Monday, September 28, 2020

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Bingo players are getting younger as Covid fears keep 70-year olds at home, states Rank boss

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According to John O’Reilly, chief executive of Rank Group, the number of Mecca Bingo customers aged 70 has dropped by 60 percent with older players opting to stay at home during the pandemic amid continued health concerns and anxiety as the virus disproportionately impacted older members of society.

Millennials are replacing night clubs and dancing shoes with bingo clubs and dabbers according to Mecca survey

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Ahead of its 60th birthday celebrations taking place next year, Mecca Bingo has conducted its own extensive survey of 2,000 players generating a rich seam of media friendly facts, figures and social insights

“Bingo is a community” – Glasgow Mecca leads local support

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Staff at Mecca Bingo in Glasgow’s East End have teamed up with a number of local charities and organisations to help provide food and support to the area’s elderly and in need.

Rank steadies the ship with government aid and Linneweber victory funds

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A new statement from the Rank Group has praised “tremendous” government relief efforts, which the company says have proved invaluable in shoring up the company through tough times.

Mecca Swansea step in to provide free meals to the vulnerable

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The Labour MP for Swansea East, Carolyn Harris, has praised the team at her local Mecca Bingo Club for their efforts in helping to provide free meals to the vulnerable as part of efforts to keep the community safe.

Club 3000 to operate former Mecca Leith

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Mecca Bingo has announced the sale of its Leith venue to Club 3000 Bingo. The site will operate under new ownership as of Tuesday 10 December. The soon-to-be-former Mecca Bingo site in Leith will be operated by Club 3000 Bingo as of next week. The sale was announced to day by Mecca. The changeover of ownership is expected to be a...

Rank sees 10 percent rise in like-for-like gaming revenue

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The Rank Group - owners of the Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino brands - has posted a 10 percent increase in like-for-like gaming revenue in the quarter ending 30 September 2019. In the quarter ending 30 September 2019 Rank Group saw its like-for-like gaming revenue increase by 10 percent, with total net gaming revenues up by nine percent. The Group's Mecca...

Mecca draws in Harry Ramsden for UK-wide roll-out

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Mecca has announced a partnership with leading restaurant chain Harry Ramsden, with 70 of its nationwide halls set to incorporate the new Proudly Serving..

Mecca seeking Britain’s Best Bingo Caller

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Mecca Bingo is on the hunt to find Britain's Best Bingo Caller and is inviting its players to pick a winner. Mecca Bingo has launched a competition in order to find Britain's best bingo caller. The company is running the outreach promotion through its social channels. It will post a list of finalists in the coming days for fans to vote...

Winners announced for the 2019 WhichBingo Awards

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The winners of the 2019 WhichBingo Awards were revealed on 26 June in a ceremony at London's world-famous Madame Tussauds. The gala event offered the teams behind the UK's biggest online bingo and slots brands a chance to come together and celebrate and toast the success of the industry's leading lights. After a red-carpet welcome, the evening saw 15 different winners...

Stockton Mecca luckiest in the land?

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Mecca Bingo, Stockton saw a fourth national jackpot win in 12 months, making it one of the luckiest around. A player at Mecca Bingo in Stockton scooped a £50,000 jackpot from the National Bingo Game on Monday (20 May) evening. This is the fourth time in 12 months the venue has seen the prize claimed, which could be a record. The...

Rank Group revenue enjoys quarterly rise

Rank Group saw a one percent revenue increase for the three months up to 31 March. Rank Group, owners of the Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino brands, announced the rise as it updated investors on performances during the third fiscal quarter. Whilst Rank Group saw an increase in overall revenue like-for-like revenue for the period remained flat. At the group's Mecca Bingo...

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

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 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

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

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...