GalaBingo.com is operated by LC International Limited that is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, whilst for customers accessing GalaBingo from Great Britain, the service is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission.
All online products operated by Gala Bingo are supplied by companies that are licensed by the Gambling Commission and hold approved status from the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.This includes all products within the www.galabingo.com website, Gala Bingo Downloadable client, Gala Bingo Poker Downloadable client and Gala Bingo mobile WAP version and mobile app.
Game outcomes for Gala Bingo are generated by the Playtech Random Number Generator (RNG). The Playtech RNG was tested by an independent testing houses approved by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. The testing was performed against a standard recognised by highly regulated remote gambling jurisdictions around the world including Gibraltar. This includes a detailed review of the RNG source code, RNG design, a detailed data analysis for which 17 different statistical tests were applied on the data sets. The series of tests have confirmed that the Playtech RNG distributes numbers with sufficient non-predictability, fair distribution and lack of bias to particular outcomes.
The Theoretical Return to Player (RTP) value is a theoretical calculation of the average / expected percentage return of the total money bet over a large number of game plays (e.g. hundreds of million games). While you can win a big amount or lose your bet in any single game play, the average return of a specific game played over a long period of time will approach the Theoretical RTP value. This theoretical value is calculated either via analytical methods (which often is possible for non-strategy dependent games such as slots), or via computer simulations of those more complex or strategy dependent game (e.g. blackjack, poker etc.).
For more information on the fairness of specific games, please visit the information section of the game.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I be sure that your games are fair And random?
Gala Bingo is a well-established, trusted and leading brand with a strong customer focus. We are licensed and regulated in Gibraltar, home to the world's leading online gambling operators and a world leader in remote gambling regulation. We are wholly committed to providing verifiably fair gambling.
All our games meet the strict regulatory standards set by our regulator, the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner, including the requirement to have all our games rigorously tested and certified as fair and random by an independent test house before we can make these games available to play.
For more information about our regulatory requirements, including a full list of independent test laboratories that have met the highest standards required by the Minister for Gambling in Gibraltar for approved status, please see: https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/remotegambling
What is a random number generator (RNG), and what is it's relevance to the games you offer on your site?
A 'Random Number Generator', or 'RNG', is software that generates a sequence of numbers or symbols that lack any pattern over an extended number (millions) of plays. It is the component of the games that produces the random outcomes of our games.
How can I be sure that the RNG is indeed random and fair?
The 'RNG' has been rigorously tested and certified as random and fair by 'GLI Europe BV', an independent test house that has met the highest standards required by the Minister for Gambling in Gibraltar for approved status.
What does return to player mean?
Each game has a 'Theoretical RTP' value, and an 'Actual RTP' value.
The 'Theoretical RTP' is the expected return of the total money bet over an extended number (millions) of plays on the game and expressed as a percentage. Therefore, games with a theoretical RTP value of 98% indicates that 98% of the total money bet on the game is returned to players.
The 'Actual RTP' is determined by way of periodic analysis of the game outcomes, also expressed as a percentage, to ensure that this remains close to the 'Theoretical RTP' and an indicator that the game continues to function properly, randomly and fairly.
Analysis to ensure that the 'Actual RTP's' of the games remain close to the 'Theoretical RTPs' of games are carried out quarterly.
The RTP for the game is not true, I have not received the percentage return that is published for the game
RTP is a measure of all the play of all the players of the game pooled together. It is not the play or return to any one player. Some people will win and have an RTP in excess of 100%, some will lose and have an RTP of less than 100%. A player who wins £500 from £10 play has an RTP of 5000%. Players must recognise that if some winners have an RTP of 5000%, many other players are likely to have an RTP lower than the advertised average.
How can I access the results of the games I have played?
You are able to access your Game History by clicking on 'My Account' from the homepage. Once there you will need to scroll down the page in order to get to 'Transaction History'. One of the options within the dropdown menu within this section allows you to select 'All Gaming History'. This will allow you to look for your Gaming History and their results. You are able to search using a pre-set time period or specific date.
How can I be sure that 'live gaming' is fair?
'Live gaming' takes place in strictly controlled studios, is fully recorded and monitored and is subject to statistical performance checking in the same way that software 'RNG' gaming is checked. Live dealers can make mistakes in their handling of cards, spinning a wheel, etc., but these errors should be immediately apparent to all the players and the supervisor and can be checked.