Gala Bingo operates over 100 clubs currently throughout the UK. They are also one of the top bingo sites in the UK.
Their site allows you to play bingo 24 hours a day as well as 365 days a year. The site migrated to the Virtue Fusion/Playtech software on 11th July 2012.
The home page has a banner that shows details of a welcome bonus, as well as how players have changed the face of Gala. The home page also has details concerning the Buzz Bonus.
Registration takes a few minutes with all your details needed on one simple form. However no financial details are required at this point.
You are then taken to the deposit screen where you can choose to fund your account.
The Gala Bingo lobby looks different from the standard Virtue Fusion site as you are offered a Club Finder where you choose which game you wish to play, the ticket price, as well as the number of players.
Gala Bingo has a few unique features that have been added as compared to the standard Virtue Fusion sites.
There are many rooms to choose from although some are exclusive to the members of Gala Bingo while others are networked with other sites that use this software.
The site has 75, 80 and 90 ball bingo and themed games like Lucky Numbers Bingo and Deal or No Deal Bingo
There are also more than seventy side games which you can choose from as well as a selection of Community Slot games.
Gala Bingo has no wagering requirements regarding the welcome bonus however, when you win any bonus cash from participation in the chat games there are wagering requirements of twice the amount of bonus you will receive. The minimum deposit required is £5 and the minimum withdrawal is £1.
Gala Bingo pros
- The Club Finder offers unique features
- There is a whole list of bingo variants as well as rooms to choose from.
- It is a trusted software and brand
Gala Bingo cons
- It can be very busy with over 100 players per room
- It may be hard to keep up with the chat because it can be busy at times
- There is no free bingo offering for the new players
New players at Gala Bingo are offered a 400% cash match bonus on a first deposit of £10 as standard. The site is operated and owned by Gala Coral Group Limited.
Playing bingo is very simple
Simply start marking the called numbers on the bingo card. When all the numbers in the pattern are marked, shout ‘BINGO!’. With online bingo, you just have to click on a button. As Simple as that. Online bingo sites have made things even simpler. Even so, you have to adopt certain strategies to play the game more efficiently.
Have multiple cards
To increase the chances of winning you can have more cards. But if you have too many cards you will invite confusion. Settle for a limited number of cards. Make a prudent selection of cards. Ensure that there are not much similar numbers.
When you play bingo on the internet, you go for those special games which offer progressive jackpots. The jackpot will be carried forward from game to game.
If you do not claim the prize, it will be transferred to the next person who will be lucky to win it. Apart from the jackpots, there are cash prizes and valuable gifts.
Understand the Bingo Card.
At the start of the game, the host will present the pattern, which may be x-type, box and black out, vertical straight line or horizontal, diagonal etc.
Normally the bingo card is of five rows and five columns. Each column has 5 numbers each named after the letters B-I-N-G-O. The numbers are from 1 to 75. You need not mark anything in the middle space.
Watch the called numbers
The advantage with online bingo is that if you are a beginner you can utilize the option for an automatic fill out. In that case, the called numbers are automatically marked off in the card even if you fail to do it yourself.
Numbers are called out with an interval of ten seconds. If you have more cards, you must be fast. You have to fill them up within10 seconds. The game will go on and will not wait for you.
Select the right gaming room
Online bingo rooms seek to make the game easy for the players. Many rooms will have facilities that enable the computer to play for you. This helps if you want to play a number of games simultaneously. When you do this, you maximize the chances of winning. To brighten your chances of winning go for a room which has fewer players. Patiently study the gaming room and the prizes offered before you make a start.
Keep in mind: playing online bingo is not the same as playing online poker. By learning the game of poker, you can actually HONE your skills. Bingo is luck. 99% luck.
Utilize chat rooms
Online bingo sites have chat rooms where you can converse with other players. This will enable you to be updated with latest techniques of the game. You can take proper guidance from them as well.
As already said bingo is an easy game. Online bingo is easier. So start. Have fun. Enjoy. Make sure that strategies do not make you tense and thereby you miss the fun.