High Street Bingo
When you are walking through your local town or city centre you are bound to come across a bingo hall somewhere along the way which is owned by four of the main bingo chains around, Gala Bingo, Mecca Bingo, Top Ten Bingo and Buckingham Bingo.
Probably the best known of these bingo chains has to be Gala who own over 150 bingo halls throughout the UK followed closely by Mecca Bingo who have over 100 bingo halls. Top Ten Holdings are the third largest bingo chain with over 30 bingo halls throughout England and Wales. The smallest bingo chain that we are looking at is Buckingham Bingo who are an Independent company who have 11 bingo halls throughout the UK. So let’s take a brief look at each of these chains individually.
Gala Bingo is part of the Gala Coral Group, one of Europe’s largest gaming chains, so you can guarantee that you will have an enjoyable gaming experience whether you play at your local bingo hall or when playing at their online bingo site. You will find many similar promotions online as you would find at your local club including jackpot games such as Nifty Fifty and Free Bingo.
The second largest bingo operator is Mecca Bingo who are part of the Rank group with bingo halls across the UK from Cornwall to Aberdeen. If you are a member of the online bingo club then you will find many of the regular promotions online that can also be found in your local bingo hall so there is no need to leave the comfort of your own to play your favourite bingo games.
Top Ten Holdings
The Top Ten bingo halls can be found throughout England and Wales from Cornwall right up the country to Teeside. As with the other major bingo chains, Top Ten Bingo now also has its own online bingo club site which they operate in conjunction with Cashcade group. So you know you can be assured of a great bingo experience as like the other Cashcade sites the games are powered using the Globalcom software platform.
Buckingham Bingo may be one of the smallest independent bingo operators with only 11 bingo halls across the north of England; however they are certainly a match with the big boys with their online bingo club, Bucky Bingo. Visit the website and you will find very funky graphics including the Bucky character who is definitely a reminder of the heady disco days of the 70s with his afro and dress sense! Their bingo games are powered using the Virtue Fusion software platform so are definitely onto a good thing as Virtue Fusion seems to be the provider of choice at the moment with a lot of the online bingo sites.
With the increasing popularity of online bingo, will our local bingo halls suffer or is there enough room for both? Only time will tell.
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