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Let's not forget the excitement and unique atmosphere of land-based bingo halls, even if we do like internet games best! These busy places are where the fun happens, new friendships are made and amazing prizes won. They are in no way endangered establishments and you can bet there's a lot to know and learn about bingo halls on a daily basis. Want to know more about high street clubs, retail bingo, who won the largest jackpot ever and where? Come here to find out!

£25k Banbury Gala Bingo Club Win

Since the age of 18, 52-year-old Diana Marlow can be found at Banbury's Gala Bingo every Sunday. In fact, her entire family, mum, dad and sister, are also bingo players. Through the years, she's won several times but the largest was £1,200 - until now. As most of us know, link games...

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New and Improved National LIVE Bingo Game

Originally launched on July 28, 2014, the National LIVE bingo game has become a fast favorite among bingo players. Additionally, as of January 29th, the games has seen quite an impressive series of big wins, paying out more than £22,700,000 in prize cash to players. Furthermore, as of February 6th, an...

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Mecca Bingo High Street Clubs Begin Expansion of Games with Playtech

Over the last couple of years, Mecca Bingo high street clubs have welcomed a new addition to their brand, with the launch of Mecca Max tablets, allowing players to enjoy an easier gaming process. As a result of their success, and large amount of player interest, the brand has decided to provide more content to become accessible via the Mecca Max tablets. At th...

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Bingo Hall Shooting Leaves One Man Dead - Pro or Anti-Gun Policy?

There are strong opinions on gun control in the United States. On side of the fence are those that oppose guns feeling it would escalate the epidemic of shootings taking place across the country as anger and impulse would cause a trigger happy public. On the other hand, the pro 'conceal and carry' group say it would reduce violence and the number of shootings...

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Skegness Bingo Hall Pays Out Over £32K

A Skegness bingo hall, owned by Majestic Bingo Limited, the UK's third-largest operator of retail bingo, is on a serious roll with paying out its patrons. In fact, the facility has awarded over £32,000 in a period of just two weeks. In particular, two individuals have been lucky enough to score impressive pots while playing National Live at the Roman Bank Bingo...

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Rave Party Turns into a Combat Zone at Mecca Bingo London

Saturday night was anything but ordinary at the Mecca Bingo hall located on Burnt Oak Broadway on Saturday night as an illegal rave was in progress. Police arrived at a large crowd of 700 youths - 500 inside the building, 20 on the roof and about 200 outside partaking in what is called a 'squat rave'. It was organized on Snapchat as he Summer Skankout...

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Pokémon Go Craze Spreads to Mecca Bingo

You probably live under a rock if you haven't heard of the latest app, developed by Niantic, for iOS and Android devices, Pokémon Go. It has taken the world by storm, breaking records along the way, even earning the title as 'Most downloaded app in the first week' ever. The app was first released to select countries on July 6th. It has now opened up to a wide...

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Parais Bingo Club Celebrates Patron's 100th Birthday

Last Monday, July 11th, Minnie Rudderham of the UK, got an unexpected birthday celebration from Palais Bingo to ring in her 100th birthday. Born in Retford, Minnie's family relocated to Worksop when she was five, and she has resided there ever since. The management team of the hall, located on Newcastle Avenue, welcomed Minnie's friends and family, and decked...

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Gala Bingo Nightmare

Marie Calder, from Moston, a woman attacked with her son in front of Gala Bingo in January 2014, has recently spoken out about the frightening experience. To recap the incident, which specifically took play on January 12th, 2014, Marie had been waiting outside of the bingo hall for her son, Scott, to give her cash to play, and when he arrived, shots fired soon fo...

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Gala Bingo Awards Big Jackpot to Unsuspecting Player

Sometimes the best things happen at the most unexpected of moments. That's exactly how it happened for Karl Hemstedt, 37, residing in Clacton, England. After reluctantly agreeing to head to the local Gala Bingo hall with his wife, Hannah, he managed to strike it big in no time at all. After just a short time in the facility, Karl snagged a massive pot, amounti...

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Gruesome Animal Discovery Behind Gala Bingo Hall

How you treat an animal says a lot about your character. Cruelty to animals should serve the same kind of punishment it does on cruelty to another human being. A decapitated cat was found behind a bingo hall in Dundee. The heinous crime was found by a staff member of the Range, just one door down from Gala Bingo Hall in the Stack Leisure Park. Manager of th...

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A Final Farewell to Bingo Caller Icon Kim Waller

Known locally as the famous bingo caller, classy dresser and a familiar name on Hessle Road; Kim Walker. She fought a long struggle with emphysema and passed away at 58 years of age. On February 25th a funeral was held at St Andrew's Church. Mourning came so show their final respects as the horse drawn carriage carrying Mrs. Wallers coffin made its way through...

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Bingo Back on the Rise in the UK

The BBC recently reported that the popularity of bingo is back on the rise with some exciting things to come in a new 1,000 seat bingo club scheduled to open this month in Southampton. The new club concept is designed to attract a younger demographic while not losing the interest of diehard traditional bingo players. The new trend in bingo across the UK is...

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Playtech Games Available in Mecca Bingo Halls

Mecca Bingo Halls just gotten better. We are all familiar with the name Mecca that is popular across the UK and made its way into the online bingo industry. A new launch of the omni-channel solution with Playtech ONE is now available across all Mecca Bingo halls. The handheld devices 'Mecca Max' are available to players while playing Bingo. Playtech is a softw...

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Illinois Lottery Must Agree on Budget to Pay Out Lottery Winnings

The state of the Illinois state lottery restrictions on lottery pay-outs has gotten worse as cap of $600 has been placed payments and state Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger revealed that the state will miss a $560 million pension payment in November. The state budget has been a source of contention and an approval is required before any money may be spent....

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Interest in Gala Coral Bingo Clubs Grows

The selling price for Gala Coral's 132 bingo clubs is said to be GBP 250 million and British media says there is significant buyer interest. In addition to the management buy-out offer led by Gala Bingo managing director Simon Wykes, there are reports that the German Gauselmann Group is interested as are private companies Bridgepoint, Risk Capital Partners an...

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Gala Coral 68 Bingo and Casino Properties

As part of the process to sell its retail business, Gala Coral sells 60 Bingo properties and 8 casinos with its property subsidiary Propco Three Limited (Propco). Propco sold 47 bingo properties to M&G Investments and an additional 5 are soon to be sold for a consideration of GBP 173.4 million. Gala Retail has signed leases to rent properties to M&G Investm...

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Spanish Bingo Games Boost North Las Vegas Casino Business

A North Las Vegas casino is expanding its offering with bingo in Spanish. Bingo Lotería launched at Lucky Club about one month ago. 'The Latin community is a very important segment based on the location,' said Seth Schorr, owner of Lucky Club. 'Locals casinos generally market to people who live within two miles, and based on the location of the Lucky...

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Leisure and Resorts World Corporation to Expand Bingo Business

The online gambling industry in the Philippines will see changes in the market after the announcement from the Leisure and Resorts World Corporation that it has acquired Digiwave Solutions, an online operator for PAGCOR. Premiere Horizon Alliance, the owners of Digiwave, accepted LRWC's offer of approximately $14 million and once shareholder approval is obtain...

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Do Clothes Make the Bingo Club?

Let's talk about land based bingo and our impressions of them, specifically the appearance of the employees. Often times while playing bingo in an American bingo hall, staff dons their favorite t-shirt and jeans which doesn't give the best impression nor distinguish them from the rest of the player. Now, visit a bingo club in the UK and it's an entirely different...

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