My head is hurting and I’m not sure if it’s the noise at sports.galabingo.com or trying to figure out how it really works. This is an online gaming site that was set up primarily to play bingo. At some point, they jumped into a bunch of other games including lotteries. Keep in mind this is a betting site – not your usual buy lottery tickets online. They run sports betting, Vegas and slots betting and well, let’s leave that and get back to lotteries.
Games at Sports.galabingo
Remember this is betting – not buying tickets. Players chose their numbers to bet on based on specific lotteries and their official results. Games include Spanish, Hong Kong, German, French, Daily Millions, NY, Canadian and Singapore Lotto, and two games from Australia, Tattslotto and Oz Lotto.
Straight bets can be placed on 1 out of 6 numbers up to 5 out of 6 numbers. The top tier prize is on 5 of any of the numbers that are announced on the regular draw. Adding the bonus ball where available decreases the payout odds. They also offer combination bets and I hate to say this (and I did consult a mathematician) but I have no idea how it works and their site did not help clarify this!
Sports Galabingo and Winning
Be careful what you actually bet, especially regarding the top tier prize. In each of the lotteries offered, there is a cap on what they pay out. Even if you bet and won against the posted odds, the maximum prize is £100,000. There are some exceptions to this ranging from Irish Lottery with a max payout of £500,000… Okay – hang on. In one place, they say £250,000 and another £500,000. Sorry folks, but that’s a big difference.
Getting Your Winnings
It all looks fairly straightforward here with any winnings available within 24 hours of a draw. They also don’t take commissions though, depending on how you want your winnings, bank charges, and credit card fees might be applicable.
Customer Service at Sport.Galabingo.com/lotto
We did ask some serious questions to the live chat and sorta got answers, but they kept returning back to pushing their bingo and not answering lottery questions. Regarding the different top tier payout for the Irish Lottery, they said: “they see the problem and will refer it for review”. I am sure these folks are really great on the bingo side, but I definitely have reservations regarding lotteries. There is a snail mail address in Gibraltar, plus phone numbers in the UK and an email address. I did get a chuckle that at the end of each page there is a “was this answer helpful” and you’re supposed to click yes or no.
Betting versus Lottery Tickets
There are a lot of arguments on the whole concept of betting versus actual lottery tickets. One problem I have is that there is nothing on their site that guarantees how they are going to pay out. Their jackpots aren’t those mega ones that we see with say US Powerball or EuroMillions, but if several players in several lottos all hit the big one, where are they going to get their money. Most betting sites use an insurer to protect their company and I’m not seeing it here.
The Bottom Line at Sport.Galabingo.com
I’m sorry folks, but as much as this might be attractive not having to get all the numbers to win, I’m after that mega jackpot. The other point is that this site doesn’t do a good job of explaining how it all works and what people actually win.
5 out of 6 Wins the Jackpot
Payout Within 24 Hours
No Mega Jackpots
What Exactly Do I Win
What is Combination Betting?
Sports.galabingo.com/lotto gets a thumbs down. Getting past the noise on their site (and boy is it loud) was hard enough never mind getting to the bottom line.