Mecca Bingo Review Continued...
Mecca Bingo is a huge name on the high street, with clubs throughout the UK run by the Rank Group, which also owns the Grosvenor Casino chain. The site, powered by Virtue Fusion, plays heavily on the brand’s 50-year association with the industry, using it to prove that Mecca is a trustworthy name in its online incarnation as well. A revamp in June 2015 saw the move towards a slick, streamlined homepage that gives you everything you need in one place.
You can take part in the usual 90-, 80- and 75-ball bingo offerings at Mecca Bingo, along with games based around popular TV shows like Deal or No Deal and Britain’s Got Talent. There’s Joker Jackpot bingo, where players fill up their boards with playing cards rather than balls, Rainbow Riches bingo and Snakes and Ladders, which is a room that rewards with a cash prize those left with the usually-frustrating one to go at the end of a game.
If you’re looking for fun games to play while killing time in between rounds of bingo, you can indulge in a vast array of slots from companies such as IGT, Novomatic and Playtech. Progressive jackpots such as Clover Rollover, Cleopatra and Siberian Storm are also available, and you can further expand your Mecca Bingo experience by trying out scratchcards, keno and numbers games.
If you’re new to the world of bingo, you can find a few helpful tutorial videos in the games lobby so that you can hit the ground running.
The site is decked out in bright pink with undertones of purple, though you can change the colour scheme by clicking on the top of the page if you prefer blue, green or orange. The images are fun and almost cartoonish, with an emphasis placed on showing as many pictures of real players as possible as opposed to the models favoured by many of Mecca’s rivals.
The lobby is bold and welcoming but it does suffer, like other Virtue Fusion sites, from some pixelation of images thanks to the window opening to fit your screen rather than at the best size for the content. Other than that, it’s everything you’d want in a bingo platform as it loads quickly and provides all the information you need to find a room and a game that works for you.
The mobile browser site is simple; it’s effectively just the lobby, promotions and a real-life club finder, but it looks great and works smoothly. Users of iPhones, iPads and Android devices can take advantage of a smart, smooth app which is entirely in landscape - an unusual feature but not a disaster.
Away from the traditional games, there is a great friendly feel to Mecca Bingo. The Community section features the Roomie of the Week competition alongside the Pet of the Month contest, both of which are fun ways of finding out more about your fellow players and their lives away from the dabber. There’s also a light-hearted blog and a chance to win shopping vouchers by giving customer feedback.
Mecca Bingo also works closely with the Carers Trust, helping to raise money through its Turbo 90 room on the 14th and 28th of every month. If you’re a charitable sort, you’ll enjoy knowing that you’re helping a good cause while having loads of fun.
A neat feature at Mecca Bingo is the chance to form a Friendsy group during selected games in the Legs Eleven room in order to win extra rewards. You create the Friendsy, invite your mates and then, if you win the full house prize, you get 50 percent of a special Friendsy pool and your Friendsy members share the other 50 percent between them.
Mecca Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
Mecca Bingo is offering players a £40 online bingo bonus when they spend £10 on the site. The bonus is not withdrawable, but there are no wagering requirements for prizes won using the bonus funds as long as you spent an amount on bingo equal to the amount of your deposit within 60 days of signing up. You will also receive £10 to use in a bricks-and-mortar Mecca club, although you can’t use the whole tenner in one transaction. Anyone depositing via Neteller or Skrill is not eligible for the welcome bonus, which is a shame.
If you’re after even bigger prizes and huge payouts, you’ll be very happy with Mecca Bingo, as there’s always a big jackpot giveaway, bargain bingo night or a prize draw of some kind going on, as well as a great Mecca Play Points scheme that you can use to win some great rewards, like Love2Shop vouchers. As you move up the ranks from pink to VIP, you’ll receive access to special free bingo games, prize draws and even birthday presents.
You’ll definitely want to bookmark the promotions page, as it would be tragic to miss out on all the awesome games and competitions on offer.
Mecca is a site that offers so much more than just bingo. It’s a genuinely fun place to hang out and perfect for those who enjoy the social aspects of the game, but who also want the convenience of being able to play on the bus or in the bath! A lot of time and effort has gone into creating that atmosphere and it should be applauded. The recent redesign of the site is a major mark in its favour – it’s sleek and pared-down, yet still bursting with excitement about bingo.
With a wide range of games, there’s no chance of getting bored and, thanks to the significant mobile options, you can get your friendly fix at Mecca Bingo wherever you are.