Mecca Bingo Review

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Reviewed By Hannah Swales

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Earn the following when you play at Mecca Bingo

  • Receive 10,000 Port Points when you join and make your first deposit at Mecca Bingo
  • 2,000* Port Points For every £20 you spend at Mecca Bingo**

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Glitz, glamour and gaming galore, Mecca Bingo is amongst the most popular bingo sites on the market. Catering for a diverse range of players, Mecca has succeeded in pitching their gameplay at everyone from complete novices to experienced bingoers.

With clubs situated in most major towns and cities across the UK, Mecca have grown their empire to include a prestigious online portal, where players can build friendships, develop a presence within the community and win prizes from an impressive selection of games.

Mecca’s app establishes them as a leader in the mobile bingo field too, allowing customers to play on the go.

Welcome bonus package

Mecca invests heavily in new members, offering one of the best welcome packages around.

Sign up and play £10 worth of bingo to receive a bonus £50; this gives all new players the opportunity to try out different features and variations of bingo across the site, before choosing to make any further commitment.

Pros

  • Wide variety of bingo and slots games
  • Promotions, promotions, promotions
  • Versatile: play on the go, with instant flash and mobile versions
  • Suitable for both new and experienced players
  • Players can place deposits as low as £5

Cons

  • Only available to players from the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar
  • Mecca’s popularity means online gaming rooms are often busy
  • Low stakes: players looking to play big may be disappointed

Bottom Line

While the site may appear restrictive to players who are looking to be rewarded for their high-stakes payouts, Mecca achieves a great balance of high quality games and plenty of chances to win great prizes: exactly what the majority of the online Bingo community are looking for.

At its heart, Mecca Bingo is all about keeping you, the customers happy, which is clear from the variety of games, cheerful graphical styles and a dedication to player satisfaction.

All in all, it’s a big thumbs up from all of us at BingoPort.

 

In depth

Banking

Mecca provides a variety of options for players to place deposits and make withdrawals.

Placing deposits

  • Card (visa/mastercard)
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Nether
  • Pay Safe
  • In club

This feature is new to Mecca Bingo, and handy for players who already attend games at their local club. Deposits of between £10 and £100 can be made once per day.

Players should ensure that they take proof of ID to the club when they wish to make a deposit.

Making Withdrawals

Members can choose to cash out a minimum of £10 at any time.

Online withdrawals are not normally subject to any fee, although some banks may charge players directly. Members should therefore check individual Terms and Conditions, particularly if their account is not based in the UK.

Transfers are promised within 3-7 days, but are often at the quicker end of the scale. Mecca ensure security by imposing anti-fraud restrictions: proof of identity is required prior to withdrawals being allowed.

For players who wish to collect their winnings sooner, there is the option to cash out in person at any Mecca Bingo Club. Players are subjected to a maximum withdrawal of £100 and members must also contact the club free on 0800 032 0500 between 10.30am and 9pm to arrange the collection.

Again, all players should ensure they are able to present adequate ID.

 

Games

It’s more than just bingo with Mecca.

The site offers players a vast array of other games, largely catering to the online slot playing market. There are options to play some of the most popular online slots including Adventures in Wonderland and Shaman’s Dream.

In terms of bingo, every conceivable game variation is available. TV show themed games, such as Britain’s Got Talent Bingo and Deal or No Deal Bingo are designed to keep players entertained and interested — and have proved especially popular.

There are further bingo options available for players on the mobile app, which are specifically optimised for the touchscreen experience.

Deal or No Deal Bingo

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Experience the suspense familiar to those who watch  the TV show: Mecca Bingo offer players the opportunity to enjoy this exciting version of bingo in both 75 and 90 ball options.

Prizes run as usual, but the full house winner(s) will get the chance to take things one step further.

All players have the opportunity to get involved, by voting on whether to advise the winner(s) to stick with the offer dealt by the banker, or risk declaring ‘No Deal’, in favour of finding out the contents of Players’ box.

The winner can then opt to play it safe, or take the plunge —and discover if they really have what it takes to beat the banker.

The Community Jackpot sees players allying against the banker, with a pot that can keep on growing and growing. Everyone with tickets to the winning game gets to enjoy a share of the money.

Emoji Bingo

screenshot of emoji bingo

Forget numbers; emojis bring a whole new level of fun to online bingo.

Exclusive to the app and mobile browsers, this game takes the popular emoji symbols and brings them to life in a game of thrills and adventure.

Players are able to buy 1 ticket each, choosing their own price to determine their stake in the game.

Simply ‘pop’ the emojis to mark them off.

It’s new, it’s fun, and that popping sound that is just so satisfying!

Adventures in Wonderland

screenshot of adventures in wonderland screen shot

Win big down the rabbit hole, with Mecca’s popular Adventures in Wonderland slot game. Join all your favourite Wonderland characters, including Alice, the Queen of Hearts and Tweedle-Dum-and-Dee in this tumbling freefall of fun. Select your lines, stakes and see which bonuses will be yours.

 

Promotions

One of Mecca’s biggest selling points is its focus on promotions. Constantly updated, players can be reassured that there are always new deals to be had, bonuses to be explored and special prizes to be won.

In addition to the round-the-clock benefits featured below, Mecca Bingo also provides monthly promotions and bonuses. Keep checking back for updates.

Get the inside knowledge on these deals, by opting to receive emails when you first sign up.

Play Points

Play, collect and redeem Mecca’s loyalty Play Points.

Players are rewarded for buying bingo tickets, online or through the mobile app, with extra promotions available the higher up the Play Points levels you get. With 5 levels to explore, there’s plenty of potential for members to upgrade their bingo experience.

It’s only bingo that will gain you Play Points, but, on a bingo site, we feel that’s a fair deal.

Screenshot of Mecca Bingo Play Points

Newbie Rooms

New players are offered a warm welcome at Mecca Bingo. In addition to other promotions, they are also given exclusive access to the ‘Newbie room’ for 7 days after signing up. Open for 3 hours daily, players are offered the chance to play bingo free of charge, where they can win prizes of up to £20. This money can then be spent on-site—an ideal way to build up your balance and try out different games without committing your own funds.

Refer a Friend

Members are rewarded for inviting friends, with each eligible referral earning you £20. To qualify, your friend must respond to the invitation by joining and playing £10 in cash.

Members are allowed to send up to 10 invitations each month. With a maximum reward of £200 a month, this is one of Mecca’s best promotions.

 

Performance

Mecca is ahead of the game when it comes to performance. With colourful graphics and pages optimised for mobile performance, they offer a level of slick user experience that’s hard to match.  

Mobile

Players who wish to play on-the-go will not be disappointed with the Mecca bingo app. Available for both iPhone and Android, it provides users with an experience as impressive as the website, with all the same games and rooms available —plus more!

Mecca are always on the lookout to optimise games for the mobile experience, and welcome suggestions being sent by email.

Fast loading times mean mobile players are not disadvantaged in any way, and by pre-buying tickets, they can ensure they are ready for action.

With promotions, such as the offer to spend 10 to play with 50, and featured games running every single day, it’s never been easier to bag yourself prizes.

Touch ID is now available in the Mecca Bingo app. You can login using your fingerprint —making life a lot easier for those of us who already have a plethora of passwords to remember.

 

Support

Mecca provides support via online chat, email, phone, or the Great British postal service.

Players can also find the answers to frequently asked questions within articles posted to the Mecca website, where there are handy hints and words of wisdom.

Phone: 0800 083 1988 (8am-midnight, daily)

Email: support@meccabingo.com

Chat: Look to the top of the page, under your balance

Post: Mecca Bingo, PO Box 37354, London, N1 2WT

 

Extra features

Social Media

Mecca have a great social media presence, regularly updating their Facebook and Twitter accounts to inform followers of new deals and promotions. You can also follow Mecca's activities on YouTube and Instagram, ensuring you never miss out on the latest news, helpful hints, and more!

Community

Mecca gives a real community feel; it’s clear from the chat rooms that players enjoy the social side of bingo as much as they do winning.

Members can chat to likeminded people and support each other through the bingo experience; there are even tips for newcomers on understanding bingo lingo.

Mecca also offer the chance to win extra prizes, in the Roomie of the Week competition. Alternatively, players can enter their pets for consideration in the Pet of the Month competition.

Screenshot of an introduction to the Newbie Room

Safety

Mecca bingo is all about keeping gambling safe and secure, with options to self-impose limits on your spending: the smart way to bingo. They offer clear information and advice on risks involved in problem gambling and addiction.

Rank Cares

As part of the Rank group, Mecca are committed to giving something back to the community; they offer regular charity bingo games where 50% of all proceeds proceed to the Carers Trust. Players can access these games in the Turbo 90 room, 8.30am—8.30.pm, on the 14th and 28th of each month.

The Carers Trust offers supports, advice and services to carers throughout the UK.

Screenshot of Rank Cares and Mecca partnership

 

Final comments

The hype is justified. Mecca bingo really is the big site with a close-knit community feel.



 

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