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Gala Bingo is one of the longest established online bingo sites in the UK. It first launched in 2006 on its own unique software, but during July 2012 it migrated to the award winning Virtue Fusion platform to support its ever increasing number of players.
Gala Bingo now offers new players that join through WhichBingo a massive £50 free bingo bonus for a spend on bingo tickets of just £10. £50 of free play for a tenner to explore the site for the first time at Gala Bingo, that's a 500% bonus and an offer not to be missed. At Gala Bingo the wagering requirement is just 2x the bonus, so one of the better offers out there. In addition, this site uses bonus funds to buy tickets before any real cash that has accumulated.
No bingo site launched more new games in 2013/14 than Gala Bingo and they teamed up with some of the biggest names in TV too. There was Coronation Street Bingo and Saturday Night Bingo to name just two. These games are exclusive to Gala Bingo and show the effort they are continually putting into research and development of what players want.
There can only be one winner, but it was a close run thing so WhichBingo is happy to recognise the work of Gala Bingo with Highly Commended award in the Online Bingo Game of the Year category.
All new players get access to the Newbies Room for 7 days - from registration complete. This is a free bingo room that will be open four hours a day - 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm - featuring £25 bingo bonus prize pots on every game and 12 games per hour. £8,400 in prizes on offer in the week for all new players.
In February 2013 announced an exclusive new bingo game in partnership with everyone's favourite TV duo, Ant & Dec.
The game works by putting players into either Team Ant or Team Dec, each team linked to either odd or even numbers. In each round, the team with the most odd or even numbers gets a point, and the winning team at the end of the game share a community pot.
This means that even if you don't win the jackpot, you could still walk away with some extra funds from the team pot.
In December 2013 Gala unveiled an exclusive Coronation Street bingo game based on the nation's favourite soap.
It is very much a nod to classic Corrie, with John Savident's Fred Elliott as the bingo caller and classic clips form the past 50 years shown during each intermission.
The Coronation Street game is a 90 ball format with an extra 'Golden Cobbles' progressive jackpot. Rules to the golden cobbles jackpot are displayed in the room when you first go in.
There are at least 22 bingo rooms to choose from. Some are exclusive to Gala Bingo while others are networked with other Virtue Fusion sites, such as Lucky Numbers Bingo and Deal or No Deal Bingo and players will be able to take advantage of the regular big money deals that are now a big feature of the network, creating dozens more huge winners every week and every month.
All the Gala Bingo favourites remain, such as the City Club, Mountain, Seaside and the rest. This means that new players will be able to make new friends in these local rooms and existing players will still be able to find everyone they have come to know. The Gala Bingo CMs have also made the transition and are on hand to help everyone out.
Gala Bingo introduced 50 ball bingo in mid 2014 with its Coconut Island room. Play for different prices to win different level of prizes.
In addition to well known features of the platform such as BOGOF Bingo, 1tg games and Last Chance Saloon and Bingo Linx, Gala Bingo brings its own twist to the offer with Windicates, Cash Climber jackpots, High 5 jackpots and Super Spotlight jackpots. In fact, more chances to win big than any other UK online bingo site.
For an enhanced bingo experience why not try Gala Live. This room features live bingo hosts broadcasting live and even brings in special star guests for a chat. It's like a bingo hall in your own lounge.
Free bingo is available at Gala Bingo, with the option now for players to upgrade to Superbooks for bigger prizes.
Like many bingo sites, Gala features lot more than just online bingo games. You will find many of the most popular and best known slot games and table games on the site, as well as numerous instant win games such as the classic Deal or No Deal and Blackjack. Scratchcards are also available.
New features in 2014 included Gala Flutter - the rival betting section to sportsbook sites. Players can now place bets on sports and entertainment events in the safe and friendly environment of Gala Bingo from the same wallet as they play bingo. Everything is clearly explained about how to play and how to win at the site.
Gala Lotto was also launched in 2014. This allows players to bet on the outcome of lotteries worldwide. By picking a set of numbers and staking on the likeliood of them all coming out the chances of a huge prize are made available. These are not lottery entries, just independent bets of the outcome of those lotteries.
The friendly chat hosts run regular chat games and the prizes are based on the stakes made by players on the game taking place up to a maximum of £5. If you win a chat game and are playing £3 of bingo tickets, that is the prize you win. If you bought £1.20 of tickets, that is the prize, and so on - a great idea.
GalaBingo.com bingo and games can be accessed on most smart phones. Download the new Bingo App and play the same bingo games as those online players to win the same huge jackpots and prizes.
You can even use the same login details as your online account and access your online account balance.
Gala claim to have over 100,000 winners every week, and that's no surprise really when you consider just how many different games the site has. There's pretty much something for every taste on the site, with some rooms filled with just a handful of players, while others will have hundreds.
The all new VIP scheme from GalaBingo.com makes sure to look after its highest-rolling and most frequent players. With access to exclusive services and offers, VIPs enjoy a premium service from the UK’s favourite online bingo site.
Gala Bingo’s VIP scheme is tiered in a traditional fashion, with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum members. All VIP members receive cashback on their net losses, and it pays out daily – the percentage pay out increases as a VIP ascends the ranks with Platinum members enjoying 10% cashback. All VIPs are invited to the exclusive Champagne Room on a bi-weekly basis where they can play games for free and enter a draw to win £1,000.
Gala Bingo really love their VIPs, so they put into place the ‘Weekly We Love You Deposit Match’ for all their VIP players. The percentage of the deposit matched varies between each type of VIP account, with Platinum accounts receiving 100% deposit bonus up to a massive £400.
If you’re someone who plays more than average, then Gala Bingo’s VIP scheme is for you. Monthly free bingo rooms are now being offered to VIPs who played more than 20 days in the previous calendar month. The prize fund for these games goes up to a whopping £1,500 – playing for free!
Silver, Gold and Platinum VIPs also enjoy access to a Personal Account Manager who can help them on a personal, one-to-one level. Gold and Platinum members are also invited to Gala Bingo’s seasonal events, like Christmas parties, horse races and concerts. They also receive quarterly Surprise & Delight gifts, such as Christmas hampers and Easter eggs. Platinum members enjoy exclusive promotions and access to the Platinum Priority Service, so any issues they may have are addressed and resolved as soon as possible.
Account upgrades into the VIP scheme are addressed on a case-by-case basis by the Gala Bingo team, but as a general rule in order to be considered a player must have been registered and playing on the Gala Bingo site for at least 30 days, their turnover must be equal to or exceed the mid-point turnover of Bronze players, the same rule applies in relation to their deposit amounts. This rule of equalling or exceeding the mid-point turnover and deposits from the tier above is also used when considering upgrading players within the VIP scheme. Visit www.GalaBingo.com now and become a VIP!
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