Mecca Bingo

Mecca Bingo logo and Mecca Bingo building

Mecca Bingo is a leading operator of bingo clubs.

The business is headquartered in Maidenhead, England and operates clubs under the Mecca Bingo brand in Great Britain.

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

Mark V. Jones – Managing director
Kevin Allcock – Operations director
James Condon – Sales & marketing director
Nigel Lewis – Head of finance

Key facts

Established 1961
Clubs* 103
Revenue* £234.5m
Operating profit* £29.7m
Customer visits* 15 mllion per year
Average spend per visit* £15.96
Active membership* 0.9 million
Employees* 4,145
Website www.meccabingo.com
  1. *Figures as at December 2010

Revenue

bar chart showing £234.5 million
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