Barrow Bingo Back in the News as Mum Wins Big

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It seems a week doesn't go by without news from Barrow's two bingo halls. The team here at BingoDaily have been kept busy with the Cumbrian town. We have actively followed the work progressing on the new Opera Bingo hall and its eventual opening earlier this month. Only this week, we covered the story of the thief who received a jail sentence for stealing charity boxes from the Apollo Barrow. 

Now, Apollo Bingo Barrow is back in the news after a foster carer from Barrow won nearly £10,000 at bingo in a £1 game in the National Live Game.

Local Lady Celebrates Big Bingo Win

Pam Cook and her daughter Coral scooped the big win at Apollo Bingo on Wednesday night. The 48-year old from Walney has been visiting the Hollywood Retail Park bingo hall for a full decade but never had such a big win. Mrs Cook said:

“There’s a group of four of us who go quite often but on Wednesday I was just with my daughter.

“Whenever we win, if the whole group is there, we put all the winnings together and then share it out at Christmas.

“We’ve won £50, £100, £200 but never any more than that so it was a bit of a shock.

“This is our first major win.”

“I’ve been saying for three years that I want a new bathroom but we kept putting it off.,” she said.

“My son got married so we spent the money on that but now I want to get my bathroom done.”


Daryl Boothroyd, the general manager at the Barrow Apollo said of the win:

“It’s great to see a local lady win such a large amount here at Apollo Bingo.

“We appear to be having a run of luck over the past few months with members taking away some great wins.

“Only last week a lucky gentleman won £3,000 in the afternoon.

“The atmosphere was electric when Pam shouted for the full house with everyone clapping and shouting congratulations to her.

“We plan on having a party to celebrate in the next few weeks.

“We just love it when our regular customers win big.

“What’s not to celebrate?”

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