What Do You Need to Host Your Own Bingo Night?

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While we all know that bingo is one of the most popular pastimes in the UK, you may be surprised to note that there are now in excess of three million players nationwide. This growing and increasingly diverse demographic is now enjoying games across multiple platforms, including traditional and online platforms alongside players who are keen to host their own bingo events at home. This is not as easy as it may seem, however, and you will need to take care of multiple considerations before hosting your event.

So what exactly are these things you need to take into account before hosting a bingo night at home? Here is some insight from the team at bingosites.net…

Get the right Paraphernalia


Let’s start with the basics, as you cannot host a bingo night without the right equipment. There are some must have accessories for bingo players, and while this requires an investment, it does not mean that you cannot hope to reduce costs by adopting more creative solutions where necessary. Game cards can be easily crafted by using recyclable materials and hand writing numbers, while numbers can be drawn from a bowl or similar household item. Numbers can even be drawn using raffle tickets, as books can be purchased cheaply from pound stores and similar outlets.

Use Music to create an Atmosphere

If you are familiar with different bingo variations throughout the UK, you will have noticed that music is now a key part of the industry. With popular themes such as Rock and Roll Bingo now making huge headlines in the UK, the game is synonymous with upbeat music and this should play a central role in creating an upbeat mood for your evening. With this in mind, you should create an up-tempo playlist that serves as the backdrop for a fun, interactive, and enjoyable experience.

Hand out prizes

While budgets are always a concern when hosting bingo parties, you should at least create some capital to ensure that rewards are offered to successful players. This adds another dimension to the game, while also ensuring competitive and ultimately enjoyable gameplay. If you are struggling to find fun and suitable prizes with your existing budget, consider asking for a small donation to help cover the costs. After all, this cost is minimised when shared within a large group and the total sum can be used to invest in stellar prizes.

Last updated: Feb 15, 2023

Lillian Grey

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Lillian Grey is a long time online bingo and slots player who started putting her thoughts down on digitial paper around 2008. Having been covering the industry for quite some time, she is able to spot the good from the bad when it comes to online bingo. An ever present at indsutry conferences and events, Lillian likes to meet fellow bingo enthusiasts to share stories and ideas, with maybe a glass of wine (or two) involved! When not covering the ever changing world of online bingo, she likes to read a good book and go for family walks in the forest.

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