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What to look for in an online bingo site

Posted 1 year ago

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what makes a great online bingo website? What should you, as a bingo lover, be looking for when you’re wondering which platform to sign up to? There are a number of factors that will help you separate the dodgy sites from the brilliant ones – (including our very own Pick Me Up! Bingo) read on to hear our top tips.

A Beginner’s Guide to Online Gaming

Posted 1 year ago

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If you’ve just discovered the wonders of online gaming and don’t know where to begin, then fear not, because Pick Me Up is here to help!
There are thousands of titles available at your disposal, which can often be overwhelming to someone just getting to grips with the hobby and you’re likely to be wondering which genre of game is right…

Bingo balls calls in their origins: Part 5

Posted 1 year ago

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Number 75 – Big Daddy/On the skive
In the US, most bingo games only consist of 75 balls, which makes this number the highest one you could receive on your scorecard. Because of this, callers like to refer to it as the ‘Big Daddy’ or – in some cases – the ‘Grandaddy of Bingo’.
The second phrase is simply rhyming slang designed…

Bingo ball calls and their origins: Part 4

Posted 2 years ago

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Number 50 – Bull’s Eye/Half a century
Any darts enthusiasts will recognise the first of these terms from the popular sport. The number 50 is referred to as ‘Bull’s Eye’ in this game and bingo callers enjoy pointing towards this fact when announcing balls.
As for the latter, this ball call is a play on common knowledge. There are 100 years in…

Bingo ball calls and their origins: Part 3

Posted 2 years ago

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Number 30 – Speed limit/Blind 3
If you’re a driver, then you’re sure to know what the former phrase refers to. Since the mid-1930s, the standard speed limit for British roads has been 30mph – and bingo callers like to draw on this knowledge when announcing the number.
Meanwhile, the second is based on a tradition that involves naming any number with…

Bingo ball calls and their origins: Part 2

Posted 2 years ago

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Number ten – Downing Street/Cock and hen
You don’t need to be a genius to be able to work out how the former phrase came about – all British prime ministers go to live at 10 Downing Street, which is why ball callers like to use the term.
Meanwhile, most sources suggest ‘cock and hen’ is used to represent the number simply…

Bingo ball calls and their origins: Part 1

Posted 2 years ago

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One of the greatest things about bingo is its ability to make us smile and often a highlight of the game is waiting for the bingo caller to announce a number using a comical ball call phrase.
While it is obvious how some of our favourite bingo nicknames have come about – for example, ‘two fat ladies, 88′ – many boast…

How to Play Online Bingo Part 1: How to Join

Posted 2 years ago

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Despite the growing popularity of Online Bingo we still get lots of questions about how it works.  To help out our bingo newbies, we’ve put together a “How To” guide that tells you everything you need to know about playing at  Pick Me Up! Bingo!
How To Join:
Online bingo is similar to the traditional game of bingo, but played through your…

Getting Started at Pick Me Up! Bingo

Posted 2 years ago

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A Quick Start Guide to Pick Me Up Bingo
So you want to play bingo online? Well it couldn’t be simpler!
All you have to do is log on or register at Pick Me Up! Bingo, a very simple and quick procedure. From there I’d suggest a browse around the website searching out your favourite game.
There’s a whole host of them, including…

How to Play Online Bingo Part 2: Playing and Jackpots

Posted 2 years ago

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What happens once you’ve become a member of Pick Me Up Bingo? Read our How To Play guide and find out how easy it is to play bingo online with Pick Me Up! Bingo.
How do I play?
The next step is to start playing – just find a bingo game you like the look of, and then choose the number of…