Tag Archives: Buzz Bingo

UKGC finalises licence review into IMME over ‘significant’ failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken enforcement action against International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited (IMME) due to suitability, social responsibility and money laundering’. After a nearly year-long licence review, commencing on 17 January 2020, IMME has made the decision to surrender its UK gambling licence, after the Commission was minded to revoke the certification.  IMME offers services for the betting …

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UKGC issues £780k fine to Buzz Bingo for social responsibility and AML failings

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has accused Buzz Bingo of a range of social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures, handing the operator a fine of £780,000. An investigation by the regulatory body identified a number of shortcomings between October 2019 and December 2020, including financial triggers being set too high and as a result ‘not sufficiently identifying at-risk players’, with …

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Harry Lang provides no BS take on marketing essentials

Harry Lang, Marketing Director of Buzz Bingo, has authored ‘Brands, Bandwagons & Bullshit’ – an essential tutorial for career planning in marketing, advertising, media and public relations. The book, available to purchase on Amazon, provides Lang’s ‘back-to-basics’ insights on all elements of marketing from “getting your first job through to writing a marketing strategy, running integrated campaigns, planning a budget, …

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Former Entain Director Reynolds joins GAMSTOP leadership

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GAMSTOP has announced an expansion of its senior leadership team, having appointed Simon Reynolds as a Non-Executive Director of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme. The responsible gambling awareness organisation has expressed confidence in the ‘knowledge and experience’ of safe betting policies and procedures due to his 30 years’ of cross-sector experience in the industry. The new hire’s former positions include …

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Bingo Association confirms full house for National Bingo Day

The Bingo Association has confirmed that this Sunday 27 June, all members (retail and online) will participate in the UK’s first-ever ‘National Bingo Day’. The initiative was announced last March, as the UK government published its lockdown easing roadmap, with the Bingo Association calling for all industry stakeholders to help bingo’s hospitality venues return to business.  Securing its 27 June …

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Stevie Shaves: All eyes on Buzz Bingo’s critical reopening…

After a year of business closure under UK lockdown rules, Buzz Bingo will reopen its +90 venues to the general public from Monday 17 May. Chief Commercial Officer Stevie Shaves tells SBC why all industry stakeholders should be paying close attention to Buzz Bingo’s reopening duties as a critical indicator of the sector’s retail future trading against future unknowns… ___________________ …

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Caledonia sells majority stake in Buzz Bingo to ICG for a nominal amount

FTSE250 Caledonia Investments has disclosed that it has sold its majority stake in Buzz Bingo to asset management fund Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) for a ‘nominal amount’. The London private investment trust has served as Buzz Bingo majority shareholder since 2015 – acquiring the Gala Bingo brand for £240 million ahead of previous owner Gala Coral’s merger with Ladbrokes Plc. …

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National Bingo Day launched to aid critical venue recovery

UK bingo’s biggest land-based operators, Mecca and Buzz Bingo, have joined forces to launch ‘National Bingo Day’ on Sunday 27 June – providing a vital boost for all British bingo venues returning to business from lockdown.  Accustomed to being celebrated across the US, Buzz and Mecca have launched Britain’s version of ‘National Bingo Day’, championed by the Bingo Association. Helping …

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Buzz Bingo takes on early Christmas incentives with #WinFace

Buzz Bingo has launched its new nationwide advertising campaign, #WinFace, as the UK bingo operator enters a crucial Christmas trading period for its online and retail operations. #WinFace is the first campaign developed by MSQ Partners, Buzz Bingo’s new ‘full-service advertising agency’ which leads the bingo operator’s creative and media buying disciplines.  MSQ Partners won the multi-million-pound advertising account in …

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