We use cookies to analyse traffic and for ad measurement purposes, including for personalizing ads. More Info Accept Cookies
Mecca Bingo Prepare for No Deal with “Brexit Menu”
Harrison Score
Harrison Score

Mecca Bingo Prepare for No Deal with “Brexit Menu”

As Britain hurtles towards a potential No Deal exit from the European Union, some companies are preparing to mitigate the consequences in inventive ways.

Rank, the gambling group behind Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino, has announced the roll out of a potential “Brexit Menu.” If supply chains are disrupted in the event of a rupturing no deal exit from the EU, the company will source all their food and beverages from the UK.

The company are one of the few visible British firms who have gone public about the disruption that could occur to their business with No Deal. Most business have been reluctant to discuss contingencies for fear of spooking customers.

The Prawn Identity?

John O’Reilly, the group’s Chief Executive, said “Our Brexit Menu doesn’t rely on foodstuffs coming through ports from the Continent.”

He even goes into detail about how they will achieve this aim. “For example,” he says, “the menu has drinks and all sorts of beers that are UK-brewed as opposed to coming from the continent.”

“…We would use langoustines instead of prawns” he continues, as the former can be sourced in Scotland and from around the UK.”

To try and allay any customer fears, he declares “ The menus are raring to go for both Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos.”

Rank intends to roll out this menu across all 150 of their Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino locations. The business also has an online presence with these brands, but this currently only makes up around 15% of their £700 million annual revenues.

However, over the last year, Rank acquired digital gaming firm Stride. That means Rank has acquired all of their online brands include Lucky VIP Casino, Regal Wins, Kitty and Give Back Bingo. It is thought that these will double the size of their online business.

More Rank Brexit Woes?

Though the concept of a “Brexit Menu” may seem quite amusing, there are plenty of more serious ways that a No Deal Brexit will affect the business. It’s not just the movement of goods, it will also affect the movement of people.

In Gibraltar, Rank employs over 100 people who commute across the border from Spain every day. The crossing is already fairly taxing and unpredictable due to the ongoing dispute over Gibraltan sovereignty between the UK and Spain. A No Deal Brexit will likely make this an even greater plight.

In addition, Rank’s London Office employs up to 2,500 staff, of which between 500 and 600 are EU nationals. In the event of No Deal, it is not clear how their legal status in the country would be affected. This is especially true as the UK government has announced that freedom of movement will end after the 31st October. Rank says they are doing everything that they can to ensure the status of their EU employees.

Rank is sure not to be the only gambling business affected by a No Deal Brexit. But if it does come to pass, then the question will be “How bad?” The industry waits with baited breath.

Sites Mentioned in the Article

    • If you love cats (and of course you do!), then you'll love Kitty Bingo! Some generous jackpots are available of course and there are plenty of rooms to try your luck!

      *New players only, must enter code KITTY in Bingo Lobby, claim once only, min wager £5, real cash wagers on bingo only, valid 7 days, bonus & wins playable on Bingo (excl BOB & BGT), 3x WR, full T&C apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    • The first thing we noticed about Lucky VIP Casino (besides the well-designed homepage) was that this site has some of the lowest wagering requirements of any online slots or casino site that we’ve come across! So what else appeals about this online casino site?

      *Min. 1st dep. of £20-£50. Max bonus £50 on selected slots; 50x wagering on the sum of deposit & bonus applies. Max convertible to real is 5x bonus amount received. T&C's Apply. 18+ *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    • Regal Wins is an online slots and casino site that was launched in April 2017 and is owned by Daub Alderney. With a black and gold theme and a range of promotions and games to choose from, will you feel regal playing at this online slots site?

      *1st dep. of £20-£500, max bonus £500 on selected slots; 50x wagering on the sum of deposit & bonus applies. Max convertible 5x bonus amount received. 18+. T&Cs Apply 18+ *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad


    Ask us a question

    10
    Notifications

    *New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Secrets of the Phoenix Megaways. Spins value: 20p each. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *1st deposit (+18). Valid until further notice. Promo code: PRIZE. Min dep £10. Fixed bingo bonus [BB] £40. Max Prize Wheel Spins [PW] is 1. PW min win 4 Spins / max win £100 BB. Odds of winning vary. To withdraw BB & wins, wager x4. To withdraw games bonus [GB] wins, wager 99x. GB wins cap: £100 + initial bonus. GB on selected games only. Wagering req. vary. We reserve the right to deny bonuses, if you were found taking advantage of our bonus offers or any other deceitful activity cross the sites operated by the Company. UK only. Country restrictions apply. Your deposit balance (defined as Transaction Balance under our Withdrawal Policy) available for withdrawal at any time. Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *New players only, £10 min fund, £1,000 max bonus, max bonus conversion equal to lifetime deposits (up to £250), 65x wagering requirements and full T&Cs apply here *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *Until 31/12/21. New customers only. 18+ Deposit & spend £10 on Bingo to receive £50 Bingo Bonus & 50 Free Spins (selected slots only 20p per spin). Free Spins must be accepted within 48 hours, winnings have 30x wagering which must be wagered within this time. Bingo Bonus has 4x Wagering, bonus must be accepted & wagered within 7 days. 1 new player offer only. Deposits made with Neteller/Skrill/PayPal are not valid for this promotion. UK & ROI. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org. Please play responsibly. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Rainbow Riches. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *AVAILABLE ON FIRST DEPOSIT ONLY. BONUS: MIN. DEPOSIT £20. DEPOSIT AND BONUS AMOUNT SUBJECT TO 50x WAGERING REQUIREMENTS (GAME WEIGHTINGS APPLY). WINNINGS CAPPED AT 5x BONUS AMOUNT. FREE SPINS: 10 BATCHES OF 10 FREE SPINS DAILY. WINNINGS CAPED AT £10 PER BATCH. FULL T&Cs APPLY *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *New Bingo customers only. Spend £10 cash on Bingo Tickets to claim 200 Free Tickets and 20 Free Spins on eligible slots. Time limits, exclusions and T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *New players only. Valid until further notice. Min deposit £5 for 300% Bingo Bonus [BB] up to £30 + 3 Jackpot Spins [JPS] on Irish Riches Jackpot (valid for 3 days, JPS wins will not be granted, unless you hit the Jackpot). Wagering requirements [WR]: 4x (deposit + BB funds). WR vary by game. GB wins cap: £100 + initial bonus amount. UK: deposit balance can be withdrawn at any time. 18+. Withdrawal restrictions & T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *1st time depositors only (18+). Valid until further notice. Min Deposit £10. No promo code required. Max bingo bonus £30. To withdraw Bingo bonus & related winnings, wager x4 the amount of your bonus funds. 10 Free Spins [FS]. FS are valid on Irish Luck, for 7 days. FS wins are granted in games bonus after all FS are used and must be wagered x80. FS wins cap: £2.50. Games Bonus wins cap: £100 + the initial bonus amount. Wagering req. vary by game. UK only. Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. We reserve the right to deny bonuses, if you were found taking advantage of our bonus offers or any other deceitful activity cross the sites operated by the Company. General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

    *New casino players only. Min. £10 deposit with code ‘CASINO100’, debit card only. Valid on 7 slots. 7-day expiry. All spins must be used before cashout allowed. Terms apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad