Online Bingo Sites With Bingo Halls

You may be familiar with playing bingo at land based sites, such as Gala Bingo and Mecca Bingo, but did you know that they also have an online version too? There’s a handful of land based bingo halls up and down the country that also offer players the opportunity to play online with them too!

Gala Bingo

gala bingo 300Gala Bingo was founded in 1991 and has an impressive 131 bingo clubs scattered across the country, these can be found in Scotland, Wales and England. To get a great night’s entertainment, you simply head along to your chosen club and a member of staff will be on hand to welcome you and guide you through the free registration process. You just need to fil out your name, date of birth and address to get started.

Every club offers great hospitality, gaming machines and most importantly – bingo games! There is a huge difference with playing at a Gala Bingo land based club and Gala Bingo online, because the bingo games in the clubs are just played with the other players in the club. Playing bingo online at Gala Bingo means you are playing bingo against other players in that online bingo room – the two don’t mix.

Promotions, games, prizes and bonuses are completely different from club to the online bingo site. Playing online requires you to have a username – you don’t need one of these when you play at a Gala Bingo club, so technically speaking they are completely different.

When you register in a club, you won’t receive anything – but when you register online as a new player you will qualify for a welcome bonus and ongoing promotions such as cashback, free bingo games, a loyalty club that allows you to collect points on purchases and exchange for special bonuses. In a club, you will have set promotions, such as special prices on books, big houses on certain days of the week and bargain prices on the buffet.

Mecca Bingo

mecca bingo 300Mecca Bingo has an exclusive bonus for players who have played at one of their land based bingo halls – so if you’re new to Mecca Bingo online, you simply head to the Mecca Bingo online bingo site, create an account using your club membership number and you will receive £5 free with no deposit required. Once you’ve registered online, you will receive a welcome pack through the post within a month, with 2x £5 bingo vouchers to spend on whatever you choose.

The great thing about Mecca Bingo is that if you win online, you can pop along to your local branch and pick up your winnings – so no waiting for cash to clear into your bank.

As with Gala Bingo, the bingo that’s played online and in the clubs are not linked, these are completely different. When you play online, you play against online players and when you’re in a Mecca Bingo club, you play against the other people in the club.

Mecca Bingo offers a loyalty scheme to online players, this means that every time you buy a bingo ticket you will earn points. When you have accumulated the stated amount of points, you can exchange these for goodies in the Play Points Store. When you play at a land based Mecca Bingo club, you can’t collect points as this is a promotion offered to online players only. The clubs have set promotions, such as a set price on books, free jackpot tickets and other promotions.

Castle Bingo

Castle Bingo was a big bingo site to offer both online bingo and land based bingo, but recently they decided to stop offering online bingo and focus purely on land based bingo halls. The two products were completely different, meaning their online bingo was completely separate to the bingo being offered up and down the country.

Top Ten Bingo

There’s currently 29 Top Ten Bingo clubs up and down England and Wales and there’s also the option to play online at Top Ten Bingo too. When you visit a club, you will be playing against other people in your club – but some of your bingo tickets will be linked with the other clubs. When you link with the other Top Ten Bingo clubs, this means you are playing against everyone else in all of the 29 bingo clubs.

You can play online at Top Ten Bingo, but you will be playing against players online, not within the bingo clubs.

Galaxy Bingo

Just like Castle Bingo, Galaxy Bingo were offering players the chance to play online and in a bingo club, but they are only offering a land based option at the moment. There are 9 Galaxy Bingo sites around Ireland, offering great value for money and big prizes. When you play, you will be playing against the players in your club and in some games, you will be against all of the players across the 9 clubs.

Beacon Bingo

Since 1978, Beacon Bingo has been offering bingo on the high street and some years later they started offering online bingo too. The two products are separate and when you play at one of the 9 land based Beacon Bingo clubs, you will be playing against other players with your club. Some games allow you to play against the other players in the other 8 bingo clubs, prizes will be better, but your chances of winning will be smaller, due to the amount of people playing against each other.

Is it better to play online?

This question, only you can answer! Some times it’s great to just get out of the house and play bingo with your friends and family, but other times you may want to slip into your pyjamas and play online. The vast majority of time, you are offered much bigger prizes, games and jackpots when you play bingo online.

The 6 bingo sites I’ve mentioned above, provide separate bingo products from their land based offering to the online site. The promotions, games, bonuses and players are different and they don’t allow you to play at a club and go against online players.