Gala Bingo surely must be the biggest brand in the sector. They used to have a whole bunch of halls and the name that should put them at the top of ‘best places to play online’. Gala essentially is bingo but they’ve had quite a rollercoaster ride. The site initially started off as a precursor to what is now Chit Chat Bingo. They moved to their own platform – and briefly flirted with Sharon Osbourne but now use Paisley Billings in their ads. They stayed independent until finally joining the Virtue Fusion Network. However as of July 2021 they’ve now moved to the Entain platform alongside sister brands Foxy and Cheeky.
Gala Bingo Welcome Offer
New players are welcomed with a deposit/spend bonus offer. Become a depositor plus wager £10 and you’ll be rewarded with a 600% bonus (Min first bingo deposit and spend £10 = £60 bingo bonus. Wagering reqs apply: 4 x. Bingo Bonus Bonus valid for 1 week after credit). This is a special offer because the usual bonus is 500%! In addition to the welcome bonus there is a newbie room which is open 3 days after registration for free bingo games. Terms apply for this room and it’s only open at limited times.
Gala Bingo Rooms
For sheer choice of bingo rooms, Gala is probably the number one site. The move from Virtue Fusion/Playtech to Entain means that there are some changes to the room options. However as part of the move Gala have tried to make the transition as smooth as possible. Rooms such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, The Chase, Bingo Beats and Coconut Island have been relaunched whilst there are new versions of Deal Or No Deal and Fluffy Favourites. The latter is now 36 ball instead of 90 ball! Traditional 75 and 90 ball rooms are available and these are linked with other sites such as Foxy.
Like all good bingo sites, slots are available to play at Gala. Top slots include RBig Banker, Big Spin Bonus, Fishin Frenzy, Invaders Megaways, Book Of Slingo, Cleopatra, Full House Wilds and Bonanza Megaways. Coronation Street, Emmerdale and The Chase have their own branded games too and these are exclusive (well ish as some can now be found on Foxy, Cheeky etc). Finally, there are a few table games such as blackjack and roulette plus Live Game Shows. Bingo players should check out Deal Or No Deal The Big Draw as this probably the closest to live bingo any game has come so far.
Gala Bingo Promotions
As well as excelling with exclusives and special bingo rooms, Gala excels with it’s player promotions. Many of these revolve around it’s exclusive deals with the likes of Corrie, Emmerdale and The Chase. Joining these are regular offers such as Daily Spin The Wheel, Live Events and Slider Jackpots! For community fun, make sure you’re following Gala Bingo on Facebook. Not only will you find out about the latest promotions but you can also participate in fun giveaways. For example, they’ve dished out pizza for sharing selfies and offered Love2Shop vouchers. The Live Events are well worth a try too as they involve celebs from The Chase, Corrie and reality TV.
Penny’s Thoughts on Gala Bingo
If you play bingo online then you must look at Gala. It’s hard to find fault with it given it’s range of bingo rooms, slots and promotions. Perhaps being big is it’s achilles’ heel. If you prefer smaller intimate rooms then it’s difficult to find these amongst the many options. However you can’t fault Gala for their regular promotions and offers. Moving to Entain however is a huge risk for Gala as it’s a huge culture change for players. Hopefully they can smooth over some early grumbles and then continue to offer a top player experience.