Bingo in Britain
We ❤ BingoWhat is it that sets UK Bingo apart and why do Brits love Wink Bingo? Let’s find out more… Bingo has been part of UK culture for a very long time. In fact, the game first popped up on British soil as far back as the 1700s! Bingo is a love child born from traditional State lotteries, which were under control and only played on set days. It grew into a more social type of lotto game, and seemed to gather a cult following. Even in its early days, Bingo was hugely popular with women. It has always been a people’s game, drawing communities of Britain together in pubs and Bingo halls.
Over the last few decades, Bingo became a hot favourite among our beloved Senior citizens. They realized that playing Bingo was a great way to spend a cloudy Sunday afternoon. Apparently they were onto something because the masses have picked up on this Bingo lark! Over the last couple of years, the game has become a hit with players of all ages, from 20 something to 90 plus!
The UK is home to over 3 million Bingo players, many of whom have taken to playing their favourite game online. Online Bingo in the UK is growing steadily. Many UK Bingo Sites are amazing replicas of their land based counterparts. You’ll find a similar selection of games, prizes and jackpots, plus the Bingo Chat rooms provide the same sociable and bustling atmosphere that you’d expect from your typical UK Bingo hall!
Regulated Bingo in the UKBingo has always been under the watchful eyes of the authorities. Even in its infancy, way back in the 1700s, the Lord Mayor of London tried to stop women from playing their much loved ‘random numbers game’. Government interference didn’t seem to stop the people, as they continued to spend their hard earned cash in ‘numbers clubs’ throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Women in particular loved their group Bingo games so much that they even risked arrest in order to play. Members of Parliament started to acknowledge that games like Bingo & Lotto were here to stay and, rather than change the trend, they started to talk about legislation.
After the Second World War, there was massive surge in Bingo popularity in the UK. When the Betting and Gaming Act of 1960 was introduced, Bingo halls were officially recognized and now there are over 300 licensed Bingo establishments across the UK. Whether online or offline, Bingo providers and operators must adhere to strict guidelines set out by the UK Gambling Commission. When a Bingo Operator opens for business, they are obliged to obtain the relevant permissions and licenses required for Bingo premises, machinery, materials and technology. As with gambling, random number generators are checked for fair play and minors are prohibited from participating. Further information about UK Bingo Regulations can be obtained at the Gambling Commission website.
Wink Bingo put the F into Fun, but when it comes to regulations and fair play, we take matters very seriously indeed! Wink Bingo is part of the long established 888 Gaming Group, which has gone to great lengths and costs to ensure that all its sites adhere to the rules set out by the UK Gambling Commission.. Wink Bingo is one of 888’s primary brands and it provides hundreds of fun games to thousands of happy players. In fact, we’ve received exposure on major news networks and popular TV channels. There’s even a Wink Bingo Wikipedia page!
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Wink Bingo’s solid support system will have you smiling and WINKing. The friendly and experienced customer care team can be reached any time of day, via phone or email. Wink’s chat hosts and account managers also go all out to give players extra special attention, plus there is plenty of helpful information to be found on our website and blog.
Making sure that no stone goes unturned, all Wink Bingo games come with a set of clear terms and conditions following guidelines set out by the various regulatory bodies. You’ll also find that Wink Bingo offers a safe and secure payment environment. You can deposit and withdraw gaming funds freely and safely using recognized payment methods such as Visa, MasterCard and the super secure PayPal!
It Pays to WinkWhat do Winks make? – Yes, that’s right, PRIZES! Wink Bingo often runs special promotions and bonus offers that any Brit would appreciate:
Wink recently teamed up with the lovely Peter Andre and put together the Hearts of Gold Bingo campaign. Everybody involved had a chance to give back as proceeds were donated to Cancer Research, in memory of Peter’s brother who sadly passed away from the disease. Even when there isn’t a campaign running such as Hearts of Gold, Wink Bingo is always giving back behind the scenes and keeping an eye out for more great fundraising opportunities.
Of course, no UK Bingo site would be complete without a mention of the Royals. Here at Wink Bingo, we make it a point of celebrating special Royal occasions and we recently gave away some right royal prizes in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday!