Scottish-based operator reports bumper year

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Scotland-based bingo operator Carlton has revealed a strong financial performance in 2016, with pre-tax profits rising by 27 percent.

The bricks-and-mortar bingo hall owner runs 13 clubs in Scotland and north east England from its base in Inverness. During the 15/16 financial year, its pre-tax profit rose to £1.9m, while revenue ticked up five percent to £15.2m. Overall turnover was at £33.2m, of which £18m was paid out to lucky customers, a £137,000 increase on the previous year.

 

“While the underlying results reflect the continued cost of living stresses felt by our customers, and increased competition for leisure time, customer visit frequency has been maintained and spends have increased at net spend per head level”

 

Company director George Carter said: “While the underlying results reflect the continued cost of living stresses felt by our customers, and increased competition for leisure time, customer visit frequency has been maintained and spends have increased at net spend per head level.”

Carter credited an increased spend per head – something reported by other bingo operators last year – and the performance of gaming machines for his company’s improved performance during 15/16.


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