Gala Casino Goes Playtech

Gala Casino goes PlaytechThe latest British institution to turn to Israeli online games provider Playtech is Gala Casino who form part of the Gala Coral group and are best known for their UK bingo halls. They follow in the footsteps of Betfred, Paddy Power and Boyle Casino by adding both a download and Flash casino powered by Playtech to their online offering.

I was pleased to note that Gala kept all of their IGT slots too (Star Trek and Cleopatra II are among my favourite games) and in fact, although several other ‘bookie’ casinos (including those above) also offer IGT games, Gala has done a very good job of integrating them into the Playtech Instant Play product rather than listing them seperately on a ‘Games’ tab.

Another great thing about Gala Casino – I have been playing there on and off for about 4 years by the way – is that they offer very fast cashouts and until now there was none of that ‘Reverse Pending’ crap you often get at a lot of “offshore” Playtech casinos. Unfortunately it looks like they have now introduced this “feature” with up to 24 hours in “reverse” (mine was there for 12 hours before being removed) and no manual flush facility. Shame, but I think there is a good chance this will change at some point though to be honest, having spoken to them – we’ll have to wait and see.

The new Playtech casino was launched today (9th May 2012) and I’ve already logged in and had a look around, primarily as I was asked to feed back to the new team there. There are a couple of minor issues: most notably the max bet on Great Blue (my favouritist Playtech slot!) Irish Luck and Penguin Vacation is set to a measly £2.50 and when you get a deposit error it says your “inputs are wrong“! Hopefully by the time you get there these things will be sorted and as I say pretty minor.

I love the fact too that they have *all* the Marvel slots and not just the watered-down 50-line versions that give you more smaller wins but cut 3% off the RTP in the process! Iron Man 2 50-line in particular is ugly if you like higher variance games but Gala Casino thankfully has the 25-line version too. You can get a full list of Gala’s slot games here with more specific data on cashout times etc.

I’m off to have more of a play over the next few days (hoping they increase those max bet limits soon!) so I will update this article as I go along. If you want to have a play then click here to visit Gala casino and grab yourrself some great slots!