Tag Archives: Gala Leisure

Buzz Bingo appoints Hope&Glory as communications lead

Buzz Bingo, operator of the UK’s largest retail bingo network has confirmed the appointment of London public relations firm Hope&Glory as lead communications agency. The appointment sees Hope&Glory manage Buzz Bingo’s press office, media contacts and creative communications for campaigns, running across the operator’s 119 bingo premises’ nationwide. Following a £40 million makeover, Buzz Bingo is the new brand identity …

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Buzz Bingo appoints ‘customer engagement pro’ Jamie Queen as commercial lead

Buzz Bingo (formerly Gala Leisure) has confirmed the appointment of Jamie Queen, former Thomas Cook Group Marketing Director to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Queen will be tasked with leading a rebranded Buzz Bingo’s commercial operations and enterprise, focusing on enhancing brand development and customer interactions. The executive will join Buzz Bingo’s leadership team this June, …

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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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Tough Asia backdrop sees Playtech issue new profit warning

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has today issued a corporate profit warning, detailing continued Asian market woes. Issuing its second Asia related profit warning over the past year, Playtech governance details a continued slowdown of its Asian market operations and services. “As previously reported, average daily revenue in Asia continues to be impacted by an increasingly competitive backdrop. Towards the end …

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Buzzed Up! Playtech secures Gala Leisure omni-channel lead systems agreement

FTSE industry technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed that it will act as lead omni-channel systems provider for Gala Leisure, as the UK bingo operator transitions to its new identity as Buzz Bingo. Updating the market, Playtech will become the lead bingo and casino platform provider for Gala Leisure, servicing the retail and land-based provisions of Buzz Bingo future enterprise. …

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John Kelly rejoins Gala Leisure to lead big bingo changes

UK bingo hall operator, Gala Leisure has turned to an old hand in John Kelly to serve as non-Executive Chairman Kelly the founder of Gala Coral’s bingo and betting enterprise has most recently served as Chairman of Ladbrokes Coral Plc, prior to its 2018 takeover by GVC Holdings. A UK leisure and gambling figurehead, Kelly will be a key stakeholder …

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