Lucky player scoops more than £12,000
ONE lucky player is toasting success after scooping a national prize worth thousands of pounds while playing bingo for the first time.
Paul Brookes, a self-employed roofer who lives off The Ridge, had never played the game in his life before until he went to the Deluxe on the seafront one evening with a friend.
The Deluxe said it has a history of attracting big wins on the National Bingo Game and is known to its members as the ‘luckiest club on the south coast’. The club lived up to its name when 22-year-old Paul swept away the night’s national prize totalling more than £12,000.
He said: “I just went along to see what it’s like. When they came up and told me I’d won I didn’t believe them, they had to tell me twice. I don’t really have a lucky number but the number that won the game for me was number 8 – so that’s it from now on.”
Luke Dean, a member of the Deluxe Bingo management team, said Paul’s win was one of a string of national prizes club members have won over the years.
He added: “On Sunday evenings we guarantee an in-house prize of £1,000 winner every week and we also have an excellent record for members winning the national prizes as well. So Sundays are really popular evenings and it’s really great when a member strikes lucky, particularly when it’s a new one like Paul.”
The Deluxe is one of the country’s few remaining privately owned bingo clubs. The iconic building in Pelham Place, once a theatre, has been owned and run by the locally-based Symonds family for nearly half a century.
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