We use cookies to analyse traffic and for ad measurement purposes, including for personalizing ads. More Info Accept Cookies
Reality TV Goes Gambling
Harrison Score
Harrison Score

Reality TV Goes Gambling

Welcome to the 21st Century, where made up stories and fairy tales just won’t do it for us anymore. No, these days we get our rocks off laughing at reality, especially if it’s on the telly box. Good news for the casino world though – this has sparked some of the goofiest, most glorious bets, bingo and slots of all time!

With Strictly Come Dancing strutting back onto our screens this winter, and celebrities banished back to the Get Me Out of Here jungle, it’s clear that telly is getting more and more dominated by ‘reality’ shows. For starters, casinos like Paddy Power and William Hill offer plenty of ‘novelty bets’ on everything from the next elimination on X Factor to ‘who dun it’ on EastEnders. Even the hosts are not exempt; there are some brilliant odds on who will be replace iconic personalities Ant & Dec!

Reality TV also gets gamblers going with a near infinite amount of online slot machine games based off famous shows! TOWIE fans in particular went wild over ‘The Only Way Is Slots’, and Betfred’s mobile casino saw a big boom in business after introducing their ‘Britain’s Got Talent Superstar Slot’. Heck, you could even play the slot on your mobile while watching the show on telly! Thank god for modern day multi-tasking, even if it does mean everyone has screen addiction.

It’s not just hard core casinos who are getting in on the action either. Plenty of online bingo sites are picking up the reality trend, especially after the introduction of popular ‘Deal or No Deal’ bingo – one of the most searched for games on the web! With a red box theme and adrenaline-pumped atmosphere, the only thing missing is Noel Edmunds himself. There’s also a Big Brother bingo site to zone out on, featuring all the latest BB clips if you fancy something more visual.

Bingo promotions and prizes are beginning to hop on the bandwagon too. Just recently, Gala Bingo launched their brand new contest – win a lesson with TV dancing Queen Louis Spence at the world famous Pineapple Studios in London! You’ve got to play their special Strictly bingo game to qualify though.

Vice versa, some game shows have taken a leaf out of gambling books. For instance there’s National Bingo Night, a hot US game show. Studio contestants don’t actually have a bingo card, but audience members do. Contestants must participate in stunt games while bingo numbers are called. If the contestant successfully completes their stunt before anyone in the studio audience gets a bingo, they can win one of various prizes. If not, then the audience member wins $5,000! Free money for just sitting there? Yes please!

Another great TV-bingo combo comes from the trending game Buzzword Bingo. To play, simply write down a number of situations you think might happen in an episode of reality TV, such as hearing a particular catchphrase or even a contestant wetting themselves. Congratulations – you’ve essentially just created a bingo card. Tick off the events as they happen and maybe even race against your friends to get the first bingo! It’s a lot of laughs.

Not real enough for you? We can’t agree more! Let’s move on to taking the piss out of our beloved world leaders. At what age will itty bitty baby Prince George first be photographed in a nightclub? Odds on this one will probably depend on how influential his Uncle Harry is! What about odds on the assassination of Barack Obama? We’re looking to you for that one, Paddy Power! Get as shocking as you like; you have free reign, because these days everything’s a gamble.

For more information on reality television, be sure to check out TvTropes.org

Comments are closed.


*New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Secrets of the Phoenix Megaways. Spins value: 20p each. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*1st deposit (+18). Valid until further notice. Promo code: PRIZE. Min dep £10. Fixed bingo bonus [BB] £40. Max Prize Wheel Spins [PW] is 1. PW min win 4 Spins / max win £100 BB. Odds of winning vary. To withdraw BB & wins, wager x4. To withdraw games bonus [GB] wins, wager 99x. GB wins cap: £100 + initial bonus. GB on selected games only. Wagering req. vary. We reserve the right to deny bonuses, if you were found taking advantage of our bonus offers or any other deceitful activity cross the sites operated by the Company. UK only. Country restrictions apply. Your deposit balance (defined as Transaction Balance under our Withdrawal Policy) available for withdrawal at any time. Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New players only, £10 min fund, £1,000 max bonus, max bonus conversion equal to lifetime deposits (up to £250), 65x wagering requirements and full T&Cs apply here *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*Until 31/12/21. New customers only. 18+ Deposit & spend £10 on Bingo to receive £50 Bingo Bonus & 50 Free Spins (selected slots only 20p per spin). Free Spins must be accepted within 48 hours, winnings have 30x wagering which must be wagered within this time. Bingo Bonus has 4x Wagering, bonus must be accepted & wagered within 7 days. 1 new player offer only. Deposits made with Neteller/Skrill/PayPal are not valid for this promotion. UK & ROI. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org. Please play responsibly. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Rainbow Riches. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad


*New Bingo customers only. Spend £10 cash on Bingo Tickets to claim 200 Free Tickets and 20 Free Spins on eligible slots. Time limits, exclusions and T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New players only. Valid until further notice. Min deposit £5 for 300% Bingo Bonus [BB] up to £30 + 3 Jackpot Spins [JPS] on Irish Riches Jackpot (valid for 3 days, JPS wins will not be granted, unless you hit the Jackpot). Wagering requirements [WR]: 4x (deposit + BB funds). WR vary by game. GB wins cap: £100 + initial bonus amount. UK: deposit balance can be withdrawn at any time. 18+. Withdrawal restrictions & T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*1st time depositors only (18+). Valid until further notice. Min Deposit £10. No promo code required. Max bingo bonus £30. To withdraw Bingo bonus & related winnings, wager x4 the amount of your bonus funds. 10 Free Spins [FS]. FS are valid on Irish Luck, for 7 days. FS wins are granted in games bonus after all FS are used and must be wagered x80. FS wins cap: £2.50. Games Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Wagering req. vary by game. UK only. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. We reserve the right to deny bonuses, if you were found taking advantage of our bonus offers or any other deceitful activity cross the sites operated by the Company. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New casino players only. Min. £10 deposit with code ‘CASINO100’, debit card only. Valid on 7 slots. 7-day expiry. All spins must be used before cashout allowed. Terms apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad