Bingo has a rich tradition in the UK, with gaming halls in all the major cities and along the coast. It might have a reputation for being an old people’s game, but that’s a misconception bingo’s deservedly losing. I’ve started seeking it out almost everywhere I go, and I wanted to share the reasons why.
In the middle of a chaotic trip to Newcastle, I was searching for off-beat activities with my group of friends. We’d been pubbing and clubbing the night before, and seen, frankly, the same entertainments possible in any major city. It looked like we were set to do it all again when I spotted a bright bingo hall looming in the distance. I suggested we give it a go, framing it as a joke because I didn’t think the idea would go down too well with the others. Personally, though, I was all for it.
I’m pretty familiar with the game because I like to play online bingo from time to time. It’s a casual respite from
work and chores, fun without having to think much, and it’s generally offered with a welcoming, social atmosphere. When I play Tasty Bingo games, I like to talk, and that’s why it seems to work well online. You get to interact with strangers, sharing a common interest. The gambling edge appeals too, since you can enjoy the thrills without getting in too deep. I thought my crowd in Newcastle would appreciate that.