In what is an industry first, Mecca Bingo has created a new game specifically for pets to play. The gaming giant hasn’t gone barking mad, the launch is in response to a request from customers who do not want to be parted from their pets when they play bingo.
Sure to set tails wagging up and down the country, the launch of the new multi-channel offering for non-human players – Mecca Pets – will for the first time ever allow pets to play bingo alongside their owners both in club and online.
Three quarters (75%) of Mecca customers are pet owners, and for years Mecca has been listening to feedback that members would enjoy bingo even more if they were able to share the experience with their pets. So the company went to work to find a paws-able solution.
Larger pet-friendly bingo cards and tablets that respond to paw prints instead of fingertips have been created. The bingo operator has also been trialing different games with a variety of pets to ensure the new Mecca Pets games hit the mark with canine and feline players alike.
The new animal-oriented games have been a big hit with members and their furry companions alike. Bingo and dog lover, Joanne Popplewell, comments: ‘I am over the moon! My Cockapoo Buddy is incredibly sociable just like me and loves to come to club to play the Mecca Pets games and see his four-legged friends while I’m playing.
“So far he hasn’t won anything but he has come close a couple of times and he gets very excited when he gets down to just one or two numbers. His tail starts going like crazy!”
Spokesperson for Mecca Bingo, Caroline Webb, said: “With the majority of our customers owning pets, it seemed the sensible solution to create a game where they can play along with their owner either in club of the comfort of their own home.
“It’s great to see the new games have had the bark of approval from Buddy, and thankfully there’s been no hairy moments following the influx four legged furry animals in clubs.”
To attend a Mecca Club you do need to be aged 18 years or over and be a customer of Mecca Bingo. Joining is free of charge and you can sign-up at www.meccabingo.com or at the club.
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