Kelly’s Eye Bingo was a Cozy bingo site named after the classic bingo call for the number one ball. Popular because of its £5 deposit bonus offer, it closed at the same time as many other Cozy sites in Spring 2019.
There are various theories about the origin of the call, one being that it is a reference to a British comic book character.
Tim Kelly is the character in question but in fact it was during the sixties and seventies (when bingo halls were already booming) that he appeared in the Valiant, which suggests that the character is a reference to the call rather than it being the other way round. Kelly had superpowers thanks to the gem he wore around his neck, the Eye of Zoltec. Another theory is that it is to do with the Australian “Iron Outlaw” Ned Kelly (who shot a policeman called Lonigan through the eye).
The Kelly of Kelly’s Eye Bingo was female and is holding a glowing #1 bingo ball, so had little to do with either of these figures.