BINGO - TRENDIER THAN CLUBBING!
|Its a full house evry night Bingo is being called|
used to be the preserve of the blue rinse brigade. Now it's the
most popular group leisure activity in the country - and it's people
in their 30s who are flocking to it.
days bingo is shaking off its unfashionable image, and is transforming
itself into a fashion-conscious, youthful game played by people
in their 20s and 30s.
is the new chic night out. So eyes down as we go out to the bingo
in Great Yarmouth and Cambridge, 2002 style.
is taken seriously by its young fans. Here's a few do's and don'ts
of the new game.
Do concentrate hard on listening to the caller shouting out your
numbers. Pay attention to your game.
Do mark your card carefully.
- Do try out other modern bingo style games like keno.
- Do dress to impress. Turn up at your local in this season's top
fashions and club wear.
- Don't talk excessively when the numbers are being called.
Don't pinch someone else's lucky seat!
- Don't flatten your fellow competitors in your dash to pick up your
- Don't go to old style bingo halls where they use bingo lingo.
has its own language but this is fast dying out. Here's our bluffer's
guide to old style bingo lingo.
on the door
6. Half a dozen
7. Lucky for some
9. Doctor's orders
33. All the threes
55. All the fives
57. Heinz Beanz
88. Two fat ladies
90. Top of the shop
bingo - clickety click
bingo is a slick affair compared to bingo a decade ago. Some new
halls are keen to re-image themselves as Las Vegas style gambling
in the law will allow Vegas style venues with bigger prizes.
new halls in East England have also abandoned the traditional bingo
offer a wide range of prizes, everything from TVs and microwaves
to ornaments and fridges.
your bingo card right love, and I'm all yours...the new romantic
is also proving to be a fashionable venue for a romantic night out
on the town in our region.
So next time you're looking for Mr or Mrs Right, just play your
bingo cards right...