A WEE COUNTY bingo hall has closed its doors for the final time, as the company announced it will be entering administration.

Premier Bingo, located on Mill Street, Alloa, announced on their Facebook page that the venue has closed with “immediate effect.”

The company also runs bingo halls in Cowdenbeath and Perth, with these venues having also closed down overnight.

The Facebook post, shared by thousands of customers across the three sites, said: “Due to circumstances outwith our control, we regret to announce that Premier Bingo will cease trading immediately.

“All clubs are now closed and the company is in administration.

“We will make a statement after this process has finished.”

The bingo hall is also one of the venues across Alloa which hosts a public access defibrillator for community use.

Premier Bingo’s website, which describes its venues as “the ultimate destination for bingo lovers” and also offers online gaming, is still running as normal.

Premier Bingo in Alloa came under serious threat of closure in 2020 during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Bingo Association launched a campaign at the start of 2021 to try to raise money to save the industry.

Concerns were raised when it was found that bingo halls across the country were not eligible for sector specific funding, nor for the money designated to support culture and entertainment venues.

The Advertiser approached Premier Bingo for comment.