The Biggest A-List Celeb Bingo Fans
Updated on September 16th 2020
There was a time when every high street had a bingo hall with each emporium attracting enormous crowds of players enjoying a night out and a chance to win some fabulous cash prizes alongside friends.
Bingo has long had a cult following, but the game's image has been completely transformed in recent years. The immediate access offered by online bingo and mobile versions, along with some incredible mega jackpots to play for, have brought the game a host of fans from all walks of life. The inception of the online casino has been a massive game-changer for the industry and for the mechanics of many of the most popular gambling games. Bingo in particular even has a string of A-list celebs who are fond of a shout of house.
We’ve done a bit of research to find out which celebrities are big bingo fans and, who knows, you could be playing alongside one of them here at Pink Casino one day!
Take That - Robbie Williams And Pals
He may have been crowned Britain’s most successful ever solo artist, but Robbie has always been the kind of bloke to be equally at home in Blackpool as he is in LA.
The former Take That heartthrob has revealed he put on private bingo parties at bandmate Gary Barlow’s house (who was himself once a bingo caller) and Robbie has hosted charity sessions in Hollywood with celebs like Dita Von Teese.
It was at his local club in Stoke that Robbie first developed his love of the dabber and he even played bingo with Darryl Hannah in the music video for his hit song ‘Feel’.
CR “Lucky” 7 - Cristiano Ronaldo
One of the greatest sportsmen to have ever graced a pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo is as on-the-ball with bingo numbers as he is with a football - but did you know he’s one of the most famous celeb bingo fans in the world?
Fun fact for those of you that aren’t clued up on Ronaldo-themed trivia: CR7, as he’s nicknamed, revealed he used the game of bingo to learn the English language when he was playing for Manchester United.
Ronaldo was given a DVD during his time at Old Trafford and he continued his affection for bingo games when he moved to Real Madrid and then Juventus. He should be in good company shouting ‘house’ in his current home of Turin because bingo actually originated in Italy in the 16th century - and it remains a popular pastime there to this day!
Gladiator at the Garden Gate - Russell Crowe
Another A-list celeb who was once a bingo caller, Gladiator star Russell Crowe has the position listed on his CV as the first job he ever did after leaving school.
Russell’s foray into bingo did not end as well as his acting career. The Aussie movie star was actually sacked from his local bingo club for developing a penchant for making up his own cheeky alternatives to traditional bingo calls. We’re somewhat curious about the creative bingo call he penned that resulted in him getting the axe...
And Russell Crowe isn’t the only Hollywood celeb keen on a game. Did you know that Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey recently got involved with a game of Zoom bingo for elderly players? The Time to Kill star gathered his family to join in with the virtual session for residents of an elderly care facility in Texas - and he seemed to have a blast doing so!
The Darling Buds of Play - Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones can thank the humble game of bingo for a career which has encompassed starring roles in the Darling Buds of May and The Mask of Zorro, along with Academy and BAFTA award-wins for the 2002 silver screen version of Chicago.
So, how exactly does the game of bingo factor into Catherine Zeta-Jones’ incredible acting career? Catherine’s family came from a modest background but her dad won a cool £100,000 in a bingo game - enough to send his talented daughter to dance and ballet lessons.
Married to Michael Douglas since 2000, the Welsh celeb says that she still entertains her family every Christmas with a game of bingo. In a fun little twist, she even designs her own personalised cards for each player.
Playing With Her Famous Friends - Courtney Cox
‘Friends’ star Courtney Cox, forever known for her role as the iconic Monica Geller in the hit US sitcom, is well known for enjoying a game of bingo with her superstar celeb pals including Paris Hilton and Ricki Lake.
Courtney is also said to be partial to an internet game while Ricki is a regular at charity bingo nights. Paris even hosts her own game on one of America’s biggest online bingo platforms.
Top of the Shop - Prince William
Bingo players don’t come much more esteemed than the future heir to the throne. Prince William famously spent a night in a nearby bingo hall when he was undergoing his military training at Sandhurst. The Duke of Cambridge went away empty-handed that night which was probably royally disappointing - but we imagine it made for a great night out!
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