Gala Interactive (Gibraltar) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK's third largest gaming firm, the Gala Coral Group. Gala Interactive was formed specifically to create a step change in the experience of Gala Coral's online properties, GalaCasino.com and GalaBingo.com.
Bringing together a senior team of experienced industry veterans, including top people from Gtech, WillHill, Bwin.Party, Sportingbet, BetClic, Mansion, Genting, Mecca Bingo and Ladbrokes, and moving their gaming platform to undisputed industry leader PlayTech, Gala Interactive is now positioned to make egaming history with the relaunch of the online operations of the industry leading Gala Bingo and Gala Casinos Brands. Both sites offer the UK's leading gaming proposition with a wide range of bingo, casino (RNG and live dealers), poker and other gaming products.
The all new GalaCasino.com brings the UK's leading high street casino brand online with a state-of-the-art PlayTech platform. With over 300 games, including branded slots such as the Marvel series' Hulk, King Kong, Fantastic Four as well as Hollywood titles such as Gladiator, Rocky and the Pink Panther, plus live dealer roulette, blackjack and baccarat and live poker via the iPoker network, GalaCasino.com now offers an unmatched variety of online gaming experiences.
Combined with a dedicated VIP and player development team, GalaCasino.com is focused on providing players with fantastic promotions, great service and huge jackpots available from any trusted, land-based organization.
With about one in five casino players already using a Gala Casinos establishment, such as the Barracuda in London, Gala Casinos in Glasgow Scotland or Gala Casino Bristol in the West Country, Gala Casinos is a long-established major player with 24 clubs across the United Kingdom and one multi-gaming complex in Gibraltar. Gala Casinos aims to be "the home of great gaming" for its over 700,000 discerning players and is a great place to work for the 2,700 colleagues which it employs.
Gala Casino recognises that each of its businesses has unique characteristics and hence it tailors its product in each location to the needs of the local market place. The division has recently embarked on an extensive refurbishment and investment program to create exciting venues with market leading products which enable it to continue to grow its share of the UK gaming market.
Originally launched in February 2006, GalaBingo.com, not unsurprisingly given the strength of the Gala Bingo brand offline, took the UK market by storm and quickly took the lead in market share in the UK's online bingo market. On a proprietary, bespoke platform, through the years GalaBingo.co.uk faced new competitors in an increasingly competitive market as the UK public's interest continued to grow in online bingo.
Today, a new GalaBingo.com is poised to launch. This all new product leverages the most popular bingo platform on the planet, from PlayTech's Virtue Fusion, and brings unique features unmatched in the UK bingo market today, such as the Gala Live club, an online bingo room with live, interactive presenters running alongside the bingo games. Soon available both online and over mobile and tablets, the new GalaBingo.com will be a new force to be reckoned with in the online bingo market.
Offline, Gala Bingo remains the UK's largest bingo operator, running over 140 clubs from Peterhead to Plymouth. Every one of its over 4,500 staff members is focused on going further than anyone else, to guarantee that over one million retail players a year love the buzz at Gala Bingo.
- Gala Bingo was formed in 1991 when Coral Social Clubs (owned by Bass plc) merged with Granada Social Clubs. Gala was officially launched on October 17, 1991 when 17 clubs rebranded and launched a new image.
- In December 2000, the Gala Group made its first move into the casino sector with the acquisition of 26 casinos from the Hilton Group. This established the Group's leading position within the high volume, low stake sector of the gaming market.
- In October 2005, Gala Bingo merged with Coral Eurobet for £2.18 billion, creating one of the top 100 companies in the UK.
- 2011, the formation of Gala Interactive (Gibraltar) and recruitment of the new Gala Interactive team to relaunch GalaCasino.com and GalaBingo.com.