Gala Bingo is a multiple award-winning site that first launched online bingo in 2005. Its origins are in the retail bingo industry but this was sold to Caledonia Investments in 2015 who rebranded the clubs to Buzz Bingo in 2018. Powered by the Virtue Fusion software and promoted by several big-name celebrities over the years, Gala is a name that bingo players know and trust.
|Welcome Offer||Spend £10 on bingo and get a £50 bingo bonus + 40 free spins|
|Minimum Deposit||£5 (£10 to claim welcome bonus)|
|Best Deposit Methods||Debit card and PayPal plus eWallets including Neteller, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap, Trustly and Paysafecard|
|Bingo Software Used||Virtue Fusion|
New bingo players making their first deposit and spend of £10 will be provided with a whopping £50 bingo bonus along with 40 free spins for the Big Banker slot game.
It is worth noting that if you use any of the pre-payment eWallet methods to make your first deposit, you will not be eligible for the bonus. This means Paysafecard or Skrill.
The new player £50 bingo bonus carries wagering requirements of 4x the amount received. This means that you will need to wager £200 in the seven days before the bonus expires then any winnings will be added to your withdrawable balance.
The 40 free spins are free from wagering requirements.
If you make another deposit before your wagering requirements have been met, any bonus funds remaining in your account will be used first.
Deposit and Withdrawal
As you might expect, there are quite a few payment options at Gala Bingo. However, it is worth noting that whilst all of the options listed can be used to fund your account, a few exclude you from the welcome bonus (any of the pre-payment eWallets).
The minimum deposit amount is £5 for some payment methods but higher for others; PayPal is £10 for example. The information for each method can be seen on the banking page.
All withdrawal methods have a limit of £5 each and withdrawal time scales vary from as little as 4 hours to a maximum of between 2 and 4 banking days.
Bingo promotions aren’t quite what they used to be industry-wide but Gala Bingo is one of the best for special offers and deals that change regularly. You’ll find the usual offers like loyalty and refer a friend deals but these are complemented with a side of jackpots, free bingo, and much more besides.
The following promotions are just an example of what the promotional page had to offer at the time of the review. This is regularly updated so it’s worth checking back often. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on a large jackpot or the chance to win a car (yes, Gala Bingo has given away a car or two over the years).
£10K Happy Hour – Every Saturday in the City and Castle rooms you can play for a total of £10,000 in jackpots. Tickets are 20p and the prizes are one line for £150, two lines for £250, and a full house for £500 with £10 Roll On Bingo prizes.
Boss Benefits – Gala is offering players something a little different which comes in the form of their “Boss Benefits” membership. In order to become a member, you will need to deposit and wager £80 or more within 28 days. Once complete, you will be sent a welcome email and invited to choose from more than 100 special deals and discounts for the following 28 days. These can be enjoyed across various stores across the country as well as online, and include discounts on days out, food, drink, fitness and more. To continue enjoying your benefits just repeat the £80 deposit and spend qualification criteria and your membership will be extended for a further 28 days.
Gala Bingo doesn’t actively use bonus codes as part of their welcome bonus but they do encourage their players to agree to receive marketing material. This can be by post, email, SMS, or telephone.
If you want Gala Bingo bonus codes, it’s worth agreeing to at least one of the options because then the site can offer you special deals, bonus codes and keep you up to date with their current promotions.
Bingo and Slots Games
Head to the bingo lobby and you’ll be amazed at the choice of bingo available. Not only does Gala Bingo have a really extensive choice of game types, but there are also added features to a variety of them too. You have 40. 50, 75, 80, and 90 ball games. Some of these are traditional games but many are either exclusive to this brand or themed.
Themed games include Fluffy Favourites Bingo, Rainbow Riches Bingo, and others themed on slots. There is also TV themed games like Coronation Street, Deal or No Deal Bingo and Emmerdale Bingo!
The site is also home to Housey Bingo, a card-based bingo game. Slingo games are also hosted here.
As if that choice wasn’t enough, the site is also home to a huge number of slots and casino games. From Gala exclusive titles to well-known games from some of the biggest name developers like Microgaming, NetEnt, and many more you will also find table games, big money jackpots, and scratchcards.
When it comes to options, this brand gives you many!
Gala Bingo has numerous ways in which you can contact support if required. In the first instance, they ask that you use their FAQ section and if you cannot find the answers there, then you can choose one of the following options:
- Live Chat
- Telephone: 0800 294 7294
- Email using a webmail feature
Gala Bingo is a standalone brand but there are a number of sites all using the same Playtech software. This means that the names listed below all offer a similar gaming experience even if they don’t have the same bingo rooms or promotions.
Gala Bingo has been one of the most prolific in online bingo history when it comes to advertising their product on television. At the time of writing the review (August 2020), the marketing for the brand focused on the most recent slogan ‘Bingo Like A Boss’.
The television commercial featured a star of Tattoo Fixers, their receptionist, Paisley Billings.
There is only one rating that can be applied to Gala Bingo and that’s a 5. Longevity, player connection, choice, and overall gaming experience are all second to none at this site so it’s hard to find fault. Bonuses have acceptable wagering requirements, withdrawals are processed quickly and the promotional schedule is impressive.
It’s a win, even if you don’t always win, at this brand.