Posted by admin on December 16, 2011
Celebrities and bingo have, since the early days of the game, been very closely entwined. When bingo clubs first became legal following the Betting and Gaming Act of 1960, it was illegal to advertise them. Although their popularity spread viraly, club proprietors still felt the need to publicise them and a good way to do this was to attract press coverage by appointing a celebrity to participate in a game or an evening of games, generally as a bingo caller. As well as attracting press comment, this also served to add a little glamour to the game.