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Is the Pub Bingo Game at Risk?

Playing Bingo in pubs appears to be a complicated business, especially if it is a high stakes style. In the UK there are laws that control gambling, the important one being the Gambling Act 2005 that is being used to apparently block one attempt to bring Bingo into pubs.

The case of Greene King is an interesting one as it opens up the complicated nature of Bingo and gambling and how the law can apply to such forms of entertainment in pubs. While lenient in some respects, if there is evidence that it could “facilitate” gambling, then it is likely to cause a problem.

When it comes to gambling there has to be controls, that is understandable. We have to know our limits, and even Bingo has to be played with an element of control. It is understandable that the law can block such uses of the game, but should it be more flexible?

Who Plays Bingo in 2016?

You just have to look at the television to see the resurgence of Bingo as a pastime. One thing we often see in these adverts though is a female dominated form of entertainment that men don’t really take part in. Is this an old stereotype though?

It seems it maybe, especially with the rise of online Bingo. What we tend to forget is that Bingo is actually fun, and the fact that it doesn’t challenge the player too much makes it all the more interesting. It seems these days that men are just as likely to play a quick game of bingo on their mobile phones than women.

Bingo has also turned into something of a social phenomenon, and is seen as a good night out. While sometimes we see Bingo put on screen showing old people playing it in retirement homes, the truth is there has been plenty of innovation in this form of entertainment to liven things up. Add some music and freshen up the way the game is called, and suddenly things a lot more interesting.

Bingo Revealed: The 24hr Bingo Dashboard

Imagine having all of the best and most up-to-date bingo information available at your fingertips! That’s what Wink Bingo has created with their newest release, the 24hr Online Bingo Dashboard. Wink Bingo has teamed up with some of the best in the industry to bring bingo players like you live stats that you’ll have to see to believe. From tracking the biggest paydays to following all of the modern trends, the bingo dashboard gives you a peak behind the scenes of the bingo world and what makes it tick.

Through partnerships with over half a dozen different bingo reporting sites including Bingo Reviewer, Bingo Trivia, Gambling Commission and Who Plays Bingo, the bingo dashboard always features the freshest and most current information. All of the data is updated every 24 hours, providing you with executive level bingo secrets that in previous years would’ve cost companies a fortune to have access to!

Bingo by the Numbers

Wild Party Bingo: The world’s most social bingo app

Wild Party Bingo is the latest Bingo app to offer something the gaming world has never seen before. Known as the ‘world’s most social bingo game’, the app aims to make online bingo more interactive, fast-paced and exciting. The app’s creators, Asylum Labs, understand that in the ‘real world’, bingo is a highly sociable game and the company decided to integrate this concept into its online equivalent. As such, Asylum Labs’ philosophy is clear and simple: everything is more fun with friends – a key attraction of club bingo.

There’s no ‘I’ in team

Wink Bingo Launches Content-Rich Winkly Magazine

Wink Bingo, the UK’s leading online bingo provider, recently launched Winkly Magazine, a digital publication devoted to bingo enthusiasts. Their flourishing magazine is packed with unique, informative and instructional content that can benefit players of all levels.

Mecca 40 Year Anniversary

Dedicated Mecca Bingo employee Marilyn Hanrahan celebrates 40 years of service 

A dedicated Mecca Bingo employee from the Sale Mecca club is celebrating 40 years of service this month.
Marilyn Hanrahan started her career with Mecca Bingo in 1975, where she began her journey through the company. Marilyn is now a Senior Assistant and has had the pleasure of watching Mecca Bingo grow and change over the past 40 years.A favourite memory for Marilyn is the last grand opening at Mecca Bingo in Sale, as she fondly remembers all her colleagues and customers were “singing and dancing all day and night.”
Marilyn commented: “There have been a lot of changes over the years, especially the changes in food and Mecca Bingo did not have waitresses back when I started.

The Amusement Industry's EAG International 2016 Exhibition

Peter White chats to Karen Cook Owner Swan Events 

 

With the countdown to EAG 2016 is very much underway how was the 2015 earlier this year?

Preparations for EAG 2016 are progressing well and the outlook is for another significant event. EAG 2016 occupies its traditional dates in the calendar taking place will take place from 12th-14th January.

EAG International is now an established event in a mature market attracting buyer and specifiers from all over the world.  As you would expect the UK represents a large section of the audience but EAG is exceptional in attracting over 25% of buyers from some 60 countries around the world. After the UK, the countries with most visitors were Italy, Republic of Ireland, France, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Greece, Netherlands but we welcome guests from as far afield as Iceland, Korea and even the Faroe Islands.

‘What’s new’ for the 2016 show?

Why players choose to play online bingo?

Over the last decade, online bingo has defensibly gained much more popularity than the traditional bingo halls. This industry is solely worth millions in the UK and is expected to encounter an exploding growth in the near future.

Here we have some justifiable reasons on why online bingo has been so enticing for all the players around the globe. The reasons can vary from player to player, depending on their preferences.This modern bingo allow the players to access or play a game from their own conveniences and even on the move. These benevolent changes makes it quite evident for everyone to prefer and enjoy online bingo.

Another favorable reason behind the player’s willingness to play online bingo is the social aspect attached to it. They get to meet and connect with a lot of like minded people and make some new friends throughout this bingo journey.

Variety Fund Raising

Bingo Industry Unites for Golden Hearts fund raising challeng

All the Independent clubs have now received their fund-raising packs, which include balloons, collection tins, Gold Hearts to sell, and a list of Challenge Events they can take part in as well as a leaflet with lots of fund-raising activities on.

Gala and Mecca will be joining the rest of the industry in fund-raising early September, in the meantime Carlton have kicked off their activity. From 16th March for one week Carlton held a number of co-ordinated events across clubs including free games and draws and staff sponsored events which helped raise over £6,000 in the first week.

Mecca Doncaster colleague celebrates royal success at fundraising event

HRH The Princess Royal rewards charity champion

Local Mecca Doncaster team leader, Lucy Coy, is celebrating after being named regional charity champion for Yorkshire and the Humber, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, for her contributions towards charity Carers Trust.

The event, held at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, celebrated the whopping £500,000 raised for the charity in the last year. The partnership between the charity and The Rank Group Plc, which owns Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, began in February 2014 and saw clubs take part in a host of different activities to raise much-needed funds.

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