Mainstage Bingo is a site powered by Imperium, the people behind other great sites like Reel Island, G’Day Casino and more. So naturally we had high hopes! Things got off to a great start with the generous £15 no deposit bonus they’ve got up for grabs, and we’re equally impressed by the great range of promotions too. The site features 3 bingo rooms and over 200 high-quality slots. Sounds like our exceptions have been met right? Read on to find out if Mainstage Bingo really held it’s own under the scrutiny of a Droid Slots review!
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|Licensed in||UK Gambling Commission|
|Currencies||GBP, EUR, USD|
|Casino Type||Desktop and mobile|
|Helpline number||Not provided but Live Chat available|
|Help email||[email protected]|
|Number of Games||3 Bingo Rooms, 200+ video slots, scratchcards and virtual sports.|
|Bonuses||£15 No deposit bonus|
500% Match Bonus up to £100 on 1st deposit.
|Wagering Requirements||Easy to medium difficulty (4x for bingo bonuses/35x for casino bonuses)|
|Deposit Methods||VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Ukash, Paysafe Card, POLi Paymets|
|Withdrawal Methods||VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, Skrill, cheque, wire transfer.|
|Pros||Good range of bingo promotions, varied banking methods.|
|Cons||Not a lot of choice in bingo rooms. Not many jackpot games.|
At Mainstage Bingo there’s three bingo rooms to choose from; Studio 1 Bingo, Barbados Bingo and Paradise Bingo. Both Studio 1 Bingo and Paradise Bingo are 75 ball games, and Barbados Bingo is a 90 ball game. Games run quite frequently and are available to play 24/7 although chat hosts are not always present.
To be honest, our first impressions of Mainstage Bingo left us a little disappointed. We found it hard to navigate around, information hard to find and, for a site with such a name, we don’t think you can really deem 3 bingo rooms compared to over 200 slot games as giving bingo the ‘mainstage’.
|Number of Rooms||3 Bingo Rooms|
|Game Type||75 and 90 ball Bingo|
|Jackpot Games||Tournament hour twice a day & Community shared jackpot game of £2000 every night.|
|Price of Ticket||3p, 4p, 5p, 7p, 10p, 15p, 25p, 50, or 99p|
|Average Wait||Slow during morning hours, less of a wait in the evening.|
|Social Community||Fairly quiet although chat features are well designed.|
Of course, Mainstage Bingo have other games on offer too and we think this is where they really do well. Like all other Imperium powered casinos, they have a great range of video slots from huge software designers, such as a full Net Ent suite and popular Next Gen and Thunderkick titles.
There’s also a selection of table games including many varieties of Roulette and Blackjack and Live Casino rooms too. On top of this there’s also scratchcards and virtual sports too.
Although there’s definitely plenty of choice available at Mainstage Bingo, the site is perhaps a little confused as to what it wants to be. We wish they’d have focused more on providing a well-rounded bingo experience instead of adding on extra casino options.
Although so far we’ve been a little bit frustrated with Mainstage Bingo, we can’t fault them on the welcome bonuses they have up for grabs. All new players can recieve:
- £15 No Deposit Bonus – Simply sign up and log in to claim you’re prize!
- 500% Match Deposit Bonus – Available for all bingo players on their first deposit, up to £100. So that means deposit £20 and have £120 to play with!
- 100% Match Deposit Bonus – Available to all casino players on their first deposit, up to £100. Essentially you’re getting double the money to play with!
As you can see, when you sign up to Mainstage Bingo you must decide if you’re going to take the Bingo or the Casino bonus. Bonus cash can’t be used across the two games, so it’s an important decision!
Of course, wagering requirements must be met before you can withdraw but these are at least reasonably low on both sides of the site (4x for bingo games, 35x for slots), so you shouldn’t be waiting around too long.
Mainstage Bingo is jam-packed with Bingo promotions! There’s tons on offer at each of the different bingo rooms and there’s some definitely quirky competitions too. The majority of bingo promotions at Mainstage Bingo are named after TV shows and quizzes. For example, there’s a the team bingo game, Family Fortunes and you can spin the Wheel of Fortune every Thursday! Here’s some others that caught our eye…
- You’ve Been Framed – We told you Mainstage Bingo’s promos were quirky and this is a prime example! Send your best party photos into the site and, so long as you’ve deposited at least £10 per week, you’ll qualify for the monthly You’ve Been Framed draw. There’s a £15 bonus for 3rd place, a £25 cash prize for 2nd, and a huge £50 worth of Amazon vouchers for 1st place!
- Double Up – Every time you play Mainstage Bingo’s Paradise 75 Bingo from 12pm – 1pm, you could be in with a chance of doubling your winnings. The Chat Host will announce if the upcoming Game is a “Double Up” and the winner of that round will see their prize double in bingo bonuses!
- 10% Ongoing Deposit Bonus – For casino players, Mainstage Bingo is rewarding every deposit! There’s a 10% match deposit bonus, up to £50, claimable on every deposit made!
Deposits & Withdrawals
Mainstage Bingo offer a very varied range of banking options, meaning you should be able to find something to suit you. You can choose to deposit via credit/debit card, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafe Card, Ukash or POLi payments.
There’s a minimum withdrawal of £30, and this can be transferred via credit/debit card, Neteller or Skrill, or you can request a cheque or wire transfer. If you’ve chose to deposit via Ukash or Paysafe Card, then unfortunately you’ll have to choose a different way of withdrawing. There’s no set withdrawal limit, however it’s a good idea to check with customer support before you make a request.
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A Little Confused?
Mainstage Bingo is no bad site by any means. It’s jam-packed with great slots and there’s tons of promotions up for grabs, we’re just a little confused as what it’s trying to be.
For a site that calls itself ‘Mainstage Bingo’ we can’t seem to find in what way they’re centering their focus on Bingo. There’s only three rooms available and, in fact, these are the same rooms that you can find on any of Imperium’s other sites too.
Of course, the cynic in me realises this is just Imperium’s ploy to cash in on the ongoing popularity of Bingo. We know that Imperium can produce a great casino, Reel Island is a prime example, so by offering an almost identical package under the guise of a ‘bingo site’ offers them the possibilty of reaching a whole different set of Google searches.
So we understand the motives of Imperium, but sadly this doesn’t translate to a great experience for it’s players. We simply wish they would have focused on providing players with a great bingo website rather than offering so much choice.
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Other casinos like Mainstage Bingo
Game Village – If it’s bingo you’re looking for, yet have been disappointed by the mere 3 rooms available at Mainstage Bingo, then Game Village is your place to play. Game Village, powered by Cozy Games, boasts a vibrant community, 7 bingo rooms and piles of great features. There’s also over 70 slots developed by Cozy Games themselves.
Reel Island – If you’re an Imperium fan, Reel Island is one of their best offerings to date. A more slots-led site, Reel Island is decked out with beautiful graphics, an easy-to-navigate design and tons of great casino promotions.
In all honest, Mainstage Bingo have disappointed us. We’ve reviewed some great sites by their software developer Imperium, but this offering doesn’t seem to live up to expectations. There’s not a great range of rooms for bingo players, and the site is hard to navigate and confused. Unfortunately, the same applies for casino fans too. Of course, there’s a great range of slots, but the quality of promotions on offer, aren’t up to scratch. With only one promotion available to casino players, it’s worth playing elsewhere.
We’re sad to come to this conclusion, but overall, we can’t see Mainstage Bingo developing into anyone’s favourite site. Bingo is a highly saturated market and there’s much better offerings out there.
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Last updated by: Daisy, 13 November 2015