Top highlights: Wide range of imaginative promos; unpretentious atmosphere
VIP or loyalty programme: Yes
Other offerings: Slots; jackpots; table games
The first thing that anyone will notice about Mirror Bingo is its fun and colourful Mirror branding, widely recognisable from the popular UK newspaper. The site has been providing players with the opportunity to enjoy all manner of bingo online since the late 2000s, and is today operated by Jumpman Gaming Limited.
Indeed, it is the gaming action itself – not to mention the associated ‘vibe’ – that will be much more important than the site’s background and origins for most members, and thankfully, Mirror Bingo makes a strong first impression.
It offers a neat assortment of fun and themed bingo rooms, as well as slots, jackpots and table games for those (rare!) times when you might get a little bored of playing online bingo. Oh, and the site’s promotions and bonuses are also a bit more varied and in-depth than many of its obvious rivals.
Did we say something about bonuses? Yep, this is a definite strength of Mirror Bingo, which ventures well beyond the usual predictable deposit-match bonus with its enticements for new and established members alike.
Indeed, whether you most like the idea of free spins, cashback, seasonal promotions or happy hours, to name just some of the themes you may notice across the site’s complement of promos at any one time, you’re sure to find something to keep you interested at Mirror Bingo.
Even Mirror Bingo, though, realises that it wouldn’t retain too many long-term players if it depended on its promos and bonuses alone. That’s why it’s handy that the site also just happens to be home to some of the best online bingo rooms you’ll see anywhere, with interesting names like Bingo Blast, Clockwork, Heavyweight, Bingo Millions Instant and Boombox.
90-ball, 80-ball and 75-ball bingo rooms are all available, and the total prizes on offer in any given room range from £1 to potentially a million quid or more.
Of equal importance to the range of games here, though, is the experience provided, and while the bingo rooms do differ in terms of presentation and layout, they’re all fairly good-looking and allow for straightforward, stress-free play. The general atmosphere when playing, meanwhile, is chatty and unpretentious.
In playing online bingo here, though, you might also notice the presence of mini-games such as Wolf Gold, Sweet Bonanza and Pixie Wings, which brings us onto another key aspect of the site; its broader non-bingo offerings. Those encompass slots like Starburst, Joker’s Jewels and Eye of Horus, as well as jackpots along the lines of Unicorn Bliss, Shaman’s Dream and Hold The Safe.
As if all of that wasn’t sufficient, the site also had 22 games in its table-game section at the time of our visit for this review, with options here including the likes of European Blackjack, Baccarat and even some live games, such as Live Blackjack A and Live Speed Roulette.
Mirror Bingo helps to ensure that all of these games – both bingo and non-bingo – are consistently attractive, slick and entertaining, by drawing upon a variety of respected software providers such as Eyecon, Microgaming, Red Tiger Gaming, Quickspin and Yggdrasil Gaming.
Another thing common across the site’s general gaming experience is that the player doesn’t need to download anything in order to play, a comprehensive range of games being available on an ‘instant-play’ basis, within the user’s web browser.
Perhaps surprisingly for an online bingo site that has been around for as long as Mirror Bingo has, there’s no smartphone app that can be downloaded.
However, it’s not as if such an app is even really needed, as anyone wishing to immerse themselves in the site’s games via a smaller screen can simply point their smartphone or tablet’s web browser directly at the site.
When they do, they’ll find a site that is presentable and straightforward to navigate, helped by the ‘hamburger’ button in the top left corner of the page, which can be tapped to unveil the menu options ‘Trophies’, ‘Promotions’, ‘All Games’ and ‘Help’.
Registering at Mirror Bingo is as simple as you like. You just need to fire up the site in your web browser, click the blue ‘Join Now’ button in the top right corner of the page, and go through a few pages requesting such details as your first and last name, contact details, postal address and the details that you intend to use to log into the site.
Quick registration using your PayPal account is also an option. Regardless, you can become a member of the site within seconds.
There are four broad options from which you can pick for funding your online bingo adventures at Mirror Bingo; paying by a traditional payment card, your mobile phone, PayPal or Paysafecard.
That’s not the broadest range of payment methods we’ve seen being accepted at a site like this, but nor should you have too many troubles finding a viable way to add a deposit to your account here, prior to immersing yourself in some of the top bingo online.
In common with probably most leading gambling sites these days, Mirror Bingo has an informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, providing useful answers to such recurrent queries as “Why is my withdrawal still pending?”, “How much can I deposit?” and “How do I verify my account?”
Naturally, it’s still perfectly possible that your own issue won’t be addressed here, which makes it handy that the site provides a customer support email address; you can generally expect answers to your email queries within two business days.
Unfortunately, that’s basically it as far as direct sources of help are concerned. There’s no telephone number that you can call, or even a ‘live chat’ facility, so you’ll just have to hope that the above options get you out of whatever quandary you might find yourself in here from time to time.
Mirror Bingo is certainly a cheerful place to stimulate yourself with some very respectable bingo online. The variety of bingo rooms here ticks all of the most essential boxes, the chat inside those rooms is fun, and the various supporting casino and slot games are decent in number and sure to help to keep you on the site for longer. The promos and bonuses are also in-depth and seem to have benefitted from a bit more imagination than certain rivals’ offerings.
Register at Mirror Bingo today, then, and you’re likely to still be playing online bingo here for months, if not years to come. It’s a solid all-rounder, rather than merely a vehicle for its famous newspaper brand.