A Skegness bingo hall is putting a creative spin on its search for a new bingo MC or caller.
Majestic Bingo is advertising a position for a “bingo MC, presenter, host, and entertainer”, which the company claims is a brand new role, at its Skegness venue.
“We are trying to attract a different type of person,” manager Jason Beauchamp-Hughes (pictured) told Lincolnshire Live.
“It’s about having a personality and injecting fun into the session.”
The bingo hall held group interview sessions, designed to find hopefuls that could entertain and interact with a wide range of strangers – a key responsibility for the role.
While the job description will raise a few eyebrows, Majestic Bingo take the role of the bingo caller very seriously.
Players principally come for the game itself, but it is the bingo caller that adds their own personal touch and keeps the session exciting – in the long run creating loyal customers who like a familiar voice.
“It’s not just about being able to call numbers, but about being able to be eloquent, clear and concise, sticking to the legal side of things.”
Beauchamp-Hughes said: “It’s not just about being able to call numbers, but about being able to be eloquent, clear and concise, sticking to the legal side of things.”
What is more, with rising competition from bingo upstarts like Rebel Bingo and Bongo’s Bingo, which have been wildly popular with young folks by putting a modern twist on the pastime, traditional bingo halls are seeking new ways to court fresher faces and look beyond their regular grey-haired players.
Indeed, Majestic Bingo hopes that with a charismatic “bingo MC”, the company can bring a breath of fresh air to the game.
“We want to attract younger people and get them more interested about the whole atmosphere – not just going online because of the smoking ban,” Beauchamp-Hughes said.