Friday, July 1, 2022
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Simon Wykes, the former CEO/MD of Jackpotjoy, Gala and Mecca and former Buzz Operations Support Director Mike Smith are long time work colleagues, having worked alongside each other at Riva, Gala and Mecca, and are great friends. It is...
It is unlawful to employ someone who does not have the right to work in the UK. The consequences of employing an illegal worker are significant, and can lead to a criminal conviction and/or a penalty of up to...
Affordability has been a much debated topic over recent months within the industry. It is one of the topics of the current Government Review of the Gambling Act 2005. In the Call for Evidence, in December 2020, the Government...
As the leisure landscape has evolved and broadened, bingo venues recognise that food and beverage, and customer service are key to the delivery of bingo, with many more making the jump in mindset to viewing bingo clubs as leisure...
The original programme, shot in September 2019 and ready to air just as Covid hit in March 2020, was broadcast by BBC One Wales on the 19th August 2020 and again the following night. Reflecting the warmth and humour of...
Whilst some employers were initially reluctant to send their employees to work from home at the beginning of the pandemic, there is an increasing expectation that many employees will now work from home for at least part of their working week. For some staff home...
We have had to get used to change. COVID-19 resulted in unprecedented new laws to govern our bingo industry – when must we close, when can we open? And again close, open… changing permitted hours, mandatory seating, table service, masks,...

Fun in Clubland

Leading the charge has been Bongo’s Bingo, formed by Jonny Lacey AKA Jonny Bingo and Joshua Burke back in 2015. Josh shared details of their inspiration and initial journey at The Bingo Association’s AGM in 2017, since when they...

Bingo in a time of Covid

So how do bingo customers really feel about continuing to play and returning to clubs, what else have they been doing and what are the key touch points that influence their assessment and decisions? The Bingo Association commissioned leading research...
Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit the UK in March 2020, the Chancellor has prioritised the protection of jobs and introduced measures to help support businesses through these challenging times. Now that the UK is (hopefully) leaving behind the darkest...
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