Swansea Mecca Bingo, Carmarthen Road
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Club Opening Times
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Club Background And History
Swansea Mecca Bingo offers bingo players the opportunity to play bingo everyday, afternoon and evening, and it regularly runs promotions to give you better value for your money.
There's seating for 1638, and 75 EBingo terminals. There is one bar, and a cafe. For disabled patrons there are 22 disabled seats, 2 disabled toilets, and disabled access. Please contact us if you can give us more information on this club's background or history.
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Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Mecca Bingo Swansea.
- Llanelli Argos Bingo, Market Street
- Neath Castle Bingo, Briton Ferry Road
- Swansea Castle Bingo, Clase Road
Your Comments On The Carmarthen Road Mecca Bingo
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Spoilt By The PETs
First, I'll give the positive side of my experiences at this club: The staff are fantastic, very warm, friendly and welcoming. The club interior is slightly more up market than a lot I've visited. The food & drink are very good and competitively priced. The prize money is good, and the "National" game is usually called on a believable mid 40 numbers, unlike a lot of CASTLE bingos in the area where it takes upwards of 57 numbers or more to call the "House". For this part I'd give Mecca 4+ out of 5.
The bad points: The last time I played there (January 2011) will be just that i.e."the last time", for which I'll now explain: Throughout the evening a total of 61 claims were made, sometimes 2 or more callers on the same 1 x line, 2 x lines, or full house, of these claims NO LESS than 47 claims were made by PET machine users, leaving only 14 claims actually made by paper book players
This leads me to wonder how random the game actually is, because it seems that the number generator favours PET machines over paper books. I questioned a member of staff, who nonchalantly replied that there were more PET machines in use that night compared to paper books, so they were bound to win more prizes statistically.
PET machines can automatically mark a dozen or more sets of books, and the club (in line with most other Bingo clubs) actively encourages their use by offering free sets of books, the more you buy. To my mind this DOES NOT encourage RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING! PET machines or their derivatives, (Game Mates, Bingo Bee's etc) offering multiple books of tickets, greatly stack the odds of winning against the paper book players.
Very few people could mark with a pen/dabber more than 2 sets of books at most, but the electronic bingo gaming machines I've mentioned in this review can mark dozens even hundreds of books automatically. In America such gaming machines have been totally banned from use in many states.
Some people may be physically unable to mark a paper book, and for that reason a PET machine or similar is a Godsend, but to encourage "fair play" and "responsible gambling" all such machines for ALL players should be limited to NO MORE THAN 2 sets of books. For the "bad" points of this review Ill give Mecca Swansea a 1 minus out of 5.
Rated 3/5 by K. Ballantine (February 2011)
Too Many PETs
I have been a regular at this club for several years,and I have never won anything and must confess that until K.Ballantine (February 2011) reported the high ratio of wins on the pet devices that I hadn't noticed, so it's little wonder that I have never won there! So once, sometimes twice a week for the last 2 weeks I have been keeping a check on the wins of the PETs and sure enough every time that I played, the PETs were winning 7 out of 10 prizes all through the games, that's 70% wins to the PETs.
I would like to thank K.Ballantine for bringing this to my attention and now me and my friends and family of over a dozen players will never ever play there again. We are absolutely disgusted that the management allow the PETs to be set to win so many prizes, surely this is illegal!
Rated 1/5 by T. Rose (March 2011)
Club is quite big. Food and drink average. Staff accommodating. Good sized car park. I originally thought that a certain K.Ballantine had sour grapes but, I've now played there about a dozen times and sure enough the Mecca Max machines do actually win in excess of 3/4 of the cash prizes and a few of them notched up several wins on one machine in the same session and have done on each occasion I've played there. If you like to mark a book and hope to win then I'd advise you not to go here but if you're a max machine player which I am not then you're all but guaranteed a win at this club. I'm now of the opinion that these machines are grossly unfair and am seriously thinking of setting up and e-petition at E-petitions-Directgov to get them banned.
Rated 2/5 by Anonymous (2011)
I have been using this club for a number of years and the staff are excellent, the food is good and it is a good night's entertainment. Since their introduction I have only played the PETS once and did not like them. I prefer paper books and I have won and continue to win various amounts from £3.00 up to £3,000. My husband has played the machines with no more luck than I have and last week despite a large number of PET users one of our party won £300 on a paper book. So although the odds are higher to win on a PET as more books are played, at the end of the day you can only win on one book electronic or paper!
Rated 4/5 by S. Thomas (March 2014)
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