Mecca Bingo

Mecca Bingo

The company is a gambling institution based and operated in the UK. Mecca Bingo is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Rank Group, which operates physical and online gaming industries in the UK and other European countries. Mecca Bingo is the largest operator of National Bingo Games.

One million customers visit Mecca Bingo each year. The network of Mecca network facilities currently employs in excess of 11,000 people. Mecca’s bingo halls are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Amenities include a cafe, bar, and a cash point plus you will find disabled access and hearing loops if needed too. This bingo hall offers a range of popular bingo games throughout the day and evening, including games played against other locations nationwide. There are also themed events and special offers depending on the branch location.

Mecca Bingo Opening Times and Locations

This enterprise operates 86 bingo halls located across major towns and cities. Mecca Bingo opening times are 11 am on Saturday, 11:30 am Monday to Friday and at 12 pm on Sunday. There may be variances in the Mecca Bingo Opening times depending on where in the country you are located. You can check the Mecca Bingo opening times of a location near you on our store locator site. This is especially useful on public holidays like Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday as Mecca Bingo opening times may vary.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mecca Bingo

When thinking of a gambling hall, a person seldom considers customer service. Mecca, however, appears to think about it quite a bit. Here are five examples of Mecca’s award winning efforts:

  1. Awarded ‘Bingo Operator of the Year’ at three consecutive International Gaming Awards (2014, 2015, and 2016).
  2. 2016 EGR Innovation and Marketing Awards (2): ‘Best Native App’ and ‘Innovation in Bingo’. The Emoji Bingo game where emojis replace the bingo balls.
  3. The WhichBingo awards for Best Customer Services and Most Socially Responsible were given to Mecca Bingo In 2017. Mecca also won the EGR award given out for Best Mobile Bingo Product.
  4. Mecca Bingo implemented a clever marketing campaign centered around a twerking cactus in 2015. Mecca’s digital sales increased by 18 per cent as a result.
  5. Founder of the Miss World pageant, Eric Morley, who is also a famed British TV host, helped popularise bingo in the UK during the sixties.

Mecca Services

The company provides both traditional and electronic versions of bingo and slot games. The physical venue offers 3 sessions every day. They also offer special promotions that increase the value.

Mecca Bingo has 90-ball, 80-ball, and 75-ball bingo games. Besides traditional bingo, to those in your local church bingo club, the company offer online bingo games for an awesome selection of thrilling games only available at Mecca. You can find bingo games for just 1p, or get special access to free rooms as a VIP.

Mecca offers regular promotions offering huge cash prizes, holidays and even cars. Check back often in order to avoid missing out on huge jackpots and other fascinating bingo games that Mecca schedules. Here, you will discover more bingo rooms than ever thought possible.

A Brief History

Mecca Bingo, headquartered in Maidenhead, was established in 1961. The company manages the Mecca Bingo brand, which includes and numerous mobile apps.

With Mecca, Eric Morley popularised bingo being played at Mecca. He helped bring about change that resulted in the company rising from small catering and dancing venue, to become one of the leading entertainment companies in the UK.

Mecca was acquired in 1990 when The Rank Organisation offered £512m. This tender was rejected. However, it was accepted a short time later.

Mecca Bingo and The Rank Organisation experienced serious losses in 2007, due to a new smoking ban throughout the UK. 230 people lost their jobs as a result after Rank shut down nine Bingo clubs.

The UK Government lowered the tax on bingo from 20 per cent to 10 per cent. In response, Mecca Bingo launched a plan, in March 2014, equipping some of its clubs with mobile-enabled tablet devices aimed at taking advantage of the new rates.

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