Gala Bingo Review
Gala are one of the biggest brands in bingo! They've had quite a journey online having started off with St Minver (who created Chit Chat), moving to a standalone site before jumping on board to become one of the biggest stars on the Virtue Fusion platform. Having been happy makers to the nation, introducing Gala-la-la on to the world and churning ou variants on the bingo game, Gala continue to thrive. In 2020 they had a bit of a makeover and now invite you to bingo like a boss!
In February 2020 Gala launched a new look and TV campaign. Bingo like a boss gives the brand more edgey feel. The new look site is responsive to mobile and tablet devices so there's no need to download an app to play your favourite games. Across the top of Gala Bingo you'll find the latest promotions highlighted in a huge slideshow. Below featured bingo rooms are shown whilst the bulk of the site is given over to slots. That's a shame as Gala has a lot of bingo to offer.
Gala Bingo Welcome Bonus
New players are welcomed to Gala Bingo with a 500% bonus. Register, login, deposit and wager £10 in order to qualify for a £50 bonus. Gala did used to have a newbies room that was accessible for three days after registration. However it's unclear whether this is still running. Wagering terms apply to the bonus and this is x4 the bonus. This equates to a £200 wagering term! In comparison Mecca Bingo have a x1 term whilst Buzz Bingo is wager free.
One thing that really sets Gala Bingo apart from the rest are it's many exclusives. In addition to the usual Virtue Fusion networked rooms you'll find exclusive 40, 50, 75, 80 and 90 ball rooms plus a whole bundle of specials. These include the Coronation Street Bingo room where original content from the popular soap is played in-between games. One big soap brand would be more than enough but Gala also host Emmerdale Bingo with a number of great games played including Church Lane BOGOF. In addition you can now relish the thrill of the chase in the new The Chase Bingo lobby.
Gala Bingo Promotions
The exclusives aren't limited to TV tie-ins either! Coconut Island and Bingo Beats are both exclusive 50 ball games. The latter is Gala's answer to Tombola's Pulse! In fact Gala offer something for everyone and the exclusives aren't limited to bingo. Joining Coronation Street, Emmerdale and The Chase themed slots are tasty Sugar Rush Rascals slot, the colourful Rainbow Rewards and the fiery Dragon Duel Pots of Fortune slot. These are joined by other popular slots such as Clover Rollover, Bouncy Balls, Rainbow Riches, Jackpot Giant and Cake Off.
Because there's a lot of exclusivity surrounding Gala, they do tend to have some of the best promotions. In recent times they've offered trips to Coronation Street as well as the opportunity to take on The Chasers in a special quiz night. Early risers don't have to miss out on promos either - spend as little as £2 a day in the Breakfast Bingo room and collect stamps that can be exchanged for high street vouchers!
The promotions aren't limited to bingo either. You can win a free spin on the Win-a-Spin slot when you spend £10 on bingo or slots. Spin for the chance to win a daily jackpot of £500 on the classy Cash Pot slot. Gala also do their bit for charity as every Sunday night they run three games where all profits go to the 52 lives charity!
Gala Bingo has recently launched the Gala Games app. It's full of fantastic features plus it boasts a faster loading time as well as showing the recently played games on the home screen. The app offers a quick and easy way to deposit, see what promotions are active and a touch ID for rapid log in. The app can be downloaded via Apple Store or Google Play.
All in all, it's not hard to see why Gala are head and shoulders over their rivals. There's something here for everyone and they're not sitting back and resting on their laurels either. Gala boasts the best selection of bingo rooms and do have plenty of exclusives. When compared to other brands, Gala continues to run big promotions and these can't be overlooked either.
If you're new to online bingo then we think Gala is one of the sites worth starting with. It can be a bit daunting with so many rooms though and just be aware of the wagering terms on the welcome offer. Gala has been on an upwards trajectory during difficult times so we look forward to seeing what new innovations and exclusives they'll add next.