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7 Things Only Bingo Players Will Understand

Excitement, joy, anticipation… you’d never think those harmless little bingo games could spark off so many emotions. But there’s so much more to a game than meets the Kelly’s Eye, as players will know from bingo halls across the nation. If you love a good bit of bingo then you probably know just what we’re talking about with some of these…

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Can I Trust Online Bingo Sites? What You Need to Know

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Unfortunately, inadequate bingo sites are rife across the internet. The worst offenders often have poor security and insecure payment methods, which can result in bingo players having their personal information compromised.

Do you know what to look out for before joining a bingo site? To help you find the best of the best, we have compiled some of the most important things you should look out for before choosing a bingo site.
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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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How to Host a Bingo Night at Home

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Next time you can’t get out to play this fun game in a club, why not host a bingo night at home? Armed with some great food, your cosiest clothes and even a drink or two, it can be just as much fun (if not more so!) as ordering in a takeaway and sticking on a film.

So, what are you waiting for? Pull on your slippers, get out the snacks and crank up the music: we’re going to tell you how to host your very own bingo night at home!

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Secret Santa Bingo Card

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time for that yearly tradition… Secret Santa! It’s always the same: someone forgets and rushes out for a last minute purchase, and there’s fake smiles as people pretend to like their gifts! Tick off the clichés below in our Secret Santa Bingo…

Download your bingo card here.

 

Secret Santa Bingo Card

 

Christmas Illusions – Can you spot the bingo balls?

As it’s the season of goodwill, we’ve designed some sneaky illusions that are sure to bamboozle the most eagle-eyed puzzler. All you have to do is spot the bingo balls hidden among some well-known Christmas items: simple, right? No-Ho-Ho!

You’ll have to search through big shiny baubles and crowds of Christmas trees to find the eye-shy balls. There’s four puzzles in total, each as mind-boggling as the last, so take a deep breath, grab the glühwein, and keep your eyes peeled. Yule love them!

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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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How Well Do You Know Online Bingo Lingo?

Online bingo conversations can sometimes look like a whole other language. But while keyboard abbreviations and bingo slang can be confusing at first, it can be infectious once you know how!

How well do you know your online bingo lingo? Test your knowledge using our quiz, below!

 

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Bingo around the World

It’s easy to imagine that bingo has been around for more than a few decades. In fact, different variations of the much-loved game have been played for nearly five hundred years!

Invented in Italy during the 16th century, bingo has grown to become a world-wide phenomenon that’s played in many different formats.

Here’s a run-down of how the game has evolved across the world.
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