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, promoting and developing the interests of all GB licensed bingo operators.

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 2022


Chairman  Chris Matthews  Buzz Bingo
Chief Executive      Miles Baron The Bingo Association
Head of Governance  & Compliance   Paul Swindon   The Bingo Association 


Chris Matthews Buzz Group Limited
Peter Brigden Buzz Group Limited
Jonathon Swaine  Mecca Bingo
Mike Sime 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. 
Steve Pidgeon Fraser Capital Management Ltd
Steven Ambrose  Merkur
Simon Coombes Merkur
Mark Jepp Majestic Bingo  
Eric Howell Majestic Bingo
Dave Robson BJ's Luxury Bingo 
Stefan Harrison
Club 2000
Daryl Davidson Opera Bingo Ltd
Tony Lynch Lynchpin Leisure 
Jim Shipley Mirage Leisure 
Amanda Kiernan Merkur Cashino (Praesepe)
Martin Lagar Park Resorts Limited 

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