Glasgow Bingo Players Share Big Money
The good people of Glasgow remain big bingo fans even though bingo halls are reducing in number all across the country. There is no longer the huge numbers of bingo halls in the city but it seems as though there is still a big passion for bingo in Scotland’s biggest city. Glasgow was a city that really took to the cinema craze so it is only natural that when cinema starting to dip in popularity being replaced by bingo, the citizens took it to its heart and turned out in huge numbers.
Bingo remains a big draw for Glaswegians
There may be a greater distance between bingo halls in Glasgow these days but with the bingo buses still operating, there are plenty of ways for people to travel to these halls and enjoy their favourite games. There is no getting away from the fact that the social aspect of playing bingo in a hall with friends is a major component of why bingo is still going strong in Glasgow. Perhaps it is the grim weather, perhaps it is looking to get away from the football but playing bingo is one of the ways to bring the sunshine and fun to Glasgow. Of course, community spirit is one thing but having the chance to play for big money is definitely another reason for the enduring popularity of bingo.
One of the biggest bingo names in the city is Mecca with a string of halls being found across the city. Players looking for that Mecca Bingo experience in Glasgow can enjoy games at the Quay, on the banks of the Clyde close to the city centre and The Forge, in the East End of the city. There are also bingo halls in Drumchapel, in the north-west of the city and in Rutherglen. The exact location of Rutherglen has been a hot topic of conversation for many years, moving in and out of Glasgow officially on a number of occasions but it remains close enough to be lumped in with the rest of the Glasgow chains.
There have been a great number of celebrations in these bingo halls and in the first six months of the year, a total of £9.19 million was handed out to bingo players in Glasgow. This is a huge sum of money and with bingo players turning out in bigger numbers in the Autumn and Winter, it would not be unreasonable to suggest that these six month sums could be even higher in the latter half of the year.