Cashino customer Jack Law made bingo history a few days ago, when he became the first player to call ‘house’ on a National Bingo Game in somewhere other than a traditional bingo hall.
Jack Law, 44, from Lochee in Dundee, was taking part in the nationwide game at Cashino’s Adult Gaming Centre on Dundee High Street when he struck it lucky – winning £2,501.62 after calling on 47 numbers.
Commenting on his win, Jack Law said: “I’ve been popping into Cashino for the last ten or so years and I really do love it. The staff are great, I’m friendly with a good few other regulars and nothing beats winning a few quid while having a good time.”
“Like everyone else I was delighted when the National Bingo Game started here – although I never dreamt I’d win it. You’re playing against thousands of people in hundreds of clubs across the UK and so being a winner feels a bit like I’d imagine winning the lottery does.”
The National Bingo Game is a multiple game of bingo operated by the National Bingo Association that has been running since 1986. It is played twice daily (except Christmas Day) in about 200 bingo halls and clubs and the biggest prize ever won was an eye-watering £1.3 million pound in 2008.
James Grant, Cashino Dundee’s venue manager, said: “Cashino first took part in the National Bingo Game in mid-2015 and finding out we were the first Cashino to win a national prize was exciting enough, but when we also discovered we were the first non-bingo hall to win the national prize the champagne corks really were popping.”
Cashino is part of the Praesepe Group of companies, one of Europe’s largest and most experienced gaming organisations. As well as 170 Cashino gaming centres, Praesepe also operates eight Beacon Bingo club and eight seaside family entertainment centres around the UK. The Group is based in Milton Keynes and employs over 1,600 people. It is renowned for raising money for CHIPS – a charity founded by the UK gaming industry that provides specialised powered wheelchairs for young people with severe mobility problems.