Guoco Buys Mecca Bingo From Rank

The entire bingo industry is eagerly waiting to see what is at stake for Rank Gaming and Mecca Bingo after it has been acquired by a Malaysian billionaire through his Honk Kong listed investment company. Sources say that the Guoco group own about 56% percent of Rank shares, which means that they essentially, owns the company in the boardroom.

Mecca Bingo, as we all know it, is one of the largest bingo operators in UK and the problem here is that the takeover which had a controlling interest in Rank was made viable by purchasing its shares from another Malaysian company, who also has gambling interests.

A lot of people are now wondering if Guoco will purchase the left over shares but Guoco has stated that the company will not be delisted. Mecca Bingo has been under tremendous pressure for a while now and the buyout has been a strategic move, especially since Rank is expecting a pivotal refund of VAT from the government in a while, which would be close to £250 million.

This buyout marks yet another British organization that has been taken over by a foreign organization on account of some strategic manipulation by the Malaysian company. And although everything has been done above board, some Rank shareholders are not happy with the new situation.

A lot of newspapers and magazine articles have been ranting about the issue and they have the impression that this has been a rather cheap buyout. Mecca Bingo has been a pioneer and it generates plenty of revenue.

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