There will be very few people who are unaware of the chain of Mecca Bingo Halls across the whole of England, Scotland and Wales – part of the Rank Group leisure business. Along with Gala Bingo they are the largest bingo hall group in the UK. So it not surprising that they were able to take their extensive knowledge of traditional land bingo and create a truly fantastic online bingo experience.
There are two important factors which jump out to the new player. Firstly the number of bingo games on offer (more of that below). But also how easy the site is to use. You’d think that with so many options it would make everything that bit more complicated but this is far from the truth. You can decide to look at everything coming up now or break it down into easy to find segments. Want to find out when the next game of ‘Lucky Numbers’ bingo is starting? Or what games are playing tomorrow evening? Just tick the right boxes and you’ll see a complete list.
Plus you can pre-buy your tickets for any game you would like to as far ahead as you want.
Are there many games to play?
Mecca Bingo is one of the Virtue Fusion bingo sites so has the usual range of games we all know and love! Plus a few more besides! They obviously like their TV themed games – as well as Deal Or No Deal there is also Britain’s Got Talent, X-Factor and even Blockbusters bingo. All games are fun, colourful, easy to play and a synch to navigate from one to another.
So how many are there? Well at the time of this review we counted 44 games staring within the next 10 minutes ….. Ok many of those were repeated games which just shows how fast they move. There’s never any need to wait around for a game to start!
And the types? As we said – this is a Virtue Fusion site. So there’s a massive range of 75, 80 and 90 ball bingo together with free games, mega prizes in link up games, speed bingo, TV themed, 1TG, penny bingo ………. Other games outside the bingo rooms include loads of slots, scratch cards, instant wins, casino games and skill based games. And all to the high quality you’d expect.
What are the advantages for new members?
There’s the ease of use as already mentioned. But there are also some very nice perks to registering. There is a great welcome bonus as can be seen on the clickable banner above.
But Mecca Bingo are also part of that very small list of no deposit bingo sites which offer so much to the new player. This works by offering free bingo for newbies every evening between 6pm – 8pm in the special newbie room for a full seven days from joining. All games are free with a guaranteed jackpot and include help and guidance from the chat moderators. And you are eligible whether you have made a deposit or not.
Are the promotions any good?
The promos at Mecca Bingo are wide and varied and change constantly. But there’s always a generous welcome bonus and refer a friend bonus. Plus others such as ‘pet of the month’ (just send in a photo) and ‘roomie of the week’ (just involve yourself in the chat rooms).
There’s also Mecca Treats to earn and win which are their form of loyalty bonus. This works as you’d expect by awarding you with these points the more games you play. The more of these you earn the higher up the colour levels you will climb, earning greater and more prizes along the way. Even at the basic pink level you qualify for perks like a prize draw and a birthday bonus. But keep climbing and you will get deposit bonuses, triple point days, additional free bingo games and lots more …… And after all that the treat points you earn can be traded in for cash to play further games of bingo.
But I’m already a member of my local Mecca Bingo Club …….
Even better! If you are already a member of one of the many Mecca Bingo clubs – or would like to be – you will find that both the online and land bingo options compliment each other very nicely. For example, as a new online member you will receive a free voucher to use at one of the bingo clubs. You can also use your local club to withdraw any winnings from your online account.
But the best bit is that even if you are already a club member you still qualify to get the welcome bonus the same as anyone else!
Can I play Mecca Bingo on my phone?
Yes you can easily play mobile bingo too! Just download the correct app for your phone and you can join in the fun.
There are also many promos which are specific to mobile players only!
How may I make a deposit?
There are several ways to do this. Any MasterCard or Visa debit / credit card. You can also use Solo, Switch or Laser. Or Skrill, Ukash, or Neteller. And despite the fact that it isn’t mentioned in the FAQ section, Mecca bingo is also one of the many PayPal bingo sites available.
How’s the customer service at Mecca Bingo?
You can contact the helpdesk by Freephone or Live Help from 8 am to midnight every day or via email. There is a thorough help section which suggests that your first port of call in the event of a problem is to talk to a Chat Moderator. Or if you are a Mecca Bingo Club member to talk to a staff member at your local bingo hall. Now there’s not many online bingo sites where you can discuss a situation with someone face to face!
Regarding their approach to responsible gambling – they are hard to beat. The Rank group have their own site dedicated to the subject and is as comprehensive as you would find anywhere. They are also GamCare certified.
Ok – how do I join?
just click on one of the banners on this page and you will be taken through to the main site. Here you can sign up and take advantage of the many offers available. Specifically that free, no deposit bonus to start with!
You may well also find that you enjoy the Mecca Bingo experience so much that you become part of a local club and can play both online and land based bingo hand in hand as Mecca ensure they work so well together ……