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Rules of Play

Gala Bingo Rules of Play (the “Rules”) consist of:

  • General Rules of Play (Rules common to all the products and services we offer) and
  • Specific Rules of Play (Rules unique to each particular product or service we offer)

All Rules form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions, which were accepted by you when you joined as a Customer. To the extent there is any inconsistency between any of the General Club Terms and Conditions or any of the Rules, then the General Club Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

We reserve the right to amend our Rules. However, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that any significant changes to them will be notified to you via a prominent notice posted in the reception area 7 days prior to their being imposed. It remains your responsibility to periodically check the Rules to ensure that you continue to agree with them. Once you play a game, you will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these Rules.

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY

These are the rules common to each of the products or services we offer.

  1. Before Play
    1. Prior to the beginning of any session, the Company will use its commercially reasonable endeavours to ensure that all gaming equipment is fully functional. Such obligations remain subject to the Liability provisions contained within our General Club Terms and Conditions.
    2. Prior to the commencement of each game, the Caller will:
      1. announce which card is in play (for example, which “book”, “flyer” or ”link”); and
      2. which line, lines or full house (or any other combination) has to be completed to win.
    3. The charge to play, including any participation fee, is prominently displayed at the main book selling point, contained as part of the notice detailing the charges levied for all games.
    4. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that at the time of purchase they are in possession of all the tickets they believe they have bought. For the purpose of verification of any Claims, as set out in paragraph 4.1 below, the claiming Customer must actually be in possession of the relevant ticket. We will not enter into discussion in respect of any potential prize that may or may not have been won where a Customer makes a Claim in relation to a ticket that they do not physically possess at the time they make the Claim.
  2. During Play
    1. When play begins, each number will be selected at random by means of a random number generator (“RNG”). Customers must mark their cards in such a way that the numbers are sufficiently legible to be easily verifiable, allowing us to check them beyond dispute. Any dispute will be subject to the procedure set out in the General Club Terms and Conditions.
    2. For the assistance of Customers, the numbers called are repeated on indicator boards being lit either automatically by the equipment or manually by the Caller. In the event of a discrepancy between a number announced by the Caller and that illuminated on the indicator board, the actual number produced by the RNG and displayed on the Caller’s screen shall prevail.
    3. In the event that a customer requests a re-check of the numbers called, the caller will not perform this (unless there are exceptional circumstances) after 10 numbers have been called or after the single line is checked, whichever is first.
  3. Stopping The Game
    1. The point at which the next number is deemed to have been called will be the moment the Caller has commenced to call that number or to give a description of that number in any degree including words descriptive of its colour or position. Once a number has been started, it will be completed and that number will become the last number called. The winning card must contain the last number called as part of the advertised/announced winning sequence. Once a prize has been correctly validated another number is required to be called before an additional winning sequence can be accepted.
    2. No further Claim for a prize (a “Claim”) will be accepted for a line, or two lines (or other combination) once the next number has been called. No further Claims will be accepted for a full house after the reset button has been activated and the Random Number Generator set for the next game.
    3. It is the responsibility of each player to stop the Caller before the next number is started. A player is responsible for ensuring the caller stops the game on their winning number by giving a loud clear verbal shout or by using any alerting device as agreed by the club, e.g. claim button, a whistle, a bell, etc. Failure to stop the caller on the winning number will render the claim invalid. Gala Leisure does not take responsibility for the malfunction of the claim button.
    4. Where games are called by auto-caller, the next number is deemed as having been started at the point that the number is generated. Generated means the next number is displayed, even though it may not have been called.
    5. Prize money will only be paid to the person playing and stopping the game.
  4. Claiming The Prize
    1. When a Claim is made, the Customer must produce his book or card for verification. We also reserve the right to require production of a valid identification. If a Customer fails to do so within a reasonable period of time (which shall be deemed to be five minute, unless special circumstances otherwise dictate), the right to any prize for that Claim will be forfeit. In accordance with the General Club Terms and Conditions, additional documentation may be required prior to the actual payment of any winnings.
    2. If books are being used then these must be intact upon checking a Claim unless the books in play contain a serial number on every ticket. Where books are sold as part of an “all-in” package these books may not be torn into any other combination without authorisation from the Company or their representative.
    3. The Caller will determine the Claim, announce his decision and display the appropriate details of the winning ticket. If he rejects the Claim, he will endeavour to obtain the Customer’s agreement to that decision. The reason for the Claim’s rejection will be announced. Any dispute will be subject to the procedure set out in the General Club Terms and Conditions.
    4. In the case of a special game for a prize (not cash) provided by the Company, the Caller will announce before the game the procedure to be adopted in the event of more than one winner sharing the prize.
    5. In the event of multiple winners on a cash game the prize money shall be shared equally. However where books are sold at more than one price level, prizes will be determined by dividing the prize money at each stake level by the total number of winners on that game.
    6. In the event of a mechanical malfunction however caused, or any other circumstance which results in a duplicate or incorrect game tickets being issued (either paper or electronic) resulting in multiple or duplicate claims, all entitled claimants will equally share the declared prize.
    7. Employees of the Company are not permitted to play at the Club where they are permanently employed. Immediate family members of the management team are not allowed to take part in any form of gaming at the premises at which that management team are working. This prohibition also extends to the immediate family members of staff when performing the roll of Duty Manager. In addition, the immediate family members of the Caller or host of any particular in-house games (main stage and interval games) are not entitled to participate in that game. Further details are given in the Colleague Gaming Policy.
    8. The Management reserve the right to withdraw guarantees in the event of attendances being reduced by adverse weather conditions or the effects of industrial disputes.
    9. Clubs offering jackpot side-bet promotions may initially fund these with Added Prize Money, however customers should note that this Added Prize Money will initially be redeemed and replaced by customer retained stake as they are built up to a level that matches the initial guaranteed prize.

LINKED BINGO

Specific Rules of Play

These are the rules unique to Linked Bingo. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. The company’s staff will use their reasonable endeavours to amplify calls from the Game Controller at the club from where the link game (the “link”) is transmitted, such that all customers at participating clubs can properly hear the numbers being calling. In the event of a claim being made in any club, the game will be stopped and the claim will be verified. The decision thereon will be made known to all customers before the next number is called.
  2. The following information will be displayed/announced at each Club:
    1. Opening and closing serial numbers of all tickets sold in that particular Club.
    2. The total number of tickets sold and spoiled in that particular Club.
    3. Number of boards in play
    4. The total prize fund
    5. Details of allocation of prizes
    6. Information to allow players to identify the ticket in play, e.g. book, colour page
    7. All previously called numbers.
    8. Last number called
  3. The numbers called will be repeated on the indicator board in each Club.
  4. The checking of claimants’ cards will be relayed live to all participating Clubs. The detailed procedure for checking will be as stated in the General Rules of Play except that the Caller will obtain clearance from each Club that there are no further Claims before proceeding with the game.
  5. Subject always to the General Club Terms and Conditions (and particularly the Liability section therein), in the event of any technical breakdown in the Link, all numbers called shall stand. The Clubs which can continue to receive the Link shall do so. The Club or Clubs from which the Link has been severed will continue to play the game as a Club game and pro rata allocation of prize money will be made to that part of the game not completed or not started. Those parts of the game completed will stand.

PARTY XTRA, PRIZE BINGO AND LINKED PARTY XTRA

Specific Rules of Play

These are the rules unique to Party Xtra, Prize Bingo and Linked Party Xtra. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. THE WINNING COMBINATIONS ARE:
    • the four corner numbers;
    • one line across down or diagonally across the board;
    • the four centre squares; or
    • a full house, (all numbers). Other winning combinations will be advised prior to play by the Caller. In Party Xtra and Linked Party Xtra games where the stake exceeds £1, the winner of the game will need to have a full house, in addition to any other winning combinations.
  2. In certain games, the top left number is deemed free and should be covered at all times.
  3. From time to time ‘pattern’ games with varying free squares may be offered which may not include the top left number. Customers will be advised of this by the caller.
  4. It is the responsibility of each player to stop the caller before the next number is called as outlined in paragraph 3.3 of the General Rules of Play.
  5. Gala Leisure does not take responsibility for the malfunction of the claim button. Subject to any announcement made to the contrary in your Club, a claim button will only respond if the player is in credit and has a winning combination when claiming.
  6. The last number called must be on the claimant’s card and form part of the winning sequence. Where games are called by auto-caller the claim must be before the next number is generated (generated means the next number selected and not necessary being called).
  7. The activation of the visual indicator light at the Customer’s position or other proof of payment is a prerequisite of any winning Claim. This rule applies to all individual boards that the customer chooses to play.
  8. In all games, it is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that the numbered payment slot and the board number correspond.
  9. A number covered by a free square does not exclude it being called. Once called, it will stand as part of the total numbers called (aggregate) for jackpot purposes.
  10. In certain Party Xtra games, if the line and full house win occurs on the same number called, then the winner will receive both the line and full house prize.

ELECTRONIC BINGO TERMINALS

Specific Rules of Play

These are the rules unique to Electronic Bingo Terminals (“EBTs”). They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. Subject always to the general club terms and conditions (and particularly the liability section therein), in the event of any system failure, our liability is limited to return of stake only. The company will not enter into discussion in respect of any potential win that may or may not have occurred where a game could not be completed.
  2. On most sessions, customers may play up to a maximum of 102 tickets at any one time or 108 tickets where 12TV books are sold. On £1.00 & £2.00 sessions, the maximum is 120 or 132 where 12TV books are sold. On Free For All sessions, the maximum is 126 as no 12TV books are sold. The maximum limit reflects the total tickets playable irrespective of whether the Customer uses traditional methods of play, electronic methods of play or a combination of both.
  3. Subject to the limits above, Customers are permitted to play an EBT simultaneously with a traditional method of play. However, irrespective of the number of tickets played, Customers may not use more than one EBT at a time in the course of their normal individual play.
  4. Customers who purchases tickets in separate batches accept that 6 tickets may not contain all numbers 1 to 90. However, each ticket still has a fair and equal chance of winning.
  5. Should the Company deem it necessary to charge customers for use of an EBT, and a paper alternative is not available, this charge will be clearly displayed on the Charges to Play sheet at the point of hire. If a paper alternative is available a notice detailing the cost and conditions of hire will be displayed at the point of hire.
  6. Customers may be required to make a deposit in order to use an EBT which is refundable upon the return of the EBT provided it is returned in the same condition as when issued.
  7. The Company reserves the right to refuse a customer the use of an EBT and is not bound to give any reason for such a decision.
  8. EBTs can only be used in licensed gaming areas. If in doubt of what constitutes a licensed gaming area, please consult the Duty Manager.
  9. Customers are responsible for their EBTs. Should an EBT be left unattended with un-played tickets or given to another customer, any win will be void and the prize money forfeited.
  10. In the event of a player’s EBT failing and a game not being able to continue, that game will be declared null and void in respect of the player whose EBT has failed and all remaining stakes will be returned.
  11. The ‘saving’ value that we advertise when purchasing from our Wizard/Touch Pad terminals and that may also be displayed on our Point of Sale at Book Sales is always the money saved versus the equivalent number of tickets cost on Paper.

BONUS BUTTON GAMES

Specific Rules of Play

These are the rules unique to Bonus Button Games. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. The Bonus Button enables the customer to participate in an optional game played alongside other interval games.
  2. To participate in these games Customers must already be in play for the nominated interval game. Customers should then press the Bonus Button which will deduct the advertised Bonus Button game stake from each board that is in play.
  3. Where there is insufficient credit to allow all boards per playing position to be entered into the Bonus Button game, this feature will not activate.
  4. It is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that they are participating in the Bonus Button game, by ensuring that the Bonus Button indicator light is illuminated.
  5. The criteria for winning the Bonus Button game will be on display in the Club and announced prior to the commencement of the game.
  6. The prize for the In-house Bonus Button game will be the Jackpot as announced. In the event of multiple winners the Jackpot prize amount will be shared equally.
  7. The prize for the Link Bonus Button game will be either the prize money generated from ticket sales or double that amount if the winner is playing the Bonus Button. Where there are multiple winners, each winner will receive double their individual winnings, with the value of such winnings being dependant on whether the customer is playing the Bonus Button or not.
  8. The PartyXtra XL Bonus Button prize is a Progressive Jackpot, details of which will be announced prior to the commencement of the game. The Jackpot will be paid to any winner who calls House on any Red number. In the event of multiple winners the Jackpot prize amount will be shared equally.

The Pot of Gold

Specific Rules of Play related to the Pot of Gold Jackpot

These are the rules unique to the Pot of Gold. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and will form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. The Pot of Gold is an opportunity to win additional cash prizes on the final four pages of the Main Event.
  2. To win the Pot of Gold Jackpot, the last number called for the full house, must be the highlighted Pot of Gold number shown on the winning ticket.
  3. In order to participate in the Pot of Gold Jackpot the player must pay £1 prior to the commencement of the yellow page of the Main Event book.
  4. A second chance to win the Pot of Gold Jackpot can be purchased for a further £1.
  5. Proof of eligibility to participate in the Pot of Gold Jackpot will be provided in the form of a stamp on the front of the Main Event book.
  6. EBTs will display symbols indicating whether the player is participating in the Pot of Gold.
  7. A claim will only be deemed as valid if the Main Event book is complete with its cover attached and stamped as proof of purchase to participate in the Pot of Gold jackpot.
  8. The Jackpot will be clearly displayed and announced prior to the commencement of the game.
  9. In the event of the jackpot being won, the subsequent jackpot will revert to £250.
  10. In the event that two or more players claim on the Pot of Gold number, the prize money will be equally split.
  11. The Pot of Gold Jackpot can only be won on the First Full House claim and will not be valid in circumstances where the game continues for a further winner.

The Rise and Shine Jackpot

Specific Rules of Play related to the Rise and Shine Jackpot

These are the rules unique to the Rise and Shine jackpot. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and will form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. The Rise and Shine jackpot is an opportunity to win additional cash prizes on the two page 12:00pm link book.
  2. To win the Rise and Shine Jackpot, the last number called for the full house, must be the highlighted Rise and Shine number shown on the winning ticket.
  3. In order to participate in the Rise and Shine Jackpot the player must pay £1 prior to the commencement of the game..
  4. A second chance to win the Rise and Shine Jackpot can be purchased for a further £1.
  5. Proof of eligibility to participate in the Rise and Shine Jackpot will be provided in the form of a stamp on the front of the link book.
  6. EBTs will display symbols indicating whether the player is participating in the Rise and Shine.
  7. A claim will only be deemed as valid if the link book is complete with its cover attached and stamped as proof of purchase to participate in the Rise and Shine jackpot.
  8. The Jackpot will be clearly displayed and announced prior to the start of the game.
  9. In the event of the jackpot being won, the subsequent jackpot will revert to £2,000.
  10. In the event that two or more players claim on the Rise and Shine number, the prize money will be equally split.
  11. The Rise and Shine Jackpot can only be won on the First Full House claim and will not be valid in circumstances where the game continues for a further winner.
  12. The Jackpot can only be won if the club participates in the link game for the full duration of the game.
  13. In the event of a club failing to participate in the link game, for the full duration of the game, any jackpot claims from that club will be deemed invalid and all Rise and Shine purchases at that club for that game will be refunded.

TREASURE CHEST GAME

Specific Rules of Play

These are the rules unique to the Treasurer Chest Game. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. The Treasure Chest game is a £1 game played on Party Bingo at those times as announced by the Caller
  2. The Treasure Chest game is played for a Full House only
  3. The top, left-hand number will not be “Free” for a Treasure Chest game.
  4. The Treasure Chest prize will be £5,000 for each winner calling for a Full House in 44 numbers or less.
  5. Where the winning claim is made on the top left hand number, the Treasure Chest prize will be increased to £10,000 for each winner.
  6. It is the responsibility of each Customer to stop the Caller before the next number is called. The claim button can be used to alert the Caller, but verification of the claim will still need to be completed by the Customer if prompted by the Caller. Subject to any announcement made to the contrary in your Club, a claim button will only respond if the Customer is in credit and has a winning combination when claiming.
  7. The last number called must be on the claimant’s card and form part of the winning sequence. Where games are called by auto-caller the claim must be before the next number is generated (generated means the next number selected and not necessary being called).
  8. The activation of the visual indicator light at the Customer’s position or other proof of payment is a prerequisite of any winning Claim. This rule applies to all individual boards that the customer chooses to play.
  9. In all games, it is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that the numbered payment slot and the board number correspond.

The Lucky Stars Jackpot

Specific Rules of Play related to the Lucky Stars Jackpot

These are the rules unique to the Lucky Stars. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and will form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions.

  1. The Lucky Stars is an opportunity to win additional cash prizes on the three pages of the First Chance in the evening.
  2. To win the Lucky Stars Jackpot, the last number called for the full house, must be the highlighted Lucky Stars number shown on the winning ticket.
  3. In order to participate in the Lucky Stars Jackpot the player must pay £1 prior to the commencement of the first page of the First Chance book.
  4. A second chance to win the Lucky Stars Jackpot can be purchased for a further £1.
  5. Proof of eligibility to participate in the Lucky Stars Jackpot will be provided in the form of a stamp on the front of the First Chance book.
  6. EBTs will display symbols indicating whether the player is participating in the Lucky Stars.
  7. A claim will only be deemed as valid if the First Chance book is complete with its cover attached and stamped as proof of purchase to participate in the Lucky Stars jackpot.
  8. The jackpot will be clearly displayed and announced prior to the commencement of the game.
  9. In the event of the jackpot being won, the subsequent jackpot will revert to £250.
  10. In the event that two or more players claim on the Lucky Stars number, the prize money will be equally split.
  11. The Lucky Stars Jackpot can only be won on the First Full House claim and will not be valid in circumstances where the game continues for a further winner.
  12. The Jackpot is linked on Page 1 and in house on pages 2 and 3.

Special Ticket Jackpot Pay-Outs

These are the rules unique to the Jackpots on the Special ticket. They are supplementary to the General Rules of Play and form part of the General Club Terms and Conditions

The jackpot games are In-House games.

In the event of a jackpot win, the winner will only be entitled to one jackpot prize, i.e. If the player calls in 39 numbers they will be entitled to the House prize for that game plus the £20,000 jackpot.

In the event of multiple winners on the jackpot feature, each winner will receive the advertised jackpot prize. The House prize will be split equally between all winners

Afternoon/Evening Last Chance Link / 6 O’Clock Super Link

No Free Last Chance tickets will be available on electronic bingo terminals. Customers playing electronic bingo terminals who wish to play for free will receive a maximum of six paper tickets.

The prize money will be as advertised.

Where there are multiple winners on Bonus links, each winner will receive a percentage of the prize for which they were playing, based on the number of winners. E.G., if are two winners they each receive 50% of whatever prize they would have won had they been the sole winner.

All Winners Games

Customers with multiple All-Winners tickets are permitted to give their tickets to other customers to play. In the event of a win the person stopping the game will be deemed to be the winner.

‘On The House’ books

On The House books will only be given to players who purchase paper or electronic Main Event books.

On The House books will not be issued on free for all or free/pay sessions. On The House books are not transferable.

Only one On The House book will be issued to a customer in a session.

Players claiming on an On The House book will receive 50% of the prize money for that game.

Where there is more than one claim, each winner will receive a percentage of the prize for which they claimed, based on the number of winners, e.g. if there are two winners, each will receive 50%.

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