Gala Bingo Review
Gala Bingo is a huge and very nice looking Virtue Fusion bingo site run by a historic name in bingo and offering a vast array of different bingo rooms. There’s more than 20 bingo rooms to play in, including the exclusive Coronation Street and Emmerdale bingo rooms, several rooms which are open 24/7, and the award winning Coconut Island 50 ball bingo variant.
Gala have a reputation for looking after their customers and are considered to have one of the best VIP schemes out there. They also offer a wide variety of slots from Playtech and a few other providers. In addition to all the Virtue Fusion network promotions, Gala regularly run their own promotions and some of these have been in aid of charities. Gala’s mobile service is highly regarded (it won Best Mobile Bingo Experience at the 2015 Whichbingo Awards which are voted on by players) and comes with Apple and Android apps to make login hassle free. On desktop, players can choose at login between the super fast new HTML5 interface and lobby and the classic Flash one. Choose the new lobby to get access to the Emmerdale bingo room, Big Banker Bingo and other specials on the desktop and to have the option, in selected bingo rooms, of placing a side bet (stakes from £1) on the number of the ball on which bingo will be called (odd/even, colour, pairs and high/low are the available bets). If you want to play Cash Cubes or Bouncy Balls Bingo, however, you’ll be out of luck as these rooms are no longer available at Gala.
One thing that Gala are really good at is thinking up promotions which offer prizes that money can’t buy – from tickets to the Gala VIP Christmas party to a guest appearance on Emmerdale for the winner’s pet.
The only snag is that Gala Bingo is extremely popular and even their exclusive bingo rooms can be very busy, especially at peak times. This has the effect of pushing up the value of the prizes while pushing down the chance any individual player has of winning – so you may win less often at Gala than at a less busy site (but when you do, it could be a substantial amount).
Gala Bingo offers a large number of non network bingo rooms, including The Chase Bingo which is exclusive to Gala and other rooms which are shared with Coral Bingo, including Coconut Island Bingo and Coronation Street Bingo.
|No Deposit Offer||None|
|Bingo Bonus||500% on first deposit of £5 only|
|Other Bonuses||Access to 4 hours of free bingo a day in the Newbie Room for a week after registration (bingo bonus prizes).|
|Bonus Expiry Info||7 days|
|Bingo Wagering Requirements||4 x bonus. Bonus is only released after deposit has been spent on bingo tickets (which must be done within 30 days of registration).|
|Slot Wagering Requirements||20 x bonus|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card/Debit Card, Paypal, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, Eco Card|
|Minimum Withdrawal||Minimum withdrawal £5.|
|Withdrawal Processing Time||2-5 days|
|Other Withdrawal Restrictions||None|
|Any Caps on Winnings||None|
|Loyalty/VIP Scheme||Happy points - a tiered loyalty scheme. Levels are based on lifetime points, and points are earned by playing bingo (or other games at a much worse rate) and can be redeemed for a bingo bonus. They also have a tiered invitation-only VIP scheme for high rollers.|
|Bingo Software||Virtue Fusion/Playtech|
|Bingo Network||Virtue Fusion|
|Date Established||July, 2012|
|UK License Holder||Gala Interactive (Gibraltar) Limited|
|UK License Reference Number||39069|