Gala Bingo Review

Gala Bingo formed in 1991 after a merger and quickly became an industry leader, with over 140 bricks and mortar bingo halls, 5 million players, plus a successful website.

Since switching to their own bingo software, Gala have really improved their offering, with a huge variety of bingo games and some big money progressive jackpots. But they haven’t neglected the basic games either, and there should be something for every bingo fan at Gala.

Gala Bingo Welcome Bonus

Gala Bingo are currently offering a 200% match bonus of up to £60 to all players opening new accounts. This is one of the best online bingo welcome bonuses around and should certainly not be missed. Simply deposit between £5 and £30 into your newly opened Gala Bingo account, and they will give you twice that amount on top, so a £10 deposit earns you a bonus of £20, for a total amount of £30 in your account.

The bonus money must be played through once before you can withdraw – in other words, if you get a bonus of £60, you need to buy £60 worth of tickets before you can withdraw – but this is no bad thing, as it ensures players take the time to fully appreciate all of Gala Bingo’s features, promotions and community.

Gala Bingo Ongoing Promotions

Gala Bingo is certainly competitive when it comes to promotions. Daily free to enter bingo games are run by Gala with hundreds of pounds on offer in prizes, which is a lot more than many rival online bingo sites offer for winning free to play bingo games. Additionally, regular big money promotions are run, such as the current £25,000 “I Love Bingo” promotion that rewards regular players will a slice of the jackpot.

As well as the traditional bingo promotions, Gala offer promotional offers on their side games too. Regular promotional periods are run where players can earn themselves entries into prize draws for simply playing the Gala Bingo side games, with cash prizes on offer to lucky players. The slots games offer huge progressive jackpots too.

Keep an eye on the Gala Bingo website, as the promotions change frequently.

Gala Bingo Loyalty Scheme

The Gala Bingo Stars is a VIP scheme that rewards loyal players with cashback bonuses, unique promotions, birthday and Christmas treats and exclusive cash bonuses. Gala Bingo Stars can also earn themselves trips to VIP hospitality events, such as Royal Ascot or watching the tennis at Wimbledon’s Centre Court. However, Gala Bingo Stars is an invitation only club and selection depends on a combination of time spent playing, amounts deposited and other criteria.
Sadly though, there is no loyalty reward scheme for the average Gala Bingo player and it is in this area, that the otherwise terrific online bingo site falls down somewhat.

Gala Bingo Rooms

There are so many rooms at Gala Bingo that it would be easy to get lost, but once you’ve been there a while, you’ll no doubt settle down, make friends and get to know the Chat Moderators who do their best to help you settle in and answer any queries.

Gala Bingo offer a wide range of bingo games, with all of the classic 75, 80 and 90 ball games, plus jackpot games too. Ticket prices range from free, right through to more expensive 50p games and the prize pools reflect this and the number of players involved accordingly.

Gala Bingo Side Games

There’s a wide range of additional games at Gala Bingo, should you wish to have a rest from the online bingo action. Players can get involved with classic casino games like blackjack or roulette, as well as instant win scratch card games, slots with progressive jackpots, high / low games, virtual greyhound or horse racing and TV show themed games, like Goldenballs or Deal Or No Deal.

There’s a game for everyone at Gala Bingo, ensuring the maximum enjoyment and giving players even more chances to win big!

Gala Bingo Chat

There are loads of chat rooms at Gala Bingo, plus thousands of players. This can make the chat a little frantic, but the CMs do a good job and the Chat Games are great fun. Just be sure that you’re quick off the mark, as the competition is fierce!

You can read interviews with all of the Gala Bingo CMs on the website, which really helps the community feel of the site, as does the Gala Bingo blog “The Buzz”, which keeps the community up to date with all the details of meet ups, competitions, player photographs and the CM Of The year competition. There’s also a Facebook fan page and a Twitter feed, should you wish to get really involved in the Gala Bingo community!

Gala Bingo Account Set-Up

It’s easy to create a Gala Bingo account. Simply enter all of the usual details, such as your name, address and date of birth and within seconds, your account will be ready to go. There’s a wide range of ways to pay money in and out of your Gala Bingo account, with all of the classic options such as Debit and Credit Cards, NETeller, Moneybookers and FirePay.

If you do experience any problems, Gala Bingo’s support is excellent – as you would expect from such a reputable company. There’s a free to call telephone service, or you can direct message them and get them to call you back at a more convenient time.

Gala Bingo Additional Features

Gala TV is a nice little feature of the Gala Bingo website, which offers players an interactive bingo experience that many of Gala’s rivals do not. Depending on the time of day, Gala TV shows interesting features, automated bingo or live bingo games, with real presenters whose biographies can be read on the website.
Another great aspect of Gala Bingo is their partnership with Nectar, meaning that you can earn Nectar points for playing bingo with Gala. How good is that?