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Bingo Popularity in the UK

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:

  • Jade Jagger
  • Bianca Jagger
  • Damon Hill
  • Emma Bunton of the Spice Girls
  • Helen Chamberlain
  • U2's Bono
  • Kym Marsh
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Keith Chegwin
  • Jack Ryder
  • Elle MacPherson
  • Robbie Williams
  • Kenny Dalglish
  • Paul Gascoigne
  • Denise van Outen
  • Kerry Katona
  • Phil Taylor
  • Chris Evans

Of course, you don't need to be in the UK or be a celebrity to play online bingo. You can even play a free game if you don't want to risk your money.

Matthew Richardson - Associate Editor

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