Bingo is proper fast paced fun - and the bar/cafe are pretty cheap! You can get electronic boards now that you just have to tap the screen of & it automatically marks all your numbers & tells you what you're waiting for - some say that takes the fun out of it, I say it allows you to relax & enjoy the cheap drinks!
It's not a very sociable activity however, even if everyone in your group is using the electronic boards you can't talk while the numbers are being called or you'll get heckled by everyone else that's there!
Right now I am going to use this window of opportunity to have a massive whinge. Mecca...WHAT? Mecca Bingo? Now who in their right mind, what Marketing pip squeak thought this would be the perfect name for a bingo hall?
Well actually I guess they do live up to their name. being huge and brightly light they are like a mecca, a focal pulling point of primary colours that draw you in on a dull evening. In most big towns you can be on a bus or a train and you are likely to see the shiny lights of a Mecca Bingo. So as it does live up to the name in the sense of attracting a group of people to do a similar activity...but still Mecca?
It's the same as any other Mecca across the country. The only downside to this site is the new smoking area. It is down some steep staircases that can be difficult to get down if your not good on your legs.
Food isn't anything to write home about but it is edable.
I think Mecca Bingo at Crossgates is great, yes they are the same as across the country - all great and trying to do their best to provide safe fun entertainment. One of the few places ladies can go on their own in safety. The staff are great and have almost become friends. I like the way the management join in. All staff try their best to be pleasant and cheery, friendly, courteous and helpful. If I have a niggle about the place then the food could do with being hotter unless you have a made to order meal in which case it's fine so Tim, Chris, Amber, Jacky and everyone else, keep up the good work you are doing a great job - thank you.
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