Mirror Bingo moved its software from Cashcade’s network to Playtech in July 2014 and this has not been an improvement. There was little communication with players and none with its promotional partners. The latter were also dishonestly treated. Something is seriously wrong at Mirror Bingo and it should be avoided for the time being. Instead we suggest you check through our recommended bingo sites here and join one of them.
This is the Mirror Bingo review we used to have: If you want to play bingo online with a company you can rely on then Mirror Bingo is the obvious choice, as this review will reveal. This famous daily newspaper was big on bingo long before anyone had even heard of the internet. Thousands of people still enjoy the low tech, offline version with printed cards inserted into newspapers.
For their website, the tabloid paper has joined forces with Cashcade, one of the biggest and most successful names in the online games industry. The result is a great variety of games, both traditional and 75 ball, substantial progressive and coverall jackpots and generous bonuses. Both newbies and veteran roomies will find plenty to keep them busy.
It has become one of the leading sites but they are always hungry for new players. They offer an appealing array of promotions to tempt you to join them.
New players are given a 100% bonus on their first deposit which is worth up to £150. To get the maximum you need to deposit £150. It follows that any new joiners depositing £10 will receive an extra £10. You must deposit at least £10 to qualify for this bonus. All future deposits attract an extra 50% giveaway as well.
It is not just about sign up bonuses though. There are plenty of incentives to keep you playing with them and to refer your friends to them once you have enjoyed this site yourself. You will usually find an extensive range of promotions on the home page and, unlike some other sites, Mirror Bingo work as hard to look after their regular players as they do to draw in new ones.
If you want to chase the available guaranteed jackpots, just have a look at the Mega Guaranteed Jackpots Timetable. There are seven games a day during the week with the largest prize offered at 9.30pm each day. Three games take place on Saturday evenings and there are even two on Sundays.
These games are all pre-purchase games which are played in the pre-purchase lobby area. The price of tickets for them varies from 25p to £1. Typically it is just 25p to have a crack at a £500 jackpot on a Saturday evening or £1 for a ticket for the 9.30pm game on a Friday that guarantees a £2,000 jackpot.
Big prizes pull in big players
Mirror Bingo offers a great return for players. The rate of return for players is so good that the thousands of pounds up for grabs in their big games can often attract attention from players who are prepared to invest heavily to increase their chances of winning. A review of the recent winners list often shows people who have won thousands of pounds, two days in a row. Some players seem to be making a good living just on the proceeds.
Equal Cards Bingo
If you want to make sure that you have an equal chance of winning the prizes on offer, they have introduced Equal Cards bingo games. Every day, between 8 and 9pm you can play ‘All’s Fair’ in the room appropriately named ‘Bingo for Britain’ which can be found beneath the 90 ball tab.
The rules are straightforward. No player can buy more than twelve cards (the cards are just 10p each). That means that if you are prepared to make an investment of just £1.20 you will have as good a chance of winning as anybody. A review of the number of players participating will tell you exactly what that chance is.
More than just cash to be won
The website also gives you the chance to win something other than money. They like to keep the roomies happy and offer special prizes that range from exotic holidays and cruises to a year’s supply of chocolate.
Great for beginners
If you are new to online bingo and want to make sure that you understand exactly how it works, Mirror Bingo provides an extremely useful guide for beginners. Everything is clearly explained with helpful graphics.
A quick read through the guide will tell you how the cards are displayed on screen, how to get new ones if you are not happy with your initial randomly generated cards and just about everything else you can think of.
There is even an extensive dictionary of ‘bingo lingo’ so you never have to feel stupid because you do not understand the terminology being used.
There are numerous testimonials from players claiming that Mirror Bingo has enhanced their lives and even led to offline friendships with local players.
The chat rooms open about fifteen minutes before the game. The moderators are not faceless entities. There are full personality profiles with pictures so you know exactly who you are dealing with.
OPINION: The website is bright, cheerful and fun to use. They have deliberately designed it to be so easy to use that your grandmother would have no trouble with it. Do not be deceived by the apparent simplicity of the site as it includes all the functionality of the most sophisticated venues. Sign up bonuses are quite generous but our review reveals that it is the incentives for existing players that are particularly outstanding at Mirror Bingo.
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Joined site end of Dec 18, deposited £170, won eight times totalling £443, withdrawals all been declined over bank detail error, told my winnings returned and I had played them! Have reported to gambling ombudsmen as like hitting a brick wall and getting blood from a stone.
After joining, put £10 deposit on. That was fine. Then after depositing another £20. Logged out. Had £10 still in balance but now can't log in. Been on chat help and lots of emails just to be told they cant see a problem with me logging in. Surely this is wrong, they had no trouble taking money from my bank.
Just joined, deposited £10 (no bonus), it was my own money. I won £50 tried to withdraw it and they now won't answer my emails and have blocked me from sites saying account doesn't exist. Still waiting on reply, will be reporting this to gambling commission as I won it with my own cash not their bingo bonus.
Deposited via paypal then not credited so contacted chat told to wait two hours for it to process then when not credited told it had been declined but money had been paid by paypal. When told i had transaction id etc i was cut off chat. Emailed, no reply, had to open dispute through paypal. Avoid like the plague, customer service was appalling .
This is a site that you should only use if you want to lose everything you deposit, for they won't pay out any winnings to you. As others have found if you're lucky enough to win, Mirror Bingo will find a way not to pay you. The card I had registered with had been changed by my bank as they believed it had been compromised. But I never used the site much, then they sent me a bonus, and I won £150. But Mirror Bingo wouldn't pay me, as the card was now cancelled, they refused a bank transfer, and the new card couldn't be used because I'd never deposited on it. Don't use this site!
Bingo on the mirror is a rip off. It is always the same winners morning afternoons and evenings. Slots big bounty is a con you only win 1.00 if you are lucky, the big money never comes up so avoid like the plague.
I have only been playing on this site for a couple of months. I mainly play the slots and I must say I have won a lot of money on fluffy favourite. It is very fair and better than any other site I have played.
You work at Mirror Bingo?!
I'd advise anyone to avoid this site, it's terrible, customer service so bad, took my money and refused to credit my account, money just vanished, worst bingo site I've ever played!!!!
Like other players I have sent my ID multiple times, passport, bank card and utility bill and they keep finding more ridiculous reasons not to accept them. I have have lodged a formal complaint with the site and if that has no effect I will report it to the Gambling Commission and maybe write to the papers, starting with The Sun!
Really concerned after reading these comments. Won almost £2000 and sent passport, bank card, council tax letter and they have just rejected all 3 and said they need more, seriously!! I will refer to gambling commission if any issues as this is shocking. Never had a problem with details with anyone else. Flew out the country last week on my passport, good enough for passport control but not mirror bingo.
Yes, go to Gambling Commission if an issue. But to be honest GC is useless, they just want the cash from the license fees and ignore player concerns.
Mirror Bingo contact number 0800 5200 356. I have had the same problem registered account won 280 pound and they blocked my account. Keep asking for the same documents which we sent about 50 times but they wont accept it i would never play on this site again. They fob you off with the policy crap but they are arent saying that when you deposit money into their account.
Really disappointing site. They dont reply to my emails. I will be avoiding Mirror Bingo.
OK site. deposit £10 play with £40 then got £30 bonus on slots, which I ended up with over £70 balance, Withdrew £50 still have £20 odd to play with.
I think this site is run by virtue fusion I have played a few of their sites including mirror bingo and have no big issues
Played couple of times and just find the whole site tacky looking and slots pay out very poor in my opinion compared to same slots on other sites and after hearing other players complain about time it takes to withdraw winnings I wont be playing there again
I signed up with this bingo site about a week ago and won over a £100 and withdrew the money and then I go to login back in about 3 days later and my account has been suspended. I have emailed 7 times over the last 3 days and nothing back so I am going to report them to, they are quick enough to take your money, ridiculous.
I opened an account won some money they asked me to verify so i send all documents. My account has been suspended as they say they never received my documents and they still have my winnings. Customer support useless and no phone number to ring them on, not replying to emails so i have no option to report it to the ombudsman. I would stay away from Mirror Bingo.
Yes, Mirror Bingo is very badly run. However try their live chat facility & send documents again. As soon as they verify your documents you should have your money released. It is a one-off process that all firms have to do for security. If you want to make an official complaint then contact the UK Gambling Commission and / or the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
They are a con do not use them. I won money said money would be in bank in 7 days. Got email saying they want to see my card and address print outs, not a chance so not use them.
To be fair to them, this is the normal due diligence and Know Your Customer compliance that all betting sites have to do. They will only do this the first time you withdraw. If you provide the necessary details you will be fine going forward.
Mirror Bingo moved platforms to Playtech and the customer service has suffered. Withdrawals are taking longer. So far the change has been badly managed. Thumbs down.
I read the Daily Mirror newspaper every day and that is why I tried their bingo site. It seems fine, though I have not played anywhere else online yet.