Gala Casino Review Rating Details

Author: Otto
2013/06/13 2:47:53 PM
Graphics and Software

The software of Gala Casino can only be played in the download version. Pertaining to its games, rest assured that you’ll be treated to some of the best graphics and animations in the business.

One of the features we like about Gala Casino it allows multiple household accounts. Most online casinos will only allow one. Once you have provided the necessary verification documents the site’s registration process is quick and easy.

Software and Special Features

To ensure that your private and financial information is protected the site uses a password protected database that uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypted technology. Always ensure that your login details at the casino is stored in a safe place. If your account is breached by any third party and you were negligent Gala will not be held responsible.

The site’s software is tested regularly by Technical Systems Testing (TST) to ensure that its customers wager in a safe and fair gaming environment. However, Gala does not post the average payout percentage for all its games on its website other than the report from TST at the footer.

Variety of Games

With more than 300 quality casino games in its library Gala is the perfect choice for the contemporary player. The internet casino is reminiscent of a mall since everything is under one roof. You can play the best Playtech, IGT and Cryptologic slot games to your hearts desire. It includes 3 and 5-reel varieties that offer free spins, scatter payouts and bonus rounds. Overall the slot games are not too tight and offer regular payouts.

When you hold your cursor over ‘Casino’ it gives you a drop down of all the games as well as the most played games. Popular video slot games at the moment are Desert Treasure, Iron Man 2, Mega Cleopatra, Gladiator and Alice in Wonderland. If you’re not into slots than we are happy to inform you that Gala also has a decent amount of table games like Blackjack, Roulette and Sic Bo.

If you want to take matters to the next level you can try out the site’s live casino where you can play Blackjack, Baccarat and Roulette against live dealers. 

At this stage Gala Casino only offers 15 video pokers. You can play old time favourites such as Jacks or Better, Aces and Faces, Joker Poker and Deuces Wild.

Sign-up Bonus

Gala Casino has two distinct welcome bonus offers. The first is for regular players and the second is for high rollers. To qualify for it you must deposit £10 or more. 

The welcome bonus is 100% up to £200 and only available to new customers. To qualify for the high roller bonus of £1,000 you must deposit £500.

Here’s an example: If you deposit £50 you will receive an additional bonus of £50 (100% match bonus). Play with £100!

Promotions

The promotions at Gala Casino entails welcome bonus offers to regular and VIP players. In addition to its deposit bonuses to new customers it offers daily promotions where regular players can earn comp points, midweek bonuses and a sterling VIP program.

If you have accrued enough comp points it could be exchanged in lieu for cash. The site also encourages players to refer their friends. For every friend referred you will receive a bonus of £25. The site will keep you posted through its newsletter with to its latest promotional offers, game releases and events.

wagering Requirements

When you accept the deposit bonus of 100% up to £200 you must stake the deposit and the bonus 20 times. In other words the wagering requirements attached to it must first be completed before you can cash out your winnings. 

This is how it works. Sarah deposits £100, she receives an extra bonus of £100. She can now play with £200. However, this bonus is weighted. Games that count 100% towards the wagering requirements of this bonus are Slots, Jackpots Slots, Arcade, Scratch Cards and fixed odd games.

The following games only count 20%: Roulette (all variations), Blackjack (All varieties except for Pontoon, Blackjack Switch, Blackjack Surrender, Lucky Blackjack and Stravaganza),Video Poker, Sic Bo, Keno and Craps.

Games that count 10%: Baccarat (all varieties).

The following games count 5% towards the clearing of the wagering requirements: Pontoon, Red Dog, Spin A Win/Lucky Wheel, Casino War, Casino Hold’em, Wild Vikings, Let Them Ride, and Stravaganza, Blackjack Switch, Pai Gow,  Blackjack Surrender, Lucky Blackjack, Tequila Poker and Caribbean Stud Poker.

*If you accept the deposit bonus you are not allowed to bet more than 20% of the bonus in a single bet or game round. 

Progressives

Without a doubt this is where all the excitement is. Gala Casino offers a stupendous amount of progressive slot games. Games that offer 7-figure payouts are Beach Life and Gladiator. At the time of writing Iron Man 2, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Blade, Fantastic Four, Elektra and Daredevil offered payouts in excess of $89,000. All the progressive games on offer can be played for free or for real cash.

Banking Options

Gala Casino offers punters a decent amount of withdrawal options. Deposits can be made in British Pounds, Euros and US Dollars. The base currency is Pounds. If you deposit Euros or US Dollars it will be converted to Pounds at the latest exchange rate.

Deposit and withdrawal options that can be used are Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Ukash, Click2Pay, clickandbuy, Eco Card and Bank Transfer. 

Withdrawal requests via e-wallets such Neteller or Skrill will be processed within 24 hours. There have been cases where withdrawals via Neteller were processed within an hour! Otherwise if you use prepaid cards, credit and debit cards your withdrawal will be processed within 3 to 5 business days. 

Player Support

The staff at Gala Casino can be contacted 24/7 through e-mail, live chat and telephone. If you decide to contact the site’s live chat support it can take a couple of minutes before a live operator appears. It can be frustrating at times especially if you need immediate help. 

Payout Percentage

Gala Casino’s average return to the player for all its games is 96%. Technical Systems Testing frequently audits its RNG and software to ensure that it’s transparent and fair.