US gaming supplier Scientific Games has completed the roll out of its server-based gaming solution for Rank Group’s Mecca Bingo clubs in the UK.

The deal sees Scientific Games’ subsidiary SG Gaming roll out its Category B3, Category C and community games across its Clarity, T8 and Triple 7 terminals, with content from Barcrest, WMS and Bally made available to Mecca customers.

The fully networked terminal base allows Mecca to use ticket-in, ticket-out functionality and ticket redemption stations, while the gaming platform will provide the operator with key insights into game performance.

Deployment and installation of the solution was completed in 10 weeks following the signing of an agreement in November 2014.

“This is a truly groundbreaking deal for SG Gaming and Mecca Bingo. It’s the first time our server-based gaming solution has been rolled out on this scale in the bingo sector and we are delighted that it has been fully completed on schedule,” SG Gaming UK managing director Phil Horne said.

“We are thrilled that this rollout has been successful for both Mecca and SG Gaming. We are now continuing to demonstrate the strength of our partnership with the results showing through in cash box performance.

“From SG Gaming’s field-based engineers who worked to successfully get all terminals installed and fully functioning on the same day, to the Mecca club staff and machines teams who ensured that the clubs were fully prepared for the installation, this rollout was successful thanks to the close collaboration of the SG Gaming and Mecca teams involved in the project,” he added.

Mecca head of slots Mohammed Zabed described the company’s ongoing partnership with SG Gaming as “vital” to its gaming strategy.

“Our customers have already started to see the benefit of the new HD Clarity and T8 terminals and the new content being made available from the SG Gaming content library. With more choices than ever before, the depth of content available to Mecca customers is already proving popular with players.

“The yield analytics and enhanced platform tools and functionality are invaluable to us, and we look forward to the improvements in cash box revenue that we believe these will all bring,” he explained.

Shares in Rank Group plc (Co. Data) (LSE:RNK) were trading down 0.83 per cent in London Friday morning at 250.60 pence per share, 1.5 per cent below their 52-week high. Shares in Scientific Games Corp. (Co. Data) (NASDAQ:SGMS) closed in New York Thursday down 3.44 per cent at $12.07 per share.

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