Up to 250 jobs are at risk at Sunderland-headquartered online bingo giant Tombola.

The company, which operates Europe’s largest online bingo website, is looking to make cost savings following a £402 million takeover by Flutter – owner of Paddy Power and Sky Bet – in 2021. It employs 700 people in the UK.

Members of the customer experience team were informed via email last week that their roles were at risk of being cut and a meeting for those potentially affected was held on Friday.

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Tombola said it has conducted an ‘extensive operational review’. 

“As a result, a number of colleagues will now take part in a formal consultation process that will include significant opportunities for redeployment within the business, but will also unfortunately lead to a number of redundancies,” it stated.

Tombola, which has a stake limit of £2, generated £117 million in sales last with a pre-tax profit of £25m.

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