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Last update: 17th January 2019
Mecca Bingo is a Playtech / Virtue Fusion bingo site run by a grand old name in British bingo and is unlike other Virtue Fusion sites in that it has Net Ent slots such as Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest and Butterfly Staxx. It has more than 25 bingo rooms, some networked with other Virtue Fusion bingo sites and some exclusive to Mecca.
At the end of 2017 Mecca reduced their welcome bonus (although it remains very competitive) to enable them to offer better ongoing promotions to new and existing players alike. The first such promotion, which ran until the end of January 2018, allowed players to collect a £5 bingo bonus by depositing and playing £10 and this could be claimed multiple times – every day, in fact. The second such promotion awarded players a guaranteed prize the following day when they played £5 on bingo. Both promotions proved very popular and were re-run later in the year.
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, including the live wheel of fortune style game Dream Catcher and of course all the Net Ent slots that are normally missing from Virtue Fusion bingo sites.
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:
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 bingo industry 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.