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iGaming News, Focussing on Bingo and Slots

As it says above, our news section features stories which are of interest to anybody who wishes to remain up to date with what’s happening in the iGaming world.

We tend to mainly write about regulatory changes but from time to time also mention mergers, new sites and promotional news.

Please double-check the date our stories were published as certain time-sensitive pieces may be out of date.

Gala Bingo’s ‘Galary’ Comes to Manchester

For this weekend only, Gala Bingo has launched a ‘Galary’ in Manchester city centre… Yesterday morning, eagle-eyed members of the Bingo Paradise team looked out the office window and spotted a familiar-looking yellow logo being installed on the building opposite, the Smolensky Gallery.  For this weekend only (17th and 18th February 2024), Gala Bingo has […]

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New Bingo Lounge is Planned in Wallsend

The Wallsend-based North East Baby Store is under new ownership. Before long, the prams and baby clothes will make way for tombolas, as LOL Entertainment Ltd has plans to turn the North East location into a bingo lounge. It’s part of an expansion that the brand hopes will meet an increasing demand for bingo, and […]

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Land-Based Gambling Surges

The events of 2020/21 weren’t very kind to the land-based gambling sector. Many bingo halls closed down and casinos struggled. It was a boom time for online gambling, but it came at the expense of its offline counterpart. But it seems that times are changing, as there has been a revival of sorts over the […]

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Best Promotions for November 2023

November is here, which means the Christmas music has already begun and it’s a matter of time before we start seeing twinkling lights and John Lewis Christmas adverts. It’s also a busy time in the online gambling sector, with casinos and bingo sites preparing for Xmas by offering a multitude of promotions. There are guaranteed […]

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October 2023 Promotions

In the casino industry, October means two things: at the beginning of the month, the last remnants of summer promotions disappear and we’re no longer bombarded with themes of cocktails, beaches, and sunshine (which is just as well, considering the UK has usually been freezing for 2 months at this month). Towards the end of […]

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What Happened to Intouch Gaming?

A few years ago, InTouch Games were rising stars. In our reviews, we criticised the brand’s sites for a lack of games but praised them for originality and jackpots (all games were created in-house, so they were 100% unique). We thought that InTouch had a bright future and said as much in our reviews. Fast […]

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Best Casino and Bingo Promotions for Christmas/New Year 2023

Christmas and New Year are a lot like going on holiday to Ibiza. You can’t wait. You’re convinced it’s going to be amazing. But it’s over before you know it and you end up fatter, broker, and happy when it all ends. So, let’s try and make this holiday period a little more interesting with […]

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Change Of License for Dragonfish Powered, 888 Holdings Brands

If you’re a UK player who’s been around the houses a bit when it comes to bingo sites, there’s a fair chance that at some point you’ll have opened an account at an 888 Holdings Site such as Wink Bingo, Quality Bingo or Costa Bingo. What’s happened? Behind the scenes, there’s been a takeover… 888 […]

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Best Bingo & Casino Promotions for September 2023

As we enter the Autumn and say goodbye to another brief and inconsistent British summer, casinos and bingo sites are doing their best to keep spirits high. There is a wealth of promotions to enjoy this September, covering everything from giveaways to network promos and tournaments. Keep your eyes peeled this month for all of […]

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Jobs at Risk at Tombola Bingo

A couple of years ago, gambling giant Flutter Entertainment acquired Tombola Bingo for £420 million, adding the “UK’s biggest bingo brand” to a portfolio that also includes Betfair, PokerStars, SkyBet, and a few others. It was a huge procurement and essentially turned Flutter into one of the online bingo sector’s biggest players overnight, allowing them […]

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The Buzz Group Launch a New Online Casino

In 2021, we reviewed Buzz Bingo for the first time and praised the site for its games, bonuses, real money tournaments, and more. In the two years since then, we have updated that review many times and it has maintained its flawless 5 out of 5 rating. But now there is a new Buzz sheriff […]

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Best Bingo & Casino Promotions for August 2023

August is nearing its end, but this summer month still has plenty of surprises in store. You can join giveaways, collect reload offers, play for big jackpots, and much more. So, before you put the barbecue away and prepare for several months of dreary British weather, take a look! August 10th to August 21st 2023: […]

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Summer Rain is Perfect Bingo Weather

The summer of 2023 has been memorable for all the wrong reasons. There have been wildfires across Europe and North America, with dry and devastating heat causing catastrophic damage to property and people. In the UK, however, it has been mild at best. Summer got off to a decent start, but then it descended into […]

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Mega Moolah Jackpot Exceeds £12 Million

Mega Moolah, one of the biggest, most-played, and most famous slots in the online gambling sector, has edged over £12 million and could be ready to break yet another record! Even as this article goes live, the Microgaming slot is just a few million away from an all-time high and may even have broken that […]

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Waving Goodbye to Flutter Entertainment in the UK?

Why Flutter Entertainment Could Leave the UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt recently completed one of the most significant budgets in recent memory, with numerous changes planned that could set the course for the future of the United Kingdom. Amidst changes to the benefits system and the usual hike in cigarette duty, there was a confirmation that […]

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Skywind Holdings acquires Intouch Games Group

Skywind Holdings has completed its acquisition of Intouch Games Group, an award-winning technology company. This move will bolster Skywind’s position in the gaming industry and will make them a force to be reckoned with in the UK market. In Touch own and operate eight casino brands in the UK market, these brands include Jammy Monkey, […]

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Jumpman Freshens Up Their Wheels & Deals For 2022

Jumpman Gaming has been rethinking their welcome offers recently and in the process they’ve been making some waves. Amongst their new offers, are free spins deals – it’s no surprise that these deals are being snapped up from the shelves like toys on Christmas Eve. Dozens of existing sites across the network have been setup […]

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Bez is Bringing Bottomless Bingo Brunch Back to Manchester

It’s time to grab your baggy jeans, chokers, and kagoules, as we’re heading back to the glory days of “Madchester” with The Big Bez ‘Bingo’ Brunch. It’s a boozy bottomless brunch held at Freight Island, an open-air food hall on Baring Street. Iconic raver and maraca man Bez is due to host the event, scheduled […]

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The UK Gambling Commission Is One of the Best Places to Work

What springs to mind when you think of the best places to work? If we remain in the real world and dismiss Willy Wonka’s saccharine HQ and the laugh-a-minute Dunder Mifflin, your mind will probably go to high-tech workplaces like Google, where stories of arcade games, nap rooms, and bubblegum machines abound. But according to […]

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UKGC Announcement – Upcoming Changes by October 2021

For years now there has been talk of changes being made to the way gambling operators run their operations and particularly, their slot machines in Great Britain. 2020 seemed to be the year of change. It was a year when new rules were introduced, mostly as a direct result of the Gambling Commission’s comprehensive review […]

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How to Use Virtual Bingo to Raise Money for Charity

Traditionally, bingo games were used to raise money for the state, and in the centuries since, these games have become commonplace on our high streets and more recently online. In the instances above, the bingo halls and sites are licensed businesses.  However, this guide is not for those who wish to set up a bingo […]

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Giveaway Goodness Incentive at OK Bingo

A chain of well known bingo and slot brands including OK Bingo, Mirror Bingo, Daily Record Bingo and Express Wins are offering a prize draw style incentive to all players who make a first time deposit of at least £10 at any of these Reach Plc owned Jumpman Gaming operated sites. This promotion should give […]

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Sun Bingo Numbers (No Longer Running)

What were the Sun Newspaper Bingo Numbers? The Sun Bumper Bingo numbers (not to be confused with The Sun Bingo website) was a long-standing, regularly published game that had similarities to bingo. The numbers would be printed in The Sun newspaper and made available via various third party Twitter and Facebook accounts, once of which […]

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Bingo Barmy: Flowers on Your Birthday!

Who doesn’t love receiving flowers on their birthday?! We know we do! The lovely Bingo Barmy team are offering you the chance to win a bouquet of flowers worth up to £40!   If your birthday is coming up, and you fancy receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers, here’s what you need to do: Visit […]

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I’m A Celeb 2022: Olivia Quits ITV Mega Show

Why has Olivia Attwood left the Jungle? Just 24 hours after arrival, it’s been announced that Olivia Attwood has left the I’m a Celebrity jungle. We’re now quite sure what’s happened, but ITV has made a pretty vague announcement citing medical reasons, as below: “As a precautionary measure, Olivia needed to leave the jungle to […]

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Foxy Bingo Launch Mullet Only Salon in Newcastle Upon Tyne

What?: Foxy Bingo is hosting a free, pop-up ‘mullet only’ salon Where?: 15 Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne When?: 4th and 5th March 2023 How to get a haircut?: Walk-in, over 18’s only Are you ready to get your mullet on? Foxy Bingo is taking the party to the next level with Dirty Gertie’s Mullet […]

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Who is the Voice of Foxy, the Foxy Bingo Mascot?

The voice of Foxy, the Foxy Bingo mascot, is the bingo industry’s worst-kept secret. If you trawl through message boards and online communities, you’ll see a deluge of questions and speculations, but if you do even the most basic research, you’ll get the answer that you seek. So, who is Foxy and who has played […]

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£2 – £5 Stake Limit Amongst Potential Gambling White Paper Changes

The Government has announced that the long-anticipated White Paper on gambling reform will be released in the coming weeks The White Paper is expected to announce new industry restrictions as part of the 2005 Gambling Act review. The review is expected to address concerns that the current legislation is outdated due to the exponential rise […]

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Jumpman Gaming Reach Deal with On Air Entertainment

On Air Entertainment has reached a deal with Jumpman Gaming which will see the Live Casino Software developer add some of its titles to the Jumpman Gaming platform. The move has significantly bolstered Jumpman Gaming’s live casino content with JG now offering players a very respectable number of options from various suppliers under the ‘Table’ […]

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Jumpman Gaming Launches Super Summer Giveaway

Glastonbury Blues? Jumpman has you covered with the Super Summer Giveaway Are you already craving your next Glastonbury fix? Or, Fancy yourself as the next Bear Grylls? Jumpman’s Super Summer Giveaway could be for you. Erect the tent, (in your back garden!?) get your wellies on, speakers out and you’re festival ready! Minus the overpriced […]

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In Time For Christmas? The Gambling Act White paper

The Gambling Act white paper, in time for Christmas? Reportedly, this may be the case. What’s happened to date? It was around July 2022 when we expected the much anticipated paper, which would form part of a wider review of the Gambling Act to be published. But as we all know, that didn’t happen! Instead, […]

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Gambling Operator Genesis Global Ltd Leaves UK Market

The well-known, 14-brand strong casino operator Genesis Global Limited this morning announced that it would cease trading in the UK. A message displayed to affiliates when logging into Genesis Affiliates, the platform through which affiliates, such as Bingo Paradise promoted the Genesis Global brands, stated the following: ‘Please note that Genesis Global has taken the […]

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TonyBet Hit with a £442,750 UKGC Issued Fine

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) recently hit TonyBet with a £442,750 fine after the operator failed to check the credentials of all players, including those deemed vulnerable. All licensed UK casinos and betting sites are required to check player IDs and keep tabs on their activity. Not only does it help to cut back on […]

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When Will the Bingo Halls Open?

Bingo halls have been shut since the UK went into lockdown on January 4th. It’s an industry that has been hit very hard, and while online bingo has softened the blow, the last 12+ months have been hard on owners, employees, and players alike. Of course, we all have more important things to worry about […]

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