Online Bingo News - April 2007

ABC Bingo Facility to Close Down Business Due to Declining Revenues
Monday, April 30, 2007

The ABC Bingo Hall announced that they will be closing down their business. Holly Anderson, VP of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, said that the main reasons are the declining revenues and interest in the game.

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No Fee Cuts for the Lindsay Bingo Charities Association
Sunday, April 29, 2007

The committee board of Ontario has declined to give the Lindsay Bingo Association a 3% cut in their licensing fees, mainly because they do not see any improvement in profits.

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Angry Mecca Bingo Hall Customers in Islington Parks Protest Closure
Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mecca Bingo Hall customers in Islington are angry about the intended closure of the bingo hall. They also claim that the officials did not think take them into consideration.

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Bingo Organization Gala Coral to Implement Handheld Consoles Due to the Smoking Ban
Wednesday, April 25, 2007

In a move to protect their profits, UK bingo organization, Gala Coral, plans to use handheld gadgets so that their players can continue to play outside in spite of the smoking ban enforced on July 1st.

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House Legislature has Passed the Rules Needed for Bingo Gaming in Arkansas
Monday, April 23, 2007

The House Legislature has approved of the regulations that are needed for the bingo and raffle games. Charitable Bingo and Raffle Games in Arkansas have been approved by the voters on November 7, 2006.

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Machine Similar to Bingo is Gaining Popularity in South Africa
Sunday, April 22, 2007

SA Chairman of the Limited Payout Machine Association said that the bingo terminals are the same as the electronic gaming machines. The SA legislation is already thinking of regulating these machines.

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Mecca Bingo Hall Officials Apply for Permit to Build Smoking Shelters for Smoking Customers
Thursday, April 19, 2007

Mecca Bingo Hall Officials have applied for a license to build smoking shelters for their smoking customers. This is one of the ways they intend to prevent the slide of their profits.

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Mecca Bingo to Help Their Customers Quit Smoking
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

On February 17th, Mecca announced that they are planning to help their customers quit smoking so that they will be able to cope with the ban. Mecca has also closed 9 bingo branches in response to the ban.

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Bingo Operator in the Capital is Pushing for Tax Cuts Because of the Smoking Ban
Monday, April 16, 2007

Bingo Halls in Scotland will be passing a petition to the Scottish Parliament asking for a tax cut for Bingo halls so that they will be able to cope with the smoking ban and dwindling profits.

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Woolworth's and St. Minver Form Partnership for Online Bingo
Sunday, April 15, 2007

St. Minver and Woolworth's form a partnership to launch an online bingo site that is expected to increase revenues for both companies.

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Construction of Large Bingo Hall on St. Ann's Road Raises Criticism
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Residents in Campbell River are worried that the 'ugly' construction walls of Bingo Palace will be an eyesore in the downtown area. However, the owner claims that once construction is complete it will be beautiful.

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Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Issues His Side On Charity Bingo Raffle Games
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Arkansas Attorney General McDaniel stated that outsiders will never be allowed to manage charity bingo and raffle games in Arkansas. Sen. Faris said that opinion will be a good legal framework for the Arkansas Legislature.

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Joyce Reeves Wins Lancashire Telegraph Bingo
Sunday, April 08, 2007

Joyce Reeves was the winner of Lancashire Telegraph Bingo on February 10, 2007. Reeves said that she will now be able buy things for their kitchen with her winnings.

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Kingsway Bingo Hall to Shut Down as a Result of Unreasonable Taxes and Smoking Ban
Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Kingsway Bingo Hall may soon be closed down to give way for the Smith and Jones Bar by the Barracuda Group. The move will cause the players of the bingo hall to become 'homeless'.

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British Columbia Lottery Closed Down The Totem Bingo Palace in North Coast
Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The BCLC decided to close the Totem Bingo Palace due to the uncomfortable playing environment. Until the new facility opens, the 35 charities will continue to receive money.

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Montgomery Woman Wins $1.1 Million Playing Bingo at Quincy Triple Seven Casino
Monday, April 02, 2007

Cynthia Brown won the $1.1 million bingo jackpot at the Quincy Triple Seven Casino. Previously, she won $50,000 in the bingo jackpot.

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Linda Robson Leads the Petition Aim at Protecting Bingo
Sunday, April 01, 2007

On March 5th, the group 'Stop Destroying My Bingo' led by Linda Robson, petitioned the government about taking action to help bingo survive problems like the smoking ban and high taxes.

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