Another Bingo Hall Closure in the US

Another Bingo Hall Closure in the US

Written by: Richard Sharp on 26/10/2011 16:15

The closure of bingo halls in the UK has escalated exponentially over the past few years, and is a trend that has also hit the United States. Holy Name Parish Bingo Hall, on Fontenelle Boulevard, is the latest hall to close its doors.

The Holy Name brand has been servicing the bingo community for the past 50 years, and like other bingo operators has come under increasing pressure due to declining revenue and increasing costs.

The hall has announced a sell off of the hall and all its contents on November 3rd 2011. This will include furniture, fixtures and fittings, cash registers and the televisions installed in the facility which will basically gut the place.

Some residents have expressed sadness, with 101 year old Value Rhodie explaining that she played regularly at the hall. She said,"Yes I miss it really miss it because you know I'm 101-years-old and I played bingo Wednesdays and Saturdays, and you live for that."

Obviously the has similar feelings on the closure. A representative explained,"Revenues have just declined to the point that it was no longer feasible for us to be paying for a lease on a building and paying for staff to run it."

The district does have other bingo halls, but it is clear that this bingo hall will be missed by patrons. The sad fact of the matter is that this isn’t the first bingo hall to close for economic reasons, and certainly won’t be the last.


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