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Mecca Bingo is part of the Rank Group of companies that has a long history in the entertainment industry. Originally formed by J. Arthur Rank, the company produced numerous movies, owned Pinewood Studios, Universal Studios Florida, the Odeon Cinema chain and the Butlins holiday parks among others.
Since the millennium, they have sold most of these assets off and concentrated on their land based casinos, bingo clubs and online gaming operations, where they originally owned the Blue Square brand but have since moved to their own-name casinos, poker sites and bingo offerings. The Rank Group now own and operate 35 Grosvenor casinos, 98 Mecca Bingo clubs, plus an additional 11 Top Rank Bingo clubs in Spain with a total of over 2 million visitors a year between them.
With clubs from Aberdeen to Plymouth, there are nearly 100 Mecca Bingo clubs where anyone can simply turn up and join, with no need to wait before playing the games. There is no fee for joining a club but it is emphasised that younger visitors may need to bring along some ID to prove that they are at least 18 years of age. New bingo players will find it easy to buy tickets from the book sales counter and there are always staff on hand to help out if needed. There is also the option to play the Mecca Max version of bingo where a touchscreen pad is used to mark off numbers. This lets members play multiple tickets at once and costs no more than playing on a traditional paper ticket.
All of the Mecca Bingo clubs have arcade areas where slots and side games can be found, plus there are always plenty of food and drink options available, making a trip to a club a welcoming and relaxing experience where people can catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
The online site runs on the popular Virtue Fusion network which is used by many of the top bingo sites in the UK. It offers customers a wide selection of games across multiple rooms, plus an exceptional range of slots and casino titles, with bonuses for new players, and loyalty points for regular users. The software is very stable and designed to be as easy as possible to use.
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Being part of a big network where players from many sites all join in the same lobby means that prizes can be bigger, although the downside to having so many people at any one game is that the odds of actually winning are reduced. Smaller games, where there is a greater chance of getting the main prize, can easily be found from the Schedule page, which lists all upcoming rounds, the prizes and number of players waiting to start.
The look and feel is very easy to follow, with chat options available for many of them and quick links to the side games. These include such famous titles as Rainbow Riches, Cleopatra, Monopoly and Da Vinci Diamonds, plus numerous others. There are also several progressive jackpots slots, like Big top Tombola and Thor's Thunder, where the main prize can often exceed £1 million. In all, it's an impressive selection that is sure to keep anyone from casual visitors and die-hard players entertained.
Bonuses vary as Mecca drop old promotions and introduce new ones, but there will always be a special bonus to welcome new players which will include extra funds to enjoy more bingo with, as well as freeroll games and usually a special deal for existing Mecca Club members who join the online version. As well as regular free ticket promotions, cashback offers and huge prizes, players can also enjoy exclusive offers when they play on mobile devices and get special prize giveaways when they play slots.
Mecca Treats is the name of the loyalty points scheme which rewards players with bonus points every time they buy bingo tickets either online or via mobiles. There are five levels to the scheme, from Pink to Purple, and as players wager more, they get more points for every £1 spent, special double points promotions, further bonuses, birthday bonuses and more. The only thing missing at Mecca Bingo is a re-deposit bonus.
Like most online bingo sites, Mecca accepts payment in numerous different forms, making it as easy as possible for customers to find a method that suits them. Most major debit and credit cards are welcomed as are a couple of online e-wallets and prepaid voucher schemes, so anyone should be able to use at least one. Again, like most operators, winnings are automatically paid back to the same card or e-wallet that was last used to make a deposit. If a prepaid voucher was used, customers will need to contact the customer support desk to set up an alternative method for withdrawn funds to be sent to. Mecca Bingo is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Commission, which requires them to use secure banking facilities and to pay out all winnings promptly and in full.
The customer support desk can be contacted by freephone from the UK, but only between 8am and Midnight, or they can be e-mailed at any time. Alternatively, during play, the Moderators will always be on hand to provide any assistance required, although there is currently no live Chat option for use outside of chat games.
Mecca Bingo is a hugely popular brand, both online and offline. Satisfied customers from the many clubs around the country often like to play online with a company they know and trust, and this has made the Mecca online site one of the most widely played in the UK and beyond.
The range of entertainment on offer, both in bingo versions and casino and slots titles, is very impressive, with a packed schedule where players can find busy games with lots of chat and generous prizes, or smaller and quieter ones with a better chance of winning. Bonuses and promotions are quite competitive and are updated frequently, with different offers weekly and monthly and a comprehensive loyalty points scheme, although a re-deposit bonus offer would be nice to see.
|Good loyalty scheme, offers and promotions.|
|Lots of variety.|
|Well respected brand.|
|No re-deposit bonuses.|
|Slightly limited customer support options.|
|License Number: 38750|
|Registration Number: 1135|
Appointed in March 2006 and previously holding various positions within the leisure industry, Ian Burke is the chairman and chief executive of Rank Group, the parent company of Mecca Bingo.