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Mecca online sees engagement spike with new variant

The latest online game from Mecca Bingo has left players celebrating after a million pounds in prize money has been won within one month of launch. Best Odds Bingo (BOB) has seen more than 100,000 wins since its launch in October and a total of £1m paid out. The company designed the game on the back of considerable customer feedback...

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...

The Rank Group plc reaches £2m charity milestone

Last month Mecca’s senior team faced a bushtucker trial challenge as The Rank Group reached a fundraising milestone of £2m with Carers Trust. Team members from The Rank Group Plc, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, are celebrating after reaching a fundraising milestone of £2m for deserving charity, Carers Trust. The partnership between Carers Trust and The Rank Group Plc...

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...

Bingo player scoops £1.2m win from £1 stake

An Ilford bingo player has hit the ultimate jackpot after winning a lifechanging £1.2 million from a stake of just £1 whilst playing on The player, who has asked to remain anonymous, scooped the win during a spontaneous game of Cinderella’s Ball, a game chosen by the player completely at random. Being a member online for some years, the lucky...

Amusements round-up: Hastings Pier sign slashed; Bingo hall go ahead and Mecca leaves Ashford

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Pier sign slashed A sign highlighting the far-reaching support for Hastings Pier’s new ownership has been vandalised. Some in the town are unhappy with the sale of the site, but new boss, Sheikh Abid Gulzar remained buoyant. “I am very disappointed that anybody would want to do this. Suffice to say I am 100 percent focused on the future of...

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...

Bingo bosses reveal luckiest number – and it may surprise you

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The number 13 may be unlucky for some, with many people traditionally avoiding the number altogether, but bingo bosses have revealed that the number 13 is actually one of the luckiest numbers for punters. According to bosses at Mecca Bingo - which has just under 90 bingo clubs across the UK - the number 13 seems to bring good fortune...

Mecca Bingo staff help charity hit £1.8m

Staff at Mecca Bingo clubs across Britain have enjoyed a well-deserved celebration after making their contribution to a national campaign that has raised £1.8m for the Carers Charity. Mecca Bingo employees across the country have been celebrating after raising £1.8m for the charity Carers Trust. The Rank Group, which owns Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos, began its partnership with Carers Trust...

SG Gaming and Mecca team-up for Luda venture

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Joining forces with Mecca to equip the operator’s new high-street venture, SG Gaming has installed T8, Riviera, and Rainbow Riches Community Cash 3-player terminals into Luda venues across the UK. SG Gaming has partnered with Mecca Bingo to supply its terminals to the operator’s new Luda venues, which combine arcade and bingo in a high-street café environment. The London-based manufacturer has...

Rank steadies ship in turbulent market conditions

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The Rank Group, which incorporates the Mecca and Grosvenor brands, has posted its half- year results for 2017/18, highlighting overall profit positivity amongst a turbulent land based market.   Rank Group’s financial results for the second half of the 2017 calendar year have shown that an increase in land based efficiency amongst a difficult high street environment and continued growth of...

John “ Motty ” Motson offered bingo caller role

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John Motson, the 72-year-old football commentator, announced he will leave the BBC at the end of the football season in May 2018 after a 50-year career, and Mecca Bingo have wasted no time in proposing a new career path for the broadcasting legend.   The British bingo giant are keen to use Motty’s “perfect commentary pitch” to help bingo callers throughout...

Mecca and Gala score over £24k for charity

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Staff at Mecca Bingo and Gala Bingo’s South East clubs have helped to raise over £24k at charity football fundraiser for their chosen charities.   Team members from 13 South East Mecca Bingo clubs took to the pitch to help raise funds for Carers Trust to help support the seven million carers in the UK. Having been charity partners since February 2014,...

NRM, a company in time with the heartbeat of bingo

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Following Paul Whitbread’s letter to the Editor extolling the social contributions made by bingo, we decided to catchup with the thinking at NRM. As well as talking with Whitbread in his capacity as founder and chairman of NRM, we also spoke with managing director and coowner, Andrew Ludlow who joined the company in 2012.   It’s five years since you joined...

‘Rise of the machines’ continues for bingo sector

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With the release of the Gambling Commission’s Industry Statistics to September 2016 the ‘rise of the machines’ for the sector continues.   For the bingo sector, which saw an overall GGY of £682.3m, down 9 percent on the previous period, the ‘rise of the machines’ continues. It is, however, a smaller rise than in previous years, with machine GGY still contributing...

Mecca set for two new bingo halls in England

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The UK bingo halls operator, Mecca, has applied for two new gaming licences for venues in Weston-Super-Mare and Dudley   Mecca is poised to add two new premises to its extensive portfolio of bingo halls after applying for gaming licences in Weston-Super-Mare and Dudley. The bingo hall operator was given the green light by Dudley planners for an £850,000 investment that would...

SG’s server-based platform: giving operators the edge

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Phil Horne, CEO of SG Gaming UK, explains why a fully integrated and advanced platform solution is key to success for machine gaming operators. As the UK division of global gaming giant, Scientific Games, knows all too well, the gaming industry is above all else driven by innovation and advancing technology. That is why this year has seen the firm make...