Tax on bingo has increased in the UK and it is very sad to see bingo clubs closing around the country as a result. The fact is that more and more players are opting to visit online bingo sites rather than get out to their local bingo hall so the decline of traditional land based bingo is based on much more than just tax.
As a loyal bingo player I don’t want to see my favorite places close their doors. I play quite a bit of online bingo and I love it but I decided to spend some quality time in my Mecca Bingo club down the street and increase their income. I bought my bingo cards and found that the full house prizes were very good for a weekday. I also frequent Gala Bingo and even they don’t offer prizes this good for an afternoon session unless it’s a Friday.
I’ve only been to this particular Mecca Bingo hall one other time and I couldn’t wait to get back. I was hoping for the same bingo caller that was calling the game the last time. He was one of the most entertaining callers I have ever seen. Most clubs no longer use the rhymes when they call the numbers because a few of them supposedly offend some people. Every once in a while he would laugh and call out a number using one of those unique rhymes. He made the session a memorable experience and didn’t make one mistake. Players go crazy when a number is called out in error.
I was so glad to see him on stage when I walked in and even though I didn’t actually win any money I had as good a time as someone who won a bingo jackpot! Over the course of the week, I went back three more times.
I had thrown enough business their way or so I thought. I ended up logging onto the Mecca Bingo site and found a no deposit bonus in my account. It was just enough for a few games of bingo with the max number of cards. I played in the Lucky Numbers room and selected my numbers. I was miles away from a bingo during the entire first game but the second game was a different story. I won the double line prize of just over £75. Then the unthinkable happened and I won the full house.
I took some of my winnings and fed it back into the land based bingo clubs. It’s the best way I can think of to help out the land based bingo business and give back in more ways than one.