The Chase Bingo Review
The Chase Bingo is an exclusive room that’s available at Gala Bingo. You’ll find it in the TV Specials section. The themed game originally launched in 2016 and although it no longer gets the same kind of billing as Coronation Street Bingo, it did survive Gala’s recent move to the Entain platform. The Chase Bingo is a 90 ball game with a Beat The Chaser feature. The game also features calls from some of the stars of the show too.
How To Play The Chase Bingo
In essence The Chase Bingo is a 90 ball game and plays exactly as you’d expect. Players purchase tickets, the numbers are drawn and prizes are awarded for one line, two lines and a full house. Before eyes down you need to purchase a ticket. These cost from 5p and you can play from 1 to 72 tickets per game. The actual bingo room is a bit basic and this is a factor of the move to Entain. Whilst they’ve tried to emulate the Virtue Fusion look and design it falls short. But The Chase brand is evident so that’s something at least.
Beat The Chaser Feature
The exciting part of The Chase Bingo is the Beat The Chaser feature. This is an end game that’s afforded to the full house winner who gets the chance to win an extra prize. The FH winner is offered three different cash amounts (high, mid and low). These amounts also represent positions on The Chase board. Go high for the bigger prize and The Chaser has less steps to try and catch you. Once the FH winner has chosen their amount a simulated player v Chaser question/answer series runs to determine the outcome. If the player reaches home before being caught then they win the prize.
The Chase Bingo Jackpots
On the Virtue Fusion platform The Chase Bingo also boasted a Final Chase Jackpot which was awarded for getting a full house in 31 calls or less. This isn’t available now that Gala is on the Entain platform. Another thing that seems to be missing since the change of platform is the music from the show. Whilst these elements aren’t vital for playing the game they do add extra interest. We do wonder if Entain will consider adding a progressive pot sometime in the future and whether The Chase Bingo will become part of the rosters at Foxy, Coral and Ladbrokes.
Penny’s Thoughts On The Chase Bingo
Taking TV quiz shows as a basis for a bingo game can work well as we’ve seen with Deal Or No Deal. The Chase Bingo is a great idea and the game still remains popular with Gala players. However it does feel a little bit washed out since it’s move to the Entain platform. Whilst the game remains the same, the end feature looks like it’s been rushed and isn’t the best graphically. There’s also no images of The Chasers, soundtrack or immersive elements which make you feel you’re on The Chase.