The Bingo Association

The Bingo Association was formed in 1998, following the merger of the British Bingo Operators‘ Association and the Bingo Association of Great Britain. Bingo is a unique part of the gambling industry, firmly at the soft end of the spectrum of gambling activities, rooted in the social arena.

Our mission is to represent the industry, and to aid and inform sector operation and development.

We do this by working with:

  • operators and owners of clubs
  • central government and policy makers
  • regulators and compliance organisations
  • organisations involved in research, education and treatment of problem gambling
  • media
  • other sector trade organisations

We achieve this through:

  • providing an industry forum
  • shaping and driving the sector agenda
  • liaison with key third parties
  • active involvement in consultations on sector and broader regulatory and business issues
  • media representation

The Bingo Association Limited is a company limited by guarantee.

Executive Council Members - January 2016


Chairman  Martin Pugh  Mecca Bingo  
Vice Chairman Patrick Duffy  Palatial Leisure Ltd. 
Chief Executive      Miles Baron         The Bingo Association
Company Secretary    Cherry Hosking    The Bingo Association 


Simon Wykes Gala Bingo
Hayley Jane Lee Gala Bingo 
John Dyson Mecca Bingo 
Tony Lister Mecca Bingo
Mike Watret Carlton Leisure Plc
Leslie Ross Carlton Leisure Plc
Jeff Harris Castle Leisure Ltd.
Lisa Morgan Castle Leisure Ltd. 
Brian Fraser Fraser Capital Management Ltd. 
Nick Harding Praesepe Plc 
Larry Kehoe Praesepe Plc
Mark Jepp Majestic Bingo  
Ben Pitts Majestic Bingo
John Downs  Cosmo Leisure Group  
Andrew Sail Brooks Wilkinson Limited 
Stefan Harrison Club Bingo/Ritz Clubs
Laurie Carpenter New Coronet Bingo & Social Club 
Jim Shipley Mirage Leisure 
Dave Robson BJ's Bingo 
Nigel Griffiths Amlind Limited 
Nick Smith Graves (Cumberland) 
Ray Hipkin Point Bingo
Andrew Sail Brooks Wilkinson Limited  
Simon Gudgeon Cashino 
Alan Castledine Park Resorts Limited 
Martin Lagar Park Resorts Limited 
  • gambling commission
  • IBAS
  • Responsible Gambling Trust
Lexham House, 75 High Street North, Dunstable, Beds. LU6 1JF. Tel: 01582 860921 Fax: 01582 860925
© 2016 The Bingo Association Limited I Company No: 7588517 I Incorporated in England and Wales

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