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Playtech secures omni channel agreement with Gala Leisure

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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,...

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

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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...

Kelly returns to retail bingo for Gala Leisure rebrand

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To assist in the rebranding of its clubs to Buzz Bingo,Gala Leisure has appointed industry veteran John Kelly as non-executive chairman. Kelly, who founded the Gala Coral Group,has been recruited into the post after serving as chairman of Ladbrokes Coral until it was bought by online rival GVC. He joins the company as it presses ahead with a £40m overhaul,which not...

Bingo Association and Variety present adapted coach to Isleworth school

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As part of the Bingo Association’s ongoing fundraising efforts with charity partner Variety, Oaklands special needs school has become the latest recipient of a Sunshine Coach. The Bingo association has presented a Variety Sunshine Coach to Oaklands School, Isleworth. The specially adapted minibus, the twelfth donated by the association in the last three years, was presented to the special needs school...

Storm strikes content supply deal with Gala Leisure Bingo

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Storm Gaming Technology, the UK-based privately-owned developer of omnichannel slots, has struck a content supply deal with Gala Leisure, the UK’s largest retail bingo operator. The deal will see Storm supply its range of both non-branded and ITV-branded gaming content into Gala's retail bingo clubs for use on the hand-held tablet estate. The game content within the agreement includes popular...

National Bingo Game to launch new format

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The National Bingo Game Association has announced that it will be launching a new format of the ever popular National Bingo Game on 30 April. The relaunch will be a 50 number game, rather than the existing 90 numbers, and offers players a club or venue prize on every game in every venue, as well as fixed odds Jackpot prizes...

William Hill and Gala Bingo win Playtech Awards

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The winners of the first two Playtech Awards of 2017 for marketing excellence and innovation of Playtech’s industry-leading products have been named as William Hill and GalaBingo.com. William Hill won the Spring Playtech Award for its success in integrating and launching the Playtech Single Wallet across its sports and casino products and across all channels. Playtech claims William Hill’s UK TV...

Fabulous and feathery: Gala Bingo launch new Main Event game

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  The UK’s leading bingo operator, Gala Bingo, have launched their new Main Event game delivering more bingo, bigger prizes and later games, all before the pink backdrop of a new flamingo theme.   Behind the colourful “fabulous” and “feathery” build-up to last week’s premiere, there lies a serious offer to theplayers. Alongside the redesigned game, Gala Bingo members will also have...

Gala Bingo ad deemed as “fake news” and banned by ASA

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Gala Interactive fell foul of UK advertising rules over an ad for its Gala Bingo brand.   The advert, which was seen on online on 22 May 2017, was in the form of a news story that suggested gambling could help depression, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said. Upholding a second issue, the ASA also deemed it as “fake news”, thus making...

GalaBingo to sponsor Aussie soaps on Channel 5

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GalaBingo.com has strengthened its relationship with Channel 5, after becoming the new broadcast sponsor of Aussie soaps, Neighbours and Home & Away in a deal brokered by Sky Media and 7 Stars.   GalaBingo claims the new agreement, which expands on the current deal with the British commercial television network, will further extend the brand's visibility as well as heightening its...

Gala Bingo launch Android app

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Leading UK Bingo site GalaBingo.com has become one of the first Bingo firms to launch an app to the Android market. Google recently removed its restriction on real-money gambling apps across its mobile app store, opening opportunities for operators to bring their digital offering to the platform. “We were really excited when we heard that Google had announced that it...

Manchester Gala Bingo clubs raise £4,900 for The Christie

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In honour of popular staff member Lynn Yvette, multiple Gala Bingo halls across Manchester joined forces to raise funds for a local cancer treatment centre, The Christie.   Six Gala Bingo clubs in Manchester held a sponsored walk on Saturday 24 June to help raise money for The Christie treatment centre, after one of its buildings suffered extensive fire damage. The...

Mecca and Gala score over £24k for charity

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Staff at Mecca Bingo and Gala Bingo’s South East clubs have helped to raise over £24k at charity football fundraiser for their chosen charities.   Team members from 13 South East Mecca Bingo clubs took to the pitch to help raise funds for Carers Trust to help support the seven million carers in the UK. Having been charity partners since February 2014,...

Gala Bingo reaps community rewards from SG’s T8 sit-down

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Gala Bingo in Aston-under- Lyne has announced positive results from its six SG Gaming T8 sit-down terminals, which seem to be impressing customers with the manufacturer’s engaging community content.   Gala Bingo has reported strong performance from its six T8 sitdown terminals, manufactured by SG Gaming, at the company’s Ashton-under-Lyne site. The operator’s head of gaming for retail has responded enthusiastically to...

Gala vow to raise £250,000 for Variety, the Children’s Charity

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Gala Bingo, the UK’s largest bingo operator, has vowed to raise £250,000 in six months for Variety, the Children’s Charity with the launch of its newest game. As an affirmation of the good work done by both Gala Bingo, and the wider Bingo Association, the operator has pledged to raise £250,000 for Variety, the Children's Charity with the launch of...

Gala Bingo updates IT infrastructure and customer devices

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As the importance of a strong and secure IT infrastructure became apparent last week, Gala Bingo has been undergoing a technological transformation, updating its IT framework as well as replacing its customer-facing systems.   Gala Bingo’s club IT director has been leading the firm through a technological transformation project, aiming to revamp infrastructure and utilise new innovations. The bingo operator is conducting...

Gala expands machine offering in £1m refurbishment

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Gala Bingo has relaunched its Kingsbury Road venue with an extended arcade area, new bar and updated bingo hall following a £1m refurbishment.   Gala Bingo is celebrating the relaunch of a newly refurbished club in Kingsbury Road, Birmingham, following the recent investment of nearly £1m in the venue. The works include a new enclosed bar and extended arcade area, as well...

Gala – fostering a social gaming environment

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Gala’s commercial director Andy Goram explains how multiplayer community games compliment the company’s bingo offering to help foster a ‘friendly, social gaming environment’.   How popular have multiplayer and community games been over the last year? We have 19 multiplayer community games installed across our estate. Customers can get access to these popular titles via around 2100 server-based terminals across our 129...

Gala Bingo raises £52,000 for 52 Lives in 2016

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At the beginning of 2016, online gaming platform GalaBingo.com - the online partner of Gala Bingo - announced a brand new charity partnership with global donations charity, 52 Lives. Every week, 52 Lives posts a story about someone in need of help on its website and social media channels, and thanks to thousands of kind supporters, help is offered that...

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