Safer Gambling Week '21

Safer Gambling Week 2021

Nov. 2, 2021

To mark Safer Gambling week 2021, we wanted to raise awareness about the serious implications that gambling addiction can have on people and share a few tips that can hopefully help anyone that thinks they may have a problem. 

Some people gamble for fun and enjoyment. However, some people think of gambling as a way to make money, spend more than they can afford, or use gambling to distract themselves from everyday problems.

We at Bongo’s Bingo take the age-old game of bingo and incorporate it into a show filled with music, comedy and entertainment. The gambling aspect of bingo adds jeopardy to the night, making it competitive and interactive, giving each person attending the chance to win a prize and add to their experience.

However, that doesn’t change the fact that our show still contains gambling. You must pay for a stake to play Bingo and by doing that, you are gambling that money and there is no guarantee that you will win. 

Please take a read of the points below and if you think that you have a problem with gambling, head over to for more information.

Please, only gamble with money that you can afford to lose.

Gamble within your weekly entertainment budget, not with your phone bill or rent budget. 

Set a money limit in advance.

Decide how much you can afford to lose before you go to play. When it’s gone - it’s over! If you win, you’ve been lucky but don’t be disappointed if your luck doesn’t continue.

Never chase your losses

If you lose your set money limit and then try to win some of it back before you leave, then you haven’t really set a money limit. Chasing your losses will usually, just lead to bigger and bigger losses.

Don’t gamble when you’re feeling depressed or upset

Decision-making can be more difficult when you’re stressed or emotionally upset. Make sure you only gamble when you’re feeling happy and clear headed. 

Balance gambling with other activities 

When gambling becomes your only form of entertainment, it’s unlikely that you’re still just gambling for the fun of it, and your gambling may even be a problem. Make sure gambling isn’t your only pastime!

We care about our customers more than anything so please gamble responsibly and stay safe. 

If you have any questions or worries, please take a look at our Responsible Gambling page here. If you feel like you need to self exclude from Bongo’s Bingo, you can do so here.

Team BB



Friends of Bongo's Bingo