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Riva Bingo Clubs Split 0

Posted on 27, March 2009

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Riva Bingo clubs have sold off more than half of their bingo group to Brian Mattingley for an undisclosed fee. The Beacon Bingo clubs in Loughborough, Northampton, Cricklewood, Hippodrome in Lowestoft as well as 2 Riva bingo clubs are now operating under a seperate group backed by a bank. Brian Mattingley 54 is a a non executive director of 888 holdings and held a postion of Deputy chairman since March

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UK Bingo Clubs Allowed More Jackpots 0

Posted on 10, February 2009

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UK bingo clubs have had the allocation of Jackpot fruit machines known as catagory B3 machines accepted and signed off from last week. Bingosupermarket was late on the report as even the Bingo Association was only told two days after the sign off was made. This is the first bit of good news given to land based bingo clubs since the introduction of the smoking ban

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Severe Weather Brings Bingo Clubs To A Standstill 0

Posted on 5, February 2009

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Many bingo clubs up and down the country suffered reduced numbers whilst the customers found it difficult and impossible to visit their local bingo clubs. Some clubs that managed to open the doors were then effected by numerous power cuts. The online flourished as many customers opted to play online bingo instead. Further misery is expected as the icy conditions are expected to remain until the early days of next week

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Wink And Foxy Face Sell Off 0

Posted on 2, February 2009

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The online bingo operators of Foxy, Wink and Think Bingo could be forced to sell to help reduce a $1.8billion debt owed by Independent News and Media. The Irish Media firm have to pay $263 million bonds in the next two months and directors are forced into pay cuts and not receiving bonuses. The recession has lead to this latest financial crisis in the sector. Online bingo operator headed up by Simon Collins could see the popular comapny been sold off even though the sites such as the latest giant Wink bingo and the origianl offering of Foxy bingo are [&hellip

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Bingoport Awards Provide More Predictable Outcome 0

Posted on 31, January 2009

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The CAPeuro held in London over the weekend was well attended and received with the highlight for the bingo operators being the Bingoport awards. Unlike the Which bingo Awards many online bingo professionals believe the awards went to the companies that were perhaps more independent and gave a more accurate reflection of what the bingo customer prefers when visiting a bingo website

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Gala Coral Open Gibraltar Bingo Club 0

Posted on 21, January 2009

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Gala Coral have opened a large complex in the heart of the tourist district in Gibraltar. The complex consists of a betting shop, casino, and a 500 capacity bingo club. The complex is aimed at the residents and tourists which they hope to attract visitors from all over Europe. Although the business has more of a focus on Spain, it is largely believed that the venue will also attract many new UK players into the club

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How Low Can One Go 0

Posted on 20, January 2009

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Many online gaming portals are getting into bidding auctions to encourage people to place free bids on items such as cars, plasma TVs, wii’s and similar items. To win an item you simply text a bid to the auctioneer on your mobile phone which can be up to £2. The person with the lowest unique bid will win the item at the end of the auction. The problem with these auctions is that you are asked to leave your mobile number and sometimes further details after which you are bombarded with messages asking for more bids. Bingo Supermarket considered offering [&hellip

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Energy Reductions Vital Lifeline To Bingo Businesses 0

Posted on 20, January 2009

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Many land based bingo clubs are hoping for an energy company to announce a cut in energy costs. Money savings expert announced this morning on GMTV that he predicted companies would be announcing cuts of between 5-20% on fuel bills. Many bingo clubs pay over £40,000 a year in energy bills, so a 20 % drop would equate to an annual saving of around £8,000 a year that would appear straight on the bottm line. The ongoing battles with the government over VAT would be enough to regenerate many struggling bingo clubs if the decision to return taxes to the [&hellip

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Raw Deal Is A Blow For Kent Bingo Club 0

Posted on 17, January 2009

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Regent Bingo and Social club in Deal, Kent has been the latest casualty in the declining offline bingo market. Managing Director and owner Robin Bloom has had to close the doors of this once popular seaside bingo club due to poor trading conditions. Mr Bloom has been a major campaigner for the reduction in taxation on land based bingo clubs for many years but has now had to throw in the towel. The smoking ban and the increased popularity of online bingo has dealt the final blow much to the disappointment of many of the regular and loyal attenders

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Controversy Over Latest Bingo Awards 0

Posted on 13, January 2009

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The Which Bingo site of the Year awards emerged a few weeks ago and some of the industry websites are reeling over the announcements. Awards cermonies often spark controversey and questions whether the winners are deserved or if the voting system is a fair judgement of the bingo sites. Bingosupermarket are also looking to to an awards program to recognise the leading UK websites but to come up with a fair system without being able to rig the vote is easier said than done

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