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Gala Leisure completes £40m rebrand to Buzz Bingo targeting new audiences

Legacy UK bingo operator Gala Leisure has announced that it has completed its full £40 million makeover to ‘Buzz Bingo’. Gala Leisure, the former bingo subsidiary of Gala Coral, which was sold to private equity firm Caledonia Investments in December 2015 for £240 million, will now operate its 103 UK clubs under the Buzz Bingo domain. Furthermore, this week sees …

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GalaBingo.com renews charity partnership with 52 Lives

GVC Holdings’ online bingo subsidiary GalaBingo.com has confirmed that it has extended its partnership with UK charity 52 Lives. The online bingo operator has been a partner of 52 Lives since 2016, the charity which aims to change a peoples lives every week by ‘spreading kindness and generosity’. Recent examples include raising £3,000 for a homeless family to put a …

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Playtech launches Omni-channel ‘Clover Rollover’ across Gala Bingo estates

Industry technology supplier Playtech Plc, has deepened its omni-channel partnership with Gala Coral, confirming the launch of its legacy ‘Clover Rollover’ game across 128 UK-wide retail sites. Playtech details that Clover Rollover is one of its most popular and recognisable games for bingo players, and will now have its gameplay extended to retail estates by applying its Playtech ONE Omni-channel …

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Are we reaching the endgame for the Ladbrokes Life?

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Is the storied Ladbrokes brand approaching the end of its usefulness, being eaten from within by the now stronger Coral? Scott Longley speculates…. ________________ Ladbrokes Coral was understandably keen to accentuate the positives from this week’s third-quarter trading statement saying it represented “another positive period” for the group as a whole and adding that the digital performance was “strong.” This …

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GalaBingo lands prime time advertising slot

GalaBingo.com has strengthened its relationship with Channel 5, after becoming the new broadcast sponsor of Australian soaps, Neighbours and Home & Away in a deal brokered by Sky Media and 7 Stars. Expanding its media deal with the British commercial television network, the new agreement will extend the brand’s visibility, as well as heightening its messaging amongst its key audience. …

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Gala Bingo & Playtech win top honours at WhichBingo Awards

The third WhichBingo Awards hosted at London’s Madame Tussauds Museum, saw Gala Bingo and its software provider Playtech take home top industry honours. Voted by users of WhichBingo.com, Gala Bingo won its first ever ‘Best Online Bingo Site’ of the year award, taking the crown from two-time winner Jackpotjoy.  The awards night would see further honours bestowed to the Gala …

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Gala Bingo joins Senet Group watchdog

  UK independent gambling watchdog the Senet Group has confirmed Gala Bingo as its latest industry member. Gala Bingo becomes the first bingo operator to join the Senet Group, which aims to promote greater industry standards relating to advertising/marketing, operational practices and the forming of further socially responsible measures. The bingo operator joins the Senet Group main body, which includes …

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Caledonia Investments plc completes purchase of Gala Bingo

Caledonia Investments plc has announced that it has completed the purchase of the UK’s largest retail bingo operator, Gala Bingo, from Gala Coral Group. Caledonia acquired 130 Gala Bingo clubs for a fee of £241m. Gala Bingo was formed in 1991 and currently holds a 38% share of the retail bingo UK market. It’ll continue to trade under the Gala brand …

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Caledonia Investments acquires Gala Bingo retail division for £241 million

Gala Coral has this morning announced the sale of its Gala Bingo retail division to private trust Caledonia Investments for a total consideration of £241 million. The sale of the division is expected to be completed within two months, upon approval from the UK Gambling Commission. Under its new ownership Gala Bingo Retail will retain Simon Wykes as its CEO. …

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Gamesys, Gala & Betway win big at WhichBingo 2015 Online Bingo Awards

Tuesday 9 June saw the 12th annual WhichBingo Awards aboard the WW1 warship HMS President (London). The awards ceremony recognises the best in product, marketing and customer services in the online bingo sector. Online bingo media portal WhichBingo announced the winners of nine award categories voted on by members of whichbingo.co.uk. The awards night hosted by comedian Sanderson Jones and …

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