Regent Bingo Deal, Victoria Parade - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: January 2009
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Regent Bingo Deal, Victoria Parade Background And History
The Regent was converted to a bingo hall in 1965, in the wake of the 1960 Gaming Act. The hall has remained a family run business since just after World War 2, first as a cinema and then as the Regent Bingo Club. From 1965 to its closing in 2009, the hall was run by Robin Bloom. The closure was blamed on a number of factors, including the opening of a new club in nearby Thanet, a fall in attendance following the smoking ban and the rise of the game online. Following the closure of this club, 14 staff were made redundant and the town of Deal is left without its own bingo hall. At the moment the future of the building is not certain. The below image of the exterior of the club is reproduced courtesy of Colin Baker.
By David Lloyd (January 2009)
Since closing, the venue has been purchased by two businessmen who hope to reopen it as the Silver Screen Cinema in late 2014. The multi-million pound conversion will have three screens, and restoration to the exterior facade will be part of the work undertaken.
By Gareth Whieldon (July 2013)
Photographs Of The Regent Bingo Deal, Victoria Parade
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Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Regent Bingo Deal.
- Dover Gala Bingo, Biggin Street
- At the moment we only know of one nearby bingo club. Do you know of any more? If you do we'd love to hear from you, please contact us and let us know the name and location.
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