It is Saturday 4th July and after four long months of lockdown, some bingo halls are opening their doors today. However, as Britain enters phase three of lockdown and with more than 300 bingo halls and clubs spread around the UK with different reopening times, the team at BingoDaily have conducted a handy bingo hall reopening guide as at Saturday 4th July.
When are Mecca Bingo Clubs Reopening?
Mecca Bingo, owned by the Rank Group (LON: RNK) was the first big retail operator to announce bingo club reopening dates and times.
On June 26th Mecca Bingo announced 36 Bingo Clubs to open July 4th (today). Since the announcement, Mecca Bingo has removed Leicester Freemans Park from the reopening list, presumably due to the fresh lockdown in Leicester.
The 35 Mecca Bingo clubs reopening on 4th July:
· Acocks Green
· Blackpool Talbot Road
· Bolton Moor Lane
· Brierley Hill
· Eltham Hill
· Hull Clough Road
· Knotty Ash
· Leeds Cross Gates Road
· Leeds Mayfair
· Leicester Freemans Park – NOW REMOVED FROM REOPENING LIST
· Luton Skimpot Road
· Norwich Aylsham Road
· Nottingham Beeston
· Sheffield Flat Street
· St Helens
· Stockton Chandlers Wharf
· Wood Green
The remaining Mecca Bingo clubs will have a phased reopening from the middle of July onwards, with which club reopening and when still to be confirmed.
Mecca stated they are still awaiting official guidance from the Scottish and Welsh Governments as to when the Mecca Bingo clubs can open there.
When are Buzz Bingo Clubs Reopening?
Buzz Bingo, the UK's largest retail bingo operator only announced yesterday (Friday 3rd July) which of the 117 Buzz Bingo bingo clubs will reopen. 12 Buzz Bingo clubs will reopen on August 6th, with the remaining Buzz Bingo clubs staging a phased reopening after. The 12 Buzz Bingo Clubs reopening on August 6th are:
Nottingham Top Valley
There is no confirmation as yet when the remaining Buzz Bingo clubs will reopen.
When are Beacon Bingo Clubs Reopening?
Earlier in the week, Beacon Bingo confirmed to BingoDaily which of the Beacon Bingo Cubs will reopen.
Redcar July 4th
Lowestoft July 6th
Northampton July 6th
Cricklewood July 6th
Loughborough – TBC
When are BJ's Bingo Clubs Reopening?
For BJ's Bingo, an announcement was made late in the week. BJ's Bingo clubs reopening schedule is:
Kitts Green July 4th
Leigh July 6th
Reading July 9th
When are Apollo Bingo Clubs Reopening
Announced at the end of the week also, Apollo Bingo (Majestic) published when Apollo Bingo clubs will reopen.
Saturday 4th July 2020
Barrow in Furness
Saturday 11th July 2020
The remaining Apollo bingo clubs reopening times have yet to be confirmed.
When are Crown Bingo Clubs Reopening?
Crown Bingo which operates bingo venues in:
All Crown Bingo clubs are open as of today (Saturday 4th July)
When are Club 3000 Bingo Clubs Reopening?
One of the first to announce reopening, Club 3000 bingo declared:
Club 3000 Bristol & Stanley Park will re-open on 4th July, 10.30am
Club 3000 Ellesmere Port will re-open on 6th July
All other Club 3000 bingo halls in England will open July 9th.
No announcement has been made on the clubs in Scotland and Wales.
Be sure to check the websites of the bingo operators to get the latest information and the restrictions in place. Details are emerging and changing daily, so be sure to check back to BingoDaily for bingo news updates as and when they happen.