Riva Bingo Bristol, Wells Road - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: July 2009
Broad Walk Shopping Centre
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Riva Bingo Bristol, Wells Road Background And History
The closure of Bristol Riva Bingo Bristol fits into an all too familiar pattern. It was decided to close the club due to revenue losses which have been attributed to various factors including the smoking ban, increased taxation of bingo halls and the Gaming Act.
In a rare public airing of accounts, the club showed that it actually made a loss of £200,000 in 2008, due to a 100% drop in custom over a two year period. With figures like that it is hard to have anything other than sympathy for the owners of the club. More sympathy should however be directed to the employees who lost their jobs, and the regulars who had been coming to the club for years. It is expected that the closure will have a knock on effect for local businesses who netted passing trade from the bingo hall goers. A sad story indeed.
By Gareth Whieldon (July 2009)
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Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Riva Bingo Bristol.
- Bath Gala Bingo, Sawclose
- Bristol Gala Bingo, Fishponds Rd
- Bristol Gala Bingo, Hengrove Leisure Park
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