Although MrQ sounds like a character from a James Bond movie, in reality, it’s the latest online games site from Lindar Media – the company that likes to go about “doing things differently”. So far, Lindar has enjoyed significant success with Pixie Bingo and Circus Bingo, both of which run on Dragonfish software.
However, MrQ is unique in that it runs on a bespoke software platform, and boasts both exclusive promotions and bingo rooms. The fact that the site has no wagering requirements, and allows players to win real cash even when they’re playing for free, should mean that there’s a stampede of bingo fans heading through its newly-opened doors. But, is MrQ right for you?
The MrQ website is rather different than what we’re used to, but this is definitely a good thing considering how many white-label bingo sites have been launching lately.
The stark white background of the site makes the modern MrQ logo in its bright blue and purple colours act as a focal point when you land on the homepage, and we particularly love how a tiny bowler hat sits above it. But, it only takes a second or two for your eyes to lock in on the site’s main selling point – sign up to play for free and a chance to win £5 every five minutes, and make a deposit to get a further ten free spins.
The young couple smiling at each other as they gaze at a smartphone while a Russian doll from Thunderkick’s Babushka slot and MrQ peer over their shoulders have every good reason to be happy because as the chat bubble in front of them explains, MrQ players benefit from no wagering requirements.
If you continue to scroll down the homepage, you’ll find more reasons why MrQ is such a unique online bingo brand, as well as an overview of the bingo rooms, slots, and promotions. There’s also an FAQ list (a.k.a. “The tech-y stuff”) that covers fairness, security, and licensing.
To progress further inside the site, you can use the expandable menu on the left-hand side, or sign-up or login via the area at the top-right.
MrQ offers all of the key contact methods, including live chat, telephone, email, post, and online contact form. It’s worth noting, that live chat is only available from 8.30 AM until 5.30 PM daily. However you there is a comprehensive FAQ section that answers most questions and their out-of-hours live chat gives you the option to leave your details for the team to answer in the morning.
MrQ’s exclusive special offers can be found on the Promotions page.
Newly-registered players can enter the Free for All bingo room where they can claim six free tickets for each game. Games run every five minutes and each one boasts a £5 prize pool. You can enjoy playing in the room for 30 days following registration.
Want more? Then, make your first deposit of at least £10 and MrQ will give you ten free spins for the Babushkas slot.
All bonus winnings are paid as cash and are not subjected to any wagering requirements.
The friend referral scheme lets you share your unique membership link with as many pals as you like. And, for each one that signs up and makes their first deposit, you each receive 10 free spins on Toki Time.
More freebies can be gained by verifying your mobile phone number, after which, you gain 10 free spins on Birds on a Wire.
Considering that the site is still very new, we imagine that even more promotions will appear as time goes by.
The lobby is 100% a unique and simple due to the one-of-a-kind in-house software that MrQ runs on, and we have to say that it’s pretty impressive!
On the left-hand side, you can see your personal details, make deposits and withdrawals, change your marketing preferences, refer your friends, and contact the support team.
In the centre of the page, you have the games area which is split into three sections: My Games, Bingo, and Slots.
MrQ prides itself on a seamless, cross-device experience that allows you to switch from your tablet to your mobile and everything will update in real-time. The FAQs inform us that you’ll need to have the latest mobile web browser installed on your device or else the site may not work, and anything below iOS 10 is not supported.
MrQ is licensed and registered by the UK Gambling Commission. All of the game are rigorously tested and certified by an independent third party to ensure fairness. Your information is sent securely via SSL data encryption, and the payment systems that the site uses are also PCI compliant.
Within the bingo lobby, you can view the various 75-ball, 90-ball, jackpot, and free rooms. There are three 75-ball rooms, two 90-ball rooms, two free rooms, and one jackpot room, which is less than you’ll find at Dragonfish brands, for example, but still more than enough to enjoy.
While the slots are divided into New, All, and Top, it would be good if they were displayed with smaller thumbnail images, as you have to do a lot of scrolling down to see the full selection.
Although the range of slots is unique, there are only 26 to choose from, including Not Enough Kittens, Fruit Warp, Arcader, Frog Grog, Flux, and The Rift. It’s also a shame that there are no table games, scratch cards, instant wins or jackpot slots available, although we’ve heard rumours of various Eyecon titles being integrated into the platform in the near future.
MrQ currently only accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Pay by Mobile as payment options. So, if you’re an e-wallet user, you’re out of luck.
You can deposit between £10 and £10,000 per day with a credit/debit card, and between £10 and £30 per day using Pay by Phone on O2, Three or EE networks.
The Cashier lets you withdraw a minimum of £10 and a maximum of £1,000 per day, and you can withdraw a maximum of £3,000 per week and £5,000 per month.
Cashing-out your winnings can take time due to the lack of speedy e-wallet options. MrQ aims to credit your account within three to five working days after your withdrawal request has been approved.
MrQ believes that all of its members are valued, which is why you become a VIP in the site’s eyes from the moment you sign up. Hence, it chooses not to use a dedicated VIP programme, and instead, they want to build personal relationships with all of their players, and reward them based on loyalty rather than a complicated VIP scheme.
They might not have a dedicated programme, but their the Refer a Friend scheme offers players an opportunity to be rewarded by getting friends to sign up using a unique code. If that friend signs up and deposits £10 or more, both players get 10 Free Spins on Toki Time.
In a world that’s becoming saturated with networked bingo sites, it’s great to see a new brand that’s not only unique, but offers its players zero wagering requirements.
With regards to the promotions at MrQ, things are off to a promising start. While some players may not be used to there being a lack of big welcome bonuses, the zero wagering requirements make us think this is worth the sacrifice as any money you do win from the Free Spins is yours to keep.
MrQ does have some negatives, but it has enough other unique pulls to keep us interested enough to try something new. We’ll be very interested to see where the site goes from here.
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