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Rank appoints new CFO

Rank appoints CFO
Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino operator the Rank Group has appointed a new chief financial officer in the form of former Experian executive Bill Floydd. Floydd will step into the shoes of Clive Jennings - who left the company this August after 18 years of service. The language surrounding Jennings’ departure followed the polite “pursuing other opportunities” template, but Rank’s...

Rank Group trading update shows little sign of landed recovery

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Another muted set of numbers from the Rank Group has seen the value of the company’s stock slide - but its landed division may still hold the key to success online. A trading update from the Rank Group had investors less than enthused last week, with numbers for the past 16 weeks detailing a 5 per cent drop in like-for-like...

Mecca Bingo Ellesmere Port set to close, say staff

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Official confirmation is still pending, but Mecca E-Port looks set to close-up shop - as owners the Rank Group try to batten down the hatches. Regulars and staff at the Mecca Bingo club in Ellesmere Port are claiming that their venue will imminently shut down due to low attendance figures. Rumours circulated on social media last week that staff had been...

Rank’s profits suffer amidst new regulatory landscape

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The Rank Group’s first raft of financials under the leadership of John O’Reilly see the company’s management facing an uphill battle, as the real impact of the Gambling Commission’s new due-diligence measures on the UK’s landed casino sector starts to be felt Chief executive of the Rank Group and industry stalwart John O’Reilly has insisted that the company is “undervalued”...

Dagenham bingo players scoops £1.6m win from 40p stake

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A Dagenham bingo player has hit the ultimate jackpot after winning a huge £1.6 million from a stake of just 40p whilst playing on Meccabingo.com. The player, who has asked to remain anonymous, scooped the win from only one spin during a spontaneous game of The Mighty Tusk, a game chosen by the player entirely at random. Being a member online...

Mecca Bingo rebuffs buyout petition

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An online petition designed to pressure the Rank Group into selling a Mecca bingo hall in Taunton has been met with stiff opposition from operators. A group that had attempted to have a bingo hall in Taunton turned into a mixed entertainment venue has been told in no uncertain terms that it has no chance in the endeavour. The Mecca Bingo branch...

Mecca Bingo employee recognised for top customer service service skills

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Mecca Bingo employee, Sarah Mannion, is celebrating after scooping the award for Excellence in Customer Service, at the Women in Gaming (WiG) Diversity Awards. The WiG Diversity Awards, which is in its ninth year, help create a progressive and positive arena, bridging the gender gap, and inspiring future generations of girls into the gaming and technology sectors. Mannion beat off competition...

National Bingo Game to launch new format

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The National Bingo Game Association has announced that it will be launching a new format of the ever popular National Bingo Game on 30 April. The relaunch will be a 50 number game, rather than the existing 90 numbers, and offers players a club or venue prize on every game in every venue, as well as fixed odds Jackpot prizes...

Rank Group profits dip after cautious consumer spending

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The Rank Group has warned that lower consumer spending has impacted the number of gamblers visiting its casinos and bingo halls, with the drop in patrons leading to the company forecasting a lower full-year profit and dropping its shares to a more than three-year low.   The group said on Thursday that revenue at Rank's Grosvenor casinos and Mecca bingo venues...

Carers Trust celebrates thanks to Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino

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Bolton’s Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo reached a fundraising milestone of £1.8m for the Carers Trust.   The Rank Group, which owns both companies, partnered with the Carers Trust in February, 2014. Since then, employees in Bolton have worked to raise money through fundraisers and charity events. Mike Cleary, Mecca Bingo area manager for the North West said: “We’re incredibly proud...

Mecca to launch bingo-themed mini-cruise

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Mecca Bingo has teamed up with P&O Ferries to launched “the world’s first” bingo-themed mini-cruise this February.   The ship will set sail from Hull to Amsterdam, giving passengers a full day in the Dutch capital upon arrival. On board, Mecca is offering its Bonkers Bingo, a more proactive and rowdy spin on the traditional pastime, where players are encouraged...

Digital driving Rank amid a retail reorganisation

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Rank is proving a resilient feature on both the high street and in the city. But digital is the force that seems to be turning the wheels now.   The Rank Group has released its trading update for the 16 weeks up to 15 October in which it has seen a two percent increase in like-for-like revenue. This was categorised by a...

Luda brand to expand to two new premises

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Rank, the owner of both Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo clubs, has confirmed it will be expanding with the launch of two new Luda venues in Weston-super-Mare and Leeds.   Following the initial new brand launch in Walsall Luda premises, which the company says “refreshes the bingo experience and showcases the future of convenience gaming”, Rank will now roll out to...

Mecca Bingo confirms £145m winnings payout to customers

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Mecca Bingo has paid out £145m in prize money to customers playing in its clubs over the last 12 months - an average of £390,000 per day.   And the company, not surprisingly, are proud of their achievement. “To pay out more than £145 million in prize money to our customers in just one year is fantastic,” said Caroline Webb, spokesperson...

Mecca launch Walsall Luda branch

Mecca launch Walsall Luda branch
Mecca Bingo has taken a further stride down the road of bingo evolution, with the opening of its new Luda branded premises in Walsall. Heralded as the place to socialise and relax, in addition to playing slots, and of course, bingo, doors were opened in a grand ceremony on Monday 7th August that included discounts on a range of...

Mecca Bingo gets nostalgic with Linka-Balls

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The new 90 ball variant game from Mecca Bingo, Linka-Balls, has been inspired by classic games and set within a retro themed bingo hall.   A Linka-Balls feature, with six coloured Linka-Balls representing the colours used for the bingo balls calls, forms the centrepiece of Mecca Bingo’s new 90 ball variant game. Mecca claims these additional balls become a live in-game feature...

Mecca Bingo target elusive student market

Leading bingo operator Rank is looking to students and younger people in a bid to boost footfall at its Mecca Bingo sites.
Leading Bingo operator Rank Group is looking to the student and younger people audience sector in a bid to boost footfall at its Mecca Bingo sites. The firm has announced that it is trialing three different event formats aimed at different age groups: students, millennials and 25-45 year olds. “The challenge will be how repeatable the business to these nights is,...

Rank Group brings gastronomy to gaming with new Luda brand

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The Luda brand, which has been designed to showcase the future of convenience gaming, has opened a new gaming venue in Walsall, UK.   Owned by The Rank Group Plc, the Luda brand claims it is the new place to "eat food, play slots, bingo and of course win". To celebrate the Walsall opening, the Park Street venue will be offering special...

Mecca poll shows Brits embrace the power of the emoji

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As the Emoji Movie hits cinemas, Mecca Bingo has undertaken a poll which shows the British public has heart eyes for the humble emoji.   The Mecca Bingo poll data shows that seven-in-ten Brits admit emojis work better than words and just over a third of Brits admitting they’d be happy to see emojis replace words altogether. Also, over half the nation...

Number Two ‘Me and You’ at Mecca Bingo Birkenhead

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A video of a couple who recently got engaged at Birkenhead's Mecca Bingo has taken social media sites by storm recently.   The couple, who are both regulars at the Birkenhead bingo hall, have been overwhelmed by the response to their unique engagement, according to the Liverpool Echo. A Mecca Bingo caller took part in the proposal which saw Aaron Stott surprise...

Luda set to revolutionise bingo and convenience gaming

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The Rank Group has introduced a brand new concept to the bingo experience, Luda, which the company believe showcases the future of convenience gaming.   Rank, the owner of Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo clubs, has confirmed the launch of a new brand concept, Luda. The company states that the new gaming format embraces bingo’s social and community context and places it...

Mecca submit plans for new Leeds operation

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A proposal for a new development in Leeds has been submitted by Mecca Bingo which is set to feature bingo and assorted gaming machines.   Mecca Bingo has submitted plans for a new operation in Leeds on the ground floor of The Cube on Albion Street. According to plans brought forward by Barton Willmore, the development would make no alterations to the...

Rank Group hits £1.5m charity fundraising landmark

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The Rank Group Plc has reached the milestone fundraising amount of £1.5million for its chosen charity, Carers Trust.   The Rank Group Plc, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has reached a fundraising milestone of £1,500,000 for the UK charity, Carers Trust. Since forming a partnership with the charity in February 2014, Rank group employees nationwide have raised as much money...

International supermodel calls ‘bingo’ in London

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Media Watch engages in some detective work to reveal the London bingo hotspot which may be frequented by supermodel Lara Stone.   This week brings the entirely unsurprising news that famous international supermodels enjoy a trip down the bingo. In a profile interview by the Evening Standard, the Dutch model Lara Stone was asked about the details of her life in London,...

Mecca Bingo go barking mad for lonesome pug

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Mecca Bingo launches national search to find love interest for Dabber the lonesome pug. Mecca Bingo is launching a search to find a love interest for their pug dog, Dabber, ahead of Valentine’s Day. Mecca is calling on its club members throughout the UK to nominate their own four legged furry friends who they feel would be the perfect match for...

Broadening the appeal with a bit of ‘Netflix and chill’

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Mecca Bingo has overhauled its number calls to include a number of modern pop culture references in a bid to appeal to younger players. The bingo chain, which operates 86 clubs across the UK, allowed members to vote on what traditional number calls they wanted replaced by more relevant offerings. The new modernised calls are currently being rolled out on...

Bingo undergoes contemporary makeover thanks to Mecca

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Mecca Bingo has taken an imaginative step to bring bingo bang up to date introducing a raft of clever and humorous calls Mecca Bingo is trialling a new lexicon of bingo calls.  The UK bingo giant has replaced prosaic names such as ‘half a dozen’ for the number 6 with the more contemporary ‘ Little Mix’.  Other examples include ’ Tinder Date’ for...

New Managing Director for Cowells-Arrow UK

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Cowells-Arrow UK, a subsidiary of the USA based Arrow International and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of charitable and social gaming solutions, has appointed Tony Lister as its new managing director, following a 29 year career with Mecca Bingo. He succeeds Ennio Vettese, who has retired after 13 years at the helm. “This is a great opportunity for me...

Mecca Pokemon campaign reaches 500,000

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Mecca Bingo has released the initial results of a campaign designed to engage with a younger, male audience, encouraging them to visit one of its venues. The company invited Pokemon Go players to take a screenshot of any Pokemon they came across within Mecca Bingo venues, and then share the photo for a chance to win prizes at the club...

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