This Sunday 27th June marks a very special day in the bingo calendar. It is the first time that National Bingo Day will be celebrated officially in the UK.
After a 2020 to forget, the UK bingo industry has been left reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. It was felt that joining the Americans in celebrating National Bingo Day was a great way to celebrate and reinvigorate the UK bingo scene.
When National Bingo Day was announced in March, no one knew what to expect. Now, only days away, we know National Bingo Day will be a day to remember.
With a flashy new National Bingo Day website launched in April, a host of the UK’s best bingo brands in the offline and online bingo world signed up to help celebrate this iconic day.
Biggest Bingo Names Pledge Support
Britain’s two biggest retail bingo brands Buzz Bingo and Mecca Bingo, put their rivalries aside to join the National Bingo Association to help spearhead the campaign.
In addition to the Bingo Association and all its members signing up, leading online bingo platforms and operators including Playtech, Pragmatic Play, Gamesys and 888, have pledged their support for the day.
Mecca Bingo is kicking off the weekend with their Junemas event. Customers will get to enjoy Mecca’s very own Christmas traditions on Friday 25th June. Dabbers at Mecca’s 72 clubs can enjoy a missed Christmas complete with full Christmas decorations, Christmas crackers, mince pies, Christmas cocktails and a best Christmas jumper competition.
Last week, leading online bingo and casino operator PlayOJO pledged their support. Andrew Steddy, Head of Bingo at PlayOJO said:
“We are delighted to be working with the whole bingo industry in celebrating National Bingo Day. Bingo is recognised as being a community-based activity however and wherever it is played and we are working on exciting plans for the whole week to celebrate this wonderful game.”
This week, Pragmatic Play announced that they are celebrating the inaugural National Bingo Day by offering free games across a two-day period with major partners.
Pragmatic Play will be offering a free £1,000 bingo game on the 25th of June, plus over £100 up for grabs with free games in the 80-ball room on National Bingo Day between 2pm and 3pm. This promotion will be available across the network, including partners such as PlayOJO and Butlers Bingo.
Ezgi Erturk, Head of Bingo for Pragmatic Play, said:
“We are massively excited to join in the fun and celebrations of National Bingo Day, along with our partners and all those involved in bingo, both online and in the clubs. What better way to celebrate than lots of free bingo, something we know will be eagerly received by players, and available across our network.”
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