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


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


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
Revenue* £202.1m
Operating profit* £28.6m
Customer visits* 8.7 million per year
Total spend per visit* £23.4
Revenue* £79.7m

* Figures as at 30 June 2019