Mecca Bingo Review
Mecca Bingo is a Playtech / Virtue Fusion bingo site run by a grand old name in British bingo – play in a bingo hall, online or on a mobile. There’s a strong community here with exclusive games such as the X-Factor tie-ins and Cashline, which is played in Mecca clubs. Until the end of January 2018 Mecca have a special offer which is open to new and existing players alike – deposit and play £10, get £5 bingo bonus – and this can be done not just once, but once every day.
One thing that is not immediately obvious when you login but which sets Mecca apart from other Playtech/Virtue Fusion bingo sites is that the site management software – the back end – is not by Playtech but by Bede Gaming. This enables Mecca to offer many exclusive promotions that are unlike those at other Playtech/Virtue Fusion sites. Prize giveaways are a regular feature as are slots prize draws – and, again because of the different back end, the slots selection is different to other sites and includes many exclusives, such as the live wheel of fortune style game Dream Catcher.
The bingo itself is the Playtech / Virtue Fusion offering via the new HTML5 bingo lobby and as well as the standard Playtech bingo variants such as Cash Cubes and Rainbow Riches Bingo, Mecca have a number of unique bingo games:
- Emoji Bingo (50 ball multi stake)
- Burst Bingo (50 ball multi stake)
- X-Factor Bingo (90 ball with an extra feature game)
- Linka-Balls Bingo (90 ball with an extra feature game)
Mobile bingo at Mecca can be played either by visiting their fully responsive website on a phone browser, or via their mobile app which is available for Apple and Android.
Mecca also now offer the facility to make cash deposits to and withdrawals from an online bingo account at Mecca clubs.
From time to time Mecca Bingo raises very substantial sums for the Carers Trust charity via the Rank Cares initiative; in 2014 the Rank Group as a whole (which includes Mecca bingo halls and the online and offline versions of Grosvenor casinos as well as the Mecca Bingo site) raised over half a million pounds for this worthy cause. They were also selected by a panel of expert judges to win the award for social responsibility at both the 2015 and the 2017 Whichbingo Awards.
At the same awards, Mecca Bingo won the award for customer service (again, selected by the panel of expert judges). Their customer service department is unusual in being 100% based in the UK.
|No Deposit Offer||None|
|Slots Bonus||£10 Starburst bonus on 2nd deposit|
|Bingo Bonus||300% on first deposit of £10 only|
|Other Bonuses||7 day access to free bingo in the Newbie Room|
|Redeposit Bonus Details||2nd deposit of £5-£10; 100% bonus for Starburst slot only|
|Bonus Expiry Info||7 days, but only for the bonus itself, not any winnings|
|Bingo Wagering Requirements||2 x bonus|
|Slot Wagering Requirements||20 x bonus (5 x bonus on 2nd deposit bonus)|
|Order of Funds Usage||Bingo bonus before cash|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card/Debit Card, Paypal, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller|
|Maximum Withdrawal||Withdrawals of more than £15,000 must be done via customer services department|
|Loyalty/VIP Scheme||Mecca Play Points, a tiered loyalty scheme. Special rewards at higher levels.|
|Bingo Software||Virtue Fusion/Playtech|
|Bingo Network||Virtue Fusion|
|Penny Bingo||Network penny room, some exclusive penny games|
|Date Established||November, 2010|
|UK License Holder||Rank Digital Gaming (Alderney) Limited|
|UK License Reference Number||38750|
|Exclusive Bingo Room||Several|
|Exclusive Promotions||Prize draws, free bingo, slots promotions|
|Chat Hosting Arrangements||Mecca have their own UK based chat hosts|
|Other Products on Site||Very varied selection of slots|