We have been waiting a long time for a new proprietary bingo software to come along, but our patience has been rewarded. August 2018 saw the opening of MrQ Bingo, featuring a brand new bingo platform that has been in development since March 2016. The expectations are high for this new brand and bingo platform and online bingo fans across the UK will be keen to find out what is on offer at MrQ.
The launch was postponed a number of times as potential bugs were discovered and removed, so expectations for a trouble-free launch are high.
About MrQ Bingo
The hype over the last couple of years has promised a ‘brand new experience for players’. The operators are past masters of operating white label bingo sites and as such are well aware of what players are looking for and expect to find at a site. For this reason, we are told that the player experience is at the core of the development and that MrQ will offer dynamic new bingo games, exciting free/bonus mini-games and many customisation features.
The site upon launch was found to be quite basic inside, but with lots of promise. The design is a simple concept with lots of white space, pastel blues and purples and some orange thrown into the mix to liven things up. The ‘real person’ photographs feature characters and symbols from popular slot games available on the site, cleverly interwoven with the pictures. All feature happy models, most utilising a mobile phone to emphasise the credentials of the site as being excellent on the move.
The big thing to note at MrQ Bingo is that there is a very simple welcome offer in place that means they are able to be a ‘no wagering’ site, which is becoming more and more important to players looking for a trustworthy site to play. The deal features free bingo on registration for a limited time and 10 slot spins on first deposit.
Terms of offer: Free bingo available upon registration with no deposit required. Claim six free tickets in the Free For All bingo room, every five minutes, between 8am-8pm. 10 slot spins are credited upon first £10 deposit, limited to 10p per spin and can be used on Babushkas slot only. All winnings are uncapped and credited to your real money balance.
What will you find at MrQ Bingo
Once inside you will find 75 ball bingo and 90 ball bingo and just 26 slot games. The slot games are from Thunderkick and include popular titles Fruit Warp, Arcader, Zoom, Pink Elephants, Toki Time, Esqueleto Explosivo and Turning Totems. We have it on good authority that for now quality, not quantity was the aim, but that many more slot titles from more developers are in the pipeline to be added in due course.
The bingo rooms all have names related to relaxation and leisure which is a nice touch. Ocean, Festival and Rock & Rollover are the 75 ball rooms. Popcorn, Picnic and Piece of Cake are the 90 ball rooms, plus the self-explanatory Free for All room.
The design is good, the navigation is amongst the simplest we have ever seen at an online bingo site and the menu takes you simply to everything you need to know about the site. The site is so new we haven’t yet been able to play a game of bingo as we got there before any other players were populating the rooms. The full launch is due towards the end of August 2018, but the soft launch seems to be going well. Fingers crossed that this early promise develops into an excellent new bingo platform that will attract lots of new sites wishing to sit on it.
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