for just about anything, anywhere. So great was the attendance that the SAC ran out of cards 20 m...Read More

UK Bingo Giant Receives $5.2 Million Fine

Ben Hamill - September 29, 2018

Online bingo behemoth Stride Gaming is gearing itself up to pay out a massive fine of £4m (€4.5m/$5.2m). The regulatory penalty was imposed on the operator for what has been described as ‘complian...Read More

Land Based Casino Revenues Decrease Globally

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

Over the past year, financial profits for casinos across the globe have collectively been falling. Drastic decreases have been seen in many cases, and are seemingly a worldwide phenomenon, encompassing Europe, Asia, Austr...Read More

Bingo’s Weirdest & Most Wonderful Prizes

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2018

If you’re a , you’ll know that the prizes up for grabs aren’t always hefty wads of cash. In fact sometimes, halls have offered a variety of incredibly weird, wacky and bizarre prizes in lieu of traditional cash j...Read More

Nation 2 Nation Network Launches

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

The only First Nation-owned network platform in Canada has just launched its very first selection of white label brands. Names like Hello Bingo! and MonkeyDog Bingo now form part of the Nation 2 Nation (...Read More

US Bingo Hall Investigated for Theft

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Over in the US, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division has begun an in-depth investigation at the local Roseville Bingo Hall. The probe has come as a response to allegations of embezzle...Read More

Montreal Brewery Takes Over Bingo Hall

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

Montreal beer brewers Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs are reportedly planning their first microbrewery that will be open to the public for tastings. The new venue is set to open its doors this winter, and will be based in an interesting ga...Read More

Bingo Player Wins a Whopping $250k

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

On September 10, Gaming Arts announced that a lucky woman from Pennsylvania has won a hefty $250,000 jackpot while playing its Super Coverall Bingo game at Seneca Gaming and Entertainment in Salamanca, NY. The winner’s jackpot is th...Read More

Gaming Arts Headed for G2E

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2018

On Tuesday, 11 September, Gaming Arts revealed that it would soon debut its premium range of end-to-end solutions at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The top-rate event will be taking place from October 9 to 11 ...Read More

New Waterford Friday Bingo Games Cancelled

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

Chair of the Canadian-based New Waterford District Community Center, David Wilton, has revealed that his organisation’s once-popular bingo games are now costing the center thousands of dollars. Now, after suffering years’ wor...Read More

Bring Strangers Together with Icebreaker Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2018

Icebreaker bingo, also called people-bingo, is an invaluable way to get to know your peers in a fun-filled, action-packed game. It’s fun, it’s incredibly easy to organize, and it has the advantage of almost everyone already kn...Read More

Brilliant and Bizarre Bingo Superstitions

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2018

Superstitions are one of the oldest and most fascinating parts of human history. Whether or not we believe in them, millions around the world still believe in avoiding walking under open ladders or crossing the street in the path of a bla...Read More

Bingo Fan Turns 107 in Style

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

Whenever one of their players hits the 100-year-old milestone, the Simi Valley-based Knights of Columbus Council #5803 gifts them with completely free bingo games for the rest of their lives. For local resident Hilda Corcon, this means th...Read More

Canada’s Armed Forces Turn to Bingo to Relax

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2018

Over the past couple of months, over 250 members of the Canadian Armed Forces have travelled to Senegal on their way to Mali. Easily spotted by their Maple Leaf shoulder patches and their special blue uniforms, the soldiers have bravely e...Read More

Wampanoag Tribe To Open New Bingo Hall

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2018

The gambling division of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) recently revealed that it will be partnering with an Oklahoma-based Native American gaming business to open up a new bingo hall in Aquinnah. The new partner in the ventu...Read More

Online Bingo Hits UK Halls Hard

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2018

With the many thousands of games now available on the Internet, traditional land based bingo halls across the pond in the UK are continuing to take a dive. The legacy of the iconic pastime first began during the 1500’s, . Later, th...Read More

Popular Bingo Brand Reports 41% Profit Decline

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2018

Major iGaming operator The Rank Group has been quick to develop a turnaround plan after revealing concerning profit drops of 41% in a recent report. Stricter security checks on bettors and slumps in numbers of bingo and casino customers h...Read More

Dating Site Makes Breakups Fun with Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2018

Bingo is a game that has always been known for having a , having brought together thousands of new friends and like-minded enthusiasts over the years. However, a brand new iteration has incorporated an unexpected emotional stance as well,...Read More

Music Bingo Gets Oldies Jiving

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2018

For almost twenty years now, Sean Gorman has been working overtime to refresh the atmosphere of pubs, lounges and bars in the Lower Island. His primary goal is to attract more sales with strategically selected pieces of music, which he fi...Read More

Overhauling Traditional Bingo Calls

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2018

Tinder dates, Little Mix, and eyebrows ‘on fleek’ are helping bingo players towards that coveted full house. Mecca Bingo, the UK’s foremost bingo giant, has decided to give its calls a fresh new twist with modern rhyming...Read More

NY Bingo Caller Charged with Fraud

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2018

According to a brand new report from CBS News, a bingo caller at the Yorktown Jewish Center in Yorktown, New York has now been arrested on charges of fraud. The scandal took place at a synagogue based in Westchester County, where the susp...Read More

Anime Bingo Cards Go Viral

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2018

Bingo is one of the most commonly played casino games in the world, present in some form or another in virtually every country. However, the new trend sweeping the Internet is bingo with a special twist. Created by anime fans, this new f...Read More

How Bingo Bounced Back

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2018

Bingo games have enjoyed an extraordinary resurgence in popularity of late, going from a pastime enjoyed almost exclusively by the elderly, to one in which players of all age groups take part, win prizes, make friends, and have fun. The f...Read More

Investment Fraud Learning Made Fun With Moneywise Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

Connie Lawson, the Secretary of State for Indiana, recently played host to a Bingo evening with a fun twist aimed at educating its participants. Lawson was lecturing about investment fraud at the Zionsville American Legion Building with h...Read More

Top 5 Reasons You Should Play Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2018

Bingo is one of the most popular games in the world. Its legacy stretches back a long way, and, amazingly, it still remains extremely popular to this very day. In fact, it is more popular than it has ever been, with the rise of digital ve...Read More

NFL Titans Star Tackles Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2018

Laurence Gibson, Offensive Tackle for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, does not have much experience with Bingo. But he nonetheless delighted the residents of Landon Ridge, an Assisted Living and Memory-Care facility in Kingwood, Texas, ...Read More

Winning Bingo Tips and Tricks

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2018

Although there isn’t much you can do to change, or affect, the randomness of the numbers drawn, there are some tips and tricks that can improve your chances of a win the next time you play Bingo online. Bear in mind, however, that i...Read More

The Biggest Bingo Wins Ever

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

To those who do not play it, Bingo looks like a tame game for little old ladies who want to win enough money for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake. After winning more than a collective $15 million, 5 of the biggest jackpot winners wou...Read More

Delta Bingo Gaming Pays $5 Million to Charities

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2018

The Delta Monte Carlo Gaming Sponsors Association held its annual general meeting on July 19 2018, at the Gale Centre on Thorold Street in Niagara Falls. At this important event, Delta Bingo Gaming (DBG) presented the Association with a s...Read More

Fascinating Facts About the Game of Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2018

Bingo is as interesting to learn about as it is to play, thanks to its rich and colorful history. The game was traditionally played at land-based halls for decades, where it can still be enjoyed today. More modern variations include the m...Read More

Bingo’s Technological Evolution

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2018

There’s no denying that bingo has come along way since its inception in the 1930’s. Traditionally enjoyed on a large scale in dedicated halls, the future of bingo now seems to lie in the realm of the Internet thanks to the emerg...Read More

Parents Blessed with Two ‘Bingo Babies’

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2018

Heart-warming stories are always par for the course when it comes to bingo. From funding charities to helping those in need, winnings have often worked miracles – and yet another lovely story has now emerged, this time focused on a ...Read More

Lottery Casino Games

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2016

Lottery type games have entertained humans since pre-historic times. Anthropologists and archaeologists have found ample evidence of lottery-type gambling activities that date back thousands of years in almost every area of the world. Thr...Read More

The Welcome at All Jackpots Casino is $1600 and 150 Free Spins

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2016

There are 700 Games at All Jackpots Casino Including Progressive Jackpots

All Jackpots Casino was established in 2000. It is one of the premier online casinos featuring more than 700 great games devel...Read More

The Welcome at All Jackpots Casino is $1600 and 150 Free Spins

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2016

There are 700 Games at All Jackpots Casino Including Progressive Jackpots

All Jackpots Casino was established in 2000. It is one of the premier online casinos featuring more than 700 great games deve...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