New Bingo Rooms At Ladbrokes & Coral Bingo

All details below were correct when published on 27th October 2021. 18+. UK Only. Wagering terms and conditions apply. Please gamble responsibly.

Bingo BeatsBack in July we told you that Gala Bingo had finally made the move to the Entain platform to join it’s sister brands, namely Foxy, Cheeky, Ladbrokes and Coral. Whilst Gala didn’t exactly enamour their players with news about the move – there was none – the way the brand launched exclusives like Coronation Street Bingo, Bingo Beats, The Chase Bingo, Emmerdale Bingo and Coconut Island was pretty impressive. These were all exclusive rooms to Gala on Playtech. However fast forward to now and some of these rooms have now been added to the rosters of the likes of Ladbrokes and Coral.

More Players – Bigger Prizes

Head to the lobby areas of any of Gala’s sister sites and you’ll be able to find new rooms for Corrie Bingo, TV Specials which houses The Chase and Emmerdale, Bingo Beats (Love) and Bingo Beats (Chakra). These rooms are networked so this means that all involved will share the same games and jackpots. In many ways this is good news as more players in a room should mean bigger prizes. For example at time of writing nearly 60 players were signed in to play for a £56 Coronation Bingo pot. On the flip side sharing rooms can also demonstrate how poor a game is being received. Bingo Beats for example had only attracted 3 players for a game about to go to eyes down.

Winners & Losers

The big winners in all this are Foxy, Cheeky, Ladbrokes and Coral. They’ve been able to add popular themed rooms and 50 ball bingo (Bingo Beats) to their roster. These join the likes of Friends Bingo (which actually is very much like Corrie), Fluffy Favourites and the recently launched Deal Or No Deal. All in all these line-ups look pretty impressive and Entain now have a good mix of bingo variants for their players. The big loser however is the jewel in the crown, Gala! All their exclusive games bar Coconut Island have gone although they now have the addition of Friends. Another Entain invention, CashOut Bingo, is a noticeable absentee from the Gala line-up.

Are Bingo Sites Too Samey?

We don’t know whether these new bingo rooms make much difference to established players at the various brands, but in our view it has an impact on the bingo enviroment. Trying to find uniqueness – other than Tombola – is becoming a harder and harder quest. Play at Wink, Jackpotjoy, Mecca, Mirror and Gala and you’ve pretty much covered every Dragonfish, Gamesys, Playtech/Virtue Fusion, Jumpman and Entain brand. In terms of bingo rooms, games and variants that’s probably not unusual – but it’s now also covering the bulk of player promos too. This reduces choice, interest and incentive for players to try new sites. It may mean a player becomes more loyal to a brand (no need to shop around) but there’s limited choice should they get bored or fall out with their current favourite. Overall we’re not in favour of how samey so many sites are becoming.

The Exclusives Conundrum

The problem is however that when something new or proprietary comes along it doesn’t always work out. The big exception to the rule is Tombola but drop in on MrQ or BingoCams and there are very few – if any – bingo players. MrQ launched in 2018 with high hopes of disrupting the same old same old, but they have reduced their roster to a 90 ball room and the 75 ball Rock and Rollover game. Elsewhere Lucky Pants and Kitty used to have their own rooms but are now essentially clones of Mecca whilst Jumpman dumped their own bingo platform in favour of Pragmatic Play. Whilst this was a sensible idea as the Jumpman rooms were rubbish, players have better choices of Pragmatic Play rooms at the likes of Heart and PlayOJO. It’d be great to see more uniqueness within online bingo but for now it looks like we’re stuck with what we have.

Entain Bingo Sites

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Visit Gala Bingo

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Visit Cheeky Bingo

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Visit Coral Bingo

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Visit Foxy Bingo

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