Coronation Street Bingo
We’ve seen quiz shows being used as a basis for slots and online games. We’ve seen bingo brands sponsor top TV shows including the Soaps. However, never would you have believed that Coronation Street would become a popular bingo room. However, Corrie is now the theme for a bingo room at Gala Bingo. It launched in 2013 as an exclusive with Gala although it’s now part of the roster at Gala’s sister brands at Ladbrokes and Coral. It’s a 90 ball game that features a Golden Cobbles Jackpot as well as clips from Classic episodes.
How To Play Coronation Street Bingo
Coronation Street Bingo plays in exactly the same way as any other 90 ball game. Purchase tickets from as little as 5p and play for one line, two lines and a full house. The game is set on a background of the Rovers Return. The chat area towards the right of the room is taken up with a video area. Here you can enjoy clips featuring Hilda Ogden, Stan Ogden, Ivy Tilsley, Eddie Yeats and Albert Tatlock. To give the game an even more Corrie feel the number calls are by Fred Eliott (John Savident). Some call’s are tailored for the game including Rita’s Den (10), Pork Pie Heaven (57) and Last Call At The Rovers (90). In our view Fred should do the bingo calls on every game!
Joining the base Coronation Street Bingo game is the Golden Cobbles Jackpot. This is a 90 ball bingo card that’s marked off at the end of each round. A number is only crossed off when the full house winner’s call number is on the card and not already golden. If the number completes one line, two lines or a full house then the player gets the relevant prize. If the number just adds to the bingo ticket then an “Any Number” prize is awarded. This is currently worth £5. The full house pot is £500.
Is It Any Good? I Say Is It Any Good?
Gala have been canny with Coronation Street Bingo. They’ve hardly deviated from the traditional 90 ball game to bring this version to our desktops and mobiles. The Golden Cobbles Jackpot is a welcome addition but it doesn’t really add that much to proceedings. However, the game comes alive thanks to the bingo calls from Fred Eliott and classic clips that play between each game. Without these the game wouldn’t be worth a look. Their presence maintains interest as well as generates nostalgia for a more gentler age of Soap. Without them the game would be OK, with them then it’s one not to miss.
The only ‘con’ for this game is that younger bingo players may not relate to this version of Corrie. Players looking for evidence of the current cast will be disappointed. We suspect that the deal for Coronation Street Bingo is that it’s former cast members only. When you review adverts and promotions over the last few years they’ve only involved past stars. It’d be nice to see the likes of Gail, Audrey, Liz, Tracey and Steve on the online cobbles at Gala. At least they’ll be a place for them in the future though! As well as the bingo room Corrie fans can also enjoy a Coronation Street themed scratchcard, slots and a version of Bouncy Balls.