Join the Fun this National Bingo Day

We’re celebrating this year’s National Bingo Day in style and we want you to join in the action!
7th June 2023

Join the Fun this National Bingo Day

Get your calendars out, find June 27th and circle it – then circle it again. This year’s National Bingo Day is being held on June 27th and we wouldn’t want you to miss it! As possibly the biggest bingo fans out there (we really love bingo), we’re making the most of the occasion to celebrate wonderful game of online bingo, with a jam-packed itinerary of fun in store and plenty of prizes available to win. 

When did National Bingo Day start?

Although its origin story is hazy (we love a good mystery, especially a bingo-themed one!) we do know that National Bingo Day originated across the pond in the USA to celebrate America’s love of bingo. When and how it started exactly isn't fully known, but we do know that it hasn't been around for very long.

You might be surprised to hear that National Bingo Day was only officially recognised in the UK in 2021! Ever since, the day has been a huge hit for bingo fans across the nation, with both land-based bingo halls and online bingo sites coming together to celebrate the love for the game.

What is National Bingo Day?

Simply put, National Bingo Day is an official day to champion all things bingo. The joy-filled occasion has been celebrated annually in the UK for several years now, thanks to an ever-growing bingo fan base. After all, with super simple rules and a fabulous community element, bingo is a hugely popular game that deserves a moment in the spotlight.

This year, we’re rolling out plenty of opportunities to get involved with our celebrations, so you can join in the action!

How to celebrate National Bingo Day 2023

There's plenty of ways to celebrate, wherever and however you like to play! 

Join the party in our live shows 

Followers of our Sapphire Bingo room antics or Facebook page are sure to have heard of our live shows. After all, they are the stuff of legends. Packed full of mini games and chances to enjoy a winning moment, our live shows have been a brilliant source of entertainment for our players since 2015. 

We usually host a live show every week, with extra shows added for special occasions (such as National Bingo Day). In fact, we threw an extra special bash for our 20th birthday party that saw us call up hundreds of members to give away cash prizes. To celebrate this year, we’re inviting everyone to join us in Sapphire Bingo for a week-long schedule packed with different live shows. There’ll be over 500 winners created in these live shows, with over £1500 in cash prizes and bingo tickets up for grabs.

Take a look at our video below to find out more:

Show Name
Start Time
Tuesday 20th JuneWinning Link16:30Facebook and Sapphire Bingo Room
Tuesday 20th JuneQuiz It20:00Sapphire Bingo Room
Wednesday 21st JuneBlank It to Win It20:00Facebook and Sapphire Bingo Room
Thursday 22nd JuneQuiz It20:00Sapphire Bingo Room
Friday 23rd JuneWinning Link20:00Facebook and Sapphire Bingo Room
Saturday 24th JuneQuiz It20:00Sapphire Bingo Room
Sunday 24th JuneQuiz It20:00Sapphire Bingo Room
Monday 26th JuneBlank It to Win It20:00Facebook and Sapphire Bingo Room
Tuesday 27th JuneBingo on the Loose20:00Facebook and Sapphire Bingo Room

Winning Link Live

Join us on Tuesday 20th June at 4:30 and on Friday 23rd June at 8pm for a general knowledge quiz with a twist! Play along for the chance to win cash prizes, but make sure you pay attention because all of the questions share a common link. Work out the link for the chance to bag even bigger prizes.

Quiz It

Quiz hats at the ready for Quiz It at 8pm on Tuesday 20th, Thursday 22nd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June for our general knowledge quiz with more cash prizes up for grabs.

Blank It to Win It Live

After a bit of a break, Blank It to Win It is back on your screens at 8pm on Wednesday 21st and Monday 26th June. It’s the much-loved gameshow that turns BLANKS into cash prizes. Fill in the missing words for the chance to win and be sure to listen out for the Winning Minute Claxon where we’ll be making even more winners!

Bingo on the Loose

Possibly our favourite show on the itinerary, Bingo on the Loose is a marathon live show kicking off at 8pm on Tuesday 27th June that will deliver three whole hours of entertainment to players. Play along as some of your favourite chat hosts take on a series of challenges for your entertainment. If you guess the outcome correctly, then you could bag a cash prize. Our Bingo to Go and Big Boost Machine mini games will also offer the chance to win more bingo tickets and even free spins. 

If you haven’t taken part in our live shows before, then block out your calendars, stock up on some tasty snacks and get settled in for an evening full of entertainment!

Try our new Bingo Boosters feature

For even more chances to bag a prize, we’re adding new features to Sapphire Bingo. Introducing (drum roll please…) Bingo Boosters!

Our new Bingo Booster features can pop up in random games of Sapphire Bingo to surprise players who missed out on the main bingo prizes with another chance to win. There are three different Bingo Boosters being rolled out: X To Go, Roll On and Winner’s Tickets. 

The X To Go and Roll On Bingo Boosters kick in when players just miss out on a Full House prize while waiting for their last few numbers to appear, while the Winner’s Ticket Booster can send winners to the majestic Play Off Palace for some more prizes. 

Bingo Boosters are available from June 23rd so keep your eyes peeled in Sapphire Bingo after that date.

Play bingo for free (yes, free!) on Jackpotjoy

Fans of our Superlinks, Session and Tiki bingo rooms are also in for an extra treat, with special promotions running as part of the celebrations. 

From Friday 23rd to Monday 26th June, at XX:00 and XX:30 every hour, we’ll be giving players one free bingo ticket for every ticket they buy in Superlinks Bingo! The free tickets are up for grabs between 7pm and 11pm, so make sure you join in during these times to claim yours. 

Don’t worry if you can’t make these times, though – we’ll be offering BOGOF tickets for a whopping 12 hours on National Bingo Day. Just buy a Superlinks ticket between 8am and 8pm on Tuesday 27th to receive a free one.

Fancy a taste of Hawaii? Head over to our Tiki room between Friday 23rd and Monday 26th, where you can bag yourself 12 free bingo tickets for every 12 you buy at XX:00 and XX:30. Buy your tickets between 5pm and 7pm on these days, or at any time on National Bingo Day, to be eligible.

If you can’t choose between 75, 80 or 90 ball bingo, then our Session Bingo room is the one for you. With 15 different games running at a time, this room is perfect for experiencing a bit of variety. We’ll be running a free-to-play session from 7-8pm on Friday 23rd and from 3-4pm on National Bingo Day, making it a brilliant opportunity to try the different types of bingo out.

Host a bingo night at home

Why not get your friends together and host your own bingo night at home for National Bingo Day? Hosting your own bingo night means you can have a land-based bingo experience from the comfort of your home. You can create your own bingo cards, dress up to the nines, put on a feel-good playlist, give out prizes and, most importantly, have fun! Who will be the one to shout "Bingo" first?

Read our tips for hosting your own bingo night here.

Celebrate with us on social media

Give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram (or both if you’re feeling extra sociable), where you can find even more opportunities to get stuck into the celebrations, have a laugh with your fellow bingo fans and play for Joy Points, cash or even physical prizes. 

Go on, press that ‘follow’ button.

Join the community and become a Jackpotjoy member to experience all the entertainment waiting in our bingo rooms. Our friendly chat hosts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about our new features or promotions, or even just to say hello!