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Buzz Bingo, Bringing The ‘Buzz’ Back?

Friday, Jun. 29th 2018 7:01 AM

Buzz Bingo

Gala Clubs Rebrand
As Buzz Bingo

For many years now retail bingo has been trying to shake the image of the blue rinse brigade. If you visit your local club you’ll find a more younger demographic in attendance than you might expect and Gala Leisure are hopeful that this becomes the norm as Gala rebrands to Buzz Bingo!  

The new branding for the high street venues is part of a £40 million investment that Gala Leisure are putting into their bingo halls over the next couple of years. Gala Leisure was purchased by Caledonia Venus Acquisitions in December 2015.

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Club 2000 Boasts £50K National Game Bingo Winner

Tuesday, Jun. 5th 2018 7:17 AM

Club 2000 Bingo

National Game Win
At Club 2000

A regular player at the Club 2000 Bingo hall on Aspects Leisure Park in Bedford recently landed herself an impressive National Bingo game win, one worth £50,000! The 52 year old who is a support worker, a mother of five and grandmother of 14 is understandably over the moon but has chosen to remain anonymous.

Although a regular at the Club 2000 Bingo hall, she openly admits that she hasn’t been playing very long. That said, she was keen to tell a reporter from Bedford Today that she loves going to the club because the staff and customers are so friendly and a visit to the venue gets her out of the house.

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Gala Bingo, Scunthorpe To Make Changes

Thursday, May. 24th 2018 7:35 AM

The Gala Bingo club in Winterton Road, Scunthorpe opened in November 1996 with an investment of a whopping £4.5 million. Back then the venue used to host live shows and celebrities like Roy Walker, Little and Large, Bobby Davro and Cannon and Ball have all appeared there.

However, since the drop in numbers the hall hasn’t seen quite the player numbers it once did but Gala Bingo have plans!

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Is Mansfield The Lucky Place To Play Bingo?

Tuesday, Apr. 10th 2018 4:41 AM

Costa Bingo

Mansfield Welcomes
Lady Luck

We all love online bingo and the chance to log on to our favourite sites and share a laugh with our buddies. Therefore, every now and then, we like to put down the virtual dauber and head out for a game or two at our local bingo hall. If you live near Nottinghamshire then you’re in luck, because the Apollo Bingo Club there is fast becoming one of the luckiest places in the country.

We can’t explain why, but it appears lady luck has set up home at the Apollo Bingo Club in Mansfield. Their players have been winning big over the past few months, with a whopping £50,000 won in one month alone, when the venue scooped a quartet of big wins. The club is currently owned by Majestic Bingo which was set up in 2014, but the venue has been serving the local community for almost twenty years.

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Bonkers Mecca Bingo

Friday, Sep. 1st 2017 4:14 PM

Are Mecca Bingo in the process of cracking ‘it’? By ‘it’ we mean one of the biggest problems facing land based bingo operators, how to get young people through the doors and engaged in what is considered a bit of an ageing past-time. Perhaps inspired by the success of Bongos Bingo, Mecca Bingo are launching a Bonkers Bingo night at their Burton bingo hall.

Young people are promised a night of fun, which includes food and cocktails with shots, beers and burgers. Obviously food and a tipple are available on regular bingo nights, so there’s also a DJ. And to make the youngsters feel at home, there’s going to be a change to the traditional bingo calls. Little Mix replacing number six is the only one we’ve heard of so far. But, we’re guessing that there are going to be some saucy new calls!

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Double Bubble Introduced To The National Bingo Game

Tuesday, Jun. 6th 2017 7:54 AM

If you’re a retail bingo player, a regular at your local club, then you will already likely be aware that a new promotion has been introduced called Double Bubble. This new game is an added bonus to the National Bingo Game and one that’s already impressing the crowds in venues up and down the country that link up to the national game.

If you’re a player who prefers online bingo, but has been to known to visit a local club – you might want to revisit your nearest bingo venue and check out the increased jackpots. It doesn’t take a genius to work out what the semantics of Double Bubble are….

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New Bingo Hall To Open In Dudley

Friday, May. 26th 2017 10:23 AM

Bingo News

New Bingo Hall
For Dudley

The wheels of the bingo industry recovery vehicle may be moving slowly since the change in bingo taxation, but they are moving surely. The latest news is that there will (hopefully) be a new bingo hall opened in Dudley as part of a gambling facility.

We say hopefully, as planning permission has not yet been approved buy local authorities. The 450 seat bingo hall will be located on the ground floor offering 14 bingo sessions per week. Upstairs will be the casino, named Casino 36. Casino 36 opened a casino in Wolverhampton in 2016 at a cost of over £7 million.

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Sunderland Bingo Hall Catches Fire

Thursday, May. 4th 2017 9:51 AM

Bingo News

Bingo Hall
Fire

We’ve sadly just heard of another closed bingo hall catching fire. Top Ten Bingo in Southwick, Sunderland closed circa 2013, but that hasn’t lessened the impact felt by the local community. Closed bingo halls are often cherished landmarks for locals. Their presence often serves of a reminder of good times past, and many people find the familiarity of their surroundings comforting.

Also, land based bingo has made a bit of a resurgence of late. After many years of decline the industry appears to have regained a solid footing in the face of the smoking ban and online bingo. We are seeing new clubs open which may be in part due to a change in bingo taxation.

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