Mirror Bingo Review
When we first wrote our review on Mirror Bingo they were a standalone site under the Cashcade umbrella. In 2013 they became part of a network of sites before making a change in 2014 to join the Virtue Fusion Network. In our first review we commented that "bingo was an important weapon during the newspaper circulation battles in the 80s." So are Mirror Bingo doing enough to take on The Sun Bingo and the rest of the online bingo operators today. We decided to take a closer look!
The Mirror Bingo site at first glance is pretty boring. Top bingo rooms and popular slots are highlighted on a site that's mainly blue. The red of the logo and navbar stand out but this is the same design Mirror Bingo have had for a number of years. There's not much text on screen but look closely at the bottom and they claim they are "the number-one destination for the best online bingo games on the web". They're not! The site iteself isn't responsive to mobile but you can access Mirror Bingo on portable devices and no app is needed.
Mirror Bingo Welcome Offer
New players to Mirror Bingo currently get a 300% welcome bonus. Deposit and spend £10 to receive £30 extra to play. This £30 is split with £20 afforded to bingo and the remainder for slots. Wagering terms apply and these are set at x3 for bingo and x30 for games respectively. A daily free bingo room is available for 7 days after registering a new account. No deposit is required to access the room that's open between 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm. All wins are paid in cash prizes but withdrawal terms apply.
The move from the Cashcade/888 platform to Virtue Fusion has given Mirror Bingo players a wider array of games, jackpots and slots. The site does offer 40, 75, 80 and 90 ball games and all budgets are catered for! The bingo rooms include Back To The 80s, On The Box, Red Carpet, Pennies From Heaven and Multi Balls. There are also the TV themed rooms like Deal Or No Deal and Playtech shared rooms such as Age Of The Gods Bingo, Rainbow Riches Bingo and Cash Cubes. As far as we're aware none of these rooms are exclusive to Mirror Bingo.
Mirror Bingo Promotions
In the slots department you can play popular games likes Big Top Tombola, Clover Rollover, Adventures In Wonderland and even Fluffy Favourites. Mirror Reel News looks and feels like an exclusive but it's actually a branded version of The Sun's Winning Headlines. One thing we have noticed is a strong similarity between The Sun Bingo and Mirror Bingo sites. That's probably to be expected as they use the same platform, but for some reason it's become a lot more noticeable.
One area where the similarities end is in the promotions department. Mirror Bingo currently offer their players a Daily Free Scratchcard. To qualify for this promo simply stake £1 cash on bingo tickets in one day. You then can play the free 'The Mirror Full House' game for the chance to win up to £500. No win is guaranteed on the free scratch card game. Other promotions are network jackpots such as Deal or No Deal and Rainbow Riches specials. We note that these offers haven't been updated for 2020. Mind you if you'd like garden offers, special deals and voucher codes then Mirror Bingo's promotions page can point you in the right direction.
We were initially pleased when Mirror Bingo changed to Virtue Fusion as it could then really give it's arch-rival, The Sun Bingo, a run for it's money. Sadly The Mirror haven't done enough for our liking to become a market leader. We did wonder whether The Sun's move to Virtue Fusion would change things, but it hasn't. Whilst both sites fundamentally offer the same games and bingo rooms, Sun Bingo are more proactive, have exclusive bingo rooms and run regular big prize promotions. Mirror Bingo has been quite stagnant since opting for Virtue Fusion. This isn't to say you should discount Mirror Bingo completely.
It does offer a fabulous bingo experience on a decent platform. There are also big money bingo jackpots to enjoy as well as plenty of variation in slots and bingo rooms. The Newbie Room is a big plus for Mirror Bingo although this can also be found at The Sun and Fabulous. However if it was our time and money then we'd seek out the likes of Gala, Mecca, William Hill, Buzz and even The Sun Bingo. Firstly they offer the same experience as Mirror Bingo, but have a lot more extras. In our view Mirror Bingo is just an add-on to the Mirror brand. But the reality is they're not interested in offering players a better experience than what they can find elsewhere. With that in mind we suggest you decide to choose an alternative.