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UK – Rank to recoup almost £80m due to VAT on slots

Rank Group, operator of the Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands in the UK, will receive a refund of £77.5m ($104.04m) from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the British tax authority, over value-added taxes paid on slot machine revenue between 2006 and 2013. Other betting companies are expecting a windfall as a result of the…

UK – Mecca broke a Guinness World Records title on the occasion of its 60th birthday

Mecca Bingo has celebrated its 60th birthday this weekend by breaking a Guinness World Records title.  It was certainly a night to remember on Saturday 13th November, as Mecca announced to all customers, staff and bingo lovers that it officially broke the Guinness World Records title for the most videos of birthday wishes/greetings uploaded to…

UK – Celebrities are helping Mecca to break Guinness World Records

Mecca Bingo is calling on customers and bingo lovers across the country to help attempt break an official Guinness World Records title by recording over 5,000 video birthday messages. To celebrate its 60th birthday this year, Mecca is attempting to break a new record title by creating the largest online video album of happy birthday…

UK – Mecca Bingo looks to break Guinness World Record

Mecca Bingo is calling on customers and bingo lovers across the country to help attempt break an official Guinness World Records title by recording over 5,000 video birthday messages. To celebrate its 60th birthday this year, Mecca is attempting to break a new record title by creating the largest online video album of happy birthday messages, from…

UK – Mecca looking to redefine British bingo with Luton relaunch

Mecca Bingo announces it will be relaunching its club in Luton this December, which is set to redefine the future of the UK’s original bingo brand, enticing new and existing customers to experience the unexpected as a new surge of bingo fans have taken to halls since reopening in May. As part of a wider…

UK – Rank’s revenues savaged by closures but non-London casinos back at 98 per cent of pre-pandemic levels

With 79 per cent of the Rank Group’s revenue being derived from its venues businesses, closures imposed in the Government’s response to the pandemic amounting to 59 per cent of available operating days together with capacity constraints, and reduced opening hours have seen revenues fall by 50 per cent, giving an operating loss of £67m….

UK – Rank to deploy real-time ‘Hawkeye’ system as part of Safer Gambling rollout

The Rank Group have developed an innovative real-time safer gambling monitoring desk as part of the group’s continued roll-out of safer gambling measures. The Grosvenor casino and Mecca bingo owner has invested significantly in the firm’s Customer support hub in order to identify, more swiftly, customer online behaviour that may require interventions, building on real-time…

UK – Mecca Bingo celebrating 60 as it reopens on May 17

Mecca is bringing bingo back in England, Scotland and Wales and will open its clubs to customers May 17, promising to do so with even more fun and entertainment. Reopening venues is an even bigger deal for Mecca as May 2021 marks its 60th year of being a part of British towns and cities, and…

UK – Only digital and Nine Spanish venues bring in revenue for Rank in Q3

Rank Group, the operator of Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo in the UK, saw gaming revenue fall by 72 per cent in its third quarter with land-based almost completely wiped out at 98 per cent down on the three months to March 31 last year. During the quarter all UK venues were closed. In Spain,…