Playing Bingo Online
When playing bingo online once you buy an electronic bingo card, the web based software will do the rest. You don't need to check off numbers as they come up or even shout 'House!' when you win. Unlike other gambling sites such as casino and poker your card will be unaffected by interruptions to your internet connection.
There will be games starting every few minutes so check the schedule for the big jackpots as not all games will have same prize pot or indeed the same card price. You can purchase more than one card at a time, in fact there may be a minimum (and maximum) number of cards you are allowed to play. The minimum number of cards can be known as the 'admission'. The system will mark off all your cards for you, no matter how many you buy. Cards start from just a few pence, games with higher jackpots could be significantly higher in price.
Some bingo sites will require players to download software to take part, while others will not have this requirement.
There will be buttons on the screen (different for each site) which will allow you to buy tickets, play, claim your winnings or deposit money. Familiarise yourself with these before games start. There will be games starting every few minutes; some sites will not let you play once a game is in progress. Make sure you check which jackpot you are playing for before you buy your ticket.
Certain bingo sites manage to have larger Jackpots as they are syndicated together and you are essentially playing for the same pot of cash.
Different bingo sites may have different emphasis (chat, higher jackpots, other gambling games), different introductory offers and may be intended for different audiences so it pays to have a look through a few to pick the right one. Look at factors such as recent winners, extras available such as free prize draws and the membership of the site.
Different sites have different security and privacy systems in place to protect your financial details and your personal privacy; the higher the level of encryption used to take and hold your details the better. Paying for services and products online is a whole lot more secure than it was back in the early days and is more secure than paying by your card in a store. If you have any doubt see individual websites for their security and privacy policies.
While the actual stakes used in bingo will vary from a couple of pence up to £1, you should always remember to have a limit to the amount of money you bet, depending on your finances. For Bingo chat rooms use the same rules you would use for any online chat room, use a nickname or handle and don't tell anyone anything you are not comfortable with.
Online bingo has retained something of the unique atmosphere and boisterous fun of a visit to a bingo hall with the addition of chat rooms where you can discuss the game, winnings and your luck. You can choose a unique nickname and comment on what is happening making friends and getting tips along the way.
If you are new to bingo and want to learn the 'bingo lingo' then this is the place to get a few tips on what all the terminology means and how you can maximise you chances of winning big!
Playing with the same people can add to the fun and make the whole experience one cannot get anywhere else! Most sites will have a real community feel that would be the envy of any bar or club.