Eyes down: free games of bingo for all in Bournemouth to mark launch of campaign

– Eyes down: free games of bingo for all in Bournemouth to mark launch of campaign

– Eyes down: free games of bingo for all in Bournemouth to mark launch of campaign

First published in News

BINGO clubs in Bournemouth are offering customers the chance to play free games to mark the launch of the Boost Bingo campaign.

Customers can play to win cash prizes in the free games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of the initiative which is led by The Bingo Association and calls on the government to bring tax on bingo in line with other popular leisure pursuits.

Most other gambling activities are taxed at 15 per cent, but the bingo industry has been subjected to bingo duty at 20 per cent.

Simon Bartlam, a bingo club manager in Bournemouth, said: “The unfair tax burden is putting financial pressures on clubs like mine, and preventing new investment, new jobs and new clubs.

“I’m urging customers to go to their bingo club this weekend, play the free bingo games, and sign our petition.”

Nearly 400 bingo clubs across Britain will be taking part during the Boost Bingo launch weekend, including Gala Clubs and Club Grand Bingo in Bournemouth.

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2:11pm Wed 15 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Here's a bloke with a strangle hold on reality.If people have any spare cash and feel the need to blow it in on Bingo they can do that on line while listening to the Jeremy bloody Khyle show.try holding the event at a travellers site there one coming near to you soon
Here's a bloke with a strangle hold on reality.If people have any spare cash and feel the need to blow it in on Bingo they can do that on line while listening to the Jeremy bloody Khyle show.try holding the event at a travellers site there one coming near to you soon kalebmoledirt
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2:22pm Wed 15 Jan 14

retry69 says...

The streets of Bournemouth will be deserted,unlucky for some. :)
The streets of Bournemouth will be deserted,unlucky for some. :) retry69
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