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Mecca Bingo Reading, Station Hill - Lost Bingo Halls

Details | Club Background & History | Photographs | Other Clubs | Your Comments & Memories

Club Closed: February 2007

Mecca Bingo
Station Hill

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Mecca Bingo Reading, Station Hill Background And History

Reading's Mecca Bingo had a phenomenal 45,000 members at the time of closure, and amongst them was Prince William who attended for a night with his army buddies - much to the delight of the other players and staff. The closure has been attributed to an advance response to the no smoking ban, bingo taxation, and the banning of fruit machines at bingo venues (higher stake ones). The reaction to the smoking ban was based on observations of the effect of the smoking ban in Scotland. This club was not the only one to be closed in an anticipatory move.

We are not sure of the earlier history of the building, so if you can illuminate us with anything that you know about the club's previous history, please contact us.

Photographs Of The Mecca Bingo Reading, Station Hill

If you have any photos from this lost hall, be it of its interior, the staff, special events, parties, customers and more; and you'd like to share them here, please contact us to arrange adding them to the site.

Mecca Bingo Reading

Photograph by: Ben Lewis at - Interior of Mecca Bingo Reading, Station Hill

Your Comments And Memories Of The Station Hill Mecca Bingo

Were you connected to the Mecca Bingo Station Hill, Reading? Be it as a staff member or customer, we'd love to hear about this club when it was open - send your comments and memories about the staff, the members, the events and general atmosphere of this lost bingo club; to keep here for posterity's sake.

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Other Clubs In The Area

Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Mecca Bingo Reading.

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