Centenarians Celebrate Birthdays With Bingo
It is no secret that bingo enjoys immense popularity in the UK. Internet bingo now rivals poker as the most popular online game in Britain. The UK is responsible for adding 80 and 90 ball bingo to the traditional 75 ball game. In villages and hamlets across the UK bingo halls are a valuable source for entertainment and social interaction, especially for pensioners. Recently land based bingo halls have fallen on hard times while internet bingo is thriving. Most blame the smoking ban and the double taxation of bingo halls.
Many of these bingo halls boast of long term loyal players. Sid Unthank, a retired bookmaker, celebrated his 100th birthday with bingo dauber in hand. Mr. Unthank ran a betting shop in Middlesbrough until he was 80. He has been playing bingo for 10 years and said his biggest win was a Ãƒ
By Anthony Wayne
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