Visiting Mecca Bingo
Upon first visiting MeccaBingo, you’d be forgiven for feeling slightly overwhelmed; unlike some labels which choose to keep their aesthetics minimalist in design, MeccaBingo instead packs a lot of elements onto their homepage. The reason it feels more heavily detailed than other websites, is because the page feels condensed down, so that only the rolling banner of promos, and the imagery of the games’ thumbnails dominate the page. If you compare the site with another, like Gala Bingo, you’ll notice how written details, such as the about us page, etc, have been placed separately. Quite a few Mecca Bingo reviews fail to draw attention to this, but we feel it important to cover now, so that everyone is aware of the contrasts between iGaming labels.
In reference to the other features of Mecca Bingo online, the homepage serves as a great hub for you to travel to all the other areas of the site; everything has been neatly packaged into sections. Navigation is always key with any brand, so that users can find their way around with no stress or hurdles, something that MeccaBingo does well. Should you wish to become a member and utilise the Mecca Bingo login, you can do so by registering as a member. Both the signup page and login are placed in the top right hand corner, side by side, to make it easier for new users to locate. The process of signing up is split into three stages, with all of them placed onto one page, therefore making this one of the simpler registration forms we’ve filled out. Speaking specifically about the form, one of the aspects of the process that this Mecca Bingo review wants to champion is that you don’t need to add your bank details in order to sign up. Instead, that’s a part of the experience that can be done later.
Mecca Bingo Bonuses
If you’ve been looking for an online bingo site that delivers on promotions – and we mean really delivers, not just pays lip service – then MeccaBingo is definitely for you. We were blown away by the sheer number of bonuses currently active at the time of writing this review; we expected several bonuses, with the welcome Mecca Bingo bonus taking centre stage, but what greeted us was something else.
To start off with, let’s take a look at the £10 deposit bonus; for a minimum allocation of £10 or more, new players will receive a combination of £30 in bonus money and 20 free spins on Cleopatra. Having both a bingo and slot machine element not only makes up for the lack of a Mecca Bingo no deposit deal, but also allows a wider range of gamers to enjoy the spoils of being a newbie. As with all deals, no matter how good they are, there’s specific details that you need to abide by if you’re to unlock the full potential of that bonus. For example, with this MeccaBingo offering, you must deposit £10 and then play it on some bingo games. What is more, once you’ve unlocked your bonus, you’ll need to meet the x2 wagering requirement before being able to withdraw any winnings from your account. In addition to this, you’ll only have seven days to utilise both the bonus funds and spins, with those spins being worth 20p in value.
As for the other deals you can relish at MeccaBingo, one of the more highly praised of its collection is the BOB Money Back special. This is a daily occurance, available so long as you play within the Best Odds Bingo (BOB) Room; players need to wager at least £10 to qualify, and if you shouldn’t win one of the games, you’re cashback will be credited to you the following day. It’s a win-win. We could go on even further, detailing every single one of the MeccaBingo bonuses on the promotional page, but that would take both spoil your enjoyment of discovering, and take far too long to discuss. Instead, we’d like to divert your attention to Mecca Bingo’s loyalty scheme.
Unlike VIP clubs that reward the few, this scheme rewards everyone, no matter how frequently (or infrequently) you play. The rules of the system are extremely simple: every time you play a game with real cash, you’ll receive a set amount of loyalty points, which can then be used elsewhere on the site. There’s five tiers of this scheme to work through, with the basic Pink level delivering 15 LPs for every £1 spent. It’s a highly rewarding system from the off, with the increase in level related benefits only helping to reinforce the ideology that MeccaBingo take care of their community.
Mecca Bingo Promo Code
Specifically looking at the bonuses terms and conditions now, we come to the question of promotional codes – is there a Mecca Bingo promo code, and if so, how do you use it? Fortunately, this brand doesn’t ask its users to opt into deals by using a coupon, and so there’s less change for making an innocent error when attempting to qualify for a deal. Nevertheless, while there’s an increase in usability without a Mecca Bingo bonus code, this isn’t to say they will never be introduced into the system. Moreover, you may find some exclusive partnerships between MeccaBingo and certain gaming sites that do make use of such codes. The best way to navigate this is to always read the fine print of the bonuses you’re taking out.
Jackpot and Promotions
Continuing with the theme of bonuses for now, we come to the matter of the site and its promotional jackpots. These are often reviewed as promos in themselves, and so a lot of details are skimmed over, but we find that jackpots are an extension of promotions and so should be spoken about in detail. Mecca Bingo seems to agree with us, as they have a whole section of their website dedicated to the different types of jackpots that are available in their games; from daily jackpots to mega jackpots, Mecca Bingo has you covered.
If you want to move away from slots however, you can go back into the promo page and look at the bingo related jackpots that Mecca Bingo provide as well. A great example of this is the £10K Grand Night In, a jackpot extravaganza that takes place on the first three Fridays of every month. Played inside the Meccarena Bingo Room, users can play any (or all) of the 10 bingo games active during the hours of 7pm to 10pm. Each game has a £1,000 cash prize up for grabs, which in turn is how the promo got its name. Granted, this type of jackpot promotion plays out differently to your typical slots one, but some could argue it is more exciting because it’s less predictable.
Mecca Bingo Mobile
Assuming you’ve liked everything you’ve heard so far, you may want to start thinking about becoming a member and gaming, but are you able to do that on your mobile? Luckily we can say yes, as there’s both an IOS and Android app, for free, that will allow you to do just that. However, while having an app to launch could be seen as easier than using your web browser, we have to highlight the fact that the app has an average 3.8 star rating, a much lower figure than some of its main competitors.
Most of the issues regarding the app is that it randomly crashes, or simply fails to open entirely, although not every user experiences these issues. If you’d prefer not to risk disappointment, the mobile optimised version of Mecca you can access on any mobile browser works just as well. True, it’s not neatly packaged into the pink Mecca Bingo app logo you’ll know from the store, but it also is less likely to run poorly because of relying on nothing more than wifi/4G capabilities.
Mecca Bingo Games and Software
Finally we come to the bit of the review a lot of you will have been waiting for – the games. Seeing as how Mecca Bingo is such a huge brand, a lot of us expect to see a solid selection of titles, coming from respected developers; we can confirm that this is the case. Mecca Bingo is filled with a seemingly endless supply of choice, including the bingo rooms, slots, and a small collection of instant wins. It may not be as diverse as a casino, but this label still manages to cram in a lot of activities for a company said to only specialise in bingo.
If you’re someone keen to play bingo above all else, you’ll find that Mecca Bingo UK has several different rooms to choose from, all of which play at different times, offer different forms of the game, and varying sizes of returns. Most of the time, a round of bingo won’t cost more than a £1 per ticket (at most), however some of the games can cost nothing at all, and so it’s really down to your preferences. Due to the enormity of the selection, the label has a hub that lists all the bingo games scheduled for that day, covering both the ones running, soon to run, and that will be starting much later in the day. It’s a thorough system that ensures you never miss a beat.
Should you not be keen on 90, 75 or 80 ball bingo however, you can turn to the Mecca Bingo slots of the site, provided by Novomatic, Bally, and IGT. It would be untrue to say that these are the best that the iGaming business has to offer, but it would also be unfair to say that the games offered aren’t of high quality and entertainment value. In a similar vein to its bingo counterparts, Mecca Bingo’s slots offer both play for free and play for real cash options, therefore making it an ideal choice for budget gamers. Far too many brands penalise such players nowadays, which can mean that a large chunk of the community is left out in the cold; luckily, Mecca Bingo has stepped up and made everything as accessible as humanly possible.
Deposit and Withdrawals
If you’re a gamer who intends to spend, spend, spend, then you’d be wise to visit the help centre of Mecca Bingo’s website; there, in among all the other useful bitesize nuggets of information is the banking details. In some respects, we’d have preferred a more user friendly means of accessing this information, as it does mean scrolling through a lot of text to get to where we want to go. Nonetheless, once you locate the info, the next part of banking is more than easy.
Banking with Mecca is done by using one of several payment methods, be it Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, or Paypal – others are listed as well, but generally the options given are few in number. When using your chosen method to make an allocation of cash, a minimum of £5 will be required, with that transaction instantly being credited into your Mecca Bingo account. The same can’t be said of withdrawals, as that minimum requirement has increased to £10 instead. Furthermore, the speed in which it is credited to your bank account is a lot longer, with between one and three business days being needed for the transaction to complete. Some of the methods, like PayPal, provided a more instantaneous withdrawal policy, but generally there’ll be wait in taking out and actually receiving your money.
Every one of the transactions you make must be done in GBP or EUR; no other currencies are mentioned in the terms and conditions, and so if you’re unsure of whether your currency is allowed, please contact a member of the team.
In regards to the Mecca Bingo community, the social media side of the label is an active one, with users able to interact via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Some of the channels aren’t as up to date as others, but essentially you have a thriving community to connect with, should you wish to. What is more, utilising social media should you need assistance can be a great way of gaining additional support, however we would always advise using the proper customer service channels before resorting to this.
Overall, the variety of their social media, mixed with their continued active status, ensures that Mecca Bingo is still getting the word out, both to their new and regular followers, that they’re a bingo brand to recognise and respect. However, in terms of innovation, their channels aren’t offering anything more unique than that of their rivals.
Pros and Cons
To summarise our playthrough, we found the website to run smoothly and efficiently, with the games quick to load and easy to locate, and the bonuses more than generous in regular and seasonal offers. This is obviously a brand that knows its markets well, and has no intention of slipping into remission to let some new brand take the lead, something we’re happy to hear.
- Well designed website, easy to navigate
- Mobile app available and mobile browser compatible
- Many promotions to choose from, both for bingo and slot machines
- Quick withdrawal times and low minimum amounts for transactions
- Only currencies available is GBP and EUR
- The payment methods available are limited in comparison to other brands
- The help centre is a little tedious to navigate when in a hurry