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

By - 16 November 2021

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 a bespoke platform in one hour.

After the UK’s original bingo brand called on the nation to share its love for Mecca by submitting a birthday wishes video, Mecca hosted a Big Birthday Bash celebration in all its 71 clubs across the UK and took the opportunity to celebrate its new title on the night with an array of special games, music and partying, with over 267 videos submitted in an hour.

Videos were sent in from bingo lovers across the country, from Mecca customers and team members to celebrities including Duncan James, Anthony Costa, Sandi Bogle, Robin Windsor, Jess Impiazzi and Susan Hill, who all chipped in to wish Mecca a very special 60th birthday.

Sam Fay, Head of Strategy at Mecca Bingo, said: “We wanted to mark the occasion of our 60th birthday with an achievement that truly represented us and our customers, who are at the heart of who we are and what we do! We are thrilled to have broken this Guinness World Records title, which simply shows the love we receive every day from our bingo lovers and the importance of Mecca Bingo throughout the nation. We couldn’t be prouder.”

Alan Pixsley, Official Adjudicator at Guinness World Records, said: “Securing a Guinness World Records title is no easy feat so a huge congratulations to participants and employees at Mecca Bingo for achieving the Guinness World Records title with the most videos of birthday wishes/greetings uploaded to a bespoke platform in one hour with 267 videos. It was a truly incredible, fun and passionate night and a fitting way to celebrate 60 years of grins and wins. Happy 60th Birthday Mecca Bingo!.”

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