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Bingo is for the rich and famous

By LLM Reporters on 6th February 2019

People could be fooled into thinking that bingo is a game that only everyday and normal folk play. In the past, most would have seen the game as a pastime which was enjoyed by mainly the elderly at bingo halls and charity events.

However, this has changed drastically with the introduction of online and mobile technology. Due to the fact that bingo industry has been able to incorporate these tech advances into its offering, the game has successfully managed to open itself up to a wider audience worldwide. This has ultimately led to the growing dominance of mFortune Bingo and other brands together with player demographics being much broader.

Furthermore, since bingo has been commonly associated with the working class, there is a preconceived notion that the wealthy wouldn’t enjoy a game such as bingo; but that’s far from the case. In fact, there are many rich and famous people out there who love their bingo and have done for many years. We have listed just a few below.

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous footballers on the planet and is known to be a big fan of bingo. Image copyright: LevanteMedia/Bigstock.com

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous footballers on the planet and will go down in history as one of the greatest to play the game. The Portuguese star’s career really began to take off when he made the move from Lisbon to join Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in 2003, but at that time Ronaldo struggled with his English. This all changed when Ronaldo was handed a bingo DVD game which helped him to develop his English skills. He was even once quoted as saying bingo was “very exciting” and is still believed to enjoy the game today.

Bono

Bono is an iconic figure in the music industry, and the rock star who fronts one of the biggest bands in the world in U2, took to bingo many years ago. It’s well known that Bono once owned a stake in a café in Dublin which went by the name of Mr Pussey’s. However, this was no ordinary café, and when Mr Pussey’s wasn’t serving food it would convert into a bingo hall. Bono himself would pop down to enjoy some bingo action, often flanked by supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, who would also get involved.

Prince William

Can you get anymore rich and famous than royalty? Due to being a part of the royal family it’s reasonable to think that your entertainment options can be quite limited, with the royal said to have enjoyed playing bingo with the Queen and Prince Philip at Balmoral. Prince William’s love for the game goes further than that though, as during his time at Sandhurst Military Academy he is said to have signed up to play at his local bingo hall using the alias William Harry.

Robbie Williams, who first starred in megaband Take That before going on to take the world by storm as a solo artist, uses his love for bingo in a different way to many other bingo enthusiasts. Image copyright: Denis Makarenko/Bigstock.com

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams, who first starred in megaband Take That before going on to take the world by storm as a solo artist, uses his love for bingo in a different way to many other bingo enthusiasts.

Over the years Williams has been known to host charity evenings and made bingo a big part of the events. Raising money for charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, Williams and his friends have managed to turn a game they love into an exciting way to help those in need.

As you can see, bingo is a game for everyone, and this is one of the reasons why it has stood the test of time and remained very popular all around the world. It’s a game that most people will have played and enjoyed at some point in their life, regardless of whether they’re famous, wealthy, or neither.