Everyone knows the name Mecca Bingo, not only is this online site the BallsUp Site of the Month but this brand also has numerous bingo halls throughout the UK and has now become available to play via mobile phones. Now theMecca Bingo owners Rank have bought Gala Casinos for a staggering £205 million. This move by the Mecca Bingo owners sees them acquire 23 casinos from Gala Coral which now puts them the largest casino operators in the UK.
Rank, who are controlled by Malaysia’s Guoco Group not only own Mecca Bingo but also the chain of Grosvenor Casinos have been in talks to purchase these Gala Casinos for a while, however earlier this week they finally signed a deal. This deal makes the Mecca Bingo owners become the largest casino operators in the UK because not only do they already have 35 Grosvenor Casino clubs that operate throughout the country but they now own 23 Gala Casinos which puts them at 58 UK casinos.
However, Gala Coral hasn’t given all of its casinos over to Rank because they still own casinos in Dundee, Gibraltar and also a licence for a club in central London. Gala Coral believe that under Rank’s ownership the casinos will continue to grow.
There has been no speculation as to whether this new deal from Rank will affect Mecca Bingo, but with Mecca already being the established name that it is both online and offline any changes to this bingo name is highly doubtful.