The Story of Gala Bingo
Gala Bingo is part of the Gala Coral Group, a company established when the Gala chain of casinos merged with the Coral series of betting shops. The resultant titan of betting has grown to such a degree that they are now the largest bingo operator and the third largest bookmaker in the United Kingdom. This empire incorporates both their retail spaces across the country as well as their online commitments.
Over five million people use Gala Bingo's services be they entering one of their high street clubs or visiting them online. The company boast of giving away a total of £42 million a week and run their company in line with a trio of key values. The first is 'thrills', Gala promising to give their registered users unrivalled excitement in their bingo rooms. Key value number two is 'community', those online users being able to take advantage of forums and chat devices to enable them to forge new friendships and sustain old relationships. The third and final key value is just that - value. Gala Bingo offer their customers the chance to play bingo for free - perhaps the company's unique selling point. Imagine not having to stake any money yet still being able to win large prizes? Now you can do just that!
The online arm of Gala Bingo has a wealth of bingo rooms with over 600 jackpots on offer daily. These bingo offerings run alongside those secondary services, such things as slots simulators and table games. There are 150 of these, allowing customers to take a break from their regular bingo experience to try something new. The company are committed to their 'quick, safe and easy cashier' service.
Navigating Gala Bingo
Gala Bingo customers can enter their username and password at the top of the homepage. Here is also where you will find a clock displaying the time so users don't get carried away with their gambling, and a link to their live chat function. This 'Live Help' tab will put the confused player in the hands of a Gala Bingo employee, the pair being able to chat with the latter being able to help out the former.
Beneath this header is the yellow list of tabs, present to enable customers to easily navigate around the Gala Bingo website. This will be important later on in the article. These tabs precede a giant advert displaying Gala's latest product or service with this to the left of a series of quick links to all the latest bingo rooms and games.
Indeed there are more 'Top Slots' games even further down the homepage, these preceding the bingo schedule and those games that are new and exclusive to the firm. These new games include a Monopoly tie-in. Simply click on the 'i' icon in the top right hand corner of the relevant link to find out more information about the game in question. A list of progressive jackpots follow those new and exclusive games with the bottom section of the homepage dedicated to information about the site. This includes a summary of how players can get free bingo for the first seven days of their account being active.
Return to the top of the page to navigate to all of the bingo games, the relevant icon in the yellow banner will help here. Simply hover over this tab to reveal a drop down menu or click on the link to move through to the bingo homepage. Again, press the 'i' symbol for more information once you have found a game you are interest in or press the main image to play the game. It's an identical routine should you want to play those slots and games in the adjacent tab. All progressive jackpots are clearly displayed and are regularly updated.
The other most important tab in this list is the 'Promos' link though this service is discussed in depth in the next section of this article.
Offers and Promotions
Hover your cursor over the 'Promos' tab at the top of the homepage to reveal a drop down menu of all the offers, deals and services that are available to Gala Bingo customers. All the promotions shown on this menu are filtered by type. Should you want to see the range of offers that Gala Bingo are providing, simply click the relevant 'Promos' tab to be taken to their promotions homepage.
Once you have found your desired promotion or the offer that interests you most, simply click on the 'i' icon to find out further information. This link will also outline the terms and conditions relevant to the deal.
Gala Bingo currently have a couple of welcome bonuses up for grabs. The first is a free £40 for those new customers who spend an initial £10. The £10 you spend must be on bingo tickets though it can be spent across any number of purchases. The £40 must be played through twice before it becomes available to withdraw from your account. It will also stop being valid should it still be in your account seven days after being received. Further terms and conditions can be found on the relevant offer page available through Gala Bingo's promotions tab.
Perhaps you want to spend your £50 in one of the newbie bingo rooms? These rooms, where there are nearly £8,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, are free to play and are only available to those customers who have been with the firm for only seven days. Such rooms are open for four hours a day with 12 games being played each hour. A maximum jackpot of £25 is on offer in every game. These rooms do, however, also allow customers to get to know other new players as well as helping them negotiate trickier Gala Bingo games (Last Chance Saloon).
Should you be happy with the services and games provided by Gala Bingo, it is worth your while to refer your friends. Under their scheme, those Gala customers who successfully refer a friend to their website will receive a £25 bonus with no limit on the number of people that can be referred. The friend must spend at least £10 on bingo tickets to trigger the referrer's reward. The friend will also still be eligible to pick up the welcome bonus package.
Spend £5 or more in the 30 days before your birthday and log in the week of your big day to unwrap a free gift courtesy of Gala Bingo. This reward will correspond to the number of buzz points collected with the maximum free gift being a £10 bonus.
It is also possible to get £10 cash back every time you play online at Gala Bingo on a Monday. The firm promise to reimburse their punters by 10% up to the maximum value of £10 at the end of the following day - Tuesday. Customers must simply opt in through the relevant promotions webpage and spend £5 or more on bingo games.
There are Gala Bingo happy hours every day from 1pm. Simply check the schedule on the relevant promotion webpage to take part and see which room and which offer corresponds with the day of the week. There are also a number of other offers available depending on the day you play. Check the day of the week and the promotions homepage to see which offer is currently in force. Further terms and conditions apply to all of the above promotions.