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It’s the last game for Buckingham Bingo Hall before it closes

Written by: Nikola Zugic on 30/03/2009 11:32

For just merely two years, Buckingham Bingo Hall has become the second home to a lot of British bingo players in the New Hall Lane. Its final time is coming this Sunday, March 29th of 2009. It’s really sad to think that the Buckingham Bingo Hall, Preston’s flagship is closing after a short lived operation. That’s why they are going all out so they can leave a mark just before they say goodbye.

This Sunday, they are giving away four million pounds for their final game. Yes, you read that right. The final game prize will be £4 million. The Buckingham Bingo Hall can no longer sustain the club especially under the current state of the economy. They can no longer support the twenty seven full time and part time employees of the once flagship of Preston. Fourteen of those staff will lose employment after Buckingham Bingo Hall in New Hall Lane closes this March 29, according to Andy Cunningham, their CEO. Thankfully, there are thirteen who will be retained and deployed to the other sites of Buckingham Bingo, like the club at the Tithebarn Street.

Closing the New Hall Lane will actually help Buckingham Bingo Hall to secure the remaining halls or bingo clubs that they have left. The remaining eleven bingo clubs will be able to survive thanks to the help of this closure. Thankfully, the closure still left something good for the company. It was able to save to rest of the surviving bingo clubs of Buckingham Bingo.

It was in March 2007 when the New Hall Lane opened. It was actually popular having been able to reach 12,000 members and can accommodate a thousand bingo players each game. In fact, their bingo caller Allen Musa was even named the Caller of the Year for North West of the UK. Nevertheless, it has reported losses amounting to £88.7 million over the past year and thus prompted the company to close this branch.

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