At of an era in Nuneaton as last bingo hall closes its doors

Nuneaton independent bingo hall closes
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Nuneaton’s only remaining independent bingo club has closed its doors, with management of the Palace Grand Bingo stating they were unable to “extend the life” of the club any longer.

 

The Camp Hill Road venue held its last session during a 31 October Halloween event, citing the long-term impact of Coronavirus on footfall, community and revenue.

“It is with deep regret to announce the closure of The Grand Bingo Club,” said a spokesperson for the venue.

“Thank you for your magnificent support over the last year and I am sorry we were not able to extend the life of The Grand beyond this last year.” “Thank you for your understanding.”

With a recent estimate from BingoDaily revealing that between 20 and 30 percent of all bingo clubs in the UK have closed permanently since March last year, the Palace Grand becomes the latest in a long line of heritage venue closures.

Already affected by a dwindling older demographic and a preference toward online games among younger players pre-pandemic, bricks-and-mortar bingo venues were forcibly closed for three quarters of 2020.

The Palace Grand announcement, made via social media, was met with sadness from the local community, with former employee Paddy Richards stating “such sad news.”


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