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National Bingo Day 27th June 2023


‘NATIONAL BINGO DAY’ returns for the third year!National_bingo_day_logo

National Bingo Day is back again – On Tuesday 27th June 2023 the bingo industry will be joining forces to celebrate the great game of bingo. 

Following the success of the last two years, operators from both retail and online will be coming together again for the love of the game and everything that makes it special, wherever it is played.  This year promises to be the best yet!

Miles Baron CEO The Bingo Association said: 

“We are delighted once again to be celebrating National Bingo Day with both online and retail operators. It is positive to see the whole industry coming together again for the love of bingo. National Bingo Day gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate whilst also giving our customers a chance to win special prizes.”


Bingo Facts

  • Bingo is older than you think 

Bingo’s origins are believed to date from 1530, in Italy, where it began life as a lottery called ‘Il Gioco del Lotto d’Italia’. From there you can trace its path roughly as a favourite of the French aristocracy, where it was known as ‘Le Lotto’, before finally arriving on British shores, via America.

  • The Biggest Bingo Wins

John Orchard won £5.9 million in 2012 (online – Butlers Bingo)
Anne Marie Farrar won £3.4 million in 2015 (online – Iceland Bingo)
Soraya Lowell won £1,1 million in 2008 (in club – the National Bingo Game)

  • Bingo remains one of the UK’s most popular leisure activities

Eight per cent of the UK population play bingo – 10% of all women and 5% of all men, with over 3 million people playing regularly in the UK (at least twice a week)

  • Bingo’s not just for grannies

Many people think that bingo’s mainly played by older adults, but they’re wrong! In fact, over one third of online bingo players actually fall within the 25-34 age bracket, with the average age of land based players bingo a little higher.

  • Bingo Boosts the Brain

Playing bingo can keep the mind in trim researchers have found at Southampton University. Similar studies at Harvard University showed social activities, such as playing games like bingo are just as important and good for your health as physical exercise.

  • We Run The World (Girls)

Exactly as Beyonce put it in her hit single, the bingo world is female space with 
70% of customers being women

  • Get out of the house to shout HOUSE!

The most common reasons for playing bingo are because it’s fun, exciting and offers the chance to meet fiends and socialise.

  • Celebs love bingo! 

Catherine Zeta Jones can thank bingo for her career after her dad won enough to afford to send her to theatre school; Robbie Williams has been known to drop into his local club and played bingo with Daryl Hannah in his music video for Feel. Other celebrity fans include Denise Van Outen, Scott Mills. Bingo is also played by Kylie, Cher Lloyd, Elle MacPherson and Take That.

  • A great start to your career

Bingo offers lots of different types of jobs, in club and online, with many offering flexibility in relation to location and hours: no shortage of celebrities got their start in bingo calling including Simon from boy band Blue, East Ender’s Shane Richie, Russell Crowe, Kian from West Life and Chris Tarrant.

To celebrate National Bingo Day there will be a host of exclusive games, events, activities, and promotions taking place in clubs and online in the week leading up to the day itself on Tuesday 27th June.

You can also find out more about National Bingo Day by visiting or by following on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

All participating bingo clubs and sites are licensed in the UK under the Gambling Act 2005. Individual games and promotions run in support of National Bingo Day are subject to each individual licensed operator’s Terms and Conditions. To join in all players must be 18 or over and should always play responsibly. For further information please visit        

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