Dabbers Social Bingo Hosted the Next Top Bingo Caller 2023 Competition
Dabbers Social Bingo, the innovative bingo venue located in Houndsditch, London, hosted its highly anticipated final of the 'Next Top Bingo Caller 2023' competition on July 2, 2023.
The event drew in a diverse crowd, targeting the often-overlooked demographic of twenty-somethings up to the 50s, aiming to transform the traditional bingo experience into a fun night out.
The competition began with 20 talented contestants vying for the coveted title and the chance to become Dabbers' next bingo caller. Over the course of the iGaming event, the contestants were whittled down to a final four who showcased their skills in a fierce battle for victory. The stakes were high, as the winner not only claimed the prestigious title but also secured a 12-month contract with Dabbers and a generous £1,000 ($1,266) cash prize.
The runner-up of the competition was not left empty-handed either. Sponsored by Malibu, the event offered the runner-up a year-long supply of the popular beverage. This unique collaboration between Dabbers and Malibu added an extra layer of excitement and appeal to the event.
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Dabbers Social Bingo, established in 2018, has redefined the concept of modern bingo, targeting a more diverse and energetic audience. The venue's vibrant atmosphere was evident during the final, as the night unfolded with an array of high-energy performers, drag queens, comedians, and non-stop dancing. The event was a melting pot of LGBTQ+ representation, creating an inclusive and joyful experience for attendees aged 18 and above.
As expected, the event featured a DJ playing an eclectic mix of party hits, from iconic Spice Girls tunes like 'Spice Up Your Life' to infectious tracks like Rednex's 'Cotton Eyed Joe.' Comedic bingo callers entertained the crowd, ensuring the games were filled with laughter and excitement. Multiple rounds of bingo were played, offering participants a chance to win silly prizes while enjoying a flow of cocktails and delectable tacos conveniently ordered through the Dabbers' app.
This year marked the third edition of the 'Next Top Bingo Caller' competition, with the winner determined by both the audience's vote and the judge's verdict.
The esteemed panel of judges included Kate Daughton, Ex-Head of Comedy at the BBC and Co-Founder of Boffola Pictures, as well as comedian Hannah Byczkowski, known for her work on "The Traitors" (BBC, 2023).
Ultimately, the audience vote went to the talented comedian Amy Webber, who secured the 12-month contract with Dabbers, while Ric O'Brac claimed the runner-up position and the coveted Malibu sponsorship. Stand-up comedian and self-proclaimed 'Britain's most unsuccessful Mexican wrestler,' Jerry Bakewell, made a special appearance at the event, presenting the Malibu sash to Ric O'Brac.
Dabbers Social Bingo once again showcased its commitment to reinventing the traditional bingo experience, captivating a wider demographic and providing an unforgettable night of entertainment. With events like the 'Next Top Bingo Caller,' Dabbers continues to solidify its position as a trailblazer in the industry, bridging the generation gap and proving that bingo can be a thrilling and inclusive activity for all.