Mecca Bingo, one of the UK's largest bingo operators, has revealed just how much it paid out online and in their clubs in 2020.
Without a doubt, last year was not an easy year for anyone. In the UK bingo scene, we saw bingo clubs close for 10 months of the year and dozens of bingo clubs close for good. However, it has been a record year for Mecca Bingo prizemoney payouts.
In total, an incredible £153,583,710 in prize money was dished out by the Rank Group-owned brand throughout 2020 across the 76 bingo clubs and through its hugely popular online bingo site.
With an increase of online gambling throughout the lockdowns, £96 million was won online at Meccabingo.com alone. Despite being closed for so long, Mecca bingo clubs handed out more than £57 million to lucky dabbers up and down the country. That whopping total included an astonishing 16 winners scooping the big National Bingo Game £50,000 jackpots.
Of course, Mecca Bingo Stockton, Britain's luckiest bingo club, despite being closed for 22 weeks of the year due to lockdowns, came out on top as Mecca’s luckiest club. In total, bingo players at the Mecca Bingo Stockton club walked away with an impressive £2,356,029 in prize money.
Londoners Claim the Big Online Wins
When it comes to the online winnings, on Meccabingo.com, players in London proved the most successful, claiming a staggering £29,361,397. Other lucky cities for online jackpots included Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham.
Catherine Warrilow, Head of PR & Content at Mecca Bingo, 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.”
Let's hope 2021 sees even more prize money dished out!