This is for those who remember the good times when United and Bally Bingo Pinballs could be played everywhere. The days for these beautiful electromechanical machines are long past maybe, but you can definitely revive playing them again. With next-best-than-the-real-thing Bingo Pinball simulations you’ll hardly notice the difference...
Bingo Gameroom version 4.0.b32 System requirements:
Windows 10 and higher; graphics card required.
Mac OSX: all recent versions, including Monterey.
Book published! ‘The Complete Bingo Pinball Simulations Book’. Everything you want to know about Bingo Pinballs and Simulations.
Bingo simulations creator Joop Riem has published a book* covering about everything there is to know about Bingos and Bingo simulations. It contains 438 pages with lots and lots of images. It describes the rise and fall of Bingos, origin of the simulations Collection, extensive info about each of the 80 simulations, how to play particular tables, score information cards, keyboard shortcuts, links to www.bingo.cdyn.com and Internet Pinball Database, etc.
*Note: not a printed book, PDF only.
After ordering you will receive a link to download the PDF.
After 4 days free trial of Bingo Gameroom and all simulations, you can continue playing the games by either a subscription or purchasing Tables. Main advantage of a subscription is the ability to play all Bingo Tables (80 at the moment), without limit.
If you don’t play that often or are only interested in a few of them, purchasing Tables might be a good suggestion. After buying Tables no internet connection is ever required, other than to check for updates or new releases.
One month access to all Tables, updates and new releases, non-recurring: USD 5.95
Continuous access to all Tables, updates and new releases, monthly recurring: USD 4.95
Buy Tables, packages:
1 Table: USD 3.95
3 Tables: USD 9.95
5 Tables: USD 14.95
10 Tables: USD 24.95
20 Tables: USD 39.95
40 Tables: USD 49.95
All Tables: USD 79.95. Buying All Tables is in fact a Lifetime Membership. It entitles you to receive new releases without any charge as well.
iPad and iPhone:
Can you believe that: Bingo Pinball games are not allowed in Apple’s App Store...
Building my own Virtual Cabinet
For those who plan to build a real Cabinet
Some people want to go a step further to the-real-thing experience by building a real Cabinet connected to a computer running the Bingo games and an LCD-screen as backglass. Bingo Gameroom and almost all Bingo tables are ready to be controlled by such a Cabinet. Not an easy job though; a controller like an Arduino or Raspberry with a SerialUSB interface is required to connect Cabinet and computer. Here you can read a helpfile describing the process of establising communication.
If your plans become more definite you can download 'Bingo Cabinet Simulator' here, a helper for testing communication between a real Cabinet and suitable Bingo games.
James Mclaren and Ian Brown have it all working! They took a real Bingo Cabinet and an Arduino controller which they connected to the Bingo Simulations. James published a set of very helpful documentation, including sourcecode, free to download.
Bingo related links
Everything there is to know about all Bingos ever produced. Starting point for me before programming a new simulation.
Bally Bingo's in Britain
Newsgroup all about Bingos. If you own a Bingo machine, here are some people who can help if you have any issues.
Frans PilgerBally Bingos in Holland
Stories and lots of photos about restoring old Bingo machines to a brandnew state. Big help for me. The man really knows a lot about Bingos, reads schematics like a first grade schoolbook. When I'm not sure about someting, he's the one with the answer. I always ask for his opinion before publishing a new simulation.
Coos HakvoortBally Bingo Specials from Holland
Coos is an expert in making parts for Bingo restoration projects like buttons, platens, but most of all Backglasses. He has invested a lot of time to reproduce the perfect Backglass, including the sparkling mirror lines. And with success! Togeher with Frans he's a big help for me. Before publishing a new simulation, I always ask for his judgement.
Chris DadeBally Bingos in Britain
For making a simulation, graphics from the machine are essential. Chris used to produce Backglasses (now he has handed that over to Chris Hakvoort) and has highres graphics from a lot of Bingos. I was very pleased that he kindly provided me all the artwork I asked him.
Lot of information about Bingo machines and how they work in ‘human readable’ form.
Nick BaldridgeFor Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast
Listen to podcasts about Electro Mechanical Pinballs and Bingos. Nick also provided me photos and videos from his Turf King (one of my favorites), Bally Double Up and United’s Caravan.
We do not collect, save, use or have access to any of your personal data – as location data, user's calendar data, contact information, reminders or photos – in any of our Bingo Pinball simulations for Mac or iOS.
What we do collect is technical data, including, but not limited to, initialization time and graphics performance related to your device model and Operating System, Table's game data as number of credits on the replay register, number of games played, credits played and won. The data is collected automatically during gameplay. It is completely anonymous without any link to personal data. They are used for analytics and app functionality only.
If a user sends a Bug Report or Feedback and includes his email address, we assume we can use this address for answering. We will never use such an address for advertising purposes or share it with any third party.