National Bingo Day Comes to the United Kingdom


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Similar to Halloween that has been adopted by the Brits; the National Bingo Day has influenced the Bingo community in the UK. When this festival was invented several years ago in the US, it is now officially coming to this sovereign state.

In fact, with the 60th anniversary of Mecca Bingo; this leading operator of bingo halls wants to mark the occasion by celebrating this great event. Happening on June 27th, National Bingo Day is supported by the Bingo Association as well as Mecca Bingo and Buzz Bingo. Here are more details about this brilliant bingo event!

Bingo, a National Treasure

The bingo game appeared in Italy around the mid-1500s and at that time this game was known as ‘Il Gioco del Lotto’. Later, bingo’s popularity spread in France where it was called ‘Le Lotto’, and then, in the 18th century, the British adopted this game of pure chance.

Since Bingo has become an important part of British culture, this game is considered a national treasure. Actually, more than 5 million people play this social game making it one of the most popular hobbies in the UK. The fans will be delighted because this bingo festival is coming to this country.

The licensed land-based and non GameStop bingo operators listed at are invited to register their interest in supporting and celebrating the event. Those who sign-up will be added to a mailing list and depending on the plans, they can be engaged to support the program and activation on the celebration day.

A Special Day to Celebrate Bingo

Celebrated in the US, National Bingo Day is currently recognized in the UK. Actually, for several years, this event has seduced the British bingo enthusiasts, and now, their dream comes true as they can formally celebrate it on June 27th. As stated by Miles Baron, Chief Executive of the Bingo Association, the BA and the National Bingo Game are pleased to participate in National Bingo Day to celebrate the game of bingo that everyone loves.

The BA and the teams from Buzz and Mecca work together to celebrate this special day by assigning tasks to help with the coordination, marketing and PR. They work alongside operators from the brick and mortar clubs and online platforms by making sure that this event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of bingo in the best interest of the entire sector. This CEO also affirmed that all ideas are welcome because this is a favourable time to stand out on this social game and create loads of fun.

Peter Brigden, Chief Retail Officer of Buzz Bingo added that this remarkable day is the better way to celebrate the return of bingo to the towns than with a national day. It’s high time the nation became crazy about bingo again and the whole sector is hoping to embrace this game.

Mecca’s Head of PR & Content, Catherine Warrilow also stated that with the arrival of the National Bingo Day in the UK, they are proud to be a part of the campaign. This is the year that bingo is at the top of everyone’s list. Catherine Warrilow expressed optimism that this special day will be a real benefit for the whole sector.

What is Planned for National Bingo Day?

Nothing is planned at this stage but over the coming weeks, the details will be released. One thing is for sure, the bingo operators are expected to go big on this event. Nevertheless, the expected initial campaign details include different competitions, quizzes, and freebies. The celebrity surprise guests and the chat host games are also promised to the participants.

Obviously, the free bingo sessions online with various prizes are the activities that motivate people to participate in this great event. The invitation to participate is open to all licensed operators in the venues and digital to support this celebrating day by registering at the National Bingo Day website.

However, everyone who wants to get involved is invited to the National Bingo Day website. The Mecca Bingo, Buzz Bingo, and Bingo Daily have already signed up but they need the support of the others. Hurry up and register now! Don’t miss this special event!

Audrey Throne
Audrey Throne
Audrey Throne has an ongoing affair with the words that capture readers’ attention. Her passion for writing dates back to her pre-blogging days. She loves to share her thoughts related to business, technology, health and fashion.


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