Tag: Miles Baron

National Bingo to launch new game format

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

Baron unveils key talking points from BA AGM

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Miles Baron, CEO of the Bingo Association, provides a verbal tour of the BA’s recent annual general meeting, covering everything from the upcoming general election, to the new coin and social responsibility.   The Bingo Association held its annual general meeting at the Hippodrome on 26 April, with clearer messaging being a main theme at the event, both in terms of...

Communicate and collaborate for the industry

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Sam Spencer agrees with Miles Baron’s suggestion that Bacta, the Bingo Association, and the Gambling Commission should work together to progress new ideas in the industry.   “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.” Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland, is meant to have told his troops this shortly before walloping the English at Bannockburn in 1314. The...

New concepts, Brexit and social responsibility top at annual meeting agenda for BA

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The Bingo Association will consider the impact of Brexit, the new £1 coin, social responsibility, and a growing number of concepts such as Bingo Bongos when it convenes in London next week.   The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity to network “ said chief executive Miles Baron.“It’s not only to bring members up to speed on regulation and related issues,...

Snap election likely to put Triennial “on backburner”

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With prime minister Theresa May announcing a general election only six weeks away, industry stakeholders suggest the elusive Triennial Review will “almost certainly” be slipping down the agenda.   Industry trade associations have responded positively to the government’s call for a general election on 8 June. A decision on the Triennial Review however, widely thought to have been imminent, could now...

Bacta and Bingo Association make robust defence in consumer dispute review

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The Gambling Commission seems to have stepped into the arena of blame once again, this time issuing an industry-wide wrist-slapping for its record on resolving consumer disputes. Not to be swiped at, some industry trade bodies believe the blanket criticism is misdirected. Among them are Bacta and the Bingo Association who are assured their hands are clean.   A Gambling Commission...

Biggest operators sign up to relaunched National Bingo Game

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National Bingo Game Association confirms key operators on board for relaunched game. The recently revamped National Bingo Game has made a major addition to its formula, as Gala Bingo and Mecca Bingo sign up in time for its first week. The bingo operator will join the likes of Beacon, Majestic, Castle and Carlton in the roster of businesses that will...

New prize fund for the National Bingo Game

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Bingo players offered share of £250,000+ weekly prize pot thanks to launch of new big money game. Bingo players can bag a full house weekly jackpot of £50,000 in the evenings and a share of a guaranteed £10,000 afternoon community jackpot every week, as well as treble chance prizes of between £2,000 and £30,000 in the evenings and between £1,000...

Bingo Association announce Alan Morgan as new chairman

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The Bingo Association has elected Rank’s Alan Morgan as its new chairman. Alan Morgan has been appointed new chairman of The Bingo Association following an Executive Council meeting before Christmas. Morgan joined Rank Group in September 2016 as managing director of Mecca Bingo and has been involved with the Association ever since. Prior to this he was chief operating and commercial...

Bingo Association looking for market clarification early in 2017

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Government regulation and uncertainty over the Triennial Review resulted in a mixed bag for the bingo industry according to Miles Baron, chief executive of The Bingo Association. However, looking forward to EAG and 2017, he believes market clarification could prove positive. 2016 could have had a better run  but for external forces which seemed to leave the  broader based gaming...

Bingo Association donates kids bus to needy school

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The Bingo Association and Joe McFadden present a Variety Sunshine Coach to the children of Grangewood School in Harrow. Variety, the Children’s Charity, presented a bespoke Sunshine Coach to the pupils of Grangewood School in Harrow, thanks to money raised by the bingo industry. Presenting the coach to the children was Holby City actor Joe McFadden and Mark Jepp, managing...

National Bingo Game reveals luckiest clubs

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The National Bingo Game has revealed its luckiest bingo towns in the UK with Scotland featuring prominently on the list. Topping the poll was Mecca Bingo Forge in Glasgow, with players in the city bagging £322,833.34 in total across 29 wins in the last year. Clubs in Aberdeen, Dundee Douglasfield and Hamilton also featured in the top 10 of winning clubs...

Bingo to have a full house at ICE Totally Gaming 2017

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True to its 'Totally Gaming’ pledge, ICE 2017 will feature a new and expanded area dedicated to meeting the specific needs of the land based Bingo sector. Working in partnership with The Bingo Association, Clarion Events, the organisers of ICE Totally Gaming, have created a marketing and networking space dedicated specifically to bingo. The 220 square metre ICE Bingo Pavilion...

BBC report attacks B3 gaming machines

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The BBC has launched an alarming attack on gaming machines in bingo halls. A report for the Victoria Derbyshire programme, also hosted on the BBC News website, alleges that B3 machines are the cause of social harm, quoting two gambling addicts who claim to have been affected by them. The article complains that machines are often placed in a location...