We use cookies to analyse traffic and for ad measurement purposes, including for personalizing ads. Read Our Cookie Policy

igb-logo egr-logo
New Hot House Bingo Game At Gala Bingo

New Hot House Bingo Game At Gala Bingo


Sue Dawson

Hot House Bingo is Gala Bingo’s brand new 90 ball bingo game, but unlike other 90 ball bingo variants which just have a feature game tagged on the end, this is 90 ball bingo as you’ve NEVER seen it before!

Gala Hot House Bingo

  • Players have three tickets each.   These have 15 numbers each just like a regular 90 ball ticket but look a little different.
  • All 90 balls are called and all tickets are played until the end.
  • Each game has 5 prize bands (for different numbers of calls to bingo) each with its own prize pool (but two of them are set to zero).
  • When a player completes a card they win a share of the prize pool for the band in which they finished. If no-one wins in a band the pool is split between the remaining winning bands, but the only band in which it seems at all likely this could happen is the red band where, in a room with around 100 players, there were typically 1-5 winners (as you’d expect given that the chance a single ticket has of being completed in 68 or fewer calls is a shade under 1%).
  • At launch, the bands are set up like this:
    • Red band – 40% of total prize pool – bingo in up to 68 calls
    • Purple band – no win – bingo in between red and green
    • Green band –  50% of total prize pool – 3 or 4 consecutive numbers somewhere between 69 and 89
    • Orange band – no win – bingo in between green and blue
    • Blue band – 10% of total prize pool – bingo in the full 90 calls

The bands and the percentages are subject to change – Gala are actively asking for player feedback and may make some tweaks, but player reaction on the whole seems pretty positive.

The tickets are a strip with no duplicated numbers so contain 45 of the 90 numbers.  What this means is that every player has a 50/50 chance of having a ticket including the last number and therefore winning part of the blue pool (a few pence, but at least it’s something) – and because of this, the game holds everyone’s attention right up until the last few calls.

Another very interesting thing about Hot House Bingo is that the number of players in the room has no bearing on each individual player’s chance of winning anything (even if the red pot gets redistributed when no-one completes bingo in 68 calls which is more likely to happen when the room is quieter, the extra money is added to the green and blue prizes only).  The number of players does affect how many other players a winner may have to share the pot with – but it also increases the size of the pot.

It’s certainly different – and pretty exciting, especially if you have 1TG in the purple or green bands!

Update – until 4th November, Gala have changed the bands and the prize distribution in Hot House Bingo so that every ticket is guaranteed to win something.  The red band remains at 40% of the prize pool for bingo in 68 or fewer calls but the others move around.  In some games the bands are as they were at launch but with the green prize reduced to 30% and 10% given to both purple and orange, and in other games the later bands are rearranged as 69-71, 72-79, 80 and 81-90.

With the new arrangement, although everyone is guaranteed to win something it’s unlikely to be more than a few pence unless you win a share of the red band.  We would be surprised if this is the last of the changes.

Hot House Bingo


Ask us a question

9
Notifications

This offer is only available for first time depositors. Min deposit is £10. 50 Free Spins on Book of Dead. Spin Value: £0.10. After your first deposit you may claim your 30 Extra Free Spins by visiting the Kicker Section. No min withdrawal. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer is only available for specific players that have been selected by PlayOJO. If you have arrived on this page not via the designated offer via PlayOJO you will not be eligible for the offer. OJO’s Rewards and Game Play policy applies *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

Welcome offer paid in bingo bonus (bingo bonus can be used only in bingo rooms), new players only. 3x bingo, 50x casino wagering required. Max bet £6.25 until completed. Game weighting applies. 2 day bonus expiry. eWallets & prepaid cards excluded. T&Cs apply. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Play Responsibly | Minimum deposit of £10 , Play with £40 and Get 200 Free Spins. | Offer must be claimed within 48 hrs of you registering an account. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

First time depositors only (18+ UK exc. NI). Min Deposit £10. Max Offer 300 Free Bingo Tickets [250 on Street Party & 50 on Big Bang] & 25 Pending Free Spins [on a game of our choice]. Free Spins winnings are capped at £2.5. All winnings are credited to real money balance. Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered and expire after 7 days. Promo code: BFF300. We reserve the right to deny promotional offers based on abusive bonus activity across sites operated by the Company. Deposit balance available for withdrawal at any time (UK only). General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Valid until further notice *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+ UK Only. Use code BINGO. Spend £10 on Bingo, get £20 in Bingo Bonus + win up to 250 Free Spins on Super Scratch. Bingo Bonus: Bingo tickets only, 3-day expiry & 5x wagering. Free Spins: Selected Games, 24-hour expiry, max bet £2.50, max spins win £8 per 10 spins, max Bonus win £100 & 65x wagering on winnings. No Neteller/Skrill/ Paypal. Full T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org. Please keep your play safe and fun. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+. New Casino players only. Deposit required. Min bet £10 on qualifying games. 40x wager reqs (bonus only) on selected games. £50 Bonus + 10 Free Spins for a selected game. Accept within 14 days. Valid for 30 days. Spins value £0.25 each. Certain deposit types excluded. Player restrictions & T&Cs Apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New players Only. £10 min deposit. £5 max bet using bonus. 40 x wagering applies. Bonus valid for 14 days. 20 Spins on preselected games will be credited instantly + then 20 per day for 9 days. Free Spins valid for 72 hours from credit. Max Free Spins winnings £100. Skrill + Neteller excluded. Always refer to Bonus Terms *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New casino players only. Min. £10 deposit with code ‘CASINO100’, debit card only. Valid on 7 slots. 7-day expiry. All spins must be used before cashout allowed. Terms apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

Registration code BIN050. Play £10 on Bingo tickets (slots wagering will not count) to receive a £40 Bingo Bonus (4x wagering), £10 Slots Bonus (10x wagering) + 30 Free Spins on Dragon's Luck. Available 30 days from registration to Betfair. Deposits via e-wallets (e.g. PayPal, Moneybookers, Sktill et al) are not valid for this promotion. SMS verification needed for free spins. No wagering on free spins winnings. T&C apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £10, max. Bonus £50. Game: Star Joker, Spin Value: £0.05. WR of 30x Deposit + Bonus amount and 60x Free Spin winnings amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.10) of the free spin winnings and bonus amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Free Spins must be used before deposited funds. First Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. Bonus Policy applies. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad