Mecca Bingo Sunderland prepares to reopen doors

It’s been a landmark building in Holmeside for decades – and Mecca Bingo is set to welcome players once more.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 3:13 pm
Mecca Bingo will welcome people back from May 17

The city centre bingo hall, along with other Mecca branches across England, Scotland and Wales, will open its doors to customers on Monday, May 17.

Now in its 60th year, the brand’s bosses say they are determined to bounce back after a difficult 12 months.

Mark Dadson, general manager at Mecca Bingo Sunderland said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome people back. We’re a friendly face in the community – that’s a really unique part of our brand and heritage – we know and love our customers very much and we’ve very active in the area when it comes to community initiatives.

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There will be Covid secure measures at the bingo halls

"We’ve really missed being a part of people’s day to day lives so May 17th can’t come soon enough. And this year as it’s our big birthday, we’re coming back in style with more to offer than ever - we’re expecting this to be the year of bingo.”

To mark the anniversary there will be a number of offers including bingo at 1960’s prices, which is 60 pence for a book of bingo games.

Because the bingo hall is large, bosses say it’s a reassuring way to socialise and there will be different session times throughout the day so that there are not necessarily the busy bottle neck periods that can occur in other leisure or hospitality venues.

A recent addition to the schedule to further support this is hourly bingo with new games starting every hour, bringing increased flexibility to the daily line up.

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