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The return of bingo

7th August 2020
Posted by Aston Avery

Bingo is making a come back and especially with the 16-29-year-olds. It’s out with Number 10 Maggie’s Den and Legs 11, and in with online games and date nights at the Bingo hall.

Since reopening, the nation’s favourite bingo hall’ has seen a resurgence and refreshed love for the game. In fact, according to the data, as many as 20 per cent of millennials will dust off their dabbers and play a weekly game of bingo, a similar 21 per cent at least once a month.

The study of 2,000 Brits by Mecca Bingo, to celebrate their upcoming 60th anniversary in 2021, took an in-depth look into the classic game of bingo and how Brits like to play. Ahead of the big birthday, Mecca Bingo is calling out for any memories of the much-loved game to be shared.

The study also revealed, 41 per cent of the young Brits polled insisted traditional games and pastimes are now cool and retro, with almost four in 10 (38 per cent) of younger Brits believe that bingo is not just for the older generations.  Bingo is better than clubbing as 41 per cent of the 16 to 29-year-old’s polled admit they prefer playing darts, bingo, snooker and pool with their pals to boozy nights out clubbing.

Aston spoke to Dr Ruth Cherrington, bingo expert social commentator to discuss about how the game has evolved and why it’s becoming a game for everyone.

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