Friday, July 1, 2022
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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...
If there is a top five of positive consequences from the gruesome global pandemic that is Coronavirus, then increased community cohesion is right up there. And amongst those stories of generosity, personal hardship, community support and sadly, loss, bingo...

Full house!

Full House is a phrase as synonymous with bingo as ‘eyes down’, both of which have now given rise to television programmes – two fictional, one fact. Eyes Down (2000), some may remember, was an episode of the ‘That...
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...

A brand new Cosmo

It was not immediately clear what the new owners’ plans were for the clubs, as the purchase marked a move away from Boyle Sports’ core business. However, it quickly became clear that Cosmo’s new owners wished to build on...
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...
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,...
Summer is historically quieter from a regulatory perspective. The politicians are on holiday and, this summer, we have all been concentrating on operations, now we are open again and out of lockdown. Earlier in the year I wrote about the...
As a result, save in respect of care home workers where the Government has legislated to require the majority of staff to be double vaccinated save in limited circumstances, the idea of making the Covid-19 vaccine a condition of...
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