Gala Review
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Gala Review

With so many Bingo fans around the world, online Bingo is definitely "fun galore!" Today, Bingo websites offer such a level of exuberance that players are left to wonder which site they should explore. Are you looking for a fully-fledged Bingo platform that is diverse enough to suit the tastes of both young and old? Perhaps, U.K.'s largest Bingo brand - Gala Bingo - has that verve to enchant you! Gala operates more than 140 clubs in the U.K. with 4,500 staff members dedicated to serve its customer base that amounts to more than a million. That said, you're probably aware that Gala's latest TV campaign featured Peter Andre, one of Britain's top celebrities.

Who is behind Gala Bingo?

Gala Bingo started its online debut in 2006 with its own software, but moved to the Virtue Fusion platform in 2012 when the site underwent a major overhaul. It is operated by Gala Interactive, a division of Gala Coral Group. This group owns 162 live Bingo clubs, 29 casinos and over 1600 betting shops in physical locations across the United Kingdom. It flaunts a whopping membership of 7 million! Gala Coral owns the largest number of Bingo halls in the U.K. That's enough reputation to tout Gala's online Bingo brand.

Gala Bingo is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, a regulating authority that oversees UK Bingo and gaming websites.

Website Layout

Gala underwent a multi-million pound facelift in July 2012, and now flaunts a new look that has been well-received. As it is powered by Virtue Fusion, the leading software platform for online Bingo, it features a friendly and intuitive interface. Registration is straightforward. No downloads are required and you can start playing right away.

Offers, Bonuses, Promotions

Gala welcomes new members by awarding a £30 play credit. And, you receive this bonus when you create an account, deposit a minimum of £10 and play Bingo games for at least £10. Once you purchase Bingo tickets for £10, you'll see the free £30 in your account and you can use it to play Bingo and slot games via TV or Internet. The free bonus cannot be cashed out, but any winnings that come from it can be withdrawn once the whole bonus money has been spent. You also get a 200 percent bonus on your initial deposit.

Games

Gala Bingo offers 90 ball, 80 ball and 75 ball Bingo, along with the best instant games, such as slots and scratch cards. There are 26 Bingo rooms, with some linked with Virtue Fusion websites like Lucky Numbers Bingo, allowing you to utilize big money deals.

Gala also lets you wager on sports events and participate in slot games. The game collection is rather broad - roulette, lotto and real money games, just to name a few.

Gala's special Bingo games are really thrilling. For instance, the "Double up on Mondays" lets you get tickets for 5p to access games that offer prizes totaling £600. They are played in the Linked Gala Bingo Club, where one-liners, two-liners and full houses pay £200. On Tuesdays, you have "Monkey Madness Game" that offers £500 in prize money. The ticket price of 5p doubles after fifteen minutes and so does the prize money. The game ends with the prize money climbing to £1500 at ticket prices of 15p.

Wednesdays offer "Guaranteed Money Mountain Bingo" games that guarantee a total of £4500 in prizes. Thursdays offer "House of the Rising Ton" where games begin with £500 prize money, with the guaranteed prize increasing by £100 every ten minutes. At the close of about an hour, you can get a chance to enter the jackpot game.

On weekends, Gala lets you play in Bingoland, where ticket prices start at just 1p and jackpots range from £500 to £10K. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can play jackpot games at linked club rooms and Gala's city club rooms.

Sundays feature the "Buy one get one free" games in linked rooms, i.e., you get two tickets for the price of one. Bingo Linx and Last Chance Saloon are also offered on the renewed platform. Gala adds more with its own Super Spotlight, Cash Climber and High 5 jackpots, all of which augment Gala's features, providing you more winning chances than any other site.

Gala's all-time favorite games include City Club, Seaside and Mountain. "Battle of the Clubs" offers £5000 in daily jackpots. Gala offers free Bingo, along with an option to move up to Superbooks where you can win bigger prizes.

Customer Service

Gala Bingo provides robust customer support for its existing player base as well as new comers. The support team is ready to offer assistance and receive suggestions, and you can get in touch with them via phone as well.

It is great to know that Gala has a VIP service to reward its loyal customers. Promotions, cash-back offers, special slots, VIP-only competitions and birthday bonuses are some of the exclusive treats for Gala's most loyal players. There is a special group of VIP Account managers taking care of loyalty schemes.

Gala keeps a schedule of all its featured events or special games, so you can stay current on the happenings in the site. Another interesting thing about Gala is that you can play on the move! Just download the Bingo App on your smartphone, access your account and start playing. Most smartphones allow access to Gala.

Community Feel

Gala connects some of its Bingo games to those going on at its local clubs. So, you can participate in live games right from your home. The live clubs and online platform are connected at different times during the day, letting members win fabulous prizes.

That's not all. Gala offers televised bingo as well. You participate in Bingo games with other television viewers, the live club players, as well as online players. This level of versatility is truly amazing!

Gala's newcomer's room guides you through the site for the first 5 days after you register. It is a free Bingo room that functions for 4 hours a day and features £30 prize offers for every game. Chat moderators are knowledgeable and friendly to make you feel at ease. They have also made some changeovers to help you out with the new features.

Conclusion

Some of the impressive features of Gala Bingo include its newbies' room, VIP services and broad game range. Facility to link with live clubs and televised Bingo are also a major plus. Gala throws promotions and deals across its physical locations and online platform, meaning that you get to play live and on the Internet. Of course, the advantage of online access to live clubs is that you don't have to take along your Bingo supplies and there's no need to travel.

Gala says that it has more than 100,000 winners each week. That is not surprising given the huge range of games it offers. At any given time, some rooms have hundreds of players, while others have a few players. However, it remains busy all the time and the number of players and winners are on the rise following its makeover.

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