Friday, September 25, 2020

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Lockdown takes its toll on Buzz Bingo as 26 clubs close in CVA arrangement

Buzz Bingo CVA
It was the kind of news no-one wanted nor expected, but Covid-19 claimed another victim from the industry this week as Buzz Bingo, considered in the prime of its health pre-coronavirus, found itself in the grip of a CVA.

Bingo begins its recovery with phased re-opening

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UK bingo has one of the toughest tasks ahead in terms of getting Covid-ready; its demographic and role in the community is a key challenge for operators. But the sector has responded with a blend of caution and vigour to ensure that it’s a full house, if not in numbers, definitely in spirit.

Buzz Bingo launches new Buzz Live platform

Buzz Bingo has announced the launch of its new online platform Buzz Live, allowing customers to play online games hosted by live callers.
Buzz Bingo has announced the launch of its new online platform Buzz Live, allowing customers to play online games hosted by live callers.

Buzz Bingo announces The Voice UK partnership

Buzz Bingo The Voice UK
Buzz Bingo has announced a new three-year agreement with ITV to act as the official gaming partner for The Voice UK, covering advertising rights and usage of the show’s theme song.

Blueprint Buzzing with confidence following latest bingo business win

Buzz Bingo Blueprint Deal
It’s a nice way to start the year; two new deals and further expansion into the bingo sector. Blueprint Operations has signed up 119 Buzz Bingo clubs for the installation..

National bingo caller of the year announced

Bingo Caller of the year
The winner of UK-wide national Bingo Game Caller of the year competition has been named. Donna Kunyo from Club 3000 MIddleton came out on top at the..

Buzz Bingo announces Poundland trolley dash promotion

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Buzz Bingo is teaming up with Poundland to offer bingo-goers a chance to bag a load of bargains in clubs next week. Buzz Bingo, Britain’s biggest bingo club has teamed up with Poundland to offer more than a quarter of a million pounds worth of prizes at clubs across the UK next week. The partnership will see a special selection of...

Buzz Bingo player wins £170,000 jackpot with a little help from the rain

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One lucky player at Buzz Bingo Southampton has won more than £170,000, following a month-long jackpot rollover. Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest retail Bingo operator, has announced the winner of a life-changing £169,046.81 jackpot, plus a £2,500 Full House prize in-club, after the prize money was rolled over for a total of 32 days. Thirty-three-year-old Gareth Bedford, from Southampton, took home...

Buzz Bingo wins big at WhichBingo Awards

Buzz Bingo scooped two prestigious accolades at the the 2019 WhichBingo Awards - Best New Bingo Site and Best Marketing Campaign. Buzz Bingo found itself on a winning streak at the 2019 WhichBingo Awards this week. The UK’s largest retail Bingo operator was crowned Best New Bingo Site and Best Marketing Campaign at the awards ceremony, which took place on...

Winners announced for the 2019 WhichBingo Awards

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The winners of the 2019 WhichBingo Awards were revealed on 26 June in a ceremony at London's world-famous Madame Tussauds. The gala event offered the teams behind the UK's biggest online bingo and slots brands a chance to come together and celebrate and toast the success of the industry's leading lights. After a red-carpet welcome, the evening saw 15 different winners...

Buzz Bingo marks charity milestone with celebrity appearance

Jo Brand will appear at Buzz Bingo Tooting to mark the raising of more than £5000,000 for Alzheimer's charities. Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest retail Bingo operator, has announced a 'Thank You' charity event in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland to celebrate the raising of more than £500,000 in donations for the organisations. Taking place on Saturday 15 June...

Buzz Bingo players on winning streak

Buzz Bingo has announced the seventh winner of the national £50,000, following a mammoth six winners in just two weeks across UK towns including Feltham, Blackburn, Wednesbury, Dover, Arbroath and Gateshead. This comes as Buzz Bingo players have celebrated as many £50,000 wins in 2019 to date as they did in the whole of 2018 on the National Bingo Game....

Jamie Queen joins Buzz Bingo as CCO

Jamie Queen is joining Buzz Bingo – the UK’s largest retail Bingo operator – in the newly-created role of chief commercial officer. Buzz Bingo underwent a £40 million re brand from Gala Leisure Ltd last September - across its estate of 2.3m square feet - as well as launching its successful online platform. It has a nationwide network of 119 bingo...

Buzz Bingo wins hat-trick of awards

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Buzz Bingo has been crowned innovator of the year by the 2019 International Gaming Awards in addition to winning “best new bingo site” and “best Playtech bingo site” at the BingoPort Player’s Choice Awards. The brand picked up the innovation award for the way in which it allows its land- based customers to extend their play experience into online -...

Debut marketing campaign is generating Buzz

Buzz Bingo campaign
A new marketing campaign on the part of Buzz bingo is already achieving a shift in the company’s new player demographics, according to its marketing director...

Buzz Bingo in Tooting heralds near-completion of Gala re-brand

Gala Leisure’s rebranding exercise is almost complete, with the relaunch of its hall in Tooting, London, representing one of the last to convert to its new Buzz Bingo operation. The hall’s reopening ceremony was hosted by Britain’s Got Talent contestant Danny Oliver, and sees the Grade I-listed art-deco former cinema relaunched under the new Buzz livery. The event comes on...

Gala rebrands 98 more bingo halls

Gala Leisure is continuing the rebrand of its retail bingo halls with 98 more venues set to launch as Buzz Bingo throughout September and October. Following the company’s initial announcement in May, which saw only a handful of clubs make the rebrand, Gala Leisure is pushing forward to launch 49 more clubs by 15 September,with each club hosting its own...

First Buzz Bingo sites launch

The first wave of Buzz Bingo venues has started with the Clactonon- Sea branch celebrating its celebratory opening on 30 June. The company, led by CEO Chris Matthews and backed by Caledonia Investments, stated its hope that the relaunch will...

Playtech secures omni channel agreement with Gala Leisure

It has been confirmed that Playtech will be the lead omnichannel systems provider for Gala Leisure as the operator makes its multi-million pound transition to the Buzz Bingo brand. The technology group has already started the initial rollout of its Playtech ONE system across Buzz Bingo properties as it moves to create unity between its online and land-based verticals. Chris Matthews,...

Buzz Bingo makes 99-year-old bingo lover’s dream come true

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Bingo fanatic, Mima Heaney, who celebrates her 100th birthday on 20th July, is the oldest resident in Banknock, Scotland - a fact she is extremely proud of. The bingo superfan, who was born into a family of children in 1918 – as the First World War ended, always played bingo with her husband and now plays with her daughter. As...

Gala Leisure is to relaunch all Gala Bingo clubs as Buzz Bingo with £40 million investment plan

Gala Bingo
Gala Leisure, owners of the UK’s biggest chain of bingo clubs, which currently trade under the licensed name, Gala Bingo, has relaunched as Buzz Bingo. The re-launch comes with a surge of investment, rolling out in five clubs initially, with investment to all clubs following in the months after. The team at Buzz Bingo, lead by Chris Matthews, CEO, and...

Gala Leisure to relaunch all clubs as Buzz Bingo with two-year £40 million investment plan

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Bingo is back, according to Gala Leisure, as the operator prepares to re-launch all its clubs with a new name; Buzz Bingo - and the aim of bringing a bigger sense of community to Britain’s favourite game. Gala Leisure, which currently trades its bingo hall’s under the licensed name Gala Bingo, is set to re-launch as Buzz Bingo. The new...