Riva opens UK’s first automated bingo club

Source: Ateonline.co.uk

UK bingo hall operator Riva Gaming Group has opened England’s first fully electronic bingo club in Sutton, London. The club features 582 new personal handheld terminals specifically designed for the club and 20 further portable terminals for use in the external smoking area and presents players with an electronic version of the traditional paper bingo ticket.

Simon Hannah, CEO of Riva said: “We are operating in a challenging environment but we believe there is still plenty of room for growth for operators who provide unique and exciting facilities.

“The Riva club in Sutton we believe is amongst the most leading edge in the UK and in its opening week has traded beyond our expectations,” he added. “Sutton provides our players with an exciting new bingo challenge and we are delighted with the number of players, both new and traditional, who are enjoying playing a part in the evolution of bingo”.

Riva said that it would continue to grow both its AGC and bingo divisions organically, announcing that it had completed the purchase of the Hippodrome Bingo Club in Lowestoft for an undisclosed sum. The Sutton experience it said would help determine the pace of the rollout of electronic clubs.

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