Bingo callers need to get away from the old phrases such as two fat ladies and the even worse “69 dinner for two”, ladies especially younger ones could be upset by such imagery and associations. It is time to brake with the old and crack on with new ways of doing business. We need a bingo revolution phasing out phrases like “your bum is dirty” for No.30. Numbers need to be called faster and we should sort out some modern tech too.
Perhaps we can get rid of the rubbish doorstep like devices bingo clubs claim allows electronic bingo. Players want sleek iPad minis instead of cards. How about bright airy rooms and a cocktail made up by a top bartender. Bingo is one of the most social and affordable forms of fun where bingo cards can cost as little as 5p.
If we want to get back to having a vibrant scene clubs should stop moaning about the smoking ban and focus on the future namely young bright things. Clubs should add live music, invite in a DJ’s to jazz things up, create a modern juke box which can be changed by customers using their phone applications. Clubs like Gala Bingo should build a bingo hall of the future or upgrade ones they already have to be more like a house with all the technical gadgets such as flat screens and bright soft lighting. Players want a fresh feel, air fresheners, freshly cut flowers, bright tables and they want to feel good about choosing to go out and play bingo.