Full House Holdings Limited has blamed the smoking ban which was introduced in 2007 for the downturn in revenues as well as the current difficult trading conditions. High street bingo halls are suffering from reduced numbers through the doors as well as a reduction of average spend per customer, as opposed to online bingo which is not showing much sign of reversal of fortunes. Buckingham Bingo launched there own online bingo site last year, Bucky Bingo which is doing extremely well and is “making a positive contribution to the business”, it is hoped that the contribution from Bucky Bingo will continue to assist the parent company much further in the future.
The previous year was something of an ‘annus horribilis’ for Buckingham Bingo as in November 2008 the company found themselves in trouble over breaches to Health & Safety laws at the hall located at Ellesmere Retail Park, Walkden. Buckingham Bingo pleaded guilty to the charges of ‘Failing to ensure the Health, Safety and welfare at work of employees’, Buckingham Bingo were fined £10,000 with an additional sum of £2,006.32 in costs.