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 slot 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 (Retail)
John Dyson – Operations Director (Retail)
Adam Joseph – Operations Director (Digital)
Nigel Lewis – Director of Finance (Retail)
David Balls - Human Resources Director (Retail and Group)
Darren Wainwright - Property Director (Retail)
Richard Playle - Commercial Director (Retail)
Olly Raeburn - Chief Marketing Officer (Retail)



Slots and games

Key facts  
Established 1961
Clubs* 85
Revenue* £213.6m
Operating profit* £29.9m
Customer visits* 10.5 million per year
Total spend per visit* £20.29
Customers* 947 thousand
Revenue* £67.6m

* Figures as at 30 June 2017