We have asked ourselves if the French play bingo games. Does France enjoy the same kind of relationship that people have in the United Kingdom with the fabulous numbers game?
The French do enjoy a good game of Rugby and have been World Champions at Football. Both these games are very British, and the French have taken to them.
On the other hand, they never seem to have taken to the game of Cricket. Why would bingo not be a part of the cultural exchange?
French Land Based & Online Bingo Rooms
French people enjoy Lottery Games and have had success in the EuroMillion Lottery game, but it seems they are not as passionate about Bingo as the British are.
An Internet search reveals little. What it does show are some online bingo sites trying to attract French Bingo players to an English Bingo room.
France is a regulated gambling environment. That means that anyone who wants to cater to French players needs to be licensed.
Before Gambling legislation, France had both a booming Poker and Casino scene. Sports Book venues remain the most popular option for French players.
Just why Bingo has not made a breakthrough in France is a mystery. It is supposedly the game of the working class.
France is all about that, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity) is the official motto of the French Republic.
You would have thought that the game of bingo would find a ready-made following. Again we conducted a cursory search for the term “salle de bingo Paris” on Google.fr
It revealed a few online sites and some particularly exquisite restaurants in Paris. There was not a single land-based Bingo Hall on the entire search page.
Admittedly our French is not that good; we would have expected though to be able to find at least a single venue. The only regulated Online Bingo we managed to see was a Unibet Bingo page.
Unibet has of course recently purchased the Bingo.com domain name. They are also providers of Casino games, Sports betting and Poker games in France.
In what is either the 2nd or 3rd largest population in Europe, there is not a single land-based bingo hall. Perhaps this would be an opportunity for the likes of Rank who run Mecca Bingo Halls.
We would be delighted to hear from any French Bingo Halls if we are incorrect in our assessment. France it appears, does not have a love affair with Bingo. Let’s see if we can change that.