Gala Bingo have added a brand new feature to their bingo games - side bets. These are exclusive to the site although to be fair it's not the first time we've seen this kind of feature. Back in 2012 we wrote about how you could bet on the side of games at Polo Bingo. There were two games - The Race and Mystery Balls - however these rapidly disappeared, probably due to lack of interest.
Gala Bingo are being brave by introducing a feature which perhaps hasn't been as successful elsewhere. However they do like to try new things and test them on their users. For example Flutter was introduced to feature betting on game shows and novelty bets, but it obviously failed to work as well as hoped and it's now been dropped. Gala will be hoping for better success with their side bet feature though.
To help you understand the side bet feature, Gala Bingo have released a nice little video (above) explaining how it works. Side Bets allows you to bet on the outcome of up and coming bingo games. To use the feature you must purchase at least one ticket for the game you're betting on. After that you have four options when it comes to betting on the bingo balls.
- Odd/Even - the value of the ball when full house is called.
- Colours - the colour of the ball when full house is called.
- Pairs - if house will be called on 11, 22, 33 etc.
- High/Low - if house will be called on <=45 or >=46
The odds for each option varies - evens for odd/even, 9/1 for colours, 10/1 for pairs and 2/1 for high/low. As far as we're aware there's no limit to the amount you can bet. Side Bets are also only functional in 90 ball rooms, but you can access them via mobile, tablet and desktop.
It'll be interesting to see whether Gala Bingo's Side Bet feature works out. If it does then expect to see it rolled out across other rooms on the site and potentially on more Virtue Fusion brands.
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