Tag: Gala

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

Gala Bingo
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...

Scottish bingo hall to close in new year

Peterhead’s Gala Bingo Hall is to close its doors in the new year, after the building and adjoining nightclub, Drummers Bar, were sold at auction to a private buyer.   A spokeswoman for Gala said: “The decision to sell the club has not been an easy one, and does not in anyway reflect on the performance of our management team and...

Gala Bingo launch Android app

Leading bingo operator Rank is looking to students and younger people in a bid to boost footfall at its Mecca Bingo sites.
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...

‘Rise of the machines’ continues for bingo sector

Coinslot - Gambling Commision bingo sector stats
With the release of the Gambling Commission’s Industry Statistics to September 2016 the ‘rise of the machines’ for the sector continues.   For the bingo sector, which saw an overall GGY of £682.3m, down 9 percent on the previous period, the ‘rise of the machines’ continues. It is, however, a smaller rise than in previous years, with machine GGY still contributing...