Gala’s new Southampton site, the first new build bingo hall in almost seven years, is likely to benefit from this youthful influx. Inherent in its design are areas designed to provide both a lively environment for party-going players and a quieter space for bingo traditional, older, audience.
The BBC also notes the additional of left-field bingo themed events to the scene, including Camden’s Rebel Bingo and ‘house party’ nights on Fridays and Saturdays at some Mecca Bingo halls. “Twenty years ago we would never see a student in a club,” Simon Wykes, Gala Bingo CEO told the BBC. “Now, in some clubs, students make up 20 percent of the customer base.”