This Sunday, 27th June marks the start of a new officially recognised celebration in the UK – for the first time ever, bingo fans can celebrate their favourite game on National Bingo Day.
Despite this classic game of chance originating in the USA, bingo is now a british institution that is associated with our culture. Following the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing lockdowns, there has been significant disruption in the industry and direct impact on the bingo lovers community.
With bingo halls being shut or restricted for a prolonged period of time, players were unable to come together and enjoy the event on a larger scale like before. National Bingo Day aims to rekindle that spark of fun, community-shared entertainment. Urging both experienced and new players to join the celebration, many operators, both online and in land-based bingo halls, are hosting events.
One of such big names in the gaming industry, Pragmatic Play, is offering free games during 25th-27th June alongside its’ major partners. This will kick off with a free £1,000 bingo game on the first day, alongside over £100 to use with free games in the 80-ball room between 2-3pm. Supported by PlayOJO, Butlers Bingo and Lottoland, this promotion will be available across the whole network.
Ezgi Erturk, Head of Bingo for Pragmatic Play, said: “We are massively excited to join in the fun and celebrations of National Bingo Day, along with our partners and all those involved in bingo, both online and in the clubs. What better way to celebrate than lots of free bingo, something we know will be eagerly received by players, and available across our network”.
Other bingo club chains are also joining in through social media awareness posts, such as Buzz Bingo’s National Bingo Day promotion with a chance to win £100 Buzz Bingo vouchers, upon retweeting the post and getting lucky through random selection. Online Bingo sites like MrQ are also having promotions over the weekend, so it’s worth checking your favourite out.
Bingo fans are truly a community like no other, and with an emotive urge to share this highly social event, this celebration is a much-needed reminder of one of the most-loved forms of entertainment in the country.