We have no idea how the date for National Bingo Day was chosen and despite trawling through many Google searches, we can’t find out who listed it and why.
What we do know is that the date of 27 June was chosen in the United States and in recent years has become the recognised date for the event. Despite the huge popularity of Bingo in the UK however, we have never formally recognised it here.
In recent years, several key bingo operators in the UK have started to make reference to the date existing in the USA and have even run special events on the day, but this is the extent of the celebration on these shores.
Until now that is!
From 2021 onwards, National Bingo Day will be formally recognised as an event in the UK. A time for us all to join together and celebrate all things bingo. We have plans that in years to come, 21 June will be a date the whole industry looks forward to and takes part in.