Bingo in the house

Many local MPs support their local clubs, which we greatly appreciate. Thanks to Dr Lisa Cameron, Scottish National Party MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, who is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Bingo, National Bingo Day and its importance to bingo and communities has been mentioned in the House of Commons.

National Bingo Day

On Monday 7th June 2021, Dr Cameron tabled Early Day Motion (EDM), number 158, stating that; That this House celebrates National Bingo Day on 27 June 2021, when operators from both land based and online bingo operators will be coming together to raise money for charity and celebrate their love of the game of Bingo and everything that makes it special including people, players, friends and community; recognises that bingo has been a mainstay of cultural life since the 1960’s, welcoming thousands customers into bingo clubs every week to eat, drink and socialise over a much-loved inclusive game; notes that for many a visit to their local bingo club is the main opportunity for a fun night out in a safe environment; further notes that bingo plays a vital role in tackling social isolation within communities across the country, especially during the covid-19 pandemic through virtual events; notes with concern that bingo clubs have lost approximately £269.3 million in revenue during lockdown and 39 clubs have closed; and calls on the Government to support the long term sustainability of bingo across the UK.

These are points well made and salient to bingo communities across Great Britain.

National Bingo Day is an important opportunity not just to celebrate the game, but to also increase bingo’s visibility, with regard to the important role it plays in the cultural lives of our members and contributions it makes to communities up and down the country.

National Bingo Day is held on 27th June, further information about the day and how to get involved can be found at