Mecca Bingo is one of the only land based bingo halls to make a successful transition to the online world. Operated by the Rank Group, who also own and manage Grosvenor Casinos, the company are an extremely trusted name in online gambling.
Powered by Virtue Fusion software, the Mecca Bingo website offers a stellar range of bingo games for you to enjoy, and it’s possible to join the site and begin playing in a matter of minutes thanks to their simplistic sign-up process.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at the ins and outs of the company, covering the online bingo games offered, the side games that are available, and the payment methods you can use to deposit and withdraw from your account.
Mecca Bingo offer a massive range of games, incorporating 90-ball, 80-ball, 75-ball and Specials. In fact, the game selection is one of the largest we’ve ever seen, making the site a real contender for the #1 spot in the online bingo arena.
Enter the 90-ball lobby and you can choose from the popular, well-known titles like Deal or No Deal: The Perfect Game, and Dancing Queen; as well as some less common rooms like Gold Rush and 2 Little Ducks.
Head to the 80-ball section and, at the time of writing, there is just one game, Cashline. Rooms start every five minutes which is much less frequent than the 90-ball rooms, but tickets cost only 15 pence and the guaranteed prize of £60 makes it much more appealing.
In the 75-ball area you’ll find a few more games to enjoy, with new games beginning every 3 minutes. Just a few of the titles available include Deal or no Deal: Red Box Club, which is 15 pence per play with a £100 prize; Framed, which is 20 pence per play with £20 prize; and Time for Fun, which offers a £15 prize with ticket’s costing 15 pence.
If you head to the ‘Specials’ tab you’ll find yet more games, with new rooms opening every 2 minutes on average. In here you can play some of the more famous branded games, including Britain’s Got Talent at 20 pence per play with a £30 prize; Climb the Ladder at 15 pence per play with a £25 prize; and X Factor 10p Bingo, which – as the name suggests – costs just 10 pence to play with a prize of £50.
Oddly, Mecca Bingo lists all of their casino and slot games under one tab, ‘Slots’. This will be confusing for some players, especially as the only way of finding the casino table games is under the ‘Casino’ tab, which in turn is under the ‘Slots’ tab. It’s fine once you get the hang of it but it seems unnecessarily complex.
In terms of the Casino games available, you’ll find a pretty generous selection with both live and non-live games on offer. Blackjack, Players Suite Blackjack, and live Blackjack are the card games available; while Dream Catcher, Hi Lo Joker, Roulette, and Double Bonus Spin Roulette are Mecca’s other offerings. Weirdly, Book of Ra Deluxe and Reel King (two popular Novomatic slots) also find themselves listed within the casino games section, although we’re not quite sure why.
Under the ‘Club Slots’ tab, you’ll find a wide variety of slots to enjoy from Playtech, Barcrest and Blueprint Gaming, with titles like Ooh Aah Dracula, Montezuma and Action Bank being some of the most popular.
Other than casino games and slots, you’ll also find a small selection of scratch games, instant win titles and arcade games, all of which can be found under their relevant tabs.
Mecca Bingo’s VIP scheme isn’t widely publicised, in fact it’s quite hard to actually find the VIP page without a Google search.
Once you do find it, the official VIP page appears to show nothing more than the welcome email that you’re presumably sent when you pass the VIP criteria. This means it’s not immediately clear how much you need to deposit and/or wager in order to be granted VIP status, so the best advice is just to continue playing as you would normally and hope that you see an email from the VIP team land in your inbox one day. Let us know if you do!
Payments and Withdrawals
Mecca Bingo offer a fairly comprehensive range of deposit and withdrawal options, including of course all major debit cards; and you’ll also find a number of EWallets on offer, including Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard.
Perhaps most alluring, however, is the fact that Mecca Bingo offer PayPal as a withdrawal and deposit method, which allows UK players to deposit and withdraw instantly and without fees.
Unfortunately, Mecca Bingo don’t offer the fastest withdrawal system for other payment methods, and card withdrawals typically take 3-5 working days to process and appear in your account.
As is to be expected, if you have any specific requests then Mecca Bingo are happy to try and help you. Cheques and bank transfer payments can be made, so if either of these options appeal to you be sure to get in touch with the customer support agents.