Retail bingo chain Buzz Bingo has announced the closure of nine of its 91 retail locations in the UK, citing increased costs and reduced custom.
According to the former Gala Bingo operator, the closures could impact 151 of Buzz Bingo’s 2,456 employees, representing 6.1% of the total workforce.
The bingo chain pointed to a host of factors that have influenced the company’s decision, including changes in customer behaviour that have led to overall reduced numbers post-pandemic.
the operator said that the closures were due to reduced footfall and increased costs
This fall in custom, combined with rising operational and energy costs, has meant that the nine affected clubs are no longer “financially viable”.
“In common with the entire leisure and hospitality sector, Buzz Bingo has failed to see customers return to the high street in the same numbers as before the pandemic,” said Buzz Bingo CEO Dominic Mansour. “This, coupled with a squeeze on family finances brought about by rising in..