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EBI Software is an industry leading developer of data integration and business information software.  With two industry technologists at its helm; Tony Eyre, with over 28 years of product innovation and product marketing in UK gambling sectors, and Chris Cowan, with more than 35 years developing business information software for manufacturing and supply chain management businesses.




As many Bingo Life readers will already know The Bingo Association has been supporting Variety the Children’s Charity since 2015, with amazing success, thanks to the support and hard work of bingo operators, club staff and the amazing generosity of bingo players up and down the country. The hard work and generosity has brought the total raised to date to over £1.3 million – a staggering amount of money!

The Bingo Association – AGM 2019


The Bingo Association AGM this year was ousted from its regular venue, the Hippodrome Casino, by the very popular live show Magic Mike, that is in residence through to 4th January 2020. Forced to find a new venue, the Association elected to move east, to the City of London and Salters Hall.

The Salters’ Company, originating from 1394, is one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies, ranked number nine in the order of precedence:

• Mercers

• Grocers

• Drapers

• Fishmongers

• Goldsmiths

• Merchant Taylors

• Skinners

• Haberdashers

• Salters

• Ironmongers

• Vintners

• Clothworkers

The New National Bingo Game


The National Bingo Game has been a long standing favourite amongst bingo players and throughout its thirty year plus history, and has always offered players great prizes and life-changing cash wins. During this time it has seen a number of changes to the game format, helping to keep it fresh and appealing.

The last upgrade to the game format took place on 30th April last year and saw the game offering more prizes, with claims becoming instant for the first time ever: these changes have proved popular with operators and players alike.



















WhichBingo.co.uk, the UK’s biggest website and community dedicated to online bingo reviews,  is getting ready to welcome over 180 industry guests to London’s Madame Tussauds on Wednesday 26th June for the WhichBingo Awards 2019.

This annual event, now in its sixth year, celebrates the very best in the UK online bingo and slots market, with a total of 11 award categories decided by a public vote of bingo players, and another 7 award winners chosen by a panel of industry experts.

At last year’s event, it was Mecca Bingo who came out on top as they walked away with a trio of awards, including Best Playtech Bingo Site, Best Customer Service and Most Socially Responsible Operator. This year, newcomers such as Buzz Bingo are looking to make their mark.

Gaming Progression on Show G2E Asia 2019

Bingo Life interview with Josephine Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions, Greater China

Can you provide us examples of other key speakers at this year’s conference?
“We’ll be officially announcing our G2E Asia 2019 speaker line-up in February. As with last year and many editions before, it’s guaranteed to be an exciting assembly of influential leaders that are fully representative of Asia’s gaming and entertainment industry.”
What else can visitors to G2E Asia expect to see on the exhibition floor as well as the Conference?

BINGO all the way:Leisure Electronics / Wexel Gaming return to the Bingo Pavilion for ICE 2019

Chris Shipley Sales & Projects Manager at Leisure Electronics Ltd & Wexel Gaming chats to Bingo Life 

For Leisure Electronics and Wexel Gaming, ICE offers a very a different visitor demography to EAG, covering a much broader audience in terms of the markets it caters to and creating a great opportunity for both companies to showcase products and connect with other sectors, such as online, betting, bingo, etc. Factoring in international delegates attending the show, the audience becomes huge.

ECM – for services to the bingo industry

Ian Creer Technical Account Manager chats to Bingo Life

ECM Systems is a name that has long been synonymous with land based bingo: purchased by leading online gaming software giant Playtech, they are successfully establishing themselves as a key part of the business and working hard to reap the benefits of being part of a sector leading company, helping them meet customer needs more quickly in a market place that is increasing steered by technology.

It has been an incredibly busy and exciting twelve months for ECM, under the second year of ownership by Playtech, and working hard within the group to integrate their product portfolio.

The Biggest BUZZ in bingo

 103 clubs and a £40 million investment

A number of towns and bingo players across the country have felt, and seen, the winds of change blow through, as Gala Bingo rebranded to Buzz Bingo, establishing itself as the newest and largest licensed bingo club operator in Great Britain.

The transformation is now almost complete and Buzz Bingo has launched all 103 clubs across the country following a staggering investment of £40 million, with the remaining 19 clubs due to be completed by February 2019: players are seeing the changes and experiencing the benefits. The launch of Buzz Bingo has also coincided with the introduction of a brand new online offering - buzzbingo.com.

For the love of Bingo!


Paddy Cronin, CEO of Edward Thompson chats to Bingo Life 

The name Edward Thompson (ET) is for many synonymous with all things bingo, having started out over 150 years ago in Sunderland. They produced their very first bingo ticket in 1958: with the first commercial bingo club opening in 1961, by 1965 Edward Thompson were producing more than 50 million tickets every week.

While times and technologies have changed, ET remain very much in the bingo firmament and have evolved and expanded. Bingo Life caught up with ‘Mr Bingo’ himself, the larger than life character that is Paddy Cronin, CEO of Edward Thompson, a direct descendant of the man who started it all.

Everyone in bingo knows Edward Thompson, and a great many know you personally, but when did it all start?