If you’ve been searching for bingo online recently, you might have stumbled across Bongo’s Bingo. This isn’t an online bingo site though, but instead a company offering some of the most exciting bingo nights around – providing you like your bingo served with a hefty side of rave.
Yes, that’s right: Bongo’s Bingo manages to combine bingo with raves, leading to a night out like no other. As they say themselves, “Quite simply, there’s nothing else like it.”
A night at Bongo’s Bingo revisits the hedonism of the rave era. Every night has a host who keeps the party jumping, plus loads of dancers add to the excitement. There is also, of course, a large amount of drinking to be done.
The bingo is a large part of the experience, however this won’t be anything like a night at your local Mecca bingo hall. Instead, these bingo games are loud and pumped up, plus they offer some suitably retro prizes, such as Henry Hoovers and giant pink unicorns. It’s even sometimes possible to win mobility scooters!
As well as the bingo, there’s a huge amount of audience participation, as well as dance-offs that allow you to strut your best moves. You’ll also find that there are sometimes well-known musical acts at the events. For example, past events have included appearances from Ms Dynamite and Kelis.
Essentially, it’s a complete night of fun and excitement, and is something that those looking for a more traditional bingo experience will probably hate! Check out their social media accounts to see more of what happens when Bongo’s Bingo comes to town.
If you want to find a Bongo’s Bingo night near you, just look on their website. At the time of writing, all events are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however they’ve previously held events throughout the UK, as well as internationally. You can also check out the “Announcements” section of their website for news on new events added to their calendar.
At the moment, there are a number of nights solely for those in the NHS and emergency services, as a thank you for the work they’ve done, and continue to do, throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Entry is completely free and there are nights taking place in six cities across the UK.
There’s a Bongo’s Bingo app available that everyone interested in attending one of their nights should download. The app is completely free and can be download for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
Bongo’s Bingo claim that their app is the most secure way to purchase tickets for a night. The app also often features discounts, so everyone should check it out before they spend their money on a full-price ticket. What’s more, tickets are often released early to app users.
Beth Taylor is head of content at BingoSites and has been writing about online bingo for the past 5 years. She is considered an industry expert and is a regular attendee at industry events and conferences. Having studied journalisim at King's College London, she combines this with her passion for bingo to produce the independent content for this website.