Bingo hall joining online world

At first, it was our pubs and bars followed by gyms, restaurants, theatres, and cinemas. Now, the government’s measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 have extended to high street bookmakers, casinos, and bingo halls. Add to that the implications of social distancing recommendation and the introduction of a full UK lockdown this week, and you’re not left with much to do or places to go.

However, the innovative team behind Bongo’s Bingo has decided to shrug off the impact of its upcoming events being cancelled and open its doors via the live streaming service, Twitch.

This means that anyone who’s so far been unable to attend a Bongo’s Bingo event, as well as those who are firm fans that are disappointed that their upcoming session has been put on hold, can join in the fun from their armchairs.

Friday, 21st March 2020 saw the Bongo’s staff trial an online session on Twitch which was open to anyone wanting to join in the fun. Although there was no cost to participants, players were invited to make voluntary donations to the NHS Charities fund.

The event was so well-received that the following night, Johnny Bongo and his pals took to the virtual stage once again, and this time, they were joined by over 3,000 people.

Luckily for anyone who missed it, Bongo’s Bingo plans to return to Twitch on an ongoing basis, and it’s simple to take part. First, you’ll need to create a free Twitch account. Secondly, grab your smartphone or tablet and enter the URL provided on the brand’s Facebook page into the address bar on your mobile web browser. Finally, make sure that you’ve got a pen and some paper to hand, then tune in for the next livestreaming event on Saturday, 28th March at 8 PM.

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