About Gala Bingo
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.
No bingo site launches more new games in than Gala Bingo and they teamed up with some of the biggest names in TV to do it. You must try Coronation Street Bingo with its Golden Cobbles progressive jackpot feature and Emmerdale Bingo, new for 2016. Such games are exclusive to Gala Bingo and show the effort they are continually putting into research and development of what players want.
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 site always goes the extra mile to keep itself fun, current and in the news. You will find Gala Bingo in the Guinness Book of World records not just once, but twice. The brand holds the records for the bingo game using the biggest bingo balls ever - which took place on the famous cobbles of Coronation Street itself and for the bingo game using the biggest bingo card ever.
WhichBingo Awards 2017
Best Playtech Bingo Site 2017 - Winner
Playtech/Virtue Fusion is the platform of choice for many of the top online bingo sites available, but for 2017 Gala Bingo was voted by players as being the top performing site for them. It has multiple exclusive rooms and slot games that may count in its favour, plus loads of choice when it comes to games and promotions. Players clearly love what they see.
At the same awards Gala Bingo was also runner-up in three categories:
Best Mobile Bingo Experience 2017, Best Online Bingo Community and for the top award, Best Online Bingo Site 2017.
WhichBingo Awards 2016
Multiple WhichBingo Award winner in 2016 -
- Best Online Bingo Site
- Best Mobile Bingo Experience
- Best Playtech Bingo Site
In 2016 Gala Bingo achieved the treble, scooping three Awards, including the top accolade of Best Online Bingo Site 2016.
The site also did well in 2015. That year Gala Bingo launched lots of new features and new games. All that hard work paid off as the site scooped not just one, but two WhichBingo Awards that year - Best Unique Bingo Game for Coconut Island 50 ball bingo game and Best Mobile Bingo Experience.
New player offer
Gala Bingo now offers new players that join through WhichBingo a nice £30 bingo bonus for a spend on bingo tickets of £10, plus a free limited edition Emmerdale mug.*
Deposit £10, play with £40, including your initial deposit, is the great offer giving new players £30 in bingo bonus to play with. Explore the site for the first time with this 300% bonus.
£30 is the maximum bonus available from this offer, but you can deposit more if you wish - the bonus will be triggered by the £10 spend. The gift of the Emmerdale mug will also be triggered by the same spend. Be sure to follow the instructions on the page to get your mug.
Newbies Room - All new players get access to the Newbies Room for 7 days from registration. 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.
Newbie+ room - 14 days access to the Newbie+ room. Open 8 hours a day, between 2pm – 6pm and 8pm to midnight and all games are just 30p. In the first hour enjoy the Newbie PARTY HOUR playing exclusive chat games. Everyone gets the same amount of tickets for their 30p, so all have the same chance of a win. Even better is that winnings are paid into your cash balance.
With the addition of this new room in May 2017 that makes a total of over £50,000 in prize money in your first 14 days of membership between the Newbie and Newbie+ bingo rooms.
*18+. New players only. Wagering requirements apply. See website for full T&C.
- 90 ball bingo
- 75 ball bingo
- 80 ball bingo
- 50 ball bingo
- Emmerdale Bingo
- Coronation Street Bingo
- The Chase Bingo
- Bingo Lotto (mobile only)
- Sports betting
Gala Bingo also features all of the standard Virtue Fusion bingo variants such as Deal or No Deal Bingo, Lucky Numbers Bingo, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Bingo and the acclaimed Rainbow Riches Bingo.
New to Gala Bingo in October 2016 - The Chase Bingo and The Chase slots and instant games. More TV tie-ins as The Chase and The Governess Anne Hegerty and her colleagues become the next big names to grace the bingo rooms.
Exclusive rooms - The Gala exclusive rooms are Allsorts, Bingo Lotto, Castle, City, Coconut Island, Coronation Street Bingo, Emmerdale Bingo, Mountain, Royal, Rush and Big Banker Bingo and The Chase Bingo.
Cash Cubes was removed from the site early in January 2017 with no indicatation as to whether it would return.
The Chase Bingo - Another Gala Bingo exclusive! Gala Bingo in conjunction with Playtech have secured the licence rights to develop and run bingo and slot games which are branded from the popular ITV show The Chase. The bingo is based around the 90 ball bingo game with an additional feature built in for winners.
Side Bets - This added feature in the 90 ball bingo rooms was added in August 2016 and enables players to bet on the final outcome of their bingo game as long as at least one ticket has been purchased.
Play in the exclusive Gala Bingo rooms and select the Side Bet option before ticket buying time runs out.
You will have four options to potentially bet on and you can play them all for each game if you wish. Choose from Odd/Even, Colour, Pair or Higher/Lower. Choose your stake and see the potential winnings should you be correct for any of them.
Each option relates to the final ball on which 'house' is called. Odd or even is obvious. With colour it depends on the colour ball of the last number called from the nine that are in use. Pair refers to double numbers like 11 or 55 etc. Higher/Lower refers to number higher or lower than 45.
Slots and casino games
There are a good selection of slots game in the bingo section of the site, but slots and casino games each have their own separate section to add even more choice.
Lots of different developers are featured and you will find Cleopatra, Montezuma, Ghostbuster's, Shaman's Dream, Siberian Storm and Crown of Egypt to name just a few from the slots section. Add to this numerous exclusive slot games like Cashmeleon and Cake Off and lots of branded Emmerdale and Coronation Street slots and scratchcards and you have an enviable collection and are spoiled for choice.
Under the casino section you will find some mouth watering jackpot slots like Jackpot Giant and the Age of the Gods series of games. You will also find the more recent Batman series of slots.
Withdrawal and wagering
- Minimum withdrawal: £5
- Processing time: 3 - 5 working days
- Bingo wagering requirement: 4x bonus
Wagering requirements can differ depending on the games you choose to play. See website T&Cs for further details as requirements may have changed since the time of writing.
Photo id, proof of address and copy of card may be requested.
Help and support
- Live Chat
- Tel: 0800 294 7294
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free bingo is available at Gala Bingo, with the option now for players to upgrade to Superbooks for bigger 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.
52 Lives Charity games - Gala Bingo has partnered with the 52 lives charity, to raise money through its members playing bingo. Every day there are special charity games where 100% of the proceeds go to the charity to help change lives.
Every week, 52 Lives posts a story about someone in need of help on their website and social media, with the aim of finding that help and changing a life. It is based on the simple premise that people are good and that lots of good people working together have the power to change lives.
Gala Bingo wants to generate £52,000 over 55 weeks and change 52 lives. The special games take place in the City, Castle, Country and Mountain rooms every Sunday evening at 9pm, 10pm and 11pm Tickets are 25p each with a fixed prize of £150 and tickets can be pre-purchased.
Gala Bingo has a market leading VIP scheme making sure to look after its highest-rolling and most frequent players. There's even a pre-VIP VIP section called Chipper - also achieved by invite only. With access to exclusive services and offers, VIPs enjoy a premium service from the UK’s favourite online bingo site.
All promotions will come with specific terms and conditions so be sure to check at the site before taking part.
Facebook: Very active community on Facebook with lots of information and extra comps and giveaway and another way to message the site should you need to. https://www.facebook.com/GalaBingoOnline/
Twitter: Follow Gala at https://twitter.com/GalaBingo
G+: See things that Gala Bingo think might be of interest to you.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gala.bingo/ - lots of pictures that relate to bingo and events that Gala players take part in - not to mention something of a fixation with Tom Hardy at the time of writing!
YouTube: Good place to see all the Gala Bingo adverts, including the popular Galalala series - https://www.youtube.com/user/mygalabingotv
Gala Bingo on mobile and tablet
GalaBingo.com bingo and games can be accessed on most smart phones. Download the new WhichBingo Award winning bingo app and play the same bingo games as those online players to win the same huge jackpots and prizes.
Gala Bingo has responded to the technical and social challenge of mobile gaming by developing exciting state of the art mobile and tablet offerings. You can sign in using the same login details as regular online accounts with the option to buy a ticket for any of the big games and play either online or on mobile.
State of the art functionality such as horizontal game scrolling for quick and easy browsing and easy to access account info are features few of Gala’s competitors can boast. There’s also a special ‘game finder’ filter which instantly locates recently played games, as well as an ‘auto-complete’ search box which knows which games you’re looking for even as you type.
There are easily redeemable bonus and loyalty point options, with a fully integrated Chat function that lets you chat with friends as you play and 24/7 Live Chat functionality using a bespoke mobile chat client. There’s also access to a full suite of responsible gambling tools and self help information.
Add to all this 150+ great games and slots (including Live Roulette and Live Blackjack), plus exclusive Coronation Street games such as Corrie Bouncy Balls and Cobble Dash. Gala Bingo believes that that the sheer range of games and functionality of its mobile offer makes it by some way the most exciting mobile bingo product in the market.
You can access Gala Bingo via any mobile device on the relevant mobile browser. The games are fully optimised for mobile play.
The layout style of the mobile version of the site is similar to the desktop version, it’s simple and easy to understand. The menu is located at the top left hand side of the screen and contains all of Gala Bingo’s sections, such as, bingo, slots, promotions and many more. The home screen also has game categories to help you access them quickly, which makes gala Bingo standout further as a great place to experience online bingo.
Gala Bingo’s mobile version has all the same games as the desktop version, such as The Chase Bingo, Emmerdale Bingo and Rainbow Riches Bingo. The games are fully optimised for mobile play.
Overall Gala Bingo is a fantastic experience on mobile, it’s visually great and easy to navigate. Whether you are a experienced on bingo player or new, you will thoroughly enjoy playing Gala Bingo on mobile.
iOS App Store - There is a Gala iOS app to download. It’s layout and experience is identical to its mobile browser version. See our ‘Access vis mobile section’ for full details.
Google Play - Gala Bingo was among the first operators to get an android app into the Google Play Store when they made it possible for pay to play gaming sites to get in. Luckily the app is laid out very much like the standard mobile browser version of the site, but you will notice it is much quicker to move around and load.
Android - Gala Bingo provides an alternative way of download an app to your android phone. Simply go to galabingo.com/mobile-apps on your mobile and follow the instructions they provide. Be aware you will have remove particular security settings on your phone to allow the app to download correctly onto your phone.
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