Mecca Bingo is a renowned brand, particularly in its native UK. They have traditionally operated bricks and mortar bingo clubs that have been popular with all ages, but it was no surprise to see them transition into the online market when it took off. Success doesn’t come without hard work though, and the Mecca team do a lot to keep their player base happy.
The Mecca Bingo Website
Some of that hard work is reflected in the site design. It underwent a complete facelift in 2016, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. The revamp ensured that Mecca Bingo keeps up with its rivals and peers, particularly the multitude of new online bingo sites that have launched in recent years. The changes were applied to a breadth of services meaning that both mobile and desktop players can enjoy a slicker, more compelling and user friendly experience.
Those of you who have come across Mecca Clubs in the real world won’t be surprised to learn that the online equivalent is drenched in bright colour. The brand has always tried to breathe some zest into the industry to attract a younger crowd that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to take much interest in bingo balls. It’s pink, it’s purple and it’s exceptionally easy to navigate. Small thumbnails introduce you to different games and provide you with a wealth of information before you even click to open them up (price to play, prize pool, type of game and more). You can add games to your favourites for one click access and a handy top menu gives you similar access to several different types of games.
Range of Games
That access is important too. Like most modern online bingo sites, Mecca provides other services too. They host a range of games including instant win scratchcards and a selection of online slots. Bingo is, however, overwhelmingly dominant and they have an eyewatering selection of 90 ball, 80 ball, 75 ball and ‘Special’ bingo titles.
Each bingo game is hosted in a ‘room’ and they place a lot of emphasis on chat and community. They also launched the clever and engaging Emoji Bingo in 2015, and it’s become one of the most popular games on the site. The multi-stake, multi-prize Burst Bingo is a big favourite and nearly encapsulates Mecca’s innovative approach to bingo games. It’s easy to be cynical about the big boys in the industry, but Mecca Bingo avoids many of the pitfalls while offering a breadth of choice you’d expect from such a household name.
Security and Support
Such diligence ensured that The UK Gambling Commission was happy to rubberstamp the credentials of Mecca Bingo and issue the site with a license to practice in the UK. As one of the strictest and most widely respected regulatory bodies in the industry, that’s not to be sniffed at. Beyond simple licensing, Mecca has also won awards for its operation and customer service, which is second to none. They won the ‘Best Customer Service’ prize at the Which Bingo awards in 2017, and have been recognised for their approach to social responsibility too. Players love the community spirit that the site engenders and despite its size, it retains a friendly spirit that breeds confidence. They look after you well.
I actually consider it insufficient to talk about Mecca Bingo’s welcome bonus – which is in itself excellent – without mentioning the slew of other regular promotions they host. So, I’m going to talk about them all. But let’s get the welcome package out the way first. Play your first £10, and they give you another £40 on top. Only x4 wagering requirements apply too. It provides you with the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in their excellent range of games and join the community.
As a regular player, you can benefit from all manner of recurring and ad hoc promotions as well. Unlike some sites where other types of game, particularly online slots, are sometimes neglected. Not so at Mecca Bingo, where you’ll find recurring offers across the full suite of games, as well as special social media promotions, an excellent game of the week feature and other delights. The promotions page is always a hive of activity, one of the busiest we’ve seen anywhere in fact.
Mecca Bingo has always taken their mobile bingo site seriously and for a while, the mobile site outstripped the desktop site in terms of functionality. Although they’ve redressed that balance in recent years, Mecca Mobile retains its hard won reputation for optimised, glitch-free, multi-platform brilliance. You can play on iPhones, iPads and Android devices of all shapes and sizes. It’s perfect for a long commute or boring lunchtime at work.
I’m a bit of a funny sod and often find myself gravitating away from the bigger bingo sites in favour of the smaller, often newer ones. I’m programmed to approach Mecca Bingo with caution and a dollop of cynicism because of its size, but it’s truly difficult (nigh on impossible in fact) to find fault with the site. It deserves its awards and its huge player base. The site revamps are indicative of a brand that won’t rest on its laurels or take anything for granted. As a result, it’s one of the best bingo sites in existence, with A class customer support, a huge range of games, lashings of innovation and some terrific bonuses. Mecca Bingo comes highly recommended.