Paddy Power Bingo: - Alternative Bingo calls to spice up the game

Did anyone ever think that One Direction, a Selfie Queen and Kylie Jenner’s lips could be a way of helping bingo punters towards a full house?

In a bid to attract younger guests into a bingo room, Paddy Power have devised some modern day bingo calls which relate to a younger audience. There’s no more Dancing Queens, Fat Ladies or Eleven set of legs here. Some of the 90 numbers have been given a modern look, focusing on the latest trends and topics to help punters get closer to getting that line or full house.


Number 1 – One Direction
Probably one of the most iconic boy bands to come out of a singing competition. Originally a group of five, then four, Harry Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn the group have achieved over 100 number ones and performed to over 10 million fans worldwide.

Number 15 – Dabbing Machine
No it’s not the technique from pressing a marker on a bingo card, although it would be appropriate. Dabbing is a global craze where people point one arm upwards to the sky while bowing their head into the other arm. Yes, that’s it.

Many famous face have partaken in the crowd including Labour Leader Jeremey Corbyn, Sky News presenter Kay Burley and Prince Harry.

Number 17 – Selfie QueenC:\Users\CDaly\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Word\Selfie-100.jpg
If you haven’t got a front facing you might not know what this is, unless you’re one of those weirdos who has to manually turn their phone away from them in order to take a photograph of yourself.

A selfie is defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

It was included in the Oxford Dictionary in 2013.

Number 26 – Kylie’s Lips
Anyone who watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians might remember the youngest child, Kylie Jenner. The second child born by Kris and Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner. Over the past few years she has grown up on the screens from a child, into a young women, and her change in appearance has been dramatic. Most noticeably her lips.

Although she admitted that she had undergone plastic surgery in order to get her lips, it has been reported that she has made a whopping $420 million in retail sales from her cosmetics line, specifically her Lip Kits.


Number 37 – Hipster Heaven
The word hipster was first used back in the 1940s and was used to describe a particular subculture that had evolved in America that was directly linked to the popularity of jazz music during the 1940s.

A hipster is defined as a young, non-traditional person who is an independent thinker, believes in progressive politics and has a keen eye for fashion.


Number 41 – Man Bun
A man bun can be a key sign for a hipster to match their shabby and non-conformist fashion look.
This hair style is where a man’s hair is drawn back into a tight coil at the back or top of the hair and secured with a hair band.

The hairstyle was made famous by Real Madrid Football Player Gareth Bale

Other Modern-Day Alternative Bingo Calls include:
Number 6 – Little Mix
Number 8 – Tinder Date
Number 9 – Selfie Time
Number 22 – “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling…”
Number 24 – Lads on Tour
Number 42 – Let’s be havin you!
Number 48 – Tag a mate

Number 56 – Chill & Netflix

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