Bingo News Roundup 19th April 2020 – Mecca Bingo Offers Free Car Parking Spaces to NHS Workers

Here’s what’s been happening this week in the world of bingo..

Mecca Bingo Offers Free Car Parking Spaces to NHS Workers


Mecca Bingo Oldham’s General Manager, Stephen McVicar, told the Oldham-chronicle that “The NHS workers are doing a phenomenal job and we want to show our gratitude and thanks to them by opening up our car parks to those who need it most right now.”

In a nationwide movement, nearly 2000 Mecca Bingo Hall parking spaces are being made available free of charge to NHS workers.

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Credit Cards Are Now Banned on Online Gambling Sites

credit card ban starts today

As of April 14, UK players can no longer use a credit card to deposit funds for online gambling. The decision was officially announced in January and stems from a desire to help prevent players from accruing credit card debt by taking a nonchalant approach to spending money they don’t have.

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Tributes Paid to Bingo Caller and Community Champion


The bingo community mourns the loss of Arthur Cyril Edward Robinson, a beloved bingo caller for more than 40 years, who passed away on March 20. Arthur’s funeral was on April 2.

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In Pictures: How One Scarborough Street is Enjoying Bingo, Quizzes and Exercises While Social Distancing


In a Scarborough cul-de-sac, residents are continuing to enjoy regular bingo, quizzes, and armchair exercises with the help of Sam Howe and Gill Armstrong.

The couple decided to organize the sessions to help the community stay entertained and in communication while social gatherings are restricted as a measure against the spread of COVID-19.

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Free Online Bingo Offered to Over 65s By Gala Bingo


Gala Bingo is hoping to alleviate the sense of isolation for over 65s during the COVID-19 lockdown by offering them free bingo online. The company hopes these free bingo games (hosted twice daily), along with the open chatrooms, will help preserve the sense of community many players rely on bingo to provide.

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