Local Mecca Bingo night is serious business to hundreds of ladies who come to play and play to win! For the uninitiated or faint of heart – be warned that walking into the hall for the first time might feel bizarre. This is not the laid-back, ‘Granny’s night out’ with pink daubers and Peter Kay callers that you might have expected! The place is bustling, the ladies came to win, and newcomers are welcome but they better know the etiquette!
Mecca Bingo Beginner
As you enter you find quite a busy scene with huge screens hanging around the hall, tables that have Bingo built right in for the ultra-serious players that want to continue playing Bingo during breaks. Hundreds of ladies organizing their Bingo cards and preparing to concentrate hard on the serious business that is about to take place. Everyone is focused and hoping to win with one of their Bingo cards.
Ease into your seat quietly and follow suit – you should follow suit and examine the differences in the seven Bingo cards before you. The order these cards are played is important because you sure don’t want to be the fool that calls out “house” for the wrong card! The hall full of serious Bingo competitors will not look fondly upon you wasting any precious time. When it comes to Bingo at Mecca, the participants are here to WIN! They certainly do not wish for their time to be wasted by novice guests that don’t know the ropes!
Bingo Hall Etiquette Equals Stress and Tension
Take deep breaths before the fun begins as it will get intense very quickly. Be ready for the speed with which the Bingo caller will shout out numbers and you certainly don’t want to be stressed out trying to keep the pace! Have your pen ready – maybe bring a spare and by all means avoid disturbing players around you. The games at Mecca are connected to other Bingo Halls so players everywhere can participate in the anticipation and excitement as they compete for the big money. National Bingo s quite a big deal and the tension will mount as you get your card filled and you are ‘oh so close’ to a win…..when Lisa from Maidenhead makes off with jackpot!
Oh, how the stress level will peak when you are close to a win! When someone wins the Bingo Hall will erupt with chatter as the tension breaks. After the game is over, the movement begins and the hall starts bustling. People head for the pop and snacks, or outside for a fag, and you will hear people chatting about how the whole thing is fixed anyway. What a great time it is to grab a bottle of wine to relax you after all the tension you just experienced. It was unexpectedly traumatic, all that stress, but you will be back. He atmosphere is intense but welcoming, and what a great way to meet new people!