Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Chatham, Salford, Salisbury, Antelope Park (Southampton), Banbury, Boston, Bournemouth, Bridlington, Carlisle, Chorley, Cramlington, Derby Foresters, Edinburgh Westerhailes, Harpurhey, Hereford, Kilmarnock, Milton Keynes, Oxford Kassam, Stockland Green, T
Arts / Entertainment
Arts, Entertainment And Culture
Gambling And Betting Activities
92.00 - Gambling and betting activities

573 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Buzz Group, the British company which runs 'Buzz Bingo', the UK's largest bingo club chain, has announced plans to permanently close 26 of its 117 clubs across the UK, making 573 jobs redundant.

The company’s chief executive officer said that the COVID-19 pandemic had 'significant impact' on the business and the proposed restructure was necessary to protect its future. All Buzz Bingo clubs have been closed since March, when the lockdown restrictions were introduced in the UK.

In addition to the chain of bingo clubs, the Buzz Group runs online bingo and casino games, and employs 3,400 people (before restructuring).



Eurofound (2020), Buzz Group, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101567, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101567.