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    Mecca

    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

    Venues:

    Jonathon Swaine - Managing Director

    John Dyson – Operations Director

    Nigel Lewis – Director of Finance

    David Balls – Human Resources Director

    Richard Playle – Commercial Director

    Catrin White – Marketing Director

    Digital:

    Eitan Boyd – Managing Director

    James Boord – Chief Marketing Officer

    Liam Wallwork - Chief Operating Officer

    Judith Turner – Human Resources Director

    Jon Martin – Finance Director

    Darren Simms – Director of Operations Strategy

    Key facts  
    Established 1961
    Clubs* 82
    Venues  
    Revenue* £202.1m
    Operating profit* £28.6m
    Customer visits* 8.7 million per year
    Total spend per visit* £23.4
    Digital  
    Revenue* £79.7m

    * Figures as at 30 June 2019

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