Mecca Bingo, a major bingo provider in the United Kingdom, offered a glimpse of what they paid out in 2020.
Record year for prizemoney
Last year, certainly, was not an easy time for anyone in the UK bingo scene, be it, consumers or operators. We’ve seen bingo clubs close for 10 months at a time and thousands of bingo clubs shut their doors in the UK. However, 2020 was a record year for payouts from many big-name bingo operators.
The Rank Group-owned brand, which is one of the top bingo brands in the United Kingdom paid out an eye-watering £153,583,710 in prize money
With a huge surge in online bingo during a series on lockdowns, Meccabingo.com doled out £ 96 million. Mecca bingo clubs, after being closed for so long, gave away more than £ 57 million to happy dabblers nationwide. The whopping total included 16 lucky players scooping off £ 50,000 jackpots from the major National Bingo Game.
The luckiest bingo club in Britain
The luckiest bingo club in Britain for the national bingo chained was ma,es Mecca Bingo Stockyon. The bingo hall was closed for over 22 weeks of the yea due to government protective measures. Despit all of that the bingo players of the club walked away with a total prize money of £ 2,356,029.
How did London perform?
On Meccabingo.com, players in London proved the most competitive when it came to online winnings, claiming a whopping £ 29,361,397. Other lucky cities included Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham for online jackpots.
A life-changing amount of money
Catherine Warrilow, Mecca Bingo’s Head of PR & Content, said: “Revealing that we have handed out such a life-changing amount of money during an equally life-changing year has been an amazing way to kick off 2021 at Mecca Bingo. Our loyal community has continued to give each other (and us!) endless support in such a trying time, so we’re thrilled to give something back to them.
Although our clubs remain temporarily closed, the bingo goes on at Meccabingo.com, and we can’t wait to welcome back lucky dabbers through our doors when we’re able to reopen.”