Bingo – the perfect game for evening entertainment

When you have young kids, you end up spending a lot of time at home, and much of that time will be when they’ve gone to bed and you haven’t. For most of us, going out in the evenings isn’t always easy to do – you have to book babysitters, have money to pay them and pay for whatever you’re going to do when you’re out, and have the energy to enjoy the ‘break’. After a busy day with the kids and with work, going out sometimes seems more hassle than it’s worth.


That’s where an online game such as bingo can come in really handy. Bingo has always been a popular game – ever since bingo halls first started appearing in towns across the nation in the 1950s and 1960s. But during the 90s, when the UK National Lottery first started, it seemed that bingo faded into the background a little, and it tended to be a game for the OAPs and not really for anyone else.

Online bingo sites such as 32Red, Cheeky Bingo and Tidy Bingo have changed all that. Now, the bingo playing audience is getting younger and younger, and the ads on TV reflect that demographic shift. Bingo is now a game for everyone – because it’s so easy to play, so cheap to play and so available.

All of the bingo sites compete for our attention, each offering great welcome bonuses when we sign up as a new customer. At, a new player gets £10 as a no-deposit bonus, and then if they put in £10 of their own money, the site gives them an extra £32 of credit to play with. When most bingo games cost only pennies to play, that’s a lot of free gaming time courtesy of the bonus. So next time you’ve got the kids tucked up in bed, but don’t feel like sitting in front of the TV all evening, try your hand at online bingo.

Although the odds of winning are slim, there is always the chance that you could be the lucky one who’s shouting bingo. The numbers are generated using random number generator software, which means that the results are purely down to luck. There’s nothing you can do to increase your chances of winning, which makes it more fun to play. There’s no pressure on you as a player, so it’s a perfect game to chill out with.

Of course, you don’t have to save bingo for playing in the evening. As each game only takes a few minutes, it makes an ideal coffee break game, or something to do while you’re parked up waiting for the kids at the end of school time. As well as playing the game, you also get to meet other players through the bingo chat rooms, so it can be a great social outlet too.

Whether you play bingo once a month or every day, there’s no easier way to play than online. And even if you’re not guaranteed a win, you’re guaranteed to have some fun trying!

* Not written by Julie’s Notebook.

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