Bingo is becoming extremely popular in the UK in tradional bingo parlors and online. More people attend Bingo parlors than soccer matches in a year. Most bingo outings are social gatherings, and usually include eating dinner and and drinking beer as part of the festivities.
Second in popularity only to the lottery, is the National Bingo Game, which is played throughout the UK on every day except Christmas, with prizes reaching as high as GBP £500,000. National Bingo has reduced the use of nicknames in calling and uses an electronic verification system for winners to allow the game to go faster. An average game of UK Bingo lasts less than 5 minutes.
Once considered the domain of old ladies, bingo in the UK attracts many celebrities, including:
Matthew Richardson - Associate Editor