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How to play bingo: a bingo guide for beginners

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Bingo dates back as far as the 1500’s where there are examples of a game called ‘beano’ which saw players mark off numbers on their cards against those drawn from a sack.

While technology has moved on just a little bit since then, the principle of the game is largely the same. In bingo, you cross off the numbers on your cards – or tickets – as they are called out.

If you’re new to the game and want to learn how to play bingo, read on! If you’ve read enough and want to get started – go play bingo now!

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Love Island Bingo Card

Just when you thought Love Island couldn’t get any better, up pops a game to make it that much juicier!

Simply pull up our Love Island Bingo Card on your phone when 9pm hits and wait patiently as the clichés come rolling in – ahem – “factor 50 thick” and fast.

Let’s see what’s going down in the villa…

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How to Host a Bingo Fundraiser

Whether at your local church or sports hall, fundraising events are great for bringing people together. Not only do they get neighbours talking, they also make huge differences to those who need it most.

So, to celebrate this Fundraising Week (21st-25th May), we’ve fused together our two favourite things: community fun and lots of BINGO. To see how you can host your own bingo fundraiser, work through the following steps – you’ll be the queen of your community in no time!

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Which Type of Bingo Player Are You?

Mecca Bingo Updates its Bingo Calls for 2018

January is well and truly underway and, after a heady festive period, it is now the perfect time to take a breather, step back, and start afresh.

That’s why we, at Mecca Bingo, have decided to offer a whole host of activities to our members. Not only are we introducing Thirsty Thursdays and Foodie Fridays promotions all throughout January, we are also welcoming in the new year with a fresh batch of bingo calls for selected clubs.

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How to Play 75, 80 & 90-Ball Bingo: A Guide

It’s your first time playing online bingo and you are poised for play. You are presented with three options: 75 ball, 80 ball, or 90 ball bingo. The big question, of course, is where do you start?

It all depends on your preference of play. For instance, if you’re a fast-paced gamer, you may want to give 75-ball bingo a try. If longer games with larger jackpots are more your style, then 90-ball bingo could be for you.

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Becoming a Bingo Chat Host

If online bingo is in your blood, then a job as a bingo chat host could be your calling.

When you play with Mecca Bingo, you will likely spot the great work our Chat Moderators (CMs) do in the online bingo forums. If their friendly approach inspires you to join our trusty team of Chat Moderators (also known as “CHs”, short for “Chat Host”), you’ll be pleased to know it couldn’t be easier to follow in their footsteps – all you need is an understanding of our rules, as well as a knack for great customer service.

Interested in making the move from player to moderator? See what it takes to become a Mecca Bingo chat host, below.

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Bingo Etiquette & Rules | What You Need to Know

Bingo halls and online bingo chat rooms are exciting places for both veterans and newcomers alike. Whether it’s the big money prizes or exciting atmosphere that entices you, there is plenty to look forward to at Mecca Bingo.

However, while we do want our customers to enjoy their games, there are a few rules we expect players to abide by. Don’t worry, they’re not strict; we simply want to make sure our games go as smoothly as possible.

Once you know all the rules, bingo is simple. Get started by browsing the basic bingo etiquette we use in our Mecca Bingo halls and chat rooms.

Here are the common bingo rules we use in our halls and online.
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