Mecca is a leading operator of bingo clubs.

Rank's multi-channel community-based gaming brand for the British market.  The brand's digital channel offers a selection of games from bingo to a wide range of slots games.  The venues also offer great-value food, drink and live entertainment.

Industry overview
Licensed bingo clubs in Great Britain provide low-cost games of chance in a safe, secure and regulated environment. The majority of customers are women and must be 18 years or older in order to play in a bingo club.

Bingo itself is a pari-mutuel lottery-style game where customers can win high prizes (Mecca Bingo’s record payout is £1 million) for low stakes. In addition, clubs typically incorporate large gaming machine arcades, licensed bars and restaurant areas, which are also important generators of revenue. 

Key People
Alan Morgan – Managing Director
John Dyson – Operations Director (Retail)
Adam Joseph – Operations Director (Digital)
Nigel Lewis – Finance and Product Director
Rebecca Reeves – Director of Human Resources
Anna Shirley – Director of Marketing



Slots and games

Key facts  
Established 1961
Clubs* 87
Revenue* £221.5m
Operating profit* £32.9m
Customer visits* 11.6 million per year
Total spend per visit* £19.18
Customers* 1 million



Revenue* £66.2m
Operating profit* £8.6m
Customer visits* 5.4 million per year
Total spend per visit* £12.29
Customers* 303 thousand


* Figures as at June 2016